Wednesday, May 04, 2016

New Elementary to Host Community Night for Incoming Students

Who: Wiregrass Elementary School staff, students, and families

What: Parent and Community Night

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10

Where: Double Branch Elementary School cafeteria
31500 Chancey Rd., in Wesley Chapel

How: Wiregrass Elementary School, Pasco County Schools’ newest school opening in August, is hosting an information session to welcome future students and their families. Participants will meet staff, learn about available resources for incoming students, and have the opportunity to get their questions answered. For more information contact Principal Steve Williams at 813-346-0700.

Dr. John Long Middle School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Who: Dr. John Long Middle School faculty, staff, students, families, and alumni

What: 10th Anniversary Celebration

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10

Where: Dr. John Long Middle School cafeteria, 2025 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel

How: There will be special performances by the school’s chorus, orchestra, band, and drama club. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Jill Briscoe at 813-346-6200.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Cotee River to Honor Long-Time Coach During Final Field Day

Who: Cotee River Elementary School teachers and students

What: Coach Melody Johnson Field Day Tribute

When: 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 6

Where: Cotee River Elementary School, 7515 Plathe Rd., in New Port Richey

Why: Coach Melody Johnson, a 36-year teacher, will retire on May 31. She has worked at Cotee River Elementary School since it opened in 1994, and has served as a mentor, softball coach, volleyball referee, and physical education (PE) teacher. Coach Johnson is being honored for her teaching tenure during field day. She has planned every Cotee River Elementary School field day since 1994.

How: As this year’s field day comes to a close, Cotee River Elementary School teachers and students will show their appreciation to Coach Melody Johnson with a final round of cheers, tears and applause. For more information contact Kara Owen at 727-774-3000.

Community Partnerships Create Better Readers

Who: Gulf Middle School teachers, students, and families

What: Sunshine State Readers Kickoff

When: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3

Where: New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., in New Port Richey

How: Gulf Middle School and the New Port Richey Library host this reading event each spring for the upcoming school year. Parents and students are invited to view and explore books on the 2016-17 Sunshine State Reading List. Additionally, the library provides information on current programs, summer programs, and library cards. For more information contact Amy Finotti-Marin at 727-774-8000.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Calling All Outstanding Teachers:  6 Pasco Schools Need You!

Who:  High quality teachers with a passion for improving student outcomes

What:  Job Fairs


5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 • Pasco Middle School cafeteria • 13925 14th St., Dade City

5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 • Chasco Middle School media center • 7702 Ridge Road, Port Richey

Why:  To hire the best teachers available to work in the following high-needs schools:  R.B. Cox, Gulf Highlands, Gulfside, Hudson, Lacoochee, and Pasco elementary schools.

How:  The principals from RBCES, LES and PES will be at Pasco Middle and the principals from GHES, GSES and HES will be at Chasco Middle to share information about their schools and their needs.  These schools are the district’s top priorities for student academic improvement.  To help with the improvement, each one will have an English language arts and mathematics coach, as well as top priority for student services supports and cutting edge professional development.  Additional information about the plans for improvement will be shared at the job fairs.  Visit our Jobs Fair page for more information and to see videos of students inviting teachers to teach at their schools.

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