Thursday, January 18, 2018
Education

School news

HERNANDO HIGH: The school is offering a football skills clinic from 8 to 11 a.m. July 15 to 18 at the stadium. The clinic is limited to athletes entering grades 6 to 8 in the 2013-14 school year. The cost is $50 for four days. Participants will learn basic football skills and conditioning training techniques. The enrollment application can be downloaded from Hernando High School's Edline main page under the "News" section. For information, call Lorenzo Fields at (352) 797-7015, ext. 404.

PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The college is offering two academic career-themed summer camps for students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades. The sessions will provide an opportunity for students to explore popular career programs offered at PHCC. Camps will be on the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, and run for four half days, Monday through Thursday.

• Students in the Business and Technology Careers camp will design and build their own homes on the computer, create a plan for a new business, prepare and participate in a mock trial from the point of view of a paralegal and learn computer forensics techniques. Session I: June 17 to 20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Session II: July 22 to 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp fee is $80.

• Students in the Health Careers camp will participate in simulations and hands-on activities related to the paramedic, nursing, dental and radiography programs, including taking basic vital signs and capturing X-rays. Campers will become CPR certified. Session I: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session II: July 8 to 11 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Camp fee is $100.

Each camp session is limited to the first 12 students to register. To register for either or both of the camps, visit phcc.edu/summercamp or call (727) 816-3244.

SUMMER SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS: The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room at 919 N Broad St., Brooksville, on June 25, July 30 and Aug. 13.

SPRINGS COAST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER: The center is offering two sessions of a summer camp for students entering grades 4 to 7: July 8 to 12 and July 15 to 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers must bring their own lunch; a snack will be provided. Activities include swimming, kayaking, nature photography, track study, GPS mapping and solar cooking. The cost is $150. Call (352) 592-5737 to register by appointment.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: The International Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for 15- to 18-year-old students from Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union and Canada during the 2013-14 school year. For information, call Joan Soderqvist at (352) 382-4485 or visit assehosts.com.

WEEKI WACHEE HIGH: A family activity and music festival will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 at Toscana Crossing Golf Club, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., in the Heather, north of Weeki Wachee. There will be a cookout, a silent auction, live music, door prizes and use of the facility's amenities, including swimming, tennis, volleyball and golf after 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $40 for a family of four. For tickets, call Kathryn Vanderplough at (352) 340-4778. All proceeds will benefit the music program at Weeki Wachee High School. Toscana will also host a golf tournament that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the music program. The tourney will be two-man teams. The entry fee is $35. Cash prizes will be awarded: $300 for first place, $150 for second and $75 for third. To register, call Barbara Phillips at Toscana at (352) 596-2019.

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