OTHER Child Find screenings for pre-kindergarten candidates will be this week. Details: www.beaufort.k12.sc.usThe Art League of Hilton Head awards a $2,000 one-time scholarship to a graduating high school senior of a Hilton Head high school, who has been accepted into an accredited art school or a college where he/she will be majoring in the visual arts. Applications can be downloaded from the Art League website, www.artleaguehhi.org. Deadline for application is April 11. Review of applications will be on April 25. Details: Juliana Kim, 843-842-8426
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS MAP testing begins today. SIC meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
OTHER Kindergarten orientation will be at 9 a.m. April 28.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS MAP testing begins today. The second annual Bingo and Barbeque will be held Friday in the cafeteria. The talent show will be held May 27. Tryouts will be held Thursday and Friday. Students must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. from the cafeteria. Acts can include comedians, magic acts, rap groups, singing, dancing, etc. All performances should be school-appropriate and last no longer than 2 minutes, 30 seconds. A Strive To Excel Teen Health Symposium for seventh-graders will be held Saturday. There will be a MAP/PASS parent meeting at 6 p.m. April 18 in the cafeteria. PTO meets at 5 p.m. and SIC meets at 6 p.m. April 26 in the media center.
HELPING HANDS Tuesdays are "Eat Out for Bluffton Middle Nights." Eat out on a Tuesday night at either Giuseppi's or Cheeburger Cheeburger and let them know you are from Bluffton Middle School. Volunteers are needed to work with the Drama Club. Details: 843-707-0700, www.beaufort.k12.sc.us The Stang Council will be running a schoolwide coin drive for our local Make-A-Wish Foundation this week. If the school collects $200, there will be a 50 percent off day at the student store for a day (including spirit shirts and sweatshirts). If the school collects $300 or more, there also will be a free schoolwide jeans day. Details: http://sc.wish.org
OTHER MAP testing begins today and PASS testing will begin May 9. The Prepdog website -- www.prepdog.com -- has been shared with us by parents as an excellent resource for use at home with students. There will be a parent meeting at 6 p.m. April 18 in the cafeteria. Parents can learn more about MAP terminology, Lexiles, DesCartes, Goal Setting and Student Progress Reports, Typical/Target growth, Compass Odyssey, and see examples of test items. PASS testing information will also be discussed. Fourth-quarter progress reports will go home April 29.
BRANCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
EVENTS Family chapel for kindergarten through eighth grade will be Wednesday. The Boosterthon Run Run will be Wednesday. The preschool will run at 9 a.m. and the lower/middle school will run beginning at 9:45 a.m.
HELPING HANDS The sixth grade will be helping out in the Church of the Cross Food Bank on Tuesday.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC/PTO meet at 5:30 p.m. April 25 in the media center.
OTHER Fourth-quarter progress reports are sent home April 29.
EVENTS The senior class will be sponsoring an ice cream sundae fundraiser on Wednesday in the school lobby. Money raised will benefit the Senior Prom, themed "Casino Royale," which will be held at the Shipyard Beach Club on Saturday.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS Moms in Touch prayer group meets today in the Uniform Exchange. Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets at 7 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Moms at Prayer meets at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Uniform Exchange. Scholastic Book Fair runs through Friday. Students in first through fourth grade are invited to attend the Accelerated Read & Feed event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center. Parents should accompany their children. Spiritual Emphasis Days for middle school and upper school are Thursday and Friday. Ninth-grade students will be attending the Disney Youth Education Series on June 13-16. The first deposit is due Friday. Admissions Open House drop in is from 8:30-11:15 a.m. April 14. Prospective families are invited to see teaching and learning at a college preparatory Christian school.
HELPING HANDS Zonta and Key Club members from Hilton Head Christian Academy and other local schools are hosting a morning of fun and activities for special needs individuals in our community Friday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Spring MAP testing begins Tuesday. The Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibition will be held at The Mall at Shelter Cove on Saturday-April 16. The opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday. SIC/PTA meet at 5 p.m. April 11 in L356. The first grade performance will be at 6:30 p.m. April 11 in the yellow gym.
ENRICHMENT Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders will be attending a live performance by the Atlantic Coast Theatre of "The Adventures of Eco-Man" on Thursday. After the performance, the fourth-graders will participate in a basics of acting workshop.
OTHER Saturday Power School dates are Saturday, April 16 and 30 and May 7. Spaces are limited. Details: 843-342-4100
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
EVENTS MAP testing for grades one through five will be today through Apri 29.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Parent University will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16. All parents are welcome. Breakout sessions will focus on CPR basics, fitness for life, financial fitness for parents, finding money for college and more. Pre-register online on the school website or register that morning at 8 a.m. Details: Dianne Morgan, 843-689-4811 Slice of American Pie will present "An All-American Tour" at 7 p.m. April 28-29 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for adults. Money raised benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Details: Alex Orischak, 843-298-2223 Prom will be from 8 p.m.-midnight April 30 at the Crown Plaza Resort in Shipyard Plantation. The theme is "Cities at Midnight." Tickets cost $55 through today and $60 from April 4-25. Students that attend prom will be required to go to a presentation by Dudley and Ferebee Ruffalo at 8 a.m. April 28 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. A makeup date is at 9 a.m. April 30. All parents of promgoers must attend one of the two sessions.
OTHER Four $500 scholarships will be awarded by the school's PTSO to seniors whose leadership in activities and organizations while at school have enriched the lives of others and the school community. Applicants must submit an essay and PTSO Leadership, Activities and Community Service Form.
More information and the form are available on the main page of the school's website and on the PTSO page. All information must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. May 2 in a sealed envelope to 12th grade counselor Bob Latourelle. Details: Jan Davis-Vater, email@example.com
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Upper School Orchestra students Cole Gardocki, Marc Halseth, Sarah Hancock, Marcus Hindall, Ester Jung, Chris Kunz, Toks Pedro, Christine Quinn, Marvin Rodriguez, Nicole Roos, John Sheehan, Carlie Van, Jared Woodson and Patricio Yunga recently participated in the South Carolina Concert Festival Orchestra competition in Myrtle Beach. Under the direction of Orchestra Director Catherine Klimoff, the students performed three prepared pieces and were given one piece to sight read on the spot. The orchestra was awarded the second highest score at this state level competition.
EVENTS The Lower School Parent Network Meeting is at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Lower School Commons.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS MAP testing begins today for kindergarten-fifth grade. First Federal's Squirrel Club will be at the school from 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesday. There will be a volunteer luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the school gym for all volunteers who have made reservations with the PTO. BINGO Night will be 6:30-8 p.m. Friday for all students and parents. Students can wear spirit shirts Friday.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Spirit Day is every Friday. Students can wear Sea Pines Montessori logo clothing to school. Students will dedicate the "Red Rish" art sculpture made from recycled materials to the Town of Hilton Head in celebration of the Town of Hilton Head Island recycling initiatives at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday.
OTHER Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534
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