Grades slip at numerous local schools

The Florida Department of Education has released its annual school grades, and the news was not good for numerous Pasco County schools in The Laker/Lutz News’ coverage area. “As soon as I saw the information, I was pretty distraught,” said Pasco County School Board member Alison Crumbley. “This has to really be broken down,” she said, noting she has requested a school board workshop to … [Read more...]

Pasco expands magnet options

Pasco County Schools is expanding its magnet school options beginning next school year, and is holding a series of community meetings to explain the additional options. The district is converting Centennial Middle School, in Dade City, into a STEM Magnet School. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A series of community meetings, with each beginning at 6 … [Read more...]

Pumpkins and scarecrows and face paint, oh my!

Thousands of people are expected to head to The Grove at Wesley Chapel during the weekend of Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 to check out the live music, food beverages, entertainment and vendors at The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Fall Festival. The event will include a Little Miss Pumpkin Patch 2013 and Little Mr. Pumpkin Patch 2013. Festivities will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on … [Read more...]