Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The fourth-grade Math Bowl Team took first place in district competition.
This group of FishHawk Creek Elementary School fourth-graders never groan about staying after school to work on complicated algebra equations. For the members of the school's fourth-grade Math Bowl Team, numbers are a sport. The team made up of students Jack McNally, Joey Riley, Emma Tamayo and George Wilson has been together since the second grade. "You are chosen to be on the Math Bowl Team and you have to stay after school once a week for an hour to practice," explained team member Jack McNally. "We work together as a team, answering questions as fast and as thoroughly as well can," added teammate George Wilson. Their coach, math teacher Sharon Marshall, said it's their teamwork and mutual love of math that led the team to take first …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Adriana Torres-Juan, a fifth-grader at FishHawk Creek Elementary School, won first place in the Reflections contest photography category.
The first time Adriana Torres-Juan looked through the viewfinder and clicked the shutter, she knew she was going to get hooked on photography. "From then on, I always wanted to take pictures," said Torres-Juan, a fifth-grader at FishHawk Creek Elementary School. Although fascinated by the ability to capture images using a Nikon Coolpix digital camera, Torres-Juan wasn't sure she had a talent for photography. That's why she was so thrilled to learn she had received a first place in photography in the countywide Reflections contest, sponsored by the Hillsborough County PTA/PTSA. Reflections was founded in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Students age pre-kindergarten to 12th grade submit artistic …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Fourth-grade FishHawk Elementary School teacher Stacey P. Hirn is a finalist for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year award.
A typical day of teaching fourth-grade students became anything but ordinary for FishHawk Creek Elementary School teacher Stacey Hirn Friday, Jan. 18. Hirn was in the midst of a lesson on civil rights leader Rosa Parks when her classroom door opened and Principal Pam Bush ushered in the Hillsborough Education Foundation Surprise Patrol. Hirn's bewilderment turned to amazement when the patrol announced that Hirn was a finalist for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year award. "It was very exciting," said Bush. "Mrs. Hirn was so totally surprised, she was almost speechless. And if you know her you know she's rarely speechless." "I couldn't believe it," said Hirn. "There are so many teachers in this county who do such amazing things…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The branch offers a variety of incentives to participating students, including an automatic $5 deposit for any student opening an account with the credit union.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union has announced the opening of four middle and elementary in-school branches in Hillsborough, Citrus and Collier counties, including FishHawk Creek Elementary School in Lithia. These new branches bring the total number to 21 high school student-run branches and two middle school and eight elementary in-school branches in more than eight counties across the state. Students from FishHawk Creek Elementary School, Cahoon Elementary Magnet School, Crystal River Middle School and Pine Ridge Middle School can look forward to cultivating money-saving habits and learning the value of cash. While high school branches focus on a more hands-on financial and marketing experience, middle and elementary school branches…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The sheriff's office has closed the FishHawk Ranch foot bridge and are urging FishHawk Creek Elementary students not to use it as a shortcut.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 3, 2012
News Report According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, an HCSO deputy closed off a FishHawk foot bridge because hornets have nested in the area. The deputy also put up a warning sign to prevent neighborhood kids from being stung because some FishHawk Creek Elementary students use the bridge as a shortcut to their neighborhoods. An exterminator has been called to clear our the hornet's nest.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The fourth-grader won all-county in the 4H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest.
WHO: Mackenzie Anderson, a fourth-grader at FishHawk Creek Elementary School. ACCOMPLISHMENT: Mackenzie won all-county in the 4H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest. She competed against 194 at FishHawk Elementary and went on to compete against all of the students in Area 6, ultimately winning the competition for the fourth-grade. There are 14,756 fourth-grade students in Hillsborough County. Her topic was "Being Small." DETAILS: Working with youth in grades four to six, this contest helps thousands of young people annually learn how to write and deliver a speech. More than 150,000 young people in more than 50 Florida counties in grades four to six participate in the contest on an annual basis. Tropicana has sponsored the contest since 1969 …