Student Citizens recognized
The East Pasco Chamber Foundation in partnership with The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized 10 student citizens for the month of February. Students are chosen by the teachers and administration of their individual schools for exemplary effort, achievement and contribution to their school, family and community. Those receiving honors were: Jacqueline Dester, Academy of Spectrum Diversity; Kervin Cruz Roman, The Broach School; Sydney Dean, The Broach School Elementary Campus; Angel Cruz, Chester W. Taylor Elementary School; Grayson Jones, Heritage Academy; Faris Alkhafaji, Raymond B. Stewart Middle; Ericka Batista, West Zephyrhills Elementary; Rylynn Hale, Woodland Elementary; Malachi Woodard, Zephyrhills High; and Richelle Barriffe, East Pasco Adventist Academy (not pictured).
Academy at the Farm in Dade City has been recognized as a model for public charter schools and is in the running for a $20,000 grant to be awarded this spring, according to a news release.
Building Hope, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students, has announced the semifinalists for its second Building Hope IMPACT Grants.
More than 260 applications were submitted from schools in 38 states across the nation, and 28 semifinalists stood out, the release said.
A total of $170,000 in grants will be awarded across four categories: Community Engagement, Educational Innovation, Student Empowerment, and new this year, Model Charter School.
Academy at the Farm is committed to personalized learning through maximum student-teacher interactions. The student-to-educator ratio is 7 to 1.
The high school has been rated “A” for 18 years and students score 25% or higher than other Florida schools in math, reading and science.
Transition Services Night
Cypress Creek High School, 8701 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, will host an ESE Transition Services Night on March 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the school cafeteria.
The event is for all Pasco County Schools students and their families to learn about agencies and services for children and young adults with special needs.
Dinner will be provided.
Reservations must be made by March 20 online at EventBrite.com or by email to . Registrants must include the total number of people attending.