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800 students compete in school track meet

800 students compete in school track meet

Bradenton, Florida -- More than 800 students representing at least 20 schools and more than 1,000 spectators are expected to take part in the Manatee County School District’s Annual Elementary School Track Meet this Saturday, April 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at Bayshore High School.

Always a great event, the Elementary School Track Meet gives young students a chance to showcase their athletic skills in events like the 400-Meter Dash and the 4x100-Meter Relay – always a crowd favorite.

Manatee County accepting charter school applications

Manatee County accepting charter school applications

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County School District is accepting charter school applications.

The applications for charter schools in Florida are part of a public choice program. Anyone considering starting a new charter school in Manatee should submit a letter of interest to the Innovative Program Office. Initial contact with the district is a critical step in understanding the district's expectations for a completed application. All applications for a new charter school must be submitted to the district by August 1.

Attempted theft at Harlee middle school

Attempted theft at Harlee middle school

Bradenton, Florida -- A burglary took place at Harlee Middle School .

On March 9, security for the School Board contacted Manatee County Sheriffs Office to report a burglary in progress to Harllee Middle school. 

Upon arrival, police thought the suspects might still be inside. 

K-9 arrived and began a building search of the school at which time two suspects ran from the building and were located by the K-9 deputy. They were taken into custody without injury. 

Bradenton Christian School takes audiences to Oz

Bradenton Christian School takes audiences to Oz

Bradenton, Florida -- Fall in love with the characters of The Wizard of Oz all over again when it shows on stage at Bradenton Christian School.

Drama students will take audiences to the wonderful land of Oz March 7-9 at Wichers Auditorium on the Bradenton Christian School campus.

There is a dinner theatre at 6:00 p.m. on March 7 and 8, with table sponsorships available for $200, which includes eight tickets. You can get individual dinner theatre tickets for $15.

Manatee Schools News Shorts March 1

Manatee Schools News Shorts March 1

Manatee County, Florida -- The Manatee County School District has released the following news shorts on upcoming events at area schools.

It’s students versus staff in Bayshore Elementary Dodgeball event March 8

Bradenton Christian School hosts open house for upcoming school year

Bradenton Christian School hosts open house for upcoming school year

Bradenton, Florida -- Bradenton Christian School will open its doors to the public for an Open House for the 2013-2014 school year.

The event is Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Visitors will meet faculty and staff and learn about the school's programs and it's free VPK preschool program.

Register now for second high school teachers workshop

Register now for second high school teachers workshop

Tampa Bay, Florida -- All Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate high school teachers from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties are invited to participate in a one-day workshop at The University of Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 23, to learn how to inspire students to take their interest in chemistry outside of the classroom.

The free event will be held in the Plant Hall Music Room on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes lunch. The media is welcome to attend.