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Literacy Week 1/24 - 1/28
Inaugural HCPS 5K - Race for Education
Save the date and register today for the inaugural HCPS 5K – Race for Education on April 2, 2022.
Let’s pick up the pace for public education as we prepare students for life in Hillsborough County Public Schools. In partnership with Hillsborough Education Foundation, join us for our first annual Race for Education 5K on April 2, 2022, at 8 am to improve mental and physical wellness while supporting our students, teachers, and district initiatives. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to meet at Blake High School (1701 N. Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607) for a fun-filled race down the Boulevard and over the Hillsborough River.
There is also a 1-mile race option available for families, children, and walkers that starts at 8:45 am. Registration will include a swag bag with race day bib, freebies from our partners in education, a t-shirt, and a finisher medal. Don’t miss the post-race snacks, refreshments, and awards ceremony, too
- Registration for 5K: $35 through January 31.
- Registration for 5K: $40 from February 1 to April 1.
- Registration for 5K: $45 on race day (April 2, 2022).
- Registration for 1-Mile: $20 through race day.
A $10 discount is available now through February 28, 2022, for Hillsborough County Public Schools students and staff who want to participate in the 5K.
Register early to get the best deal! Click here.
Students can enter code HCPSSTUDENT
Staff can enter code HCPSSTAFF at checkout.
The Shark Encounter
Issue No. 6 | Holiday Edition 2021
Issue No. 5 | December 2021
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Issue No. 3| October 21st, 2021
Issue No. 2| October 14th, 2021
Issue No. 1| September 20th, 2021
Congratulations to our winners of this year's Excellence in Education award recipients!
Our Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Anya Tracy, a social studies teacher specializing in psychology.
Our Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year is Mrs. Kelli Russo, our ESE specialist who works tirelessly to support the needs of all of our students in an inclusive environment.
Finally, our Instructional Support Person of the Year is Mrs. Taquanda Carlton, one of our front office staff who wears numerous hats in addition to her role as AP for Administration Secretary.
We are proud of these folks' contributions to our school community.
United States Senate Youth Program
Junior and Senior Students & Parents,
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students and an opportunity for motivated student leaders to have direct contact with the highest-level elected and appointed officials in the nation. The USSYP mission is to encourage the best and brightest students in America's high schools to pursue careers in public service.
Each year, two student leaders from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national government in action. The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) 60th Annual Washington Week will be held March 5–12, 2022.
In addition, students selected to attend will each receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Students may qualify to apply through leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria for the current academic year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgment of the state selection n administrator and will be verified and confirmed.