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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stewart Sixth Grade Math Team Wins League Competition

Stewart’s Sixth Grade Math Team, consisting of (l to r) Evan Denham, Will MacGuire, Jacob Liu, Sarah Johnson, Larz Fernandez, Lauren Piacitelli, Drake Wolfe, Mrs. Fisher and Tyler Tickle.

Fox 13's Charley Belcher was live at Stewart Middle Magnet School on Monday, Feb. 2, because Stewart is a cool school! Belcher spoke with the four sixth grade students who represented the Stewart Math League team at the District Competition held at MOSI on Dec. 9, 2014.

Fifth Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt March 29

Mark your calendars! The bunny’s back in town! This year’s Easter Egg Hunt, benefitting the American Cancer Society, will take place on Sunday, March 29, from 1-4 p.m. at the Westchase Rec Center. All children who are elementary school-aged and younger are welcome to participate in the egg hunt and activities.

March Eagle Scout Project Creates Kids Identification Kits for Interested Parents

Two campouts and the arrival of crossover Scouts kept Troop 46 busy in January. The first campout of the month was for the new crossover Webelo Scouts to get a feel for what Scouting has to offer. They enjoyed activities that included tomahawk throwing, basic knot tying and fire-starting. The overall tone for the campout was laid back and welcoming. Most of the Webelo Scouts will cross over this month.

Alonso Flag Football Hoping for Another Championship Season

stchase residents Dylan Duval (The Enclave), Katie Morello (The Fords), Courtney Tormeno (Sheffield) and Bailey Jones (The Fords) are expected to be key performers this season for Alonso High School

Alonso High School’s flag-football program began as a novelty. Now it’s a dynasty. In the program’s seven seasons, the Ravens have three times been to the state’s final eight in Tallahassee, twice finishing as state runners-up. Currently they’re working on a streak of five consecutive district titles.

Ravens Cheerleaders a Jump Above the Rest!

The Alonso Competition Cheerleading Squad had another incredible season! Under the direction of their coaches, Karrie Hawkins and Marcus Knight, the girls worked extremely hard and ended the season as Regional Champions. They placed second in the Western Conference and third at State. Congratulations to everyone for making it happen! We are looking forward to a great season next year!

Alonso Ravens: A Postseason Baseball Threat?

First baseman Mason Turner, a resident of The Fords, is expected to be a key contributor this season for Alonso High School

When entering the Alonso High School baseball complex, visitors immediately sense the program’s accomplishments and tradition. There are plenty of banners, a concept that seems entirely appropriate. The Ravens have been known for their banner seasons.

Lowry All Pro Dad Group Hosts Anthony Becht

The Lowry Elementary All Pro Dad group is excited to welcome former NFL tight end, Anthony Becht, for their monthly breakfast meeting in March. Mr. Becht was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2000 draft and went on to star on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team from 2005-2007. Mr. Becht will be speaking about his NFL career and about how much fatherhood has positively influenced his life.

Animation Academy Opens in West Park Village

Todd and Gladys West

Westchase students will have a new option for camps this summer when Elite Animation Academy opens its doors in the Westchase Town Center. The Orlando-based academy, located at 9634 Linebaugh Ave., is run by Todd and Gladys West.

MOMs Club Enjoys Nails and Cocktails Event

MOMs Club Members enjoy their Nails and [vulgarity] event in February.

February was another fun, busy month for the MOMS Club. On Feb. 11, members attended Moms’ Night out at Vo Nail Salon on Sheldon Road for a “Nails and Cocktails” event in preparation for Valentine’s Day. It was a fun evening with friends while getting fancy for an upcoming date night with the hubby!

Davidsen to Host Spring Open House for Incoming Students

On April 23 Davidsen will host an Open House from 5-6:30 p.m. for incoming sixth graders and their parents. This is a great opportunity to meet all of Davidsen’s wonderful teachers, tour the school, get a peek inside the classrooms and learn more about all of the exciting electives, clubs and sports programs available at Davidsen.

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!