Thursday, April 19, 2018
Education

Hernando County class notes: School Board meeting, summer camps, graduations

Early release: Monday and Tuesday are early release days for all Hernando County students. Summer vacation begins Wednesday.

Pasco-Hernando Community College: The college is offering two academic career-themed summer camps for middle school and early high school students — those entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades. The sessions will provide an opportunity for students to explore career programs offered at PHCC. Camps will be on the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, and run for four half-days, Monday through Thursday.

• Students in the Business and Technology Careers camp will design and build their own homes on the computer, create a plan for a new business, prepare and participate in a mock trial from the point of view of a paralegal and learn computer forensics techniques. Session 1: June 17 to 20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Session 2: July 22 to 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp fee is $80.

• Students in the Health Careers camp will participate in simulations and hands-on activities related to the paramedic, nursing, dental and radiography programs, including taking basic vital signs and capturing X-rays. Campers will become CPR certified. Session 1: June 10 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session 2: July 8 to 11 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Camp fee is $100.

Each camp session is limited to the first 12 students to register. To register for either or both of the camps, visit phcc.edu/summercamp or call (727) 816-3244.

Summer School Board meetings: The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room at 919 N Broad St., Brooksville, on these dates: Tuesday, June 25, July 30 and Aug. 13.

Springs Coast Environmental Education Center: The center is offering two sessions of a summer camp for students entering grades 4 to 7: July 8 to 12 and July 15 to 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers must bring their own lunch; a snack will be provided. Activities include swimming, kayaking, nature photography, track study, GPS mapping and solar cooking. The cost is $150. Call (352) 592-5737 to register by appointment.

Springstead High: Graduation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school.

Weeki Wachee High: Graduation, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

International Student Hosts: The International Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for 15- to 18-year-olds from Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union and Canada during the 2013-14 school year. For information, call Joan Soderqvist at (352) 382-4485 or visit assehosts.com.

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