Monday, June 26, 2017

Pasco Student-Athletes Compete in First Countywide Stand Up Paddle Competition

Who: Special Olympics student-athletes

What: Pasco County Stand Up Paddle Competition

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27

Where: Sims Park floating docks, 5547 Main St., in New Port Richey

Why: Stand up paddle is a new Special Olympics sport. Although this marks the second year of competition in Pasco County, it is the first county competition. The county competition will expose student-athletes to race conditions and will automatically qualify them for the Area 6 competition on July 22. Student-athletes who place in the area competition qualify for the state finals.

How: The first meet will begin at 10 a.m. Special Olympics student athletes will be divided into two divisions: Level 3 and Level 4. Level 3 participants will navigate a 1600-yard buoy course and Level 4 participants will navigate an 800-yard buoy course. There will be an awards ceremony following the competition. If you would like to register as a volunteer, visit https://specialolympicsflorida.org/pasco/news-events/county-stand-up-paddle-meet/ For m.ore information, contact Phyllis Crainat 813-857-3350.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pasco Student-Athletes Compete in First Countywide Stand Up Paddle Competition

Who: Special Olympics student-athletes

What: Pasco County Stand Up Paddle Competition

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27

Where: Green Key Beach, 4835 Green Key Rd., in New Port Richey

Why: Stand up paddle is a new Special Olympics sport. Although this marks the second year of competition in Pasco County, it is the first county competition. The county competition will expose student-athletes to race conditions and will automatically qualify them for the Area 6 competition on July 22. Student-athletes who place in the area competition qualify for the state finals.

How: The first meet will begin at 10 a.m. Special Olympics student athletes will be divided into two divisions: Level 3 and Level 4. Level 3 participants will navigate a 1600-yard buoy course and Level 4 participants will navigate an 800-yard buoy course. There will be an awards ceremony following the competition. If you would like to register as a volunteer, visit https://specialolympicsflorida.org/pasco/news-events/county-stand-up-paddle-meet/ For m.ore information, contact Phyllis Crain at 813-857-3350.
 

Special Olympics Swimmers Set to Inspire at County Meet

Who: Special Olympics Pasco athletes, volunteers, and their community partners

What: County Aquatics Meet

When: 5 p.m., Saturday, July 15

Where: New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. in New Port Richey

Why: After two months of training for this special event, Special Olympics Pasco student-athletes will put their talents on display. This event also will prepare them for the Area Games.

How: Special Olympics Pasco aquatics athletes will participate in a variety of swimming strokes and relays, ranging from 25- to 100-meter races. Competing athletes registered prior to the event and participated in training at a Special Olympics Pasco site. To become a volunteer, contact Valerie Lundin at 727-492-8413. The Area Games will be held Saturday, August 12 in Dunedin.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pasco County Schools Hosts 4th Annual Community Job Fair

Who:  Representatives from Pasco County Schools; the Pasco Sheriff’s Office; Pasco County government, including the clerk and comptroller, emergency services, property appraiser, supervisor of elections, and tax collector; and members of the Pasco County community

What:  4th Annual Pasco County Schools Community Job Fair

When:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 29

Where:  River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey

Why:  Pasco Schools is partnering with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office to host a job fair, which will give community members the opportunity to make connections and potentially begin a career in a variety of fields.

How:  Representatives from the listed Pasco County government agencies are seeking applicants for various positions, including bus drivers, clerical, information services, accounting, law enforcement, instructional and maintenance. Other positions may be available with each of the agencies. Those who have previously attended a district job fair will receive a reserved table before the invitation is extended to others. More than 900 community members attended last year’s job fair, and organizers hope to surpass that number this year. To register for the job fair, visit https://pascocommunityjobfair.eventbrite.com/. For more information, contact Lori Perreault at (813) 794-2845 or lperreau@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Friday, June 09, 2017

District to Begin 4-Day Summer Work Schedule

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (June 9, 2017) – Pasco County Schools will move to a Monday through Thursday summertime work schedule beginning on Monday, June 12, and ending on Friday, July 31.
           

Monday through Wednesday hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Thursday hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All offices and schools will operate on this schedule.
           

PLACE childcare program sites will remain open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To view PLACE locations go to http://placeprogram.com/locations/.

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