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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
The program was made possible by Catania & Catania law firm.
This just in from Carrollwood Day School, 1515 W. Bearss Avenue: Texting can be more dangerous than alcohol to drivers, and government officials are starting to take notice. Laws are being passed in many states to ban texting while driving, and a large number of PSAs are being broadcast on internet and television. Thanks to a partnership between Carrollwood Day School and an organization called PEER Awareness, the dangers of texting while driving can now be experienced in a safe, controlled environment. PEER Awareness, a health and wellness company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will visit Carrollwood Day School on Friday, September 28. Students and faculty will be introduced to the AWARE-TXT Simulator from 9 a.m. until the end of the …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The film will be shown in October at Carrollwood Day School.
Carrollwood Day School is hosting a screening of the Happy movie at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2 at the school, 1515 W. Bearss Avenue. The movie will be shown in the CDS newly-renovated theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public. Although this movie is unrated, CDS recommends it is appropriate for ages 13 and older. The HAPPY movie is an educational documentary that leads viewers on a journey across 5 continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today’s society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfillment? Through remarkable …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The sale is Sept. 28-30
Want to spruce up your garden? Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway, is hosting a plant sale. Native plants, shrubs, flowers are more will be on sale. The sale will be in the student parking lot of the school from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sept. 28-30. For more information, call Kimberly Martin at 813-975-7340 ext. 244.
Preference will be given to students of middle-income families, a press release states.
If you know a Carrollwood or Northdale student headed for college, The Right Fit Foundation recently accounced its first annual $5,000 scholarship. Pasco and Hillsborough County students are invited to apply. Carrollwood and Northdale high schools include Chamberlain and Gaither. One scholarship will be awarded, and preference will be given to middle-income families, according to a press release. "These families often do not qualify for need-based financial aid and borrow more on average to pay for college,” Right Fit founder Kenneth Albert said in the release. To qualify, students must be a US citizen, a resident of Pasco or Hillsborough counties, and have a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also attend one of …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The movie is open to the public.
This just in from Carrollwood Day School: Carrollwood Day School is hosting a screening of the Happy movie on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at the Bearss Avenue Campus. The movie will be shown in the CDS newly renovated theatre located at 1515 West Bearss Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public. Although this movie is unrated, CDS recommends it is appropriate for ages 13 and older. The HAPPY movie is an educational documentary that leads viewers on a journey across five continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today’s society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Walker's son killed himself a few years ago after being bullied.
Jake Gersten was in middle school when he first experienced bullying. Gersten, who is Jewish, said his religion made him a target for other kids' taunts. "It didn't last for a long time, but I was able to feel how hurtful it is," said Gersten, now 17. "It's difficult to be picked on because of your religion." Instead of lashing out at his peers, Gersten, a student at Carrollwood Day School, chose a different route: After hearing an anti-bullying speaker last year during a Jewish youth group program in Orlando, he helped organize a presentation at CDS this spring that explained bullying and encouraged students to take a pledge against it. The presentation also included a short video that detailed the speaker's story. Sirdeaner Walker's son …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Both coaches have prior experience in Tampa Bay.
This just in from Carrollwood Day School: Carrollwood Day School is pleased to announce the hiring of two new coaches. Nick Rodriquez has been selected to guide the Patriot baseball. As the first varsity baseball coach at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, Rodriguez led that program to five consecutive regional tournament appearances, and back-to-back district titles in 2010 and 2011. In 2001, he served as an assistant coach at Tampa Prep, and was a part of that program's first trip ever to the FHSAA final four. Rodriguez holds a career record of 96-54 and was named the Pasco County Coach of the Year in 2010. “I could not be happier to be a part of the outstanding coaching staff at Carrollwood Day School," he said. "Holding …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hillsborough County libraries are holding contest for art and poetry inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month.
This just in from the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative: The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is celebrating Hispanic heritage with three popular annual contests. Contest entries are being accepted through September 30, and winners will be announced and prizes will be given at the Our Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony at the Town 'N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Suite 120, in Tampa on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The Contest Are: 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded in both the grades K-2group and the grades 3-5 group. 1st Place prize is a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and 100 professionally printed bookmarks. 2nd Place prize is a $50 U.S. Savings Bond and 100 professionally printed bookmarks. 1st…
The bomb threat came in on Monday morning, authorities said.
One day after a bomb threat prompted school officials to send students home early from Carrollwood Day School, class is back in session. Classes will resume today at the school, 1515 W. Bearss Ave., according to Shannon Gauthier, marketing director at CDS. The bomb threat was called in to authorities at 8:04 a.m. on Monday, according to Debbie Carter, spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. School officials made the call to cancel classes for the rest of the day as authorities conducted an investigation. Authorities "cleared the call" on Monday after not finding a bomb. The investigation is ongoing.