Chalk Talk 03/14/2018

Sunlake High’s Grace Carter won first place overall with her recycling project, ‘In the Eyes of the Turtle.’ (Courtesy of Pasco County Schools)

Students awarded for ‘going green’
Pasco County Schools’ Recycling Operations Department, and Pasco County Recycling and Education have named 13 “Art of Recycling” contest winners.

Grace Carter, Sunlake High School, placed first overall with her project entitled “In the Eyes of the Turtle.” Anna Scarone won second place with “Bee Green, Bee Pollution Free,” and Holly Denette placed third with “Bleached Life.” Both are from Ridgewood High.

The following students won special category awards:

  • Meagan Reiss, Sunlake High, Best Use of Materials for “Rainbow Fish”
  • Wesley Womack, Sunlake, Best Use of Plastic for “Waves of Plastic”
  • Sarah Wasley, J.W. Mitchell, Best Artist Expression for “Afghan Girl – Steve McCurry”
  • Alexys Armentrout, Wiregrass Ranch, Best Use of Aluminum for “We Can Save Our Birds”
  • Brittany Stumpf, Gulf High, Best Environmental Concept for “Turtle Trouble”
  • Felicitee Bly, Wiregrass Ranch, Most Innovative for “Worlds”
  • Kiersten Houck, Genesis Prep, Covanta Award for “Recycling is a Piece of Cake”
  • Faith Graves, Ridgewood, AOR Award for “Light the Way”
  • Hannah Farrell, J.W. Mitchell, People’s Choice Award for “Sisters in Solidarity”

The 13 winning pieces are on display inside the lobbies of Building 3 and Building 4 at the Pasco County Schools District Office Complex, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., through the end of March.

Students celebrate Catholic Schools Week
The students at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Lutz celebrated Catholic Schools Week by taking part in a variety of enriching activities.

The “Serve Without a Cent” activity taught the students that kindness is priceless. Each student selected a kind act or deed to perform during the day, and learned that a simple smile can make a big difference.

The fifth-grade students headed up the “Penny Drive for Catholic Charities,” by placing penny jars in each class and managing the donations.

For information about the school, call (813) 933-4750, ext. 105.

Imagine School fundraiser
Imagine Land O’ Lakes Charter School will host the Imagine Marketplace Fundraiser Event on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.

Local vendors and merchants will include hot air balloon rides, home, bakery, health and beauty, Tupperware, gourmet cookies, crochet items, and more.

The school’s eighth-grade students and their parents are hosting the event to help the students raise money to attend a school trip to Washington D.C.

For information, email Elisa Nieves at moc.l1558641722iamg@1558641722sevei1558641722n.asi1558641722le1558641722, Graciela Hernandez Ward at moc.o1558641722ohay@1558641722drawz1558641722ednan1558641722reh1558641722 or Liska Garcia at gro.s1558641722ekalo1558641722dnale1558641722nigam1558641722i@aic1558641722rag.a1558641722ksil1558641722.

Enrollment information
Pasco-Hernando State College will host information sessions for current and prospective dual-enrollment students and their parents.

  • March 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd.
  • March 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., North Campus in Brooksville, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
  • March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Campus in Dade City, 36727 Blanton Road
  • March 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road

For information, visit

The Rotary Club of Trinity is accepting applications for the organization’s Al Arzu Scholarship.

Applicants must be a high school senior, and reside in and attend school in Pasco County to be eligible.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31.

For information or to get a copy of the scholarship application, email Candace Glewen at moc.a1558641722dirol1558641722fdiM@1558641722newel1558641722G.eca1558641722dnaC1558641722.

Fall VPK program
Primrose School at Collier Parkway, 23021 Weeks Blvd., in Land O’Lakes, will offer free summer and fall VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) programs for eligible families and their children.

Primrose has earned an accreditation with AdvancEd, a Balanced Learning curriculum, and enrichment programs for children to ready themselves for kindergarten.

Summer VPK will run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 4 through Aug. 3.

There are various fall sessions to choose from, including classes that start Aug. 13 and Aug. 20.

For information, call Angella Hart, school director, at (813) 242-7800.

Call for nominations
John Long Middle School in Wesley Chapel is calling for nominations for the John Long Middle School Parents, Teacher, Students Association Executive Committee 2018-2019.

Positions available are president, treasurer and recording secretary.

Any persons willing and interested in serving should email moc.l1558641722iamg@1558641722astpg1558641722nolnh1558641722oj1558641722.


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