Saturday, April 21, 2018
Education

Hernando County school meetings, activities

ESE ADVISORY COUNCIL: The Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics to discuss YMCA summer camp information and registration.

HERNANDO HIGH: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 28 in the administration building. For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUPS: Kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will begin soon at elementary schools. Students entering the Hernando school system must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1 of the school year to enroll in kindergarten. Parents/guardians must provide their child's birth certificate (official birth certificate, not a hospital certificate), proof of a physical completed by a licensed physician dated no earlier than Aug. 1 of the prior school year, immunization record (blue form), proof of residency (rent receipt, home contract, utility bill with parent/guardian name on it or a notarized statement from family member with whom they reside).

• Explorer K-8: 5 to 7 p.m. May 21.

• Moton Elementary: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

PASCO/HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The college is offering two academic career-themed summer camps for middle school and early high school students — those entering grades 7-9. The sessions will provide an opportunity for students to explore popular career programs offered at PHCC. Camps will be held on the PHCC West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road and run for four half days, Monday through Thursday.

• Business and Technology Careers Campers 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 17-20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. or Session 2: July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Camp fee is $80.

• Health Careers Campers will participate in simulations and hands-on activities related to paramedic, nursing, dental and radiography programs, including taking basic vital signs and capturing X-rays. Campers will become CPR certified. Session 1: June 10-13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Session 2: July 8-July 11 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Camp fee is $100. Sessions are limited to the first 12 students to register. To register for any one or both camp theme sessions, visit phcc.edu/summercamp or call (727) 816-3244.

Briefly

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

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS LOGO CONTEST: Hernando County Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson has announced a contest to design a new logo for the elections office. The contest is open to Hernando County students in grades 8 to 12 — public, private or homeschooled. The logo will be used in materials produced by the elections office, as well as on the website and other social media. The person who submits the winning entry will receive a gift packet provided by local businesses. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday. The winner will be announced May 24. The application and complete set of rules is available on the elections website at hernandovotes.com. For information, call (352) 754-4125.

USED BOOK SALE: Home Circle of Hernando and Grace World Co-op is offering a Used Book Extravaganza 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: The International Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for 15- to 18-year-old students 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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