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Class notes

Published March 15, 2007



Suncoast and Spring Hill elementary schools and Powell Middle School participated in the No Strings Attached Wireless Laptop in Education project produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida. More than 100 videos were taped in Florida schools to provide lesson resources for teachers. Hernando schools were featured in lessons on arts, music, language arts, social studies and health.

Those who sell most get limo ride

Pine Grove Elementary School's PTA is selling shamrocks in conjunction with Chick-fil-A to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The shamrocks, wearable pins, are available in the cafeteria until Friday. The class that sells the most gets a limo ride to lunch. For more information, call Barby LeBlanc at 797-7090.

Take a break for spring March 19-23

Spring break for Hernando schools is March 19-23, and all school sites in the Hernando County School District will be closed.

Volunteer bonuses are still available

Parents of Moton Elementary students might still have time to earn volunteer incentives. Moton offers parents the opportunity to make a teacher request for next school year if the parent has at least nine documented hours volunteering for the school and is an active participant through the year in PTA, SAC, Title I PIT, or any parent leadership team. Kids whose parents volunteer 25 hours get a spirit T-shirt, too.

Central DECA students win big

The Central High DECA Chapter did well in last week's state Career Development Conference competition in Orlando. Senior Yarinette Centeno, competing in the technical sales category, will represent Central at the international contest next month. She is Hernando County's first-ever state qualifier. At last weekend's state competition, juniors Katie Nelson and Lauren Barber also won in Travel and Tourism Marketing, a team event, but will not go on to internationals. Faculty adviser Gino Ortiz says Central, as a group, has won highest chapter honors for two years running.

Springstead SAC to meet March 27

Springstead High School will hold its School Advisory Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the media center.

Apply by April 6 for music scholarships

Hernando County students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete for three $500 scholarships from the Hernando Jazz Society's Scholarship and Music Assistance Program for private instrument or voice lessons. Applications must be submitted by April 6. Auditions will be at 1 p.m. April 14 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, in Spring Hill. Applicants must perform a solo with accompaniment. The solo does not have to be a jazz style and the accompaniment can be live or recorded. Winners will be asked to perform at the May 20 meeting of the Jazz Society. For information or applications, call Louis Mauro at 666-1749.

[Last modified March 14, 2007, 23:03:40]

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