Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Education

Pasco class notes for March 7

Calendar

March 19: Teacher planning day. No school for students.

March 26: Report cards.

Class notes

Anclote High: Curriculum Fair, 6 p.m. Monday.

Chasco Elementary: Muffins and Math family workshop, 8:45 a.m. Thursday.

Gulf Highlands Elementary: Books-a-Million night, 6 p.m. today. • Science Fair judging, Thursday.

Double Branch Elementary: Book Fair continues through Friday.

Hudson Elementary: Math Olympics, 8 to 9 a.m. Monday for students and parents, grades 3-5, with prizes.

Moon Lake Elementary: All Pro Dads' breakfast, 8:30 a.m. today.

Odessa Elementary: Spring pictures, today.

Schrader Elementary: Talent Show auditions, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. through Monday and 4 to 5:30 p.m. through Tuesday. • Author's Tea, 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Music/theater/art

Hudson High Drama presents Check Please and Check Please: Take 2, short comedies by Jonathan Rand, at 6 p.m. Friday at the school. Dinner will be served between the shows. Tickets are $7 adults, $4 children 10 and younger.

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7380.

• Anclote High presents The Election; A Comedy in Two Acts, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $5.

• Playin' Around Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstock, at 10:30 a.m. and noon March 14. For grades K-5. $4.

• J. W. Mitchell High presents Beauty and the Beast at 7:30 p.m. March 22-24 and 2 p.m. March 25. Advance tickets are $10; $15 for preferred seating; $12 day of show.

• Fivay High presents Aladdin Jr. at 7 p.m. March 29-31. $8 adults; $5 students.

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

• The Heritage Arts Center Association presents its 29th annual Spotlight on Talent competitions at noon and 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $12 for one show or $20 for both, for adults; $6 for one show or $10 for both for students through high school. For information, email [email protected] or call (352) 567-1720.

• Wiregrass Ranch High presents Guys and Dolls at 7 p.m. March 16-17 and 2 p.m. March 18. $10 adults; $8 students; $5 children younger than 12.

• Wesley Chapel High presents Presidents! The Musical at 7 p.m. March 21-23. $7 adults; $5 students.

Briefly

Oakstead Elementary and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida are hosting the second annual Spring Sprint for Autism 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on March 17. Races begin on Sunlake Boulevard in Land O'Lakes at 7:30 a.m. for 5K and 8:15 a.m. for fun walk. Register online at www.active.com. For information, contact Oakstead's PE Department at (813) 346-1500.

College bound

Friday is the deadline to register for the ACT on April 14. Late registration, with fees, is March 23. Go to www.actstudent.org.

Send your school news to Michele Miller, email [email protected]; fax (813) 909-4611; or 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. Miller can be reached at (813) 435-7307 or toll-free at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 7307.

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