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Pinellas school news: Time running out for FAFSA help, busy week at USFSP, and more

Students in Judithanne McLauchlan’s Road to the White House course will share their experiences.

Students in Judithanne McLauchlan’s Road to the White House course will share their experiences.

One final event to help students with college financial aid

The last of three events aimed at helping parents and students complete their federal college financial aid forms will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg College EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N, Clearwater. Participants will receive help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA, which is required for students who need financial aid for college. The event is open to Pinellas County high school seniors and current college students. Students should bring their federal student aid PIN or FSA ID (To obtain a PIN, visit ); their W-2 and federal income tax forms; their driver's license or state ID; and their Social Security number, alien registration number, and dates of birth for spouses and/or parents. Visit for a full checklist of documents to bring. For more information, call Gwen Reed at (727) 341-7924 or Shirell Essix at (727) 302-6802.

Busy week at USFSP: Politics, climate change, and Shakespeare

A number of free events will be held over the next several days at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Students who participated in a 10-day internship working in the New Hampshire primary campaigns will tell their stories from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Poynter Corner. They are part of The Road to the White House, a six-credit course taught by Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of political science at USFSP. Also Monday, Florida Atlantic University professor Keren Prize Bolter will deliver a lecture on the impact of global warming, climate change and sea level rise on Pinellas County from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Later in the week, the St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream at the USFSP Williams and Snell House Courtyard. Performances are from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event is hosted by the USFSP Shakespeare Society and the USFSP Program of Verbal & Visual Arts.

Individual honors

Dixie Hollins High School students received a Gold Medalist rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for last year's edition of Rhythm magazine. The association rates publications on their verbal and visual presentation and is a program of Columbia University. … Donna McBurney, a volunteer at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Tarpon Springs, has been named Florida's 2014-15 Region 4 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in the senior category. Pinellas is one of 16 school districts in the region. … MaryLynn Hagedorn, a social worker at Skycrest Elementary School in Clearwater, was named the Student Services Employee of the Year at last week's regular School Board meeting. In addition to her regular duties, she is a member of the Healthy School Team, a mentor for students in the Girlfriends of Pinellas program and a mentor for social work interns. She joined the district in 1995.

Elementary school lunch menus

Students choose from a variety of fruits, juices and milk.

Monday: Hamburger/cheeseburger, Max Snax quesadilla, chef salad, turkey or cheese hoagie, seasoned curly fries, salsa cup, veggie dippers.

Tuesday: Gilardi cheese bread sticks, corn dog, farmer's salad or chicken Caesar wrap, marinara cup, baked beans, romaine side salad.

Wednesday: Popcorn chicken, macaroni and cheese, fruit and yogurt plate, ham and cheese croissant, steamed broccoli, sliced cucumbers.

Thursday: BBQ pork bowl with roll, grilled cheese sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, Italian sub, tomato soup, side salad.

Friday: Pizza, Ocean Treasure nuggets, chicken popper salad, school favorite sandwich, corn, veggie dippers.

Pinellas school news: Time running out for FAFSA help, busy week at USFSP, and more 02/18/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:10am]
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