Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Reinvent Yourself Next Semester at Fred K. Marchman Technical College

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (November 29, 2016) – Following the November 16 rededication and opening of new facilities, Fred K. Marchman Technical College is providing GED® classes on January 9, 2017, and a new semester of technical programs on January 12, 2017.

Contact Fred K. Marchman Technical College at 727-774-1700 or visit to explore program options and learn how to get on the path to a career in a year. For questions, contact Alicia Leary, assistant principal, at 727-774-1707.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3rd Annual Career Academy Showcase at Crews Lake Middle School

Who: All Pasco County Schools middle school students

What: Crews Lake Middle School Career Academy Showcase

When: 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Friday, December 2 - (Best time for media is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Where: Crews Lake Middle School - 15144 Shady Hills Road, Spring Hill

Why: To educate students about career academies and encourage them to identify their career interests.

How: Students from all Pasco County middle schools are invited to learn about the district’s nearly 20 career academies.  All district career academies are invited to sponsor booths with information about their academy focus. Students can use the “My Career Shines” program, which is an interest inventory to help them identify their interests, research academies online, learn how to complete the application, and get information about educational options.  Students also are taught how to complete a job application and what questions to anticipate in an interview. Students are given a questionnaire with guiding questions to help narrow their choices, which they take to the representatives from the schools with their careers of interest. Career academy representatives share information and may provide hands-on experiences so students have numerous resources and valuable information to walk away with. Pasco-Hernando State College, the University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, and Rasmussen College attend to help students plan for high school and beyond. For more information contact Denise Doerrfeld at 727-246-1701.

Wanted: Life Changers to Sponsor Special Olympics Student-Athletes

Who: Special Olympics Florida – Pasco County student-athletes, staff, and community business partners

What: Special Olympics “Under the Stars” dinner fundraiser

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 11

Where: Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Rd., in Masaryktown

Why: To raise funds to sponsor Special Olympics student-athletes.

How: This dinner will include raffles and interaction with Special Olympics student-athletes. There is no cost to attend, but attendees are encouraged to sponsor a student-athlete or provide a donation to Special Olympics Florida – Pasco County. To RSVP or for more information contact Phyllis Crane at 727-207-5146.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Gulf High to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

Who: Gulf High School students, staff and community business partners

What: Thanksgiving Dinner

When: 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, November 24

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

Why: To show thanks for their blessings and help those in the community who are less fortunate or without family with whom to celebrate on Thanksgiving Day.

How: The festive lunch will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, rolls, cranberry sauce and pie.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

School Board Amends New School Name

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (November 16, 2016) – The District School Board of Pasco County voted last night to temporarily name the new school under construction on Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, Cypress Creek Middle/High School.            

The board named it Cypress Creek High School at their November 1 meeting, but because the school will serve 6th through 12th grade students until a middle school is built on the property, the name was changed to be inclusive of the middle school students.  When a middle school is constructed, the high school name will revert to Cypress Creek High School.

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