Gazette Class Notes for Sept. 26

September 26, 2011 

Battery Creek athletes visit elementary schools

Battery Creek High School atheltes recently visted two elementary schools.

Members of the swim team met with students at Beaufort Elementary School on Sept. 9. The swimmers ate lunch with winners of the Shell Contest, a reward program for good behavior at the elementary school. Swimmers Krystyn Kibler, Sarah Kardohely, Justin Hague-Townsend and Tres Sanders talked with the younger students about being a high school athlete and the importance of being involved in school. Coach Lydia Williams accompanied the swimmers.

Shanklin Elementary School students were treated to a visit from cross country team members. Alexis Miller, Michael Evans, Mikaila Fry, Willie Brown, Alexis Myers and Erik Barbosa visted fourth-grade classrooms at the school, along with Coach Tyrone Pierce.

Evans and Brown worked with students to write a story about their favorite sandwich. Fry and Miller worked with fourth-graders on sentence completion and read a story to the class. Barbosa and Myers helped some students with math. All the cross country team members also had lunch with the fourth-grade classes. Pierce also met with students in Shanklin teacher Gail Burnes "High Flyers" group to discuss the importance of following directions and focusing on school work.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • There will be an admission fair for 18 boarding schools from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa.

  • BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

    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. Tuesday. Community members are welcome to donate blood.

  • The School Improvement Council meets Oct. 13 in the media center. Details: bch,beaufort.k12.sc.us

  • The first PTSO Variety/Talent Show for adults will be held Oct. 8. If you have a talent and would like to donate your time to this worthwhile event, contact Betty Shell at 843-846-6100 or Diane Grooms at 843-322-5580.

  • Seniors will purchase graduation materials during school lunch Tuesday. Informational packets were given out at the senior class meeting on Sept. 20. Details: Diane Groos, 843-322-5580

  • The Battery Creek Alumni Night will be Oct. 7. Football tickets can be purchased two for the price of one in advance. The game against Berkeley High School will begin at 7:30 p.m.

  • 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.

  • OTHER

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

  • The Band Boosters are currently holding a membership drive. The membership forms are available online and in the front office of the school. The membership fee is $5.

  • BEAUFORT ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • First- through fourth-graders will participate in exercises with the Lady's Island Fire Department Smoke Trailer on Tuesday.

  • There will be a blood drive at the school from noon-4 p.m. Thursday. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. You can also register for a chance to win a 2012 Honda Civic.

  • The Parents Association gift-wrap fundraiser begins Thursday.

  • An admissions representative from Washington and Lee University will be at the school at 3 p.m. today.

  • An admissions representative from Mercer University will be at the school at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

  • An admissions representative from Randolph College will be at the school at 3 p.m. Thursday.

  • Internship applications for juniors and seniors are due Thursday.

  • OTHER

  • First trimester progress reports for middle-school students will be sent home Friday. They must be signed by parents and returned to school.

  • BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • 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 COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    OTHER

  • The 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

  • BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The next School Improvement Council meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the media center.

  • BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The PSAT will be given from 8:15-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12. The fee is $14. This is open to any eighth-grade student and is available on a first-come, first-served basis until test slots run out. Details: 843-322-5697.

  • COOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The next All Pro Dad breakfast is from 7-8:15 a.m. Oct. 7 at the school cafeteria. This month's topic is "Being Humble." The gathering is open to all dads and kids. You must RSVP at allprodad.com/dd/2508 as breakfast is provided and space is limited. Details: Mike Mashke, 843-525-5154 or mmashke@cbcnationalbank.com

  • JAMES J. DAVIS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

    EVENTS

    *The school will host Grandparent's Day on Friday. Grandparents are invited to visit classes from 9-11 a.m. The students will create and present thank-you cards and light refreshments will be served.

    LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The annual Ice Cream Social and Book Swap will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Teachers will conduct an Educational Showcase for parents. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about Everyday Math, Compass Learning, district literacy initiatives, MAP testing and more.

  • RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • A Girl Scouts parent information meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. today. Drop in when you can to learn more abut the program, meet the leaders and complete paperwork. Girl Scouts is available for girls in kindergarten through seventh grade and will begin meeting in October. Troops that have previously met at Riverview now meet two Mondays a month at First Presbyterian Church. Details: Jennifer McKnight at girlscouttroop732@gmail.com or May Foster at fostermary@earthlink.net.

  • HELPING HANDS

  • TIDEWATCH students are asking for donations for the Beaufort County Animal Shelter. Items needed include blankets, animal food, pet toys and towels. Send donations by Friday.

  • ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • ITBS testing is today through Friday.

  • The St. Peter Catholic Bazaar will be Oct. 1. Details: 843-522-2163

  • WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The school will host Grandparent's Day on Friday. Grandparents are invited to visit classes from 9-11 a.m. The students will create and present thank-you cards and light refreshments will be served.

  • Parent Technology Night is 6 p.m. Thursday. Topics include navigating the school website, parent portal and teacher webpages and understanding how to keep your children safe online.

  • 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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