Saturday, November 25, 2017
Education

School events, meetings

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Class notes

Pine Grove Elementary: The School Advisory Council/Title I Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. today in Room 800. Parents and community members are invited.

Scholarship opportunity: Stage West Community Playhouse is offering five scholarships: the Irv Clark Scholarship for Voice for $2,000; three Youth Scholarships of $1,000 each for theater arts studies, and one Appreciation Scholarship of $1,000 for a student who has volunteered at Stage West and may not be studying voice or theater arts. Applications are available at Spring Hill high schools and at the Stage West box office at 5390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The deadline is April 5.

Spring Hill Elementary: The School Advisory Council will meet at 3 p.m. today in the media center.

Springstead High: The Humanities and Etymology Society will host a Jewish seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd. The purpose is for the community to learn about Judaism and listen to a panel of speakers. The first portion will include a series of lectures; the second part will be a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Weeki Wachee High: The Athletic Booster Club will host its first Tin Can Auction fundraiser from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 10 in the cafeteria. There will be prizes ranging from $20 to more than $100. Donations of prizes are welcome until March 3 and can be dropped off at the school. For information, contact organizers David and Sheri Hokanson at (352) 597-7254 or [email protected]

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Self-proclaimed Nazi banned from University of North Florida — but allowed to remain a student

Self-proclaimed Nazi banned from University of North Florida — but allowed to remain a student

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Published: 11/23/17
Pasco students score big at Junior Thespian Festival

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Published: 11/22/17
A year after impasse, Pasco school contract talks run more smoothly

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Published: 11/22/17
Epilogue: Music professor Rita Osborn insisted that her students experience the arts live

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Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/23/17
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Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/23/17
USF professors honored as AAAS Fellows

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Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17

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Published: 11/21/17
10 African-Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

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Published: 11/19/17

Class notes

School Calendar• Nov. 27: School resumes after Thanksgiving break• Dec. 22: End of second grading quarter.• Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Winter Break.• Jan. 8: Teacher planning day. No school for students.Arts/Music/TheaterCenter for the Arts at River Ridge Middl...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/22/17
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Published: 11/22/17