Chalk Talk 02/22/2017

Saint Leo held veterans info meeting
Saint Leo University hosted a Veterans Community Information Meeting, bringing together various organizations that serve veterans in Pasco County and surrounding counties. Coordination of services is key so that veterans’ needs do not fall through the cracks. Dr. William J. Lennox Jr., university president, spoke at the meeting. Capt. Tait Sanborn of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and student-veteran John Morgan were present, too.

Instructional job fair
Pasco County Schools will host a Spring Instructional Job Fair Feb. 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel.

The job fair is for teachers and student services employees.

Positions are available at the elementary, middle and high school levels, including: reading, math, science, emotional and behavioral disorders/autism spectrum disorder, school nurse, and behavioral analyst.

Applicants can get on-the-spot interviews and prizes for participating.

For information, visit, and click on the Job Fair banner at the top of the page.

Those interested also can call Lori Perreault at (813) 794-2845.

Recycled artwork on display
Pasco County Recycling is hosting its annual Art of Recycling contest, back for its 21st year.

Pasco County high school students have created art from trash, and the recycled artwork will be on display in the lobby of the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey, through Feb. 24.

Creations are judged in 15 categories, including Best Use of Aluminum, Best Use of Plastic, Most Innovative and Best Environmental Concept.

The contest and exhibit help raise awareness of the arts and encourage the practice of recycling.

For information, visit

Wesley Chapel High car show

The second annual Wesley Chapel High Car Show will be Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel, with imports, domestics, trucks and student cars.

There also will be food trucks, a disc jockey and kid’s activities.

The show will feature three classes, and handmade trophies will be awarded.

All proceeds will go to the high school’s auto academy.

The show entry fee is $20. Spectator admission is free.

For information, email su.lf1531917053.21k.1531917053ocsap1531917053@vell1531917053edob1531917053 or su.lf1531917053.21k.1531917053ocsap1531917053@ssil1531917053rocJ1531917053.

College night

Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, will host its annual College Night Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for all area high school students (particularly 11th-graders) and parents.

Students can get information about majors, sports, special programs, admission requirements, tuition, financial aid, scholarship availability, future career opportunities and more.

Representatives from state universities; Pasco-Hernando State College; other public and private colleges and universities from Florida and other states; and, the U.S. Military, including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, will be available to assist potential applicants.

For information, contact Timothy Durling, WCHS career specialist, at (813) 794-8733 or su.lf1531917053.21k.1531917053ocsap1531917053@gnil1531917053rudt1531917053.

Foundation scholarship
Tampa and St. Petersburg-area Simon properties are seeking applicants for $1 million in scholarships. The Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is looking for qualified applicants who live near Tampa Premium Outlets, Ellenton Premium Outlets, Tyrone Square and the surrounding communities.

Any student who will graduate in 2017 and lives in the community surrounding a Simon property is eligible. Applicants can check eligibility by entering their zip code at

Recipients can receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

The application period ends March 1.

Home-schooling ministry
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, offers a Home-schooling Ministry, with weekly co-op at the church, social events and more.

For information, email Linda Holt at ten.n1531917053ozire1531917053v@act1531917053ml1531917053.


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