Register for adult education spring classes
The Hernando County Schools' Adult Education Department is registering for spring classes. Residents should call the Adult Education Office at Nature Coast Technical High School from 12:30 to 7 p.m. weekdays for registration times. Residents must provide a photo ID, and a visitor pass will be issued for the duration of courses. Fees are required at registration. Only cash or personal checks are accepted.
Classes are offered in exercise and fitness, arts and leisure, computers and technology, conversational Spanish, sign language and writing. Brochures are available at all Hernando County branch libraries and can be viewed at hernandoschools.org. Click on "School Sites," choose "Adult Ed./GED" and click on "Adult Education Spring 2010 Brochure." Call the Hernando County Adult Education office at (352) 797-7091.
Nature Coast Technical High School: The Thespian Honor Society presents its annual Thespian Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday in the Black Box Theatre. The showcase features the one-act play Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, as well as monologues, scenes and musical theater pieces the group performed at District Thespian competitions. Tickets cost $5 at the door. Call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Powell Middle School:The School Advisory Council meets at 6:15 p.m. today in the media center. Call (352) 797-7095.
Spring Hill Elementary School: The School Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in the media center. Call (352) 797-7030.
Springstead High School: The drama and choral departments will present Yours, Anne, a musical adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Reserved-seat tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for students, and can be purchased online at springsteadtheatre.com or by calling (352) 476-9086.
• The school will host a workshop for parents of ninth-graders from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the media center. Parents will receive free hardcover books that deal with student success and other resources for their children. The Parent Workshop is sponsored by the F.W. Springstead's Leadership Team and is funded by the Hernando County Education Foundation grant. Call (352) 797-7010.
West Hernando Middle School: The Title I Committee meets from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Title I Family Center.
• The School Advisory Council will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in the media center. All parents and students are invited.
Westside Elementary School: Westside Elementary School will host an "Edible Math Night" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the cafeteria. Snacks will be used at each station to reinforce math concepts. Parents and guardians will visit math stations with their children. This event is open to all elementary grade levels, but activities will be geared to students in kindergarten through third grade.
Paulette Lash Ritchie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.