Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Principal Christopher Bates of Dunedin Highland Middle was recognized for visionary leadership. Dunedin High, Garrison-Jones, Curtis Fundamental, Academie Da Vinci and Athenian Academy were also recognized.
Tuesday, January 29
Mayor Dave Eggers awarded several Dunedin schools during a "Top Apples Award" program this month. The second annual event recognizes Duendin schools or employees for achievements and contributions in six categories, according a news release from Pinellas County Schools. Winners were announced, along with the following remarks from the Pinellas County Schools release: Dunedin High School was recognized for Achievement in the Arts for "extensive success and recognition by the Florida School Music Association regarding the success of the DHS performing arts programs, including the Scottish Highlander Marching Band, the jazz ensemble, the Highlander symphonic winds, chorus, pipe band, orchestra, and advanced placement music theory programs." …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Curtis Fundamental Elementary School is the best in the city, and Dunedin's middle and high schools also earned a "C" or higher in new rankings from the state Department of Education.
Pinellas County Schools earned a "B" in new 2010-11 school rankings from the Florida Department of Education. Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties in the Tampa Bay area were all graded "B" school districts. Sarasota County received an "A." The rankings are based on points derived from FCAT scores and other factors. Here's how individual schools in Dunedin ranked: Elementary schools Middle schools High schools How would you rate your local schools? Follow the links above to leave a review in the Dunedin Patch directory and see whether your neighbors feel the same way. Since the 1998-99 school year, Floridians have used school grades to help assess the quality of their local schools. The school rankings, based on the points …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
An Academie Da Vinci teacher will receive more than $1,400 in grant money for her fourth-graders' water-related studies.
If she's gonna have a problem, Wendy Stanziano has a good one. There's a new-found surplus in her Academie Da Vinci Charter School fourth-grade class fund and she's got to decide how best to use it, thanks to a little over $1,400 in grants she won recently. Stanziano will receive a $770 “Splash!” grant from Southwest Florida Water Management District (she was one of 28 Pinellas County teachers awarded Splash! money) and a $700 grant from Target. The purpose of the Splash! grant program is to provide teachers with funding (up to $3,000 per school) for teaching about freshwater resource issues, according to a SFWMD press release. The Splash! grant, she said, will cover a water resource education field study at Sweetwater Organic Farm in …