Friday, February 12, 2016

Cotee River Students Brave Challenger Games

Who:  Cotee River Elementary School parents, staff, and students

What:  Challenger Games special education student athletic competitions

When:  Friday, February 12
     • 10:30 a.m. – Parade
     • 10:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
     • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Soccer and Track and Fields Competitions

Where:  Cotee River Elementary School, 7515 Plathe Rd., in New Port Richey
How:  The Challenger Games will begin with all athletes, Pasco Fire and Rescue, and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office participating in the parade. The remaining student body will be spectators. The opening ceremonies commence with the Pledge of Allegience, followed by music from the CRES Lightning Chorus. Principal Sharon Slusser will welcome all athletes, guests, and spectators, followed by Coach Johnson’s inspirational message. Mr. Strobl will lead the Athlete Oath, “Let Me Win”  /  “But if I Cannot Win”  /  “Let Me Be Brave In the Attempt”. Finally, opening ceremonies conclude with a torch run that will mark the start of competition. Parents and the student body are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Valerie Lundin at 813-299-4433.

Pasco eSchool Students to Revive Crews Lake Middle Vertical Garden

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 11, 2016) – As part of their semester-long “Making a Difference in My Community” theme, Pasco eSchool elementary students are conducting a Garden Day at Crews Lake Middle School on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 10 a.m.            

The garden currently consists of 50 vertical garden towers with a full irrigation and fertilization system. Students will put new soil in the towers, which each consist of five garden pots. The elementary students will transplant vegetables they grew from seeds into the new soil. The produce will be used in school lunches, sent home with students and their families, and/or used in community programs, such as food pantries.

Volunteers are welcome!  Anyone wishing to participate should bring a picnic lunch and gloves and wear clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty.

Crews Lake Middle School is located at 15144 Shady Hills Road, Spring Hill.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mitchell High Honor Society Living Museum & Medieval Fighting Demo

Who:  J.W. Mitchell High School Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society students, sponsor Chris Gamel and PSO Detective Cohen 

What:  Living museum and medieval fighting demonstration

When:  9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25

Where:  J.W. Mitchell High School gym, 2323 Little Road, New Port Richey

How:  Rho Kappa students are working with the art department and thespians to create an immersive presentation.  Mr. Gamel is associated with the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international living history group with the aim of studying and recreating mainly Medieval European cultures and their histories before the 17th century.  The living museum features a medieval fighting demonstration including Mr. Gamel and his martial arts trainer/teacher, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Detective Cohen.   This is just one example of how the sheriff’s office and school district work together to enhance the curriculum and student achievement, in addition to keeping schools safe.

Pasco’s Musically Talented Elementary Students to Perform

Who:  Music students and teachers from Pasco County elementary schools

What:  All County Elementary Chorus & Orff Concert

When:  4 p.m. Friday, March 12

Where:  Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Rd, Wesley Chapel
How:  Students were selected to participate by their music teachers for their musical talent.  They will join other students from around the county for musical presentations.  The chorus will perform “Oh Shenandoah,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Charlotte Town,” and “A Distant Shore.”  The Orff musicians will perform “Masquerade Ball,” “Linus and Lucy,” “Do Re Mi,” “We Are Young,” and “More Than a Feeling.”  Mr. Chris Edwards from Pinellas County will be the guest clinician for the event.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Vote for Veterans Elementary School!

Vote for Veterans Elementary School, the only Pasco finalist, in the Scotties Trees Rock video contest.  They currently are in 5th place, so we need to show our Pasco Pride!  Winners of the $10,000 prize will be chosen based on the the number of online votes they get from January 11th through February 7th.  The winners in both categories will be announced on Feb 15th, and winner events will be celebrated in spring 2016.  If the link at the beginning of the email doesn't work by holding down the CTRL button and clicking on the word "Vote," or by right clicking on the word, this link should take you there:

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