Gazette Class Notes for Oct. 17

classnotes@beaufortgazette.comOctober 17, 2011 

USCB students create 3-D artwork

Students in a three-dimensional design course at the University of South Carolina Beaufort recently created environmental artwork at the school's Beaufort campus.

The students had studied Andy Goldsworthy, a contemporary British environmental sculptor, before designing their own work in his style. They had just two hours to implement their design with environmental materials found on campus or at home.

Professor Joan Podd said in a news release that one of the goals of the lesson was to get students thinking about how nature would fit into their art.

Students had to adjust some of their designs when they realized what looked good on paper didn't quite fit in an outdoor setting. This required them to continuously critique their art while it was still a work in progress.

The installations can be viewed on Facebook at Sculpture@USCB.

MISCELLANEOUS

EVENTS

*School Improvement Council training will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Okatie Elementary in the large media room.

  • Representatives of the federal Office of Civil Rights will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Academy for Career Excellence.

  • OTHER

  • Child Evangelism Fellowship is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools. The group seeks to expand our program in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties by starting more Good News Clubs for children in elementary school grades K-5. Details: Mary Jane Battista, 843-707-7498, maryjane@cef-sc.org

  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps is sponsoring a project to collect original art for wounded Marines. The museum will collect children's artwork through Dec. 10. The collection of original student works will be displayed in the Wounded Warrior wing of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Children are invited to draw, color or paint a picture on an 8 1/2-by-11 inch piece of paper. The child's name, hometown and grade level must be on the back of the submission. All art should be mailed to: The National Museum of the Marine Corps; Attn: Teacher in Residence; 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Virginia 22172-1938

  • BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Homecoming week is this week.

  • The next PTSO meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The monthly meetings are held either in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center or the BCHS Media Center.

  • The first PTSO Variety/Talent Show for adults will be held Nov. 18. If you have a talent, contact Betty Shell at 843-846-6100 or Diane Grooms at 843-322-5580.

  • 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

  • The middle school math meet in Orangeburg is Tuesday.

  • The Parents Association gift-wrap sale ends Tuesday.

  • There will be a powder puff football game at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Seniors will be recognized at half time during the home football game Friday. The game against Clarendon Hall begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • The interim program introduction assembly is Friday.

  • Applications for the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are due Nov. 1.

  • 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. Thursday or 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Contact your child's teacher to schedule a conference. Activities will be available for children as parents participate in the Thursday conferences.

  • HELPING HANDS

  • Beaufort Elementary needs volunteers to photograph and upload student art to the Artsonia, an online student art gallery. Anyone can view the school gallery online at: www.artsonia.com/schools/beaufort1. Contact: art teacher Rebecca Dollman, 843-322-2604 or rebecca.dollman@beaufort.k12.sc.us

  • 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 MIDDLE SCHOOL

    OTHER

    *Seventh-graders will participate in a variety of music-science-math integration workshops with five resident musicians. Students can choose to focus on stringed instruments and songwriting with Jim Bachety, vocals and jazz with Sharon Joyce-Millen, percussion with Diane Mullis-Wadell, wind instruments with Rick Hubbard and music composition with DeDe Ondishko. The six-day workshops will begin Wednesday and culminate in performances from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 during the school's quarterly showcase.

    E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A. The next one is Oct. 24. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.

  • There will be no school Friday for Parent-Teacher conferences.

  • JAMES J. DAVIS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

    EVENTS

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Please contact your teacher to schedule a conference at your convenience.

  • LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • First-graders will perform Bats Around the Clock at Kid's Club on Friday.

  • School picture money and proofs are due Tuesday. This is a fund raiser for the school.

  • OTHER

  • There is a book character pumpkin pageant in the library this month. Bring in an uncarved pumpkin decorated like your favorite book character. Voting will take place Oct. 28.

  • RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Student physicals for sixth- and seventh-graders interested in trying out for basketball are due Oct. 28. They should be turned in to Coach VanHorn. Details: lvanhorn@riverviewcharterschool.org.

  • ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • There will be no school Friday.

  • The annual Mah-Jongg Luncheon will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Walsh Palmetto room.

  • SCISA middle school math meet will be held today.

  • Thursday is Chick-fil-a Night.

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT

    EVENTS

  • Everyone is invited to Mad Science: Star Trek event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be a contest for the best Star Trek costume. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. Details: 843-521-4145.

  • Prospective students can attend Fall Campus Day from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Hilton Head Gateway campus. Participants will tour the campus and learn about college life, degree programs, athletics and special events. Prospective students bringing an application and documents will receive an admission decision that day. Details: 843-208-8055; uscb.edu/campusday

  • WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Contact your teacher to schedule a conference.

  • 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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