Wesley Chapel schools earn national PTA distinction

Wesley Chapel’s Double Branch Elementary School and Dr. John Long Middle School each have been named a 2018-2020 National PTA School of Excellence. The National PTA organization has a program with specific criteria, allowing schools around the country to be acknowledged for their service to students. The year-long process includes choosing one of three areas of focus: education, health and … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel Girl Scouts empower other youths

Ask members of Girl Scout Troop 473 what they’ve been up to this past year, and they’ll tell you — they’ve been putting smiles on other kids’ faces. The Wesley Chapel troop, comprised of eight girls, has been working toward getting its Silver Project Award since August of 2017. The award requires 50 community service hours, and the young ladies decided to focus on charitable work that was … [Read more...]

Developing life skills, one student at a time

Amy Gordon’s mission is clear. She wants to ensure every student reaches his or her full potential, and becomes a productive member of society. That’s why she created Life Skills in ACTion in 1995, while still an elementary school teacher in the Tampa Bay area. It started with humble beginnings — with Gordon working out of her house. Through parent word-of-mouth, her supplemental learning … [Read more...]