EVENTS The school district's Consolidated College Fair will be held Thursday 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
OTHER There will be admission fair for 18 boarding schools from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Westin Hilton Head. The Beaufort County School District is now offering a text-messaging service for parents and students. The district will use the service to provide timely and relevant information for parents. Students will also receive instructional content, such as an SAT word of the day, through the service. To subscribe, text "subscribe" to 68453. Also, ensure that the school district has your cellphone number in the student infortmation database by contacting your school. Text message fees apply. Details: www.schoolmessenger.com/tm
EVENTS The Interact Club is sponsoring a blood drive for The Lowcountry Blood Alliance. The drive will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 27. Community members are welcome to donate blood.
HELPING HANDS 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. Members of the varsity football team recently visited Broad River Elementary School and Robert Smalls Middle School. Football players Jayron Sneed, Javon Livingston, David Ratliff, Leroy Jennette and Ben Lee visited with third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Broad River Elementary for more than an hour. They read books to students, explained the responsibility of being a high-school athlete and spent time with students during lunch. Varsity football players, Warren Lawyer, Thomas Hill, Ben Lee, Jayron Sneed, Javon Livingston, Caleb Harris and Trevon Heyward visited with students at Robert Smalls Middle School. The players ate lunch with members of the Robert Smalls Middle School football team, and discussed the importance of doing homework timely, keeping a clean discipline record and how to build a winning team. The players rotated from table to table to meet as many middle school players as possible. All the players were accompanied by Head Coach Jim Shuman.
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 There is a Parents Association meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Junior and Senior Internship applications are due Thursday.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS AMES Parent Night is 6 p.m. today
in the Seagull Cafe. There will be an
Internet-safety presentation by Eve Heaton. After the presentation, fifth-grade AMES parents will discuss the trip to NASA and third- and fourth-grade AMES parents will visit classrooms. The first SIC meeting of the year is at noon Sept. 27 in the principal's conference room. Career day will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 22. Speakers will speak to classes about various careers and tools needed for those careers. Parent-teacher conferences are from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 20 or 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 21. Contact your child's teacher to schedule a conference. Activities will be available for children as parents participate in the Oct. 20 conferences.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The first SIC meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Yearbook sign-up day is Wednesday. During homeroom, all students will fill out a yearbook order form indicating whether they want to order a yearbook. To order online, parents can click on the link on the school website. School picture day is Wednesday.
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS School picture day is Wednesday. Students must wear their uniforms.
OTHER Send used books to the library for the annual book swap. The swap will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 27.
PORT ROYAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The school's 100th birthday celebration is planned for Saturday.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
EVENTS The Fall Book Fair begins at 6 p.m. today with a pizza party in the Commons. The fair will be open Tuesday through Friday. To volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
EVENTS ITBS testing is Sept. 26-30. On Sept. 30, students will be dismissed at noon. The St. Peter Catholic Bazaar will be Oct. 1. Details: 843-522-2163
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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