Saturday, April 21, 2018
Education

Hernando County school news, events

Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. For information, contact Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

West Hernando Middle School: The drama students are seeking assistance for their production of Little Shop of Horrors on May 3 and 4. They need volunteer musicians who can read music, are familiar with the music from the show, are able to provide their own instrument and accessories, pass a background check and are willing to attend approximately five rehearsals and two performances. The group needs an electric guitar player, electric bass player, piano player and drummer. They are also seeking donations in order to rent the star of the show, the Audrey II plant, which will cost about $1,500. They also need wood, paint and props. Mail monetary donations to the school bookkeeper, or drop them off at the school at 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, FL 34613. For information, contact director Cristina Ledford at [email protected] or (352) 797-7035, ext. 223.

• The School Advisory Council will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the library. The new sixth-grade academy will be discussed.

• The school will have an All Pro Dad/Fellowship of Christian Athletes community movie night at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. The movie will be Courageous, and there will be free popcorn and pizza. RSVP to Tula Kelleher at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.

Wider Horizons School: Three special summer programs are being offered: Language Arts Enrichment for children ages 3 to 8, Elementary Engineering and Robotics for elementary-age students and Middle School/High School Academic Enrichment and Skill Building. For information about costs, times and dates, call (352) 686-1834.

Winding Waters K-8: The PTA will meet at 6 p.m. May 1 in the media center. Officers for next year will be elected.

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