Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The following information is provided to clarify the last days of attendance for the graduating class of 2013.
Land O' Lakes High School recently posted this information on their website regarding the last week of school for graduating seniors. - May 20 and 21 are regular school days. - After May 21, seniors may be on school grounds during the school day for the following reasons: - Seniors who have to conduct school business must do so after student-contact hours. Faculty and staff are available from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each afternoon. - Drop-in visitations are not permitted during the remainder of the school year. Seniors found loitering on campus, including the parking lot, run the risk of losing their privilege to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please help us ensure a safe learning environment for underclassmen by adhering to our …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Land O' Lakes High School will have its graduation ceremony May 31; Sunlake on June 1.
It’s that time of year again for “Pomp and Circumstance.” Land O’ Lakes seniors will soon receive their diplomas — and, of course, pose in their caps and gowns for a seemingly endless amount of photos taken by family. Land O’ Lakes High School will hold its graduation ceremony May 31 at the USF Sun Dome. The event will take place at 4 p.m. The school’s colors are blue and gold and they are know as the Gators. Thier anticipated number of graduates is 345. The valedictorian is Brooke Gonzalez; the salutatorian Madison Parks. Sunlake High School will its graduation ceremony June 1 at the USF Sun Dome. The event will take place at 1 p.m. The school’s colors are teal, gold and black and the mascot is the seahawk. Anticipated number of …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Land O' Lakes Athletic Foundation will host a hall of fame dinner later this month.
Land O' Lakes High School's Athletic Foundation recently announced its Hall of Fame 2013 inductees. The list includes Tim Harvey, Kenneth McCurry, Colleen Bentz Sanders, Robert Shirmohammad and Henry Walls. The winners will be inducted at the Hall of Fame Dinner set for May 28 at the Land O' Lakes Culinary Arts Center, 20325 Gator Lane. The ceremony will feature former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and 11 time NFL pro bowler Derrick Brooks as keynote speaker. The Land O' Lakes Gators Athletic Foundation is a nonprofit established to benefit the athletic programs at Land O' Lakes High School. This marks the inaugural year of the Hall of Fame Dinner. The reception and hors d'oeuvres hour will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The awards dinner, speaker and …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The local band Stonegrey consists of members who recently graduated from Land O' Lakes High School or are current attendees.
If you’re looking for a good story behind the name of his band, Stonegrey, guitarist Tristan Dusek said you won’t find it. “I knew that would come up eventually,” the 17-year-old said of the question regarding the moniker's meaning. “I couldn’t tell you. Stonegrey just came up and we liked it. There’s no real meaning to it.” The local four-piece band, which formed as Culprit in 2010, plays a blend of alternative and rock, calling themselves “rock revival” and citing influences such as Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam. All Stonegrey members are either recent Land O’ Lakes High School graduates or current attendees. The band’s lineup also consists of singer Eric Whitener, 19; bassist Nick Mitchell, 16; and drummer Tyler …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Friends, family, former students and colleagues gathered May 2 to honor the memory of Land O' Lakes High School football Coach John Benedetto.
John Benedetto is gone, but friends, family and former students made it clear last night, May 2, that he's certainly not forgotten. The Celebration of Coach Benedetto's Life held at Ukulele Brands was meant to honor the former Land O' Lakes High School head football coach and the impact he had on the community during the 30-plus years he served it. If the standing-room-only crowd at the eatery was any indication, Benedetto's impact on Land O' Lakes was huge. "He loved everybody and they loved him," explained Al Claggett, who coached the Gators alongside Benedetto for years. "He (Benedetto) made sure they understood that." "He did a lot of things for a lot of people," added Doug Hutchinson, who has served as a Land O' Lakes High booster for…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Land O’ Lakes community is coming together Thursday night to honor the long-time football coach who died suddenly April 21.
John Benedetto spent more than 30 years coaching Land O’ Lakes High School students to do their best. Now, those students will gather to honor and remember the man who led the Gators to more victories than anyone else. The Celebration of Coach Benedetto’s Life is set for Thursday, May 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Ukulele Brands, 4805 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. It includes a performance by Solar Exposure and a silent auction to benefit the Benedetto Family Scholarship Fund that’s been established through the Pasco Education Foundation. Ukulele’s plans to donate 50 percent of the proceeds from food sales to the scholarship fund, according to the event’s Facebook page. Benedetto, 66, spent more than 30 years as the head football coach at Land O’ Lakes …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The popular Land O’ Lakes High School football coach died in his sleep, according to TampaBay.com.
Land O’ Lakes is mourning the loss of a local legend. Former Land O’ Lakes High School football coach John Benedetto died in his sleep April 21, according to TampaBay.com. He had just turned 66 on Friday, the website reported. Benedetto, who spent 32 years as the Land O’ Lakes Gators’ football coach, compiled a 196-149 record during his run at the school. In Benedetto’s last 12 seasons coaching Gator football, the team went to the playoffs each year in one of the most impressive coaching streaks Pasco County has ever witnessed. His tenure at the school left such an impression after a grand total of 34 years working there that the Pasco County School Board decided last year to rename the Swamp in Benedetto’s honor. The Gators now play home …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sample the creations of culinary arts students as they compete for the title of 'Cinderella's Favorite Dessert' on Thursday, Jan. 17.
In the mood for something sweet? You can get a taste of the action that happens in Pasco County schools' culinary arts program and make a difference at the same time. Students will compete for the title of "Cinderella's Favorite Dessert" on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Land O' Lakes High School. Local "celebrity" judges will determine who is crowned, and the winning team will have their creation showcased at the Pasco Education Foundation's upcoming Cinderella Ball, according to a foundation press release. Dessert viewing begins at 5 p.m.; judging begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at the door. The Pasco Education Foundation's black tie event, The Cinderella Ball "One Enchanted Evening" will be held at …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The top 40 area public high schools are highlighted in the rankings, which were compiled by the Tampa Bay Business Journal using statistics from the Florida Department of Education.
Land O' Lakes High School outranks many Tampa Bay high schools when it comes to 2012 SAT scores. The top 40 public high schools in the Tampa Bay area are highlighted in the rankings which were compiled by the Tampa Bay Business Journal using statistics from the Florida Department of Education. Land O' Lakes High came in 10th. Sunlake wasn't included in the top 40. The maximum possible SAT score is 2400. There are three parts to the SAT tests: math, verbal and writing. Each part is worth a maximum 800 points for a maximum total SAT score of 2400. Land O' Lakes High's average 2012 SAT score was 1547. Here's a look at the five top-ranked high schools in Tampa Bay- See the full list and search the rankings in Tampa Bay Business Journal's …