Thursday, December 14, 2017
Education

Hernando school news, Oct. 11 and beyond

BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY: The school invites students, parents and community members to DQ Grill & Chill Day and Night on Wednesday at the Broad Street location. Mention Brooksville Elementary and the school receives 20 percent of the total bill.

• Fourth-grade Compact Conference Night will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the classrooms.

• Parent-Student Association Skate Night will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Admission is $3 per child; adults skate free with a paid child.

CHOCACHATTI ELEMENTARY: The School Advisory Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday in the media center.

HERNANDO HIGH: The school will have a Parent Scholarship Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the school.

MAGNET SCHOOL INFORMATION: Magnet program orientation meetings have been scheduled at the district's three magnet schools for potential enrollment for the 2013-14 academic year. Parents who wish to submit applications must attend an orientation meeting.

Chocachatti Elementary (Center for the Arts and MicroSociety), (352) 797-7067: 5 or 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Chocachatti cafeteria; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Moton Elementary cafeteria.

Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, (352) 797-7024: 5 or 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Challenger cafeteria; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Moton Elementary cafeteria.

Nature Coast Technical High School, (352) 797-7088: 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the school cafeteria.

MOTON ELEMENTARY: The school will have a fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Parents skate free with paid child ($3). Children in costumes will receive treats. Face painting and balloons will be available. Call (352) 796-0040 or (352) 584-0200.

NATURE COAST TECHNICAL: The School Advisory Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the school's media center.

PINE GROVE EEMENTARY: The School Advisory Council/Title I Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. today in the media center. The 2012-13 School Improvement Plan will be discussed. For information, call (352) 797-7090.

• The Parent-Teacher Organization will have its fall festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 on campus.

SPRINGSTEAD HIGH: Homecoming Week will be Oct. 22 to 27.

Activities include:

Oct. 22 — Powder puff football game (sponsored by the Beta Club), 5:30 p.m. at the football stadium, $3 admission and open to the public; Oct. 23 — Homecoming carnival (students only); Oct. 24 — Eagle Games pep assembly (students only); Oct. 25 — "The Claw," skit show and fireworks display with introduction of the homecoming court and the crowning of the king and queen, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $5, and the event is open to the public); Oct. 26 — Homecoming football game at 7:30 p.m. (Admission is $5); Oct. 27 — Homecoming dance, 7 to 10 p.m. (students only).

SUNCOAST ELEMENTARY: The Parent-Teacher Association will hold an ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the school.

Countywide school news

COUNTY ART CONTEST: The Hernando County Clerk of Court's Office invites Hernando County middle and high school students to participate in a contest to design a new official seal for the clerk's office.

Students are asked to design something that incorporates the different areas for which the clerk is responsible, such as finance, official records, courts and audit. To learn more about the role of the clerk, visit hernandoclerk.com or the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers at flclerks.com. The application is available on the clerk's website. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Entries may be submitted via email to [email protected], dropped off in the civil courts department on the second floor of the courthouse or mailed to: Samantha Haun, deputy clerk, Hernando County Clerk of Court, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, FL 34601. The submission may be in any form such as painting, drawing, or computer graphics.

For information, contact Samantha Haun at (352) 754-4711 or the email address above.

ROTARY SCHOOL ABROAD: Rotary International invites high school students to apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Successful applicants participate in a yearlong experience as a foreign exchange student in one of 34 countries. The application deadline is Nov. 2.

Contact Laurie Froelich of the Pasco County Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary International District 6950, at [email protected] or (727)-919-6434.

We want your Class notes updates. To reach Top of the Class reporter Paulette Ritchie, email [email protected] or call (352) 650-0013.

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