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April 19, 2018
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Start Spreading the News: Durant performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Last spring, Bruce M. Herrmann Jr., band director at Durant High School, submitted a recording of his Wind Ensemble to the National Band and Orchestra Festival and about a month later he received an email notifying him of the bands acceptance into the National Band and Orchestra Festival held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The students, staff and families just returned from a trip of a lifetime.

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April 18, 2018
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HABSE connects with Brandon Chamber to offer Hillsborough School discount for The Taste of Brandon tickets

Hillsborough Alliance of Black School Educators (HABSE) partners with The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce to appreciate all HCPS employees.  In appreciation of service and to foster a sense of community, discounted tickets are shared with Hillsborough School employees for $6, compared to $20.  

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of HCPS tickets will be donated to HABSE to benefit Hillsborough County Public School students.

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April 17, 2018
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As Choice period reopens, Hillsborough celebrates 20 nationally recognized magnet schools

Twenty Hillsborough County magnet schools recently celebrated national recognition from the Magnet Schools of America, earning their place on a list of the top magnet schools in the United State. The distinction honors schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs and high levels of parent and community involvement.

The news comes as Hillsborough Schools reopens its Choice application window, today through April 24.

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April 17, 2018
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Plant City High School transformed into Agrabah for a dual language production of Aladdin

Plant City High School was transformed into the fictitious Arabian city of Agrabah for the production of the dual language version of Aladdin. Curtains were drawn to reveal breathtaking costumes and impressive set designs. It has been an unbelievable ride for the theater students at Plant City High School (PCHS) since Guest Director Carla Plummer, a second-year English teacher at PCHS first approached the theater department with this the idea of creating a bilingual production. With a large percentage of students at PCHS speaking both English and Spanish, this performance was a way to honor the community and those who live, learn and work in Plant City.

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