From trashy to flashy
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful presented its fourth annual Trashy Flashy Fashion Show showcasing 53 designs, all made from at least 75 percent recycled materials. The fashion show allowed students to take what they have learned either in the classroom, or through the educational presentations of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, and upcycle their waste into a wearable piece of art for the runway.
Four awards each were given to middle/high school designers and the other to college/adult designers of Best Use of Materials, Most Wearable, Avant Garde Fashion, and Top Design.
Wharton High School students Amaani Badet, Bayan Odeh, Michelle St. Paul, Karla Lopez and Samantha Roja Gill were winners in the Most Wearable Fashion category for middle/high school. The students used yarn, ribbon, water bottles, bottle caps, straw and newspaper to create their design.
Golf tournament raises more than $120,000
The Pasco Education Foundation’s 17th annual “Swing for the Kids” Fall Golf Classic raised more than $120,000 to support the foundation’s mission to advance student achievement in Pasco County’s public schools.
Since its inception in 2000, the Pasco Education Foundation’s golf classic continues to grow and is a significant fundraiser for the organization’s initiatives.
Future teachers teach seniors citizens
The River Ridge High School New Teacher Academy students took part in “Generational Learning Day” on Dec. 16, by teaching participating senior citizens technology skills, and providing them with resources for internet usage, social media access and identity theft protection.
Students also will teach the seniors how to take selfies, use mobile calendars and speech to text software, and other applications.
The learning day aims to promote inter-generational interaction and technology understanding.
For information, call Beth Hess at (727) 774-7200.
Carrollwood Day School open houses
Carrollwood Day School, 1515 W. Bearss Ave., in Tampa, will host two open houses: Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m., for elementary school; and, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., for high school. To RSVP, visit budurl.com/CDSRSVP16.
Magnet application period
The Pasco County Schools magnet application period ends on Jan. 20.
Parents interested in enrolling their students in one of the specialized magnet programs, can find out more information and complete an application at PascoSchools.org/ed_choice/magnet.
All properly completed applications will be entered into a lottery. Families will be notified of acceptance status by mid-February, so those who are not accepted have time to complete the traditional school choice open enrollment application between Feb. 1 and March 1.
Pasco County Schools’ magnet options include Sanders Memorial STEAM Elementary Magnet School, Centennial STEM Middle Magnet School and Bayonet Point STEM Middle Magnet School.
Families who do not have computer access, can complete applications at their local school or public library.
PHSC Foundation fundraiser
The Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation will host its second annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Jan. 27 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehren Cutoff in Land O’ Lakes.
Participants will receive 50 targets, a team cart, lunch, beverages, an awards banquet dinner, official tournament apparel, ammunition and more.
Sponsors and teams will be recognized in promotional materials, including the PHSC website, publications and event program.
For tournament information and sponsorship opportunities, call (727) 816-3410, or visit PHSC.edu/foundation/events.
Cox Elementary celebrates 90
Rodney B. Cox Elementary School, 37615 Martin Luther King Blvd., in Dade City, will host a second celebration for its 90th anniversary on Jan. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a dinner fundraiser and a Memory Walk featuring photographs through the eras of the school’s history.
For information, call (727) 774-5100.
Best colleges in Florida
OnlineColleges.com, a website that provides information about top online colleges and degree programs by featuring school rankings, program guides and career outlooks, has ranked the top 10 schools in Florida for online programs or classes as follows:
- Petersburg College
- Saint Leo University
- Daytona State College
- Broward College
- University of Florida
- Seminole State College of Florida
- Florida State College at Jacksonville
- University of Central Florida
- Eastern Florida State College
- College of Central Florida
Students can view the schools with the highest overall score, can filter schools by tuition, school type, religious affiliation, military benefits and more.