Friday, June 22, 2018
Education

Pinellas school news Times staff

Annual science festival at USFSP

The St. Petersburg Science Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Poynter Park on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. There will be more than 30 interactive exhibits from fun chemistry experiments and fighting robots to rocket launches and research vessel tours. Food will be available on campus. The event is free.

Career fair at PTEC

The Pinellas Technical Education Centers, known as PTEC, will hold a career fair from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday for its graduates and current students. The event will take place in Building 2 of the school's Clearwater campus, 6100 154th Ave. N. Bring resumes and wear business attire. Employers from the fields of nursing, automotive, culinary, computers, marine, Web design, machining and accounting will be represented at the fair. myptec.org.

College app stress

It's college application time, and the pressures on high school students are real: from their parents, their counselors and themselves. tb-two* offers advice to survive this season of stress. tb-two* is available free at high schools and select retail locations. Go to tb-two.com for a list.

Lunch menus

Monday: Popcorn chicken and biscuit, max sticks with marinara, chef salad, sweet potato fries, romaine or tossed salad.

Tuesday: BBQ chix max snax, Tortellini Alfredo, chicken Caesar salad, peas, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Chicken egg rolls, macaroni and cheese, yogurt parfait, broccoli, salad.

Thursday: Cherry blossom chicken with rice, corn dog nuggets, farmer's salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Ranchero pizza, pizza, cheesy fish filet sandwich, veggie double dipper salad, green beans, romaine or mixed salad.

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Hernando school officials set to discuss replacement, sever ties after firing Superintendent Lori Romano

Hernando school officials set to discuss replacement, sever ties after firing Superintendent Lori Romano

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Published: 06/20/18
Hernando students score slightly better on state tests

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Published: 06/20/18
Budget analysis projects deficit, deepened by security costs, for Pasco schools in coming year

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Published: 06/20/18
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Published: 06/20/18
Carlton: From Sun Dome to Beer Stadium: Don’t let suds scare you

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Published: 06/20/18

Hillsborough school district will pursue two kinds of local taxes

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Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/20/18
STEM camp beats the summer doldrums for some Pasco students

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Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/21/18
Ethan Hooper steps up with a salute to teachers

Ethan Hooper steps up with a salute to teachers

Editor’s note: Ethan Hooper wrote today’s column to give Ernest Hooper Father’s Day off.In May, I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in elementary education, and I recently secured a job as a first-grade teacher with Orang...
Published: 06/18/18
AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events - and critics are furious

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Published: 06/16/18
School board races attract new faces

School board races attract new faces

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Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/17/18