BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
EVENTS School is closed today in observance of Labor Day.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Bluffton High School JROTC will sponsor a community yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20 in the parking lot of Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle. Parking lot spaces are available for $25 each or $40 for two. The JROTC Booster Club will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and baked goods. Proceeds will help pay for the JROTC unit's transportation to and participation in area and regional competitions and activities. Details: 843-757-7812
THE BRANCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
EVENTS The Open House and Program Courses Expo for traditional and home-school students will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Details: 843-422-2683, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACHIEVEMENTS William Monts, an eighth-grader, was selected as a finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS -- a national science, technology, engineering and math competition -- for his project, "Sail Away." Monts will compete with the other 29 finalists this fall in Washington, D.C., for a chance to win the top education award of $25,000.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HELPING HANDS 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. Details: 843-342-4100 Volunteers are needed for Operation 100%, a reading tutoring program for first-graders at the school. Tutoring is one-on-one instruction two hours a week. The syllabus is easy to follow. Details: 843-842-6640
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
OTHER The "PTO See our Spirit" community letter-writing campaign has begun, and students should return their letters by Friday. This is the main fundraiser of the year.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS JROTC will provide Color Guard for the State Board of Education meeting Sept. 12 in Columbia.
EVENTS Open house will be Thursday.
HELPING HANDS The school seeks donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, etc.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The cast for the upcoming performance of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" includes: sophomore Stephen Frederico as William Barfee; junior Marisa Wojcikiewicz as Olive Ostrovsky; seniors Helen Cardamone and Alexandra Kenneweg as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre (alternating performances); senior Alexandra Kenneweg and sophomore Whitaker Gannon as Marcy Park (alternating performances); senior Mark Oppenheimer as Leaf Coneybear; senior Taylor Calamari as Chip Tolentino; sophomore Hannah Simpson as Rona Lisa Peretti; and sophomore Heath Cunningham as V.P. Douglas Panch. Performance dates are Nov. 1-4.
EVENTS The first "3D" meeting for upper school will be held at 8:05 a.m. Thursday in the Lower School Commons. All upper school parents are encouraged to attend. The third annual Coastal Clean Water Festival is 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: email@example.com The ninth annual Tennis Carnevale will be held Oct. 14 at the Sea Pines Racquet Club. All skill levels of play are welcome. The cost is $75 a person. Details: www.hhprep.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: 843-338-1867
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The students recently completed the EAGLE flight school, which taught them the desired behaviors at school.
EVENTS The School Improvement Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Parents and members of the community are invited to the meeting. Details: 843-706-8300 Student Council will sponsor a commemorative assembly at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Flag Court Garden. Faculty, staff, students and the community will gather for patriotic songs, student poetry and essay readings. The council will recognize and honor families of M.C. Riley who have family members presently serving or who have served the military. Guests will include members of the Bluffton Fire Department, the Bluffton Police Department, Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and members of the Lowcountry Golf Course Superintendent Association who constructed and dedicated the Flag Court Garden to the heroes of 9/11. Back-to-school night and a Title I meeting for pre-kindergarten through first grade will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the early childhood center. Back-to-school night and a Title I meeting for second through fifth grades will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the elementary school.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed for the Rotary Reader and Mentoring programs. The Rotary Reader program helps to encourage the love of reading. Volunteers are needed to read on a weekly basis with students at the school. The Mentoring Program helps students increase their self-esteem and academic achievement. Orientations for both programs will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the school. Details: 843-706-8345
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Back-to-school night for pre-kindergarten through second grade is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Back-to-school night for third through fifth grades is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. GT Parents Night is 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday. Grandparents luncheon is Friday. The Math Bowl is Friday. Wear a jersey for $1.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Chick-fil-A Night is 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers must renew their volunteer contracts each year. Please contact Renee Heiliger at 843-707-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The WIT (Whatever it Takes) program begins at the start of the year.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS There will be a Parent Ed Cafe at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in the lobby to discuss substitute teaching. The cafe is open to the public. There will be a Reel In Redfish Public Fishing Tournament Fundraiser on Sept. 29. All those interested in volunteering, participating or sponsoring should email the Booster Club at email@example.com.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
EVENTS School is closed today in observance of Labor Day. School will resume with regular hours Tuesday.