Packet Class Notes for May 28

info@islandpacket.comMay 27, 2012 



  • "Smart Choices for Safe Kids" was presented to eighth- through 12th-grade students May 21 on Hilton Head Island at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School. The lecture on drinking, drugs and driving was presented with help from Memorial Health University Medical Center, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department and the Community Alliance for Smarter Choices.



  • There is no school today in recognition of Memorial Day. Students return to school Tuesday.



  • Senior Lennon Youmans has received the 2012 Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence. The annual scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and is awarded to local, qualified high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university and major in business or economics. Details: 843-681-9100


  • The Senior Art Show is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the art wing.

  • Senior Honors Night is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.



  • The Summer Book Fair will be held through Thursday in the media center.

  • PTO will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Elections will be held at this meeting.

  • SIC will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.

  • TEDx Night is at 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • Team 6-3, 6-4 and 6-5B Field Day is 7:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m Friday.

  • A band-sponsored Pancake Breakfast will be 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. The cost is $5 for all you can eat.

  • Team 6-1, 6-2, and 6-5A Field Day is 7:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m. June 4.

  • Band Awards Night is 6 p.m. June 4 in the cafeteria.

  • The sixth-grade awards ceremony is at 7:30 a.m. June 5 in the gym.

  • The seventh-grade Field Day is 7:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m. June 6.

  • The seventh-grade awards ceremony is at 7:30 a.m. June 7 in the gym.

  • Report cards go home June 7.

  • The last day of school is June 7 with dismissal at 11 a.m.

  • Summer school starts June 11.


  • Registration is open for the Beaufort County School District Robotics Camp. Details:

  • Any students interested in playing Bluffton Barracuda Football can pick up an informational flier in the main office. Details: www.blufftonbarracudas,

  • There will be a meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Island West Golf Club for girls going into seventh through 12th grade interested in being part of the Bluffton High School golf team for the 2012-13 school year. Details: 843-815-6660,


  • The school is in the process of checking textbooks. Each student was given books upon enrolling and is responsible for those books throughout the school year. If a student cannot show they have those books, they will not be allowed to participate in any Jean Day or Field Day activities until they are accounted for or paid for to the textbook manager. Letters will be sent home with those students who are currently missing books.

  • Sport physicals for the 2012-13 school year will be offered 1-2 p.m. June 17 in the gym of Hilton Head Island Middle School. The cost is $10.



  • Eighth-grade graduation will be at 11 a.m. June 6 at Bluffton High School. Please see the school's website or newsletter for the dress code.

  • June 7 is the last day of school and there will be early dismissal.

  • June 8 will be a staff development day.


  • Students at the school were involved in the Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom program funded through the Coastal Discovery Museum. The students raised juvenile crabs from eggs collected last year and released them May 21 at Mitchelville Beach. A film company documented the program and filmed the release.

  • End-of-the-year exams, called EOCEP, are Tuesday-Thursday.


  • The schools seeks volunteers for hallway monitoring for EOCEP; please call Ms. Joly at 843-706-8786.



  • Chapels are Thursdays -- 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.


  • The Parent-Teacher Fellowship is looking for new board members. The fellowship consists of parents who are excited about serving the school and being liaisons between the faculty/staff and parents. Details:

  • The school seeks room moms (or dads) for next year's lower school classes. Details:

  • PE uniform orders for fifth- through eighth-grade students are due by June 18. They can be downloaded off the school's website,

  • The media center will be closed after school for the last two weeks of school.



  • The fifth-grade exhibition is Thursday. The final presentation is 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Water Days are June 4 and 5.

  • Fifth-grade graduation practice is June 4 and 5.

  • The fifth-grade graduation is at 10 a.m. June 6 at the school.

  • The last day of school is June 7. Classes will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Report cards will go home with students.


  • The fifth grade will tour Hilton Head Island Middle School 9:15-10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Extended Learning Time is June 11-15.

  • Camp Invention will be held June 18-21 at the school. Register at


  • The school needs old tennis balls for the bottom of chair legs. Drop them off at the front office.


  • Re-enrollment and proof of residency forms are due in main office.

  • School logo shirts are available for $10 at the school office.

  • The lost and found will be donated at the end of the school year.

  • If you are moving to another school for next year, please register at that school before school is out June 7.



  • Miss Hilton Head Island, Maegan Garner, will speak to fourth- and fifth-graders about the importance of helmet safety 8-11 a.m. Tuesday. Garner is representing Hilton Head in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July in Columbia. She is the first Hilton Head representative to the state level competition since 1996. Her platform discusses the importance of helmet safety. The event is not open to the public.

  • The Creative Arts Player will present "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Crime Unit" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the gym. Adult tickets are $5 and student tickets are $3. SCA students are free. Details: 843-342-4135,


  • Two professors and 22 students in the teacher preparation program from Roanoke College will present a three-week after-school program, "Arts 4 Learning -- Fun in the Arts and Reading." Students in second through fifth grades are invited to attend. The student teachers will be observing in classrooms to learn more about an arts infused curriculum each morning. Details: 843-342-4104


  • 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.



  • Student Jessica Smith won first place in photojournalism for her photo "Passing Afternoon" at the Photographic Society of America's 2012 Youth Showcase. She won $175 and a youth membership for the society.

  • Senior Jasmyn Howell has received the 2012 Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence. The annual scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and is awarded to local, qualified high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university and major in business or economics. Details: 843-681-9100


  • Athletic Awards Night is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

  • The freshman class will hold a car wash Sunday at Outback Steakhouse on Hilton Head. The cost is $10. If you purchase a wash in advance, you can receive a free Bloomin' Onion appetizer. Details: 843-689-4877


  • 2012-13 sport physicals are available from 1-2 p.m. June 17 in the Hilton Head Island Middle School gym. The physicals cost $10.



  • Academic Awards night will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the gym.

  • The Student Talent Show will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

  • The eighth-grade celebration will be at 6 p.m. June 5 in the high school stadium. Students are to report to their homeroom teachers by 5:15 p.m. A dance follows in the middle school cafeteria.


  • The end-of-course exam for foreign language is Tuesday.

  • The end-of-course final exam for Algebra I is Wednesday.

  • Registration is open for Virtual Keyboarding, an eight-week summer course in which students can earn .5 credit. The course is for rising eighth- through 12th-graders with computer and Internet access. Details:

  • Rising ninth-graders are encouraged to participate in the school district's Virtual Summer School for AP Human Geography, English 1, Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2. Students who successfully complete the modules will earn extra credit from their classroom teacher during the 2012-13 school year. Register at

  • Ninth-grade orientation is Aug. 7 at Hilton Head Island High School. Students will spend a day at the high school, learn their schedule, get their lockers and have a lunch cookout. Registration forms are available at the middle school front office or by visiting the guidance website. Forms are due June 7 to Mrs. Larkby.


  • Continue turning in Box Tops for Education. The school receives 10 cents for each box top.

  • 2012-13 sport physicals will be available 1-2 p.m. June 17 in the gym. The physicals cost $10. Forms are available in the front office.

  • Last-minute transportation changes must be faxed to the school at 843- 689-4624 along with a copy of your ID. Otherwise, send a note with your child.



  • Students Marielle Alexander, Emily Blackshire, Dan Chambers, Marc Halseth, Maya Nelander, Collins Richardson, Forest Richardson, Kayla Schauss and Hannah Simpson were honored at the Mayor's Youth Volunteer Award Ceremony for completing more than 50 hours of community service this year.


  • Registration is open for the school's summer camps. The camps are open to children of all ages throughout the summer. Details: Matt Dakolios,;


  • The school will accept donations of gently used items throughout the summer for the second annual Hilton Head Prep Rummage Sale in October. Details: 843-337-1867, 843-338-1564



  • The school is asking members of the community to vote for it to receive a $50,000 school beautification grant from Rack Room Shoes. Go to www.



  • Students have been preparing for the annual International Festival by studying various countries and their cultures. The International Festival begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Parade of Countries. Classes will perform songs and dances representative of their chosen country at performances at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday. The celebration will come to a close with the Festival of Countries from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The festival, which is a community event, will feature games, crafts and food that relate to the customs of the countries of study.



  • The Book Fair continues through Friday. It will be open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be open late Thursday.

  • Field Day is Wednesday.

  • The End of Year Picnic is 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Students will find out who their teachers will be for the 2012-13 school year.

  • "Taster of the Garden" is Friday.


  • Fifth-graders will visit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Tuesday.



  • The Spring Arts Showcase for Honors Choir and Theater is at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

  • The Spring Arts Showcase for Dance Ensembles and Drum & Dance is at 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • Field Day is Friday. A flier was sent home with the dress code and a request for sunscreen to be put on prior to school. Details: 843-707-0600



  • Graduation for eighth-grade students is 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Spirit Day is every Friday. Please wear your logo wear to school.


  • Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Call 843-785-2534 to make an appointment.

  • Student lunch orders from Bess' Deli are due in the front office by 10 a.m. Friday for the following week.



  • The 2012-13 Beta Club Officers are: Kaylee Ehlers, president; Brad Tigges, vice president; Darby O'Donnell, recording secretary; Isabelle Boatright, corresponding secretary; Sydney Angner, treasurer; and Mark Tigges, chaplain.


  • Field Day is Tuesday. Students may wear their P.E. uniforms.

  • The kindergarten graduation ceremony will be at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in the gym.

  • The last school Mass of the year will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • The last day of school is Thursday. There will be an awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the gym followed by the moving up ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m. Report cards will be sent home with the students.


  • Mrs. Moore's fourth-grade class will take a field trip Wednesday to Tybee Island Marine Science Center and have lunch at the Memorial Park Pavillion. The students will participate in the Dock Lab, Gyotaku fish printing and a guided gallery tour.


  • All students need to bring a packed lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. The hot lunch program will resume in the fall.

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