OTHER The Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association has established an annual scholarship for students from Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties who are attending Clemson University. To be eligible, students must be majoring in horticulture, turfgrass, agricultural education, forestry or environmental and natural resources. For more information, students should contact Clemson's financial aid office, which is administering the scholarship. Applications for the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics summer camp experience, GoSciTech!, are due May 10. The camp is open to rising eighth, ninth and 10th graders and offers three weeklong sessions throughout June. Details: http://scgssm.org/goscitech, 803-252-9152
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Enrique Duran won first-place in the Photography Club of Beaufort's annual Dale Westcott Nature Award competition for his photo, "The InBetween." Emma Carrol won third-place for "Floating Star Fish." Emma McCracken won an honorable mention for "Manning the Post."
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Mustangs of the Month for March are: Summer Rasmussen, Evelia Santos Gomez, Devon Bush, Char'Ericka Banks, Carmen Martinez, Madeleine Yemec, Ariadna Infante, Julian Weston, Taylor Gleason and Natalia Terzulli.
EVENTS MAP testing continues through April 30. The PTO will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. The SIC will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Progress reports will be sent home Friday. Jeans Day is Friday.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS MAP testing makeups continue through April 30. Parents of the Bobcats football team will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Bluffton High School. Football physicals are Wednesday and cost $10, cash only. Band Yard Sale has been rescheduled for 8 a.m.-noon May 5. Donations are still being accepted. Details: 843-757-3695
ENRICHMENT Science field trip to release horseshoe crabs is 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Biology field trip to the University of South Carolina genetic lab is 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.
ACHIEVEMENTS Rebecca Warth and William White were named A.M. Students of the Month; and Spencer Woolfolk was named P.M. Student of the Month. Steve Powell was named Teacher of the Month.
EVENTS Progress reports for the second semester/fourth quarter will be distributed Tuesday. The seniors will sponsor a bake sale Wednesday in the school lobby during all class breaks.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS Moms in Prayer International meet at 8 a.m. today. "Theatre in the Round" will start with dinner at 6 p.m. and performances at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. PTF hosts Brunch and Munch on Wednesday. Moms at Prayer is 8-9 a.m. Thursday. Chapels are Thursday -- 8:45-9:30 a.m. for the lower school; 11-11:45 a.m. for the upper school; and 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for the middle school. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is 7 a.m. Thursday. Fourth-quarter midterm reports will be sent home Thursday. The junior/senior banquet will be Friday at the Indigo Run Golf Club. The media center will hold the final Accelerated Reader Read and Feed of the year noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Students must be accompanied by parents.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS MAP testing continues through April 30. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Beaufort County meets at 5:30 p.m. today. Details: 843-726-1092
ENRICHMENT "Promising Picasso" student artwork will be on display at Pineland Station in the old Tuesday Morning store from Saturday to May 5. PASS Prep Saturday School will be held 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday and May 5.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
EVENTS MAP testing continues through April 30. The Creative Arts Players will present "Dramatic Desserts: Fractured Fairytales" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the gym. Coffee, lemonade and desserts will be provided during the performance. There will be a silent auction of desserts donated from local businesses. Adult tickets are $7, children's tickets are $3 and students are free. Details: 843-342-4135, email@example.com Progress reports go home Friday.
OTHER The very large collection from Lost and Found will be donated at the end of the year. Please check in the front office if your student is missing any clothing items.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The annual physical for student-athletes is after school Wednesday in the fieldhouse. These physicals will cover spring football practice and the 2012-2013 school year. Physicals cost $10, cash only. Print a physical form from the Booster Club's website or pick on up from the athletic director's office. Interim reports will be handed out Friday. Prom is 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday in the main gym. The theme this year is "Happily Ever After, A Fairytale." Tickets are $40 or $60 a couple through Wednesday. There will be photographers, and picture packets will be available later. Parents of attendees must attend one of two meetings. The first is at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria, and the second is at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. At these meetings, the parents will be able to pick up their child's prom ticket.
ENRICHMENT Several scholarships in amounts up to $500 will be awarded by the school's PTSO to deserving seniors whose participation and leadership in activities and organizations has enriched the lives of others and the school community. Scholarship applicants must submit a required essay and PTSO Leadership, Activities and Community Service Form. More information and the form are available on the main page of the school's web site and on the PTSO web page. The essay and requested information must be submitted by 3 p.m. May 8 in a sealed envelope to 12th grade counselor Robert Latourelle. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
HELPING HANDS The school is seeking donations of cases of water for the prom Saturday. Send cases to Ms. Foy at the school. Details: 843-689-4877, email@example.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS PTA will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in portable No. 4. All parents are invited to attend. SIC will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. The Athletic Ball for athletes will be 7-9 p.m. May 18 in the middle cafeteria. The eighth-grade celebration and dance will be June 8.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Senior Allison Frederick has been named recipient of Beach Properties of Hilton Head's $5,000 college scholarship for 2012. Fifth-grader Michael Santorum won the Scholastic Storyworks competition, in which he wrote a paragraph about the importance of the climax of Grace Lin's book, "Making Music." Santorum won a copy of Lin's new book, Dumpling Days. Fifth-grader Chloe Corbitt was chosen as a runner-up in the Scholastic Storyworks "Create a Character" competition. More than 5,000 students submitted their ideas for a literary character to be featured in a new story by author Barbara O'Connor.
EVENTS School is closed for lower school students Thursday for Lower School Conference Day. A "3-D" meeting for the middle school will be at 8 a.m. Thursday in the lower school commons.
OTHER Tours of the school at 9-11 a.m. Tuesday for prospective families.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
ENRICHMENT Primary classes will celebrate Shakespeare's birthday Thursday. Students will recite lines from Shakespeare and sing.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The winners of the third quarter outstanding attendance award were recently announced. All students who did not miss any school days during the third quarter had their names placed in a drawing. The winners were Joseph Deangelo Franco from the upper grades, and Helen Costilla from the younger grades. Both students won brand new bicycles. Presenting the bicycles to the students was Brandy Gray, sales manager of Holiday Inn Express.
EVENTS MAP testing continues through April 30.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed to assist as monitors for the upcoming PASS testing 8:30 a.m.-noon May 8-11. Details: 843-706-8300
OTHER Students are collecting used books for the Habitat program through April. The Student Council is heading up this program. Picture books, chapter books and dictionaries are welcome.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Spring MAP testing for kindergarten through fifth grade is this week. This is National Turn Off Your TV week. The annual Muffins for Moms will be at 8 a.m. Thursday for students whose last names begin A-L, and 8 a.m. Friday for students whose last names begin M-Z. Project Unify students will take a field trip at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to Special Olympics events on the Hilton Head Island High School track. The "FANS" Club will cheer on and congratulate participants. Okatie's Marathon Challenge is Friday.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Child Find Screening will be held Tuesday. Arts Extravaganza is at 6 p.m. Thursday. Pay $1 to wear jeans to school Friday. Inaugural Sea Turtle 5K Fun Run and Health Walk will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Details: 843-707-0500
HELPING HANDS Volunteers needed to monitor PASS testing. Details: 843-707-0500
OTHER Pre-K Child Find screenings will continue through April 30.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Fourth quarter interims and MAP scores go home Friday. SIC meets at 7:45 a.m. May 2. Bank Day is May 2. Kid's Club for families of prekindergartners, kindergartners and first-graders is at 6 p.m. May 3. The prekindergarten will perform "ABCs of Pre-K."
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Campus tours are at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534 Spirit Day is Friday. Wear your school logo wear.
OTHER Student lunch orders from Bess' Deli are due in the front office by 10 a.m. Friday for the following week.
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 843-706-3070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.