Monday, December 11, 2017
Education

Hernando County class notes for Nov. 8

Nature Coast Technical High: Shark Theatre presents Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney at 7 p.m. today and Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Fantasy, mystery, music, humor and the folklore of the Smoky Mountains combine to tell the story of Barbara Allen and the witch boy who longs to be human. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. It is recommended for ages 11 and older. For tickets or information, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Pine Grove Elementary: The School Advisory Council/Title I Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. today in the media center.

• The school hosts its first Parent/Family Institute from 6 to 8 p.m. today. For information or to RSVP, call Nancy Hurst at (352) 797-7090.

Program of Hope: Communities in Schools of Hernando County, the school district's dropout prevention affiliate, is offering a Program of Hope campaign. It will feature a Holiday Shop Till You Drop for Education Extravaganza and Car Show provided by Monster Transmission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Towne Square Mall on Commercial Way in Spring Hill.

Springstead High: Springstead students and parents are invited to a Ready for College workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. For information, contact Kathleen Hicks at (352) 797-7010, ext. 210.

Weeki Wachee High: The school has been nominated for a Power a Bright Future grant from the Clorox Co., making it eligible to win up to $50,000 for its music program, and is asking the community to vote in support of its nomination. Voting begins Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 12. Anyone 13 years and older can vote online at PowerABrightFuture.com. Voting also can be done from cellphones via text message.

West Hernando Middle: Data Chat Night will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the media center to help parents understand students' individualized personal learning plans and their AAA cards. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title I parent educator, at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.

Westside Elementary: The school will host its first on-campus Parent and Family Institute for adults of kindergarten through fifth-grade students from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Adults will be able to choose two 30-minute sessions. Some of the topics include: transition to middle school, reading, writing, math, bullying prevention and behavior. Free pizza and child care will be available. Call Stacie Wharton at (352) 797-7080, ext. 255, for information or to register.

Brooksville Elementary begins food drive, sets Fall Extravaganza

Brooksville Elementary School's annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food drive has begun and will run until Dec. 14 to benefit the Salvation Army, Jericho Road Ministries and Operation HeartFELT food banks. Each class is collecting nonperishable food, and the class that collects the most will win a pizza party.

• The Parent-Teacher Association will meet at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the staff meeting room.

• The School Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the staff meeting room. Families and community members are invited. The council focuses on school improvement. Call Amy Anderson at (352) 797-7014, ext. 255

• A low-cost pizza dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.

• The first-grade Florida Family Fun Night will be at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the media center, including a student performance, an Accelerated Reader presentation and Kagan Cooperative Learning activities.

• The Title I Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Family Center.

• PTA Skate Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Admission is $3 per child; adults skate free with a paid child.

• The Performing Arts Club's Fall Extravaganza will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Brooksville Elementary students attend for free. The showcase includes: a Spanish Heritage Month play, a Student Improv Night skit, a Holiday Chorus Preview and a special performance by Dell O. Barnes Sr. Proceeds fund the performing arts program.

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