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That safe feeling at Osceola High; other education tidbits

At Osceola High, 85.5% of parents say kids feel safe

Given the unfolding story at John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, the results of a recent parent survey at Osceola Fundamental High seem timely.

According to principal Carol Moore, 85.5 percent of parents who responded either agreed or strongly agreed that their kids feel safe at Osceola. (A total of 339 people responded to four questions. The other questions were about the amount of homework, new vending machines and the seven-period schedule.)

On the safety question, 10 percent of respondents were neutral and 4.4 percent either disagreed or strongly disagreed, Moore said in an e-mail.

Another candidate files for Pinellas School Board

The latest candidate to file for the Pinellas School Board is Fonda Huff, mother of former Rays slugger Aubrey Huff.

Huff, 54, of Largo, has been a teacher for 17 years (11 in Florida) and now works as a math/science coach, rotating among Northeast, Osceola, Seminole and St. Petersburg high schools. She's running for the at-large District 2 seat being vacated by Nina Hayden. Terry Krassner and Jessica Summers have also announced for that seat.

Nine area seniors vie for Presidential Scholar

Nine seniors from Tampa Bay area high schools have been named Presidential Scholar candidates this year, including five from public schools in Pinellas.

Each year, about 3,000 seniors in the United States are named candidates for the prestigious award, based on academic and artistic achievements. Eventually, the list will be whittled to about 140. This year's candidates include 75 students from Florida.

The Pinellas public school candidates are Wendy Yin and Alexander Jablonski, in the IB program at St. Petersburg High; Robert Ulseth and Adam Kraus, in the IB program at Palm Harbor University High; and Blaine Krauss, in the PCCA program at Gibbs High.

PTEC to showcase possibilities Tuesday

Pinellas Technical Education Centers is having a career fair at its St. Petersburg campus Tuesday for high school juniors and seniors who have passed the FCAT. Students will be able to visit with teachers, students, counselors and employers, learn about financial aid and discuss programs. PTEC offers about 60 full-time and apprenticeship career technical programs as well as continuing education courses.

The career fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campus at 901 34th St. S. Student attendance at the fair will be counted as a regular school day. Parents are welcome.

For information, call PTEC-St. Petersburg at (727) 893-2500.

Times Staff

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