Sept. 6: Labor Day. No school for students or teachers.
Sept. 17: Progress reports are distributed.
Anclote High: Open house, 6 p.m. Monday.
Centennial Middle: Open house, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Crews Lake Middle: Open house, 6 p.m. Aug. 26 for grade 6; 6 p.m. Sept. 2 for grades 7 and 8.
Chasco Middle: Open house, 6 p.m. Aug. 26.
Double Branch Elementary: Open house, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for primary students; 6:45 p.m. Tuesday for intermediate students.
Fox Hollow Elementary: Open house, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 for primary grades; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 for intermediate grades.
Gulf High: Open house, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Gulf Middle: Open house, 6 p.m. Aug. 26.
Lake Myrtle Elementary: Open house, 5 to 6 p.m. Monday for primary students; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for intermediate students.
Paul R. Smith Middle: Open house, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26.
Pasco High: Open house, 6 p.m. Aug. 26.
Pine View Middle: Open house, 6:30 p.m. Thursday for families of seventh and eighth grade students.
Ridgewood High: The senior panoramic picture will be taken Thursday. • Senior class picture re-takes will be Aug. 30-31.
River Ridge Middle: Open house, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26.
Seven Springs Middle: Open house, 6 p.m. Aug. 26.
Trinity Elementary: Open house, 6 p.m. Monday for primary grades; 6 p.m. Aug. 25 for intermediate grades.
Watergrass Elementary: Open house, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26.
Weightman Middle: Open house, 6:30 p.m. Thursday for grades 7 and 8.
Wesley Chapel High: Automotive Academy Induction Night, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
• The artwork of Mitchell High students will be on display all month at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6321 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500.
• EPIC's 2011 Writing Competition: For middle and high school students attending public, private or homeschools. Entries may be a story, poem or essay, written for the contest or as a school assignment for grades 6-8 (ages 11-14) or grades 9-12 (ages 15-18). No more than one entry in each category, a maximum of three entries. There is no entry fee. Deadline is Oct. 20. For guidelines or information, go to newvoicesyoungwriters.com/enter.html.
• Teachers interested in securing a Splash school grant for through the Southwest Florida Water Management District can begin applying online. The district's Splash grants provide teachers with funding for classroom projects on water. Grants are open to public, private, charter and homeschool groups and provide up to $5,000 per school reimbursement. To apply, go to WaterMatters.org/schoolgrants. Deadline is Sept. 10. For information, call Mary Margaret Hull, toll-free at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4774.
Send story ideas and submissions for Top of the Class to Michele Miller; by e-mail, email@example.com; fax: (727) 869-6233; regular mail, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information or guidelines, call Miller at (727) 869-6251 or toll-free at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 6251.