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

Friday, October 03, 2014

Pasco School Board to Hold Executive Session

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (October 3, 2014) – The District School Board of Pasco County has scheduled a closed executive session to discuss litigation and collective bargaining immediately following the 9:30 a.m. board meeting on Tuesday, October 7.

The executive session will take place in Training Room D, Building 3, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes.  The previously scheduled workshop will begin upon adjournment of the executive session.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Centennial Elementary Parents to Dedicate Memorial to Son

Who:  Centennial Elementary School students and staff, and Mark and Patti McConchie, parents of Alex McConchie

What:  Dedicating a memorial bench in memory of Alex McConchie

When:  10:30 a.m. Friday, October 3

Where: Centennial Elementary School adaptive playground, 38501 Centennial Road, Dade City

Why:  Mr. and Mrs. McConchie want to memorialize their son, Alex, one year from the last day he attended Centennial Elementary School

How:  Sadly, Alex passed away on the evening of Oct. 3, 2013.  Mr. and Mrs. McConchie and Centennial Elementary students and staff will hold a ceremony to dedicate the playground bench in memory of Alex.


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

Former Buccaneer Tackles Reading with Elementary Students

Who:  Former linebacker and current director of pro scouting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shelton Quarles, New River Elementary School students, staff, and Principal Lynn Pabst

What:  Inspirational message about the importance of reading

When:  10 a.m. Tuesday, September 30

Where:  New River Elementary School, 4710 River Glen Blvd., in Wesley Chapel

Why:  The visit is a reward for having the highest number of reading minutes recorded during the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

How:  Shelton Quarles, director of pro scouting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is delivering an inspirational message to New River Elementary School students about the value of reading. New River students recorded 693,150 minutes between May 5th and September 5th. In addition to the whole school presentation, 25 students will also be recognized at a pizza party for having the top reading minutes.


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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pasco Students Clean Up at Student Chef Cook-Off

Pasco Students Clean Up at Student Chef Cook-Off; high schooler is chosen as regional student chef ambassador

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 29, 2014) – All four Pasco County Schools students who entered the Department of Agriculture’s Student Chef Cook-Off won first or second place in the region finals on Saturday in Tampa.  Land O’ Lakes High School sophomore Kyler Roy won first place in the high school contest and was named the West/Central Region student chef ambassador.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services created the competition as a way to identify student chef ambassadors for promoting “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products. Recipes were judged on creativity, nutrition, and appearance. 

First place winners each received $100 Publix gift certificates and second place winners received $75 Public gift certificates.  All winners received a certificate for a free Publix Aprons Cooking School class and an additional $50 gift certificate to cover travel and ingredient expenses.

Elementary Contestants

1st Place – Morgan Osmanson
5th Grade at Cotee River Elementary
Recipe – Peanut Butter Banana Rollups

2nd Place – Emma Hubler
5th Grade at Denham Oaks Elementary
Recipe – Bacon Apple & Almond Lettuce Wrap

Middle School Contestant

2nd Place - Katerina Barnes
7th Grade at Paul R. Smith Middle
Recipe – Fru-taco

High School Contestant

1st Place – Kyler Roy
10th Grade at Land O’ Lakes High
Recipe – Dreamcicle Dessert


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