Thursday, November 02, 2017

Renowned Anti-Bullying Speaker Visits Gulfside Elementary

Who: Gulfside Elementary School students and staff, and Lizzie Sider

What: Lizzie Sider’s Bully Prevention Assembly

When: 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Gulfside Elementary School cafeteria, 2329 Anclote Blvd. in Holiday

Why: Pasco County Schools strives to prevent bullying in its schools, and uses multiple resources to reinforce with stakeholders that all students and staff should be treated with civility and respect.

How: Renowned anti-bullying speaker Lizzie Sider, who has performed at more than 400 schools across the country, will bring her high-energy, inspirational message to Gulfside Elementary School students. Having endured the anguish of bullying as an elementary school student, recording artist Lizzie Sider created her own Bully Prevention Assembly, where she shares her personal experiences with elementary and middle school students. Gulfside Elementary School will have the honor of hosting this empowering performance, and students will gain a greater understanding of compassion and community. For more information, call Gulfside Elementary School at (727) 774-6000.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

District Hosts Fall Instructional Job Fair

Who: Pasco County Schools and its community

What: Fall Instructional Job Fair

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9

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

Why: Pasco County Schools is hosting a job fair for teachers, student services employees, and those who have a bachelor’s degree and would like to change careers.

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:

· Reading
· Math
· Science
· Emotional and Behavioral Disorders/Autism Spectrum Disorder (EBD/ASD)
· School Nurse
· Behavioral Analyst

For more information about the Job Fair, visit and click the slider at the top of the page, or contact human capital partner Lori A. Perreault at (813) 794-2845 or

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“Two Good Soles” Supporting Pasco County Children

~~Annual Shoes & Socks Drive final count to be held Tuesday, November 14~~

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL  ----  For the second year in a row, Pasco County Government employees are joining Pasco County Constitutional Offices and the Pasco County District School Board to collect new shoes and socks for area children through the Two Good Soles Shoes & Socks Drive.

The final shoe and sock count will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ridgewood High School Gym located at 7650 Orchid Lake Rd, New Port Richey, Florida, 34653.

The official Donation Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Parking is available at the back of the high school campus.

Pasco County is proud to have donated 1,117 pairs of shoes and 1,583 packages of socks as part of last year’s Two Good Soles Shoes & Socks Drive.  The event is another way Pasco County employees support their community with a Pasco County Employee Day of Caring.

While this is a collection effort primarily among Pasco County Government agencies, everyone is welcome to donate new shoes or socks.  For more information on drop-off locations, please call Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411.

For more information about Pasco County Public Services, please visit our website at:

Contact: Chris Cauley, Public Services Program Coordinator
Office: 727-847-2411 x2866


Friday, October 27, 2017

Pasco County to Hold Holiday Toy Drive

Pasco County to Hold Holiday Toy Drive
~~Chairman Moore invites community to donate toys to Pasco schoolchildren~~

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mike Moore is partnering with the Pasco County District School Board to collect new toys for Pasco County children. The inaugural Holiday Toy Drive will be held November 1, 2017 through November 27, 2017.

All toys will be donated to students through Pasco County District Schools.

“Not all Pasco children will have a gift of their own to look forward to,” said Chairman Mike Moore. “This toy drive is an opportunity to ensure more Pasco children will have a brighter holiday season.”

Chairman Moore is inviting anyone who would like to donate new, unwrapped toys for children, ages 5 to 13, to drop them off at one of the following locations by November 27, 2017:

West Pasco Government Center
8731 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Pasco County Historic Courthouse
37918 Meridian Avenue
Dade City, FL 33525
New River Branch Library
34043 State Rd. 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

Several Pasco County community partners are also accepting toy donations.

Click HERE for a full list of participating locations:


Pasco Elementary Schools Invite Their Communities to Trick or Treat

Land O’ Lakes, FL — (October 26, 2017) — Elementary schools throughout Pasco County are offering students a safe place to trick or treat this Halloween. Following is a list of events:

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

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27

Why: The New River Elementary School community is invited to this Trunk or Treat event. There will be games, face painting, cotton candy, sno-cones, a cake walk, a pumpkin auction, and a concession stand will offer more treats for guests. For more information, call (813) 346-0500.

Where: Schrader Elementary School, 11041 Little Road in New Port Richey

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27

Why: Schrader Elementary School will treat its community to food, games, a pumpkin auction and more during the school’s Annual Fall Festival. Bring your camera to snag family photos with bales of hay. For more information, call (727) 774-5900.

Where: Pine View Elementary School, 5333 Parkway Blvd. in Land O’ Lakes

When: 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31

Why: To celebrate Halloween, Pine View Elementary School students will dress as a famous, real-life or fictional figure who exhibits the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile attributes. Participating students will showcase their costumes to the entire school. For more information, call (813) 794-0600.

Where: Schrader Elementary School bus loop, 11041 Little Road in New Port Richey

When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31

Why: Schrader Elementary School invites parents to come watch their students as they show off their costumes during a character parade. Parents are welcome to bring lawn chairs and cameras to relax and take pictures. For more information, call (727) 774-5900.

Where: Odessa Elementary School, 12810 Interlaken Road in New Port Richey

When: 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31

Why: Students in kindergarten through third grade will treat its community to a fun night of trick-or-treating around the track. Guests also will be treated to a movie during the festivities. For more information, call (727) 246-3700.

Where: Wiregrass Elementary School, 29732 Wiregrass School Road in Wesley Chapel

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3

Why: Wiregrass Elementary School invites its community to the school’s Family Fall Festival. There will be games, bounce houses, popcorn, candy and a dunk tank. The following ticket options to the event are available:

Individual wristband: $10
PTA member individual wristband: $8
Family wristband: $25
PTA member family wristband: $22

At the door:
Individual wristband: $12
Family wristband: $30

Children under the age of three are free. For more information, call (813) 346-0700.

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