Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Barrington Middle School seventh-grader Madison Gentry is one of five student chefs selected to participate in the second annual school lunch cook-off.
It didn't take much cajoling to convince Barrington Middle School seventh-grader Madison Gentry to enter the second annual Cook It Up! school lunch cook-off. When she learned the grand prize was two tickets to the sold-out Justin Bieber "Believe" tour in Orlando Jan. 25, the 12-year-old rushed to sign up. "I love Justin Bieber," said Gentry, the daughter of Brian and Holly Gentry. "I only listen to his music. So I was so excited when I heard you could win tickets to his concert." Cook It Off! is sponsored by Hillsborough County School District's Student Nutrition Services to encourage students to promote the importance of healthy eating and introduce new, kid-appealing school meal options. In November, public school students in grades …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Parents of students at Barrington Middle School and Stowers Elementary School are invited to tour the schools' shared cafeteria.
Parents of students at Barrington Middle School and Stowers Elementary School are invited to go where no parent has gone before--the kitchen of the school cafeteria. Today, Sept. 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., parents of the two schools, which share a cafeteria at 13915 Barrington Stowers Dr., Lithia, are invited to check out the cafeteria kitchen and see the healthy meals food service employees are cooking up for their kids. The Hillsborough County School District's Student Nutrition Services department is offering the 10-minute kitchen tours to give families of students attending the two schools a chance to learn how the food service program operates, including meal preparation and the check-out process. In addition, the school district's chef…
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sixth-grader Yasmine Aziz earned top honors at the Hillsborough County Science and Mathematical Fair last month.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
News Report A sixth-grader at Barrington Middle School is headed to regional competition in Lakeland April 3 after winning top honors at the Hillsborough County Science and Mathematical Fair last month. Yasmine Aziz impressed STEM Fair judges with her project, "The Color of Blood: How Does Color Affect Blood Pressure?", winning second place overall in the behavioral and health science category as well as an award from the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Azis said her hypothesis was that brighter colors, such as red and yellow, would have a greater affect on blood pressure. A former student at Riverview Montessori School, Aziz enlisted the help of 14 children at the school, age 4 to 6. She hooked them up to a blood pressure …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Last Saturday, March 5, my son, Matthew, along with five of his Barrington Middle School classmates and nearly 700 other participants from Hillsborough and Polk counties, participated in the Florida Area 8 Regional Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 at the University of South Florida. Track and field events, tennis, bicycling, volleyball, bocce ball and soccer were among the sports held on the USF campus soccer field. Quite frankly, you cannot attend the Special Olympics and not feel a combination of joy, awe and inspiration. As the participants marched around the field as part of the Parade of Athletes during the opening ceremonies, and recited the Special Olympics oath: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt," …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Students Train for Two Upcoming Dates
Seven Barrington Middle School students throw questions out to their coach as fast as she can answer them. "Am I allowed to do the running long jump?" "Can I run the 100-meter dash?" "What if I get sand in my shoes?" "Will we be able to have a snack?" A seasoned veteran, Brooke Lingo, Barrington reading coach and now Special Olympics track and field coach, takes it all in stride as she patiently answers questions and focuses her students' attention on the task at hand. "I love every minute of it," states Lingo, and it is obvious she does as she demonstrates the proper form for the standing long jump, instructs her athletes in the importance of staying in their own lane while running the track and cheers loudly at each success. The …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The 14th Annual FishHawk Road Race will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, benefiting six area schools.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It’s time to put on your tennis shoes, stretch those muscles, and get ready to run for a great cause. The 14th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race, which benefits community schools, is scheduled for Saturday Feb. 5. The annual race consists of three races allowing for runners of all levels. A 5K and 10K timed race will commence from Park Square at 8 a.m. and a kids race will begin at 9:30am. “There are two kids races – one for the very little ones that is about fourth mile, and another for the older children which is 1 mile. All participants receive a medal at the finish line,” Lynda McMorrow, the Newland Communities marketing coordinator, stated. Proceeds from the race benefit the six area schools -- Bevis Elementary, FishHawk Creek …