Thursday, February 16, 2017

Check Out the 2nd Annual Wesley Chapel High Car Show Benefitting the WCHS Automotive Academy

What:  Wesley Chapel High School Automotive Academy’s 2nd Annual Wesley Chapel High Car Show

When:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25

Where:  Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel

Why:  Support your local high school academies and check out fantastic import, domestic, and
student automobiles.

How:   The show will feature three classes, and handmade trophies will be awarded. Spectator admission is free with a suggested donation of $20 for the show. In addition, there will be three dyno runs — automotive resistance tests ($50 suggested contribution, which includes show entry). There also will be food trucks, a DJ, and kids’ activities. All proceeds go to the Wesley Chapel High Automotive Academy. For further details, visit the Wesley Chapel High School Automotive Academy Facebook page, or contact teachers Bradley Odell at bodellev@pasco.k12.fl.us or Jeffrey Corliss at jcorliss@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gulf Middle School Junior Thespians Awarded Big at State Festival

 Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 15, 2017) – Gulf Middle School entered 10 acts in the Florida Junior Thespians’ 2017 State Festival, and all 10 acts brought home medals.    

The Gulf students were among more than 5,000 middle school students from throughout the state that competed at the Festival, held at Dr. Phillips High School and the Orange County Convention Center’s Chapin Theater in Orlando.

Gulf Middle’s acts, involving many first-time performers, earned Superior (six) or Excellent (four) honors in the musical, acting, pantomime, improvisation, and tech categories. Highlights of the weekend included a rousing Large Group Musical, the troupe’s “Hey Kendra” performance, which drew gleeful squeals and cheers, and endearing monologues.  Following is a list of the students, their ratings, and their categories.

Superior (highest rating)

Jacob Andrews - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Donny Behmer - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Joey Galto - Monologue/Will You Be My Bully?
Andy Kledzik - Monologue/Fat Pig; Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Paige Kulwicki - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Jack Malley - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra; Duet Acting
Beau Mercier - Monologue/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You; Duet Acting
Dayanna Rogers - Scene Writing/Mr. Meow for President
Sienna Saunders - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra


Excellent

Audrianna Barnes - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Donny Behmer - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Chelsea Christopher-Sanchez - Solo Musical/What It Means to Be a Friend
Jacob Farmer - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Joey Galto - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Alexis Johnson - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Andy Kledzik - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Jenna Kledzik - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Ayianna Kontizas - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Chris Kuhnle - Scene Design/Peter Pan
Jack Malley - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Beau Mercier - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Arianna Ortiz - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Makenna Richardson - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Kaylen Russell - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Kimberlie Skaggs - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Levi Starr - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It; Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Cassidy West - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Courtney West - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Becca Westrich - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Jordan Wright - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do

 

School Board to Meet in Closed Session

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (Feb. 15, 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 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 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 6 p.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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Anclote High, Paul R. Smith Middle Schedule Cambridge Parent Information Nights

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (Feb. 10, 2017) – Anclote High School and Paul R. Smith Middle School have scheduled three joint parent meetings to share information about the Cambridge Programme with west Pasco families.  Each session begins at 6 p.m., as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 21, at Seven Springs Middle School, 2441 Little Road, New Port Richey
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Chasco Middle School, 7702 Ridge Road, Port Richey
  • Tuesday, February 28, at Anclote High School, 1540 Sweetbriar Drive, Holiday

The Cambridge Programme that will be offered beginning in the 17-18 school year is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning with an international curriculum model that provides students a rigorous educational experience.  Students will develop critical skills in core subjects through the engaging, flexible curriculum that will prepare them for success beyond high school.  Students who earn the Cambridge AICE diploma qualify for a Florida Bright Futures scholarship to attend a Florida college or university.

For more information, call Anclote High School at (727) 246-3000, Paul R. Smith Middle at (727) 246-3200, or go to www.pascoschools.org/cambridge.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Pasco High Cambridge Student Inspires Usher Syndrome Awareness Event

Who: Pasco High School and St. Leo University

What: Usher Syndrome Awareness fundraiser and basketball exhibition

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, February 10

Where: Pasco High School Donald McBath Activity Center, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City

Why: PHS 11th grade Cambridge student, Linnea, was born with Usher Syndrome.  She was born deaf and is beginning to experience vision loss, symptoms of Usher Syndrome.  Linnea is brilliant, hard-working, and resilient, but the rarity of her condition leaves her without support or resources.

How: The evening will begin with a scrimmage between the PHS girls and boys basketball teams.  The winner of that game will play the St. Leo team.  There also will be an art auction, food, music, a photo booth, and raffle prizes.  Linnea and her family will share information about Usher Syndrome and overcoming challenges.  Click here to see this impressive young lady talk about the syndrome, display her talents, and discuss her future goals.  Tickets are $5. The fundraiser is to help pay for Linnea to attend the Usher Syndrome Coalition conference this summer.

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