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Earth Day Celebration

April 15th, 2015 Comments off

A flurry of color will be the highlight of the Earth Day celebration at Hillsborough High School with a large butterfly and ladybug release.

The events take place on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until noon in the school’s award-winning garden, Positive Park. Other activities include a Q & A session with Master Gardener Virginia Overstreet, from the Hillsborough County Extension Service.

Students and staff will learn the important role we all have in protecting our planet. The event will end with a butterfly and ladybug release. The beautiful butterflies and ladybugs will then become a part of the school’s garden.

The event is hosted by students in Hillsborough High School’s Environmental Club and the alumni association.

Hillsborough High School is located at 5000 N. Central Ave., Tampa.

Tapestry of Stars

April 9th, 2015 Comments off

Howard W. Blake Magnet High School of the Arts will host “Tapestry of Stars, Spotlight on Music” in the Don Thompson Theatre on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature talented Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts students and alumni. Alumni special guest artists include Cello Soloist Kamryon Williams and Christie Lenée, a recording artist who has been capturing audiences across the US with her guitar performances.

Ticket prices for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tickets are available at For more information about the evening, contact Greg Basham at 813-272-3422 ext.717.

Howard W. Blake Magnet High School of the Arts is located at 1701 N. Boulevard, Tampa.

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.