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, September 18, 2012
The needs of Curtis Fundamental Elementary students were met with backpack and school supply donations from parents before The Backpack Lady Project attempted to donate to the school last week, the principal said Monday.
Curtis Fundamental Elementary's staff was trying to suggest The Backpack Lady Project donate to another school when a recent donation was turned down, the school's principal said Monday. Principal Pam Metz-Easley said she was not on site when Rob Ditro, founder of The Backpack Lady Project, arrived last week to drop off backpacks for students in need, but that a Curtis Fundamental parent had already made a generous donation of backpacks and supplies. Ditro said he was offended when his donation was declined. He dropped by unexpectedly during school hours Thursday with 10 backpacks stuffed with supplies. The front desk ended up accepting two of the backpacks. Metz-Easely said staff at the front desk was merely trying to direct Ditro to a …
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 …