by SARAH NACHIN and SUMMER HAMPTON
On Wednesday, April 30th, in a letter to seniors and their families, Superintendent John Stratton shared,“Because commencement is such an important milestone for students and families, we have taken great care in deciding how best to create a memorable experience for the Class of 2020.
This graduating class has lost out on several key senior events and we cannot match the disappointment of missing spring sports, prom and Grad Bash but we hope to do everything we can to send you off with our congratulations and well wishes for a happy and healthy future. “
Virtual schooling has been a new and challenging experience for most students, parents and teachers. It was born out of necessity due to the coronavirus quarantine. The system was put into place very quickly and, with anything innovative, there have been some glitches along the way. However, for the most part, everyone involved has adapted to online schooling.
Education has taken on a new look and feel since mandatory closure of schools took place three weeks ago. Teachers, school administrators, parents and students have stepped up to the challenges (technical and otherwise) of online classes. Teachers and administrators spent their one-week spring break learning how to use the software and preparing lessons for their classes.
By Robert Helde
Beginning with Florida Senate Bill (SB) 7026, Florida has been working to address mental health crises in a statewide fashion. During the March 10, 2020 Hernando County School District (HCSD) workshop, these matters were elaborated upon by Jill Kolasa, Director of Student Services.
When a Hernando elementary school vice principal asked the Hernando Computer Club for the donation of a valuable teaching tool, the club answered the 'call.’ Now, all throughout Hernando schools, the whisper of a worthwhile project has evolved into a roar.
The first standalone vocational school in Hernando County promises to be a dream come true for many students and families in this area--as well as for the dedicated Hernando educated professional who has made the project her passion.
March 13, 2020
BROOKSVILLE, FL - Following a 4PM conference call with Governor Ron DeSantis and all school superintendents, Hernando County School District Superintendent John Stratton issued the following message: