Kids OVERVIEW FOR Saturday, December 03, 2016
The latest Boy Scout to soar as an Eagle is Greens resident Bennett Spence. Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts. In order to earn the rank, Scouts must progress through the Boy Scout ranks, earn 21 merit badges, serve in a Troop leadership position for at least six months, take part in a scoutmaster conference, complete a board of review, and plan, develop and lead a service project.
The Alonso High School Ravens Baseball Team will host a golf tournament fundraiser at the Westchase Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 11. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to support a nationally ranked baseball program that was the 2015 Saladino and District Champions.
Alonso High School’s Wall of Fame is now more than a concept. It’s real. On Oct. 14, at halftime of Alonso’s final home football game for this season, the wall was unveiled near the entrance of the athletic complex with the names of 23 past and present Raven athletes adorning 7-inch-by-7-inch plaques.
Have you heard about the new groundbreaking class at Alonso High School?
The second quarter is off to a great start at Davidsen Middle School! Congratulations to all of our students on their first quarter performance, especially the PHD students who earned straight A’s. They were honored with a special breakfast on Oct. 21.
Only in Florida can you have a pool party in the fall! Early in October our Starfish playgroup had a pool party to celebrate some of the babies turning 1. The kids and moms all had fun splashing around and enjoying the gorgeous weather.
In October Troop 46 hosted a troop wide election, determining the next Scout leaders in the troop. Some of the positions included Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Historian, Troop Guide, and many more. Additionally, crossover Scouts were put into new patrols, officially becoming part of the Troop.
At Alonso High School, heartbreak followed the Sept. 10 death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, the pride of Raven Nation. In the school’s courtyard, the flag was lowered to half-mast. Faculty and staff members were shaken. Extra tissue boxes were placed in every classroom. Students were in disbelief.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!