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Hernando County school notes

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HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office on Broad Street in Brooksville.

• All schools will be closed on Friday.

HERNANDO HIGH: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 29 in the school's main office. For information, contact Deana Walker at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

WEEKI WACHEE HIGH: The school will have its third annual Environmental Awareness Dinner, catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill, from 6 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the school. Tickets, available in the school office, are $10 for adults, $6 for children and free for ages 3 and younger. The meal will include chicken marsala, pasta, salad and bread. There will be fresh produce available from local farms, a representative from Lowe's, interactive learning stations and a silent auction. This is a community event to showcase environmental studies, hosted by WWHS students and FFA members. It is a benefit dinner for the school's agricultural environmental program.

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUPS: Elementary schools have scheduled their annual kindergarten roundups. To register a student, parents or guardians must provide the child's original birth certificate, immunization records and evidence of a recent physical (completed no earlier than Aug. 1 of the prior school year), proof of residency (such as a utility bill) and parent/guardian identification (such as a driver's license).

Brooksville Elementary, 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 1; Deltona Elementary, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15; Eastside Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m. April 24; Moton Elementary, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 15; Pine Grove Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m. May 6 and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 7; Spring Hill Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m. May 7; Suncoast Elementary, 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 29; Westside Elementary, 9 to 11 a.m. May 1 and 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 6, orientation breakfast, 9:30 a.m. May 20; Explorer K-8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 8; J.D. Floyd K-8, 6 to 7 p.m. May 8; Winding Waters K-8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. April 29.

POWELL MIDDLE: The school invites incoming sixth-graders to see middle school students perform, meet the staff and select electives at 6 p.m. April 30 in the school gym.

WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE: The School Advisory Council and Title I Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 17 in the school library. All students and parents are invited. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title I parent educator, at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.

• The May SAC/Title I meeting will be at 5:45 p.m. May 15 in the library.

• Incoming sixth-grade students and their parents/guardians are invited to an orientation session from 6 to 7 p.m. April 30 in the school cafeteria. Those attending will be able to meet administrators and teachers, choose electives and tour the campus. For information, call Kelleher at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.

You can reach correspondent Paulette Lash Ritchie by email at [email protected]

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