Education

Chocachatti Students Shine in Fun Production

On Thursday, October 10, the fourth grade students at Chocachatti Elementary School put on a play called “The Solar System Saga.” Family, friends and fellow students attended the 6:00 p.m. performance. 

The play explained in a very clever way all about the parts of the solar system – from the planets and the sun to asteroids and comets. It was entertaining as well as educational. The play incorporated dance and music, including popular songs, such as “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and “Good Day, Sunshine.”

School district police force discussion pulled from workshop agenda

STAFF REPORT

On Oct. 15, 2019 Hernando County Schools Superintendent John Stratton made the decision to remove the school district police force discussion from the upcoming Oct. 22 school board workshop, explaining that the district will continue to contract with the sheriff’s office for the school year beginning August 2020.

Stratton released the following statement:

School Board needs more information on school district police force idea

Among the Hernando County School Board (School Board) workshop agenda items for Oct. 8th
was the discussion of Safe School options.  The options presented at Tuesday’s Board workshop included continuing the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) school resource officer (SRO) contract, forming a school district run police force, employing guardians and employing a security firm. The end goal of any option selected is to ensure the safety of the students and the security of the campus. 

School District facilities and construction update

by ROBERT HELDE
[email protected]

During the September 24th, 2019 Hernando County School Board (HCSB) workshop Brian Ragan, the director of facilities, presented to the HCSB information regarding the renovations undertaken at several schools. Westside Elementary and Pine Grove Elementary were used as specific examples of the type of restoration efforts.  Within the presentation was a chart detailing data such as fiscal year, job location, project description, project cost, and funding sources.

New inductees to Hernando High Athletic Hall of Fame

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- Hernando High School’s gym had its party face on, Thursday Sept. 19, as the place looked so different, it really does clean up nice.

There was just enough light in the gym to create the atmosphere, the dinner was prepared and served by the students of the Hernando High School Culinary Arts Department and some of the musical entertainment was provided by the Hernando High School Chorus.

This year, the Hall of Fame Committee inducted nine former Hernando High School athletes and one team to be enshrined inside the Hernando High School Hall of Fame.

PHSC student completes her studies with service dog by her side

Meet Ashley Hibbard and her service dog in training Trevor, an 18 month old golden retriever.  Ashley is a student at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC). She and Trevor attend PHSC together.  Trevor accompanies Ashley to her math class twice a week. Trevor has had about a year of service dog training.  First he was trained the basics by a professional trainer. Currently Ashley is training Trevor on various tasks to complete.

Hernando High School Senior elected student school board delegate

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, student representatives from all the local schools gathered at the school board office to vote for their student school board delegate. One student from each of the county schools, elementary through high school, had the opportunity to hear the candidates give a short speech describing his or her  background and experience, reasons for running for the position and his or her platform. The candidates, all Seniors, represented Weeki Wachee High School, Springstead High, Nature Coast Technical High School, Hernando High and Central High School.