Education

Agriscience Fair promotes next generation of agricultural innovators

by JULIE B. MAGLIO

On March 18, 2019, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall told AG Daily, 
“The long-term sustainability of agriculture depends on talented young people pursuing careers in farming and ranching, as well as related fields and food-chain professions. Student agricultural projects encourage interest in fields of study that will provide the next generation of farmers, ranchers, food scientists, agricultural engineers, agronomists, horticulturalists and soil scientists.”

Historical Figures come alive for fourth-grade Students

A wide array of famous people, both living and once living, paid a visit to West Hernando Christian School on Friday, March 29. Children in Mrs. Michele Durling's fourth-grade class portrayed these historical figures in a Living Wax Museum. The famous personages included explorers, such as Leif Erickson and Christopher Columbus, as well as astronauts, such as John Glenn and Sally Ride. Figures from the Bible, such as Moses, Jesus and Ruth, and even Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Donald Trump showed up.

Gulf Coast Academy avoids charter revocation

by KENNETH ANTON
Hernando Sun Reporter

Gulf Coast Academy, one of three charter schools within the Brooksville / Spring Hill area, avoided imminent shut down on March 15th as school administrators finally entered into a contract with Hernando County Sheriff’s Office to provide a full-time “School Resource Officer” (SRO).  According to a media release from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office:

Chocachatti Elementary School stages Disney's "The Aristocats"

If Walt Disney were alive today, I'm sure he would have been pleased with Chocachatti Elementary School's adaptation of his animated musical comedy, "The Aristocats." The play tells the story of an elderly rich woman, Madam, who decides to leave her wealth to her pet cats when she dies. This sets a plot in motion by her nefarious butler, Edgar, to kidnap the cats and send them to Timbuktu so he can inherit the money.

“Triumph and Tragedy,” theme of this year’s history fair

by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

On Saturday, February 23, members of the community, students and teachers gathered at Weeki Wachee High School for the annual History Fair.  History teachers Damien Clark from Weeki Wachee High School, Suzanne Miranda from Springstead High School and Michael Cooper from Winding Waters K-8 School spearheaded the event. The theme of this year’s fair was “Triumph and Tragedy.” 

UF/IFAS Extension Offers Financial Programming in Hernando County

UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension is the education arm of the University of Florida in
Hernando County. Scott E. Taylor, the Family, and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agent provides educational programming on financial and money management topics such as Credit Usage and Debt Reduction, Budgeting, Goal Setting, Savings, and Investing, and a whole host of other financial management related areas.

Feb. 5, 2019 Hernando School Board meeting rundown

Compiled by Julie B. Maglio

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
A.  3574 : Approval to Adopt the Agenda Dated February 5, 2019 Approved [Unanimous]

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD

B.  3575 : Student Representative, Ryan Bradley of Springstead High School, shared an Update of School Related Activities and Events with the Board:

Student Delegate meetings to take place Feb 13th and March 28th.  

Elementary Schools

Westside: Literacy Week Book Parade