Women who have ‘broken the ceiling’
Saint Leo University’s Adult Education Center at University Campus hosted its second Criminal Justice Speaker Showcase on April 7. The guest speakers were women who have advanced in their law enforcement careers. All the speakers advised the students and adult learners to follow their passion, continue their education, and to read and keep learning.
Timothy Beard inauguration
Pasco-Hernando State College will host inaugural events with the theme “Defeating the Odds…Achieving the Dream” for Dr. Timothy Beard’s investiture.
• May 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., “Celebrating the Dream” at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville
• May 6 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., presidential inauguration at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey; 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., celebration reception in the physical fitness center at the West Campus
Guests are encouraged to bring a new or lightly used book – or any bookstore gift certificate – to any event to benefit students in need at local schools.
For information, visit PHSC.edu/inauguration.
Pasco County Schools kindergarten preregistration is scheduled for May 2, at all district elementary schools.
Families interested in preregistering children should contact the school in their area for details about orientation activities and times. For a list of schools with addresses and phone numbers, visit Pasco.k12.fl.us/schools. A link to school attendance boundaries also can be found on the page.
Preregistration requirements include:
• Child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016
• Child’s birth certificate or other proof of birthdate
- Health examination – HRS Form 3040
- HRS Certificate of Immunization
- Proof of Florida residency, such as current utility bill (electric, water, etc.), lease agreement, driver’s license, or state ID card
For information about kindergarten, call Courtney Lough at (813) 794-2780, (727) 774-2780 or (352) 524-2780.
Art night at Locke Elementary
Mittye P. Locke Elementary School, 4339 Evans Ave., in New Port Richey, will host an art night on May 5 at 5:30 p.m., to showcase a 30-minute Odyssey of the Mind team performance as a fundraiser for the team’s upcoming trip.
The team recently won the state championship and will attend the World Finals at Iowa State University.
Donations will be accepted in lieu of an admission fee.
For information, call Tisha Newton at (727) 458-9690.
Register for summer terms
Registration for three summer sessions at Pasco-Hernando State College is underway. Currently enrolled and returning students should register as soon as possible. The summer course schedule is online at Info.PHSC.edu/course-schedule.
New students interested in taking summer or fall classes should apply online at PHSC.edu/admissions.
Summer sessions include one 10-week term and two six-week terms. Term IIIA and Term III begin on May 9. Term IIIB begins on June 21.
Students who do not register before the first day of classes will incur a late registration fee of $20.
For information, visit PHSC.edu.
Local residents inducted to Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.
These local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:
- Stephanie Balasco of Odesssa, The University of Tampa
- Tyler Hernandez of Lutz, UT
- Cary Bame of Lutz, Florida State University
- Emily Higgins of Lutz, FSU
- Todd Nanni of Lutz, FSU
- Morgan Austin of Lutz, University of South Florida
- Joseph Brackin of Lutz, USF
- Katlyn Dady of Lutz, USF
- Stephen Herkert of Lutz, USF
Primrose School receives accreditation
Primrose School at Collier Parkway, in Land O’ Lakes, has been awarded accreditation by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.
As an accredited center, the school has been recognized as an early care and education program exemplifying excellence in the care of young children. Primrose School provides a high-quality program for children, professional development opportunities for staff, and an environment for children that is conducive to individual growth and development that exceeds state licensing requirements.
The accreditation process includes a self-study by administrators, staff and parents, and an onsite observation by an early childhood professional.
For information, visit EarlyLearningLeaders.org.
50-year class reunion
The Chamberlain High School Class of 1966 is planning a 50-year class reunion on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The committee needs help locating the Class of 1966 graduates.
If you graduated in 1966 and would like to have your name included for future updates and information, send your name (including maiden name), email, current address, home and/or cellphone number, and spouse’s name to If you know anyone else in the class who has not yet been contacted, email their name and contact information to the same email address.