POWELL MIDDLE: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in the media center.
BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY: Students, families and community members are invited to help raise funds for the school by participating in Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant is at 901 S Broad St. in Brooksville. Twenty percent of receipts will be donated to Brooksville Elementary.
PARROTT MIDDLE: The School Advisory Council/Title I Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the media center. All parents are welcome.
• The school will host Parent Night at 5:30 p.m. March 21.
ESE ADVISORY COUNCIL: The Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. The topic will be "Clear and Cooperative Communication Skills" with JoAnn Forcino.
BRAIN BOWL SPONSORS NEEDED: The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is seeking sponsors for the 21st annual Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl, which will be March 16 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, the defending champion. The Brain Bowl is an academic competition among all of Hernando County's public middle schools. Students answer math, science, English and geography questions. This year's competition also will include questions about world affairs and the promotion of worldwide peace. Sponsorships help provide T-shirts, door prizes, goody bags, awards and a pizza lunch for the students and their families. For information, call Jim Stewart at (352) 683-3627.
READING FESTIVAL: Nature Coast Technical High School will host the annual Hernando County Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2. Activities and features will include Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure, Tony the Balloon Guy, free goody bags for the first 300 children, games and door prizes, local children's authors (Madeline Joan Wilks, Yellow Dot. Red Dot; Nancy Stewart, Bella Saves the Beach, and Shirley Temple Mitten, Braile's Tales), fire safety information, a Friends of the Library children's book sale. Food will be available for a nominal fee.
WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE: The school will host its Parent Institute from 5:15 to 8 p.m. today in the courtyard. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Dr. Judy Mumford will present "Pre-Adolescence: What a ride!" and copies of her book, Small Boat, Wide Sea: Parenting in the 21st Century, will be available from 6 to 6:45 p.m. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., information will be available about middle school, high school, reading, science, math, writing, social studies, discipline, Edline, personal learning plans, homelessness and bullying.