Here is a list of some events coming up for students and families.
Erwin Technical Center Open House
On Thursday, October 16, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., students in the Surgical Technology program will perform mock surgeries during the annual open house. Open House events also include exploration in more than 24 other technical programs including Cosmetology, Massage, Welding, and Practical Nursing. Anyone interested in these programs is encouraged to come see the work students are doing. Erwin Technical Center is located at 2010 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa.
Cyclovia-Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety event
No cars or trucks allowed! On Sunday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa will be closed from Nebraska Avenue to Tampa Street. Cyclovia, which started in Bogota, Columbia, is an event where major city streets are temporarily closed and turned into safe, car-free environments for families to bike and play together. Cyclovia educates students and their families about bicycle, pedestrian, and driving safety.
Former Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Earl Lennard has been chosen to received the Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award from the University of South Florida’s College of Education at a ceremony on Friday, October 10.
Lennard, who served as superintendent from 1996 through 2005, will receive the award as part of USF’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards. The event will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in the College of Education Rotunda. The awards will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the TECO Hall. Dr. Lennard will give a “Last Lecture” speech as part of the ceremony.
Also being honored at the ceremony will be Pasco County teacher Freda Abercrombie, who will receive the Spirit of Partnership Alumni Award.
Dr. Lennard is a founding graduate of USF’s College of Education, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in the inaugural 1963 class. After graduation, he started teaching elementary school to save money to go to law school, but instead found his calling in the classroom.
After a 41-year career in education, Dr. Lennard was appointed in 2009 as Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections where he served successfully until 2012 when he retired.
Liberty Middle School students join forces with National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to raise money for the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund.
Cookie dough will be on sale Monday, October 13 through Friday, October 31. The entire 100-percent of the proceeds will be donated to the memorial fund. NJHS and FBLA officers will visit classrooms beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 13 to hand out fundraising packets and explain the purpose of the fundraiser.
The fund provides scholarships for promising leaders, athletes, and artists in the Tampa Bay area. Liberty Middle School students continue to honor the lives of Calyx and Beau and create community awareness in their memory. So far, the fund has granted more than $35,000 in scholarships.
Calyx was a cross country runner and enrolled in the IB program at King High School and would have been a sophomore in college this year. Beau was a student at Liberty Middle School, a member of FBLA and would have been a senior at Freedom High School this year.
Media interested in visiting the school on Monday, October 13, should contact the Communications office at 813-272-4060.