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Westchase PTA celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Westchase PTA celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Tampa, Florida -- Westchase Elementary's PTA is celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22 - Oct. 26.

A different event is scheduled each day for the kids as a reminder for them to stay drug and bully free.

The PTA is still looking for volunteers to help support the events throughout the week. 

Click here to help.

"No texting and Driving" campaign launched at Strawberry Crest High

"No texting and Driving" campaign launched at Strawberry Crest High

 

Tampa, FL –  Strawberry Crest High School has teamed up with two local business owners to launch a "No texting" while driving campaign for its students. 

Scott and Cathy Kudlinski, owners of Absolute Auto Repair, reportedly donated 2,300 "No Texting" thumb rings to the school, along with cards for students to pledge their committment. 

Teen Driver Safety Week event at Sickles High

Teen Driver Safety Week event at Sickles High

Tampa, FL-- The Florida Highway Patrol will head to Sickles High School next week to promote Teen Driver Safety Week.

All students at the school are encouraged to wear white shirts to "white out teen crashes" on October 16, as they learn about auto accidents, and related injuries and deaths. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, teenage drivers in Florida were involved in nearly 30,000 crashes which resulted in some 260 fatalities and over 27,000 injuries in 2011. They will shed light to these statistics and others during the event. 

 

MOSI to host Hillsborough Brain Bowl

MOSI to host Hillsborough Brain Bowl

Tampa, FL-- The Museum of Science & Industry will host the Hillsborough County Public School’s Brain Bowl event tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

As many as 400 students will participate in science trivia and experiments, including a “Quiz Bowl,” trebuchet contest, mousetrap car competition, chemical equation balancing competition, demo contest and a poster contest. 

Students qualified at their schoolsto make it to the final Brain Bowl at MOSI.

Good luck to those competing!

Need voulunteer hours? Attend this meeting!

Need voulunteer hours? Attend this meeting!

Tampa, FL - Do you want to make a difference? Come and see what USF American Red Cross is all about.

Learn about opportunities for careers and personal growth and join the USF American Red Cross Club, a humanitarian organization which provides relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Click here to learn more.

Bust the Myths and REACH the Truth!

Bust the Myths and REACH the Truth!

Tampa, Florida -- Join REACH, ACTIVE MINDS and the Counseling Center as they celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1 - 3 p.m., at the SVC Breezeway.

Stop by and test your knowledge to see how much you know about mental health, and make your very own stress ball!

For more info, go to www.usf.edu/wellness. There you can ask the dietitian questions online and access our Wellness Magazine, Student Health 101.

National Walk to School Day on Wednesday

National Walk to School Day on Wednesday

Tampa, Florida --  Westchase Elementary's PTA encourages you to round up the kids and lace up your tennis shoes for National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 3.

You don't just have to walk though; bring your bike or scooter if you'd like!

If you'd rather walk with a large group, people with Westchase Elementary will be gathering at Gretna Green and Kingsbridge in the Fords at 7:15a.m.

Westchase PTA says there will be refreshments and giveaways after the walk at the Rec Center.