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Pinellas County Schools News Brief Nov. 12
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Pinellas County Schools News Brief Nov. 12


Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County Schools released the following News Briefs for the week of Nov. 5.

Buccaneers visit Northwest Elementary; School named an NFL PLAY 60 Super School

Buccaneers players will visit Northwest Elementary, 5601 22nd Ave North, St. Petersburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. They will award the school a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 health and wellness grant. Buccaneers players will speak to students about the importance of health and wellness, hard work and education. One of the main portions of the visit is the NFL PLAY 60 Keep Gym in School PE Class. Up to 50 students will participate in the PE Class that will follow the full-school assembly. The students will rotate through five PE stations.

Details for Great American Teach-In

The Great American Teach-In, part of Pinellas County Schools’ celebration of American Education Week, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Curtis Fundamental Elementary and Thursday, Nov. 15 at schools throughout the district. 

• Curtis Fundamental Elementary — Wednesday, Nov. 14

Video/photo opportunity: A Coast Guard helicopter will land at noon.

For additional event details, contact the school's PTA President Nancy Zebny at: 727-365-3465

For school access details, contact Principal Pam Metz-Easley, 727-738-6483 ext. 2003 (secretary's name is Barbara Frank) 

• Boca Ciega High School — Thursday, Nov. 15

As of this e-mail, a total of 67 presenters will speak during 120 time periods for 52 teachers at this school. For complete details, contact the school's

Community Involvement Liaison Elissa Hirsch: 727-893-2780 ext. 2102 or via e-mail: hirsche@pcsb.org

Examples of what Boca Ciega High School is offering:

  • ARTS: Zen Dave Walker from Glass Studio — VIDEO/PHOTO opportunity: doing an outside demonstration in the courtyard using a flame in a 10 X 10 tent (2 periods)
  • HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Paramedics/EMTs — VIDEO/PHOTO opportunity: with an ambulance in the parking lot off of 11th Avenue (2 periods)
  • HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Nicole Snaderman, "sleep technologist" from the All Children's Hospital Sleep Lab (4 periods)
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT/LEGAL COMMUNITY: Wayne Tilman, FBI Tampa squad (2 periods)
  • MATH: Dave Weihman, buying a used car using geometry (4 periods)
  • SCIENCE: Shane Robson-Smith, medical examiner/forensics lab (4 periods)

November is Parent Involvement in Education Month

Please consider letting your readers/viewers/listeners know that November is Parent Involvement in Education Month. During this month schools will provide information to parents on how they can stay involved in their child's education because there are numerous benefits to consistent parent involvement. When parents are engaged in their child's education they will see improved academic performance, higher attendance rates, improved behavior, and more.

Workshops scheduled on applying for magnet, fundamental and career academy programs

The district is holding three workshops in November to teach parents how to apply on behalf of their students for magnet, fundamental and career academy programs. All three workshops begin at 7 p.m. on the following dates and at the listed locations:

Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pinellas Park High, 6305 118th Ave. N, Largo

Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Gibbs High, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg

Thursday, Nov. 29, at Countryside High, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater

Parents interested in these programs should also mark their calendars for upcoming Information Fairs that showcase magnet, fundamental and career academy programs. One of these fairs will showcase programs throughout the district. The other will showcase south county programs. These fairs give parents and prospective students a chance to talk with school representatives:

• Districtwide Information Fair — 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 1, at Pinellas Park High

• South County Information Fair — 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 4, at Gibbs High

The district’s application period for these programs is Jan. 9-23, 2013. For more information, visit the district website, www.pcsb.org, or call the Student Assignment office at (727) 588-6210.

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