Gazette Class Notes for Aug. 1

August 1, 2011 

Jasper schools to hold open house

Jasper County School District's back-to-school celebration open house is Aug. 14.

Ridgeland and Hardeeville elementary schools will have visitations from 3 to 5 p.m.

Ridgeland and Hardeeville middle and high schools will have visitations from 4 to 6 p.m.

Details: www.jcsd.net

Stars, Staples join to supply students

DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with the stars from ABC Family for the Staples for Students Do Something for kids in need national school supply drive.

Beaufort-area teens are encouraged to collect school supplies and drop them off at the nearest Staples store through Sept. 17. Staples customers will be able to get involved by donating $1 or more at any Staples store.

All school supplies and donations will be given locally to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

Details: www.staplesforstudents.org

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Verizon Wireless stores will be accepting new school supplies to give students back-to-school essentials through Aug. 15. The items collected will help local organizations serving underprivileged and low-income youth throughout the Lowcountry. Customers and employees are encouraged to donate No. 2 pencils, magic markers, colored pencils, plastic rulers, spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, white glue, dry erase markers, pocket folders, construction paper, pencil bags, erasers, index cards and children's scissors.

  • 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 the Hilton Head Gateway Campus in Bluffton. The course will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Thursday. 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, testprep@mailbox.sc.edu, www.discover.sc.edu

  • BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

  • The SADD Club is collecting boxes of tissues for the upcoming start of school. Donations may be left in the front office with Mrs. Grooms through Saturday. SADD cookbooks are also available for $10 in the office.

  • Members of the class of 2011 can order a graduation video for $25. To order, call 843-522-2000. Details: Mrs. Grooms, 843-322-5580

  • New Student Orientation will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in the McVey Performing Arts Center. Parents/guardians and freshmen should plan to visit teachers in their classrooms following the presentation.

  • Freshman pictures will be taken from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 in the cafeteria. Sophomore and junior pictures will be taken from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9. Once the photo has been taken each student should take his/her photo ticket to guidance to receive his/her schedule and locker assignment. Students should then report upstairs (D-Hall) to the bookroom for his/her books.

  • Seniors will receive their schedules and locker assignments from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 8 in the cafeteria. Once students have received their schedules, they should then report upstairs (D-Hall) to the bookroom for his/her books.

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • 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

  • JAMES J. DAVIS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

  • Meet the Teacher Night will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday . Parents and students are invited to attend.

  • School begins at 8 a.m. Thursday.

  • ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • School begins for students at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. An open house will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym. Parents, guardians and students will get to meet teachers and tour the school. There will also be information tables set up with activities for the year.

  • WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Meet the Teacher Night will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Parents and students are invited to attend.

  • School begins at 8 a.m. Thursday.

  • REUNIONS/ALUMNI

  • 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

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