PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS
Kindergarten Round Up is 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 5 in the school cafeteria. Parents and their incoming kindergartners are invited to see the school, meet the teachers and register for the upcoming school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible. Call 561-803-7200 for more information.
PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY
Kindergarten Round Up begins at 8:30 a.m. April 4. Parents and their incoming kindergartners are invited to attend. Youngsters must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to start the 2017-18 school year.
THE BENJAMIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
The school, 11000 Ellison Wilson Road in North Palm Beach, will present a TEDx Talk event in the Barker Performing Arts Center beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. The event features numerous talks, some given by students and others by guest speakers. Information can be found at www.ted.com/tedx/events/20209.
Lottery selections will be announced after 3 p.m. March 31 for the school district’s Choice and Career Options programs. Selections are made by computer-generated lottery, and parents will be notified by email of the results.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre will hold its eighth annual First Step to Stardom audition day beginning at 9 a.m. April 22. The day will feature casting for professional productions of the family friendly musicals “Disney Newsies,” “Hairspray” and “South Pacific,” as well as the plays “An Inspector Calls” and “Born Yesterday.” Roles are available for actors ages 7 to 24.
To help students prepare, optional audition prep classes will be offered 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday and April 2 in the theater’s Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Cost is $27 per session.
While not required, the audition prep classes will teach students the dance combinations that will be used at the audition itself, as well as the audition’s 16-bar cut of music. Students who participate in an audition prep class will have scheduled auditions at 9 a.m. on April 22 and will be considered for all productions that fit their age range.
A free 30-minute audition prep workshop will be offered on April 15 that will give students and parents an overview of what to expect at the audition day. Parents will attend a question-and-answer session in the acting studio while students learn music in the voice studio and a dance combination in the dance studio. To register for the workshop, students must first register online for an April 22 audition time slot, then contact the Conservatory to register for the workshop.
To register for the audition day, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/fsts. To register for the audition prep classes or free workshop, call 561-575-2672.
TREASURE COAST SCHOOLS
The 43rd annual Music in Our Schools program begins at 7 p.m. today in the Martin County High gym, 2801 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. All 12 of the district’s elementary schools will have their choruses perform as one, as will the five middle schools. The choruses and bands from the three high schools also will perform as a dynamic group. In addition, there will be a performance by the county-wide chorus, FRIENDS. Co-organizer Joe Flanagan, assistant principal at Anderson Middle, will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies. The community is invited to attend this free event.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year in the Martin County School District is underway. Parents and guardians of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 should register with the elementary school in their attendance zone. The individual schools should be contacted directly for details on registration times.
To register, parents and guardians need to take: the child’s original birth certificate or other lawful evidence of date of birth; two proofs of residency indicating the address at which the student resides, such as a utility bill with service address indicated, Florida driver’s license, current year property tax bill, lease agreement or home purchase contract; a current physical examination on Form 3040; and a Florida Certificate of Immunization Record (Form 680) completed by a physician or the Martin County Health Department. More information can be found on the district website, www.martinschools.org.