BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Families Building Better Readers for parents of children in grades K-2 will be at 6:30 tonight. Learn ways to help children become better readers. This workshop is limited to the first 25 families that register. Students will participate in learning activities with teachers while parents learn how to help their children. For information or to register, call Amy Anderson at (352) 797-7014, ext. 255.
HERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL: The Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Team received third place in Inspection and the Color Guard Team placed second in the Air Force Regulation Drill at West Orange High School this past weekend. Glynn'nard Gordon took top honors with his first place finish in the Individual Drill Competition.
• Orientation for students who will enter ninth grade in the 2010-2011 school year is at 6 tonight. Course selection menus are to be turned in at that time. Parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers and counselors.
• The Student School Advisory Council, along with the student body, will hold a Haitian Salvation fundraiser, with the profits going to Dr. Paul Farmer's efforts in Haiti. It will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday on the basketball court. There will be tournaments held for $1 each, including thumb wars, Duck, Duck, Goose, rock/scissors/paper and three-legged races.
• Hernando High School, in conjunction with Brooksville, Eastside, Moton and D.S. Parrott Middle schools, is raising funds to help the people of Haiti. Dr. Farmer, a graduate of Hernando High School, provides medical care for the Haitian community through the organization of "Partners in Health" (www.pih.org). The schools are accepting donations and selling bracelets for $1 each; all proceeds go directly to "Partners in Health." Make checks payable to Hernando High School with reference to the Haiti Fund.
For information on any of these events or projects, call Mary Krabel at (352) 797-7015, ext. 403.
HERNANDO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Open house is at 6 tonight for prospective students and their parents.
SPRINGSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATIONS: Orientations for incoming ninth-graders will be on two dates. Students and parents from Powell Middle School, Explorer K8, Challenger K8 and Notre Dame Catholic School are invited to attend at 6 p.m. March 2 in the gymnasium. For students and parents from Fox Chapel Middle, Parrott and West Hernando Middle Schools, J.D. Floyd K-8 and Gulf Coast Academy, the event is at 6 p.m. March 4 in the gymnasium.
WEEKI WACHEE HIGH SCHOOL: Weeki Wachee High School will open in August to ninth- and 10th-grade students identified in the new attendance zone designed to relieve overcrowding in district high schools. It is offering orientation programs according to this schedule: 6:30 tonight at the West Hernando Middle School cafeteria; 6:30 p.m. March 4 in the Powell Middle, Explorer K-8 and Gulf Coast Academy cafeterias; 6:30 p.m. March 9 in the Central High School gymnasium; 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the Springstead High School cafeteria. At that time, students can select their electives and obtain information about extra curricular programs.
Paulette Lash Ritchie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.