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Challenger K8: Parent orientations for 2009-2010 enrollment are at 5 and 6:30 tonight and Nov. 13 in the cafeteria. Bring your child's lunch number and names of current and zoned school.

• Deadline for portfolios is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Accepted applicants will be notified by Feb. 6. All others will be placed on the waiting list. For information, call 797-7024, ext. 406.

Foster Parents Association of Hernando County: The group hosts 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. Guests will sample wines, take a tour and enjoy appetizers from Chesapeake Bay Crab House. All proceeds benefit foster children. To learn more, visit For tickets, call Cheryl Licht at 442-8546 or Linda Hoins, association president, at 754-0377.

Nature Coast Technical High: The Shark Theatre will present Schoolhouse Rock, Live! which is based on the 1970s educational cartoon series. The production will be presented in the round as a rock concert for kids and will include audience participation. Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Black Box Theatre at the school. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students of all ages. The show is recommended for ages 5 and up; no one under 4 will be admitted. For reservations, call 797-7088, ext. 296.

Pine Grove Elementary: The School Advisory Council will meet at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 6 in the media center. School superintendent Wayne Alexander will be the guest speaker. Parents and community members are invited. For information, call 797-7090.

• The third-grade Veterans Day choral performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the courtyard. The community is invited.

• The Fall Fun Fest will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The Student Council will offer two free tickets for each can of food brought in, up to five cans.

• The school's first Accelerated Reading Night will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the media center.

Scholarship opportunity: College-bound seniors are invited to apply for the $1,000 Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship. The program is open to students who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms outlet, including children of Cumberland Farms employees. Academic performance and financial need will be considered. Applications can be submitted online through The deadline is Dec. 15.

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 guidelines can be printed from Under "press releases" on the right side of the Web page, click on "I Voted Sticker Contest." For information, call Elizabeth Townsend, community relations coordinator, at 540-6313.

Hernando school news and events 10/29/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:43pm]
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