Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Quest Leads to Reward for Hudson Elementary Scholars

Who: Hudson Elementary School Quest Boys and their community and staff mentors

What: Quest Celebration

When: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29

Where: Hudson Elementary Cougar Cafe

Why: Three staff members and community mentors have created Quest Boys, a club for young gentlemen that focuses on core character values. The mentors have tied these values to specific texts for select fifth-grade scholars.

How: Hudson Elementary will celebrate the growth and accomplishments of these young scholars, and share the experience with the Pasco Schools community during Cougar Café, the school’s weekly diner with students and parents. For more information, contact Dawn Scilex, Hudson Elementary principal, at (727) 774-4001.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Funding Pasco’s Future; School Impact Fees

School Infrastructure Funding

Advisory Committee Kick-Off | March 29, 2017

Agenda / Schedule

1:30 – 1:40

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Overview
- Kris Hughes, Planning and Development Director

1:40 - 2:00

Administrative Business
- David Goldstein, Chief Assistant County Attorney
• Elect Chairperson & Vice Chairperson
• Sunshine Law, Code of Ethics, Parliamentary Procedure - Matthew J. Armstrong, Executive Planner
• Review Project Schedule & Approve Meeting Dates / Times

2:00 - 2:15

Presentation: School Funding Sources & Five Year Plan
- Olga Swinson, Pasco County School District

2:15 - 2:30

Presentation Q & A

2:30 - 2:35


2:35 - 2:50

Presentation: School Infrastructure Funding Needs Analysis
- Mr. Carson Bise, School Infrastructure Funding Consultant

2:50 - 3:05

Questions & Discussion

3:05 - 3:30

Public Comment



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For more information please visit our "Funding Pasco's Schools - School Impact Fees" webpage.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Health Summit Connects Industry Leaders with Students and Community

Who: Health care industry leaders, Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) nursing students and staff, Pasco County Schools Academy of Health and Academy for the Medical Arts students, and Pasco County community members

What: Pasco-Hernando State College Health Summit

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22

Where: Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch Conference Center, 2727 Mansfield Blvd. in Wesley Chapel

Why: Pasco County health and medical students, and community members will have an opportunity to advance their knowledge of the health care field and network with industry leaders.

How: Pasco Schools students and community members will have the opportunity to learn about an array of health care-related topics during discussions with industry leaders from organizations, such as Health Care Administration (HCA) Trinity, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. PHSC nursing students, meanwhile, will showcase their student projects and provide insight on their experience in the health care field. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Holly Wilson, PHSC President’s Institute assistant director, at (813) 527-6877.

Pasco Schools Closed for Spring Break

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (March 17, 2017) – All Pasco County Schools and district offices are closed Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24.  The PLACE childcare programs will remain open normal hours.

Linda Cobbe will be on-call for breaking news, at 813-361-8349.  Spencer Pylant will be on-call for news related to the Florida legislative session, at 407-919-8988.  Both also will check email during the break.  Linda Cobbe’s email is, and Spencer Pylant’s email is

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gulf High Performs Random Acts of Kindness

Who: Gulf High School students and staff

What: Random Acts of Kindness Day

When: 7:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., Thursday, March 16

Where: Gulf High School, 5355 School Road in New Port Richey

Why: Gulf High will host a Random Acts of Kindness Day in support of “The Eli Effect.”

How: “The Eli Effect” was started by Jon and Shannon Ackerman to celebrate the life of their second born child, Eli. Jon and Shannon Ackerman have one child named Callie, but lost Eli and third-born child, Joey, shortly after their birth. Eli’s first birthday would have been March 16, 2017, and it is the date that Gulf High will hold its Random Acts of Kindness Day. In celebration of the day, students are creating and distributing promotional materials throughout the school, and demonstrating acts of kindness on the school news YouTube channel. In addition, students are painting inspirational messages on small rocks, which will be displayed near neighboring elementary schools. Gulf High encourages everyone to perform at least one random act of kindness on March 16. For more information, contact Gulf High School at (727) 774-3300.

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