September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

Pasco County Legislative Delegation

Pasco County Schools and Sunlake High School are honored to be hosting this year's Pasco County Legislative Delegation meeting at Sunlake High School on Tuesday, September 29. Legislative delegation and school board members will tour the Tampa Bay Regional Aeronautics Academy program at Sunlake High prior to the meeting.


Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair

Don't forget to attend the Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 26! Click the above image to schedule your appointment and learn how you can get more information on insurance, additional benefits, and flu shots.


Sunlake High School Halloween Hustle Charity 5K and Tot Trot

This event will benefit the Sunlake Theatre Scholarship Foundation as well as the family of one of a Sunlake High student, Xavier Johnson. Race and sponsor registration forms can be downloaded here

  • Date: October 31, 2015
  • 5K Race start time: 8 a.m.
  • 1/2 Mile Tot Trot: 10 a.m.
  • Trick or Treat Around the Track: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact Julieann Usry, Theatre Director, Sunlake High School.


Creative Teaching Grants

Creative teaching grants are now open! All interested teachers must complete their grant applications by October 4. For more information, please contact Stacey Capogrosso, Executive Director, Pasco Education Foundation.


Inter-curricular PLC at Wesley Chapel High School

Email from Jeff Corliss to Career and Technical Education Director Terry Aunchman: "Today was a great presentation. I see great things coming from this CTE PLC. I wanted to let you know that I have made some connections on the front of the inter curricular front that we had discussed before. I got in touch with the AP and Honors physics teacher and we are going to jointly plan a lesson on his thermal dynamics and the correlation to the automotive AC system."


Beth Brown Retirement Reception

Please stop by to share your thoughts and memories as we celebrate the retirement of Beth Brown, Area Superintendent - Southwest, on September 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Superintendent's Conference Room. If you are not able to attend, please feel free to email Beth.


Open Enrollment Starts September 26

New This Year: Employees attending the Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair can schedule an appointment and meet with a Sunbelt Enrollment Counselor while attending the Benefits Fair. Here are a few advantages to meeting with an Enrollment Counselor while at the Benefits Fair:

  • Appointment!  No Rush!  No Wait!
  • You may schedule a time that’s convenient for you.
  • You and your spouse may meet with the Enrollment Counselor together.

Click here to schedule your appointment and check your email weekly for additional information about the upcoming open enrollment.


Munis Unavailable This Weekend

Munis will be unavailable beginning Friday September 18 at 1:00 p.m. through Sunday September 20. Fiscal year end processing (2015) will begin promptly at 2:00 this Friday. Please be sure you are signed off by this time. There is a good probability you will lose data if you are in mid-transaction when the system is closed. The system will be made available again Monday, September 21. For more information, please contact Denise Steuer, Supervisor of Information Services for the Office for Technology and Information Services, at 813-794-2858.


Upcoming Dates

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Designated by presidential proclamation as the month to celebrate the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions they have made to American culture. 


Citizenship Day (September 17) and Constitution Week (September 17 - September 23

After framing the Constitution, the Constitutional Convention adjourned on September 17, 1787, from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. the states represented had voted unanimously to approve the proposed document, which was sent to Congress for ratification. Presidential proclamation sets aside September 17 (Citizenship Day) and September 17 - 23 (Constitution Week) for observance each year.



I am writing to thank Mr. Grice at PHS, the team there, and Mr. Rowe at ZHS and the team there as our son spent half the year between the two schools.  Also Mrs. Edgeman, and Mrs. Rowe for Biology. He passed both of his EOC's for Biology and US History because of these teachers, their ESE Department Heads, and administration. Our son has Autism, but has always been an  A/B honor roll student and never makes more than a 1 on FCAT reading or math. This accomplishment is huge and we are full of gratitude for people not giving up in an educational system where ESE has been diminished and sorely underserved by state reorganization and restructuring. It is the process that is broken and needs continual creative work, but it is the people who create a desk in the classroom for students like our children to be able to access learning. Our other senior with a TIEP missed passing US History by 1 point, and we are so very proud of her.  It is the closest she has ever come to passing a state standardized test as well. Please, please be encouraged to see the growing, and yet massive need of resource, and qualified ESE teachers in the secondary education realm.  Bridges can be built, and students like our children deserve the same access and opportunity that all students are privilege to. These teachers are to be honored, appreciated, and celebrated for their willingness to open their rooms and moreover, their hearts to struggling learners. Without each of you invested and involved, we fail.  With each of us working together, we thrive! Be encouraged, be empowered, and be well. -Parents

Superintendent Browning: I wanted to write to you to express our appreciation for several staff members in our Student Support Programs and Services and Technology and Information Services departments.  Since Pasco eSchool opened in 2009, it's been challenging to establish procedures that support the communication around the educational needs for students who received educational services from more than one school. 

A problem-solving group has been meeting to think about how information could be exchanged, and I am happy to report that this team has scored a major victory!  Copies of IEPs are now emailed to Pasco eSchool teachers automatically after a student's virtual course appears on the student schedule.  Having this information will allow Pasco eSchool teachers to provide excellent service to our students, and may encourage more students to consider participating in online courses in the future.

This achievement was a result of hard work by Pat Freda (OTIS), who automated the process.  Key members of the problem solving group include: 

  • OTIS
    • Pat Freda
    • Laura Markou
    • Judy Priest
    • Denise Steuer
  • SSPS
    • Jackie Choo
    • Lynn Hollingsworth
    • Jennifer Hykes
    • Carrie Morris
    • Holly Rockhill
    • Kathy Zielinski
  • Pasco eSchool
    • Jackie Harris
    • Lisa Harter
    • Lori Wiggins

I'd also like to thank their directors, John Simon and Melissa Musselwhite, for prioritizing this project during a very busy time. -JoAnne Glenn, Principal, Pasco eSchool

Dear Mr. Browning,

I'd like  to take a moment to recognize the administration and staff at Crews Lake Middle School, who have made our relocation to their campus as seamless as possible.  Despite having a busy summer already planned with the re-opening of Shady Hills, Mr. Kennedy, his facilities manager, Mr. Randy LeBlanc, and assistant plant manager, Jimmy Smith, have gone out of their way to help us get settled in.  Their crew, who are listed below, have been welcoming and accommodating to our staff and teachers.  I wanted to make sure you knew what a gem each of these employees is:

  • James Bishop
  • Stacy Grimsley
  • Ivano Malzano
  • Daniel Palmer
  • Tyler Phillips
  • Johnathan Richie

-JoAnne Glenn, Principal, Pasco eSchool

A Chester Taylor Elementary student and her grandmother celebrate Grandparent's Day by attending Grandparent's Day Tea together.

Culinary Arts at Fivay High School

Join Chef Wilson Rodriguez and his culinary arts students as they prepare lunch at Fivay High School.

2015-16 Teacher Evaluation System

This Prezi provides teachers with an explanation of the negotiated 2015-16 Teacher Evaluation System.