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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Thursday, October 30, 2014

Westchase Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 24

The Westchase PTA proudly promotes healthy choices and encourages all Wizards and their families to join in the fun events planned throughout October. A school wide student pep rally on Oct. 6 will kick off our nine-day Boosterthon fundraiser. This fun, healthy, character-building program encourages students to gather pledges from sponsors for every lap they complete during the Boosterthon fun run.

Troop 46 Trains Future Leaders

Over the Sept. 6 weekend, Troop 46 started the year off right with their first campout at the Gulf Ridge Council’s oldest camping facility. Located in Odessa, Camp Brorein is maintained by our local Boy Scout Council and has been committed to Scouting’s advancement of since 1923.

Cub Scout Pumpkin Patch Open

The Cub Scouts of Pack 46 started off the year in September with a round-up meeting for all new boys interested in joining the world of Scouting! Families were introduced to Pack and Den leaders and placed according to grade level. Boys were also entertained the traditional drum circle performed by older Scouts.

Donors + Volunteers = Successful School Supply Drive

Some of the many volunteers who helped ensure the supply drive’s success.

Thanks to Westchase families and other food bank supporters, children from 194 Kaye Prox Food Bank families returned to school this year with new backpacks full of supplies.

Westchase Family Field Day, Oct. 12

It promises great fun for a great cause! Irish 31 and Orangetheory Fitness Westchase are sponsoring Westchase Family Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 12.

Alonso Wins “A” School Grade

“A” is for Alonso. Once again Alonso High School has received an “A” grade from the state of Florida. This accolade is due to the hard work of our dedicated staff, students and parents.

Davidsen School Year Off to Great Start!

Davidsen thanks its business partners at the Business Partner/Volunteer Breakfast.

The school year at Davidsen is off to a great start and we have lots of important news to share. The annual Business Partner/Volunteer Breakfast held on Sept. 9 was a huge success. We offer our special thanks to our valued business partners who were able to attend: Orangetheory Fitness Westchase, The Kitchell Group and Miche fashion purses.

Lowry Fundraiser Earns New Mobile Science Labs

The new school year is in full swing and Lowry Elementary has already hosted its first big event. For the first time Lowry welcomed Boosterthon and its Fun Run event to the school on Thursday, Sept. 25, with a special kick-off pep rally on Sept. 16.

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!