Brain Bowl: The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is seeking sponsors for its 20th annual Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl on March 31 at Challenger K-8 School. The Brain Bowl is an academic competition among all Hernando County public middle schools. Sponsorships help provide T-shirts, door prizes, awards and a pizza lunch for students and their families. Sponsors contributing $100 or more will have their name or logo printed on the back of the T-shirts and will receive mention in the program and at the event. For information, call Carol McElroy at (352) 684-6840.
Brooksville Elementary: "FCAT for Families Day" will be at 9:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. today in the school's Family Center. The workshops allow parents to receive information about how to help their children on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. They are designed to help families understand the expectations and provide simple strategies to use at home to prepare for the test.
Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's media center. For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.
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 April 5.
Springstead High: The school's Anti-Bullying Club, through its AOK Kids (Acts of Kindness) program, will have a clothing giveaway from 2:30 to 4 p.m. March 13 and 14 and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 15. The club is seeking clothing donations, which may be dropped off at the school from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. any school day until March 2. For information, call Karen Wilcox at (352) 797-7010, ext. 254.
• Springstead will have an orientation at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium for eighth-graders from these schools: Powell Middle, Notre Dame Catholic, Challenger K-8 and Explorer K-8. The orientation will be at the same time and place March 1 for eighth-graders from Fox Chapel Middle, Parrott Middle, Gulf Coast Academy, J.D. Floyd K-8 and West Hernando Middle schools.
West Hernando Middle: Math Mania, a night of hands-on activities and information, will be 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. today in the school cafeteria. There will be free food, games and prizes for every family that attends.
• The School Advisory Council and Title I Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the media center. All students and parents are welcome.
Westside Elementary: The Title I Catch-Up meeting will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Monday in the media center. The meeting is provided for those not able to attend regular monthly meetings on Monday evenings.
• The School Advisory Council and Title I Committee will meet at 3 p.m. March 5 in the media center. For child care, call Stacie Wharton (352) 797-7080, ext. 255.
• The school will have Edible Math Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the cafeteria. All Westside families are invited to come and snack their way through math. Call Stacie Wharton at (352) 797-7080, ext. 255.