By Tamas Mondovics

Bell Creek Academy Hosts Information Fair During National School Choice Week

The students of Bell Creek Academy (BCA) were on hand last month as teachers and administrators shared information on the programs provided at the school. Bell Creek Academy, located at 13221 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, is a Public Charter school serving grades sixth through twelfth with a current student enrollment of 820.

The information fair, which featured presentations about the Cambridge and Galileo Programs as well as information about the school’s Legal, Business/Finance, and Marine Sciences Academies, coincided with National School Choice Week 2016, the nation’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

BCA Principal Margaret Fahringer spoke highly of the event and its message of strong education of children, an issue she said “requires deep thought.”

“School choice options allows you to choose what is best for the child,” Fahringer said adding, “It is important to inform parents of the vision and mission of Bell Creek and how that transforms into a viable curriculum that meets the needs of a range of children.”

Fahringer emphasized that BCA has programs for college bound students that are rigorous and challenging as well as programs of study for students who want a solid education leading to careers.

BCA’s vision and mission objectives include the expanding of its educational opportunities for the children of Riverview and surrounding communities.

“We are looking forward to the expansion of courses in our academies and the accomplishments of our students in the Cambridge program,” she said. “We appreciate the involvement of our parents in school activities as well as their participation in their child’s academic life.”

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Lennard High Athletic Booster Club Welcomes Harlem Wizards for a Hoops Fun Fundraiser

Lennard High School teachers, students, staff are now gearing up for an exciting event that is promising to deliver an evening of trick hoops and alley oops by means of a world-class, laugh-a-minute, high-flying, interactive show on the school’s basketball court. Hosting their first community event, members of the Lennard Athletic Booster Club were excited to be able to secure the presence of the Harlem Wizards entertainment basketball team.

For the past 50 years, the Wizards have been delivering wildly successful fundraiser events for schools and nonprofits.

Last season alone the team has played at more than 400 communities across the country, helping to raise well over $2 million.

Scheduled for Saturday, February 20 at Lennard high School, located at 2342 E. Shell Pt. in Ruskin, the community wide family event welcomes everyone as well as encourages local businesses and community leaders to participate in the schools sponsorship program, through the various donation opportunities.

School official said that Lennard High School is home to more than 2,400 students and all funds raised will go directly to support its Athletic Booster Club.

Adding to the excitement the local Hoopstars team, made up ofHillsborough County School District teachers, staff and principals will take on the Wizards, which may be a one sided game, but will be filled with plenty of laughter and fun.

For more information about the Harlem Wizards, visit www.harlem

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