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School notes for April 12

Calendar April 19: No school for teachers and students. April 26: Progress reports. May 27: Memorial Day. No school. May 29: Last day of school for students. May 30-31: Teacher planning days. June 4-9: High school commencements.

Briefs The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education Science Fiction and Fantasy writing contest invites Tampa Bay-area high school students to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of American Steampunk. This is the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, steam locomotives linked together east and west. Steampunk imagines a world where steam, not internal combustion or electricity, has remained the main form of power. The deadline to enter is May 10. The Grand Prize winner will receive: $100, Grand Prize plaque, a class trip to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival on School Day 2020; and an invitation to read the winning story at the 2019 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. The winning story will be published on the Newspaper in Education and USF Humanities Institutes websites. For information and to enter, visit tampabay.com/nie/storycontest.

Theater/Art/Music Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7382. centerfortheartsriverridge.com: . River Ridge High drama presents Beauty and the Beast at 7 p.m. April 11-13 and 2 p.m. April 14. $5-$10. . River Ridge High band concert, 7 p.m. April 15. . Athenian Academy presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. at 6:30 p.m. April 18. Tickets are $10 in advance at the school; $15 at the door. . Schrader Elementary chorus performance, 7 p.m. April 22. Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. (813) 794-8772 centerfortheartswesleychapel.com: . Wesley Chapel High drama presents The Incomplete Life and Random Death of Molly Denholz, by Ian McWethy, at 7 p.m. April 11-12. . Countryside Montessori concert, April 15. . Rushe Middle concert, 7 p.m. April 18. . Wiregrass Ranch High dance team performance, 7 p.m. April 24. . Cypress Creek Middle band concert, 7 p.m. April 25. . Rushe Middle beginning band concert, 7 p.m. April 26. Contact Michele Miller at [email protected] or (727) 869-6251. Follow @MicheleMiller52.

Contact Michele Miller at [email protected] or (727) 869-6251. Follow @MicheleMiller52.

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