Now Accepting Nominations for the We Deliver Award

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

Hillsborough County Public Schools is currently accepting nominations for the 9th annual We Deliver Award.  The district, in partnership with the Hillsborough Education Foundation, honors an employee who has gone above and beyond to deliver excellence to students and/or the community.

This year the nominee should also be a person who has done more than is required while dealing with his or her own personal, life-changing struggle.

Anyone can nominate a district employee for the award – community members, employees, parents, and students.  The winner will receive a check for $10,000.

To learn more about the qualifications for We Deliver, or to nominate an employee, go to and type the words We Deliver in the search box.  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 17.

Applicant Orientation for Potential Charter Schools

March 31st, 2015 Comments off

Who:     Any groups interested in opening a new charter school with Hillsborough County Public Schools

What:    Orientation for new applicants

When:  Tuesday, April 7 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Instructional Services Center room 161, 2920 N. 40th St., Tampa

Why:     The orientation is designed to advise potential charter school applicants about the application process aligned with Florida Statutes and will include tips on how to apply.

How:     Representatives from the district’s Charter School office will share information and answer questions about the charter school application.  This meeting is designed to help potential applicants understand what the district looks for in a successful charter school application as well as challenges that may hinder an applicant’s chances for approval.

Students Raise Funds for Madison

March 27th, 2015 Comments off

Who:     Students and staff at Sickles High School

What:    Basketball game between students to help raise money for 5-year-old Madison, who has leukemia

When:  Friday March 27, 2:15 p.m.

Where: Sickles High School gym - 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa

Why:     The students have spent the week raising money to help Madison’s family with the expense of chemo treatments. Today is the culmination of this effort and will end with a fun basketball game between the students. The staff will also get in on the action. Madison and her family will also be there. She will be walked out onto the court at 2:15 just prior to the start of the game.

How:     For years, students and staff have raised money for a local student battling cancer. This year they are honoring Madison and her fight.