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Orange Grove, Belcher elementary schools mark 50 years in May

Orange Grove, Belcher mark 50 years in May

Two Pinellas schools will celebrate their 50th anniversary in May:

Orange Grove Elementary, Seminole: Several former principals will join the current faculty for a celebration this Wednesday. They include Winifred Halstead (1966-79), Richard Snyder (1979-87) and Charles Craig (1987-2003). Seminole Mayor Jimmy Johnson will kick off the festivities at 6 p.m. Among the highlights: a display of class photos dating back to 1960-61. For more information, call the school at (727) 547-7845.

Belcher Elementary, Clearwater: The school will celebrate with a two-day event that begins May 14 at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. A new building will be dedicated, and a Butterfly Garden will be dedicated in memory of one of Belcher's teachers. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15, the Bobcat Annual Picnic will feature old-fashioned games such as the three-legged race. For more information, call (727) 538-7437.

Graduation dates set

Here are the 2010 graduation dates, times and locations for Pinellas County High Schools:

Bayside: June 10, 8:30 a.m., Bayside High Gymnasium, Clearwater

Boca Ciega: June 9, 6:30 p.m., Progress Energy Field, St. Petersburg

Calvin Hunsinger: June 10, 11 a.m., Clearwater Main Library

Clearwater: June 10, 7:30 p.m., Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater

Countryside: June 10, 8 a.m., Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater

Dixie Hollins: June 10, 7:30 a.m., Progress Energy Field, St. Petersburg

Dunedin: June 10, 9 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

East Lake: June 11, 1 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, Tampa

Gibbs: June 10, 6:30 p.m., Progress Energy Field, St. Petersburg

Hamilton Disston: June 10, 10 a.m., Bethel Metropolitan Church, St. Petersburg

Lakewood: June 9, 7 p.m., Spartan Stadium at the school, St. Petersburg

Largo: June 10, 8 a.m., Packer Stadium at the school, Largo

Nina Harris: June 8, 6:30 p.m., Nina Harris School Cafeteria, Pinellas Park

Northeast: June 10, 8 a.m., John M. Sexton Stadium at the school, St. Petersburg

Osceola: June 8, 7:30 p.m., Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater

Palm Harbor University: June 11, 9 a.m., USF Sun Dome, Tampa

Paul B. Stephens: June 7, 7 p.m., Paul B. Stephens School, Clearwater

Pinellas Park: June 11, 8 a.m., Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater

Pinellas Technical Education Centers: July 22, 6 p.m., Countryside Christian Center, Clearwater

Seminole: June 9, 7:30 p.m., Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater

St. Petersburg: June 10, 8 p.m., Stewart Field at the school, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Collegiate: May 7, 7 p.m., the Palladium, St. Petersburg

Tarpon Springs: June 10, 7 p.m., Sponger Stadium at the school, Tarpon Springs

For information about a specific school's graduation, call the school office. For general information, call Elizabeth Stevenson at (727) 507-4493.

Orange Grove, Belcher elementary schools mark 50 years in May 05/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 7, 2010 10:50am]
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