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MARY GIELLA ELEMENTARY: PTO skating party, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Suncoast Skating Center in Spring Hill.

HUDSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:School Advisory Council Meeting at 7 p.m. today. For information, call (813) 868-1581

COLLEGE NIGHT: Hudson High, Gulf High, Ridgewood High, and River Ridge High will hold a college night at Pasco-Hernando Community College, West Campus in New Port Richey from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. l9 in the Physical Fitness Center. This is the 11th year for this event, which gives students the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools and the armed services. The program is free and open to the public. For information, contact Christine Kalil at Hudson High School, (813) 863-1594, ext. 4260.

RIVER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL: The Marching Rams will host an old-fashioned "Concert in the Park" from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park in New Port Richey. This second annual event is also a band fund-raiser run by the Ridgewood Band Boosters. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

SANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Volunteer orientation meeting, 9:30 a.m. today. For information, call (813) 996-3122.

WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL: 1935 Abacus Road, Holiday. The public is invited to an open house for preschool thru sixth grade at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

PASCO DIRECTIONS:The Pasco County District School System will be airing a weekly video program called "Pasco Directions." The half-hour program will be aired at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on both TCI and FSN cable, and will feature information about Pasco County Schools, students and programs. For information, call Roger Kaminski at 929-2451.


Hudson Middle School students Brandi Kulesa, Shelia Smith, Dennis Graves, Jay Johnson and Eric Daigle received first place in the 1992 FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education) State Media Festival in the drama-video category grades 7-9. The eighth-graders wrote, directed, edited and acted in the production of Cave of the Forgotten. The students will receive their award on Friday at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.

Senior Donna Nordyke, a co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad at Hudson High School, was chosen as an All-Star Cheerleader by the Universal Cheerleaders Association and will participate in the Lord Mayor of Westminster's New Year's Day Parade in London.

Rajani Dinavahi, a senior at River Ridge High School, has been named an Advanced Placement Scholar by the college board in recognition of her exceptional achievement on the college-level AP Examinations. Only 11 percent of the 388,000 students who took AP Examinations in May performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.

Mary Parkin and Elizabeth Alas, seniors at Ridgewood High School, have recently been named National Merit semifinalists.

Trisha L. Schmirler and Kathryn C. Warfel, seniors at Pasco Comprehensive High School, and Heather Aubin, Matthew Damico, and Brian Dobbins, seniors at River Ridge High School, have been named Commended Students in the 1993 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Wish List


Self-Esteem/Discipline Committee is looking for volunteers and businesses to support the program.

GULFSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: (813) 938-3763. For Red Ribbon Week, students who pledge to "Say No To Drugs" will receive red ribbons from their teachers. Classes with 100 percent participation will have a large red bow displayed in their homerooms. The following materials are needed:

thin red ribbon

thick red ribbon or large bows

one roll of lamin

one package of white card stock for pledge cards

print shop to donate red ink printing for pledge cards

thin red coated telephone wire or red yarn

For second grade

computer paper

colored copy paper

blank computer discs


children's books in good condition

carpet samples

medium size area rugs for reading corners

For fourth and fifth grade

blank computer discs

construction paper

index cards

For Physical Education Department

new carpet squares 18-inch x 26-inch (any color)

cans of fluorescent spray paint

2 basketball backboards with baskets

aluminum or wood storage shed 10-inch x 12-inch for storing equipment

large portable duel cassette player with PA system for outdoor use during classes or assemblies

several hundred feet of 1{-inch braided rope

For English Speakers of Other Languages Class


For Music Department

video player

PA system with mikes

student guitars

HUDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: (813) 862-7676

For hurricane shelter

portable generator

extension cords for


diapers (adult and childrens)

picnic tables for outdoor classroom

copy machines

thermal master

2 water coolers


utility trailer-4 x 6 or larger


For the Cyesis Program

new or used doppler to detect fetal heart rates

new or used baby weight-scale


childrens books

wallpaper sample books

fabric (odds and ends); felt

stiff paper

colored mimeograph paper

educational games and puzzles

set of current encyclopedias

magazines (Ranger Rick; 3-2-1- Contact; National Geographic; etc.)

P.E. recess equipment (Nerf footballs, Frisbees, etc.)

Apple-compatible disc drives and printers

art supplies (paints, brushes, plastic cups, and lids)

book racks for classroom libraries


Carol Cidadella is the president of PTSA at Gulfside Elementary, Claudia Perell is the PTA president at Hudson Elementary. Denra Beebe is the PTO president of Schrader Elementary. Incorrect information was listed in last week's Top of Class page.