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Manatee Schools News Shorts Oct. 19

Manatee Schools News Shorts Oct. 19

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Schools released the following news and events for the week of Oct. 19 at area schools.

FBLA Club at Southeast High to host Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Monday

Rays' Raymond to visit school Wednesday

Rays' Raymond to visit school Wednesday

Bradenton, Florida -- Tomorrow, Oct. 17, students at one lucky school will get to meet Raymond, the Tampa Bay Rays big, blue fan-friendly mascot.

Raymond will visit Williams Elementary School, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to help celebrate National School Lunch Week.

A group of employees from the Tampa Bay Rays organization are expected to accompany Raymond and they will provide games, activities and prizes for Williams’ students during their visit.

Manatee Schools News Shorts Oct. 11

Manatee Schools News Shorts Oct. 11

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Schools has released the following news and events for the week of Oct. 11.

Manatee Elementary set to dedicate media center to Rose Grimsley

On Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m., the community, faculty and staff of Manatee Elementary School will hold a dedication ceremony to honor a beloved staff member of nearly 36 years – Mrs. Rose Grimsley.

Manatee Schools News Shorts: Oct. 1-7

Manatee Schools News Shorts: Oct. 1-7

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Schools has released the following News Shorts for area local schools.

Witt Elementary School's PTO hosting 'Donuts with Dad' events this month

Residents asked for input on superintendent search

Residents asked for input on superintendent search

Bradenton, Florida -- Citizens of Manatee County are invited to share their suggestions as the Manatee County School Board conducts its search for a new superintendent, during a series of public hearings scheduled in October.

On Friday, the School Board extended a contract offer to Dr. David Gayler to serve as the Interim Superintendent for the Manatee County School District based on the same terms and conditions as former Manatee District Superintendent Dr. Tim McGonegal, who resigned on Monday, Sept. 10.

School News Shorts: Week of Sept. 24

School News Shorts: Week of Sept. 24

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Schools has released its News Shorts for the week of Sept. 24. 

Below parents can find out what's going on at area schools:

Ballard Elementary expects big crowd Thursday night to learn about new standards

Tonight at Ballard Elementary, more than 140 parents of Kindergarten and first-grade students are expected to attend a workshop that introduces the Common Core Standards.

The event is called, "Stepping Up to Success, A Parent’s Guide to Common Core."