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Class notes, week of Oct. 21

Class notes

D.S. Parrott Middle School: The School Advisory Council and Title 1 Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 28 in the media center. Join administration, staff and other parents to discuss and assist in decisions and direction of the school and the Title 1 program. Contact Kris Noto for information at (352) 797-7075, ext. 256 or

Fox Chapel Middle School: The school is presenting a four-part workshop series for parents on "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens." The next sessions will be from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 25) in the school's media center and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the media center while students have a movie night. The last session will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Locomo Skate-Dance-Party, 10451 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

Hernando High School: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the school's main office. For information, contact Deana Walker at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

Nature Coast Technical High School: The school will present The Tempest at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St., Brooksville. Tickets are $8 adults and $5 for students. For reservations, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 286

Shark Theatre graduate Colton Lawver (class of 2011), returns as a guest artist in the role of Prospero, the ousted Duke of Milan, father of Miranda, now a powerful magician and lord on the island. Junior Jennifer Munsey plays Ariel, a mischievous and clever island spirit and servant to Prospero. Junior Hannah Majka plays Prospero's daughter Miranda; sophomore Jacob Guardado plays Prospero's disgruntled and disfigured servant Caliban; sophomore Brendan Jones plays the drunken shipwrecked butler Stephano; and junior Dorothy Cash plays the shipwrecked jester Trincula.

Others in the cast include Kaytlynn Bliss (senior) as Alonsa; Leo Dillon (junior) as Antonio; Hannah Smith (junior) as Gonzala; Sheridan Valure (senior) as Bastia; Brenden Bray (junior) as Ferdinand; Isaiah Marrero (junior) as the Bo'sun; Lauren Seiler (junior) as an island spirit; Andrea Diaz (freshman) as an island spirit; and Mikaela Mulch (freshman) as an island spirit.

This production of The Tempest is adapted by theater teacher Tim Erickson, who also serves as technical designer. Theater teacher Lori Erickson directs. Student stage managers are Lauren Bennett, Samantha Gee and Sarah Majka.

Pasco-Hernando Community College: The college will host three information sessions regarding the new Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4, 5 and 6 in the second-floor conference room at the Wellness Plaza at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B. Downs, Wesley Chapel.

Sessions are designed for prospective, current and returning PHCC students who are interested in attending the Porter Campus. Administrators, faculty members and staffers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the new campus. Information also will be available regarding student support services, student activities, programs and courses, prerequisite courses, testing and admission requirements. There also will be question-and-answer sessions with a panel of presenters.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 150 participants. Confirm attendance online at by Nov. 1. For information, call (727) 816-3398.

School District Office: The bloodmobile will be at the district office, 919 N Broad St. in Brooksville, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 30.