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Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

It seems like just  yesterday we were celebrating school's end and summer's start, but time has flown and the first day of the '13-'14 fall semester is not far off!

Here is a list of start dates for the majority of schools in 10 Tampa Bay area counties:

McDonald's offers free FCAT breakfasts Monday morning

McDonald's offers free FCAT breakfasts Monday morning

Tampa, Florida-- According to a recent release, more than 800 McDonald's restaurants in the state of Florida will provide a free breakfast to students on April 16, the first day of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

Students in grades three-11 can enjoy a complimentary Egg McMuffin, Apple Slices, and a low-fat milk or orange juice from any of the 188 McDonald's restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. 

Be sure to get there between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to take advantage of this offer!

 

 

Hernando County teachers awarded grants

Hernando County teachers awarded grants

HERNANDO COUNTY, Florida -- Seven Hernando County teachers are among the 206 educators across the District's 16-county region awarded Splash! school grants this year through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. 

The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide hands-on learning opportunities that teach students about their local watersheds and the freshwater resources within them. Splash! school grants provide up to $5,000 per school on a reimbursement basis only and are available to public, private and homeschool teachers.

Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator, attributed the effectiveness of the grant program in Hernando County to the strong partnership with Hernando County Schools, which helped get the word out to teachers. Jeff Yungmann, curriculum supervisor for Hernando County Schools, serves as the District’s liaison to teachers.