1. The Education Gradebook

Hernando County school events, meetings and kindergarten roundups

Exceptional student education advisory council: The council will meet at 7 p.m. May 14 in the media center at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics to discuss YMCA summer camp information and registration.

HERNANDO HIGH: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 28 in the administration building. For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUPS: Registration for the 2013-14 school year will begin soon at elementary schools. Students entering the Hernando school system must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1 of the school year to enroll. Parents/guardians must provide their child's birth certificate (official birth certificate, not a hospital certificate), proof of a physical completed by a licensed physician dated no earlier than Aug. 1 of the prior school year, immunization record (blue form), proof of residency (rent receipt, home contract, utility bill with parent/guardian name on it or a notarized statement from family member with whom they reside).

Brooksville Elementary: 4 to 6 p.m. May 9.

Deltona Elementary: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday or 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Eastside Elementary: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 9.

Explorer K-8: 5 to 7 p.m. May 21.

J.D. Floyd K-8: 6 to 7 p.m. May 9.

Moton Elementary: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. May 16.

Pine Grove Elementary: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8.

Suncoast Elementary: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Westside Elementary: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY: The Book Fair will be open to parents from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the media center.

SPRINGS COAST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER: Two sessions of a summer camp for students entering grades 4 to 7 are offered: July 8 to 12 and July 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers must bring their 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.

WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE: The School Advisory Council and Title 1 Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. May 6 in the library. A vote will be taken on next year's dress code.

• The Parent-Teacher-Student Association will meet at 4:45 p.m. May 8 in the library.

• Sixth-grade orientation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. May 9 in the cafeteria. Incoming sixth-graders and their parents/guardians are invited to meet administrators and teachers, choose electives and tour the campus. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title 1 parent educator, at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS LOGO CONTEST: Hernando County Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson has announced a contest to design a new logo. The contest is open to Hernando County students in grades 8 to 12 — public, private or homeschooled. The logo will be used in materials produced by the elections office, on the website and social media. The student who submits the winning entry will receive a gift packet provided by local businesses. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. May 17. The winner will be announced May 24. The application and rules are available at For information, call (352) 754-4125.