Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The application period is from April 16-May 3.
Are you interested in your child attending a magnet program, career and tech program or a school not assigned to your child? The Hillsborough Choice Options application period for the 2013-2014 school year opens April 16 and runs through May 3, 2013, according to an announcement issued by the district. Under Hillsborough Choice Options students can apply for a magnet school, a career and technical Education program, or another public school with available space within Hillsborough County. Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application, according to the statement. School choice and magnet programs are available for students …
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, March 28, 2013
The day's festivities begin at 10 a.m. at the school, 5000 N. Central Avenue in Seminole Heights.
Thursday, March 28
In honor of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, a celebration is being held at Hillsborough High, 5000 N. Central Avenue. The free celebration, open by special invitation, is sponsored by the school's environmental club and alumni association, according to an event posting. During the event that kicks off at 10 a.m., a master gardener will hold a Q&A session, there will be interactive stations and refreshments, and butterflies and ladybugs will be released. Janice Vogt, an LPN at Hillsborough High who is coordinating the event, said it's important to teach students about the value of keeping the planet intact. "Our students are the future," she said. "It is our responsibility to teach students what they need to know to save the planet, not only…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A bill under consideration in the Florida House would enable school principals to arm select teachers.
Imagine sending your children to school knowing they're protected from bad guys not by an armed deputy or security officer, but a fifth-grade English teacher with a Glock. That’s what the future may hold for school security if Florida Rep. Greg Steube, R-Bradenton, gets his way. Steube has drafted a bill that would give Florida principals the power to choose teachers who would have the right to carry weapons on campus, according to The Tampa Tribune. These teachers would have to obtain a concealed weapons permit and undergo training. Principals, by the way, would also be able to determine just how many teachers are allowed to carry, making the number vary from school to school. "It would be a good deterrent," The Tribune quoted Steube as …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Grammy Foundation is taking nominations for its first-ever music educator award and there’s $10,000 on the line for the winner.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The national holiday doesn’t mean a day off for Hillsborough County public school students.
While kids in nearby Pasco County will get to enjoy a long weekend, Seminole Heights area students are expected to hit the books Monday, Feb. 18. Presidents Day is not a day off in Hillsborough, according to the school district’s calendar. Hillsborough students, however, do get a day off their neighbors in Pasco can’t boast. For those in the west part of the county, the recent Florida State Fair Day, observed Feb. 8, provided a long weekend. Children enrolled in public schools on the east side of the county get March 4 off for Strawberry Festival Day. Youngsters in Hillsborough also have spring break to look forward to. It runs March 11-15 this year. Presidents Day is observed annually on the third Monday of February. It was originally …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hillsborough County students get free admission to the Florida State Fair on Feb. 8.
Thursday, February 7
Seminole Heights students can hit the midway instead of the books Friday. Hillsborough County chools will be closed for Florida State Fair day on Feb. 8, with free admission tickets provided for students. The gates open at 9 a.m. at the state fairgrounds, and there are more than 100 free things to see and do. (A list of suggestions from the folks at the fair is attached to this story.) Everyone can take advantage of Pepsi armband day on Friday, as well. Armbands for unlimited rides are regularly $30, but you can get $5 off by bringing an empty Diet Mountain Dew can to the gate. Check out Friday's complete line up of activities and entertainment on the Florida State Fair website. The fairgrounds are located at 4800 US Hwy. 301 North in …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The hunt is on for professionals to fill several hundred open positions in time for the 2013-14 school year.
As nearby counties enact hiring freezes, Hillsborough County Schools are putting out "help wanted" signs. Superintendent MaryEllen Elia told Hillsborough School Board members Tuesday the district has activated its online registration for potential hires. “Hiring good teachers is a year round job,” Elia said. “We’re working very hard to have information available on our website so they (candidates) know what the process is.” The Hillsborough district plays host to a new teacher week annually and tries to have most of its new hires in place by then, she said. It also plays host to an annual job fair in June where multiple applicants can interview for open positions. According to the district's website, there are 150 instructional positions …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The event is on Jan. 31.
Saturday, January 26
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.