EVENTS The Foundation for Educational Excellence will hold its third fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. March 2 at The County Club of Hilton Head. The foundation gives Innovative Teacher Grants for projects, programs and equipment that is beyond school budgets. Event tickets are $40. Details: www.foundationexcellence.com; Carol McMillan, 843-322-2306.
OTHER Child Evangelism Fellowship is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools. The group seeks to expand its 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, firstname.lastname@example.org Coastal Connections staffing agency, located on Hilton Head Island, will give a scholarship to a Beaufort or Jasper county high school student. Those entering the scholarship contest must design a logo commemorating Coastal Connections' 10-year anniversary. The student will receive $1,000 to help toward books and tuition to a college of their choice. Submissions are due Feb. 13. Contest rules and regulations can be found online: mycoastalconnections.com. Park University is offering a scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year for military families. Non-military family members of active duty military personnel can apply. High school and college students must have a GPA of 3.0 and must have not attended Park University for more than one year. The scholarship will pay for 15 credit hours. Applications are due March 30 and are available at the Park University Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort office, Bldg. 596, Room 212; or the Parris Island office, Bldg. 923, Room 35. Details: 843-228-7052.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The SIC will meet Thursday.
OTHER Students who are 18 should see Mrs. Grooms in the front office to register to vote.
EVENTS Lower school parent-teacher conferences are today. No school for pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students. Tuesday is the middle school quiz bowl match at St. Peter's Catholic School. The fifth-grade Latin skit is at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The seventh-grade Latin skit is at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The fifth-grade Latin skit is at 9 a.m. Thursday. There will be a volunteer opportunity for Interact members with Friends of Caroline Hospice on Feb. 24 and 25.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Want to learn more about the Montessori program at Beaufort Elementary? A drop-in parent information meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the school.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
EVENTS Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for Beaufort County schools is coming up. To register for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Bring the child's birth certificate, shot record and two proofs of residency to the elementary school in your attendance area from March 19-23. To register for pre-kindergarten, students must 4 years old by Sept. 1. Students must be screened from March 26-30 at the elementary school in their attendance area. Call the school to schedule an appointment. Details: 843-322-2300.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students made the SCBDA All-Region Band: Stephen Mikell, Shelby Russell, Mikell Hannah-Harding and Katelin Miller.
EVENTS The boys varsity basketball team is sponsing a fundraiser at the San Jose Mexican restaurant on Lady's Island from 3 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through the end of the school year. Mention the team and 10 percent of your bill will go toward it.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Individual Graduation Plan meetings for eighth-graders run through the end of February. All eighth-graders and their parents are required to attend the meeting to develop their IGPs and register for high school. Afternoon and evening times are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a first come, first served basis. Details: 843-322-5700.
OTHER Yearbooks can be purchased online on the school's website. There is a link on the main page that says "Click here to buy your yearbook."
BROAD RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Broad River Elementary School will host its second annual School/Community Health Fair, "Managing Your Well Being," 9 a.m.-noon March 10. Participants will include health services, community groups and safety organizations. There will also be entertainment, food, activities for children (face painting, clowns) and much more.
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
EVENTS 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.
JOSEPH S. SHANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Family night, featuring the school technology showcase, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The school's book fair runs from Wednesday through Feb. 15. It will be open during family night.
MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The PTO held a chili cook-off Jan. 27. The overall winning recipe was made by Girl Scout Troop 10. The winner of both the spicy category and the Mayor's Choice award was Ramona Montoya. Thomas Gnann, a fourth-grader at the school, won the traditional category. A group of mostly Mossy Oaks alumni known as The Three Amigos won the nontraditional category for their white chili. Special thanks to Mayor Billy Keyserling for participating and to Waffle House for their donations.
EVENTS The next PTO meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the cafeteria. Yearbook order forms are due March 12. Yearbooks are $20. In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, students and staff will be allowed to wear appropriate pajamas for some cozy reading on March 2. The PTO is planning a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at the school. A table may be purchased for $10. Any unsold items will be donated to CAPA.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to Riverview sixth-grader Olivia Ward on her acceptance into the Beaufort Youth Orchestra.
EVENTS The next boys and girls basketball games are Friday. The teams will play St. Peter's Catholic School at Lady's Island Middle School. The girls game starts at 6:15 p.m.; the boys play at 7:15 p.m. The teams also play at the same time Wednesday at Cross School.
OTHER New and continuing student enrollment for the 2012-13 school year is open until Tuesday. Applications are available at the school's front office and at the school's website, www.riverviewcharterschool.org.
Applications can be returned to the school in person, by fax at 843-379-0133, or by mail at Riverview Charter School, 302 Burroughs Ave., Beaufort, SC, 29902.
Details: Riverview director Alison Thomas, 843-379-0123, ext. 228. Registration for the Beaufort Twilight Run is now open. The event, which is Riverview's largest fundraiser, is March 24. To register: www.beauforttwilightrun.com
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
EVENTS Progress reports will be sent home Feb. 13. No school on Feb. 17 for teacher in-service. No school on Feb. 20 for Presidents Day. Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated Feb. 22.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS The school will host a college fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The event is free and open to the public and will include four-year institutions from around the state and beyond. Schools will provide information about transferring and enrolling. Details: Melanie Gallion, 843-525-8224
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT
EVENTS An information session for the Fall 2012 Saturday Business Degree program will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in room 122 of the Hargray Building at the Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton.
The Saturday Business Degree program is an accelerated program that allows working adults to earn a bachelor's in business administration in 22 months. Details: Peter Swift, 843-208-8213
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 High School Class of 1972's 40th reunion will consist of two events on June 29 and 30. From 6 to 11 p.m. June 29, alumni will gather at Darrall Hall at the Penn Center on St. Helena Island. From 7 to 11 p.m. June 30, alumni will gather at the Marine Corps Air Station Officer's Club. Tickets are $80 for both events. Details: 843-263-7657 or 843-838-2794.