Friday, April 20, 2018
Education

Pasco school newsmakers

Newsmakers

The following Hudson High School students were recognized for earning college credits for passing Advance Placement tests taken at the end of the 2011-12 school year: Joselyn Gable, Kyle Orr, Nathaniel Costa, Tyler Wilton, Patrick Claps, Spencer Van-Ommeren, William Watson, Trenton Hura, Lilianne Macias, Courtney McCrady, Sherena Oligner, Brianna Ensminger, Sarah Staley, Penny Hardy, Yeidy Aguilar, Kayla Rivera, Nicola DaSilva, Ryan Definis, Faith Pope, Allyssa Straquadine, Anna Swartz, Julio Ojeda-Barbosa, Kody Mallery-Childers, Brittany Miller and Robert McCarty.

Students of the Month

• Gulfside Elementary: Savannah Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, Nyiah Hill, Gloria Srisko, Karley Haggerty, Erika Algarin, Rinora Hyseni, Tayla Shortridge, Caitlyn Wells, Brooklyn Flett, Maria Zervas, Briana Winthrop, Jonah Valley, Morgan Pindar, Destiny Jaeploe, Rosangelica Sanchez, Jonathan Wass, Makhiya Stewart, Muriah Nelson, Zoe Hernandez, Zachary Hayes, Jeriel Rodriguez, Caden Kasper, Logan Bertram, Fiona Folsom, Elissa Awad, Chandi Wilmoth, Averie Hamby, Lauren Wolf, Aidan Britt, Dillion Irvin, Aiden McWhorter, Makhiya Stewart and Emily Fousek and Abigail Cooper.

Hudson Middle: Cherry Ann Tahud, Walter Rubenzer, Andrew Meyers, Melissa Garfield, Kamryn Stirsman, Alexis Grzyb, Daniel Moore, Hope Garrett, Christopher Paraski, Leann Lengyel, Madelena Triglia, Tyler Derner and Lacie Martin.

• Moore Mickens Education Center: Kristi Morris, Maria Velasquez and Donald Pitts. Oswaldo Rodriguez-Romero was chosen as Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month.

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Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

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Updated: 5 hours ago
Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Eakins: New ‘achievement zone’ would lift struggling schools

Eakins: New ‘achievement zone’ would lift struggling schools

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins is preparing to reorganize his cabinet — for the third time since 2015 — in an effort to coordinate programs at the district’s highest-needs schools.In an interview this week, Eakins descr...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Today: Area high school students to join national walkout in memory of Columbine

Today: Area high school students to join national walkout in memory of Columbine

High school students from both sides of Tampa Bay will commemorate the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings on Friday, although in very different ways. In St. Petersburg, students from several schools will gather at noon at City Hall f...
Published: 04/20/18
Hillsborough targets bilingual teachers’ aides in latest school cuts

Hillsborough targets bilingual teachers’ aides in latest school cuts

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District, with a large and growing population of children from foreign cultures, is reducing the ranks of teachers’ aides who help them master the English language.Next year’s workforce will have about 164 fewer...
Published: 04/19/18
Pinellas to enlist Sandy Hook group in its quest for safer schools

Pinellas to enlist Sandy Hook group in its quest for safer schools

LARGO — Starting soon, Pinellas County public schools could be using a nationwide violence prevention program founded by families of those killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in December 2012.The nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise, with ...
Published: 04/19/18

Hillsborough targets bilingual teachers’ aides in latest school cuts

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District, with a large and growing population of children from foreign cultures, is reducing the ranks of teacher aides who help them master the English language.Next year’s workforce will have about 164 fewer p...
Published: 04/18/18
After Parkland, these students became activists. Will their movement last?

After Parkland, these students became activists. Will their movement last?

TAMPA — Sam Sharf’s parents thought he had the best position on the Plant High School football team. As back-up quarterback, he could impress the girls but rarely played enough to get hurt.Now a junior, Sharf is off the team so he can focus his energ...
Published: 04/18/18

Gannon University’s Ruskin growth includes $21 million addition

RUSKIN — Gannon University is experiencing some serious growing pains and as a result, SouthShore is going to see a big change in the landscape. When it opened its doors in 2015 as a satellite campus for its home school in Erie, Pa., Gannon occupied ...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18

Enrollment growth anticipated for Pasco County charter schools, with two more to open in the fall

Most of Pasco County’s more established charter schools expect to see their student population remain stable in 2018-19.Even so, enrollment in the county’s charter schools is expected to grow by about 1,100 children — or nearly 25 percent — in the fa...
Published: 04/17/18