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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Saturday, September 20, 2014

Troop 46 Kicks Off New Year

As fall approaches, Troop 46 is getting back to business. The Troop conducted merit badge sessions toward the end of the summer. Twenty Scouts worked on the oceanography merit badge and 15 Scouts earned the rare archeology merit badge.

Keystone All Stars Conclude Impressive Run

Keystone Little League

For Keystone Little League, it was another banner season. Once again, the league’s baseball and softball All-Star teams earned lots and lots of banners. The summer was highlighted by Keystone’s 10-11 baseball team, which reached the championship game of the Southeast Regional Tournament of State Champions, where it was defeated 3-2 in a game against North Carolina.

Alonso Football Fund-Raiser Hopes for Banner Year

Welcome back Alonso students, staff and volunteers! Greg Callahan, Alonso’s offensive line coach, is looking for assistance from the community and local businesses by supporting the 2014 Banner Sales Campaign. For only $300 for one year or $500 for two years, your local business advertisement will be displayed on a 4’ x 6’ banner that hangs in the high school stadium.

Westchase Rowers Take Silver at Regatta

The Stewards Women

The Stewards Foundation Tridents Crew Club participated in the 2014 US Rowing Club National Championships on July 16-20 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Women's Junior B4+ won the Silver Medal, with gold going to the US Junior Women's A team, comprised entirely of Olympic-development rowers.

Westchase Dads Club Merges into the PTA

This summer the board of the Westchase Dads Club moved in an entirely new direction by voting to dissolve their organization effective Aug. 11. Doing so has signaled an end to a ten-year run as an independent 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Florida. The Dads’ Club’s primary mission was to encourage stronger bonds between dads, their Westchase Elementary children and the school itself.

Davidsen Dragons Celebrate “A” Grade

We begin the 2014-15 school year by focusing on some exciting news from the previous school year. First and foremost, Davidsen has regained its “A” FCAT status, thanks to the hard work of both the faculty and students. “We scored a total of 603 points, which was a gain of 24 points from the previous year (579),” Principal Brent McBrien stated.

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!