Monday, May 20, 2013
The North Tampa Branch Library will present an archaeology program Monday at 6 p.m.
Kids are invited to learn about Florida’s past through archaeology and the clues left behind by ancient societies Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N. Boulevard, Tampa. Archaeologists from the Florida Public Archaeology Network at the University of South Florida will give a presentation for grades kindergarten to five, complete with real artifacts and replicas of tools that ancient Floridians would have used to survive. This program is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration, a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León to the land he named La Florida in 1513. For more details…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The University Area Community Development Corp. awarded the fraternity a $1,000 donation.
The University Area Community Development Corp. has donated $1,000 to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Men of Tomorrow program to cover the costs of its SAT preparation program for at-risk youth. This program, serving the university area community and beyond, also provides workshops for the participants, which include: goal setting, time management, career choices, financial aid, study skills, interviewing skills, college life, financial responsibility, managing money, community involvement, and social outings. "We've been providing Men of Tomorrow with meeting space and support for years," said Dan Jurman, UACDC executive director and CEO. "This year we wanted to focus additional resources specifically on helping these exemplary young men…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The local high school joined 113 other Florida campuses on the magazine’s 2013 list of 2,000 schools.
Seminole Heights area parents and students have reason to be proud. One of the area’s high schools made it on Newsweeks’ Top 2,000 list of the best high schools in the country. Schools selected for the honor are “those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads,” the magazine’s website says. Honorees are judged on such factors as graduation rate, college acceptance rate and test scores. Chamberlain came in at 1,172. The top school in the state is the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High. The No. 1 school in the nation, according to Newsweek, is in Bowling Green, Ky. Other area schools on the list include Alonso, Plant and Sickles. What do you think makes Plant stand out? Tell us by commenting …
In observance of National Teacher Day Tuesday, May 7, we're asking Patch readers to give a shout-out to their favorite teachers and post photos of their children doing something special for their teacher.
Long after our school days are over and we've moved on to careers and families, many of us still fondly recall a certain teacher in our life who made a big impact through his or her inspirational teaching, personable style or one-on-one attention. You can't underestimate the value of a good teacher. On Tuesday, May 7, the National Education Association will celebrate the 33rd annual National Teacher Day, a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make. In recognition of National Teacher Day, we're asking Seminole Heights Patch readers to recall that one teacher that made a significant impact on their life and tell us about him or her in the "comments" section below. The national educational nonprofit, …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The game started back in April, and was finally completed with dark clouds still threatening much of Tampa Bay.
Freedom High School, playing in their first girls softball postseason, made a 4-2 lead stand up after two days of rain delays against the defending state champion Chamberlain Cheifs in the Class 7A region semifinals. The game started on Tuesday and bad weather postposted the game until Wednesday night. Similar bad weather caused another stoppage on Wednesday night. The game finally came to end on Thursday, May 2. “We are definitely super excited,” Patriots coach Autum Hernandez told Tampabay.com. “Chamberlain’s a great team, they have a great tradition, they played us great all three days. We were just excited to be able to pull that off.” Freedom will play the Sarasota Lady Sailors on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Sarasota.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For the second day in a row, the game has been called due to the bad weather.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, the Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Wednesday afternoon at Chamberlain High School. The game was postponed due to bad weather on Tuesday night, April 30. After the skies opened up again, it's likely some fans were left wondering if this game will have to be played out two innings at a time for the entire week. That's right, the game was postponed again. When the call to stop play came on May 1, Freedom was leading 3-2 in the top of the 4th inning. The game will resume Thursday, May 2, but a time has not been set. Heavy rain is expected around Tampa Bay all week. Once the game is rescheduled, and hopfully finished, the winning team will face Sarasota High…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Chamberlain High School Chiefs were facing the Freedom High School Patriots when weather turned ugly on Tuesday night.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, The Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Tuesday night at Chamberlain High School. About 15 minutes into the game, a half hour lightning delay became an hour-long rain delay. By then, thunderous skies and heavy rain began to blanket the area, causing students, school officials and parents to run to their vehicles to keep dry. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. Two innings were played before the delay. By then, the score was 2-0, with the Patriots in the lead. Freedom's record is 19-3, and Chamberlain's is 21-7. This was the fourth time the teams have met this season. Chamberlain won two of the first three games. Heavy rain is …
Monday, April 29, 2013
One Florida County has given elementary school principals the green light to paddle misbehaving students. What do you think about this, Tampa Bay?
A trip to the principal’s office in Marion County elementary schools might mean more for misbehaving students than a call to parents and possible detention detail. Principals there have been given the green light to paddle unruly pupils. The county’s school board decided April 23 that it was high time this once banned practice was brought back into the educational system. Citing repeat disciplinary problems with students where nothing else worked to get kids on track, board member Carol Ely, a retired principal, put the idea on the table. While the measure passed, principals don’t have carte blanche to paddle kids. Principals must first obtain standing written permission from parents, and they must get verbal permission before each …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The ride will be on Saturday, April 13 at the school, 4801 N. 22nd Street in Tampa, and includes food, music, health screenings and a yard sale.
Wednesday, April 10
Middleton High School students, faculty, staff, athletic boosters, motorcycle riders and the surrounding community are invited to the school's fourth annual "Motorcycle Ride for Education." The event is on Saturday, April 13, and begins with registration at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Bikes take off at 10:30 a.m., and will travel throughout Tampa Bay. Registration is $15, and includes a giveaway for a 40-inch flat screen TV. The event also includes: free health screenings, a yard sale, food and merchandise vendors and music. More than 200 riders and guests went to last year’s event.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The new academic year begins Aug. 20 for Seminole Heights students.
Seminole Heights parents hoping to get a jump on planning activities around next year's Hillsborough County school calendar are in luck. The school district has released its list of important dates for the 2013-14 school year. As a bonus, it’s also released a tentative academic calendar dates for 2014-15. This school year (2012-13) ends Friday, June 7, 2013 with a release time that’s 2 ½ hours earlier than normal. Students only have one more day off before the year ends. That's Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day, according to the district's website. Here’s the calendar for 2013-14: For more information about the 2013-14 academic calendar or to get a sneak peek at the dates for 2014-15, visit the school district's website.