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Stewart Students Honor Fallen Astronauts

January 26th, 2015 Comments off

Who:  7th and 8th grade John Glenn Top Gun Academy students from Stewart Middle Magnet School

What:  Honor fallen NASA Astronauts

When:  Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27 – noon

Where:  MOSI – 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa

How:  John Glenn Top Gun Academy students from Stewart Middle Magnet School will honor the fallen NASA astronauts of the Apollo I, Challenger, and Columbia Shuttles in a ceremony at MOSI’s Historic Moon Sycamore tree. The students will lay flowers at the “Moon Sycamore” as they call out the astronaut’s names.  The “Moon Sycamore” is significant to this event because the tree grew from seeds that went to the moon.

Stewart Middle Magnet School is a nationally recognized NASA Explorer School focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education featuring the Project Lead the Way curriculum. Stewart students become independent learners and creative problem solvers ready to address the challenges of the 21st century global community. To learn more about Stewart Middle Magnet School, visit

Upcoming School Events

January 16th, 2015 Comments off

The following are events happening in Hillsborough County Public Schools in the next few days.

*Saturday, January 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wharton Wildcat Windup STEM Faire, 20150 Bruce B Downs, Tampa (gym/north entrance)

Wharton High School is hosting a STEM Faire, a free event for students and the entire community. The STEM Faire will include two Electrathon electric car races with student drivers, Robotics games, and Junior Solar Sprint Races.

*Tuesday, January 20, 10 a.m.-noon

Chrissy’s Closet at Gary Adult High School, 5101 N. 40th St., Tampa

Gary Adult High School invites the community to an open house to celebrate the opening of Chrissy’s Closet. The closet is a converted classroom that will provide hygiene products and clothing for high-needs students at any of our schools. Inventory will contain casual, day-to-day clothing, in addition to business attire for job interviews and special occasion formal wear. The initiative is named after Chrissy Dorion, a long-time district employee who works with at-risk students and serves as a liaison for the Juvenile Justice Transition Department.

Kindergarten Round Up Period

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

Hillsborough County Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up period for the 2015-2016 school year from January 13 – February 11.

Families interested in enrolling their child in their assigned, attendance area school should attend the Kindergarten Round Up event scheduled for that school.  Kindergarten Round Up offers the student a firsthand look at kindergarten life, introduces parents to the school, and allows attendees to become acquainted with the campus.

Parents who attend are encouraged to bring birth certificate, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergarten. Parents unable to attend the Round Up are encouraged to enroll their child by the end of June 2015.  Parents who would like to research their kindergarten options may visit various Round Ups and apply for School Choice or a magnet school during the application period.

The Hillsborough Choice application period for elementary schools closes February 11.  Hillsborough Choice applications are available online for download at  For a detailed list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, parents should visit the district website at and see the “Kindergarten Round Up” section.