Faculty and staff art show
Pasco-Hernando State College’s Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will present the seventh annual Faculty and Staff Summer Art Show. An opening reception, sponsored by the PHSC Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges, will be held in the art gallery on May 18, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The exhibit, which features photography, textiles, clay, ink, pencil drawings, acrylics and other forms of art, will run through Aug. 3. Summer gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call (727) 816-3231
Bundled online classes
Pasco-Hernando State College, in partnership with Ed2Go, is now offering new “bundled suites” of noncredit online courses. The instructor-led, comprehensive programs combine similar courses to enhance the learning experience. Students receive expert instruction and the opportunity to interact with fellow participants.
“Bundled suites” topics include entrepreneur, business and leadership suites; creative writing, grant writing, photography, web design and more.
The new courses begin May 18.
To view a complete list of all PHSC Ed2Go courses, or to register for the noncredit online courses, visit Ed2Go.com/phsc.
Saint Leo adult education
Saint Leo University’s Adult Education Center at University Campus will hold an information session on May 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pasco County School Board office at 20425 Gator Lane, Portable A, in Land O’ Lakes. Another session is scheduled for May 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in TECO Hall in the School of Business building at the university’s main campus in St. Leo. A 10 percent discount is offered for all bachelor’s degree programs through the Pasco County School Board corporate partnership with Saint Leo University.
Prom Promise at Wiregrass Ranch
Prom Promise brings together local first responders who visit high schools during prom season to inform students of the importance of making good decisions on prom night.
Using student actors from each high school who are dressed in prom attire and splattered with fake blood, the first responders illustrate the tragic events that can occur when a student gets drunk at the prom, and then drives away and crashes into another carload of prom-goers.
After the crash, the firefighters, paramedics and police officers converge on the scene, and students see the intense activity that follows, including a Bayflite helicopter ready to transport the trauma patients.
The presentations are coordinated with school SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) groups and the school resource officers.
Prom Promise will make an appearance at Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd, in Wesley Chapel, on May 20 at 8:30 a.m., in the stadium.
Virtual school opens enrollment
Florida Virtual School Full Time, a statewide online public school, will open enrollment for grades six to 12 on June 1.
Combining Florida-certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences, FLVS Full Time delivers a high-quality, online education to students who benefit from an individualized approach to learning.
Parents can enroll students online at FLVSFT.com.
Summer VPK enrollment
Primrose School at Collier Parkway, in Land O’ Lakes, will offer a summer PVK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program for eligible families and children. This is a free program for children who have not yet used a VPK voucher and turned 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2015.
Classes will begin on June 14 through Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour rest at 12:30 p.m.
To learn more about Primrose School and how to enroll your child in the free VPK program, call Angella Hart at (813) 242-7800.
Pasco Education Foundation is charity of the month
During the month of May, the Pasco Education Foundation/Take Stock in Children program is the charity of the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office.
The Pasco-based organization provides scholarships and related services to students who attend Pasco County schools, and money raised can also be used to supplement student services and provide grant opportunities for teacher development
There are three ways for customers to make a donation to the program: check the charitable organization’s box on the back of an automobile renewal notice, purchase a “Support Education” license plate, or make a cash donation at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County.
For information, visit PascoTaxes.com.
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.