Hillsborough County’s Top Students Recognized During 2017 Graduation Ceremonies

Ending the 2016-2017 school year, thousands of students representing 28 high schools throughout Hillsborough County have scheduled to celebrate one the most important day of their young lives; graduation.

Included during each graduation ceremony, or commencement is the traditional valedictory and salutatorian speeches delivered by seniors who stood out from the rest of their classmates due to their personal achievements.

Students To Receive Healthy Meals During the Summer Break

To make sure students receive nutritionally balanced meals this summer, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Student Nutrition Services (SNS) are now offering several opportunities as it rolls out its Movin’ Meals summer food service program.

For the past six years SNS have been bringing food into communities through its Movin’ Meals “food buses” providing thousands of meals.

According to school officials, five retired and renovated district school buses have been selected to deliver meals into neighborhoods offering breakfast and lunch until Wednesday, August 2.
Students can eat on the air-conditioned buses.

The purpose of the annual summer program is to reach communities where children may not have access to a neighborhood school or park.

“The Movin’ Meals bus is very visible and the children know it represents a good meal, but more than that, it represents our determination to feed our children during out of school time,” HCPS sated in a recent online press release.

The buses will stop at a number of locations throughout the area including some serving the Brandon and Valrico communities.

See some of the times and locations below:
Bus #1
Parks Springs Apartments 300 Park Springs Circle, Plant City B 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. / L 12:45p.m. – 1 p.m.
Martin Luther King Rec Center, 1601 E. Martin Luther King, Plant City, B  9:00 – 9:15 / L  11:15 – 11:30
Plant City Health Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Plant City, Lunch only 10:15-11 a.m.
Bus #3
Nature’s Classroom, 13100 Verges Rd., Tampa, B  7:30 – 8:00 / L  12:30 – 1:00
Bus #4
Palm River Health Center, 7728 B Palm River Rd., Tampa, Lunch Only 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Hillsborough County Public Schools also offers the Extended School Year program, providing students breakfast and lunch at no cost at schools that provide summer school programs. Monday through Thursday, in select schools this summer, all children 18 years old and younger can come to an open school, regardless of whether the child is enrolled in summer school.

Hillsborough County Public Schools is committed to providing nutritionally balanced meals to children during the summer vacation when school breakfast and lunch are not available.

For more information, please contact Tanya Arja in the Communications Office at 272-4060.