OTHER The Celebrate Freedom Foundation is accepting student applications to its SOaR Aviation Aerospace Summer Camp. The camp is open to all sophomore and junior high school students in South Carolina. The free camp will be held July 15-20 at the University of South Carolina. Applications are due by March 31. Details: www.thecelebratefreedomfoundation.org
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
EVENTS The Beaufort County School District Band Festival is Thursday at Battery Creek High School. 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
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS ELDA testing continues through Friday.
HELPING HANDS The school is looking for seven volunteers to help during PASS testing 8:30 a.m.-noon March 20-21 and 20 volunteers for May 8-11. Details: Layssa Jimenez, 843-706-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
Student Briana Broxton won Coastal Connections' 10-Year Anniversary Logo Scholarship Competition. Briana's winning logo submission was selected from more than 25 entries from Beaufort County high school students.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Girl Scouts will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. today in D106. "Bring Your Parents to School Day" is 7:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Tuesday. Parents are asked to check in at the main office before going to class and are invited to eat lunch with students. World Math Day is Thursday. An ADD/ADHD presentation for parents is 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center. ELDA testing continues through Friday. Pi Day is March 14. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is March 15. Girl Scouts will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 19 in D106.
ENRICHMENT Mr. Woodring's computer lab is open until 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for students needing extra help. ACES is canceled until ELDA testing is compete. The National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held March 13.
HELPING HANDS Teachers are requesting donations of books, magazines or books on tape for classroom libraries.
OTHER The school offers two ongoing after-school student help options. Students can get assistance with homework in the ACES program, held 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursdays. Students also can get assistance in the open computer lab, held 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS ELDA testing continues through Friday. SIC will meet at 6 p.m. March 12 at Bluffton High School in the media center.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed for hall monitoring for PASS testing March 20-21. Call Ms. Joly at 843-706-8786 to sign up.
ACHIEVEMENTS Freshman Eric McKenzie was a recent participant in the College of Charleston Math Competition. Eric placed in the top 15 percent of all the students taking the test at Level 2. The competition was made up of 187 students representing South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS Moms In Prayer International will meet at 8 a.m. today. Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. today at the Bluffton Chick-fil-A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Moms At Prayer is 8-9 a.m. Thursday. The Scholastic Book Fair opens Thursday in the media center. Grandparents Day is Thursday. All grandparents and grandpals are invited to attend a reception at 9:30 a.m., take campus tours and join a special all-school
chapel at 10 a.m. The lower school will be dismissed early Thursday at 11:45 a.m. after Grandparents Day. The opening night for "All Shook Up!" is 7 p.m. Thursday. Performances continue at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road. Tickets are available at the theater. Friday is a faculty in-service day -- no school for students.
ENRICHMENT Students are again participating in the Memory Project, a global art initiative founded in 2004. Its goal is to have high school art students across the nation create portraits for children who have been orphaned, providing them with a special memory of their youth. Drawing classes are creating portraits that will go to The Agape School in Ghana, Africa. There are eight extra portraits. If you are interested in participating, please contact Monique Dobbelaere at 843-689-4800 for more information.
Families are invited to attend weekly chapels: Lower school chapel, 8:45-9:30 a.m. Thursday Upper school chapel, 11-11:45 a.m. Thursday Middle school chapel, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students qualified for the Duke TIP program:
Fifth grade: Avery Campbell, Connell Harriman, Aneica Holloway, Mario Magnan, Vanessa Gonzalez, Sarah Feldman, Candice Delmar, Carson Copeland, Hannah Smith, Alden Crout, Hampton Sewell, Abigail Williams
and Christian Ford
Fourth grade: Tessa Beck, Laura Huggins, Aaliyah Orage, Dominik Riedel, Miley Ray, Colton Kent, Reed Parker, Colin Gross, Ryan Sodeman, Denisse Ramos Jaralilla, Sirus Liptak, Jack McGoldrick, Benjamin Delatore, Veronique Magnan, Evelyn McHale, Kieran Ashton, Jeffrey Hays, Caitlyn Owen, Laer Hohmann, John Richardson, James Dressel, Chase Leighton-Herrmann, Jason Todd, Kelley Coulman, Chynna Sneed, Sophie Duncan, Laney Sewell, Emily Delorier, Sierra Ford, Sadie Hager, Joshua Krichbaum, Gage Souders, Samantha Soriano Hernandez and Zachary Tuttle
EVENTS SIC will meet 5-6:30 p.m. today.
ENRICHMENT PASS family sessions for third through fifth grade parents who want to help their children prepare for the 2012 test will be held at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
EVENTS Sallie Ann Robinson will hold cooking demonstrations and book signings Tuesday and Wednesday in the gym. Tuesday is "Bring Your Parents to School Day." SIC will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the gym.
ENRICHMENT First- and second-graders will attend a performance of "Rainbow Fish" on Friday at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
OTHER Tours of the school will be offered for rising first-graders and new students from 8 to 9 a.m. and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. today.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
OTHER Prom is 8 p.m.-midnight April 28 in the main gym. The theme this year is "Happily Ever After, A Fairytale." Ticket are $30 or $50 a couple and are on sale March 5-30. Tickets will be $40 or $60 a couple April 9-25. There will be photographers, and picture packets will be available later. Only juniors and seniors may buy tickets, and no dates 21 or older. Any student who attends will need to get an obligation formed filled out. If the date does not attend the high school, he or she will be required to get the bottom portion of their obligation formed signed by the SRO and Mrs. O'Nan (this is the background check). The obligation forms will be located in the school store. Parents of HHIHS students attending the prom will be required to attend a parent prom meeting. There will be two meetings: 6 p.m. April 25 in the cafeteria and 9 a.m. April 28 in the VPAC. At these meetings, the parents will be able to pick up their child's prom ticket.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Bring Your Parent to School Day is 7:30-11 a.m. Tuesday. The Stellar Stingray Breakfast is at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the Bistro. All parents of the Stellar Stingrays are invited to attend. The sixth-grade dance will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria. Parents must drop off and pick up in the back parking lot. Parents must have ID to pick up students and documentation if also picking up other students. Details: 843-689-4500 The Area in Motion Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school track.
HELPING HANDS Please keep turning in your box tops to your homeroom teacher or the main office. The school receives 10 cents for each Box Top turned in.
OTHER Parents of eighth-graders should contact the main office at 843-689-4500 about submitting baby photos of students for the yearbook.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Eighth-grader Jackson Richard, junior Mark Oppenheimer and senior Adam Oppenheimer were winners of the middle and upper school Science Fair. Jackson's project, "Zooxanthellae Transfer Between Trachyphyllia Corals Hosting Clade A and D Symbiodinium," and the Oppenheimers' project, "Photodynamic Therapy with a Photoinitiator," will move on to the Sea Island Regional Science Fair this month. The Hilton Head Prep Chess Team won its seventh consecutive SCISA state championship. Team members -- seniors Josh Sulek and Braxton Kirby; juniors Tucker Apy, Sabina Sister, Patricio Yunga, and Mark Oppenheimer; sophomore Shaun Topper; and freshmen Noah Sulek, Amit Kohli, Lucas McMillan and Zach Edri -- dominated the tournament, which included more than 100 chess players from 25 schools across the state. In addition to the first place team win, senior Josh Sulek won first place in the overall individual category for the second consecutive year and junior Mark Oppenheimer took second place.
EVENTS The school will be closed this week for spring break. School resumes March 12.
OTHER "Tuesday Tours" are given weekly 9-11 a.m. for prospective families who are interested in learning more about the school.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS Students will present "Aesop's Adventures" as their spring opera on March 24.
ENRICHMENT Suzuki violin lessons are now offered from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays.
OTHER The school is now accepting applications for a limited number of spaces available for the 2012-13 school year. During 2012, the school is celebrating its 25th year providing an outstanding Montessori education for the families and children in our community.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC will meet at 6 p.m. today in the media center. Class pictures will be taken Friday. Students should wear their uniforms. ELDA testing continues through Friday.
ENRICHMENT The World Math Day competition is Wednesday. Students in all grades will have scheduled times throughout the day, but may also play as much as possible at home. Students compete against other students all over the world in timed math facts races. Prizes are given to those who have the top scores at grade levels and in classrooms. Fifth-grade students will take a field trip Friday to the Hilton Head Piano Competition.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The kickoff of the Spring Marathon Challenge is today. First Federal's Squirrel Club will be held 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Bring Your Parents to School Day is Tuesday. Parents of students in Pre-K through second grade are invited to visit 8:45-10 a.m., and 1:30-3 p.m. for parents of students in grades 3-5. Award ceremonies for Science Fair winners will be Thursday. The ceremony for kindergarten through second-grade winners is at 9 a.m.; 2 p.m. for grades three-five. ELDA testing continues through Friday.
ENRICHMENT The second-grade swim program begins today. Information went home with student as to the dates, times and necessary items. Science Fair judging will take place Tuesday. World Math Day begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Students will practice math during school Wednesday. Students also may participate from home if they wish.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Bring Your Parents to School Day is Tuesday. Details: 843-707-0500 AMES/GT Cafe is 7:30-8 a.m. Thursday. PTO meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. ELDA testing continues through Friday. Bank Day is March 14. Math Game Night is 6-8 p.m. March 15. The Sea Turtle Dance is March 16.
OTHER Donations of gently used and/or new games are needed for Sea Turtle Palace. Bring donations to the front office. Yearbooks are on sale through Friday. The cost is $18. Child Find registration is March 19-23. Pre-K Child Find screenings are March 26-April 30. Register at the school in your zone.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Bring Your Parents to School Day is Tuesday. Parents are welcome to come see what happens in the classroom. Details: 843-707-0600 SIC will meet at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The meeting is open to parents and community members. Science Fair Night starts at 6 p.m. Thursday. Family and friends are encouraged to come and see all the Science Fair projects. PTO will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday.
ENRICHMENT All students with a savings account with First Federal may send deposits Wednesday for Bank Day.
OTHER Krispy Kreme pre-orders will be delivered to students Friday.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Spirit Day is every Friday. Wear your SPMA logo wear to school.
HELPING HANDS The Have a Heart Annual Fund campaign has begun.
OTHER Weekly SPMA Campus Tours are at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Call Shannon Alford at 843-785-2534 to make an appointment. Student lunch orders from Bess' Deli are due in the front office by 10 a.m. Fridays for the following week.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Five students will attend the state competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition on Saturday in Columbia. Competing are: fifth-grader Lindsay Franklin; sixth-graders Ryan Pirnat and Lauren Shand; and eighth-graders Ali Cohen and Savannah Franklin.
EVENTS A student-led Living Rosary will be held 10 a.m. Friday in the gym. Students will lead in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries.
ENRICHMENT Kindergarten and first-grade classes will travel Friday to the Arts Center to see the "Rainbow Fish."
OTHER Forms to sign up for parent/teacher conference are online now. Parents should download the form and return it to the school office no later than 9 a.m. Friday.
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or email email@example.com.