EVENTS The school district's Consolidated College Fair will be held Sept. 22 at Bluffton High School. Juniors and seniors from seven high schools, including local private high schools, will attend. Students will meet with college counselors from more than 75 colleges. Details: Kelly Homan, 843-706-8906
HELPING HANDS DoSomething.org 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: www.staplesforstudents.org
EVENTS The SADD Club will be conducting an environmental scan from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The students will be doing a survey on the number of alcohol and tobacco ads and product placement in local convenience stores, grocery stores and drug stores. Details: Mrs. Grooms, 843-322-5580
HELPING HANDS The SADD Club is collecting shoeboxes of all sizes for Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes can be dropped off in the front office with Mrs. Grooms.
OTHER 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 Students who are 18 should see Mrs. Grooms in the front office to register to vote.
EVENTS Interact Club will vote for officers at 1 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a ninth-grade parents meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Learning Center.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS If your child recieves 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. Thursday. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group for residents of Beaufort County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Beaufort Elementary. Childcare is provided.
OTHER Beaufort Elementary school held two assemblies to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sept. 9. Representatives from city government and the Beaufort Fire and Police departments were invited. Parents and students who have family members serving in the military were recognized during the assemblies.
OTHER The district is now offering an instructional text-messaging service for middle and high school students. Students will receive instructional content, such as an SAT word of the day or a math problem of the day, through the service. To subscribe, text "subscribe" to 68453. Text message fees apply. Details: www.school
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The first SIC meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the media center.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
OTHER The school commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in a ceremony in the memorial garden Friday. Invited guests included Senator Tom Davis, school board chairman Fred Washington Jr., Police Chief Matt Clancy and Representative Shannon Erickson. The school's string quintet performed, as did eighth-grade drama students.
EVENTS The school's 100th birthday celebration is planned for Sept. 24.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
EVENTS 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: email@example.com
OTHER 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. Cost is $72. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-379-0123 ext. 264
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The school's garden has been designated a Certified Wildlife Habitation by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. The garden received the certification because it provides the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to survive: food, water, cover and places to raise young. Special thanks go to Frank Seguin for his work on the garden and Michael Brock for seeking the certification.
EVENTS 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. today at Cat Island Pub. The cost is $10 per adult. Money raised will be given to the family. School picture day is Friday. Details: 843-522-2163
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS If your child recieves 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. Wednesday.
REUNIONS/ALUMNI 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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