Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Education

Hernando County class notes for April 5

SPRING PARENT INSTITUTE: The Hernando County school district invites parents to the 10th annual Spring Parent Institute from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 12 at Fox Chapel Middle School. Angela Walker will present "The Math-a-Phobia Hotline Workshop," designed around a call-in show to the "Math Doctor," who helps kids figure out mathematical ways of dealing with a variety of issues. Registration will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; there will be exhibitors and a complimentary light dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The institute program begins at 6:30 p.m. Fox Chapel is at 9412 Fox Chapel Lane in Spring Hill. To register online, go to hernandoschools.org, or call Janeen Defilippo (352) 797-7022, ext. 407. For information, call the Title I parent educator at your child's school.

BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY: PTA Skate Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Admission is $3 per child; adults skate free with paid child.

• School Advisory Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, staff meeting room. All families and community members are invited. For information, call Amy Anderson (352) 797-7014, ext. 255.

• International Families Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, family center. Share food, meet other families and create a special family heritage "Make It and Take It" project.

CHALLENGER K-8: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. April 10 in the media center.

HERNANDO HIGH: The school will have an informational meeting regarding Advance Placement and dual enrollment course offerings for next school year at 7 p.m. April 12 in the media center. Guidance counselors will provide information about specific courses and help parents and students better understand the programs. For information, call (352) 797-7015, ext. 218.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Stage West Community Playhouse is offering five scholarships: the Irv Clark Scholarship for Voice for $2,000; three Youth Scholarships of $1,000 each for theater arts studies, and one Appreciation Scholarship of $1,000 for a student who has volunteered at Stage West and may not be studying voice or theater arts. Applications are available at Spring Hill high schools and at the Stage West box office at 5390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The deadline is today.

WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE: The school's drama students are seeking assistance for their production of Little Shop of Horrors on May 3-4. They need volunteer musicians who can read music from the book, are familiar with the music from the show, be able to provide their own instruments and accessories, pass a background check and be willing to attend about five rehearsals and two performances. The group needs an electric guitar player, electric bass player, piano player and drummer. They are also seeking monetary donations in order to rent the star of the show, the Audrey II plant. The plant will cost about $1,500. The students need donations of wood, paint and props that could be used in the show. Monetary donations may be mailed to the school bookkeeper or dropped off at the school at 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, FL 34613. For information, contact director Cristina Ledford at [email protected] or (352) 797-7035, ext. 223.

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