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.
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.
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.