Summer geography bee seeks contestants
Students entering grades 1-6 are invited to compete in the fourth annual geography bee on July 30 at 6:15 p.m. at the James Weldon Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S in St. Petersburg. The top three finishers in three grade-level groups will be awarded gift cards. Participants may preregister and obtain study sheets at the library or online at splibraries.org. Registration will also be held at the library the evening of the event. For more information, call the library's coordinator at (727) 893-7113.
Still time to sign up for VPK
The 2014-15 school year is fast approaching, but families still have time to register children for Voluntary Prekindergarten at select Pinellas County schools. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 to register, and families must have a VPK voucher. To apply for a voucher, contact the Early Learning Coalition at (727) 400-4411 or visit elcpinellas.net. To register for VPK, call (727) 588-6513 or visit the school system's Early Childhood Office, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. Proof of the child's age, residency, immunizations and physical exam is required. Call the office or visit pcsb.org/vpk for more information and a list of schools.
New magnet accepting apps
The Center for Innovation an Digital Learning at Kings Highway Elementary, one of Pinellas County's two new magnet schools, is accepting applications throughout the summer for the 2014-15 school year. Registration hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the school, 1715 Kings Highway in Clearwater. Parents can also call (727) 223-8949 or visit pcsb.org/registration.