Gazette Class Notes for Nov. 21

classnotes@beaufortgazette.comNovember 21, 2011 



  • 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, Virginia 22172-1938

  • Battery Creek High School


  • The following students were accepted into the Rosealie F. Pazant Chapter of the National Honor Society: Kallie Brown, Amanda Hall, Bria Gowdy, Emily Webb, Quantaya Brown, Mandeline Mahan, Aja Shell, Alexandra Bazemore, Walicia Patterson, Grayson Morgan, Tina Kwok, Manny Gonzalez, Dustin Spurlock, Mikaila Fry, Harley Barnett, Jasmine Calixte, Khadijah Badger, Sarah Rice, Kelsey Poole and Lataisha Smalls.


  • The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club will join SADD clubs across the nation in celebrating SADD's 30th anniversary by holding a "Living Chain of Life" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Dolphin Stadium. Current and former members of the BCHS SADD Club and their families are invited to be a part of this celebration. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580

  • The next PTSO meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center or the BCHS Media Center.

  • Interact Club is hosting a blood drive Dec. 6. Students can enter drawings for gift cards and iPads.

  • The CAPA Angles Christmas shopping trip is at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Walmart. This is also club photo day. The wrapping party for the gifts is Dec. 9 in the media center.

  • The next SIC meeting is Dec. 8.

  • The Morningside Community meets Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m. for gingerbread house making with the elderly and Christmas ornament making.

  • Interact Club's Christmas for pets is Dec. 15. Bring wrapping paper, dog treats and food and ideas for candy ornaments.


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

  • Beaufort Academy


  • Congratulations to the BA high school Quiz Bowl team, which placed second at the regional tournament held Nov. 8 at Beaufort Academy. Coached by Mr. Bill Dalton, team members include Eric Nguyen, Nathan Cheung, Jack Griffith, Caroline Fontenot, Patrick Mazzeo, Katherine Neal, Madeline Griffith, Michael Bible, Eddie Shacklett, and Tommy Fang.


  • The third grade story telling session is at 2:30 p.m. Monday

  • Prekindergarten and kindergarten Thanksgiving play and feast is at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • The first- and second-graders will perform the 16th annual Thanksgiving play at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Beaufort Elementary School


  • Career day will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Speakers will speak to classes about various careers and tools needed for those careers.

  • A STAR student lunch will take place Dec. 16. The STAR program awards classes for good behavior. Community members are invited to attend lunch with the class that has received the most awards. If you know of someone you think should join the students for the STAR lunch, contact Spanish teacher Deb Manyin.

  • Beaufort County School District


  • Annual Needs Assessment surveys have been posted online for each school and the district at and the schools' individual websites. The information parents provide in the surveys are used to help develop the School Renewal Plan updates. There are versions in both Spanish and English. The surveys will close in Decemeber before the winter break.

  • Beaufort High School


  • These students made made All-County Band: Sierra Cole, Ashur Washington, Mikel Hannah-Harding, Kaitlin Miller, Mikalia Buck, Alexis Archer, Johnathan Boulan, Shelby Russell, Allison Crandall and Stephen Mikel.

  • These students made All-State Choir: Samantha Crandall, Racquel Cardenas, Amanda Boswell, Reilly Kilpatrick, Hunter Hodges, Jackie Homyk, Zabriel Rivers, Eliott Chucta, Julian Amrine, Olivia Durbin, Colette Kemmann, Shannon Courtney, Rebecca Fisher, Kathleen Bryant, Jacob Woelke, Zach Wells, Wade Brown and Elliott Cappelman.

  • Beaufort Middle School


  • The Scholastic Book Fair will begin Nov. 29. Students -- or parents, granparents, friends and neighbors -- can also order online immediately before and after the bookfair; there is a link on the school's website, This year students also have the option of ordering online before the cases arrive, and immediately after the book fair cases leave. Scholastic has set up a temporary website which is linked to


  • Sixth-graders are participating in the 21th annual FWDG Coat Drive. This countywide event has helped collect and distribute more than 33,000 coats and jackets to needy families in Beaufort County in the past two decades. Bring your gently-used coats, thick sweaters and jackets to our front office or send to school with a sixth-grader through Dec. 12.

  • E.C. Montessori School


    *The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A. The next one is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.


  • The annual fund drive is underway. The first classroom to reach 100 percent participation with their families and staff at any financial level will win a treat from Berry Island and free books. There's also a donor who will match November and December donations up to $2,000.

  • Mossy Oaks Elementary School


  • The Cup Stacking team will hold its first meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the gym.

  • Science Fair projects are required for all fourth- and fifth-graders and are due Nov. 30. Judging will take place Dec. 1, and parents may view projects beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The award ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Interim reports will be sent home with students Dec. 2.

  • Ident-A-Kid will be at the school Dec. 2. Order envelopes will be sent home soon for parents who would like to have an identification card made for their student.

  • Riverview Charter School


  • The RCC Winter family event will be Dec. 4. The event will begin immediately following the downtown Christmas parade at 3 p.m. There will be a chili contest. Other details, including information about the school's float in the parade, are still being finalized.

  • St. Peter Catholic School


  • School will be closed Wednesday through Friday for Thanksgiving.

  • A PTO meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.

  • Thomas Heyward Academy


  • Lexi Masters and Bailey Carson are among more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country to perform in the Universal Cheerleaders Association/Universal Dance Association Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The cheerleaders and dancers performing were chosen as All-Americans during UCA and UDA summer camps across the country. Lexi and Bailey will perform with the UCA/UDA All-Americans group in the pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day.

  • 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

  • The Beaufort and Battery Creek high school class of '79 is hosting a 50th birthday bash beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 at Frissell Hall at the Penn Center. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Wear your finest black and white attire. Details: 843-476-3217, 843-263-0086

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