Thursday, April 19, 2018
Education

Tampa school news

School fundraiser: St. Peter Claver Catholic School will hold its Friendraiser Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. The cost is $45 per person. Tom Leiweke, chief executive officer of Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (813) 224-0865.

Game night: Mother & Son Gladiator Game Night will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Mary Bryant Elementary School covered court, 13910 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. The event will feature activities such as races and obstacle courses. Register by Monday by visiting www. bryantpta.com or emailing [email protected]

School festival: The second annual Mana*Fest school festival hosted by the Lake Magdalene Elementary School PTA will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2002 Pine Lake Drive, Tampa. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Game, food and drink tickets will be available for purchase. The event will include prizes, bounce houses, a petting zoo and pony rides, music and entertainment.

Florida Blood Services also is offering a free ticket to the Renaissance Festival and a T-shirt to everyone who donates blood during the festival. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit fbsdonor.org and enter Lake Magdalene Elementary School Code #05141.

Spirit night: Mitchell Elementary School will hold a Spirit Night event from 4 to 8 p.m. March 27 at Chick-fil-A, 609 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Students will receive fliers in school to take to Chick-fil-A. A portion of the sales with the fliers will benefit Mitchell Elementary's fifth-grade events.

Ride for Education: The fourth annual Motorcycle Ride for Education with principal Owen Young will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Middleton High School. All bikes, clubs, district employees and community members are welcome. Registration will be from 8 to 10 a.m. The ride will begin at 10:30. The cost is $15 per motorcycle and includes a free ticket for a TV giveaway. For more information, call (813) 233-3360, ext. 301.

Contest winner: Allysa Hurlstone, a student at Stewart Middle School, won second place in the LEAD Fantasy of Flight essay contest. Students wrote essays about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who fought in WWII, in honor of Black History Month.

Vocal competition: Esther Schneider, a junior at Tampa Preparatory School, was chosen from Florida to compete in the National Society of Arts & Letters national opera scholarship competition for the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Voice, which are awarded to eight to 10 students each year for private study or special training.

FBLA: The Liberty Middle School Future Business Leaders of America chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year for Hillsborough County and also won 36 awards at a recent competition. The team will compete in the state conference in Orlando in April.

Gala fundraiser: Jesuit High School held its 10th annual Gaudiosa fundraising gala "An Evening in Montserrat" earlier this month with 600 attendees, raising more than $650,000. The money will be used to provide financial assistance to students.

Student awareness: Students at Carrollwood Day School recently participated in AT&T's "Txtng & Drivng … It Can Wait" public awareness campaign. Fifth-grade students have been researching the topic and used AT&T's wheel and pedal simulator to learn the dangers of texting and driving.

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Hillsborough targets bilingual teachers’ aides in latest school cuts

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Published: 04/19/18
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