Wednesday, May 15, 2013
East Lake High's Sarah Ginnetti is one of 25 Pinellas County high school students who will compete next Monday in the Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition which will be held at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
East Lake High's Lindsey Norton made headlines when she competed on "America's Got Talent" last year. Now, another talented dancer from East Lake High is in the spotlight. Sarah Ginnetti is one of 25 Pinellas County high school students who will compete next Monday in the prestigious Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition. The competition, which is in its 10th year, provides college scholarships to juniors and seniors in Pinellas County public high schools. Solo performers compete in dance, drama, vocal music, instrumental music and visual arts categories. Groups of up to three students can also compete in the visual arts category. Students entered the scholarship contest by submitting an application and essay. Finalists were then …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
The YMCA of North Pinellas is home to one of the area's greatest tennis players turned coach.
During the recent International Tennis Symposium, tennis great and a familiar face in East Lake, Robert Carlbo was named Professional of the Year. Carlbo is a resident of Palm Harbor. He coaches at the YMCA of North Pinellas and at East Lake High School. In addition to coaching young tennis hopefuls, Carlbo mentors coaches from around the world. He has been linked to influencing coaches from Sweden, China and Great Britain. The award was given by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and organizers said the award is given to a candidate "who has displayed the highest standards of conduct and service to both tennis and PTR." During an interview with Patch in September of 2012, Carlbo discussed why tennis is such a versatile sport. "We …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! What do you want to say to that educator who meant the most to you? To the teacher who makes your child's year the best ever?
The first full week in May, every year since 1984, has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week by the National PTA, which this year is holding a contest for parents who deliver thank-you letters to teachers May 6-10 (See contest note below). Signs at schools throughout the area give a nod to this year's appreciation celebration, as PTA volunteers, school administrators, students and parents gear up to recognize teachers who make a difference. As noted on the National PTA Web site, Teacher Appreciation Week is "a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children." PTA events at the national, state, and local levels celebrate the outstanding contributions teachers make. Is your school, …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The game will now be played Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The boys baseball Class 8A region quarterfinal game bewtween East Lake High School and the Wharton Wildcats has been reschudled due to bad weather. The game is now scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at East Lake High School. Are you headed to the game? Be sure and plan to post your photos on Patch.
The school's drama team is bringing the show to the stage in May.
Monday, April 29, 2013
One Florida County has given elementary school principals the green light to paddle misbehaving students. What do you think about this, Tampa Bay?
A trip to the principal’s office in Marion County elementary schools might mean more for misbehaving students than a call to parents and possible detention detail. Principals there have been given the green light to paddle unruly pupils. The county’s school board decided April 23 that it was high time this once banned practice was brought back into the educational system. Citing repeat disciplinary problems with students where nothing else worked to get kids on track, board member Carol Ely, a retired principal, put the idea on the table. While the measure passed, principals don’t have carte blanche to paddle kids. Principals must first obtain standing written permission from parents, and they must get verbal permission before each …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Pinellas County School District has decided the end the practice after this school year ends.
East Lake students won’t have Early Release Wednesdays to look forward to after this school year ends. That’s according to Pinellas County Schools, which posted the announcement on its website along with a listing of bell schedules for campuses across the district. To find out the bell schedules for individual schools, just visit the district’s website. “The new school bell times for 2013-14 reflect minimal changes,” district officials said on the website. “However, next school year, schools will not have early-release Wednesdays.” The 2013-14 school year kicks off on Monday, Aug. 19. (Check out this previous story for the academic calendar). Students end this school year on Wednesday, June 5. So East Lake, what do you think? Will you miss…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013
It was the sixth straight win for the Pinellas County All Stars.
The Pinellas County All Stars wrestling team defeated the Pasco County All Stars 45-15 on April 15, 2013. Pinellas County won 10 of the 14 bouts. Palm Harbor University High's Mike May defeated 2013 State Champion Tony Ruggerio of Wesley Chapel, 3-2 in the night's biggest upset. Pinellas County Wrestler of the Year Jared Prince of Palm Harbor University High pinned John Gavin of Wesley Chapel, who is ranked 3rd in Florida. The Pinellas team was coached by two-time NCAA All-American Dustin DeNunzio from Harvard University. DeNunzio wrestled for current Palm Harbor University High coach Mark Prince. It was the sixth straight win for the Pinellas County All Stars. Thanks to Mark Prince for submitting this information! Subscribe to the East…