Kids OVERVIEW FOR Saturday, September 20, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!