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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alonso Seeks Help Offsetting Budget Cuts

As you may be aware, hefty budget cuts in the district are impacting all the county’s schools. This is very apparent at Alonso High School and the school is reaching out to the Westchase community to help support some of the essential programs that have been impacted.

Alonso Softballers Hope for Another Hot Season

Alonso High School softball player Caila Weisman, a resident of The Fords

Buoyed by last year’s state runner-up finish in Class 9A, the Alonso High School softball program has the championship experience and returning talent to make for another memorable season.There’s one major difference.

Lowry Fundraiser Provides iPads for Classrooms

Exciting things are happening at Lowry Elementary in the New Year! Earlier in the school year, Lowry participated in another Booster-thon Fun Run in order to raise money for our school.

Davidsen Celebrates with Dragon Blast

The third quarter is well underway, and we would like to take a moment to congratulate all of those Davidsen Dragons who earned straight A’s for the second quarter. Those PHD students were treated to a special breakfast on Jan. 20.

Alonso’s New Assistant Principal: A Clear Goal Setter

Evanita Omensetter, Alonso High School

Evanita Omensetter, Alonso High School’s new assistant principal for curriculum, said she’s in the customer-service business. In this case, her customers are Alonso students and their parents.

Westchase Elementary’s After School Enrichment Programs Return

Westchase Elementary PTA is welcoming spring with a host of programs and events. Show your special friends, teachers and staff members you care with a Spirit Monkey Valentine Sticker Patch! Limited quantities will be available for purchase every morning in the courtyard from Jan. 30 through Feb. 13.

Troop 46 Scouts Camp at TreeUmph

In December Troop 46’s Boy Scouts camped at TreeUmph in Bradenton. At TreeUmph they participated in a rope course, zip line, and tree climbing event.

MOMS Club Kicks Off New Year

MOMS Club members enjoy a LEGO party with BrickSmarts

The MOMS Club of Westchase brought in 2017 with activities for improvement and learning! To help better ourselves, our moms had two workout sessions: one with Burn Body Bootcamp and the other with Camp Gladiator. To help our kids learn and play, we attended a LEGO party hosted by BrickSmarts.

Lowry Taken Over by Pirates

Ahoy, mateys! Lowry Elementary is taking on the high seas with this year’s theme – Yo [vulgarity], Yo [vulgarity]! A Learner’s Life For Me! Teachers jumped in with both feet after reading Dave Burgess’ book, Teach Like A Pirate.

Alonso Marching Band Camp July 24-28

It’s a super short summer and there are a few events on Alonso’s calendar in July. The Alonso Marching Band Camp will be held July 24-28 from 1-8 p.m. at Alonso High School. If you plan on being a member of the AHS Band next year, please contact Mrs. DuBay at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so she can save a spot!

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!