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Author visit: Tampa Preparatory School will host a forum with author and film producer Garth Stein. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. March 11 in the school's Peifer Library, 727 W Cass St., Tampa. He also will speak to Tampa Prep students on March 12. Stein is author of How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

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Children's grant: The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center awarded a $5,000 grant to the Kidz Klub at United Methodist Church of Sun City Center to support the children's ministry's latest project. The children will plant gardens, release butterflies, compost with worms and visit Lowry Park Zoo.

School honors: Hillsborough County public magnet schools and programs will be recognized by Magnet Schools of America at the annual conference in May.

Lee, Lincoln, MacFarlane Park and Philip Shore elementary magnet schools; Boys Preparatory Academy Franklin, Progress Village, Williams and Young middle magnet schools; and Middleton and Tampa Bay Technical will be named Magnet Schools of Excellence.

Cahoon, Lomax and Muller elementary magnet schools; Dowdell, Girls Preparatory Academy Ferrell, Orange Grove, Sligh, Stewart and Walker middle magnet schools; Rampello Downtown Partnership K-8 School and Roland Park K-8 School; and Robinson High School will be named Magnet Schools of Distinction.

The awards recognize magnet schools and programs for their academic standards, curriculum innovation, diversity, specialized teaching staffs and parent and community involvement.

Learning fair: Sixth-graders at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS made projects about historical figures for the school's People Fair last month. The students researched the historical person of their choice, wrote essays, created electronic timelines of their lives and created displays. They dressed up as their subjects and wrote first-person monologues that they performed for their families and other students. The students studied historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson and Harry Houdini.

School notes 03/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 11:39am]
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