Lacoochee Elementary color run
Lacoochee Elementary School, 38815 Cummer Road in Dade City, will host its annual 5K Color Fun Run for staff, students and families, on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The run helps promote awareness of good health and the importance of education. Fabric dye will be used to color participant’s shirts while they run.
The entry fee is $7 for students, and $12 for adults. The proceeds will help provide field trips, update technology, and purchase specific classroom materials.
For online registration, visit LES.pasco.k12.fl.us.
For information, call Wanda DeLaRosa at (352) 524-5609.
Shoes 4 Schools run/walk
The nonprofit C.O.P.E., a children’s outreach program, will host a fundraiser 5K run/walk called “Walk-4-Shoes,” for its Shoes 4 Schools program, on April 24 at Wesley Chapel District Park, 27727 Boyette Road.
Registration starts at 7 a.m., followed by the run/walk at 8 a.m. There will be awards for top finishers, live musical performances, an auction, and an antique car and motorcycle show.
Registrants will receive an event T-shirt. A $5 lunch will be offered by Rose Café of Zephyrhills.
For information and registration, contact Janet Chubinsky at (931) 210-0184 or .
Information days for PHSC students
Saint Leo University will host information sessions at Pasco-Hernando State College campuses to helps students from PHSC seeking transfer to a four-year institution.
- April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road, Building S, Room 109
- April 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the New Port Richey campus
- April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Brooksville campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Portable P002
- April 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Brooksville campus
For information, call (352) 588-7544, or visit SaintLeo.edu/PHSC.
Scholarship deadline is April 29
Hillsborough County Social Services and the Community Action Board will offer $5,000 scholarships to eligible students who wish to continue their education by attending an institution of higher learning.
Applications for scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year will be accepted through April 29. Recipients will be notified in writing prior to the start of the fall semester. Eligibility requirements include:
- Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 22, and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Sixteen-year-olds may apply if they are graduating seniors.
- Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County.
- The applicant’s household income must fall within 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant.
These criteria also will be used to evaluate applicants:
- Community service and school involvement
- Application and additional letters of recommendation
- Academic record
- Essay response
- Panel interview participation.
Application materials can be downloaded at HillsboroughCounty.org, by clicking on the “social services” page, and then “scholarships.”
High-flying teacher of the year
Hillsborough County and Florida Teacher of the Year Diane McKee soared in from 50 feet overhead on MOSI’s Sky Trail Zip Line to surprise a group of middle school students gathered at The Museum of Science & Industry to honor their favorite teacher.
McKee received a lifetime MOSI membership to honor her dedication to Florida’s children. The presentation was made 15 feet above the ground in a ceremony on the Sky Trail Ropes Course. McKee then came down to ground level to visit with the students from Tampa’s Williams Middle Magnet School who came to cheer her on.
McKee teaches eighth grade English at the school.
Discovery Point center earns accreditation
The Discovery Point Child Development Center in Lexington Oaks, in Wesley Chapel, has earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
Discovery Point centers provide safe, educational and nurturing environments for growing children, partnering with Teaching Strategies in using the nationally recognized early childhood education program, Creative Curriculum for Preschool.
For information on accreditation, visit Advanc-Ed.org.
Emily Nathe is scholarship recipient
Emily Nathe, a junior at the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was selected as the 2016 Pasco Co Cattlemen’s and Cattlewomen’s Scholarship recipient. Nathe has been a member of the Pasco Cattlewomen since 2002, and currently a Gator Collegiate Cattlewoman.
She graduated from Pasco-Hernando State College with honors in 2014, and was a Phi Theta Kappa member.
Nathe also is active in the Sigma Alpha Sorority at UF, while studying for her animal science/equine degree.
The scholarship she received is awarded in the junior or senior year of college to the applicant, or the son or daughter, of an active member of the Pasco Co Cattlemen or Cattlewomen in good standing.
Pasco County Schools kindergarten preregistration is scheduled for May 2, at all district elementary schools.
Families interested in preregistering children should contact the school in their area for details about orientation activities and times. For a list of schools with addresses and phone numbers, visit Pasco.k12.fl.us/schools. A link to school attendance boundaries also can be found on the page.
Preregistration requirements include:
- Child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016.
- Child’s birth certificate or other proof of birthdate
- Health examination – HRS Form 3040
- HRS Certificate of Immunization
- Proof of Florida residency, such as current utility bill (electric, water, etc.), lease agreement, driver’s license, or state ID card
For information about kindergarten, call Courtney Lough at (813) 794-2780, (727) 774-2780 or (352) 524-2780.
50-year class reunion
The Chamberlain High School Class of 1966 is planning a 50-year class reunion on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The committee needs help locating the Class of 1966 graduates.
If you graduated in 1966 and would like to have your name included for future updates and information, send your name (including maiden name), email, current address, home and/or cellphone number, and spouse’s name to
If you know anyone else in the class who has not yet been contacted, email their name and contact information to the same email address.