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Families Invited to STEMtastic

March 26th, 2015 Comments off

STEMtastic featuring demonstrations, activities, and displays from Hillsborough County STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) will take place at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) on Friday, March 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This is a fun opportunity for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to learn about the unlimited possibilities of STEM. Each school will represent their STEM theme in a festive atmosphere. Schools will provide interactive hands-on activities for guests. Families will learn about the engaging STEM programs offered at elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. Families can also talk with school and district personnel regarding attending STEM schools.

Families who attend this event may experience the main building of MOSI for free. For more information, families should call the Choice Information Line at 813-272-4692.

MOSI is located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.  Admission and parking are free.

Hillsborough Choice Options Middle and High School Application Period

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off

The Hillsborough Choice Options application period for middle and high magnet and School Choice programs for the 2015-2016 school year opens March 24, at noon and closes April 16.

Under Hillsborough Choice Options students can apply for a magnet school or another public school with available space within Hillsborough County. Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school, or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application.

School choice and magnet programs are available for students entering kindergarten through 11th grade.  Students currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County public school should apply directly online. Students new to Hillsborough County Public Schools can download an application from the Choice Options website, complete it, and mail it to the address listed on the application.

Applications are available beginning at noon on March 24, online at http://choice.mysdhc.org. Parents can call the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692 for answers to their questions.

5th Annual STEM Professional Event

March 19th, 2015 Comments off

Who:     Magnet STEM programs

What:    Networking event for students and professionals

When:  Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Middleton High School media center – 4801 N. 22nd St., Tampa

Why:     To connect students, parents, educators, and professionals so they can further promote student interest in STEM careers.

How:     Middleton High School engineering program, Stewart Middle Magnet School, and Young Middle Magnet School are hosting the “STEM Professional Association Event.” The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. William Tyson, Principal Investigator, NSF PathTech, and Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Tyson will speak on the topic of “Successful Academic & Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies.” The evening will include a Q & A Session, Robotics demonstration, and honors and awards.

The Middleton Magnet High School Pre-Collegiate Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is home to the following programs: Engineering – Project Lead the Way Program; Biomedical-Biotechnical- Project Lead the Way Program, Computer Game Design and Computer Systems Engineering. Middleton is also home to the winners of the 2012 FTC Robotics Championship and 2013 and 2014 Florida State FTC Robotics Championship.