Education

Oak Hill Hospital's Volunteer Association awards $15,000 in scholarships to 2019 high school graduates

Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that a total of 15 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to graduating  Hernando County seniors by Oak Hill Hospital’s Volunteer Association. Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer association, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit entity. The $15,000 in scholarships was awarded to the following students:

Hernando School District assessment results “remain largely unchanged”

STAFF REPORT

BROOKSVILLE – The Florida Dept. of Education has released scores for all 2018-19 state assessments. Each year, students in grades 3-12 take a variety of assessments that measure their progress toward standard mastery across four core disciplines: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

District-wide, Hernando County scores remained largely unchanged. School officials report that modest gains in the number of students earning a Level 3 or higher in English Language Arts were off-set by a slight decline in mathematics.

School district plans to bring millage rate increase to the voters

by KATHRYN DENTATO
Hernando Sun Reporter

Heather Martin, Deputy Superintendent, and Joyce McIntyre, Director of Finance, met with the School Board members to talk about the district’s need to increase millage rates, the proposed amount(s), how the money would be used, and the timing of a vote by the citizens. 

Drop in third grade reading scores prompts changes

by KATHRYN DENTATO
Hernando Sun Reporter

The percentage decrease in third graders passing the FSA reading assessment for the 2018-2019 school year will be addressed by district staff in a number of ways in the upcoming school year.  The numbers were discussed in detail and specific strategies for reading instruction and training were presented at the school board workshop on June 11, 2019.

T-Volt Technical Skill Development

Many of our skilled technicians are nearing the age of retirement. For many years there has been an emphasis on sending high school graduates to college, other options have not been emphasized. T-Volt is working on providing an alternate route by teaching entry-level technical skills for the building trades that can start individuals on a path to a successful and rewarding career.

Local Students Compete in National History Fair

by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

Last week two local high school students - Abbie Kiser and William An traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in the National History Fair. Although they did not win at the national level, it was quite an achievement for them to make it to the finals. 

Abbie Kiser had placed second in the state competition in Tallahassee in the Individual Exhibit category/Senior Division with her project entitled “The Black Swallow of Death.” It was the culmination of many months of research and work building her exhibit. 

Brighter future for girls

Oak Hill Hospital, a major sponsor of the Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County, recently hosted an inaugural breakfast with more than 160 community members attending the event. Diana Jerome is the Community Engagement Manager for the Pace Center for Girls in both Pasco and Hernando counties. “Pace is a free and voluntary year-round program,” she said.

Pace Center for Girls celebrates its first high school graduates

STAFF

 Pace Center for Girls in Hernando is proud to announce that three of its students are the program’s first high school graduates since its inception in January 2018.
 The Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County was founded in 2018 to serve middle and high school girls who are struggling but want to make positive changes in their lives. As a movement, Pace was founded in 1985 to provide an opportunity for young women and girls to create a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy.