Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Education

Hernando schools news, week of May 26

Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building. For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

Pasco-Hernando Community College: The college is offering two academic career-themed summer camps for middle school and early high school students — those entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades. The sessions will provide an opportunity for students to explore popular career programs offered at PHCC. Camps will be at the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, and run for four half days, Monday through Thursday.

• Students in the Business and Technology Careers camp will design and build their own homes on the computer, create a plan for a new business, prepare and participate in a mock trial from the point of view of a paralegal, and learn computer forensics techniques. Session I: June 17 to 20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Session II: July 22 to 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp fee is $80.

• Students in the Health Careers camp will participate in simulations and hands-on activities related to the paramedic, nursing, dental and radiography programs, including taking basic vital signs and capturing X-rays. Campers will become certified in CPR. Session I: June 10 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session II: July 8 to 11 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Camp fee is $100.

Each camp session is limited to the first 12 students to register. To register for either or both of the camps, visit phcc.edu/summercamp or call (727) 816-3244.

Springs Coast Environmental Education Center: The center is offering two sessions of summer camp for students entering grades 4 to 7: July 8 to 12 and July 15 to 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers must bring their own lunch; a snack will be provided. Activities include swimming, kayaking, nature photography, track study, GPS mapping and solar cooking. Session cost is $150. Call (352) 592-5737 to register by appointment.

Westside Elementary: The school will have a 40th anniversary celebration with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. There will be a bounce house for kids, and refreshments will be served. All current and former employees and students are welcome to come see a display of items from the school's four decades. Photos of current and former staffers and students will be taken at 5:30 p.m.

International Student Exchange: The International Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for 15- to 18-year-old students from Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union and Canada during the 2013-14 school year. For information, call Joan Soderqvist at (352) 382-4485 or visit assehosts.com.

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