Gazette Class Notes for April 4

April 4, 2011 

BHS robotics club takes third at regionals

The Beaufort High School Eaglebots competed March 26 against 30 teams at the Southeast Regional VEX Robotics Championships hosted by Georgia Tech Savannah. The Eaglebots, who won the event last year, fell just short of defending their title and returning to this year's International Championship in Orlando. In an intense semi-final match to advance to the finals against eventual champion Brunswick Career Academy, the Eaglebots battled fiercely but came up short, 31-32.

"Our student engineers gave it their very best," coach Doug Plank said. "All four of the teams we entered worked intensely all year designing, developing and programming their robots with this event in mind. We are very proud of their performance. When the event was over, students shook hands, packed up the tool boxes and began discussing what was next, like true professionals."

Team members included Kodiak Clatterbuck, Josh Morgan, Cody Weyandt, Paul Beer, Josh Cole, Ed Watson, Zack Suda, Michael Shipper, Richard Rottett, Amanda Benoit, Brian Bartholf, Jon Marc Levine and Schrader Doray. BHS graduate Matthew Fisher returned as a mentor-coach.

Battery Creek group to hold 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.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. 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: desiree.mungin@beaufort.k12.sc.us, 843-322-5500

BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

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

    BEAUFORT ACADEMY

  • The school will offer an SAT Prep course open to all students in the community designed to prepare students for the June 4 administration of the SAT. The six-week course will meet from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, from April 16 through May 28, in the Learning Center on the BA campus. Cost is $350 and includes the textbook. Details: 843-524-3393, www.beaufort academy.org

    BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

    BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Child Find screenings for pre-kindergarten candidates will be today through Friday. Details: 843-521-2399 or call the nearest public elementary school

    BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL

  • The National French Honor Society is raising money to provide relief in Japan by collecting money school-wide. This follows the group's success last year in raising $1,000 in response to the earthquake in Haiti and donating the money to Food for the Hungry. Contributions may also be left at the school's main office. Details: 843-441-0875.

    BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • BMS will hold "Hoops for Heart" on Friday. Students will collect donations for the American Heart Association to pay for research and programs to combat heart disease and stroke.

    LADY'S ISLAND MIDDLE AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS

  • Baseball and softball games will be Tuesday and Thursday.

  • A track meet will be Wednesday.

  • Spring MAP testing will be today through April 29.

    MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • New students entering for the 2011-2012 school year can register from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. beginning today. All students entering pre-kindergarten must attend a Child Find screening this week. To schedule an appointment, call 843-322-2900.

    ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL

  • The school will host live Stations of the Cross for the parish at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the church. Details: Mrs. Rembold, 843-522-2163

  • The next eighth grade kayaking trips will be Wednesday and April 13.

  • The soccer teams will travel to Beaufort Academy today. The girls will play at 4 p.m. and the boys will play at 5 p.m. The school will host Hilton Head Preparatory School on Thursday. The girls will play at 4:30 p.m. and the boys will play at 5:30 p.m. Details: Coach Claire, 843-522-2163, ext. 514

  • The 2011-2012 Discount Cards are on sale in the main office and parish office. Cost is $10 a card and there are more than 50 vendors listed including The Chocolate Tree, Upper Crust, Chick-fil-A, the UPS Store and Goodyear Tire. Details: 842-522-2163
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