Thursday, February 21, 2019
Black History Month Poetry SLAM at Wiregrass Ranch
Who: Wiregrass Ranch High School students and staff
What: Poetry SLAM
When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Friday, February 22
Where: Wiregrass Ranch High School gymnasium
2909 Mansfield Boulevard, Wesley Chapel
Why: The Black History Club at Wiregrass 'The Ranch' is promoting cultural awareness through a host of planned activities to celebrate Black History Month.
How: One of the culminating events of Black History Month is the Poetry SLAM with this year's theme, 'Diversity Rules!' Students and staff, including Principal Robyn White, will share poems about the meaning of diversity and its importance to building unity. Starting with fourth period at 10:30 a.m., with a break between 11:12 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., students and staff will report to the gym to read poetry.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
District Hosts Spring Job Fair
Who: Pasco County Schools and its community
What: Spring Job Fair
When: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7
Where: River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Rd, New Port Richey
Why: Pasco County Schools is hosting a job fair for teachers, maintenance technicians, bus drivers and other positions.
How: Applicants can get on-the-spot interviews and prizes for participating. Positions are available at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in various areas, including:
Food and nutrition services
Intermediate elementary teacher
Child care assistants
Licensed practical nurse
For more information about the Job Fair and to register, visit http://pascohires2019.eventbrite.com
Visit https://pasco.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx to view job listings.
Monday, February 18, 2019
School Board to Meet at Wesley Chapel High School
Who: District School Board of Pasco County
What: School board workshop and meeting
When: Tuesday, February 19
3:30 p.m. – Workshop
5 p.m. – School board meeting
6:30 p.m. – S.T.A.R. Awards
Where: Wesley Chapel High School cafeteria
30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel
Why: The workshop and school board meeting are at Wesley Chapel High School because the east side S.T.A.R. awards recognition of school-based teachers and school-related personnel of-the-year is at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s center for performing arts.
How: The workshop on the Board’s legislative platform begins at 3:30 p.m. There will be a break between the workshop and 5 p.m. board meeting. At 6:30 p.m., teachers and SRP of-the-year will be honored in the center for performing arts, with emcee Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley.
Best Buddies Friendship Ball
Who: Dr. John Long Middle School (JLMS) Best Buddies Chapter
What: Best Buddies Friendship Ball
When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, February 24
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore - 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, Fl
Why: To celebrate one-to-one friendships between students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and typical students.
How: The Dr. John Long Middle School Best Buddies Chapter is holding their third annual Friendship Ball. Two of the IDD students will be attending for the third and final time in their years at JLMS. Twenty-three typical students will be accompanying seven IDD students. The students, JLMS faculty advisors and parent chaperones will board school buses at 3 p.m. to travel to the Friendship Ball.
CONTACT: Andi Walker, 727-992-9591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies
Who: Chasco Elementary School students and parents
What: Community outreach event for Chasco Elementary students and parents
When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21
Where: Chasco Elementary School media center, 7906 Ridge Road, Port Richey
Why: To build foundational knowledge for students, parents and community members around the Trauma Informed Care tenets and the learning that has taken place this year by all Chasco staff members.
How: Students will rotate between activities that include mindfulness to stress-reducing strategies, yoga, and physical engagement. The students and parents also will learn prevention and coping strategies. The rotations of activities and deepening of knowledge align to the district’s pathways to building more compassionate schools and communities.
CONTACT:Jamie Gray, 727-774-1200