Friday, March 29, 2013
Cassandra Mattison, a graduate of King High School, was named 2012-13 Teacher of the Year for Hillsborough County at a banquet hosted by the Hillsborough Education Foundation on March 28.
The Spoto High School community was set to congratulate Cassandra Mattison back at school today, the morning after she was named Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year, at a March 28 banquet hosted by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. In accepting the award, Mattison "thanked the teachers at every school she has attended in Hillsborough County, starting with Shaw Elementary and ending with King High School," according to a Tampa Bay Times report on the event. "I would not be standing where I am today if it were not for teachers like you," she reportedly told the audience of more than 2,000 educators. Earlier this year at Spoto High, a "surprise patrol" alerted the 31-year-old English teacher, who serves as head of the English …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The principal of Spoto High School said it was an honor to witness Cassandra Mattison receive recognition as a 2013 Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year finalist. He first met her as a student at King High School.
Friday, December 7, 2012
This annual presentation has become a holiday tradition in the community.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Girl Scouts from Riverview and Spoto high schools have scheduled several fundraisers this month for their upcoming trip.
Six teens in Girl Scout Troop 707 have been busy saving their pennies and hosting fundraisers in the hopes of touring Scotland this summer. To further their fundraising efforts, the teens who attend Riverview and Spoto high schools will be wrapping holiday gifts at Books A Million at Westfield Brandon mall and referring family and friends to Menchie's in Winthrop Town Center where a portion of sales go to the troop. "Four years ago the girls took a trip to Asheville, N.C.," said troop co-leader Stephanie Wilson. "They were responsible for planning the entire itinerary and raising the necessary funds. For some girls it was their first time out of Florida, the first time seeing a mountain or a waterfall, and the first time white water …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The ballet will stage the classic production Dec. 8-9.
Brandon Ballet will present four performances of the favorite seasonal ballet, Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker," Dec. 8-9. The holiday classic will feature new choreography by Brandon Ballet artistic director, Octavio Martin, professional dancers, lavish costumes and scenery, and a score that will leave audiences dazzled. The ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who, on the eve of Christmas, receives a wonderful gift, a wooden toy nutcracker from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. The toy leads Clara on a magical journey through an enchanted winter wonderland with wondrous dancing snowflakes and the elegant Snow Queen, then onto the land of the sweets where Clara meets the regal and majestic Sugar Plum Fairy. "The …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Students prepare to don caps and gowns in pursuit of diplomas.
Local seniors are preparing to walk down the aisle to accept their diplomas. At Bloomingdale High School, an anticipated 580 students will graduate June 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The class valedictorian is Noah Stebbins with an 8.03 grade point average. The salutatorian is Grant Sprow with a 7.36 grade point average. The class president is Robert Rivers. Commencement speakers will be Principal Mark West, Stebbins and Sprow. At Durant High School, 490 students will accept diplomas June 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The valedictorian of the class is Kellen Fisher with a 6.7 grade point average and the salutatorian is Krysta Tate with a 6.6 grade point average. The class president …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Schools far and near participated in the Newsome Indoor Percussion Festival Saturday at Randall Middle School.
Loaded down with an assortment of percussion instruments ranging from bass and tenor drums to cymbals and chimes, high school bands from throughout the Tampa Bay area converged at Randall Middle School Saturday, Feb. 18, for the Indoor Percussion Festival hosted by Newsome High School. Thirteen school drum lines and percussion bands competed for top spots during the event, which was as much about choreograpy and costumes as it was about music. Judges for the event included Jim Lindroth of Tampa, Noah Bellamy of Fort Lauderdale, Jared Johnson of Deland and John Meyers. When all the points for performance, visual displays, timing and general effect were totaled, Spoto High School of Riverview walked away with first place in the Scholastic …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tickets are now on sale for the April 21 ballet in Riverview.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
News Report Tickets are now on sale for the Brandon Ballet's presentation of the classical, full-length ballet “Cinderella!” The ballet will take place April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Spoto High School, 8538 Eagle Palm Dr., Riverview. With a glorious score by Prokofiev and exciting choreography, this comical, yet grand and beautiful ballet is sure to entertain and inspire your entire family. “Cinderella” tells the tale of a charming princess who dreams of finding her Prince Charming, but is meanwhile locked away in her evil stepmother’s lair. Brandon Ballet aims to make the performing arts accessible to the Central-West Florida community by offering tickets to performances at affordable prices. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 18 and …