Thursday, February 02, 2017

Sneak Peak Tonight Showcases Marchman’s Future


Who:             Fred K. Marchman Technical College 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and adult learners

What:            Sneak Peak 

When:           6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 2

Where:          Fred K. Marchman Technical College dining hall, 7825 Campus Dr., in New Port Richey

Why:             To provide a campus showcase for the 2017-18 school year’s prospective students.

How:             Prospective high school students and adults will learn about next school year’s program options, tour the campus, and meet instructors. Breakout sessions are scheduled to provide more information about applications and financial assistance. Finally, the Culinary Arts Department will sponsor a dessert challenge, judged with the assistance of attendees, titled “A Decadent Showcase of Desserts at Sneak Peek.” For more information, open the attached flier or contact Assistant Principal Alicia Leary at 727-774-1700.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

School Board to Meet in Closed Session

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (Feb. 1, 2017) – The Pasco County School Board and Superintendent Kurt Browning will meet in a closed session to discuss pending litigation regarding attendance boundaries with School Board attorneys Dennis Alfonso and Carl DiCampli at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, or as soon thereafter as possible.  The meeting will take place in the Office for Teaching and Learning conference room in building 3 of the district office complex, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes.

The meeting will be closed to the media and public, in accordance with section 286.011 (8), Florida Statutes, and will be limited to discussions regarding possible settlement negotiations or strategy related to litigation expenditures.

The regularly scheduled school board meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the board room located in the same building.  After the meeting convenes, Attorney Alfonso will announce the closed session and the board meeting will recess while the Board, superintendent and counsel convene the closed session.  The regular board meeting will resume after the attorney-client session adjourns.

The meeting agenda for the regular school board meeting can be found at https://www.boarddocs.com/fl/pasco/Board.nsf/Public.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pasco School Choice Application Period Begins Wednesday

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (January 31, 2016) – Pasco County Schools’ school choice application window runs Wednesday, February 1, through Wednesday, March 1. Those who applied for a magnet school also can submit a school choice application for a traditional Pasco County school.

School choice applications can be accessed beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, by going to the district website, www.pascoschools.org, and clicking on the school choice banner at the top. If a student currently is attending a school on school choice, parents do not need to reapply unless:

  1. Their address changed after initial approval
  2. They reside outside Pasco County
  3. Their school was impacted by boundary changes, OR
  4. The student will be moving to the next school level (for instance, elementary to middle or middle to high).

Families who live in another county and wish to request student assignment to a Pasco County school must submit a release from their home county within the open enrollment period. Students who reside in Pasco County will be given first consideration for school choice enrollment. Applications that have not been completed in their entirety will not be considered. Families requesting choice enrollment for more than one child need to complete separate applications for each child.

District Encourages Community to Enter Together We Stand Virtual 5K Run for Safe Schools

Who: Pasco County Schools

What: Annual Together We Stand Virtual 5K Run for Safe Schools

When: January 9 to February 28

Where: http://bit.ly/2kcgYO1

Why: Support our student leaders who are preventing bullying by making their schools safer and more inclusive.

How: A virtual race enables participants to track their time from any location, whetherrunning or walking inside or outside, even if they are participating in another race.Proceeds from the TWS Virtual 5K Run will be used to provide scholarships forPasco County high school students to attend the Summer Youth LeadershipInstitute hosted by Sunrise of Pasco. Remaining funds will be used to helpprovide additional school and district-based student leadership activities, such asthe Annual Together We Stand summit. For more information, please view theattached flier or contact SSPS program coordinator Jenna Sage at (727) 774-2442 or jsage@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Monday, January 30, 2017

District to Host Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair


Who: Pasco County Schools students

What: Secondary Science and Engineering Fair

When: Saturday, Feb. 4
Registration/judges overview: 8 a.m.
Judging: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Public viewing: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Awards ceremony: 3 p.m.

Where: Judging and viewing: T.E. Weightman Middle School, 30649 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel, and Wesley Chapel High, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel

Awards Ceremony: Wesley Chapel Performing Arts Center, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel

Why: To display the work of Pasco’s student scientists as they share their research and outcomes for this year’s projects.

How: Close to 200 student researchers and more than 50 judges will participate. For more information, please contact Office for Teaching and Learning program coordinator Laura Rulison-Lange at lhill@pasco.k12.fl.us or (813) 794-2246.

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