Education

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

  What do you have planned this summer? For kids, summer spells time to sleep in, no homework and maybe an upcoming family vacation. But, these days, it can also mean learning a new skill, trying something adventurous, learning to swim, a new language or travelling afar. The staff at the Osprey Observer have collected(…)

Riverview High School DECA Students Seek Donations For Conference

Riverview High School DECA Students Seek Donations For Conference

Staff Report The Riverview High School DECA chapter has achieved success in district, state and national competitions this year. Sophomore Kimberly Spreenger and senior Julia Sumer, who placed fourth and fifth respectively at the Florida “State Development Conference” competition in Orlando in March, have earned the right to compete at the annual International Career Development(…)

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

  By Paula MacDonald To say it started with a little idea would be right. Actually, drama sponsor Phillip Goodchild’s idea to organize Lennard High School’s first summer drama camp started with 40 little ideas during a performance of The Wizard of Oz. Last December, the Lennard High School drama department produced a stage show(…)

The Learning Experience Celebrates One Year In FishHawk

The Learning Experience Celebrates One Year In FishHawk

  By Alicia Martin The Learning Experience, located at 16232 Bayberry Glen Dr. in Lithia, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with a very special event on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will take place at the Bayberry Glen Dr. location. “We will have family fun activities at the event such(…)

Local Students Kick Butts, Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives

Local Students Kick Butts, Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives

By Tamas Mondovics Once again proving their willingness to work hard on behalf of their fellow classmates and the community, Randall Middle School seventh and eighth grade students took part in multiple activities in order to raise awareness of the physical and economic impact of tobacco use. Students stood up against tobacco as they joined(…)

Sentiments Expressed To Newsome Seniors Through Program

Sentiments Expressed To Newsome Seniors Through Program

  Staff Report Newsome is about to embark on its seventh year of offering a sentimental sendoff to graduating seniors. For the past six years, the school and its Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) have organized the Blue Letter Envelope program. The program allows friends and family members of Newsome High graduates to express their well(…)

Academy Takes Healthier Option For Fundraising Event

Academy Takes Healthier Option For Fundraising Event

  By Libby Hopkins Oftentimes school fundraisers consist of candy, cookie dough, toys and wrapping paper. Olive oil, vinegar, and organic coconut and honey detoxing body scrub usually don’t come to mind, nor are they common school fundraising items. Literacy Leadership Technology (LLT) Academy, along with For a Cause and Faces of Courage, are working(…)

Teachers Earn Excellence in Education Awards

Teachers Earn Excellence in Education Awards

The 2014 Excellence in Education Awards ceremony honored three public school educators and support personnel last month, recognizing each awardee for their hard work and commitment to the students and community they serve.  The program was pleased to announce Julia Sarmiento of Shields Middle School as the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the(…)

Students Compete In Culinary Competition & Teachers Earn Excellence In Education Awards

Students Compete In Culinary Competition & Teachers Earn Excellence In Education Awards

  By Tamas Mondovics More than 400 students from across the state including students from 13 Hillsborough County high schools participated in the 14th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competitions. The event, hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation, showcased the best high school students in the state, many of whom will continue(…)

Tutoring Club Ready To Inspire In New Location In RiverHills Plaza

Tutoring Club Ready To Inspire In New Location In RiverHills Plaza

  Staff Report The Tutoring Club of Valrico will be hosting a grand re-opening of its new location, located at 4333 Lynx Paw Tr. in Valrico (in the back of the RiverHills Plaza, next to Lithia Springs Elementary School). The event will take place between Monday-Thursday, March 3-6, during their normal hours of operation, Monday,(…)