New Christian academy scheduled to open in fall 2018

The North Tampa Christian Academy, now under construction, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. School officials expect it to open with 250 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, said Dawn McLendon, marketing and enrollment director. It also expects between 50 and 60 in its early childhood program, which will serve students beginning at age 2. The school, being built at 5619 E. … [Read more...]

Families can find out more about Pine View Middle IB

Families who want to know more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Pine View Middle School can attend a community information night. The session is planned for Pine View Middle School, 5334 Parkview Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Students who are interested in the program, but are not zoned for Pine View Middle School, may apply to attend the … [Read more...]

Saddlebrook Prep student-athletes strive for success

Cosette Anderson moved clear across the country from Seattle when she was in seventh grade to attend Saddlebrook Preparatory School — with the hope of developing her golf game. Tennis player Noah Schachter also ventured to the school from the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile other athletes, including Aline Krauter and Sifan He, moved even greater distances to attend the renowned prep school. … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 12/06/2017

Replenishing needed school supplies Members of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club donated and delivered a truck filled with teachers’ supplies, paper products and cleaning items to Buchanan Middle School in Tampa, in response to the school’s request for help. The school was open to the public and used as a temporary shelter during Hurricane Irma, during which time supply closets were … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 11/29/2017

Youth art contest winners The Medical Center of Trinity announced the award recipients for its sixth annual Expressions of Thanks Youth Art Contest. More than 700 entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade were received from 31 schools, including home schools. The entries, which included art, compositions and poems, honored veterans of all branches of … [Read more...]

Garden yields lessons on math, science, conservation

Children at Hammond Elementary School are learning all about water conservation, and honing their mathematics and science skills, too, in a class that uses a hydroponics garden to help bring the lessons home. The school, at 8008 N. Mobley Road in Odessa, used a Splash! grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District to cover the costs of creating the hydroponics garden. The grant … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 11/22/2017

                Student earns solo wings Pasco-Hernando State College’s professional pilot program student Dustin Snodgrass, of Spring Hill, earned his solo wings Oct. 11. Snodgrass was the first student in PHSC’s new aviation program to achieve this milestone after logging 14 hours of instructed flight time. PHSC began … [Read more...]

Denham Oaks offers patriotic welcome to veterans

Denham Oaks Elementary School was awash in red, white and blue as children and staff offered a warm welcome to about 75 area veterans at a Nov. 10 celebration. As they arrived, a series of signs posted outside the school honored the men and women who have served in the nation’s military. There were posters and other artworks all over campus carrying the same message of … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 11/15/2017

Connerton collects coins for hurricane relief Shown here, from left, are Connerton Elementary Principal John Abernathy, Jhiana Acosta, Destiny Burgess, Wyatt Mann, Michelle Bubis, Katy Wyrick, Assistant Principal Jennifer Hulll, Lucy Folstad, Madison Welch, Hayden Reed, Fourth grade teacher Cary Wyrick, Fourth grade teacher Rachel Foster. Second row: Mackenzie Yates Peyton Noll, Baylee … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 11/08/2017

Residence hall transforms for Halloween Saint Leo University hosted its annual Haunted Marmion in Marmion-Snyder Hall, with game, crafts, snacks and trick-or-treating. All floors of the residence were transformed into the Haunted Marmion Mad House. Donations were accepted for a local food bank. Little ones, including this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, did some trick-or-treating at Saint Leo’s … [Read more...]