Gazette Class Notes for May 23

May 23, 2011 

Panel to discuss public school choice

The Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association will host a panel discussion called "County School Choices and Funding: Why Parents Want Choices and How They Are Funded" at 6 p.m. May 31 at the Holiday Inn Beaufort on Boundary Street.

The event will include discussion of the Beaufort County School District's efforts to increase the diversity of its academic offerings by providing traditional schools, magnet programs, schools of choice and Riverview Charter School. District superintendent Valerie Truesdale, parents, principals and other public officials will participate.

Details: Jack Little,


  • Spirit Nights at Jersey Mikes 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.

  • A powder puff football game between the class of 2011 and the class of 2012 will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the stadium. Admission is $5. Details: Rachel Beach or Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580


  • A fundraiser dinner to benefit the AMES Academy will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. The meal of chicken or pork and sides, catered by One Hot Mama's of Hilton Head Island, is available for eat-in or take-out. The school also will present a showcase at 6 p.m. Details: Dana Christensen, 843-322-2644 or


  • Student Charlotte Bellomy placed first in the state and fifth nationally in a contest for third-year French students, the national American Association of Teachers of French Grand Concours. Her sister, Chelsea, placed fifth in the state.


  • A School Improvement Council meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. today.

  • New parent tours of BMS will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Call the guidance department for details.

  • Sixth-graders will take walking tours of downtown Beaufort on Tuesday and Thursday.

  • The spring concert will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • Yearbooks will be distributed Friday.


  • Fathers and students of the Beaufort chapter of All Pro Dad will gather at 7:30 a.m. June 3 for their monthly Dad's Day breakfast at the school. All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national nonprofit organization. More than 75 fathers and kids came to the first breakfast at Coosa Elementary. Details: or Mike, 843-986-4191


  • The district will celebrate and honor its military contributions, especially its four-star generals, during a Military Appreciation Day today. The performing arts centers at Ridgeland and Hardeeville schools will be dedicated to Gen. Lloyd W. Newton and the late Gen. Jacob E. Smart at 10 a.m. in the Ridgeland High School gym. A short parade will begin at 9 a.m.


  • The volunteer luncheon will be from noon-1 p.m. today.

  • Artist-in-residence Kami Kinard will visit all grade levels today through Friday.

  • Field Day and Invitational Osprey Run is Tuesday.

  • The kindergarten field trip to Hunting Island will be Wednesday.

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

  • A MAP Movie Field Trip is Thursday for students who met their academic growth goals.

  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • A Hollywood Party will be Friday. Students may come to school dressed like a movie star or their favorite movie character.


  • Science teachers Daniel Liegey, Aaron Hirsch, Deborah Clark, Eric Mohrman and Sharon Singleton participated in a project called "Teachers in the Workplace Using WorkKeys Estimator" by spending time at Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division's Beaufort plant. They shadowed employees to gain understanding of the skills essential to the job and produced a report to help the company select qualified applicants to fill future vacancies.

  • The athletics banquet will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

  • Field Day/Spring Fling will be Friday.

  • The first PTO Spring Carnival will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

  • The Superintendent's Cup presentation will be Friday.

  • There will be no school May 30.

  • A fifth-grade STEM field trip will be June 2-3.

  • The eighth-grade social will be from 6:30-9 p.m. June 4.


  • Friday is Field Day.


  • Third-graders will take a field trip to downtown Beaufort on Wednesday.

  • The school will perform "Alice in Wonderland" at 7 p.m. Thursday and again at 5:30 p.m. Friday as a dinner theater in the Walsh-Palmetto Room. Tickets are $10. Details: Wendy Lacombe, 843-522-2163

  • Kindergarten graduation will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Walsh-Palmetto Room.

  • There will be no school May 30.

  • The sports banquet will be at 5 p.m. May 31 in the Walsh-Palmetto Room.

  • Eighth-grade graduation will be at 6:30 p.m. June 1 in the church. Details: Heather Rembold, 843-522-2163

  • The last day of school is June 3. Dismissal will be at noon. Families needing extended child care services must contact the main office. Details: 843-522-2163

  • Field Day is June 3. Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up. Details: Coach Claire, 843-522-2163


  • Field Day for grades two and three will be Tuesday.

  • Field Day for grades four and five will be Wednesday.

  • Field Day for grades kindergarten and one will be Thursday.

  • The spring concert will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the gym.

  • Students in grades three and four will participate in Gullah Festival on Friday.

  • No school May 30.


  • Junior Bennett Tullos took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and met the requirements to enter the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million program entrants.


  • The STEM Showcase will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Schools participating include Whale Branch and Lady's Island middle schools, St. Helena Elementary and the AMES Academy.


  • The Robert Smalls Association will host a pre-Memorial Day Dance from 9 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. May 30 at the Quality Inn in Beaufort. A $15 donation is requested, with proceeds to benefit a scholarship fund. Details: Edgar Williams, 843-846-8629; Linda Robinson, 843-521-4490

  • The Battery Creek High School Class of 2001 will hold its 10-year reunion Friday through Sunday. Events include a Friday meet and greet and Saturday picnic. Cost is $40 for adults and free for children. Details: Shamere Wilson Young,; Tiffanne Mahomes, 843-812-6045

  • The Beaufort High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20th reunion July 29 and 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. 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:; Tomeka Mitchell-Watson, 843-838-4643; Tarsha Smith, 843-263-1260

  • The Battery Creek and Beaufort high schools Class of 1981 will hold a combined 30-year reunion Sept. 1-4. Events include a meet-and-greet, tailgate party, family fun day and a formal event with dinner and dancing. Details: 843-252-9419, 843-521-0621

  • 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
  • To submit to Class Notes, send at least 10 days before the event date to with Class Notes as subject line; Features, Class Notes,. Box 399, Beaufort, SC 29901.

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