BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Technology Night is tonight. National School Counseling Week is today through Friday. The theme is "School Counselors: Helping Students Be Brilliant." The basketball tournament is Tuesday. The basketball championship is Thursday. The seventh-grade Valentine's Day is at 6 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria. Volunteers are needed for chaperoning and checking in students. Contact Taffy Scheider at 843-707-0796 or email@example.com.
HELPING HANDS Teachers are trying to increase individual classroom libraries. Donations of books, magazines or books on tape are being accepted. Send donations to your child's ELA teacher or Leslie Natoli, literacy coach.
ACHIEVEMENTS January Students of the Month are: Keith Techasith, A.M. High School Student of the Month; Phyllis Tang, P.M. High School Student of the Month; and Kevin Ying, Middle School Student of the Month. Mary Tuchscherer was selected as Teacher of the Month.
EVENTS Students will hold their Grade Level Class Meetings at noon Wednesday for the morning session students and 12:40 p.m. for the afternoon session students. Freshmen will meet with Mrs. Zmarzly in the library; sophomores with Mrs. Castellano in Room 108; juniors with Mrs. Kratochvil and Mr. Zawacki in Room 102; and seniors with in Room 109 with Ms. Sprouse.
OTHER This year's prom, "The Mask," will be from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the Shipyard Beach Club.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS Moms In Prayer International is 8-9 a.m. today. Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A will be 5-8 p.m. today at Chick-fil-A in Bluffton. Rising ninth-grade students and their parents are invited to tonight's "Making Upper School Count." Contact Debbie Birkett in the guidance department at 843-681-2878 for more information. The Accelerated Reader "Reading Under the Stars" program is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is at 7 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Moms At Prayer is 8-9 a.m. Thursday. Third-quarter midterm reports will be sent home Friday.
HELPING HANDS Fourth-grade students will visit residents at Indigo Pines on Friday to deliver a Valentine's Day treat and share fellowship with them.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
ACHIEVEMENTS Fifth-grader Madison Yeomans was selected to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award. She will be invited to attend a luncheon sponsored by the DAR.
EVENTS The School Improvement Council meeting is at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the media center. An ESOL Family Literacy Program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gym. The theme is "Love Is ...," and families will make Valentine's Day cards and listen to guest readers. Door prizes have been donated from the community. Students have created a video for their parents. Snacks will be provided.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS There will be a meeting for all prospective football players, parents, coaches and faculty at 6:30 p.m. today in the VPAC. The new Head Football Coach, B.J. Payne, will be introduced and will let everyone know his short- and long-term goals and plans. He will field questions and stick around afterward to meet folks in the lobby. The PTSO Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. The Seahawk Lacrosse Oyster Roast Fundraiser will be 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Steamers Seafood Restaurant at Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for children 12 and younger.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Baseball tryouts begin at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Barker Field. A completed physical is required. Please contact Coach Bob Amendola for more information at 843-689-4554. Softball tryouts begin at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym. A completed physical is required. Please come in dressed in running gear, bring layers for colder weather. Stellar Stingray Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Friday. All parents and/or guardians whose students were selected are invited to attend this month's breakfast.
OTHER Eighth-grader parents should contact the main office at 843-689-4500 about submitting baby photos of students for the yearbook.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
EVENTS "Tuesday Tours" are given weekly from 9-11 a.m. for prospective families who are interested in learning more about Hilton Head Preparatory School. All classes will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for faculty development. The next Coffee with Anthony will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. All parents are welcome to attend. Middle School Information Night and Student Experience will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. All prospective families of middle school students are welcome!
OTHER First-grade teacher Jane Inglis has been promoted to head of the lower school. Inglis has taught at Hilton Head Preparatory School for 27 years. She will begin her duties as administrator at the end of the school year.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS Parent/teacher conferences for all children are Thursday and Friday. There are no classes in session on these two days of conferences. The second annual Father/Daughter Valentine Dance is 6-8 p.m. Friday. Attire is semiformal. The party will have a D.J., and there will be snacks and activities.
OTHER The school is enrolling students for next year. Details: 843-757-2312
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The School Improvement Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in the library. Parents and members of the community are invited to the meeting to work together on improvement of the school. Details: 843-706-8300 The next ESOL Parent Night will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is an opportunity for parents to learn about upcoming school events including ELDA testing, science fair projects and Pre-K Registration (Child Find). Parents and families of students who attend M.C. Riley Elementary and Early Childhood Center who speak another language other than English are invited to attend. The School Planning and Management Team will meet at 3:45 p.m. Friday.
ENRICHMENT "Jef" the Mime will be the artist in residence this week. He will be working with first-grade students. Students will participate in a Heart Power unit this month. The American Heart Association provides the educational material for this program. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in a Jump Rope for Heart Campaign. Donations received from family and friends will go to the American Heart Association. Students will be jumping rope Thursday.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS This week is Star Base for the second group of fifth-graders. First Federal Squirrel Club is 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the front lobby of the school. Deposits will be collected and new accounts can be opened. Chick-fil-A night is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Proceeds will benefit the HOOT program. Spring Picture Day is Thursday. Students should come to school in uniform for class and individual pictures. They can bring clothing to change into after the class picture is taken. The PTO Friendship Dance is 6:30-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is one canned good per person.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Student Council meets Tuesday and Feb. 21. Bring loose change and bills Wednesday to deposit in your child's Savings Account with TD Bank. Details: 843-707-0500 The AMES teachers will be available for coffee and a chat at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the GT Cafè. Learn more about the AMES program: SAGE meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Okatie Elementary School; and tours on Feb. 17 at Pritchardville Elementary School. AMES applications are due on March 16. The interview process begins April 9. Details: 843-707-0500 PTO meeting will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Good News Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Children must have a signed permission form to attend. Permission forms can be found in the front office. The book fair will be Thursday-Feb. 16 in the media center.
OTHER Yearbooks are on sale for $18. Deadline for purchase is Feb. 24. Donations of gently used and/or new games are needed for Sea Turtle Palace. Bring donations to the front office.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The second grade will perform "Seussical Jr." at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The PTO will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. The third annual Red Cedar PTO Family Dance for second- through fifth-graders is at 6 p.m. Friday.
OTHER Students can purchase Val-O-Grams for other students, teachers or staff for $1 each. They can be purchased all week. The Grams and a treat will be given out Feb. 14.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534 Spirit Day is Friday. Wear Sea Pines Montessori Academy logos to school. There will be a First Friday Coffee with the Head of School this Friday. Parents are encouraged to attend with any school-related questions they may have.
HELPING HANDS The Humane Association Bone Drive has begun. Bring in milk bone dog biscuits and place them in the tall baskets in the foyer. The middle school students will deliver the bones to the local shelter.
OTHER Student lunch orders from Bess' Deli are due in the front office by 10 a.m. Friday for the following week.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Wendy Johnson will take six middle school students to the SCISA Regional Quiz Bowl on Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic School on Lady's Island. Representing St. Francis will be eighth-graders Jacqueline Tobin, Savannah Franklin, Ali Cohen and Alex Borelli; and seventh-graders Alex Thaller and Isabelle Boatright. Three students will be recognized at the Daughters of the American Revolution luncheon Wednesday at Providence Presbyterian Church. Eighth-grade student Jacqueline Tobin is the DAR essay contest winner. Eighth-grader Bailey Fallon and third-grader JonPaul Gonzalez will receive the DAR Good Citizenship Award.
EVENTS Registration forms for new students will be accepted in the office beginning at 9 a.m. today. The Family School Association will host its annual Pizza with Pop on Friday for students and their fathers. It will be held during the students' regular lunch period in the Family Center. It gives the students a chance to eat lunch at school with their fathers.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS A college fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Details: 843-525-8224, firstname.lastname@example.org
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