October 05, 2017 - 23:22

Brooksville - In order to determine whether schools in Hernando County will need to makeup the days missed due to Hurricane Irma, district leaders have reviewed each school's master calendar ensuring that there are sufficient instructional minutes remaining in the school year to meet state requirements.

With the exception of one school, all others have sufficient time built-in to their schedules to offset the lost days. District leaders are working closely with that school administration to make necessary adjustments to their schedule.

Saint Leo Earns Best Regional University, Best Value honors

September 28, 2017 - 10:08


The campus of St.Leo University.

ST. LEO, FL — Saint Leo University was named as one of the best regional universities and best values in higher education in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, which was released last week.

Saint Leo ranked 61st among regional universities in the South, which marks an uptick from its previous ranking of 62nd. In addition, the university was named as one of the Best Value Regional Universities–South.

Solving the school supplies cost issue

September 08, 2017 - 10:48

Previously, we brought you a story about the rising cost of school supplies. In Hernando County, the school year commenced on August 14, 2017, so all month, social media has been exploding with adorable pictures as well as parents complaining about all the money they had to spend. On top of new clothes or uniforms, parents have to purchase school supplies for their children. Because of major budget cuts in the school system through the years, parents are being required to pay for so much that the schools used to provide.

Urban Gentlemen’s Club members attend elegant dinner

September 08, 2017 - 10:23
Young gentlemen helping their friend with his tie

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 members of the Urban Gentlemen’s Clubs of Pine Grove Elementary and Eastside Elementary met at Papa Joe’s for an elegant dinner. Parents dropped their children off to have dinner with the other members of the club.

The dinners were paid for by private donations. Both clubs receive contributions from the Kiwanis, an anonymous donor and many others.

The Homeschool Option in Hernando County

September 07, 2017 - 00:38

Have you ever thought about homeschooling your kids but had no idea where to start? Long gone are the days of parents spending countless hours with books and workbooks going through page after page. In today’s technically advanced time homeschool can open an entire world you didn’t know your kids needed. Sure homeschooling isn’t for everyone and lots of people and kids love what they get in the local public or private school, but it you have wondered about this third option, it offers many different varieties.

Students get ahead with agriscience program at Parrott Middle School

August 29, 2017 - 10:17
Students enrolled in Parrott Middle School’s agriscience program; From left to right 1. Thalia Gryzb 2. Alyssa Ciffey 3. Kayla Zayas 4. Dillon Webb 5. Mayra Garcia 6. Milla Marshall 7. Ashley Mathis

Dolores S. Parrott Middle School developed an agriscience program that is giving students a leg up in high school. Principal Brent Gaustad showed off the program, he was obviously extremely proud of it.

The agriscience program is run by Mrs. Tiffany Howland who was the Hernando county’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. She is well known for teaching eighth-grade algebra. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in agricultural science.

Attention Students! How to survive the school year

August 17, 2017 - 09:35

Entering 9th Grade in Sarasota, Dom Maglio, advises fellow students on the upcoming school year. Dom enjoys fishing and plays many different sports in his free time.

Do Assignments Early- Whenever the opportunity to do homework in advance or on the weekend arises, take it. Getting in a routine of working ahead can prevent worry and future procrastination.


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