Challenger K-8: Parent orientations for 2009-2010 enrollment will be tonight at 5 and 6:30 and Nov. 13 in the cafeteria. Bring your child's student number (lunch number), name of current school and zoned school.
Foster parents group: The Foster Parents Association of Hernando County is hosting a wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Strong Tower Vineyards, Spring Hill. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Proceeds will benefit Hernando County foster children. To learn more, visit fpahc.org/index.html. For tickets, call Cheryl Licht at 442-8546 or Linda Hoins at 754-0377.
Fox Chapel Middle: The school advisory council/Title I committee will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Media Center.
Hernando High: The ROTC will participate in a drill competition at Hamilton High School in Jasper on Saturday. Information: Call Col. Crigger at 797-7015.
• The advisory council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
Nature Coast Technical High: The Shark Theatre will present Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Black Box Theatre on the school campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students of all ages. Recommended for ages 5 and up; no one under 4 will be admitted. For reservations call 797-7088, ext. 296.
• The Drive In and Car show is Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the school parking lot. Admission is $1. Hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas will be available.
Pine Grove Elementary: The school will hold an Acaletics Math Fun Night for families with children in second-fifth grades at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the cafeteria. A light dinner will be provided. Call 797-7090, ext. 255.
• The School Advisory Council meets at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Media Center. Superintendent Wayne Alexander will be the guest speaker. Parents and community members are invited. Information: Call 797-7090.
• The third-grade Veterans' Day choral performance will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the courtyard. The community is invited to attend.
Scholarship opportunity: College-bound seniors living within 30 miles of a Cumberland Farms are invited to apply for the Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship. Academics and financial need will be considered. Submit applications online: www.CumberlandFarms.com. Deadline is Dec. 15.
Springstead High: The F.W. Springstead High School Teacher of the Year program invites students, staff and parents to nominate a faculty member. Forms may be picked up in the main office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Completed forms must be returned by Friday. For information, call 797-7010, ext. 402 or 408.
Voting sticker contest: The Hernando County Supervisor of Elections invites private or public school K-5 students to enter the "I Voted Sticker Contest." This contest is open to classes in these competition categories: kindergarten, first grade, second and third grades and fourth and fifth grades. Each class may submit up to two projects. A flier and contest guidelines can be printed from the Elections Office Web site, www.hernandovotes.com. Click on "I Voted Sticker Contest" under news and notices on the right side of the page. Information: Call Elizabeth Townsend at 540-6313.
WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE: The school advisory council and Title I committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the media center.