Principal of the year is surprised by honor

Principal JoAnne Glenn and her staff were conducting a training seminar — when Pasco Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning and an entourage cruised into the room with flowers, balloons, a cookie cake and an announcement. The superintendent offered Glenn hearty congratulations, as he announced she was the district’s principal of the year. School Board Chairwoman Colleen Beaudoin gave Glenn a … [Read more...]

Stellar hoops season ends for Land O’ Lakes

The Land O’ Lakes High varsity boys basketball team’s banner season — and hopeful bid for a state finals appearance — has come to a close. After winning a district championship and then dismantling King High 62-35 in the regional quarterfinals, the Gators fell at home to Hillsborough High 52-36 in the Class 7A regional semifinals, on Feb. 26. The defeat ends what was one of the best hoops … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes band trip to states a long time coming

It’s been over a decade since the Land O’ Lakes High School band performed at states. That wait is over. The school’s symphonic band will join more than 40 other Florida high schools on April 23 at the State North High School Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Flagler Palm Coast High School, in Palm Coast. Mitchell High School is the only other public school in Pasco … [Read more...]

Refreshed by a reunion of old friends

I was confronted recently by the enduring question posed by the Clash and memorably highlighted in an ad for Choice hotels: Should I stay or should I go? I’m talking about the King High School Class of 1971’s 45-year reunion. It’s always easier to invent reasons not to go, of course. What’ll we talk about? Haven’t I heard all their stories? Haven’t I told all of mine? Don’t I see the … [Read more...]

Steinbrenner marching band director has ambitious plans

Steinbrenner High School’s new marching band director has ambitious plans for the program. Jason Allgair, who spent the past nine years teaching at Wharton High School, is striving to increase band participation. He’s also looking to collaborate with the school’s other fine arts programs — orchestra and theater. “I believe that all the arts should be together in regards to doing … [Read more...]

Week 1 prep football roundup

The first week of the regular season for high school football kicked off on Aug. 26. Here’s a look at how teams in our coverage area fared under the lights on Friday night. Pasco County results: Wesley Chapel 13, Land O’ Lakes 3 The skinny: New Wildcats coach Anthony Egan notched his first career win in a close road game against Land O’ Lakes High School. Up-and-coming quarterback … [Read more...]

Steinbrenner’s band needs big bucks for bowl trip

The Steinbrenner High School Band is planning a trip to perform at a college bowl game later this year. To get there, they’ll need hard work and determination. They’ll also need more than $70,000. That’s the cost to accommodate more than 90 people traveling to Memphis, Tennessee, for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, on Dec. 29. “It is a lot of money,” admitted band director Nicole Conte. … [Read more...]