Principal raises the roof to promote literacy

Students at Wiregrass Elementary School have a summer tradition. They take part, every year, in the Scholastic Book reading challenge. Two years ago, the students logged in over 43,000 minutes, and came in eighth in the state. But, Steve Williams, principal of the school at 29732 Wiregrass School Road in Wesley Chapel, knew they could do better. So, he challenged them to log in … [Read more...]

Wiregrass Elementary revving up for first day

Crews are kicking it into high gear at Wiregrass Elementary School to ensure the school is ready to open for students on Aug. 15. The new school, at 29732 Wiregrass School Road in Wesley Chapel, will have its “first” first day of school, and Principal Steve Williams said he and his staff can’t wait. “This is going to be a fantastic school. It’s going to be an outside-the-box kind of … [Read more...]

New elementary school gets a name

The school formerly known as Elementary W now has a name. Pasco County School Board members voted unanimously on March 15 to name the school Wiregrass Elementary. The board chose the name after little discussion. They decided to go with a name that reflects the community where the school will open in August. Board member Cynthia Armstrong made the motion for the school’s new name, … [Read more...]

Gainesville bumps Sunlake from postseason … again

The rivalry between Sunlake and Land O' Lakes high schools is obvious because of the close proximity of the two schools. But the Seahawks may have found a new rival in the Gainesville Hurricanes, which for the second year in a row, knocked them out of the state football playoffs. Gainesville used two quick scores at the start of the game to cement what would become a 27-19 win Friday night in … [Read more...]

Corley’s voting message to Sunlake hits Twitter

Brian Corley visited Sunlake High School Tuesday to talk to upperclassmen there about the importance of voting. The Pasco County supervisor of elections emphasized local elections over the more popular presidential elections. Midterm elections, like the one coming up Nov. 4, typically have much lower voter turnout because there are no national candidates on the ballot. Yet, the local elections … [Read more...]

Weapon report put Sunlake High on lockdown

The beginning of the holiday weekend was a stressful time for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and administrators at Sunlake High School after a reported student carrying a weapon put the campus on lockdown Friday morning. Sunlake principal Steve Williams worked to keep the public informed what was happening throughout the morning through Twitter, and posted on the school's Facebook page later … [Read more...]