Centennial STEM info nights
Centennial STEM Middle Magnet School in Dade City will host these upcoming parent information nights at 6 p.m.:
- Jan. 10 at Thomas Weightman Middle School, 30649 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel
- Jan. 12 at Centennial STEM Middle Magnet, 38505 Centennial Road in Dade City
- Jan. 17 at John Long Middle School, 2025 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel
- Jan. 19 at Chester Taylor Elementary School, 3638 Morris Bridge Road in Zephyrhills
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.
Diocesan STEM Fair
The Diocese of St. Petersburg will host its first Diocesan STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Fair on Jan. 14 at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road in Spring Hill.
More than 100 students from across the diocese will participate in the fair.
Public viewing of the projects will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.
For information, call Ross Bubolz at (727) 347-8622.
Wiregrass students score superiors
Troupe 7142 from Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel recently took part in the district Thespians Festival. Troupe 7142 is an honor component of the school, and its purpose is to advance the standards of theater excellence. The troupe encourages students to attain a better mastery of theater arts and rewards those who achieve it with induction into the honor society.
The following troupe members received superior ratings at the festival:
- Vanessa Converse, makeup and scene design
- Vanessa Taylor, monologue
- Willy Chrispin, solo musical
- Emma Weiss, solo musical
In addition, the troupe also received six excellent ratings and three good ratings.
Countryside Montessori open house
Countryside Montessori Charter School, 5852 Ehren Cut-Off in Land O’ Lakes, will host an open house for the 2017-2018 school year on Jan. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for first to eighth grade. Guests can tour the campus, and meet the teachers and staff.
For information, call (813) 996-0991.
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.
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.
Association of Florida Colleges recognizes PHSC
Pasco-Hernando State College received the Association of Florida Colleges’ Excellence in Technology Award, 2016 Best Practice Award of Merit, and Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence.
The AFC recognizes outstanding programs and services each year that are established to serve students at local colleges.
PHSC’s academic technology and student activities departments were awarded second place for the TechCon student event. TechCon allows students to experience various technologies and learn strategies to be successful in the classroom and beyond.
The day-long event took place at each of the schools’ five campuses, and focused on the use of technologies that encourage students to solve problems, think critically, conduct research, analyze data and communicate ideas.
The PHSC East Campus received the practice award for its STEM Night event, designed to facilitate local pre-collegiate and college students’ interest in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
And, the PHSC Marketing and Communications Office received its awards of excellence for internet advertising, annual report publication and the college’s biannual Perspective magazine.