Lending a hand
Leslie Lewis, of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, helps a student during the annual Lutz Elementary School’s ‘Olden Day 2019.’ Club members helped with various arts and crafts projects for the celebration. For information on the club, visit GFWCLutzLandOLakesWomansClub.org.
Charles Rushe Middle School, 18654 Mentmore Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will host its sixth annual Chili Cook-off on April 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Samples of chili (mild to red hot) will be served up by teachers and staff, Rushe PTSA and Pasco County school-related officers.
There also will be live music by Safety Third.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Proceeds will help support the Rushe Middle School Fellowship of Christian Students.
For information, call (813) 346-1200.
Mobile dental services
The Department of Health Pasco County is partnering with the Pasco County School Board to provide preventive dental services for students in Title 1 schools in Pasco County.
The dental bus will travel to selected schools to give dental assessments, sealants, fluoride varnish, and education for the students.
School schedules for the East side of Pasco County are as follows:
- April 15 to April 18: Woodland Elementary
- April 22 to April 25: Centennial Elementary
- April 29 to May 2: West Zephyrhills Elementary
- May 6 to May 9: San Antonio Elementary
- May 13 to May 16: Quail Hollow Elementary
- May 20 to May 23: Lacoochee Elementary
In order for a child to be seen on the bus, the required forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
For more information, visit Pasco.FloridaHealth.gov and click on “Smile Care A Van.”
Course fee meeting
Pasco-Hernando State College’s District Board of Trustees will meet April 16 at 6 p.m., to consider approving proposed adjusted course-related fees, at the West Campus, 20130 Ridge Road in New Port Richey.
Many adjustments relate to vendor increases for workforce courses, laboratories and program testing. Some fees may be covered by financial aid, scholarships and grants.
For details regarding proposed fee adjustments, justification of fees and fee implementation details, visit Policies.phsc.edu.
Robotics team qualifies
The River Ridge High School’s robotics team, Royal Robotics, won the Greater Pittsburgh Regional and, with the win, once again qualifies for the championship round in Houston, Texas on April 17 through April 20.
This is the third time in four years the team has qualified through regional wins, including earning the Rookie All Star Award in 2016.
Students will compete against and learn from teams from all over the world, as well as network and speak with representatives from countless colleges and tech companies.
Martinez Middle fundraiser
Martinez Middle School will host the Martinez FFA (Future Farmers of America) first annual golf tournament on May 4 at 1 p.m., at Heritage Harbor Gulf Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway in Lutz.
There also will be an auction and dinner.
The cost for an individual golfer is $100, which includes green fees, a cart, balls, a goodie bag, dinner and the auction.
Sponsorships are available starting at $100.
All proceeds will go to improving the school’s agricultural farm.
The deadline for golf entries is April 19.
For information, call Sean Hessel at (813) 363-6384.
Hillsborough High School’s 65th Class of 1954 Reunion will take place April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, indoors.
The cost is $5 at the door, and includes a catered chicken and pork barbecue lunch.
For information and to RSVP by April 15, email Bob Carpenter at , or call Maxine Smith Law at (813) 996-4860.
National Scholars Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications through April 30 for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program.
The program aims to increase the number of minority students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences and other agriculture-related disciplines.
The program is available to high school seniors entering their freshmen year of college, and rising college sophomores and juniors.
The scholarship is renewable each year and contingent on satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.
For information and applications, visit tinyurl.com/yxa8g3ln.
Educator Appreciation weekends
Barnes & Noble at The Shops at Wiregrass will offer prekindergarten to 12th-grade educators 25 percent off most books, toys, games, movies, music and more, every Saturday and Sunday in April.
Participants can also use their educator card and get a free tall Starbucks fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee; and, receive a free tote when you signup in store, while supplies last.
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