Education

Parent University Offers Free Programs To Assist Adults With Children In School

Parent University Offers Free Programs To Assist Adults With Children In School

  By Michelle Caceres Navigating the public school system can be as difficult as driving on an icy roadway, but thanks to Parent University, a free series of informational sessions, parents can get answers to their most perplexing questions about how to support their child’s academic life from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The next Parent […]

AAA Launches Anti-Texting Campaign For Teen Drivers

AAA Launches Anti-Texting Campaign For Teen Drivers

  By Tamas Mondovics In an effort to raise teen driver safety awareness, educate and ultimately save lives, AAA Auto Club, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and Hillsborough County Public Schools teamed up to launch its driver safety, anti-texting initiative, appropriately called ’Friday Night Lights.’ Armed with a public service announcement geared toward safe teen driving […]

Former School Superintendent Receives Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

Former School Superintendent Receives Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

  By Tamas Mondovics Former Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Earl Lennard is no stranger to recognition for his hard work over the years. His most recent award, however, stirs special memories for the founding graduate of the University of South Floirda’s College of Education. During a ceremony earlier this month, coupled with his […]

New School In Seffner Serving Students With Disabilities

New School In Seffner Serving Students With Disabilities

  By Libby Hopkins There is a brand new school in the community making a difference in the lives of its students. Impact Academy in Seffner opened its doors this past March and it services children with varying disabilities. “We have an amazing curriculum and a big focus on functional living skills development,” said the […]

University Of Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Celebrates 100 Years

University Of Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Celebrates 100 Years

  By Tamas Mondovics Representatives of the University of Florida, Hillsborough County government officials and representatives of Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension gathered to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Florida Extension earlier this month. According to County Agriculture Industry Development Manager and County Extension Director Stephen Gran, the free event held […]

Bloomingdale Graduate Returns To Perform With Army Jazz Ambassadors

Bloomingdale Graduate Returns To Perform With Army Jazz Ambassadors

  By Nicole Heubusch The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, which includes a local soldier, presented a free public performance in Valrico last month. SSG Luke Brimhall, who plays the trombone in the band, graduated from Bloomingdale High school in 2003 and returned to play at his alma mater. SSG Brimhall and the other […]

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

WHAT:             $5 day, National Museum Day and Safety Saturday WHEN:             Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE:           MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 813-987-6000; MOSI.org   DETAILS:  This $5 Day will celebrate National Museum Day and Safety Saturday.  Families can experience a unique performance on a 3D printed violin, […]

Sheriffs Conduct Move Over Enforcement Operation

Sheriffs Conduct Move Over Enforcement Operation

  By Tamas Mondovics Engaging in targeted enforcement of the Move Over Act, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) working with Florida Highway Patrol and the Tampa Police Department stepped up its efforts to remind motorists of obeying the important but, if ignored, potentially fatal traffic law often unheeded by many. The operation, which took place […]

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

  By Kathy L. Collins It’s Our World is the theme for this year’s seventh annual Big Draw which is a celebration of art and drawing. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. The event is free […]

Florida Virtual Academy Students Begin School Year, Hillsborough School Enrollment Up & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Florida Virtual Academy Students Head Back to School According to local school officials, the start of the 2014-2015 school season was smooth with nothing more than the usual or normally expected glitches that seem to work themselves out as students and parents settle into their daily routines. While the daily rituals […]