Bluffton High School
OTHER The third community meeting concerning the Sam Bennett Sports Complex and the programs, activities and events at the complex will be at 6 p.m. June 4 in the media center. The meeting is open to the public. Details: 843-368-6755
Bluffton Middle School
EVENTS 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.
ENRICHMENT Registration is open for the Beaufort County School District Robotics
Camp. Details: http://tinyurl.com/BCSDSummerCamps Any students interested in playing Bluffton Barracuda Football can pick up an informational flier in the main office. Details: www.blufftonbarracudasfootball.com, email@example.com
OTHER Sport physicals for the 2012-13 school year will be 1-2 p.m. June 17 in the gym of Hilton Head Island Middle School. The cost is $10.
Governor's School for the Arts
ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to the following Beaufort County students who are part of the school's class of 2012 and graduated May 25: Libby Davis, Mady Kent, Lauren Osbourne, Matt Osborne, Anna Pittman, Hannah Schmucker and Taryn Wetherington.
H.E. McCracken Middle School
EVENTS Eighth-grade graduation will be at 11 a.m. June 6 at Bluffton High School. Please see the school 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.
Hilton Head Christian Academy
EVENTS Chapels are Thursdays at 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.
OTHER 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: firstname.lastname@example.org The school seeks room moms (or dads) for next year's lower school classes. Details: email@example.com PE uniform orders for fifth- through eighth-grade students are due by June 18. They can be downloaded off the school website, www.hhca.org. The media center will be closed after school for the last two weeks of school.
Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center
OTHER Kindergarten registration is open for the fall. You will need proof of residency, the child's birth certificate and immunization record. Details: 843-689-0400
Hilton Head Island Elementary School
EVENTS Water Days are June 4 and 5. Fifth-grade graduation practices are 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.
ENRICHMENT Extended Learning Time is June 11-15. Camp Invention will be held June 18-21 at the school. Register at www.campinvention.com.
HELPING HANDS The school needs old tennis balls for the bottom of chair legs. Drop them off at the front office.
OTHER 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.
Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts
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 Advanced Visual Art & Photography Student Exhibit, on display through September at Care Core National in Bluffton, represents a selection of 45 photography, painting, drawing and mixed media works, highlighting students from visual arts program at Hilton Head Island High School. A reception will be 5-7 p.m. June 8. All photography can be purchased for $50 a matted print and the visual art is for sale upon request.
OTHER 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.
Hilton Head Island Middle School
EVENTS The eighth-grade recognition ceremony 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 eighth-grade pancake breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. June 7. June 7 is the last day of public school. Early dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m.
ENRICHMENT 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: tinyurl.com/bcsdvs 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 goo.gl/TAV77. 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 Thursday to Mrs. Larkby.
OTHER 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
Hilton Head Preparatory School
ACHIEVEMENTS Recent graduate Kayla Schauss received the Service Award from the Neighborhood Outreach Connection for her commitment and dedication to the NOC's Centurian Club Partners, an after-school tutoring program for children in low-income neighborhoods. The Service Award is NOC's highest honor and is presented to only one student tutor each year. For their senior project, Megan Huberty, Sophia Duesberg and Staley Smith planned a fundraiser for the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. They raised $10,000 for the organization, which provides equine assistance to those with special needs.
ENRICHMENT Registration is open for the school's summer camps. The camps are open to children of all ages throughout the summer. Details: Matt Dakolios, firstname.lastname@example.org;
HELPING HANDS The school will be accepting 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
Michael C. Riley Elementary School
EVENTS Students who have exhibited positive "Eagle" PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) Behavior will be able to participate in a special end of the year celebration. The celebration for third through fifth grades is June 4. The celebration for kindergarten through second grades is June 5. End of the Year Awards assemblies are at 1 p.m. June 4 for kindergarten through second grades at the Early Childhood Center and 9:15 a.m. June 5 for third through fifth grades at the elementary school. Students who have been on the honor roll for all four quarters will be treated to an ice cream social June 5. The fifth-grade Recognition Ceremony is 9:30 a.m. June 6. Brenda Cadaret will be the guest speaker. The presentation of awards will include the Principal's Honor Roll All Year, AB Honor Roll All Year and Rotary Students of the Year. M.C. Riley's chorus, The Singing Eagles, will sing "Showing Us the Way." Pre-kindergarten students will celebrate Pre-K Water Day on June 6. The students will need to wear swimsuits under their uniforms on this day. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray at home. A towel and an extra set of dry clothes should be packed in students' backpacks. Parents are invited to attend Pre-K Family Day at 10 a.m. June 7 in the pre-kindergarten classrooms. June 7 is the last day of school. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m. Report cards will go home with students.
Okatie Elementary School
EVENTS June 4 and 5 are uniform free days for fifth-graders only. They will play MAT BALL June 4. There will be WINGS celebrations June 4 and 5 for students who have earned their WINGS. Sunset Science Night is at 6 p.m. June 4. The Moving Up Ceremony for fifth-graders is at 9 a.m. June 6. All end-of-year parties for kindergarten through fourth grades are June 6. Check with your child's teacher for times. June 7 is the last day of school. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m. and report cards will go home with students. Kindergarten graduation will be held at 9 a.m. June 7.
ENRICHMENT June 5 is the last day for Book Fair.
Red Cedar Elementary School
EVENTS The pre-kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony is June 5. RESPECT assemblies for kindergarten and first grades are June 5. Students in the classes of
Ms. Austin, Ms. Baker, Ms. Gump, Ms. Hill, Ms. Jones and Ms. Metz will have their assembly at 9 a.m. Students in the classes of Ms. Berglind, Ms. Cassidy, Ms. Harms, Ms. Howell, Ms. Venning and Ms. Viskovich will have their assembly at 9:45 a.m. Parents and family are invited to attend. RESPECT assemblies for second through fifth grades are June 6. Second and third grades will have their assembly at 9 a.m. Fourth and fifth grades will have their assembly at 9:45 a.m. Parents and family are invited to attend. The fifth grade Moving On Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. June 6. June 7 is the last day of school. Early dismissal is at 12:30 p.m. Report cards will go home with all students.
OTHER July is Re-Registration Month for Red Cedar Elementary. Plan on coming to the school in the month of July to re-register. The school will give out a drawstring backpack to each student that is re-registered in July. A flier will go home June 7 with details.
Sea Pines Montessori Academy
ACHIEVEMENTS Student Michael Bergman won $1,000 for the art department in the 3M Earth Day Contest. Michael entered the contest with his "Jet Plane" made from soda bottles, tin cans and a tube under the guidance of art teacher Sarah Perry.
EVENTS The last day of school for all students will be June 6. Lower School dismisses at 11:30 a.m. and Upper School dismisses at noon.
ENRICHMENT There will be a Daddy/Mommy & Me class open to the public at 9 a.m. June 7. Details: www.spma.com
OTHER Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Call 843-785-2534 to make an appointment.