Friday, February 23, 2018
Education

Pasco County class notes for Jan. 9

Calendar

Jan. 21: No school, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Jan 31: Adult education graduation.

Art/theater/music

•The eighth annual Suncoast Arts Fest will be Jan. 19-20 at the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. More than 145 artists and 100,000 patrons are expected to attend this event featuring exhibits, hands-on activities and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit local youth arts programs for kids, student and teacher scholarships and classroom grants. The event also features a Family Fun Run at 9 a.m. Jan. 20. Free T-shirts are guaranteed for those registered by Monday. Pre-registration is $20; late registration by Jan. 19 is $25. For more information, go to www.suncoastartsfest.com or contact Stephanie at [email protected]

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

• The Isaacs in Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday. $15 and $25.

• Jack Hartmann Hop 2 it Music, 10:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 22. $4. Grades K-2.

Library events

Hudson Regional, 8012 Library Road, Hudson (727) 861-3040.

• Family Yoga, 2-3 p.m. Saturday. For kids and their parents, relatives, or other caregivers.

Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3204.

• Textural Collages, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, (813) 929-1214.

• Tween Hedgehog Craft, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Ages 9-12.

New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

• Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

• Tween Popcorn and a Movie, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

Regency Park Branch, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

College bound

• Applications are available through Monday for the Pasco Education Foundation Inc. 2013 Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors. Apply at www.pascoeducationfoundation.org.

The Thursday Musicale, a women's choral group formed to promote music in Pasco and Hernando counties, offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to study music in college and make it a career. Deadline to apply is Jan. 18, with auditions on Jan. 29 at Living Word Church, New Port Richey. Contact the high school career counselor and/or music director for applications. Call (727) 807-3023.

• Pasco students are invited to apply for The Right Fit Foundation's $5,000 scholarship. Students must be a U.S. citizen and have a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also attend one of the foundation's free college admission and financial aid classes. Visit www.theright fitfoundation.org. Deadline is Jan. 15. Winner will be notified March 15.

• Friday is the deadline to register for the ACT to be administered Feb. 9. Late registration (with fees) is Jan. 18. Go to www.actstudent.org.

Send school news to Michele Miller by email at [email protected]; fax at (813) 909-4611; by mail, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or call (813) 435-7307.

Comments
Special Olympians shine at county summer games

Special Olympians shine at county summer games

NEW PORT RICHEY — It was one of those perfect days, when sunscreen and shade are in high demand, smiles are aplenty and the camaraderie on the field trumps the thrill of victory.About 600 Special Olympians and unified athletes from west Pasco schools...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pasco foundation battling childhood hunger one school at a time

Pasco foundation battling childhood hunger one school at a time

ZEPHRYHILLS — On a Thursday morning in a small warehouse off Gall Boulevard, a well-oiled machine of goodwill is cranking. At the Thomas Promise Foundation, volunteers Carlos and Robin Clothier, pack boxes of macaroni and cheese, granola bars, apple ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
After Parkland, another plea for rumor control: ‘This is not a joke’ (w/video)

After Parkland, another plea for rumor control: ‘This is not a joke’ (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — The mayor and the police chief came to Northeast High on Thursday to warn students about the dangers of circulating rumors of school safety threats on social media.While they were there, one of those unfounded rumors popped up on Fac...
Published: 02/22/18
Collards, ribs and Kool-Aid: Black History Month menu at NYU stirs controversy

Collards, ribs and Kool-Aid: Black History Month menu at NYU stirs controversy

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, a dining hall at New York University advertised a special meal in honor of Black History Month. On the menu? Barbecue ribs, cornbread, collard greens, and two beverages with racist connotations: Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored...
Published: 02/22/18
Arming teachers? Some officials like the idea, but many educators don’t (w/video)

Arming teachers? Some officials like the idea, but many educators don’t (w/video)

With high school students from Parkland in the Capitol this week advocating for gun control, the bill that would have allowed superintendents and principals to designate trained employees who can carry concealed weapons at school didn’t get heard as ...
Published: 02/22/18
How will Douglas High students go back to class? There’s now a plan in place.

How will Douglas High students go back to class? There’s now a plan in place.

When students return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High for the first time next Tuesday, they will be greeted by additional counselors and law enforcement."There will be a plethora of counselors and services at the school," Broward Schools Superintende...
Published: 02/21/18
School shooter may get inheritance — and be ordered to spend it on legal bills

School shooter may get inheritance — and be ordered to spend it on legal bills

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears to have been in line for a sizable inheritance. He’ll never get to spend it — except perhaps on defense attorneys.The amount could be enough to compel a judge to order him to hire a private lawyer, rather ...
Published: 02/21/18
Pasco County schools, dealing with threats, warn students of consequences

Pasco County schools, dealing with threats, warn students of consequences

DADE CITY — A Pasco High School student was taken into custody Tuesday amid accusations of threatening violence against the school. The campus was not at risk, school district officials said. But they made clear they take each threat seriously, and t...
Published: 02/21/18
‘Blind Side’ star delivers message to Newsome High kids

‘Blind Side’ star delivers message to Newsome High kids

LITHIA — Students, faculty and staff recently scurried inside the Newsome High School gym for a morning assembly to hear a message about bullying from a man who kids once taunted.Newsome’s principal Carla Bruning invited actor Quinton Aaron, star of ...
Published: 02/20/18
Updated: 02/23/18
Spoto High helps students un-bottle emotions with Challenge Day

Spoto High helps students un-bottle emotions with Challenge Day

RIVERVIEW — Spoto High School English Department Head Adam Sherman can’t help but wonder if a program he introduced to Spartan students could have changed the trajectory of Nickolas Cruz’s life before he gunned down and killed 17 people on Valentine’...
Published: 02/20/18
Updated: 02/23/18