BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
EVENTS Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten screenings for Beaufort County schools are this week at the elementary school in children's attendance area. Call the school to schedule an appointment. Details: 843-322-2300
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HELPING HANDS The school is looking for volunteers to help during PASS testing May 8-11. Details: Claudia Silva, 843-706-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS On March 7, students participated in World Math Day. Students were able to compete amongst other children their age from around the world to test their computation skills. The top three classes were Bray's fifth period, Bray's third period and McMahan's fifth period. The top 10 most-improved students were, in order: Benjamin Irvin, Daniela Haglund, Lauren Ethridge, Haley Silver, Anne Evan, Frances Lightner, Jolie Duggan, Odette Torres, Karla Solis Chavarria and Brandon Vega. Students with the top 10 highest scores were, in order: Meleena Lin, Jolie Duggan, Victoria Martinez Perroni, Andrew Babkiewicz, Anastasia Bassett, Rodney Sturgis, Camden Foley, Walter Wheeler, Serena Lin and Charles Walley. The top 10 students with the most correct answers were, in order: Walker Wheeler, Meleena Lin, Dylan Yarborough, Abigail Humel, Victoria Martinez Perroni, Serena Lin, Dalton Tourout, Andrew Babkiewicz, Kymberly Wojcik and Trusof Youmans.
EVENTS MAP Testing begins today and runs through April 30. PTO will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. An SIC work session will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Report cards will be sent home Friday. Jeans Day is Friday. Spring break is April 2-6. School resumes April 9.
ENRICHMENT Harlem Globetrotter Legend basketball player Eugene Raines visited the school March 8 during sixth-grade lunches and for seventh-grade PATH time. Students celebrated Pi Day on March 14 with a scavenger hunt and a pizza party for the winners, Mrs. Silver's PATH homeroom.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS PASS testing makeups go till Tuesday. Eighth-graders will go on a beach walk with the Coastal Discovery Museum from 8:15 a.m.-
1 p.m. Friday.
ACHIEVEMENTS Eighth-grader Nicholas Wheeler has been cited for his leadership of the Chapin Park Kids Helping Kids Help the Environment Cleanup Day. Nicholas, along with classmate, Spencer Woolfolk, was responsible for the organization of the one-day event under the auspices of the Coastal Discovery Museum.
EVENTS The sophomore class will hold a pizza sale in conjunction with Spirit Day activities on Wednesday. Students are encouraged to wear school apparel. A faculty meeting will be 5:45 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the school library.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team. Several students received recognition during their recent Mock Trial Competition. Most Effective Attorney (Round 1, 2 and 3) -- Logan Cunningham; Most Effective Witness -- Mary Meghan Burke, Alexis Evanofski and Meaghan Gillis. Haigler Woods was selected as an advancing artist to the State Mock Trial sketch artist competition.
EVENTS Moms In Prayer International will meet at 8 a.m. today. Parents are invited to attend "Trends & Fads," by the Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Team at 7 p.m. today in the gymnasium. The Lower School Preview Night will be 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Prospective families for grades K-4 are invited to an evening highlighting the lower school program. A showing of the movie "Beware of Christians" will show at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free and open to the public. Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 7 a.m. Thursday. Moms at Prayer will meet 8-9 a.m. Thursday. The third annual Relay for Life HHCA Faculty vs. HHP Faculty basketball game is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school. Admission is donations to American Cancer Society.
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 school was one of seven that were "double winners" in The Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver program, which was created by the South Carolina General Assembly to recognize schools that attain high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between groups of students.
EVENTS MAP testing begins Monday through April 30. Reports cards will be sent home Friday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS MAP testing for eighth-graders will begin today and run through Friday. Students must be on time. This week is School Spirit Week. Wear your favorite sports team jersey today for $1 (uniform pants and belts still required). Wednesday is Twins Day (pay $1 to dress alike). Friday is Relay Day (wear pink with jeans for $1 to help Relay For Life). PTA meeting is at 1 p.m. Tuesday in main conference room. Report cards go home Friday. Spring break is April 2-6. School resumes April 9.
HELPING HANDS Please keep turning in your box tops to your homeroom teacher or the main office. The school receives $0.10 for each Box Top turned in.
OTHER As a reminder to parents: No students are released after 2 p.m. Please bring a valid ID when signing out your student.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
EVENTS An open house for kindergarten through second-grade students will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight. All prospective parents are welcome. There is a junior kindergarten through second-grade open house 6-7 p.m. tonight at the school. The next all-division 3D meeting is at 8 a.m. Thursday in the lower school commons. Parents are welcome to attend. The Hilton Head Prep vs. Hilton Head Christian Academy Faculty basketball game is at 6 p.m. Thursday at HHCA.
ENRICHMENT NASA astronaut Michael Foreman will visit students Friday to discuss his life experiences and show students how NASA technology benefits everyone in their daily lives.
OTHER Hilton Head Preparatory School teachers Angela Taylor and Heather Brougham-Cook recently participated in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration teaching workshop aboard the Okeanos in Charleston. The workshop focused on the Ocean Literacy principles, a national set of standards outlining the essential principles of ocean studies for K-12. "Tuesday Tours" are 9-11 a.m. for prospective families.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
ENRICHMENT Suzuki violin lessons are now offered from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays.
OTHER During 2012, May River Montessori is celebrating its 25th year providing an outstanding Montessori education for the families and children in our community.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The Early Childhood Center Kid's Club Meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room. The "Science Lady" will conduct experiments with the students. Parents are encouraged to attend. Report cards go home Friday.
ENRICHMENT Fifth-graders will visit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Tuesday.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Testing for incoming pre-kindergarten students is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Second-grade's second swim session continues Monday through Thursday. SIC meeting is at 8 a.m. Thursday. Talent show auditions will be held after school on Wednesday and Thursday. Student WINGS celebration is Thursday. WINGS ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Friday for kindergarten through second grade and 2 p.m. for third through fifth grades. Report cards go home on Friday. PTO Family Bingo night is at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Spring break is April 2-6. School resumes April 9.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OTHER Pre-K Child Find screenings are today-April 30.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Fifth-graders will go to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Thursday. Report cards go home Friday. Spring break is April 2-5. Students who will take Extended Learning Time have been notified. School is closed April 6.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Suzuki Spring Fiddle is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A piano recital is at 6 p.m. Thursday. Spirt Day is Friday. Wear Sea Pines Montessori logo wear to school.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Sixth-grade student Lauren Shand will compete in the state National Geographic Bee in Columbia on Friday.
EVENTS The next school Mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to attend.' The second-graders will go to Holiday Farms in Ridgeland on Thursday to visit the farm and the barn yard zoo, go on a hayride and have lunch. Middle-school students will present the Living Stations of the Cross at 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday in the school library. A school assembly will be at 2:15 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium.