Friday, June 22, 2018
Education

Classnotes

Coming Up

• Progress reports will be distributed Friday.

Class notes

Gulfside Elementary: Grandparent/Kids Lunch Day, Monday and Tuesday. Picture day Monday. PTO Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday. I-MOM Breakfast, 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. Boy Scout rally, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

James M. Marlowe Elementary: Cub Scout Round-Up, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sand Pine Elementary: Girl Scout recruitment, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Music/Art/Theater

Pasco-Hernando Community College is seeking experienced singers to join the College/Community Chorus program under the direction of James Urbanski. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in room H-107, in the Performing Arts building on the PHCC west campus in New Port Richey. Tuition for the fall semester is $29 and includes music. Call (727) 847-2727.

• Calling young artists: Medical Center of Trinity holds its second annual Expression of Thanks youth art contest for a chance to win a grand prize of a bicycle or an iPod. All youth, ages K through 12, are invited to celebrate the service of the U.S. military. Students may submit artwork, poetry or an essay. Artwork must fit on an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of white paper, be original and hand-drawn or written, depict student's idea of saying "thank you to veterans and members of the military," include name, grade, and name of school printed neatly on back. Students may use color with paint, pens, pencils, crayons and markers. No internet art, clipart, or cut-outs. Submit artwork by Oct. 4 in person from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the information desk at the main entrance, 9330 SR 54, or by mail to Medical Center of Trinity, Attention: Youth Art Contest, 9330 SR 54, Trinity, FL, 34655. (727) 834-4868; [email protected]

• The Greater Pasco Youth Symphony is now enrolling music students from 5th through 12th grade who can play the violin, viola, cello, brass, woodwind, percussion and other instruments. Students will be taught to play in an orchestra setting and perform in a public concert each semester. Enrollment is open through Oct. 4. Students will be given an audition to determine their playing level. Rehearsals and auditions will be held every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Redeemer Community Church, 9230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. To schedule an audition, call Emiko Wennerholt at (727) 858-8024.

• Center of the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. (813) 794-8772 or (727)774-8772.

• Tickets are available for Sound and Vision performed by University of Tampa's Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Free.

• Tickets are available for Dallas Children's Theater presentation of E.B. White's Stuart Little, at 10:30 a.m. and noon Oct. 16. Appropriate for grades K-5. $4.

• Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

• Tickets are available for Dallas Children's Theater presentation of E.B. White's Stuart Little, at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon Oct. 16. Appropriate for grades K-5. $5.

College Bound

Ridgewood High School will hosts a College Application Night for Ridgewood seniors and their families at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Media Center. There will be information on how to complete online applications and tips for college application essays.

Sept 27 is the deadline to register for the ACT to be administered on Oct. 26. Go to www.actstudent.org. Oct. 3 is the deadline to register for the SAT to be administered on Nov. 2. Go to sat.collegeboard.org.

• Oct. 15 is the deadline to apply for the 2014 Barnes Scholarships. Awards four scholarships at $15,000 per year; $1,000 to semifinalists. Based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of overcoming significant obstacles in life. Apply online at www.tampabay.com/scholarships/

Newsmakers

• Wells Fargo presented Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation with a check for $8,000. The funding will be used to sponsor Sertoma's school screening program in Pasco County. Each year the volunteers test more than 11,000 students to make sure they can hear properly at various frequencies. Those with hearing difficulties are then referred for further diagnostic testing. Wells Fargo has been sponsoring the program since 2004.

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