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Hernando County school notes

Kindergarten roundup schedule

To register children for kindergarten, parents must bring their children's birth certificates (certified copies), parent identification, proof of residency (utility bill/lease/mortgage papers), updated immunization records and health physicals dated within a year of registration. Prospective kindergarteners must be 5 by Sept. 1.

• Brooksville Elementary, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

• Deltona Elementary, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. May 12.

• Eastside Elementary, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Explorer K8, 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 5.

• J.D. Floyd K8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 5.

• Moton Elementary, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

• Pine Grove Elementary, 6-8 p.m. April 23 and 9-11 a.m. Friday.

• Suncoast Elementary, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

• Westside Elementary, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. May 5

Countywide: The second annual Hernando Autism Awareness Walk is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Central High School's track and field. There will be games, music and entertainment. This event is free.

Brooksville Elementary School: An all-day fundraiser is today at Dairy Queen, 901 S Broad St., Brooksville. Twenty percent of sales will go to the school. Turn in your school flier when ordering or just say Brooksville Elementary.

• Parents of fifth-graders are invited to the "Transition to Middle School" program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Meet staffers from D.S. Parrott.

Pine Grove Elementary School: Accelerated Reader Goes to the RODEO night is 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

• The Title I Committee meets at 8 a.m. May 1.

West Hernando Middle School: The School Advisory Council meets at 4:30 p.m. Monday. At 5 p.m. there will be a Gang Workshop presented by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. No students may attend. Call 797-7035, ext. 256, to register.

Challenger K-8: Sabrina and Jeron Impreso traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the People to People Leadership Program from April 6-12. Sabrina, 12, a sixth-grader, and Jeron, 14, an eighth-grader, were selected to go based on academics, civic involvement and leadership potential.

Hernando High School: The School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

• Several automotive technician students placed in the top 10 of Florida's Ford AAA State Competition.

• The band recently performed for the Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Band Music Performance Assessment. Hernando's band received an overall superior rating, qualifying the members to participate at the State Music Performance Assessment at the University of Florida later this month. This is the first time in almost seven years that the band earned a superior rating in concert band, and it is the only band in Hernando County history to earn a superior rating at the State Music Performance Assessment.

• The Spanish competition team participated in the 2009 Florida State Spanish Competition in Orlando. The team earned 11 sobresalientes (outstanding) and six superiors. The entire team was involved in the play production of Maria Reventones (Mary Poppins) and earned a perfect score. The team competed against six other schools in Division I (4A) and placed second.

Impromptu speech: first place: Shanley Carlton, Matias Gonzalez, Sarah Koch, Brittany Lafayette, Jessie Leasure, Lea Martin and Gabriela Palacios (first place and perfect score). Second place: Alexandria Boswell, Bethany Davis, Jacob Eastham, Chelsy DeCotes and Kimberlee Steinman.

Declamations: first place, Bethany Davis, Lea Martin, Jessie Leasure (first place and perfect score) and Gabriela Palacios (first place and perfect score). Second place: Alexandria Boswell.

Paulette Lash Ritchie can be reached at

Hernando County school notes 04/22/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:30am]
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