Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The application period is from April 16-May 3.
Are you interested in your child attending a magnet program, career and tech program or a school not assigned to your child? The Hillsborough Choice Options application period for the 2013-2014 school year opens April 16 and runs through May 3, 2013, according to an announcement issued by the district. Under Hillsborough Choice Options students can apply for a magnet school, a career and technical Education program, or another public school with available space within Hillsborough County. Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school, or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application, according to the statement. School choice and magnet programs are available for students …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
South Tampa-Hyde Park residents who are counting on this state program to help fund college dreams might find the rules of the game changing soon.
Florida high school students who have been hitting the books in hopes of getting a full four-year ride to college courtesy of the state may soon discover they need to do more to qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship. The state’s lottery-funded tuition program is entering troubled financial waters and some say it’s time to change the rules of the game. “There’s more money going out than going in,” explained Sen. John Legg, R-Lutz. Legg chairs his chamber’s education committee and sits on the education appropriations subcommittee. “Lottery revenues are increasing by about 4 percent a year,” said Legg. The problem is the money going out to Bright Futures awardees is increasing at a rate of about 13 to 14 percent a year, he added. “It’s not…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The hunt is on for professionals to fill several hundred open positions in time for the 2013-14 school year.
As nearby counties enact hiring freezes, Hillsborough County Schools are putting out "help wanted" signs. Superintendent MaryEllen Elia told Hillsborough School Board members Tuesday the district has activated its online registration for potential hires. “Hiring good teachers is a year round job,” Elia said. “We’re working very hard to have information available on our website so they (candidates) know what the process is.” The Hillsborough district plays host to a new teacher week annually and tries to have most of its new hires in place by then, she said. It also plays host to an annual job fair in June where multiple applicants can interview for open positions. According to the district's website, there are 150 instructional positions …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The students maintained straight "A's" in school.
Tuesday, January 29
This just in from Lee Lowry, director of communications at St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School, 906 S. Orleans Avenue in south Tampa: More than 50 students at St. John’s Middle Division currently in grades 6 through 8 accomplished the feat of maintaining straight As for the entire 2011-2012 school year. These students were named to Head’s List for each quarter during the last year. “The fact that these students were able to attain this level of excellence, and maintain it over an entire school year, is something of which they can be very proud,” said St. John’s Headmaster Gordon Rode. “Particularly given the challenging subjects our students are able to take here, which include advanced math and Latin, we find this to be an outstanding…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
The open house is later this month.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Although he accepted a coaching job with USF, Robert Weiner reportedly will stay at Plant.
Tuesday, January 8
On Sunday, Coach Robert Weiner said goodbye to his players at South Tampa's Plant High School. Today, Weiner decided against a position at University of South Florida as receivers coach, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He's staying put at Plant, where he led the south Tampa school's team to four straight titles, the Times said. What do you think about his decision? Tell us in the comments.
Weiner has been with Plant High since 2004.
Tuesday, January 8
On Sunday, Robert Weiner made the announcement to Plant High's players and their parents: He was leaving his post as football coach to become University of South Florida's receivers coach, according to tbo.com. Weiner helped Plant's program gain national recognition during his tenure as coach, according to MaxPreps.com, after not having a winning season in a dozen years, according to the Tampa Bay Times. What do you think about Weiner leaving Plant High? Who do you think should replace him? Tell us in the comments.