Gazette Class Notes for March 21

March 21, 2011 

District needs supplies for migrant students

Each summer, the Beaufort County School District hosts the largest migrant education program in South Carolina, providing educational services for school-aged youth at St. Helena Elementary School and for older students at migrant camps.

Each student receives instruction in basic English, math, health and life skills. Some students also receive a welcome package with basic school supplies, a Spanish/English dictionary and toiletries.

The district is collecting school supplies and travel-size toiletries for those students. Items can be dropped off at St. Helena Elementary School, the school district office on Mink Point Boulevard or the S.C. Coastal Community Development Corporation on St. Helena Island.

Details: Terry Bennett, 843-322-2332 or

Battery Creek group to host free youth summit

Battery Creek High School's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter will hold a free Youth Empowerment Summit at the school from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m., when students will have a chance to win door prizes.

Students from middle and high schools, both public and private, are invited.

Step teams from local schools will perform and motivational speaker Alton Jamison from Suffolk, Va., will speak. Workshops on topics such as bullying and financial literacy will be offered.

Details: or 843-322-5500

District fundraiser to benefit local schools

The Beaufort County School District Foundation for Educational Excellence will hosts its annual fundraiser "Celebrate Inspiration!" from 6 to 9 p.m. April 29 at The Mall at Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island. Proceeds will benefit enrichment activities for students in local public schools.

The event will feature international and Lowcountry cuisine, cooking demonstrations, music, live and silent auctions and a cash bar with beer and wine.

A 1989 graduate of Hilton Head Island High School, chef David Vincent Young of Roastfish & Cornbread, will be honored at the event.

Cost is $35 a person and tickets can be purchased through the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry's website,

Details: www.foundationed

Beaufort Memorial to give out scholarships

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is offering two scholarships to help people interested in entering certain health professions.

The baccalaureate scholarship is for the following careers: nursing, medical technology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The scholarship totals $15,000 over four years.

The associate degree scholarship is for the following careers: nursing, radiologic technician, physical therapy assistant and medical laboratory technician. The scholarship totals $3,000 over two years.

The deadline for applications is May 1. For an application, e-mail Chris Watson at


  • The Interact Club meets Wednesdays after school. Details: Mr. Kinsey, 843-322-5500

  • The cap and gown delivery date is Tuesday during lunches. Orders must be paid in cash or money order payable to Jostens.

  • Spirit Nights at Jersey Mike's Subs on Robert Smalls Parkway will be from 4-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Ten percent of all sales will support the school's Athletic Booster Club. The next Spirit Night is Thursday.

  • A PTSO meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center. Students who made the honor roll for the second grading period will be recognized.

  • SADD Club cookbooks are on sale for $10. Order forms are available in the front office. The club also is selling Shamrocks for MDA for $1 through March. Details: 843-322-5580

  • Beaufort Art Association Spring Exhibit winners include students Latisha Stokes, Jasmine Simons-Brown, Caitlin Sedrick and Christian Flores.

  • The BCHS PTSO is having a membership drive. Forms are available in the front office. Dues are $5 a person or $10 a family.

  • The Athletics Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. April 4 in the cafeteria.

  • The School Improvement Council will meet April 13 in the media center.

  • The SADD Club will participate in the Belk Charity Day Sale on April 16. Coupons can be purchased for $5 from any member.

  • Prom will be April 23. Reservation forms are in the front office. Details: Ms. Smith at 843-322-5543.


  • Kindergarten orientation for parents will be from 8:30-10 a.m. April 5 at the school. Parents can learn about the kindergarten program, meet staff and tour classrooms. Registration will be April 4-8.


  • A free workshop about Attention Deficit Disorder for parents of children with special needs will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday<FEFF> at Robert Smalls Middle School. Topics include understanding ADD/ADHD, functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. To register, call 1-800-759-4776 or 803-772-5688.

  • Registration for public pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs for the 2011-12 school year will be March 28-April 1. Find screenings for pre-kindergarten candidates will be April 4 through April 8. Details: 843-521-2399 or call the nearest public elementary school.

  • The school district honored 23 high school seniors for outstanding academic performance at its annual Senior Scholars Banquet. Those receiving the recognition maintained a 3.5 grade point average, held a spot in the top 10 percent of their class and earned at least an 85 average during each quarter of their high school courses. Students honored were: Ashley Barrett, Hayden Lovette, Ryan Youmans, Sean Bartlett, Madeleine Mayer, Zachary Benue, Allyson Morgan, Theresa Bishop, Catherine Moya, Daniel Carothers, Claire Neal, Melissa Damas, Andrew Nickerl, Sara Gauby, Kelsey Phillips, Marian Hohenwarter, James Ranger, Kireston Hutton, Taryn Richardson, Sarah Jarecki, Alexander Sheppard, Leilany Lopez-Bueso and Haley Stuligross.


  • The School Improvement Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the media center. Parents, teachers, students and community members are welcome. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. April 12.

  • The Booster Club is accepting donations for a yard sale to support Beaufort High athletes. Donations may be dropped off at the Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District, 237 Sea Island Parkway. Pick-ups are available for large items by calling Benji at 843-986-7169, John at 843-812-1083, Scott at 843-321-0944, David at 843-575-7470 or Will at 843-252-9051. The yard sale will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30 at the school.


  • Read Across the USA logs are due Tuesday.

  • Science Fair judges will evaluate projects Wednesday . Projects will be available for viewing by parents and families from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday in the gym.

  • The Lego Club meets at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the art room.

  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • Report cards will be sent home Friday.


  • A Booster Club meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the media center.


  • New students entering for the 2011-12 school year can register from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. beginning April 4. All students entering pre-kindergarten must attend a Child Find screening April 4-8. Appointments for Child Find can be made beginning today. To schedule an appointment, call 843-322-2900.


  • The third quarter ends March 21.

  • Eighth-grade kayaking trips will be Wednesday and March 30.

  • The art club meets at 3:15 p.m. Friday and April 1 in the art room.

  • No school March 28 for parent-teacher conferences.

  • Open enrollment for the 2011-12 school year has begun and space is available in all classes, including the new 3-year-old program. Forms are available in the main office. Details: 843-522-2163,

  • The St. Peter "Diggers Club" -- a garden club -- is seeking adult volunteers for their Tuesday meetings to help with plantings, weeding and maintaining the school garden. The club also seeks donations of plants and flowers. Details: Bonnie Goltz, 843-522-2163

  • Report cards will be distributed March 29.

  • Students in grades five and eight will be take the ACRE Standardized Test on March 31. The Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education evaluates the effectiveness of the religion program at the school. Details: or call 843-522-2163.

  • Picture Day is April 1.

  • New discount cards are for sale in the school's main office and the parish office. The $10 cards provide discounts at about 50 local businesses. Details: 843-522-2163.


  • The writing portion of the PASS test will be administered to fifth-graders Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • The third-quarter behavior celebration will be Friday.

  • Extended learning time will be March 28-April 1.


  • Bob Sabellico, a guitarist, composer and producer from Nashville, Tenn., will perform at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's gym. He will also conduct guitar workshops for music classes. This will be the fourth in a series of fine art performances made possible by the support of Mrs. G's Music Foundation. The performance is open to the public. Details: 843-726-3673,


  • The school will host its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Literacy Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The event includes books, skits, games, prizes and dinner.


  • The Beaufort High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20th reunion July 29-30 in Beaufort. It includes a meet and greet, family cookout and "White Affair Social." The cost is $75 for singles and $115 for couples and families. That rate can be discounted to $100 if paid in full by April 1. Money orders or cashier's checks should be made payable to Beaufort High School Class of 1991 Reunion and sent to P.O. Box 1991, Beaufort, SC 29901. Volunteers are needed for reunion committees. Details:, or contact Tomeka Mitchell-Watson at 843-838-4643 or Tarsha Smith at 843-263-1260.

  • The Beaufort High School Class of 1958 Tidal Wave Breakfast Club meetings are at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. Details: 843-525-1822, 843-524-8903

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