School sends holiday wishes to troops
For Veterans Day, the school's students surprised computer lab manager Dell Barnes with letters, thanking him for his service to the country. From that, Barnes was inspired to have students record holiday messages to troops serving overseas.
A videographer friend, Matt Wilcox, filmed Robin Bishop's fifth-grade class individually reading greetings they had written. Barnes provided the introduction to the video, and it was rounded out with greetings from Brooksville Elementary principal Mary LeDoux, assistant principal Debbie Shaw, Bishop and fifth-grade lead teacher Ed Finch.
"I wanted this," Barnes said, "so that the troops will feel, even though they're not at home, the students are wishing them Happy Holidays."
ESE ADVISORY COUNCIL: The school district's Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the media center at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. The topic will be "Clear and Cooperative Communication Skills" with JoAnn Forcino.
HERNANDO HIGH: The Hernando High School Band will perform its holiday/Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center.
• The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the media center. For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the district office boardroom.
HERNANDO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: The school's preschool K3 and K4 children, along with kindergarten and puppetry students, recently performed Christmas Around the World by Rhonda Frazier and Jonathon Willis. The musical took the audience around the world to Christmas celebrations. The children held flags representing each country. As the play unfolded, the Christmas tree was decorated with items used not only in America, but also in other countries.