Brooksville Elementary: The school will have a "Back to School" night and Title I meeting for grades 1 to 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents and students will go directly to their children's classrooms and watch a brief Title I presentation. There will be a free hot dog dinner. The Book Fair will be open, and community exhibitors will provide information about services.
• The Wyland Art Exhibit and Scholastic Book Fair Family Night will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the cafeteria and media center.
• The Title I and family involvement committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in the school's Family Center.
• Coney Island Night, a fundraiser for the school, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St. Brooksville.
Dropout prevention: Communities in Schools of Hernando County, a local nonprofit, will hold volunteer training from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Visit cishernando.org and then RSVP to attend, or direct questions to [email protected] or Tracy Echols, (352) 277-3322.
Grant writing: Learn the basics of grant writing with Barbara Sweinberg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Hernando County Health Department, Room B, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The registration fee is $50. Make checks or money orders payable to Communities in Schools of Hernando County and send c/o Tracy Echols, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604. RSVPs accepted at [email protected] or call (352) 277-3322 for information. Walk-ins permitted as long as space is available.
Youth initiative: The Hernando Youth Initiative, a subcommittee of the education committee for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, will present the fifth annual Summit for Youth and Families, "Engaging in Your Community," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) Oct. 4 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville. The topic will be "Creating a Vision and Action Plans for Hernando 2030." RSVP is required to hernandoyouth [email protected] There is no cost.
College night: Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville, will host a College Night from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The event brings representatives from public and private colleges, other educational institutions and the military. It provides information about admissions, financial aid and programs for post-secondary study. High school students, their parents and all prospective students are invited to attend. College Night is free.
Pine Grove Elementary: The School Advisory Council and Title I committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. today in Room 800. Parents and community members are invited. Call (352) 797-7090.
• The Title I annual Back to School meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the school. Dinner will be served, and there will be door prizes. For information, call Title I parent educator Nancy Hurst at (352) 797-7090, ext 255.
ESE Advisory Council: Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council meetings will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the media center at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill: Sept. 25, Kristin Hope, "Brain Friendly Strategies for Learning"; Nov. 27, Terri Cooper and Lori Lessley, "Taming Adolescent Behaviors"; Feb. 26, JoAnn Forcino, "Clear and Cooperative Communication Skills"; and May 14, YMCA summer camp registration.