Chambers honors citizens of the month
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce has recognized these students as January Citizens of the Month: Susanna Rom, Academy at the Farm; Kayla Rosales, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Sidney Deese, Saint Anthony Catholic School; Aubrey Prescott, Centennial Elementary; Ethan Dixon, Lacoochee Elementary; Madalyn Grace Irvin, Pasco Elementary; Daniela Alvarez, Rodney B. Cox Elementary; Manuel Servindelamora, San Antonio Elementary; Yahir Torres, Centennial Middle; Teon Ifill, Pasco Middle; Brianna Moser, James Irvin Educaiotn Center; and, Paul Leon, Pasco High.
Elementary school opens clothes closet
Mittye P. Locke Elementary School in New Port Richey opened a Locke Closet and Resource Center Feb. 4, to provide no-cost clothing to families in need.
The school staff collected 3,000 new clothing items through a partnership with New Threads of Hope in Wisconsin. Clothing was available in all sizes for men, women, boys and girls.
Families received invitations and were asked to RSVP to shop for clothing.
Also offered were community resources for counseling, youth services, jobs, food, shelter and more.
Shady Hills hosts first track meet field trip
Shady Hills Elementary School hosted its first Track Meet Field Trip Feb. 10 at Crews Lake Middle School. The event was part of the after-school Shady Hills Harrier Running Club, which is in its second year.
Since its formation, the club has amassed a roster of 110 students who run every Tuesday and Thursday.
The students tally their accumulated miles to earn rewards and participation in Oak Hill Hospital’s Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, in April.
Students also receive tips on stretching, nutrition and running techniques.
Pine View’s week of service
Pine View Middle School’s inaugural Great Week of Service is Feb. 13 through Feb. 17, as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, to encourage giving back to the community, and to learn from and reflect on the experiences.
As part of the week, students will host a car wash for first responders, and make tug toys and collect treats for animals at Pasco County Animal Services. The car wash is daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The toy making will take place throughout the week in art classes.
The students also will mentor at Cox Elementary School in Dade City on Feb. 16, and volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries in Holiday on Feb. 17.
The school will collect these donations: clean, old towels and T-shirts (for tug toys), Pup-Peroni and/or Milk-Bone dog treats, Tempations cat treats, carwash soap (not dish soap), sponges and scrub brushes.
For information, call Pine View at (813) 794-4800.
Parent information nights
San Antonio Elementary School will host three parent information nights to share information about the Cambridge Programme with east Pasco families. Each session begins at 6:30 p.m.:
- Feb. 16, San Antonio Elementary, 32416 Darby Road in Dade City
- Feb. 20, Centennial Elementary, 38501 Centennial Road in Dade City
- Feb. 23, Wesley Chapel Elementary, 30243 Wells Road
The Cambridge Programme will be offered in the 2017-2018 school year. The program is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning with an international curriculum model that provides students with a rigorous educational experience.
For information, call San Antonio Elementary at (352) 524-5300, or visit PascoSchools.org, and click on the Schools link at the top.
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, offers a Home-schooling Ministry, with weekly co-op at the church, social events and more.
Local students earn degrees
The following students have earned degrees from their respective schools:
- Angel Ramos, of Wesley Chapel, Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Missouri Valley College
- Colin Allan Pritchard, of Odessa, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina
- Alissa Belasco, of Lutz, Bachelor of Science in applied science from Youngstown State University, Ohio
Learning Gate looking for sponsors, auction items
Learning Gate Community School in Lutz will host its 13th annual Silent Auction Night on March 4 at the University Area Community Development Center. All the proceeds will benefit Learning Gate students.
The school is looking for auction items, sponsors, raffles prizes or gift certificates. All items received will be highlighted to advertise the company. Pickup is available for any donations provided. Donations are tax deductible.
For information, call Michele Northrup at (813) 948-4190, ext. 313, or visit LearningGate.org