Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Celebrate Pasco Schools Student-Artists/Second Annual All American Youth Art Walk

Who: Pasco County Schools student-artists, teachers and administration, Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office, Florida West Coast Credit Union, and local leaders and stakeholders

What: 2017 All American Youth Art Walk Receptions

When: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30 and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5

Where: March 30 - West Pasco Judicial Center, 7530 Little Road in New Port Richey
             April 5 - Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center, 38053 Live Oak Ave. in Dade City

Why: To celebrate the talents of Pasco County Schools student-artists in grades K-12.

How: Pasco County Schools and the Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office are joined by sponsor Florida West Coast Credit Union to host two receptions for Pasco County Schools student-artists. Pasco County Schools music students will provide entertainment at both receptions. Free cake and punch will be provided. For more information, contact Laurie Ansorge with the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office at (727) 847-8199 or lansorge@pascoclerk.com, or communications officer Tom Jackson at (727) 847-2411 ext. 2136 or tjackson@pascoclerk.com.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Rise and Shine with Pasco Schools During National School Breakfast Week

Who: Pasco County students, faculty, and staff

What: National School Breakfast Week

When: Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10


Connerton Elementary School, 9300 Flourish Dr., in Land O’ Lakes
Cypress Elementary School, 10055 Sweet Bay Ct., in New Port Richey
Denham Oaks Elementary School, 1422 Oak Grove Blvd. in Lutz
Double Branch Elementary School, 31500 Chancey Rd., in Wesley Chapel
Dr. Mary Giella Elementary School, 14710 Shady Hills Rd., in Spring Hill
Lake Myrtle Elementary School, 22844 Weeks Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes
Northwest Elementary School, 14302 Cobra Way, in Hudson
Sanders Memorial STEAM Magnet Elementary School, 5126 School Rd., in Land O’ Lakes
Shady Hills Elementary School, 18000 Shady Hills Rd., in Spring Hill
Sunray Elementary School, 4815 Sunray Dr., in Holiday
Chester W. Taylor Elementary School, 3638 Morris Bridge Rd., in Zephyrhills
Trinity Elementary School, 2209 Duck Slough Blvd., in New Port Richey
Watergrass Elementary School, 32750 Overpass Rd., in Wesley Chapel
Wiregrass Elementary School, 29732 Wiregrass School Rd., in Wesley Chapel
Woodland Elementary School, 38203 Henry Dr., in Zephyrhills
James M. Marlowe Elementary School, 5642 Cecelia Dr., in New Port Richey
Charles S. Rushe Middle School, 18654 Mentmore Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes
Pine View Middle School, 5333 Parkway Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes
J. W. Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Rd., in New Port Richey
Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52, in Dade City
Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes

Why: Select Pasco elementary, middle, and high schools will serve breakfast and host a variety of fun, themed breakfast events, including prize giveaways, in celebration of National School Breakfast Week.

How: Each school will have a managing intern who helps serve breakfast, and coordinates activities and raffles for prizes, such as school supplies, coupons, mini golf and movie passes, and gift cards. Select schools also will hold adult raffles. All participating schools will hold a taste test either Tuesday or Thursday, and will provide small samples of kiwi. Themes include Take the School Breakfast Challenge, Minecraft, and the Magic School Bus. For a complete schedule and breakdown of each participating school’s breakfast, theme and events, please see the attached flyer. For more information, contact Pasco County Food and Nutrition Services program manager Amanda Musick at 813-794-2183.

Friday, March 03, 2017

USMC Band Storms Pasco County

Who: United States Marine Corps (USMC) Band

What: USMC Band Concerts

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26

Where: Dade City Historic Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., in Dade City

Why: To interact with students and inspire future military musicians. 

How: The U.S. Marine Corps Band is required to visit each United States quadrant on an annual basis. Pasco County was chosen for the southeast quadrant at the request of Congressman Gus Bilirakis. They will perform in front of the Dade City Historic Courthouse, where students can ask the musicians questions or request marches to be played. Attendees can bring blankets to sit on the grass and lawn chairs to sit on the sidewalk and street, which will be closed.  After the concert, the Marines will mingle with attendees. The band also will be featured in the Chasco Street Parade on March 25, followed by a concert in Sims Park that is open to the public. Prior to the parade, they will perform a private concert for school bands, JROTC units, and student groups. Attached is a flyer for the Dade City concert.

Pasco County Schools Transportation Department Seeks Bus Drivers

Who: Pasco County Schools Transportation Department, and anyone who either possesses a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or is eligible for one

What: Pasco County Schools School Bus Driver Information Meeting

When: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 15

Where: Marchman Technical College, 7825 Campus Drive, Building 1, Room 01-036, in New Port Richey

Why: Pasco County Schools is seeking experienced bus drivers and those interested in becoming a bus driver.

How: Pasco County Schools Transportation Department will provide details on how to become a bus driver with the school district. Guests should bring their driver’s license, social security card, or permanent resident card if they require one. Those who have worked in a CDL-required position within the past two years should also be able to provide the employer’s name, address, and fax number. Prospective drivers must attend an information meeting before being approved for a certification class. No one will be allowed in after 3 p.m.  For more information about the information night, contact the Pasco County Schools Transportation Department at (813) 794-1862 or visit http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/transportation/operators/.

Fred K. Marchman Technical College Ranked 2nd Best in State

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (March 2, 2017) – BestColleges.com has ranked Marchman Technical College #2 on the list of Best Community Colleges in Florida for 2017.

A place on this ranking demonstrates to the more than 100,000 weekly visitors to BestColleges.com that this program provides a quality education that students can afford in their home state of Florida.

“I’m incredibly proud of Principal Rob Aguis and the students, faculty and staff at MTC for earning this honor,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning. “Marchman is a gem in this community and they deserve a hand for achieving this status.”

“Your institution stands out as one of the best of the best in Florida and we would like to help you celebrate that!” wrote Abigail Cain, outreach coordinator for BestColleges.com.

For more information about Florida’s college rankings, click here. To learn more about Marchman Technical College and its programs, click here.

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