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Hernando County Top of the Class notes for Aug. 22


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Adult education graduation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel and at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge in New Port Richey.

Sept. 21: Progress reports.

Class notes

Hudson High: School cheerleaders will host a fundraising carwash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the 7-Eleven at Hudson Avenue and Little Road.

Lake Myrtle Elementary: Volunteer training, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Land O'Lakes High: Underclassmen pictures, Aug. 29.

Pasco Middle: Scholastic Book Fair, Monday to Aug. 31.

Pine View Middle: The Barnes & Noble Book Fair will start 5 p.m. Thursday.

Richey Elementary: Pre-K parent meeting, 9:45 a.m. today.

Open houses

Bayonet Point Middle: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Calusa Elementary: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 for primary grades; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 for intermediate grades.

Fivay High: 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Gulf Middle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mitchell High: 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Pasco Middle: 6:30 p.m. Monday for grades 7-8.

Pine View Middle: 6 p.m. Thursday for grades 7-8.

San Antonio Elementary: 6-7 p.m. Thursday.

Sand Pine Elementary: 6 p.m. Tuesday for grades K-2.

Veterans Elementary: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

Weightman Middle: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday for grades 7-8.

Zephyrhills High: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772.

• The Fabulous Rockaways, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $10.

Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

• Work by photographer and Gulf High art teacher Lisa Barrus is on display in an exhibit called Randomality at 52, Thursday through Sept. 20 at the art gallery. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Call (727) 816-3231.

Library notes

Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

• Teen Game Night, 6 p.m. Friday.

New River Branch, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

Children's Popcorn and a Movie, 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Regency Park Branch, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.


Parents and community members can apply online to become an approved volunteer in county schools. Visit and click on the link to "Volunteer Application." Volunteers are subject to a state criminal background check and a sexual predator/offender check.

Want to see what's going on in the schools from home? Pasco Education Television (PETV) showcases student, school and district produced videos. PETV can be found on Channel 614 (BrightHouse) and Channel 40 (Verizon). Go to for the latest content and broadcast schedule.


Sept. 7 is the deadline to register for the SAT administered on Oct. 6. Late deadline (with fees) is Sept. 21. Go to

• Coca-Cola Scholarship: For high school seniors/U.S. citizens. Awards 50 four-year $20,000 scholarships and 200 four-year $10,000 scholarships for use at accredited colleges and universities within the United States. Applications are accepted through Oct. 31. Go to

• Pasco students are invited to apply for The Right Fit Foundation's $5,000 scholarship for Tampa-area high school students. To qualify, students must be a U.S. citizen and have a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also attend one of the foundation's free college admission and financial aid classes. Finalists may be interviewed. One scholarship will be awarded per year.

To apply, go to Deadline is Jan. 15, and the winner will be notified March 15.

Hernando County Top of the Class notes for Aug. 22 08/21/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:08pm]
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