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Tampa school news, including SAT and ACT dates

ACT and SAT testing: Hillsborough County Public Schools has announced dates and locations of the ACT and SAT exams. Eligible students from any school in the county can register to take the exams at any of the listed locations, regardless of the school they attend.

The deadline to register for the Oct. 6 SAT testing day is Sept. 7. The deadline to register for the Oct. 27 ACT testing day is Sept. 21. Testing days are available through June. For a complete list of testing days and locations, visit

Students can register for the ACT exam online at or by calling (319) 337-1270. ACT registration is $50.50 or $35 without the writing exam. Students can register for the SAT exam online at or by calling toll-free 1-866-756-7346. SAT registration is $50. Late registration is an additional $22 for the ACT, and an additional $27 for the SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunch may qualify for fee waivers, and should contact their school guidance department for information.

Teacher awards: Bevis Elementary principal Tricia Simonsen was named 2012 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Florida PTA.

Hillsborough High teacher Yolanda Whitehead Driskell won the Best School Teacher award at the 2012 Steve Harvey Awards in Las Vegas earlier this month. She had previously been awarded Hillsborough County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in February.

Scholarships: BIC Corp. awarded 14 scholarships to the children of Tampa-based BIC graphic employees. The recipients are Whitney Abbott, University of Southern Indiana; Collin Bowman, Indiana University; Maxwell Brickel, University of Florida; John Donovan, Florida State University; Haley Edwards, University of Miami; Angela Filipovski, University of South Florida; Lukas Hibell, University of Florida; Andrea Lamelle, University of Central Florida; Shavaughn Nugent, University of South Florida; Cortlin Phillips, University of South Florida; Mitchell Phillips, University of Miami; Samuel Soto, Hillsborough Community College; Megan Woods, University of South Florida; and Alyssa Wozniak, University of Florida.

This year, the scholarships were awarded to 88 children of BIC employees based on academic achievement.

Art classes: The Tampa Museum of Art offers a drop-in art program for children, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays:

• Sept 1: Biomorphic Watercolors. Paint with watercolors using the "wet on wet" technique.

• Sept. 8: Abstract Figures. Sculpt an abstract figure with Model Magic modeling clay.

• Sept. 15: Future Furniture. Use pencils and watercolors to draw pictures of what furniture will look like in the future.

• Sept. 22: Blob Monsters. Draw a blob monster using markers and construction paper.

• Sept. 29: Surprise Supplies. Create a 2-D or 3-D piece of art using different supplies and techniques.

No registration is required for the art programs. The cost of museum admission is $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, $7.50 Florida educators, $7.50 military, $5 students, and free for children ages 6 and younger. Call (813) 274-8130.

Tampa school news, including SAT and ACT dates 08/25/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:31am]
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