Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News
  
 Search
  9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
School News
[Image]
Photo by TOM GERMOND
Heavy construction equipment begins the demolition of the administration building at Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave., June 27. Construction of a new school is expected to take about two years.
LARGO - Several new principals have been appointed at the recommendation of Pinellas County School Superintendent Michael Grego.

Kristen G. Sulte, principal of Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School, St. Petersburg, was named principal of Azalea Elementary School, Largo.

Kristy Moody, assistant principal of Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary School, St. Petersburg, was named principal of the school.
 ... Read More 
Wednesday, July 9
Voluntary Pre-kindergarten registration is currently available at select Pinellas County Schools.

There’s still time for families to register their child for Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) at select Pinellas County Schools for the 2014-15 school year. Families with a child who is 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2014, will need to make sure they have their VPK voucher before registering for VPK at a PCS school.

To apply for a VPK Voucher, call the Early Learning Coalition at 400-4411 or visit www.elcpinellas.net to submit an online application.
 ... Read More 
LARGO - The Pinellas Education Foundation recently announced that Cathy Collins, president and CEO of Clinical Consulting Solutions, has been appointed chairman of the Pinellas Education Foundation for a two-year term as of July 1, 2014.

Clinical Consulting Solutions is a full service clinical trials consulting company, which provides operational and financial support to research centers nationally. An entrepreneur, Collins previously was CEO of Meridien Research, which she co-founded in 2000. Meridien Research conducts a wide variety of clinical trials and has five centers in Tampa Bay. She was also CEO of Insearch, which she co-founded in 2008. Insearch provides business development services to clinical trial centers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. She sold both companies in December 2012.

Prior to Meridien Research and Insearch, she served as the vice president of operations for Clinical Studies LTD with 53 research centers. She developed six research centers in Florida for CSL including a Phase I unit in Fort Lauderdale. She also served as vice president of operations for Protocare Trials with 32 research centers. Protocare was a venture backed site acquisition model that was purchased by Radiant Research. Collins has worked in the clinical research industry since 1991.
 ... Read More 
Wednesday, July 2
[Image]
CLEARWATER - The Rays Baseball Foundation awarded the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County Inc. with a $5,000 Community Fund Grant. The grant supports toe coalition’s School Readiness childcare scholarship program.

The coalition is one of 20 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant, totaling $100,000 from the Rays Baseball Foundation Community Grant Fund Program.

“The Rays Baseball Foundation supports many deserving nonprofit organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area, and we are honored to be selected as a grant recipient once again,” said Lindsay Carson, Early Learning Coalition CEO.
 ... Read More 
Monday, June 30
CLEARWATER - The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County recently announced it was expanding funding to provide more children the opportunity to attend Summer Bridge.

Summer Bridge is a highly-successful academic summer program offered by Pinellas County Schools to prevent and address summer learning loss.

According to a press release from JWB, this decision was a collaborative response between JWB and Pinellas County Schools to recent demands for expanded wrap-around services at Summer Bridge elementary school sites to meet working parents’ needs.
 ... Read More 
Wednesday, June 25
[Image]
SEMINOLE - Budding creators and innovators can now share ideas, create robots, learn or sharpen programming skills and build objects using 3-D printers at St. Petersburg College’s new Innovation Lab. The space, located in the Seminole Community Library, provides a modern, technologically advanced version of your dad’s garage, so to speak.

The grand opening was June 3.

These creative learning environments, often called makerspaces, are growing in popularity, said Information Services Librarian Chad Mairn, who received a $3,500 Innovation Grant from the St. Petersburg College Foundation to start the lab.
 ... Read More 
ST. PETERSBURG - St. Petersburg College president Bill Law, who completed his fourth year as college president earlier this month, received a contract extension through June 30, 2017 and an exemplary performance review from the SPC Board of Trustees.

Board Chair Deveron Gibbons praised Law’s leadership, expertise and creativity and his commitment to the college’s mission of promoting student success and enriching local communities through education, career development and self-discovery. Board members reviewed Law on leadership, diversity of initiatives, planning, budgeting and external relations.

“One of the principal charges given to Dr. Law at the start of his tenure was to refocus our efforts on the core mission of this institution,” said Gibbons. “Dr. Law has performed this portion of his responsibilities at the highest level of leadership. (SPC’s) College Experience project has significantly improved the classroom success of our students across the board.”
 ... Read More 
LARGO - Informational open houses are planned for students interested in enrolling in Pinellas County Schools and St. Petersburg College’s newest collaborative - the Elite Educator Program.

The four-year teacher training course seeks to attract high school graduates who have accelerated academically, can obtain an elementary education degree within four years and commit to working in Pinellas County Schools after graduation.

Open houses will be held on the following dates:
 ... Read More 
Thursday, June 19
[Image]
SEMINOLE - St. Petersburg College will receive $2.5 million this year from the state to complete its Bay Pines Learning Center, a hands-on science learning complex adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway in Pinellas County.

The funding was included in Florida’s $77 billion budget, which the Florida Legislature passed May 2 and Gov. Rick Scott signed earlier this month.

The Learning Center will provide undergraduate research opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for students, professional development for faculty and teachers, and an engaging outlet for the community to interact with and participate in science.
 ... Read More 
[Image]
LARGO - Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy, Kurt Frazho received the 2014 Pinellas County School Resource Deputy of the Year at a ceremony during the June 10 school board meeting.

Frazho started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2006. He has been a school resource deputy at East Lake High School for the past four years.

Below is an excerpt from Frazho’s nomination letter to the school board:
 ... Read More 
View more archives
It's easy for our readers to submit their news using our online forms.
Select a form: 
More Local News
Pinellas County
•  Mail ballots on the way for Aug. 26 elections
•  Two Republicans running for District 2
  MORE >>
Beach Beacon
•  Treasure Island OKs deal with Hubbard
  MORE >>
Belleair Bee
•  Steps taken to demolish Belleview Biltmore
  MORE >>
Clearwater Beacon
•  Clearwater police chief accepts St. Pete job
  MORE >>
Dunedin Beacon
•  One seriously injured in 10-vehicle pileup
  MORE >>
Largo Leader
•  Largo brewery celebrates anniversary
  MORE >>
Pinellas Park Beacon
•  Night Out focuses on crime prevention
  MORE >>
Palm Harbor Beacon
•  PHCSA begins work with ELYSA
  MORE >>
Seminole Beacon
•  Developers present Seminole Mall vision
  MORE >>
Viewpoints
•  Tiffany Razzano - Domestic partnerships: not equality
  MORE >>
  Entertainment Calendar
  Live Music Calendar
  Community Calendar
RSS Feeds  Subscribe in a reader Add to Google Reader or Homepage
NuSmile
Featured Print Advertisers
Custom Couture of Clearwater
(727) 735-8407
By appointment please.

Web site        View Ad
:)
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
Largo
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
:)
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
Largo
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
:)
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
Seminole
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
:)
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
:)
Flooring America of Seminole
9012 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole
(727) 397-5509

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
webmaster@tbnweekly.com
:)
Online Services Directory
MEDICAL DIRECTORY   ONLINE DINING GUIDE
MEDICAL DIRECTORY ONLINE DINING GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
TBN 27/7
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News