When in Rome
Pine View School’s history club took students and staff to ancient Rome March 6, during the all-day event, Pax Romana. Students and staff dressed in period clothing, including togas and open-toed sandals, and participated in ancient Roman activities, including a catapult competition, gladiator fights, Olympic games, a re-enactment of Caesar’s murder and a Roman feast.
— Shelby Schwartz
Seniors in Riverview High School’s International Baccalaureate program took a nine-day trip to Italy March 6 through March 14, during their spring break. The 44 students visited Florence, Italy, Venice,Italy and were in Rome for the appointment of Pope Francis.
Senior Jaclyn Falconetti said her favorite part was “seeing their way of life. It’s completely different from ours — and the food was amazing.”
Booker Middle School will host its Art and Multimedia Gallery Thursday, March 21, in the Tornado Gallery. Students in grades six through eight have been preparing for the art show since December. All 84 Visual and Performing Arts and TV/Film Production students will show off their TV/film projects, including skits and claymation. Paintings and sculptures will also be on display.
Ringling College of Art and Design seniors Suzy Connor and Eddy Ortega will attend Education Without Borders, a biennial international student conference, March 25 to March 28, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Connor and Ortega, who are part of the college’s business of art and design program (BOAD), were selected for the conference based on projects they submitted under the direction of professor Stephen Diasio.
Connor’s project, “A New Educational Model for Students of Developing Countries,” focused on revising the curriculum of Ghanaian schools to suit the needs of those students.
Ortega’s project, “The Gamified, Open Source Learning Platform,” focused on turning the education system into a game-like environment.
The students worked on their projects for 15 weeks. This is a first-time opportunity for both Ringling College and the students.
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6 Holiday Shopping with Artist Elizabeth Van Riper at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton
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6 Holiday Boutique
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 37th Annual 1st Friday Art Walk "Taste of the Season"
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6 Republican Women's Club Luncheon
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7 Third Annual Achieva Reindeer Trot
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Forty Carrots Family Center invited students’ grandparents to attend Grandparents’ Day Nov. 25.
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