Fuel Up to Play 60
New River Elementary physical education coaches Holly Mitchell and Kathy Gillooly hosted a milk mustache booth for Fuel Up to Play 60 at the Wesley Chapel school’s open house in September.
The school participates in the initiative, which is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program.
The program, funded by a grant, allows New River students to sample healthy foods to educate students about making healthy eating and exercising choices to promote a healthy, lifelong, lifestyle.
Students and parents were invited to have their pictures taken with milk mustaches as part of the event.
A talk on religion in the public sphere
Can America remain and endure without a public philosophy that is grounded in the values that are based on the so-called Judeo-Christian religious and moral ethic? As interfaith dialogue has become more common in America, this discussion explores whether the wall of separation should be raised or lowered.
The program is being offered at two locations on Oct. 17. It will be presented from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Student Community Center/Greenfelder Denlinger Boardroom at Saint Leo University, 33701 SR 52. A book signing will follow the program.
The second presentation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Family Center Building at Saint Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N. Dale Mabry Highway. A reception and book signing will follow the program.
Admission and parking are free for both events. For more information, contact the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at (352) 588-7298.
College Information Nights ‘en Español’
Hillsborough County Public Schools Guidance Services will have several Pasos al Futuro college information nights “en Español” during the 2012-13 school year.
These nights are aimed at promoting the benefits of a college education and informing Hispanic students and their parents about preparing for college, applying to college and the financial aid and scholarship processes. All, except the one at Wharton High*, meetings will be conducted in Spanish only and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The meetings include:
—Oct. 23: Tampa Bay Technical High, 6410 Orient Road
—Oct. 25: Jefferson High, 4401 W. Cypress St.
—Oct. 30: Plant City High, One Raider Place
—Nov. 1: Chamberlain High, 9401 N. Blvd.
—Nov. 8: East Bay High, 7710 Old Big Bend Road
—Nov. 13: Alonso High, 8302 Montague St.
—Feb. 21: Lennard High, 2342 E. Shell Point Road in Ruskin
—Feb. 28: Strawberry Crest High, 4691 Gallagher Road in Dover
*Wharton High, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in New Tampa will have its session at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16.
Video contest for architecture students
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects are sponsoring a public service video contest today for architecture students throughout the state.
The contest provides cash prizes to the teams that produce the best videos about the unlicensed practice of architecture. It also aims to engage the student community in an issue that impacts their profession while educating consumers on the dangers of doing business with unlicensed professionals.
The first place team will win $500 and the two runners-up will each receive $250.
To enter, students in teams of up to six people must create a video 30 seconds or less about the unlicensed practice of architecture and the risk of using nonlicensed architects in building design. The deadline is midnight Nov. 12.
At least 50 percent of a team’s contestants must currently be pursuing education for professional licensure in architecture. Entries can be submitted through the contest website, www.myfloridalicense.com/studentPSAcontest. More information is also available online.
Zephyrhills High celebrates homecoming
Zephyrhills High has a slate of activities planned to celebrate homecoming.
The homecoming parade is set for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The theme is children’s stories. Community members wanting to participate in the parade should contact assistant principal Andressa Williams at .
The homecoming game featuring the Zephyrhills Bulldogs and the Fivay Falcons is Oct. 26 starting at 7:30 p.m.
New program offered by Argosy University
The Tampa and Sarasota campuses of Argosy University have launched the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Initial Educational Administration program.
The program is designed to prepare school principals and/or building-level administrators. It is aimed at practicing educators who have already completed a graduate level program from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution and are seeking administrative licensure at the initial or kindergarten through 12th grade.
PHCC receives donations topping $24,000
Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) has received three scholarships worth more than $24,000 in funds from the Florida College System Foundation.
Students interested in being considered for PHCC Foundation scholarships may submit their applications through the college’s online application in the spring at scholarships.phcc.edu. For more information or to make a contribution, call (727) 816-3410 or visit www.phcc.edu/foundation.
Walk to School Day
Students at Veterans Elementary in Wesley Chapel took part in Walk to School Day on Oct. 4 as one of many activities the school has during the year to promote healthy eating and exercise.
Developing leadership skills
Joseph Perez, a junior at Land O’ Lakes High, attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. during the summer.
Perez’s teacher, Sarah Acosta, nominated him for the experience.
Perez had a chance to interact with prominent members of the Washington press corps at the National Press Club and meet with members of Congress or members of their staff. Conference participants also took part in activities aimed at helping them development their leadership skills, which included proposing and voting on mock legislation.
Art Institute graduate
Bryan T. Lauer of Land O’ Lakes graduated from The Art Institute of Tampa in September with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interactive Media and Web Design.