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 eighth-grade orientation for incoming ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's main office. For information, contact Deana Walker at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.
• The school's multicultural history program, "Keep on Moving Beyond the Dream," will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the school's performing arts center. Students will celebrate history through poetry, singing, dancing and musical performances. Admission is $2 per person at the door and free for all Hernando County School Board employees with district ID. For information, contact Darlene Williams at (352) 797-7015.
Pasco-Hernando State College: Pasco-Hernando State 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 campus. 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. Fridays.
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 media center.
School Choice: The Hernando County School District is accepting school choice open enrollment applications for the 2014-15 school year from students who wish to attend a non-magnet school outside their designated zone. Applications must be received electronically no later than March 1. For information, visit the district website at hernandoschools.org.
West Hernando Middle: The School Advisory Council and the Title I Committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. March 27 in the school library. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title I parent educator, at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.
Westside Elementary: The school will host Family Math Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday 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.