Book drive: Goodwill's annual BookWorks preschool literacy program continues through March 15. The program is seeking volunteers and donations of new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. The purpose of the program is to promote literacy by putting books into the hands of children from low-income families. Goodwill volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other sites, then present each child with a personalized book to take home. This year, the program will expand to provide books to first- and second-graders. Donations of books should include a note indicating they are "for BookWorks." They may be dropped off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Marion counties. The local Goodwill is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other sites, visit goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 1-888-279-1988; those interested in volunteering may call (727) 523-1512, ext. 1976.
Springstead High: The school will host an orientation for next year's incoming ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 and 27.
Explorer K-8: The Parent-Teacher-Student Association will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the front conference room, followed by a Title I committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. and a School Advisory Council meeting at 6 p.m.
Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the main office. For information, contact Deana Walker at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.
Pasco-Hernando State College: The college is offering Term IIB classes, a mini-semester that allows students to complete classes in half the time of a regular semester. The term begins March 17 and runs through May 5. The course schedule is available online at phsc.edu/schedule. For information, contact the student development office at any PHSC location. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Friday.
Powell Middle: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school's media center. Call (352) 797-7095.
Nature Coast Technical High: There will be a School Advisory Council and Parent-Teacher-Student Association meeting at 4:30 p.m. March 10 in the school's media center.
Spring Hill Elementary: The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the Family Center.
Westside Elementary: The school will host Family Math Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Winn-Dixie, 2240 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Teachers and staffers will join Westside families for a night of fun activities and learning. A free hot dog dinner will be provided.