EVENTS The Beaufort County School District will host the Back To School Expo 2011 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Whale Branch Early College High School, 169 Seabrook Road, Seabrook. The free event will feature health and wellness activities, informational roundtables, games, prizes and food. Durham School Services will provide free transportation; call 843-322-5451. Details: 843-322-5451, 843-322-5417 Area students in kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to participate in the Beaufort County School District's free virtual summer school program. Students can work on individual areas of need or prepare for the coming school year by using a Web-based tool during the eight-week program this summer. Students will complete CompassLearning sequences in math and language arts for each week of summer school. The program will be available through Aug. 5. Registration is available at goo.gl/kUfQJ. The Bluffton Eagle Action Committee is hosting a Back to School Fun Day for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Sam Bennett Sports Complex on Buck Island Road. There will be music, food, activities, face painting and school supplies giveaways. The Bluffton Township Fire District and Bluffton Police Department will be participating. The committee is also looking for donations and volunteers. Details: Sharon Brown, 843-368-6755, email@example.com
OTHER Teachers from Ridgeland Middle School and Bluffton High School were among 15 teachers from Coastal Georgia and South Carolina who participated in the second annual Coastal Savannah Writing Project Summer Institute in Writing hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University. Participating teachers worked on their own writing skills, learned about the latest research on teaching writing, and planned and presented strategy workshops to their peers. Details: www.cswp.armstrong.edu The University of South Carolina's University Test Prep program and University of South Carolina Beaufort are teaming up to offer a SAT/ACT test prep program at USCB's Hilton Head Gateway Campus in Bluffton. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1-4. The program is intended to help rising ninth- through 12th-graders. Lunch, course materials (including the official SAT and ACT textbooks), workbooks and interactive online comprehensive review sessions in September will be provided. Registration is required. Details: 803-777-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://discover.sc.edu/ Beaufort County School District will require proof of residency for all students for the 2011-12 school year. Each student will be required to complete an enrollment packet that will be available at the school. Proof of residency for all students must be provided. Details: www.beaufort.k12.sc.us
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
OTHER Applications for permits to park on school property for the 2011-12 school year will be taken for 12th grade only from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and for 11th and 12th grades from 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 4. Students or parents must appear personally at the school to apply and must have completed the district-mandated re-enrollment forms required this year. Students who miss this opportunity must wait until the first week of school during lunch to apply for any available spaces at that time. Students must be enrolled at Bluffton High and be in 11th or 12th grade; have completed the re-enrollment packet; have paid any financial obligations to the school; present a valid driver's license, car registration and proof of insurance; complete the school's parking application; secure a parent's signature or bring a signed parental permission note; and pay the $15 application fee.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Eighth and ninth grade orientation will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 4. The first day of school is Aug. 15.
OTHER Rising eighth- and ninth-grader registration will be from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4. New student registration for the coming school year will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the school. Extended Learning Days will be Aug. 1-5.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
OTHER Summer office hours are available at www.hhca.org.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS First grade "meet and greet" will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 12; second through fifth grade "meet and greet" will be from 1-3:30 p.m. The first day of school is Aug. 15. Picture day is Sept. 8.
OTHER Extended Learning Days will be Aug. 1-5. The cost of elementary lunch will rise to $1.45. The changes will only affect the cost of lunch, not breakfast.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Two seniors recently received scholarships from Public Tennis. Holli Selman received the Natalie Braden Scholarship sponsored by Carole and Bill Mottel. Holli will attend the University of Massachusets in the fall. She is the daughter of Aaron and Randi Selman. Lindsey Burke was awarded The Public Tennis Scholarship. Lindsey was The South Carolina School Tennis Player of the Year as well as captain of the four-time state championship team from Hilton Head High. Lindsey will attend and play tennis for Washington and Lee University. She is the daughter of Millie and David Burke.
EVENTS Strive to Excel's Hawkfest 2011 back-to-school community festival will be held from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mitchelville Beach Park on Hilton Head Island. Craft vendors are invited to participate. A booth with table, two chairs and a tent is $100; access to electricity is available for an additional $50. Details: Amy Metzger, 843-689-4982; www.strive2excel.org
OTHER The school is enrolling new students for the 2011-12 school year which begins on Aug. 15. Details: Sandy Atkins, 843-689-4922 Physicals for Hilton Head Island High School and Hilton Head Island Middle School will be given at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the high school fieldhouse. Cost will be $10 in cash. Any athlete that wishes to participate in any sport must have a physical on file with the athletic department, and these physicals must be done yearly. The physical for the 2011-2012 school year must be dated after April 1 of 2011. Details: Shawn Zink, 843-298-0595
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Teacher Lawrence Tavino recently participated in Confratute 2011, the international conference/institure on educating gifted and talented students, at the University of Connecticut.
OTHER Physicals for Hilton Head Island High School and Hilton Head Island Middle School will be given at 5 p.m. July 27 at the high school fieldhouse. Cost will be $10 in cash. Any athlete that wishes to participate in any sport must have a physical on file with the athletic department, and these physicals must be done yearly. The physical for the 2011-2012 school year must be dated after April 1 of 2011. Details: Shawn Zink, 843-298-0595
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
OTHER Summer office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. For information on summer programs, go to www.hhprep.org or contact Liz Nash at 843-671-2286, ext. 327, or email@example.com.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
OTHER Summer camp for primary and elementary students will be
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS An open houe will be from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 12. It will feature a uniform exchange.
OTHER The school will be registering students from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Tuesday-Thursday and from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Bring two proofs of residency.
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org