Register now for adult ed spring classes
The Hernando County schools' Adult Education Department is registering for spring classes. Residents should call the Adult Education Office at Nature Coast Technical High School from 12:30 to 7 p.m. weekdays for registration times. Residents must provide a photo ID, and a visitor pass will be issued for the duration of courses. Fees are required at registration. Only cash or personal checks are accepted. Classes are offered in exercise and fitness, arts and leisure, computers and technology, conversational Spanish, sign language and writing. Brochures are available at all Hernando County branch libraries and can be viewed at hernandoschools.org. Click on "School Sites," choose "Adult Ed./GED" and click on "Adult Education Spring 2010 Brochure." Call the Hernando County Adult Education office at (352) 797-7091.
D.s. Parrott Middle School: The annual "Dancing into Literacy" student dance and parent night is 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12. While students enjoy music, dancing and games, parents will be treated to dinner and can attend a workshop about reading and test-taking strategies, which can help students maximize reading skills. Admission to the student dance is $3 and one 2-liter bottle of soda. For students whose parents stay for the parent program, admission to the dance is free, along with one bottle of soda. To RSVP, call (352) 797-7075, ext. 318.
Hernando High School: An informational meeting on Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment programs for incoming ninth-graders now attending Powell Middle School, Challenger K-8 and West Hernando Middle School is 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the media center. Hernando High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors interested in taking college classes are invited to attend the informational meeting at 7 p.m. the same evening in the media center. Orientation for students who will enter ninth grade in the 2010-2011 school year is 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the auditorium. Course selection menus are to be turned in at that time. Parents and students will be able to speak with teachers and counselors. For information about any of these events, call Mrs. Krabel at (352) 797-7015, ext. 403.
Pine Grove Elementary School: The PTA meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in room 800.
• There will be an Accelerated Reader Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the media center.
Spring Hill Elementary School: The School Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. Monday in the media center. Call (352) 797-7030.
West Hernando Middle School: The Title I Committee meets from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Family Center, and the School Advisory Council meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the same day in the media center. All parents and students are invited.
• There will be an All Pro Dads get-together from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Feb. 24 for fathers and their children in the cafeteria. Join assistant principal Carmine Rufa for a quick, free, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program on fatherhood and family topics.
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