Friday, April 20, 2018
Education

School news for April 20

School Calendar

• April 27: Progress reports

• May 17-20: High school graduations.

• May 25: Last day of school for students.

Theatre/Art/Music

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7382.

• J .W. Mitchell High theatre presents Godspell at 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 22. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 day of show; $15 preferred seating (front center rows). Tickets available on-line at jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us or at the Mitchell High School main office. (727) 774-9358.

• River Ridge High presents Oliver at 7 p.m. April 27-28 and 2 p.m. April 29. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 students (18 & under) Reserved seats are available to purchase for $10 before the day of the show by calling (727) 774-7176.

Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. (813) 794-8772

• Wesley Chapel High dance performance, 7 p.m. April 19-20.

• Denham Oaks Elementary concert, 7 p.m. April 24.

• Wesley Chapel High aCATemy Awards, 7 p.m. April 25.

• Sunlake High band concert, 7 p.m. April 26.

• Cypress Creek High band concert, 6:30 p.m. April 30.

Send your school news to Michele Miller at [email protected]

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Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

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Updated: 2 hours ago
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Updated: 5 hours ago
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Updated: 6 hours ago
Today: Area high school students to join national walkout in memory of Columbine

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Updated: 12 hours ago
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Published: 04/19/18

Hillsborough targets bilingual teachers’ aides in latest school cuts

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Published: 04/18/18

Gannon University’s Ruskin growth includes $21 million addition

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Published: 04/17/18
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