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Last chance to see Pulitzer Prize-winning play at local high school

Last chance to see Pulitzer Prize-winning play at local high school

Hudson, FL -- This weekend is you last chance to see David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Proof, at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School.

The Hat Trick production has been running at the school Friday and Saturday nights since Jan. 14 but this weekend is the last showing.

Tickets: Adults $16 at the door ($14 in advance); Students & Seniors $11 door ($9 in advance)

Lutz 6th graders plant marsh grass to help wildlife

Lutz 6th graders plant marsh grass to help wildlife

Lutz, FL -- Students from Learning Gate Community School in Lutz went to the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve in Manatee County to plant marsh grass they grew.

The six graders used little trays with slots in them to plant seeds in them, and over the past year they started growing.

The project took place under the guidance of Tampa Bay Watch, an organization that partners with area schools to restore salt marsh ecosystems and help students to learn about the environment.

The marsh grass will help protect birds, fish and other wildlife from the erosive effects of tropical weather systems.

 

 

Mitchell High students have fundraiser for fallen student

Mitchell High students have fundraiser for fallen student

New Port Richey, FL -- Mitchell High School students came out today to help the family of their friend, Cierra Mamonoff, who was killed on Wednesday morning when she was hit by a car when she tried to cross Little Road on her way to school.

Friends of Mamonoff held a car wash today from 10 a.m. to noon at the 7-Eleven on 7320 State Road 54 in New Port Richey to help Cierra's family pay for the funeral costs.

Cierra's good friend, 10th-grader Joseph Marrone, said the car wash was doing well and they had a lot of donations coming in.

It was a good turnout of students who all came out to support their friend's family.

'Art of Recycling' has Pasco students getting creative

'Art of Recycling' has Pasco students getting creative

Pasco County, Florida -- The Pasco County website has announced the return of a beloved community art exhibit coming up next month. Keep reading the official press release to find out more:

High School students will be delivering their creations made from at least 70% used materials to the West Pasco Government Center the first Saturday in February. Over $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded to the winners in ten categories and participating seniors have the opportunity to compete for a $1,000 art scholarship.

The art is judged on many different themes like Best Use of Newspaper, Most Innovative, Best Environmental Concept and much more.

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 8 a.m. The public may vote for their favorite piece of art in the “People’s Choice” for five days. The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the West Pasco Government Center commission chambers, 7530 Little Road in New Port Richey.

The art will remain on exhibit at the Government Center through March 2. From there the winning art pieces will be transferred to the District School Board of Pasco County where they will be displayed through March 30.

Open house tonight at Countryside Montessori Charter School

Open house tonight at Countryside Montessori Charter School

Land O' Lakes, FL -- Countryside Montessori Charter School will host its annual Registration Open House Thursday, Jan. 20 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

This event welcomes all families interested in attending the school and applying for admission in the Fall. 

Attendees of the open house are welcome to tour the school, meet with teachers, and fill out a student application. A brief video summarizing Montessori philosophy and its applications within the classrooms will be presented.

Pasco County teachers awarded grants

Pasco County teachers awarded grants

PASCO COUNTY, Florida -- Nineteen Pasco County teachers are among the 206 educators across the District's 16-county region awarded Splash! school grants on Dec. 20 through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. 

The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide hands-on learning opportunities that teach students about their local watersheds and the freshwater resources within them. Splash! school grants provide up to $5,000 per school on a reimbursement basis only and are available to public, private and homeschool teachers.

Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator, attributed the effectiveness of the grant program in Pasco County to the strong partnership with Pasco County Schools, which helped get the word out to teachers. Laura Hill, an instructional supervisor for Pasco County Schools, serves as the District’s liaison to teachers.