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Blog posts October 2014

U of Tampa Instant Decision Day

Any students interested in the University of Tampa's Instant Decision day should see Mrs. Usher as soon as possible.  The event is on December 9th, but materials need to be submitted before that date.

Morehouse College Rep. Visit

A representative for Morehouse College will be on campus on 11/5/14 at 10:30 A.M. in the Guidance office.  Please sign up for a pass on the guidance website under "college rep. visits".  

University of Florida Open House

The University of Florida will be hosting an Open House on Monday, November 24th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  Registration begins at 9 A.M. at the O'Connell Center.  The event is for students grades 9-12th and parents are encouraged to attend too!  To register, please visit

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Field trip-Last Chance!

If you are a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR interested in the University of Florida or FSU, please see Mrs. Usher tomorrow if you would like to attend the field trip.  We have had some cancellations and there are now open slots.  Please see me immediately for permission slips.

Community Service Fair

Bloomingdale High School will be hosting a community service fair on November 12th at 6:30.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about many non-profits that award community service hours in the Brandon area.  Mrs. Usher will also be looking for students to assist with the event.  Visit guida…

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FAMU Instant Decision Night

FAMU will be hosting an Instant Decision Night at Blake High School on November 19th at 6:30.  Meet with admissions coordinators and have a decision on acceptance on the spot!  Interested students must apply online prior to the event and meet certain criteria.  Please see Mrs. Usher for more details…

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Strides for Education-Final Week

Strides for Education is November 1st from 7:30-1.  We are still looking for team members to support Bloomingdale and earn community service.  If you have not done so and would like to participate, sign up on the Strides Website:


There is a Blooming…

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Events Week of 10/27-10/31

FIT visit-10/27/14 at 11AM in Guidance

U of Miami/FIU field trip 10/28-meet at Bloomingdale at 5:45AM

If you have not done so, PLEASE turn in your permission slips for U of Florida and FSU field trips.  We will also be leaving at 5:45 AM for those trips.  If you have not received a schedule for th…

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University of Tampa Instant Decision Day

On December 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM, the University of Tampa will be hosting an Instant Decision Day at Bloomingdale High School.  On these days, an admissions counselor will meet with you individually to discuss and evaluate your application materials.

To participate in the program, please complete th…

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Community Service Opportunity

Students can earn up to eight hours by volunteering for a 5K walk in Lakeland on 11/1/14.  The event is being held from 3PM-11Pm.  Students must be 16 and older to participate.  Please see Mrs. Beach for more details.

Important events Week of 10/20-10/24

October 20th: Non-Student Day

October 22nd-University of Tampa campus visit at 9:30(Guidance)

October 23rd-ASVAB


If you have not picked up or dropped off permission slips for the University of Miami/FIU field trip, please see Mrs. Usher ASAP.  If you do not return the forms by 10/24, you may …

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VMI Open House

The Virginia Military Institute will be hosting Open Houses on October 24-25, November 14-15, February 6-7, February 20-12, and March 6-7.  Please visit for more details.

College Rep Visits this Week

10/15-Rice University at 1:00PM-Guidance office

10/17-UNF at 9:00-Guidance office


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Strides for Education

It is not too late to sign up for Strides for Education!  Strides is a 5K Run/Walk on November 1st at the Waterworks park in Tampa.  All proceeds raised return to Bloomingdale High School for scholarships for Bloomingdale students.  Student can earn 20-25 community service hours for participating.  …

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FIU Applicants!

The deadline for application for merit based scholarships is November 1st!!!

A  complete application includes:

  • Online application
    • students should be ready to upload residency documentation with their application for admission if claiming FL residency.
  • $30 non-refundable application fe…

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Florida Polytechnic Poly Premiere Dates

Florida Polytechnic University will be hosting a Poly Premiere near you!  This is an opportunity for students to watch a 30 minute film about the newest state university without making the trip to campus.  The Florida Poly admission team will be rolling out the purple carpet for future students and …

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Upcoming Community Service Opportunities

1)Halloween In The Halls:  The Village Early Learning Center, 3741 Canoga Park Drive, Brandon, FL 33511.
You can find more information about the event at Here is a direct link to our calendar.
While the event is only three hours long, there are lots of opportunities for studen…

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National Propane Gas Foundation Scholarship


Deadline:February 15, 2015

The National Propane Gas Foundation Scholarship is available to high school seniors and full - time undergraduate students. To be eligible, you must have a minimum 2.6 GPA and be the dependent child of a current employee of an NPGA - member company or state p…

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Hidden Triforce of Wisdom Scholarship


Deadline:December 15, 2014

The Hidden Triforce of Wisdom Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. To be considered, you must describe, in a 500 - to 2000 - word essay, a time when you have displayed an exceptional amount of courage or wisdom to accom…

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My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge


Deadline:July 31, 2015

The My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree at an accredited university in the U.S. You must create a one to three minute video identifying and describing the impact a ment…

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