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Pasco County school news

Note: It's summer break for Pasco schools and so it goes for Top of the Class for the 2012-13 school year. We will resume publication when school is up and running again. In the meantime, have a good summer and take note of the following dates:

Aug. 13: Orientation/registration for middle and high school students.

Aug. 14: Orientation/registration for elementary school students.


• The Pasco County School Board is hosting a Together We Stand — Pasco Youth & Community Summit, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 27, at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High, 30651 Wells Road. The summit will involve strategic planning, networking and information sharing to build resilience and reduce youth violence, including bullying. The keynote speaker is Roy Kaplan. High school students, parents, educators, local government agencies and faith-based and community leaders will gather to address these issues with the goal of making Pasco County a place where students exist in a nonhostile environment and accept each other's differences. Register at Deadline is Thursday. Space is limited. For information, contact the district's Office for Student Support Programs and Services at (813) 794-2362.

• Open enrollment for Pasco eSchool for the 2013-14 school year runs from July through Sept. 6. Home school, private school and public school students are welcome to register for online classes at

Library notes

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

• Teen Summer Reading Program: Zombies, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

• Eat Rocks with Miss Maria, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Grades K-5.

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

• Elementary Summer Reading Program: Stone Soup story and crafts, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday Grades K to 5.

• Teen Summer Reading Program: Movie Night, 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

• Summer Reading Club Sign Up, Tuesday-Saturday. Kids from ages 0-18.

• Uncover the Night Sky, 3 p.m. Wednesday, featuring NASA astrophysicist Kevin Manning. Grades 6 to 12.

• Kids' Summer Reading Program: Diary of a Worm, 11 a.m. Thursday Grades K to 5.

• Tween Summer YuGiOh! Tournament, 4 p.m. Thursday.

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

• Elementary Summer Reading Club Week 2: Diary of a Worm, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Grades K to 5.

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

• Kids' Movie, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. For families.

• Anime Movie, 2-3:30 p.m. Monday. For middle and high school students.

• Third Tuesday Trivia, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Kids' Story/Craft, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Ages 4 to 9.

• Game Day, 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Middle or high school students.

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

• Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program, 2 p.m. Thursday Grades K to 5.

• Teen Movie and Ice Cream, 6 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6 to 12.

Pasco County school news 06/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:59pm]
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