Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Education

Class notes, week of Oct. 14

Class notes

Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the school's main office. For information, call Deana Walker at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

Fox Chapel Middle: The school is presenting a four-part workshop series for parents on "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens." The next sessions will be from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 25 in the school's media center and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the media center while students have a movie night. The last session will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Locomo Skate-Dance-Party, 10451 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

Nature Coast Technical High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the media center.

School District Office: The bloodmobile will be at the district office, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 30.

Weeki Wachee High: The school's homecoming football game will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the stadium. The dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. $30 tickets include food and beverages.

West Hernando Middle: The School Advisory Council and Title I Committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the library. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title I parent educator, at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.

Westside Elementary: The school will host its Title I Annual Meeting and Parent/Teacher Conference Night from 5 to 8:15 Thursday. Families are invited to the schoolwide event. Information about Title I and how it benefits the students and school will be available. Parents and students will be able to talk with teachers at their scheduled times. All families are invited to attend a free hot dog dinner and to visit with business/community partners. Families that do not have a conference scheduled that evening may attend and participate in the activities. There will be door prizes and activities for students. Parents and guardians should contact their children's teachers to schedule conferences. For information, call Stacie Wharton at (352) 797-7080.

Pasco-Hernando Community College: The college will host three information sessions regarding the new Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4, 5 and 6 in the second-floor conference room at the Wellness Plaza at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

The sessions are designed for prospective, current and returning PHCC students who are interested in attending the Porter Campus. Administrators, faculty members and staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the new campus. Information also will be available regarding student support services, student activities, programs and courses, prerequisite courses, testing and admission requirements. There also will be question-and-answer sessions with a panel of presenters.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 150 participants. Confirm your attendance online at phcc.edu/rsvp by Nov. 1. For information, call (727) 816-3398.

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