Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce's April 23 luncheon was sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club at The Regent. There, principal Robert "Bob" Heilmann talked about the school's history and achievements.
Riverview High School Principal Robert "Bob" Heilmann acknowledged at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week that his school, indeed, has had many accolades and accomplishments. As principal, he added, "I just drive the bus," after which he applauded the work of teachers, students, parents, coaches, school administrators and groups and organizations, including Angela Slater, who this year registered her 500th win as a high school softball coach in Hillsborough County. Heilmann said he hoped the business leaders knew what was "going on at 11311 Boyette Road, besides the traffic jams," in reference to the school's address and the ongoing road-widening construction from FishHawk Boulevard through Boyette Road. "…
Giving blood at blood drives hits home with Renee Gandy, a mother who thanked hundreds of Riverview High School students for doing just that.
The Riverview High School cafeteria was packed with cheering students earllier this month, who along with their teachers and principal marked a milestone achievement among schools nationwide in the cause of blood donations. At the ceremony in recognition of receiving the "School Blood Drive Award" from oneblood.org, Renee Gandy took a moment to thank hundreds of students for giving blood while her son, Joshua, who turned 11 that day, stood by her side. "When I was in high school, which was a long, long time ago, I thought that when you donated blood it went to victims of serious accidents, people that were having surgeries," she said. "And I never dreamed that one day I would need donors like you to help save my son’s life." On Nov. 4, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Riverview High School teacher Angela Slater was recognized at the April 2013 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce meeting for her 500th win as a softball coach in Hillsborough County.
Angela Slater was one of the many people singled out at the April 23 membership luncheon of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club. Slater's claim to fame is that this year she won her 500th victory as a softball coach in Hillsborough County, where she has been teaching for 28 years, including the first 13 at Brandon High and the next 15 at Riverview. The milestone win came March 26 at East Bay High School, where the Riverview Sharks, trailing with two outs in the final inning, scored a 9-6 victory after a three-run homer by Jordan Phillips. "I was always involved in athletics," said Slater, a physical education teacher, who attended Pensacola Junior College and the …
Local business leaders celebrate the achievements of Riverview High School, at a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce luncheon sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club.
Throughout the banquet room at The Regent in Riverview people were seen dressed in black, blue and white, wearing the school colors of Riverivew High School, as the April 23 luncheon of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce got under way. At the luncheon were lots of sharks, stuffed and human, in recognition of the school's mascot. The luncheon was sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club. The featured speaker was principal Robert "Bob" Heilmann, who talked about the school's history and its many achievements, including its recent recognition as the nation's top school in blood donations. Among other achievements noted was the annual Relay For Life event held at Riverview High School, which over the years has raised…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
These "Earth Day Zombies" were created by the students at the Brandon, Riverview and SouthShore Montessori Schools.
There's no better way to teach children about the significance of Earth Day and preserving the world's natural resources than combining a recycling project with the opportunity to plant something and watch it grow. That's just want the children at the Brandon, Riverview and SouthShore Montessori Schools did. The kids put rye grass seed and potting soil into recycled socks that they decorated with googly eyes, chenille puff ball noses and yarn mouths. They then watered the soil daily and watched their "Earth Day Zombies" sprout a full head of hair over several weeks. Then the students trimmed and styled the "hair." Here's some more Earth Day activities for kids from No Time for Flash Cards: Recycled bird feeder You will need an empty milk …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ian Ludden is one of 24 student-athletes to be honored by the Florida High School Athletic Association.
Bloomingdale High School senior Ian Ludden of Valrico is among 24 of the top student-athletes around Florida named to the 2013 Academic All-State Team. For the 19th consecutive year, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) recognized students for extraordinary academic achievement and community service in addition to their athletic prowess. “The FHSAA is proud to reward these outstanding students through the Academic All-State scholarship program for excelling in the classroom and yet still finding a way to impact their communities and succeed in the athletic arena,” said FHSAA Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing. “This group of student-athletes truly personifies the FHSAA mission of building leaders through teamwork, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The festival will take place Saturday, April 20 at the Riverview South middle school.
Explore different cultures through food, music, games and dance at the Riverview South Middle School Kid's Community College campus, 10030 Mathog Rd., Riverview. The International Festival will take place Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $3 for adults, $1 for kids 8-15 and free for children 7 and under. For more details, click here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch events calendar. ______________ Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Who is this year's S.L. "Spud" Clements Award recipient? Who took home the Patricia B. Odiorne Scholarship, for a most-deserving high school student?
Who is this year's S.L. "Spud" Clements Award recipient? Who took home the Patricia B. Odiorne Scholarship, for a most-deserving high school student? The announcements were made Saturday night, April 13, at the 29th annual Center Place Patron Party. The theme this year: "Surf's Up." Paul and Tammy Holmberg are the 2013 recipients of the Spud Clements Award. AnnMarie Abraham of Brandon, a senior at King High School, is this year's scholarships winner. For complete coverage of this year's patron party and award recipients, see: ______________
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The campus will be home to a new middle school and a new high school.
As construction on the widening continues, drivers stuck in traffic may have noticed a very large building that seems to have sprung up out of the ground this week just west of Bell Shoals Road on the south side of Boyette Road. The building is slated to become the Bell Creek Academy and Bell Creek Academy High School. The new charter middle school and high school are scheduled to open for the 2013-2014 school year. In the first year, the school will serve about 700 students in grades 6-10, according to Jenna Hodgens, Supervisor of Charter Schools for Hillsborough County. Each year, new grades will be added and the two schools will eventually serve grades 6-12 on the campus. On the Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch Facebook page, residents …