Gazette Class Notes for Sept. 5

September 5, 2011 

Nursing students repaint center

Several University of South Carolina Beaufort nursing students and faculty spent a recent Saturday morning repainting The Recovery Center, an outpatient day treatment facility in Beaufort.

Nursing students frequently assist at the Recovery Center, and have often remarked that the space needed sprucing up, according to a news release from the university.

The nursing program gathered donations of paint and materials from Lowe's and Home Depot. Gilman Floors in Bluffton also donated new flooring.

Then they went to work painting the once pink interior blue. Nursing students will participate in other community service projects this year, too.



  • and Staples are teaming up with 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:



  • Senior portrait makeup day is Saturday by appointment only. Seniors will need to pay a sitting fee of $30. Details: Mrs. Grooms, 843-322-5580

  • Volleyball tickets will be on sale Monday through Tuesday at all lunches. Two tickets will be sold for $5 this week.

  • Junior Varsity football tickets will be on sale Wednesday and Thursday at all lunches. Two tickets will be sold for $6 this week.


  • The SADD Club of Battery Creek High School is collecting shoeboxes of all sizes for Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes can be dropped off in the front office with Mrs. Grooms.


  • Students who are 18 should see Mrs. Grooms in the front office to register to vote.



  • Back-to-School Bingo for all current students and their families is Tuesday. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. There will be free child care for children younger than age 4.

  • School and sports team pictures will be taken Wednesday.

  • The campus will have several special events Friday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, including a display of 3,000 flags in honor of the people who died in the terrorist attacks.



  • If your child receives free or reduced lunch and you'd like them to receive free tutoring after school, plan to attend the Supplemental Educational Services Fair at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15.



  • There will be an open house from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Parents are

  • cordially invited to meet the teachers, pick up Spring HSAP scores (proof of residency must be on file) and get registration information for the school website (parents must bring IDs for this process). School clubs and activities will be showcased. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served.

  • The first BHS SIC meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the media center.



  • The Charleston Wrap fall fundraiser is under way. It began Aug. 22 and will last through Tuesday.



  • The Fall Book Fair begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 with a pizza party in the Commons. The fair will be open Tuesday through Friday of that week. To volunteer:


  • Volleyball is being offered to sixth and seventh graders through Tidewatch. To join, you must have a completed Tidewatch enrollment form, which are available online and in the front office. Classes will be from 3:15-4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 8. The cost is $72. Details: nwohlwend@river or 843-379-0123 ext. 264



  • There is a fundraiser planned to help a student's family offset some recent hospital costs. A spaghetti dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Cat Island Pub. The cost is $10 an adult. All the money raised will be given to the family.

  • School picture day is Sept. 16.



  • If your child receives free or reduced lunch and you'd like them to receive free tutoring after school, plan to attend the Supplemental Educational Services Fair at 5 p.m. Sept. 14.


  • 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:,, or

  • 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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