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Hernando class notes for Jan. 19

Brooksville Elementary activities

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Family Center Family Fun Night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Includes family fun and snacks.

• The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the staff meeting room. All families and community members are invited. For information, contact secretary Amy Anderson at (352) 797-7014, ext. 255.

• DQ Grill & Chill Day & Night is Wednesday at DQ Grill & Chill, 901 S Broad St., Brooksville. Mention Brooksville Elementary or present a flier with your order, and 20 percent of the total will be donated to the school.

• The Title I and Family Involvement Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the school's Family Center

• Science Fair Family Info Night will be from 6 to 7:30: p.m. Jan. 26 in the staff meeting room. Participants will go through the science fair project process step by step.

• Third-grade Family Night, "Your 3rd Grader is Taking FCAT 2.0: What Every Parent Needs to Know," will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 in the staff meeting room. For information, contact Amy Anderson at (352) 797-7014, ext. 255.


GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS: Five Hernando County teachers have been awarded Splash! grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year, 157 grants were awarded across the district's 16-county region.

The program's goal is to provide funding to promote student knowledge about freshwater resources issues. The grants provide up to $3,000 per school and are available to public, charter and private school teachers.

The Hernando County awards include:

Leonette Ehlenbeck, Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics: $500. Students will learn about the importance of watersheds through hands-on learning activities.

Lisa Rae Dickinson, Springstead High School: $2,330. Students will conduct field studies of the Weeki Wachee River watershed and publish their results on the school website.

Wendi Bellows, Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology: $3,000. Students will install a Florida-friendly garden to learn about water conservation, drought-tolerant plants and proper fertilizer use.

Kara Pirolo, Weeki Wachee High School: $1,751. Students will study local watersheds, build a semi-aquatic ecosystem in the classroom and build a model of a retention pond.

Cathy McAllister, Hernando Christian Academy: $1,514. Students will explore wilderness and aquatic areas of the Crystal Springs Preserve, identifying native and non-native plants and conducting water quality tests.

Swiftmud also offers free teacher professional development workshops and curriculum materials. The publications may be ordered on the district's website at

Hernando class notes for Jan. 19 01/18/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:10pm]
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