Round Up provides school break
Long Middle School students and faculty, along with family members and friends, took part in the school’s PTSA’s Round Up Carnival April 25. The event included mechanical bull rides, bungee jumping, hamster ball, laser tag, jousting, dancing, performances, dunk tank, games with prizes, and food.
Bergstrand receives women’s club merit award
Lexington Oaks Women’s Club president Susan Bergstrand, left, recently awarded Alexis Daubney, a Lexington Oaks resident and Land O’ Lakes High School student, a merit award of $500 for college.
Students ‘Go for the Gold’ at WCES
Wesley Chapel Elementary School recently rewarded students for meeting their “Go for the Gold” challenge with an i-Ready celebration May 16.
i-Ready is an online instructional program that delivers lessons at each student’s learning level. The eight-week challenge was for students to dedicate time to completing lessons at their i-Ready level.
The entire third grade won overall with a total of 1,510 reading lessons completed in eight weeks.
Christian homeschool education
Classical Conversations will host a parent practicum for those considering homeschooling and classical Christian education.
The three-day practicum is May 28-30 at Idlewild Church of Odessa, 1234 Gunn Highway.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests should bring a picnic lunch.
The Tampa Museum of Art hosted an appreciation event for teachers of at-risk students May 7 during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
More than 65 teachers and support staff with Project PROMISE — Programs Offering Mentoring, Intervention Services, and Educational support — were recognized.
The program supports approximately 1,800 neglected, delinquent or at-risk youth, as well as students with at-risk characteristics enrolled in traditional and alternative schools.
Shrewsbury chosen for education summit
Christopher Shrewsbury, a sophomore at Sunlake High School, has been selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit in Washington, D.C., for outstanding high school sophomores and juniors.
Shrewsbury is a member of the National Honor Society, the incoming treasurer of the Sunlake High School Key Club, and the captain of the varsity cross-country team.
He is an active member of the NRA, the National Sporting Clays Association, and has qualified as an expert rifleman on the U.S. Army Marksmanship rifle course.
The youth summit was launched in 1996 as an effort to encourage young people to become active and knowledgeable at both national and local levels.
CPA students sought for scholarship
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is looking for minority accounting students across the state to apply for the Clay Ford scholarship.
It is awarded each year to minority students looking to become certified public accountants. The program has awarded more than $1 million since it was first implemented in 1999.
A $10 portion from each individual and firm license fee funds the scholarship. Applicants may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 per semester, awarded for a maximum of two semesters.
Applications must be postmarked by June 1.
For information, visit MyFloridaLicense.com/CPAScholarship.
Double Branch Elementary School, 31500 Chancey Road in Wesley Chapel, will host a kindergarten camp July 29-31 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Incoming kindergarteners will have an opportunity to meet teachers and become familiar with the school.
Cost is $40.
For information, call (813) 346-0402.
Tampa Catholic reunion
The Tampa Catholic High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th reunion Aug. 22-24 at Tradewinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach.
For information, call Robin Rogers Nasco at (813) 390-0257, or email .
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