Education

Challenger K-8 Honors Veterans

photo by Michelle Salazar

On Thursday, November 10th Challenger K8 School of Math and Science held their annual Veterans Day Concert. The performance was a joint venture between the middle school band and the chorus, which is comprised of 4th-8th grade students. Music teacher Richard Gomez and band director Michelle McCarthy did a great job of putting this show together. Gomez himself is a Veteran of the Navy and enthusiastic about getting children to have good role models. He explains “Athletes are entertainers, but Veterans are heroes.”

PHSC exhibit highlights the art aspect of architecture

photography by Elizabeth Dentato

Matthew Kurtz beside his piece on display at STEMworks.

When the word, “art,” is mentioned, many people may automatically think of painting, music, drawing, and so on. But, architecture can also be seen as a form of art. Not only does it takes imagination to create new and innovative designs and artistic talent to bring those ideas to life, but it can also be used to express or capture feelings.

STATE COLLEGES LOOK FOR FUNDING BOOST

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 16, 2016.......... Florida state colleges are looking for additional money in the next state budget, with college presidents saying the funding would help more students graduate on time and would improve counseling services at the 28 schools.

The request, which was presented Wednesday to the state Board of Education in Orlando, includes $40 million in performance-based funding and $60 million that would be distributed through a funding formula for the colleges.

Central ROTC Students recognized for helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine

photography submitted

Central's ROTC was commended at the 11/1/16 Board Meeting for helping in the cleanup efforts in Hernando Beach

At the 11/01/16 School Board meeting, Central High School Principal Kelly Slusser spoke warmly about the 69 ROTC students who helped residents of Hernando Beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine with “Operation Gut and Dump.” Slusser stated some of the work over the three-day project involved “ripping out drywall, tile floors, and carpeting.”

Sales tax accountability committee discusses funding issues

Hernando Sun Staff

The sales tax accountability committee meeting was held on October 27th. They reviewed the fund balance and expenditures and discussed funding issues.

The total amount of sales tax received through September was $5,633,924.08. There was over $1.8 million in purchase orders issued and the total purchase orders paid was $922,096.05. The fund balance is $4,711,828.03.

PHSC student invited to NASA on scholarship

Desirae Binney, PHSC student

PHSC student Desirae Binney, 19, recently received a scholarship to participate in a five-week online course offered by the NCAS (NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars) and was invited to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral. During the online course, Binney planned a robotic rover mission to Mars, learning more about NASA during the process.

“I’m very excited about this amazing opportunity,” said Binney

SMALLEST STATE UNIVERSITY PITCHES BIG PLANS FOR GROWTH

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

On campus at New College of Florida

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 28, 2016.......... New College of Florida is advancing a far-reaching plan to increase its student body by 41 percent and move into the upper ranks of liberal arts colleges in the nation.

The smallest of Florida's 12 universities, the Sarasota-based New College would increase its enrollment from 850 students this fall to 1,200 by the fall of 2022. The plan would require hiring 40 new faculty members, 61 staff members and spending $45 million on construction, including a new multi-use student center.

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