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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ravens Basketball Aiming for Improved Season

Alonso basketball players (l to r) Jawaun Stuckey, Terance Brown, Mitchel Pienias. Pienias is a Radcliffe resident.

For several years, the Alonso High School boys basketball program developed a reputation for being hard working, scrappy, a bit undersized, always capable of providing a formidable challenge for the top competition. This season, with three senior leaders loaded with varsity experience, Alonso coach Todd Price said he thinks a breakthrough campaign could be possible.

Wizards Host Veterans and Book Fair

The Westchase Elementary Boosterthon fundraiser was once again a success and we thank all the students, staff and parents for their continued support of our school.

New Eagle Scouts Help Their Communities

Andrew Butt

In the September issue, we reported on three young men from local Boy Scout Troop 46 who had earned their Eagle Scout rank. Since then, more of the Scouts in Troop 46 have earned the prestigious award.

Lowry Fundraiser Nov. 14

Lowry is proud to be participating in the Hillsborough Education Foundation’s Strides for Education Fourth Annual 5k Walk on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Amalie Arena.

List of Westchase National Merit Semi-Finalists Grows

October’s WOW listed 16 National Merit Semi-Finalists who attend Westchase public schools. Later in the month, WOW learned that Greens resident Maddux Corish also won the prestigious honor. Corish attends Jesuit High School, a private school.

Scouts to Hit Ropes Course

Troop 46 has an upcoming campout to camp Flying Eagle for the “Tree-Umph” rope course. Those remaining at camp will complete the Paul Bunyan Badge, which demonstrates safety with knifes and axes, while cutting down an actual tree with the ranger’s approval.

Show Your Davidsen Spirit!

Did you know Davidsen Spirit Line items are available for purchase throughout the year? Now is a great time to stock up on our cold weather apparel, including the popular grey hoodie and our sleek new long-sleeved T-shirt.

MOMs Club Enjoys Halloween Fun

October was packed with fun for the MOMS Club! From charity events and open plays to Halloween outings, tons of great things were going on.

Robinson Knights Fundraiser Breaks Record at Fifth Annual Event

The Robinson High School Foundation’s fifth annual benefit, Havana Knights, was held at the Westshore Yacht Club on Oct. 10 and broke a previous record for funds raised. This year’s sold-out event drew a crowd of more than 250 guests for dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions.

Space Camp Entertains Two Westchase Students

Patrick Schnelly

Westchasers Patrick Schnelly and Will MacGuire recently experienced an out of this world experience. The Stewart Middle Magnet School students recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.

Alonso Baseball Fundraiser Jan. 2

The Alonso High School Ravens Baseball 2015 Saladino and District Champions will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser at the Westchase Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. The format is a four-person team scramble.

Little League All Stars Win State Title

They fell just short of the ultimate goal – a spot in the Little League World Series. But the Keystone Little League All-Star baseball team captured something unexpected this summer. They won everyone’s heart.

New Westchasers, March 2014

Elise Marie Longnecker

Carmen and Carl Longnecker of The Shires welcomed Elise Marie Longnecker on January 15 at 7:17 p.m. Elise Marie weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches. She was greeted home by big brother, Nathan, 3, and big sister, Anna, 21 months.

New Westchasers, September 2014

Brendan Richard Gorecki

Brie and Mike Gorecki of Stockbridge welcomed Brendan Richard on June 23 at 3:19 p.m. Brendan Richard weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21.75 inches. He is their first.

New Westchasers, December 2013

Mia Keely Schoenfeld

Alyson and Jeremy Schoenfeld of Stockbridge welcomed Mia Keely on September 16 at 9:19 p.m. Mia Keely weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches. She is their first.

Westchase School Supply Drive for Just Elementary Organized

Sophie Moss and Publix Manager Dan Damron prepare for Moss’ school supply drive.

Life is good, but not for everyone.Imagine getting to school ready to learn, but not being able to because you have nothing to write with and nothing to write on. Now imagine working so hard at school, and then losing all of your homework and projects because you have no binder or folder in which to carry everything.

Pack 46 Holds Sweet Bake Off

The cake bake off challenged the kids to use their imagination. For the event the Pack 46 Cub Scouts had to come up with ideas to fit the Scout, animal, holiday, sports, movie/TV or cupcake categories – and the scouts came through! Their designs also proved that Scout skills extend to the kitchen.

Casino Night Proves a Successful Fund-Raiser

If you missed it, February’s Casino Night to Remember was a blast! The Westchase Elementary Ways and Means Committee would like to thank the families, teachers and staff for their support in a very successful fourth Casino Night to Remember on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bayanihan Arts and Event Center. The event raised money to enhance computer technology at Westchase Elementary.

New Westchasers, March 2012

Jack Richard Tamulski

Andrea and Dave Digdo of Castleford welcomed Anna Noelle on December 28 at 3:52 a.m. Anna Noelle weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches. She was welcomed home by big brother Luke, 5, and big sister Grace, 3.

Football Success Triggers Surge in Alonso School Spirit

Alonso High School football players wear navy blue polo shirts to school on game days as a display of their team unity.

Before the summer break, the lasting memory for Alonso High School’s year was its baseball team capturing a Class 6A state championship. Two months into a new school year, Alonso’s football team tied a program record by starting 5-0.

Short in Stature, Alonso Hoopsters Grow in Respectability

Alonso junior Greg Robinson, Coach Todd Price and Malachi Christopher are hoping to build upon Alonso High School

When Alonso High School boys basketball coach Todd Price sees kids waiting for space on pick-up courts in the Westchase area, he gets encouraged. When Price notices heavy enrollment for youth basketball leagues at the YMCA, he smiles. Heck, if Price spots a young boy dribbling a basketball in the driveway, that’s a positive.

Davidsen Dragons Discover Newly Painted School

September brings cooler weather and the first full month of school. With summer now a memory, the students are focusing on new classes and teachers. The newly painted hallways of Davidsen are busy with the sounds of students shuffling through textbooks and scurrying to classrooms before the bell rings.

Cub Scouts Mark Year’s End with Xtreme Fun

After a year of hit or miss temperatures and precipitation, weather was finally of no concern for the Cub Scouts of Westchase Pack 46. When the Scouts celebrated their end-of-year party at Xtreme Fun Center, all the activities took place inside! The Scouts had a wide range of fun activities to choose from, including baseball hitting ranges, video games and, of course, laser tag!