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					                                  PAEOP Boss and Member of the Year
                                  Mike Bohnet Chosen 2010 PAEOP Boss of
                                  the Year
                                  Michael Bohnet, principal at Dixie Hollins High,
                                  was named the 2010 Pinellas Association of
                                  Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP)
                                  Boss of the Year at the annual Bosses’ Night
                                  celebration. Mike gives his heart and soul to
School Board Members              Dixie. Over the past seven years, he has built a
Mary L. Tyus Brown                strong faculty and staff who nominated him for
Janet R. Clark                    the honor because he demonstrates the
Carol J. Cook                     highest level of professional commitment and competency in a positive manner, is
Nina Hayden                       a leader among leaders and is respectful of others. In accepting his award, Mike
Linda S. Lerner                   remarked, “I love Dixie, I love my teachers and staff, and our students, and I am
Peggy L. O'Shea
                                  honored to be recognized for just doing my job.”
Robin L. Wikle
                                  Piper Prichard Named 2010 PAEOP Member of the Year
Julie M. Janssen, Ed.D.           Described as one of the rare few who still believes in “old-fashioned” morals,
Superintendent                    ethics, and the value of hard work, Piper Prichard, secretary at Seminole High
                                  School, received the PAEOP 2010 Member of the Year award. Piper’s co-workers
                                  nominated her for her dedication and commitment, organizational strengths and
                                  her mastery of the art of multitasking. As an active member of PAEOP, Piper is a
APRIL 2010                        big supporter of the scholarships awarded by PAEOP every year. Four Pauline
                                  Huneke Memorial $500 scholarships were presented to the following students:
Mark Your Calendar                Cody Bohnet, Dixie Hollins High; Lindsey DiLeonardo, Osceola High; Ashley
                                  Grimes, Seminole High; and Tara Taylor, Largo High.
April 20
School Board Meeting              JDRF 5K Walk Raised Over $26,000 and Still Counting
5 p.m.                                                                   Pinellas County Schools had more than 470
                                                                         walkers participate in the 2010 Juvenile
                                                                         Diabetes Research Foundation 5K Walk to
Pinellas County                                                          Cure Diabetes in March. The 50 PCS teams
School Board
                                                                         brought in approximately $26,250 (final total
301 Fourth St. SW
Largo, FL 33770                                                          will be available later this month) surpassing
                                                                         this year’s goal of $18,000. Last year PCS
Phone                                                                    employees raised approximately $15,000.
727-588-6000                                                             The JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding
Fax                                                                      research to cure Type1 diabetes, an
727-588-6202                                                             autoimmune disease that strikes children
                                  and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF sets the global agenda for diabetes
Website                           research and is the largest charitable funder of, and advocate, for diabetes
www.pcsb.org                      science worldwide. Thank you for your help in raising funds for research and
                                  building awareness.
                                  Hurry – Kindergarten and New Student Registration is Underway
                                  Student Assignment is encouraging parents of incoming kindergarteners and all
                                  new students for 2010-11 to register their child by May 1. To register, parents
                                  should follow these easy steps:

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The School Board of              STEP 1: Find Your Zoned School Go online,
Pinellas County, Florida,        www.pcsb.org, or call Student Assignment, (727)
prohibits any and all forms      588-6210.
of discrimination and
harassment based on race,        STEP 2: Reserve a Seat Go to your zoned or
color, sex, religion, national
                                 any nearby school to get a User ID and
origin, marital status, age,
sexual orientation or            Password (if you do not already have one for
disability in any of its         another member of your family). Then log into the
programs, services or            Student Reservation System at the school or your home computer.
                                 STEP 3: Register at Your Child’s Zoned School Visit the assigned school to
Contact Information              deliver the required documents (list of documents can be found on the district
Contact the                      website).
communications office at
communications@pcsb.org          REMEMBER – Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2010, to attend
or via telephone at              kindergarten.
                                 Student Assignment Open Enrollment Period – April 19-30
                                 The open enrollment period is for parents who would like to request another school
                                 other than their child’s assigned school for next school year. This year, there will be
                                 a limited number of seats available during open enrollment due to class size and
                                 NCLB requirements. All assignments will be made on a space-available basis.
                                 Incoming kindergarteners and other students new to the district in 2010-11 must be
                                 enrolled in a school (registered, not just a reservation) to participate.

                                                 2009-10 Graduation Locations, Dates and Times
                                                 Whether your 2010 high school senior is graduating at Bright House
                                                 Field, Ruth Eckerd Hall, or the school’s stadium, the 7,000+ Class of
                                                 2010 is ready to receive their diplomas. Click here for a complete
                                                 schedule for each district school.

                                 2010 Walker’s Rising Stars Dazzle May 27
                                 The 2010 Walker’s Rising Star scholarship winners will
                                 be named at the annual awards gala, Thursday, May
                                 27, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. Sponsored
                                 by the Pinellas Education Foundation, Kane’s
                                 Furniture and Bright House Networks. The competition recognizes and provides
                                 scholarships of up to $7,000 to Pinellas County’s most outstanding and talented
                                 public high school performers to pursue their arts education in the fields of
                                 instrumental music, theater, dance and visual arts.

                                 New for 2010 Walker’s competition is a video arts category that will offer a $5,000
                                 award to the winning team or individual. Deadline for entries is May 7. Details are
                                 available at www.wpds.tv.

                                 General admission tickets are $7 at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office, call 727-791-
                                 7400, or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com (service fees may apply). Advance tickets are
                                 available through April 27; beginning April 28, tickets are $10. More information is
                                 available at www.pinellaseducation.org, or call (727) 588-4816. Click here for a list
                                 of this year’s finalists.

                                                      Key Points on New E-mail Archive System
                                                      In order to help PCS employees manage their e-mails more
                                                      efficiently, and to comply with the Public Records Act, which
                                                      calls for a system that stores e-mails with a search and retrieval
                                                      key word search, follow these key points:

Better E-mail management:
• E-mail archive should make e-mail management easier and give users more space
    – Delete old e-mails, no need to keep them or file them
    – Archive of attachments that normally fill up the mailbox
• Complies with public records laws and deals with Office of Professional Standards (OPS) issues

E-mail Archive Coding:
• E-mails saved for three years (777777 and 888888) are put in a “permanent hold” position
• 95% of e-mails do NOT require a code
• Please, please, please don’t put 777777 or 888888 in your default signature (you can have alternate signature)
• If the e-mail is coded by the original sender or one of the repliers, it does not need to be recoded
• 777777
     – Replaces Confidential Student Information
     – Any e-mail related to students that mentions their name, student number, or any identifiable information
     – This constitutes a student record and must be handled by the system
• 888888
     – Deals with district business, personnel issues, contracts
     – The least used-teachers will probably never need to use this coding (unless they’re involved in graduation
     coordination or a club that handles money)
     – District Business: Any transaction where money or in-kind services are exchanged
     – Personnel Issues: Any issue that may be included in a personnel file
     – Contracts: Discussion of a contract in e-mail

Need more help? Go to the online Moodle/ProofPoint training or contact Tech Help, online or by phone, 588-6060.
You also can get information regarding ProofPoint from the district wiki. Search ProofPoint and it will give you a link
to an FAQ and about setup.

Cooking Up a State Title
The Tarpon Springs High Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy students
competed, along with Northeast and Osceola High and 50 other schools
from around the state, in the 10th Annual Florida ProStart State Culinary
Championship. Tarpon Springs High won FIRST place in Gourmet, FIRST
place in Management Team (knowledge) and FIRST place overall. The
team advances to the national competition to be held April 30 in Kansas.
Several students have received scholarship offers from various colleges
including Johnson & Wales University, one of the premiere culinary
institutions in the country. The Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy celebrated
its grand opening in spring 2009. The 11,600 square-foot, state-of-the-art
academy, includes two complete teaching kitchens with 48 student
cooking stations, a 50-seat teaching kitchen/auditorium, and a 100-seat
dining room/restaurant providing students with one of the most
sophisticated high school culinary arts academies in the United States.

                                           Teacher of the Year
                                           Perkins Elementary teacher, April Barron, has been named “Teacher of
                                           the Year” by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT). FFMT is a
                                           state funding program that recruits and retains minority teachers and
                                           students pursuing the field of education. This award recognizes
                                           outstanding educators who have positively impacted the field of
                                           education through leadership, professionalism and genuine concern for
                                           children. April has taught for over 13 years in Pinellas County.

PPHS Mock Trial State Winner
The Orange County Courthouse was the stage for the 2010 Florida
High School Mock Trial Competition. High school teams from across
the state simulated roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a
fictional trial. The Pinellas Park High team from the Criminal Justice
Academy tried the fictional case of The State of Florida vs. Chris
Boyd. The team presented open and closing remarks as well as
cross-examinations, in this case that dealt with contributing to the
delinquency or dependency of a child surrounding an open house
party. Pinellas Park High won the Stephen C. Shenkman
Professionalism Award for conduct exemplifying the highest ethical
and professional standards. Senior, Roger Walker, received a
coveted witness award for his portrayal of fictional witness, Officer
Pat O’Toole. The team had approximately five months to prepare for
the competition. Coaches included: attorney, Ben Kanoski, a graduate of the PPHS Criminal Justice Academy and
FSU; teachers Matthew Valentine, Cynthia Freed and Lori Jones.

Pinellas Park High Criminal Justice Academy Mock Trial Team

Seniors             Sophomores             Juniors              Freshman
Shomira Byrd        Caterina Caravello     Stephanie Punko      Brittany Manulkin
Deniann Grant       Garen Freed            Christian Wright
Jason Holloway      Roberto Roldan
Roger Walker

                 WPDS-TV14 & Library Media Partner for Student Film Festival and TV
                 Production Workshops
                  WPDS-TV14 is excitied to partner with the Library Media department in hosting
                  the first ever Student Film Festival (Home of the EMA’s) that is taking place at
                  St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, April 27 and 28. In addition to revamping
                  the awards programs to spotlight the elementary and secondary students on
                  different days, middle and high school television production students will be
treated to a “Learn from the Pros” workshop featuring some of the best TV and film
professionals in the Tampa Bay area. Workshops will be taught by pros in the following
categories: New Camera Technology & Low Cost Lighting Techniques; How to Tell an Award
Winning Story; Learn How to Produce a Big Event; and Learn Camera Techniques the Pros
Use. The awards programs will be featured on WPDS-TV14 later this spring and the educational
workshops will be videotaped and featured on www.wpds.tv.

WPDS-TV14 Wins Two More Telly Awards
For the second consecutive year, WPDS-TV14, Pinellas County Schools’ television station, has won a prestigious
Telly award for two different educational programs. In the category of student programming, WPDS-TV14 walked
away with bronze trophies for the PCS Journal: Super Bowl for Students Special and the series of Meet the Author
programs from the Florida Association of Media Educators conference. These programs were hosted by Pinellas
County high school students. Since 1978, the mission of the Telly Awards has been to strengthen the visual arts
community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 30th Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000
entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. WPDS-TV14 has won a total of six Telly Awards over the past four
years. Here is a link from the Meet the Author series that will be featured next month on Channel 14.

April Programming Hi-Lights
Meet some of Pinellas County Schools’ most talented and dedicated teachers on Outstanding Educator profiles,
debuting Monday, April 5th at 5:30 p.m. These thirty-minute programs take you inside the classroom to see how
these 2010 OE finalist touch the lives of children. Outstanding Educator profiles air Monday-Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
during the month of April. Go to www.wpds.tv for a breakdown of the four half-hour programs.

Employee Address Changes
Employees must submit PCS Form 3-1909 or sign onto the Employee Self-Service system to advise human
resources of changes to their phone number or address of record (residence) and mailing address, if different than
their residence address. Personnel records must be updated regularly to ensure that all district communications,
whether by phone or in writing, are received in a timely manner.

Please help us to ensure the accuracy of your information. Visit www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/CPS/forms.html to print out a
copy of PCS Form 3-1909 (two pages) or sign onto Employee Self-Service at http://www.pcsb.org/payroll/
selfservice/AboutEss.html. Complete the form, check the appropriate block to indicate your employee group and
send the form to human resources with your updated information.

Community Volunteers Needed
John Hopkins Middle is in critical need of volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors, hall monitors, and classroom
assistants. If you are interested in volunteering, please plan to attend one of two mentoring workshops at the

  • Tuesday, April 13, 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, please contact the office of strategic partnerships, (727) 588-6405.

Special Olympics Pinellas Poker Run, Saturday, April 17
Registration is between 9:30 -11 a.m. and finish is at Quaker Steak and Lube, Clearwater. All vehicles welcome, 50/
50 drawing, auctions, entertainment. Call (727) 669-1220, ext. 2008, or visit www.sopinellas.org.

Pride Awards, Monday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
Elementary and middle school students who have earned a PRIDE (Program to Recognize Initiative and Distinction
in Education) award for academic achievement will be recognized at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater.

Turnaround Achievement Awards, Monday, April 26
Students who have turned around their lives through commitment and perseverance will be honored at the
Turnaround Achievement Award breakfast, Monday, April 26, at Banquet Masters.

What’s Happening at your School?
We want to showcase your school’s exciting, innovative and creative projects and
programs, along with great photographic moments. Let us know what’s happening with
your students, teachers and staff. Simply fill out a “Snapshots of Success” submission form
located on the district website. Your photos may be selected for a featured spot on the
PCS homepage. If you have any questions, call the communications office at
(727) 588-6122 or e-mail communications@pcsb.org.

                 Under Construction
                 Inside Edge is under construction. As the district moves to a new website using Joomla, we hope to
                 move to a web-based employee newsletter. We hope to get your input and introduce the new
                 format in August. Please send your comments to communications@pcsb.org.