Packet Class Notes for Aug. 20

info@islandpacket.comAugust 17, 2012 



  • Twenty-nine area high school juniors representing the Lowcountry academic community were recently chosen to participate in Jr. Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton. Class selection is based on a written application and a personal interview.

  • Chosen for the Jr. Leadership Class of 2013 are: Bluffton High School: Barbara Dinkins, B.J. Hill, Shelby Keating, Lexie Lowell, Amanda Maietta, Jack Neumann, Richard Snyder and Charles Waddell; Hilton Head Christian Academy: Audrey Bensch, Mary Burke, Kevin Campbell, Alexis Evanofski, Lindsey Lane, Ben Likins and Emily Vaughan; Hilton Head Island High School: Hannah Brink, Brynna Colella, Olivia Joslin, Abigail Marlin, Marshall McGarity, Leighton Smith and Heidi Stine; Hilton Head Preparatory School: Cole Gardocki, Tory Henrichs, Megan Kelley, Logan Mallett, Julia Nahman, Forest Richardson and Greg Warren.


  • Registration meetings for parents and athletes for the fall crew season is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, or 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the library. Details: 843-597-3145

  • The Branch Christian School


  • Registration for grades four-12 is at 7 p.m. today at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Home-schoolers are encouraged to sign up for "pod courses" offered this year in foreign language, art and writing.

  • H.E. McCracken Middle School


  • An open house is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30 for a meet-and-greet with teachers.


  • MAP testing for eighth-graders begins Aug. 29.

  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School


  • An open house is 4-6 p.m. Aug. 27 for all students and families.


  • The school is seeking math tutors for this school year. Volunteers will assist with teaching math concepts and skills through math games in first through fifth grades. Please contact Maureen Kecmer at 843-342-4100.

  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts


  • Parents are invited to attend the PTO Volunteer Coffee at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 23 in the cafeteria. Volunteer opportunities include Calypso's Closet, Arts Committee, PBIS Volunteers, Fitness/Garden Groups, PTO volunteers and classroom volunteers. Principal Keefner, school counselors and the arts teachers will be available to answer questions. If you cannot attend, but would like more information on volunteer opportunities, please email

  • Hilton Head Island High School


  • Back to the Nest will start at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Shelter Cover Community Park on Hilton Head Island. Admission is $5.


  • The school is seeking donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, push pins etc.

  • Hilton Head Preparatory School


  • Middle and Upper School Parents Night is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the middle school gym.

  • Lower School Parents Night is 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in the middle school gym.

  • The school will present the third annual Coastal Clean Water Festival 5-10 p.m. Sept. 15 at Shelter Cover Harbour on Hilton Head Island. The free evening's festivities will include live music by The Chilly Willy Band and Domino Theory with Candace Woodson, as well as other professional and local high school bands. There will be an entertainment area for kids, local food vendors and educational booths for environmental groups. All local business and community groups whose continued success depends on a healthy marine environment are invited to participate with an informational booth at the event. Details:


  • 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: 843-338-1867

  • Red Cedar Elementary School


  • Volunteers must renew their volunteer contracts each year. Please contact Renee Heiliger at 843-707-0600 or for more information.

  • The WIT (Whatever it Takes) program will begin at the start of the year.
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