Science and engineering showcase
The 2019-2020 Pasco Science and Engineering Showcase will take place at Thomas Weightman Middle School, 30649 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel, on Feb. 1.
New this year, both the elementary and secondary fairs will occur on the same day.
The invitation-only awards ceremony will be on Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School.
Judges with expertise in science, technology, math and engineering related fields are needed.
Volunteering to judge is a rewarding experience and best realized when a student researcher presenting a project knows the judge both understands and cares about their research.
If interested in becoming a volunteer judge, visit tinyurl.com/roxw9o2 to fill out an application.
For more information and format changes, visit Pasco.k12.fl.us/PascoScienceShowcase.
New coffeehouse at Saint Leo
Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo, will celebrate the opening of its new Benedict’s Coffeehouse on Jan. 13 starting at 10 a.m.
Visitors are invited to check out the newly designed space at the east end of the Kirk Hall lawn (near the recreation basketball court).
The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, music, giveaways and a reception.
Guests who are one of the first 250 customers will receive a free Benedict’s Coffeehouse travel mug, with purchase.
Benedict’s will feature Starbucks coffees, specialty drinks and teas, and a variety of breakfast sandwiches and lunch items, including salads and snacks.
The coffeehouse name was selected to reflect the school’s Benedictine history and tradition.
The university was found in 1889 by sisters, monks, and priests of the Order of St. Benedict, and the university’s core values are based on the Rule of St. Benedict.
Following the grand opening, the coffeehouse will be open 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, providing students with a place to meet for a class project, take a break with friends, or study with a snack.
There will be indoor and outdoor patio seating, and Wi-Fi.
To learn more, visit SaintLeo.edu/benedicts-coffeehouse.
Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo, is extending an invitation to community residents near University Campus to register for private music instruction during the 2020 spring semester.
Instructors are available to teach voice, piano, strings, guitar and ukulele.
Residents can register for a single credit of instruction, and lessons will be 30 minutes weekly.
Classes start the week of Jan. 13.
For information, cost and registration, email Dr. Chantelle MacPhee at , and put ‘private music lessons’ in the subject line.
Early release day
Pasco County Schools has implemented a monthly, two-hour-early release time to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs, and district and school priorities.
Early release days will take place on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of January and May.
The next early release day is Jan. 15.
Tax collector charities
The Red Apple School and The Thomas Promise Foundation will be in the spotlight during the month of January, as charities of the month at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office.
The Red Apple School assists individuals with developmental disabilities, once they have completed high school, to become more independent.
The Thomas Promise Foundation provides weekend food for children in need who attend Pasco County Schools.
All funds raised will be split evenly between the two organizations.
To assist with either organization, call Trudy Acevedo at The Red Apple School, at (727) 847-2555, or Dianna Thomas at The Thomas Promise Foundation at (813) 782-0000.
To learn more about the charitable programs at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, visit PascoTaxes.com.
- Seth Burden, of Dade City, graduated from Flagler College, St. Augustine, during the school’s fall commencement services.
- Kayla Mains, of Lutz, and John Martinez, of Wesley Chapel, both were named to the fall Dean’s List at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
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