Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The two local high schools joined 113 other Florida campuses on the magazine’s 2013 list.
Carrollwood and Northdale area parents and students have reason to be proud. Both of the area’s high schools made it on Newsweeks’ Top 2,000 list of the best high schools in the country. Schools selected for the honor are “those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads,” the magazine’s website says. Honorees are judged on such factors as graduation rate, college acceptance rate and test scores. Gaither was 1,644 on the list of 2,000. Chamberlain came in at 1,987. The top school in the state is the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High. The No. 1 school in the nation, according to Newsweek, is in Bowling Green , Ky. Other area schools on the list include Alonso, Plant and Sickles. What do you …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The game started back in April, and was finally completed with dark clouds still threatening much of Tampa Bay.
Freedom High School, playing in its first girls softball postseason, made a 4-2 lead stand up after two days of rain delays against the defending state champion Chamberlain Cheifs in the Class 7A region semifinals. The game started on Tuesday and bad weather postposted the game until Wednesday night. Similar bad weather caused another stoppage on Wednesday night. The game finally came to end on Thursday, May 2. “We are definitely super excited,” Patriots coach Autum Hernandez told Tampabay.com. “Chamberlain’s a great team, they have a great tradition, they played us great all three days. We were just excited to be able to pull that off.” Freedom will play the Sarasota Lady Sailors on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Sarasota. Want to congratulate …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For the second day in a row, the game has been called due to the bad weather.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, the Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Wednesday afternoon at Chamberlain High School. The game was postponed due to bad weather on Tuesday night, April 30. After the skies opened up again, it's likely some fans were left wondering if this game will have to be played out two innings at a time for the entire week. That's right, the game was postponed again. When the call to stop play came on May 1, Freedom was leading 3-2 in the top of the 4th inning. The game will resume Thursday, May 2, but a time has not been set. Heavy rain is expected around Tampa Bay all week. Once the game is rescheduled, and hopfully finished, the winning team will face Sarasota High…
The Chamberlain High School Chiefs were facing the Freedom High School Patriots when weather turned ugly on Tuesday night.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, The Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Tuesday night at Chamberlain High School. About 15 minutes into the game, a half hour lightning delay became an hour-long rain delay. By then, thunderous skies and heavy rain began to blanket the area, causing students, school officials and parents to run to their vehicles to keep dry. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. Two innings were played before the delay. By then, the score was 2-0, with the Patriots in the lead. Freedom's record is 19-3, and Chamberlain's is 21-7. This was the fourth time the teams have met this season. Chamberlain won two of the first three games. Heavy rain is …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Phillip G. Kornell was one of 35 people arrested in a child-sex sting conducted in Manatee County.
Chamberlain High School history teacher Phillip G. Kornell thought he was arranging to meet an underage girl via the Internet, but it turned out to be an undercover detective from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. When Kornell showed up for the in-face introduction, he was arrested – one of 35 people charged in Operation Green Shepherd II, according to the sheriff’s office. Kornell, 40, was arrested March 20 and charged with a sexual offense on a victim age 12-15, according to Manatee County jail records. The arrests that resulted from the operation were made public Monday, March 25 after the sheriff’s office completed the sting, according to Bradenton Patch. The Hillsborough County School District knew of the charges last week, which …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The students recently toured the Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk County
Earlier this month some Chamberlain High students got up close and personal with some larger than life figures. The students visited the Future Farmers of America Animal Care Seminar and the Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk County. Students toured part of the 200-acre facility and took part in an interactive seminar. They had the opportunity to learn about the Asian elephant and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's conservation efforts. The students were also able to get up close and personal with a couple of the elephants and feed them.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We'd like to run photos of graduates on the site
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Graduation season is here. While you prepare to say goodbye to your high school senior at Carrollwood-area high schools like Gaither or Chamberlain, feel free to take photos of them and send them to us via email for a photo gallery we can post on the site. Send JPEG attachment photos to email@example.com. Call 813-230-4967 if you have questions. In the meantime, check out graduation dates and times for local high schools below: Congrats, seniors!