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Friday, October 17, 2014

Pasco School Board to Hold Executive Session

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (October 17, 2014) – The District School Board of Pasco County has scheduled a closed executive session to discuss collective bargaining at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21.

The executive session will take place in Training Room D, Building 3, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes.  The previously scheduled workshop on School Board policy revisions will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the same room.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Run Hard with Sunray Elementary on October 25th

Who:  Sunray Elementary School students, staff and Principal Lee-Anne Yerkey

What: Run Hard 5K

Where:  Anclote High School track, 1540 Sweetbriar Dr., in Holiday

When:  8 a.m. Saturday, October 25

Why:  Sunray is the first Florida chapter of Run Hard, an 8-week program designed primarily for young boys, to build physical endurance and character.  The first 8 weeks will be completed on October 23, so October 25 was chosen for the culminating 5K.

How:   Run Hard is an organization based in Lexington, South Carolina, that develops after-school running programs for boys. Sunray’s Run Hard program started in September of this year with 15 boys and intends to have a spring season, since the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The runners meet twice a week from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  The 5K is open to the community, with each participant earning a t-shirt and finisher's medal.  A promotional video for the 5K is attached.  For more information, contact Nicolle Wall at (727)365-6327.


Linda Cobbe or Spencer Pylant
Communications & Government Relations
(813)794-2717, (813)361-8349 or (813)794-2259, (813)388-0020

JLINE Dance Crew Brings Self-Esteem Message to Schrader Elementary

Who:  Schrader Elementary School students, staff and Principal Tammy Berryhill

What:  JLINE Dance Crew

When:  2 p.m. Monday, October 27

Where:  Schrader Elementary School, 11041 Little Rd., in New Port Richey

Why:  Schrader Elementary and Bayonet Point Middle have teamed up to bring the JLINE Dance Crew from New York City to visit Schrader students.

How:  The JLINE Dance Crew will be giving a 45 minute presentation to students with powerful messages including anti-bullying, tolerance, respect and responsibility. For more information contact Tammy Berryhill at (727)774-5900.  JLINE is a singer and dancer who uses his natural talents to inspire and motivate young people to change their lives and begin to believe in themselves.  He was bullied in middle and high school, and according to his website, “JLINE made it through those challenging years by confiding in family members, who supported and encouraged him, and becoming active in after school activities, eventually becoming a black belt in tae kwon do and landing the lead roles in the school plays. Cultivating his talents built up his self-esteem and made him realize that he wasn’t alone and had something to contribute to the world.”


Linda Cobbe or Spencer Pylant
Communications & Government Relations
(813)794-2717, (813)361-8349 or (813)794-2259, (813)388-0020

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Horace Mann Insurance to Donate Bikes to 15 Schools

IMPORTANT - The schedule for delivery has been adjusted since this information was originally posted!  The new times are listed below.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (October 8, 2014) – On Tuesday, October 14, Horace Mann Insurance Agency Owner Gary Cucchi and his team are delivering two bikes to each of 15 Pasco County Schools Title I schools to be used as reading incentives.

The district’s Title I office has partnered with Horace Mann Insurance this year to help students improve their reading skills. One boy and one girl from each of these schools will be selected to receive a new bicycle.  Mr. Cucchi will donate two bikes to each school to present as reading incentives in the second semester, as well.

The team will be delivering the bikes to the schools as follows:

1.       Mary Giella Elementary 8:20 am  
2.       Moon Lake Elementary 8:40 am  
3.       Northwest Elementary 9:00 am  
4.       Hudson Elementary 9:20 am  
5.       Gulf Highlands Elementary 9:40 am  
6.       Bayonet Point Middle 10:00 am  
7.       Schraeder Elementary 10:20 am  
8.       Fox Hollow Elementary 10:40 am 
9.       Chasco Elementary 11:00 am 
10.   Calusa Elementary 11:20 am 
11.   Cotee River Elementary 11:40 am 
12.   Gulf Middle School 12:00pm 
13.   Anclote Elementary 12:20 pm  
14.   Gulfside Elementary 12:40 pm 
15.   Chester Taylor Elementary 2:00 pm 


Linda Cobbe or Spencer Pylant
Communications & Government Relations
(813)794-2717, (813)361-8349 or (813)794-2259, (813)388-0020

Pictures of Horace Mann Bike Deliveries:





Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Wildcat Advanced Scholars Program Showcase October 7, 2014

Who:  Wesley Chapel High School students, staff and Principal Carin Nettles

What:  Showcase of the Wildcat Advanced Scholars Program

Where:  Wesley Chapel High School, Room 328, 30651 Wells Rd., in Wesley Chapel

When:  6 p.m. Tuesday, October 7

Why:  The use of technology is increasing active engagement among these students and this event will give them an opportunity to share their projects with attendees.

How:  Wesley Chapel High will be displaying the exciting variety of projects and activities that their students have been able to accomplish through the Wildcat Advanced Scholars Program. The Wildcat Advanced Scholars Program is a rigorous schedule of Advanced Placement, honors and industry certification courses, which are infused with digital instruction. Every student uses an iPad in lieu of textbooks in their core classes, and blended learning in the others. For more information, contact Danielle Johnson at (813)794-8871.


Linda Cobbe or Spencer Pylant
Communications & Government Relations
(813)794-2717, (813)361-8349 or (813)794-2259, (813)388-0020

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