November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
On Wednesday, November 11, Pasco Schools held the largest Veterans Day event in Pasco County. Click the above video to watch our students honor our veterans.
Congratulations to all of our nominees, winners, and outstanding staff! Here are our winners:
Outstanding Customer Service Awards
Exemplary Performance Awards
Excellence in Innovation Awards
Superintendent’s Teamwork Award: Open Enrollment - Employee Benefits
Patricia Howard, Patti Bartz, Cheryl Ganci, Monet Davis, Marta Uribe, Nancy Nugent, Melanie Zonfrillo, Hope Faris van-Ommeren, Carla Johnson, Brooke Miller, Saybra Chapman, Barbara Long, Christine Pejot, Debbie Bowles, Joanne Reece, Margarida Wainraich, John Vogel, Debbie Smith, Linda Cobbe, Jim Higgins, and Roger Dunn.
The Pasco County Association of School Administrators (PCASA) Administrator of the Year Finalists are as follows, the overall winner will be announced at the Pasco Education Foundation, Inc, Education Celebration on Friday, January 29, 2016 at River Ridge High School Center for the Arts. Congratulations to our finalists:
The Tampa Bay Times will be honoring K-12 teachers in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and/or Pinellas counties who use Times NIE materials in innovative ways. Nominations for the 2015-2016 NIE Teacher of the Year award will be accepted from November 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016. Click here to nominate yourself or a favorite educator!
The following Transportation Operations staff members now are housed in the former AMI Kids building on the Richey Elementary School campus:
Their telephone numbers did not change. Their courier address is Trans Ops.
This will be a fun, high-energy event to support our student leaders who are preventing bullying by making their schools safer and more inclusive. The 5K will be held at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park (10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34655) on Saturday, December 12, and will be professionally timed. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. T-shirt pickup and on-site registration (cash only) at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Carpooling is encouraged. Click here to register.
The Center for the Arts at River Ridge presents Pasco's Got Talent. This talent showcase is on Sunday, December 13, at 3 p.m. Auditions will be held Monday, November 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 11646 Town Center Road, in New Port Richey. The top 20 performers or acts will be chosen for the showcase. Pasco's Got Talent is open to all Pasco County Schools employees and Pasco County residents. Call 727-774-7382 to register.
Please check the schedule for flu shot times. Please take a moment to review and fill out the Consent Form. The completed form may be turned in to the CareHere nurses administering the vaccinations. The Vaccine Information Sheet is also available for review. If you have any questions, please feel free to call CareHere at 1-877-423-1330.
Superintendent Browning: I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that the River Ridge High School Advanced Placement Program (AP) Is simply amazing! My daughter graduated last year from RRHS and she is currently a freshmen at Providence College (PC) in Rhode Island. Due to the rigor of the AP program and outstanding teachers she is excelling at PC. Even one of her professors pointed out in front of the class how well she analyzed her topic and how well-written her paper was in her literature class. Thanks to the excellent and dedicated teachers at RRHS! -Maureen Leach Jett, Fox Hollow Elementary
I want to take a moment to provide a kudos to Christina Moser, our transportation route specialist. Over the years, I have worked with numerous route specialists, but have never had the pleasure of working with someone as amazing as her. She always wants what is in the best interest of the students. We truly appreciate all she does! -Angie Shauger, Assistant Principal, Connerton Elementary
Superintendent Browning: I just want to thank you for the zero tolerance that you have set in place for racism. My son is a 7th grader at Pine View Middle School and we were confronted with a racial issue. My husband emailed Mr. Olson, the principal and assistant principal on Monday night and received a response in less than 30 minutes from the teacher acknowledging the problem and letting him know that it would be taken care of the following morning (Tuesday). My husband and I heard from the assistant principal before 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning informing us that the problem had been handled and asked us if we were okay. My husband and I were really impressed with the response time and that our child matters! -Jaye & Patrece Gandy, Parents
My name is Kimberly and I have a daughter who attends Mitchell High School. She is in their band and plays keyboards as well as clarinet. I must also mention that she has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair often. When she decide to continue her music with the marching band, I was nervous about her ability to participate. The director, Joel Quina, didn't hesitate to welcome her. He and Mr. Tom Damato, the assistant director, have been so wonderful to her and have contributed to an extremely positive high school experience...She often tells me they are perfect at balancing understanding of her challenges while still pushing her to do more...Mr. Quina makes sure the students understand how to treat opposing teams and the student leaders help set the example of treating others with respect...However, my daughter summed it up perfectly when she said, "When I am with band, my differences don't matter. I am just one of the family. Band is the reason I get through the bad days."...Mr. Quina and Mr. Damato are true artists and my family is blessed by them daily. -Kimberly Bachmann, Access teacher, Cotee River Elementary
Last night [Tuesday, November 10] at the New Port Richey City Council meeting, the principal [Jason Joens] and one of his assistant principals gave a presentation on Gulf Middle School--very impressive what they said and are doing there! -Dan Callaghan