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Class notes

By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 13, 2001


DENHAM OAKS ELEMENTARY: Dad's Club meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the media center. Students and their families are welcome to a Valentine Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Activities include games, moon walk, face painting, prize raffles, music and refreshments.

LAND O'LAKES HIGH: Curriculum Fair, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Faculty members will be on hand to assist students and parents in the registration process in the three learning communities. There also will be presentations by the guidance department, exceptional student education department, as well as clubs, sports and extra-curricular activities. Tours of the building will be available for incoming Pine View Middle students.

PINE VIEW MIDDLE: Personality pictures will be taken today. Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the media center. Eighth-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Curriculum Fair at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Land O'Lakes High School. Those wanting to be part of the End of Year Committee to help plan a send off for eighth-graders should call Ben Pabst at (813) 794-2684.

WESLEY CHAPEL HIGH: Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27.

WEST ZEPHYRHILLS ELEMENTARY: School Advisory Council meets from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday.

BRIEFLY

Zephyrhills High School Theater presents an original one-act play, Snapshots, written and performed by the school's students of the arts. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the activity center. Tickets are $3. Seating is limited. For information, call (813) 794-9551.

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Those who attend the Center Stage Players presentation of Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn at the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club Stage might enjoy seeing some familiar faces in the cast such as Pasco High's band director Michael Wickersheim; Pasco guidance counselor Julie Scarcliff; and Sherri Connolly, a teacher at Centennial Elementary School. Land O'Lakes High math teacher Pat Connolly also will be making his directorial debut. A dinner theater performance will start at 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Tickets are $20. Traditional theater performance is at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are $10. For tickets call Naomi Paquette-Dean at (352) 588-0059.

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A reminder that students in schools throughout the county are doing plenty of counting and rolling of change to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The annual Pasta for Pennies contest is sponsored by The Olive Garden Restaurant, which provides a pasta luncheon or pizza party for winning classrooms at participating schools. Funds raised help benefit local research and provides patient aid services for Hodgkin's Disease, myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma patients. To donate, contact the school of your choice.

NEWSMAKERS

At Zephyrhills High School more than 130 present and former staff and family members honored Mrs. Karen Knight during a retirement luncheon held recently. During her 22-year tenure Mrs. Knight served in positions at West Zephyrhills Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Pasco Middle and Zephyrhills High. Chris Black was named January Student of the Month at Zephyrhills. Health Assistant Debbie Limoges was selected as the School related person of the month and Shirley Cherry was named Teacher of the Month in recognition of their efforts with the Assist Believe and Care program at the school. Carolyn Young was selected to represent Zephyrhills High as the Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month. Senior Derek Meier has been nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., by congressman Michael Bilirakis. Top Dog referrals went to Chris Boyette and Jonathan Mine.

Jennifer Herrman was named January Student of the Month at Pine View Middle School. All County Band Members were: Edie Hotchiss, Samantha Adams, Sam Higgins, Kara Tyler, Laura Quintana, Kris Villagomeza, Alicia Dion and Luke Novak. Kerry Snow, Ashley Rowand and Kaylin Amabile were named winners of the 2000 Youth Writing Contest sponsored by the Lutz-Land O'Lakes Women's Club. Eighth-grader Kristen Morsey received an Honorable Mention award for the Stavros Center University of South Florida essay contest. Science Fair winners: First place: Meghann Pabst, Caitlin Roberts. Second place: Andrew Kimpland, Amanda Naar. Third place: Meghan Arwood, Hunter Bryant, Matthew Goolsby, Sam Higgins, Jeff Hill, Justin Langford, Ashley Rowand.

West Zephyrhills Elementary Kiwanis Superkids of the Month: Joana Ramos, Keagan Faulkner, Orlando Figueroa, Cody Mitchell, Nicole Yeomans, Steven Namdura andZachary Goodwin.Expressionist Contest winners:Laura Scipione, David Garcia, Jessica Meuse, Lindsey Adams, Marvin Alashker, Justine Thompson, Amanda Shanks, Marcus Williams, Justin Cupic, Aljenaye Black, Joshua Dixon, Samantha Foley, Cierra Michel, Zachary Will and Chanel Rebensky.

Margaret Berry has been named Teacher of the Year at West Zephyrhills Elementary School. Food and Nutrition Assistant Ruth Kretschmar has been named School Related Person of the Year.

Woodland Elementary School Kiwanis Superkids for February: Sarah Simpson, Emily Babcock, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Keppel, Cody Bowden, Jordan Allen and Michelle Greenhaw.

School calendar

No school for students Monday -- President's Day.

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