Sunday, May 20, 2018
Education

Class notes: Events and scholarships

Calendar

• April 21-30: End of course exams.

• April 22-25: FCAT 2.0 reading, math and science.

• April 30: Progress reports.

Music/art/theater

Clue Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Wesley Chapel High School Band Room, 30651 Wells Road. The cast sets the stage for intrigue, murder and mayhem and the audience holds the key to unlock the mystery and uncover the conspiracy. Wesley Chapel Jazz Band will perform during intermission. Tickets for dinner and show $20 (cash); $20 plus fee (credit cards). Proceeds benefit the Wesley Chapel High band. For information and tickets, call (813) 727-7421 or email [email protected]

The Pasco Arts Council is taking registration for Summer Art Adventures for kids ages 8 and up. Offerings include earthen clay, polymer clay, self-portrait art creations in the styles of Dalí or Warhol, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. Two new classes will be offered for students ages 13 to 18: three-day, 2 ½ hour sessions with drawing instructor Joe Weinzettle of St. Petersburg College, and a weekly painting course taught by Jo Baughman. For a complete list of classes, go to pascoart.org, call (727) 845-7322 or stop by the Pasco Art Center during regular operating hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center is closed on holidays, Sundays and Mondays.

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

• Wesley Chapel High Prism Concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Oakstead Elementary Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Briefly

• Ridgewood High School is inviting parents of students from Calusa Elementary, Chasco Elementary, Chaso Middle and Ridgewood High to a special event to help connect with local resources and attend a variety of parenting and educational sessions. Parents Surviving the Summer With GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Integrity, Tenacity) will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 3 at Ridgewood High, 7650 Orchid Lake Road, New Port Richey. The event begins with registration and a free breakfast reception. Keynote speaker is Dee Reed, with an introduction by Circuit Judge Shawn Crane. Presentations include "How Technology Is Changing our Schools, "The Active Parenting Curriculum" and "Who Wants to Raise Successful Children?" The GRIT Community Fair will feature community organizations that provide counseling, health care education and more. Free transportation is available. To register, go to rhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/parent-university.

College bound

• U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis hosts the fifth annual College & Career Readiness Fair from 10 a.m. to noon April 26 at J.W. Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Road, Trinity. There will be workshop sessions on admissions and financial aid, military service academies, resume writing and interviewing skills. Representatives of Florida colleges, universities and technical schools will be there, as well as employers from around Tampa Bay. For information or to make a reservation, contact Bilirakis' office at (727) 232-2921 or (813) 501-4942 or go to bilirakis.house.gov.

• April 30 is the deadline for Pasco County students to apply for the following new scholarships sponsored by the African American Club of Pasco:

The AAC Scholarship Honoring Captain "Bo" Harrison, Pasco County Sheriff's Office: To an African-American, American Indian or Hispanic/Latino student in need who wants to become a law enforcement officer in Pasco. Harrison was killed in the line of duty shortly before he expected to retire in 2003. $800.

The AAC Scholarship Honoring Maxine Walker Giddings, AAC member and civil rights pioneer: To a student in need who espouses the ideals of Giddings, a participant in the earliest counter sit-ins, along with U.S. Rep. John Lewis and civil rights icon Bernard Lafayette. She met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. numerous times, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was a guest in her parents' home. $845.

The AAC Scholarship for the Arts: To a student in need seeking higher education in the arts. $800.

• The Brian Sean Callaghan Memorial Scholarship, honoring the son of Daniel and Anni Callaghan, killed on duty as a Yavapai County, Ariz., detention officer, along with two of his fellow officers and closest friends in 2010. To an African-American, American Indian or Hispanic/Latino student in need seeking a career as a law enforcement or detention officer in Pasco. $1,100.

Applications are available in high school guidance offices and should be mailed to the AAC Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 45, Port Richey, FL 34673. For information, call Trish Stevenson at (727) 495-3207.

• Jewish students who live in west Pasco and are graduating from high school are encouraged to apply for the Lillian and Joseph Katz and Mark Osipoff scholarships. Candidates must fill out an application and submit it with a letter that details their personal and scholastic backgrounds and educational plans. Applications are available in the office at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. The deadline is May 1. For information, call (727) 847-381.

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