Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Tampa Police Department says that officers are at the school investigating.
Update 3:30 p.m. The Tampa Police Department says they got call at 2:20 p.m. from someone at Hillsborough High School and responded with "a concern there was an active shooter scenario." Within minutes, 2 officers responded to the school. In all, 53 police officers responded to the school and searched the school, floor by floor. During the search they found lit fireworks on campus. Police believe that the fireworks resulted in the noise that caused concern. Detectives are currently interviewing students in an attempt to determine who set off the fireworks. Tampa Police released the following timeline of their response: Earlier: The Tampa Police Department says that someone set off fireworks at Hillsborough High School. Police responded to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Other schools are also participating.
A financial aid information night is being held at Hillsborough High, among other schools in the area, to explain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), review how colleges put together financial aid packages and talk about federal aid. All meetings below start at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Call 813-273-7203 for more information.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The incident occurred this morning, police said.
Tampa police identified a 16-year-old student hit twice this morning on her way to Hillsborough High School and said she is in stable condition at a local hospital. Police say Andra Glover was crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Central Avenue in the crosswalk against the light near the school, 5000 N. Central Avenue, when she was hit by two drivers. Tiffany Werlinger, 30, of Seffner, and Ulysses Williams, 62, of Tampa, didn't see the girl in the crosswalk, police said. Werlinger was driving a Kia, and Williams was driving a Tahoe, police said. Andra was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where she's listed in stable condition, police said. It doesn't appear that the drivers were at fault, police said, but the investigation continues.
Tampa police are investigating.
A Hillsborough High student was hit by a car today at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Central Avenue, according to the Tampa Police Department. The unidentified victim, whose age is unknown, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. Roads are closed at MLK from I-275 to Florida Avenue in both directions, police said. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area. Check Patch for updates.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Aug. 31 games for Hillsborough, Chamberlain, Middleton and other Hillsborough County schools are being moved to Saturday, Sept. 1 because of security issues and the Republican National Convention.
The Friday night lights will have to move to Saturday for a weekend in August thanks to the Republican National Convention. All high school football games in Hillsborough County scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 will be pushed back a day when the RNC comes to Tampa, the school district announced. That means the following games will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1: The RNC will be in town from Aug. 27-30, and the district announced in June it would not hold any sporting events that week. "Concerns were raised about security for Friday night football games, because local law enforcement officers likely still would be on RNC-related assignments, and would not be available to serve as off-duty security," district spokesperson Linda …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Students from Hillsborough, Middleton and Blake high schools earned scholarships and graduated from the Urban Teachers Academy on Monday.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A future generation of teachers is in the making as the Hillsborough Education Foundation certified 29 students Monday night as part of their Urban Teaching Academy. The foundation raised a total of $236,000 for the four-year high school program geared toward aspiring teachers. Students who meet the requirements are eligible for a scholarship covering the cost of tuition and books to complete a four-year degree at a community college and university. The catch is that students have to sign a contract that obligates them to return to teach for three years at an urban school in Hillsborough County. "When these students come back and our principals interview them, they are going to be very skilled thanks to what the Urban Teaching Academy is …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Defensive lineman Jordan Sherit will be among 150 elite high school players taking part in Nike's "The Opening" 2012 camp next month in Oregon.
Hillsborough High football standout Jordan Sherit is among the country's top players who will "just do it" at a prestigious Nike camp next month. Sherit, a 6-foot-4, 238-pound defensive lineman, has been invited to take part in Nike's "The Opening" 2012 camp from July 5-8 at the company's headquarters in Beaverton, OR, Bright House Sports Network reports. Sherit, a rising senior, talked to ESPN.com reporters in March about the many big-time college programs that have him on their radar. He's already received 35 Division I offers, BHSN reports, and lists Stanford, Notre Dame and Florida are among his 10 favorites. Sherit has already visited Florida, Miami, USF, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt, according to BHSN, and has upcoming trips planned for…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The last Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market of the season took place on Mother's Day.
The last Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market of the season took place on Mother's Day. The market will resume in October. “To all of our market guests, this will be our last market for the season. We will return in October with more 'fresh, local, and lively' products for you. We just wanted to say thank you for your support and patronage over this past season,” market organizers said. Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market takes place on the second Sunday of each month - October through May - from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of Hillsborough High School, 500 N. Central Ave. Folks can find a vast variety of organic, hydroponic and conventional produce, plants, herbs, fresh flowers, gourmet take home foods and ready-to-eat foods.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Don't miss the last Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market of the season.
Looking for something fun to do on Mother's Day? Bring mom to the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market. It will be the last one until next fall. “To all of our market guests, this will be our last market for the season. We will return in October with more 'fresh, local, and lively' products for you. We just wanted to say thank you for your support and patronage over this past season,” market organizers said. A taste of what you will find this Sunday is local, organic, conventional and hydroponic produce, herbs, microgreens, lettuces and plants. And homemade take-home foods such as breads, pastries, biscotti, muffins, cupcakes, gluten-free goodies, pies, prepared entrees, perogies, and more. Ready-to-eat lunch bites include pulled pork …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Fundraising totals were announced as well as awards for the top individual and team fundraiser.
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Seminole Heights hosted a wrap-up party on Monday, May 7, at the Common Ground Christian Church. Fundraising totals were announced as well as awards for the top individual and team fundraiser. Relay for Life of Seminole Heights event chair Chad Daughtrey said that Alexis Spivak won the Top Individual Fundraiser Award and Common Ground Christian Church, captained by Sara Ives, won the Top Team Fundraiser Award. The 2012 Relay for Life of Seminole Heights raised $47,000 for cancer research, according to Daughtrey. Daughtrey said that this year’s goal was to raise $52,000. Relay for Life of Seminole Heights took place April 13-14, at Hillsborough High School. Thirty-two groups with a total of …