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Classnotes

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 8, 2000


Moore Mickens Education Center: Nov. 28 is the registration deadline for the GED test to be administered from 4:15 to 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 7. For information about requirements and GED Pretest and Preparation Classes call (352) 524-9034.

Pasco Elementary: PTO Membership Drive ends today.

Pasco High: Honor Roll Tea, 9 a.m. Nov. 21.

Quail Hollow Elementary: "Booktalkers" will present the play, Morgan and the Pot 'O Brains at 10 a.m. today and Thursday. Book Fair ends Friday. National Story Telling Week will be celebrated Monday through Nov. 17. Fall Field Day, Nov. 21.

Sand Pine Elementary: McCrane Night, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pebble Creek McDonalds on Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Chester Taylor Elementary: Family Fun Night, Nov. 17.

Wesley Chapel High: PTSA meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. The PTSA budget will be presented. The meeting will also feature information on college admissions procedures. For information, call Peggy Wheeling at (813) 973-2080. A Seniors' Parents meeting will follow the PTSA meeting in Tuesday. For information, call the senior counselor, Mrs. Savoy, at (813) 794-8700. American Education week will be celebrated Monday through Nov. 17th. Bring Your Parent to School Day is Nov. 17.

West Zephyrhills Elementary: Bicycle Safety Week begins Monday. Community Breakfast, 8 a.m. Nov. 15 with Great American Teach-In speakers. Picture re-takes and holiday pictures, Nov. 17. Kiwanis Super Kids celebration, Nov. 17.

Woodland Elementary: Community Breakfast, 8 to 9 a.m. Nov. 17 in the Pink Poodle Cafe for those participating in the Great American Teach-In.

Zephyrhills High: Senior Class panoramic picture, 9 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the Activity Center.

Briefs

Pasco Hernando Community College will hold an information session for current and prospective students from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in room A222 at the Dade City Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd. Career counseling and financial aid information will be available as well as the class schedule for the Spring 2001 semester.

PTA/PTSA County Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes.

The District School Board is seeking retired veterans, social studies educators, college professors and foreign service corps/Peace Corps members to share their experiences as classroom presenters during Veterans Day and Memorial Day Activities. Those interested should call Volunteer Coordinator, Sara Walker at (813) 794-2203 or (352) 524-2203.

Homeschool news

Homeschool Fellowship of Central Florida monthly support meeting, 2 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Hall, Church Ave., Dade City. For information, call Joy Lynn at (352) 567-3340.

Read to Feed Book Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Hugh Embry Library in Dade City.

Newsmakers

West Zephyrhills Elementary School Student Council Officers: President: Stephanie Hartman, Vice president: Caitlyn Ungerer, Secretary: Natalie Wells, Treasurer: Kelsey Fisher. Teacher sponsors are Sandy Feldman and Adrianna Zambrano. Paul Benford, a student at Land O'Lakes High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2001 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students place among the top 5 percent of more than 1-million students entering the program by taking the 1999 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Sand Pine Elementary Star Students of the Month for October: Taylor Hixson, Brandon Mumaw, Jennifer Passafume, Nicole Eiland, Michael Battaglini, Luke Fisk, Michael Gonzalez. Pasco Middle School has been named the recipient of a $1,000 grant by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The Florida SchoolYards program will fund a learning area that will feature a landscape using native plants, low maintenance ornamentals and water-saving irrigation techniques. Local environmental experts will also teach and promote concepts of environmental landscape management and pollution prevention.

October Students of the Month at Pasco Middle School: Cody Gude, Nikkita Smith, Ryan Dodd, Ricky Tessaro, Rene Austin, Frankie Harrelson, Lara Dewees, Sandy Altman, Joe Rogers, Loysha Blue, Thomas Johnson, Hillary Howell, Daniel Williams, Bobby Jackson, Anna Canales, Michael Nobel, Amanda Trojanowski. The Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month is Sandy Altman. The following Zephyrhills High School students were selected by the faculty as Very Important Teens for the class of 2001: Mia Billetdeaux, Chris Black, Vanessa Bowman, John Briscoe, Eric Cortright, Andrea Counsell, Katie Duval, Courtney Dwyer, Ashley McGavern, Tyson Prickett, Kristin Rollins, Princess Roshell, Danny Wardell, Mamie Wise, Carolyn Young. National Honor Society officers are: President:Carolyn Young. Vice president:Ashley McGavern, Secretary:Kristen Benedini, Treasurer:Brian Milligan. Chester Taylor Elementary School has named teachers Dan Bowman, Karen Holland, Debi Dowd and Shawn Curtiss as finalists for Teacher of the Year.

Moore Mickens Education Center Students of the Month for September: Tracie Marsh, Beth Vanadoe, James Denton, Brandy Dwyer.

Quail Hollow Star Students of the Month of September:Zane Bordanaro,Olivia Ganz,Derek Stukart, Naphlim Olwe,Emily Siddens,Jordana Cummings,Jackie Watosek,Teddi Wright,Dan Marinoni,Donald Stapleton,Janessa Leto,Katlyne Horne,Kyle Beverland,Jessie Robinson, Adam Rives,Tanden Kibby,Steffanie Campbell,Sarah Bevil,Sergio Asturias andManuel Camunas.

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