Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Education

Back-to-school events in Hernando and elsewhere

School orientations/ open houses

Elementary schools

Brooksville: 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 (kindergarten only); 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 (grades 1-5).

Chocachatti: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11 (all grades).

Deltona: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 10 (kindergarten open house/orientation); 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11 (grades 1-5).

Eastside: 4-6 p.m. Aug. 10 (all grades).

J.D. Floyd: 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 (kindergarten only); 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 (grades 1-5).

Moton: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 10 (all grades).

Pine Grove: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 10 (all grades).

Spring Hill: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Aug. 10 (kindergarten only); 4:15-6:15 p.m. Aug. 10 (grades 1-5).

Suncoast: 4-7 p.m. Aug. 10 (all grades).

Westside: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 9 (kindergarten orientation); 4-6 p.m. Aug. 10 (grades 1-5).

K-8 schools

Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics: 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 (kindergarten and first grade); 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 (grades 2-5); 2-4 p.m. Aug. 10 (middle school).

Explorer K-8: 6 p.m. Aug. 9 (kindergarten orientation); 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 10 (preK and grades 1-4); 3-6 p.m. Aug. 10 (grades 5-8).

Winding Waters K-8: 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 9 (kindergarten to grade 5); 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 10 (middle school).

Middle schools

Fox Chapel: 9-10 a.m. (grade 6), 10-11 a.m. (grade 7) and 11 a.m.-noon (grade 8), on Aug. 12.

Parrott: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 11 (all grades).

Powell: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 (textbook/schedule pick-up all grades); 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7 (open house all grades).

West Hernando: 4-6 p.m. Aug. 10 (open campus).

High schools

Central: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 9 (grade 9 open campus); 1-3 p.m. Aug. 9 (grade 10 open campus); 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11 (grade 11 open campus); 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11 (grade 12 open campus); grade 9 students report to auditorium for orientation first period Aug. 14; 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 (all grades open house).

Hernando: 1-2 p.m. Aug. 11 (grade 9 orientation); 2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 11 (grades 10-12 open house).

Nature Coast Technical: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7 (all grades).

Springstead: 1-2 p.m. Aug. 11 (grade 9 workshop in gym); 2-3 p.m. Aug. 11 (all grades open campus); 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5 (all grades open house meet in gym).

Weeki Wachee: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 11 (all grades open campus); 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7 (all grades open house).

Other centers

Endeavor Academy: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 10 (all grades).

Hernando eSchool: 5 p.m. Sept. 5 (full-time students).

Springs Coast Environmental Education Center: by appointment only.

Adult Education: by appointment only.

Suncoast Education Technical Center (SunTech): by appointment only.

Charter schools

Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology: by appointment only.

Gulf Coast Middle School: by appointment only.

Brooksville Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) Academy: by appointment only.

Event offers immunizations, supplies and more

Learn about before- and after-school programs and local community organizations at this event with free immunizations by the Health Department, free haircuts and school supplies, entertainment, food trucks and vendors. Free transportation for families available at 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. from Eastside and Westside Elementary Schools, and at 8:45 and 11 a.m. from the Hernando County School Board office and Deltona Elementary School. Free. Challenger K through 8 School of Science and Math, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 797-7315. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday .

ACROSS THE BAY AREA

Free book bags and more at Westshore school fair: Westshore Plaza Mall will have live entertainment, hands-on activities, workshops, exhibits and speakers. Starting at 10 a.m., the first 500 kids get a free book bag. 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5.

Tampa Yankees to host back-to-school party: It will be a Back-to-School Party when the team plays St. Lucie at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 with post-game fireworks. Tickets are $5-$8 at George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa. (813) 673-3055.

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