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Second-graders, front from left, Karinna Soto, Reese Wilkinson, Addison Patapoff and Grant Davis, all 7, and their classmates at Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’Lakes spent part of their first day of school last week watching a video with basketball legend Michael Jordan talking about the many failures he experienced on the path to success.Photos by BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

School tells students and their parents it's okay to fail

LAND O'LAKES — Preparing to market his new magnet school to parents, Sanders Memorial Elementary principal Jason Petry highlighted four core principles. Students first ... Learners have voice and choice ... Positive relationships lead to positive outcomes ... Failing forward. That last one jumped out at district co …


  1. Pasco County real estate transactions for Sept. 4, 2015

    Real Estate


    34201 Kentucky Derby Pl., to Alice Harper & Kyle Thomas Harper by Jackie L. Robinson & Neyda Robinson, $519,500, 8/6/2015.

  2. Pasco Business digest for Sept. 4


    Business digest


    VOLUNTEER STARS AND SPONSORS NEEDED: The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteer stars and sponsors for its annual Dancing with Our Stars event on Oct. 17.

    GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING: Metropolitan Technical Career Institute, 14138 6th St., Dade City, had its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 13. The institute’s mission and objective is to educate students for professional careers in the health care industry, with an emphasis on high ethical standards, academic excellence and personal growth.
  3. Musical version of 'Young Frankenstein' opens Sept. 10 at Richey Suncoast Theatre


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Fans of Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles) will get a chance to see the musical version of what Brooks himself described as his best film, Young Frankenstein, at Richey Suncoast Theatre. It opens Sept. 10 and continues weekends through Sept. 27.

    Brittany Gonzalez as Inga, left, Patrick Moran as Igor, center, and Brian Moran as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein perform in Richey Suncoast Theatre’s production of Young Frankenstein.
  4. Classical Preparatory Academy may have to align schedule with school district's


    Classical Preparatory Academy, the charter school founded by powerful state Rep. Richard Corcoran's wife, Anne, has run afoul of the Pasco County School District with its plans to cancel three class days to hold parent-teacher conferences.

  5. Letters: Citizens win with Pasco charter's loss


    Citizens advisory group served well

  6. Pasco increases stormwater fee; larger fixes to come later

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Property owners will pay a higher assessment for drainage work around Pasco County, but the 21 percent increase is not going to offset the $61 million worth of stormwater projects the county plans to address in the coming year.

  7. Pasco class notes



    • Monday is Labor Day. No school

    • Sept. 25: Progress reports.


    • The Pasco County School District and Sheriff's Office will use social media this year to communicate coordinated messages when there is law enforcement activity — such as a …