Fox Chapel Middle: The school is presenting a four-part workshop series on "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens" for parents. The next session will be from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 25 in the school media center. Students whose parents attend will get free admission to the school's Halloween dance. The third workshop will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the media center while students have a movie night. The last will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Locomo Skate-Dance-Party, 10451 County Line Road, Spring Hill.
Gulf Coast Academy: Seventh-grader Ruby Silver has chosen Communities in Schools of Hernando County, a dropout prevention program, as her school service project and is requesting assistance from the community.
"I was shocked when I found out that every 26 seconds a child drops out of school in the United States," she said.
Ruby plans to hold a "Softball for Success" fundraising event at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. She is requesting help with donations, prizes and competitors. For a $3 fee, competitors can participate in a throwing accuracy competition, a base race or a home run derby. All contests include a $25 prize for the winner.
For information, contact Tracy Echols, executive director and president of Communities in Schools of Hernando County, at (352) 277-3322 or at EcholsT@CISHernando.org.
Hernando High: The school will celebrate its homecoming festivities this week with a bonfire from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the school, the Homecoming Growl and fireworks at 7 p.m. Thursday at the stadium, the homecoming parade at 1:30 p.m. Friday downtown, the varsity homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the stadium and the homecoming dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the school cafe (tickets are $20).
• The school's Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in the gymnasium. Tickets are $25.
• The school's Harvest Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Tom Varn Park.
School District Office: The bloodmobile will be at the district office for donors from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 30.
Weeki Wachee High: The school's homecoming football game will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the stadium. The dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19 in the cafeteria. $30 tickets include food and beverages.