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Ed-Venture Students to Showcase Talents

May 28th, 2015 Comments off

Who:     B.T. Washington, Just, Miles, and Potter elementary schools

What:    Under the Lights, an Ed-Venture Showcase

When:  Monday, June 1, at 6 p.m.

Where: Blake High School auditorium – 1701 North Boulevard, Tampa

How:     Students in the Ed-Venture program at B.T. Washington, Just, Miles, and Potter elementary schools will come together to showcase what they have learned in the after school program. Performances such as martial arts, poetry, step, and modern band will be highlighted. The cheer teams from all four schools will unite for a performance.

Working with the district’s Hillsborough Out-of-School Time (H.O.S.T) program, Ed-Venture was developed two years ago to add significant time at the end of the school day for extracurricular activities such as sports and musical arts. Ed-Venture cultivates a more specific, holistic, and progressive performing arts curriculum for students that caters to their needs and abilities, as well as builds a strong foundation for further learning and development in the arts.

Morgan Woods Multicultural Festival

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

Who:     Morgan Woods Elementary School students and staff

What:    Multicultural Festival

When:  Friday, May 29, 8:10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Where: Morgan Woods Elementary School – 7001 Armand Dr., Tampa

How:     The multicultural festival begins with an opening ceremony on the PE court featuring a kindergarten parade of cultures and all grade levels singing a song from their assigned continent. Each grade level is assigned a continent and classes chose a country. Following the ceremony, classes will present on their assigned country and attend other student presentations. The students prepare each presentation and they are facilitated by a teacher. Students will carry handmade passports and receive a stamp after entering each continent.

Top Middle School Math Students to Compete

May 26th, 2015 Comments off

Who:     Hillsborough County public middle school math students

What:    Math League

When:  Thursday, May 28 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center – 4800 Highway 301 North, Tampa

Why:     Provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge of mathematics and to participate in a challenging competition

How:     Approximately 550 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will compete in a district wide mathematics competition. Each middle school may register a four-student team for each grade level. The Math League is an individual competition consisting of 25 multiple choice questions followed by a team event. The individual test begins at 9:30 a.m. with the team rounds following at 10:30 a.m. Beginning at 1 p.m., trophies will be awarded recognizing the top individual scores and the top teams at each grade level. The top team scores are determined by a combination of the four individual scores plus the team competition score. The school with the overall highest score for all grade levels combined will be awarded the district champion trophy.