Wednesday, January 25, 2023 / by Stephanie LeFew
Ahead of the Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Downtown Tampa, everyone is invited to a Pre-Invasion Party at Tampa Convention Center. The Tampa Rough Riders organization is hosting the event on Friday, January 27 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The Pre-Invasion Party will feature live entertainment, light appetizers, a cash bar, and drink specials.
You can purchase tickets at tamparoughriders.org
This party is a preface to the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Parade of Pirates, the signature annual event in Tampa, on January 28. ...
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 / by Stephanie LeFew
Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first arrived in the Tampa Bay area in 1513, but the Spaniards focused their attention on settling eastern Florida and left the western areas alone. In 1824, only two months after the arrival of the first American settler, four companies of the U.S. Army established Fort Brooke to protect the strategic harbor at Tampa Bay.
Development of the Tampa Bay region began after the territory became part of the United States in 1845. In spite of the blockade and Federal occupation during the Civil War, the area grew steadily. Henry B. Plant's 1884 railroad extension to the Hillsborough River provided access to new areas, and he built lavish hotels along his rail line to attract visitors.
Tampa owes its commercial success to Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River. When phosphates were discovered nearby in the late 1880s, the resulting mining and shipping industries prompted a boom of growth and wealth that lasted through the 1890s. Tampa'; ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 / by Stephanie LeFew
Pinellas County, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east, is the sixth most populous county in the state of Florida with nearly 930,000 residents.
The name Pinellas is derived from the Spanish words Punta Pinal meaning "point of pines." The name accurately described the 280-square mile peninsula when the first known European inhabitants, led by the Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez, landed in the area in 1528.
Pinellas County was officially formed in 1912, when it separated from neighboring Hillsborough County. The county seat is in Clearwater, the county’s second largest city behind St. Petersburg to the south.
More than 40,000 businesses call Pinellas County home. Pinellas County’s top key business sectors are health services, tourism services, manufacturing and financial services. The region is ranked number 20 in the U.S. for job growth and carries the country’s 13th largest media market.
Pinellas County is perhaps best known for) ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 / by Stephanie LeFew
Superintendent Kevin K. Hendrick named 2022 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association
The award recognizes district leaders who have fewer than five years of experience as superintendents and who demonstrate dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core.
Nationwide, just 25 superintendents were selected for the honor based on innovative and effective use of technology to engage their school communities, and expansion of two-way communication and outreach efforts.
“Communication is at the core of everything we do,” said Mr. Hendrick. “In order to provide the best experiences and achieve the best outcomes for our students, staff and families, we must continue to expand opportunities for dialogue with all stakeholders.”
Mr. Hendrick is a gifted leader and communicator with a track record of working collaboratively and building cultures of excellence. His warmth and composure have earned him respect and . ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / by Stephanie LeFew
Hillsborough County PTA
Established in 1924 and organized under the authority of the Florida PTA, the Hillsborough County Council of PTA/PTSA is a team of volunteers dedicated to strengthening local PTAs and PTSAs in Hillsborough County, helping them to work more effectively on behalf of the children in their schools and communities.
Local PTAs and PTSAs join the Council as self-governing bodies, paying dues as prescribed in the Council Bylaws. As a local PTA or PTSA, the HCC PTA/PTSA is your direct line of support! Do not hesitate to call us if we can assist you in any way.
Together, we form a strong, unified voice on behalf of the children in Hillsborough County.
Purpose of PTA
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standard of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooper ...