Gazette Class Notes for Oct. 24

classnotes@beaufortgazette.comOctober 24, 2011 



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


  • 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,

  • 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, VA 22172-1938



  • The next PTSO meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 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 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.

  • Operation Christmas Child is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the cafeteria. Bring Christmas wrapping paper, small stuffed animals, toys (no guns or soldiers), toothpaste, soap, washcloths, crayons, coloring books, pencils, combs, brushes, candy canes, shoeboxes, socks (for all ages), and postcards from our area (not of our military installations).


  • 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.

  • The SADD Club will continue to collect canned goods for CAPA and HELP of Beaufort until Nov. 10. A drop off box is available in the front office.

  • The BCHS Interact Club collected 23 units of blood at the Sept. 27 blood drive, beating its goal of 22 units.

  • Health Science 1 student volunteers participated in the Homeless Project put on by the Charles L. Brown Activity Center on Oct. 6. The event, Everyone Counts, gave local homeless citizens an opportunity to receive free services, including cosmetology services, job placement, warm clothing and personal hygiene kits and medical screening. Students recorded blood pressure, pulse and body temperature for those who participated.


  • 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 school's front office. The membership fee is $5.

  • The Miss BCHS Pageant was held Oct. 15 under the direction of Ms. Tonya Simmons. Congratulations to Kyrrah Singleton, who was crowned Miss BCHS. Desiree Scantling and Simone Dortch tied as first runner-ups. The second runner-up was Sharea Walls. Also during the evening events, Ruben Rivera was named Mr. Blue and Gold, and Taylor Thorn was named Miss Blue and Gold.

  • The annual fruit sale of the Dolphin Pride Band Boosters has begun. The sale runs through Nov. 21, and the fruit is delivered in mid-December. Choose from navel oranges, juice oranges, clementines, tangelos, temple oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, apples, pears and gift boxes. Prices range from $14 to $53; all orders must be pre-paid with a check to BCHS Band Boosters. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580; Band Director Dana Scaglione, 843-322-5570



  • Friday is the Fall Festival.


  • On Tuesday, first- through fourth-graders will go to "Junie B. Jones" at the Savannah Civic Center. They depart at 8 a.m.


  • A representative from Elon University will be on campus in the Learning Center at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

  • A representative from Eckerd College will be on campus in the Learning Center at 3 p.m. Friday.

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



  • 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.


  • 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: Details: art teacher Rebecca Dollman, 843-322-2604,



  • 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 to the new service, text "subscribe" to 68453. Also, ensure that the school district has your cellphone number in the student information database by contacting your school. Text message fees apply. Details:

  • Parents who serve in the military or work for the federal goverment should fill out and return the Federal Impact Aid forms sent home with children. Completed forms must be returned to the school by Oct. 31. Federal Impact Aid is an annual program that disperses federal grant money to local school districts that serve students whose parents live or work on federal property. In Beaufort County, those areas include the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, the Marine Corps Air Station and Beaufort Naval Hospital. The program is not limited to children of military personnel. It includes any child with one parent working on federal property. Parents who haven't received a form should contact their child's school immediately or download one from the district website,



  • Picture retake day is Wednesday.

  • The fall showcase is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • Extended learning time will run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.


  • The library needs parent volunteers to help with the book fair, which runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.



  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is from 5:50-7:30 p.m. today. The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.



  • There is a kickball game at 2:30 p.m. today with firefighters from the Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District for elgible students.

  • The first grade will perform Bats Around the Clock at Kid's Club Tuesday.

  • Chik-fil-A night is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • Vote for your favorite book character pumpkin in the pageant on Friday. Each vote is 25 cents, and you can vote as often as you like. Decorated pumpkins will be accepted all week and will be on display in the media center.



  • All students will have individual pictures taken Wednesday. Uniforms are required.



  • Student physicals for sixth- and seventh-graders interested in trying out for basketball are due Friday. They should be turned in to Coach VanHorn. Details:



  • All Saints Day Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Nov. 1.



  • Everyone is invited to "Mad Science: Star Trek" event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 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 required documents will receive an admission decision the same day. Details: 843-208-8055 or reserve online at


  • 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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