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Class notes, Feb. 23

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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 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 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

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.

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