Duke donates for education
Duke Energy presented at $50,000 grant to the Pasco Education Foundation and its mission to help advance student achievement. From left, Kurt Browning, superintendent of schools; Stacey Capogross, executive director Pasco Education Foundation; Jeff Baker, Government & Community Relations Duke Energy; and Joanne Hurley, school board chairman. Duke also presented a $103,280 energy efficient rebate check to Pasco County Schools.
myStudent replaces eSembler
Pasco County Schools has launched a new student information system called myStudent to replace eSembler.
Parents can establish an account and access myriad resources. Middle and high school parents can view district and school calendars, as well as student grades, class assignments, teachers, test history, attendance, referrals and more.
Elementary school parents can view calendars, class schedules, attendance information and referrals.
The system also enables communication with teachers.
To learn more, visit PascoSchools.org.
Teen Advisory Board
The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, will host a Teen Advisory Board meeting on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m., for grades six to 12.
Students can get volunteer hours for scholarships and school clubs by attending the meetings. Board members help to plan and run the teen literary programs.
For information, call (813) 788-6375.
Practice ACT test
Steinbrenner High School, 5575 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road in Lutz, will offer The Princeton Review Practice ACT Test on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. To 3:30 p.m., for high school students throughout the area. The cost is $25.
Gaither High garage sale
Gaither High School will host its first Band Garage Sale on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the school parking lot at 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
There will be vendors and businesses introducing their products and/or services. Food trucks also will be on site.
The cost is $20 for two parking spaces, and must be prepaid with signed vendor contract.
Proceeds will help send the Gaither High School Band to Carnegie Hall.
PHSC Foundation fundraiser
The annual Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation Golf Tournament will take place on Oct. 3 at the Black Diamond Ranch Quarry Course, 2600 W. Black Diamond Circle in Lecanto.
Awards will be given to first place teams, and winners of the longest drive, closest to the pin and putting contests.
Players receive a breakfast buffet, lunch, beverages, awards banquet seat, official tournament apparel and goodie bags.
Registration is available at PHSC.edu/foundation/events.
Free math activities
Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo, will once again offer its Math Circle — a free, community outreach program for children in fourth to eighth grade.
Participants work weekly with Saint Leo math and science faculty on hands-on activities to encourage an interest in math.
Meetings take place on Thursdays, through Dec. 1, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Lewis Hall, Room 305.
Women of AT&T scholarships
Two Tampa area students were awarded scholarships from the Florida chapter of Women of AT&T, an Employee Resource Group at AT&T. The two recipients were:
–Kristen Barry, of Odessa, a graduate of Steinbrenner High School who plans to attend Florida State University to study pre-law.
–Andrew Moss, of Westchase, a graduate of Robinson High School’s International Baccalaureate program, who plans to attend Wake Forest University to major in mathematical business.
Libraries can help
With a Pasco County library card and an internet connection, there is 24/7 access to the Learning Express Library.
The LEL contains study guides and practice tests for college entrance exams, placement tests, high school equivalency tests and more. There also are study guides and practice tests for occupation exams in allied health, civil service, electrical, firefighting, Homeland Security, law enforcement, nursing, real estate and more.
The Learning Express Library database can be accessed for free at PascoLibraries.org.
Lutz student home from training
Members of a New York Army National Guard task force with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have completed a force-on-force training exercise.
The troops spent nearly a month at Fort Polk as part of the training rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
Specialist Andrew Scheerhorn, of Lutz, completed training as part of Company B, 1-87 Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, and redeployed home.
Bayonet Point remodeled
Bayonet Point STEM Middle Magnet School, 11125 Little Road in New Port Richey, was closed all of last school year for a remodeling project, which was funded with more than $16 million generated from the voter-approved Penny for Pasco.
The school recently hosted a tour to highlight the cafeteria, media center, collaboration centers and classrooms, including a new art room.
The project also included additions of windows and walls; replaced wiring, plumbing, drywall, phone and intercom systems and technology; paint; and, safety features.
Local students make mark
- Tori Anderson, of Odessa, was named to the summer Dean’s List at Berry College in Georgia.
- Alexandra Moore, of Lutz, received a Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult and Family Services from Iowa State University.
- Ryan Adams, of Lutz, received a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.