BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC meeting is at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 2. International Walk to School Day is Oct. 3. Students and parents are invited to meet staff at The Farm, Pine Crest and Pine Ridge at 7:50 a.m. to promote walking to school. Bluffton Elementary School's third annual Harvest Festival fundraiser is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 in the school's bus loop on McCracken Circle. All are invited. Cost is $5 a family.
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 spaces are available for $25 or $40 for two. The JROTC Booster Club will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and baked goods. Proceeds will help pay for the Bluffton High JROTC unit's transportation to and participation in area and regional competitions and activities. Details: 843-757-7812
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS PTO meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. SIC meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
ENRICHMENT Students, teachers and parents of Team 7-5 participated in a time capsule ceremony Aug. 31. Students introduced themselves to the team and announced a goal for the year. These goals will be symbolically "buried" and then "dug up" in June. They also showed off some of their first work completed in each of their core classes.
HELPING HANDS Karyn Gabbey has "Smencils" for sale for $2 each. Smencils are gourmet-scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are available in the band room 6:45-7:15 a.m. and after school. All proceeds go to band boosters. Volunteers are needed in the roles of team parent, transportation monitor, hallway or lunchroom monitor, guest presenter, math tutor and more. Contact Taffy Scheider, 843-707-0796.
THE BRANCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
EVENTS The annual fall get together will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Dolphin Head Pavilion. Food will be provided. Meet students and their families. All those interested in the school are welcome to attend. The school encourages homeschoolers to join to learn about the pod courses offered this year. Details: 843-422-2683.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
ACHIEVEMENTS Juniors Alex Cooler and Brad Meccariello attended the S.C. Statehouse's National Constitution Day Celebration Sept. 14. The program included the 2012 James Otis Lecture Series, including a talk on the first amendment by Furman University President Rodney Smolla. Alex and Brad received a certificate recognizing them as "James Otis Scholars" and a copy of "Matthew J. Perry: The Man, His Times, and His Legacy." Both students were selected based on their interest in government and history.
EVENTS Students from Hilton Head and Bluffton will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation during the seventh annual Fields of Faith at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. The interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation.
HELPING HANDS The Zonta and Key clubs are once again teaming with Hilton Head Island Community Church for their annual Clothing Connection on Oct. 20. Donations of gently used, clean clothing and household linens are needed and are being collected in the front office of the school. Men's, women's, boy's and girl's clothing; all sizes, baby through adult, are needed. Household linens include pillows, blankets, sheets and towels. Donations may be brought to the front office through Oct. 13. Details: Marcy Crandall, firstname.lastname@example.org Brown paper lunch bags will be decorated by lower school students with a drawing or favorite Bible verse. Then they will fill the bags with hygiene products (shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, etc.) or school supplies. Drop off donations in the front office by Oct. 12. The filled bags will be distributed to local families and individuals in need at "Clothing Connection."
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 HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Olivia Joslin, Lauryn Bush, Eileen Cooper, Whitney Haley, Shane Wright and Emily Crick attended the monthly Student Government Meeting at Battery Creek High School.
HELPING HANDS The school is seeking donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, push pins etc.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Fifth-grader Matthew Monts finished in first place in the overall optimist racing at the Wassaw Leukemia Cup in Savannah. Matthew also is ranked number one (year-to-date) in the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association standings.
EVENTS 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 or $37.50 for alumni. Details: www.hhprep.org
HELPING HANDS Donations of gently used clothing, furniture, electronics and toys are being accepted for the Rummage Sale on Oct. 20. To schedule pickups, call Kendra Parsick, 843-338-1867.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS May River Montessori will host its annual garage sale Sept. 29. A space on the front lawn costs $20. Details: 843-757-2312
MICHAEL C. RILEY 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 individual 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. Wednesday at the school. Details: 843-706-8345
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The PTO's Harvest Carnival is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. There will be games, music, food and prizes.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The third annual Foxes Trot 5K will be Oct. 6.
HELPING HANDS Two short meeting will held to update volunteers on upcoming opportunities to help out at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS There will be a Reel In Redfish Public Fishing Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday. A captain's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hudson's restaurant. All those interested in volunteering, participating or sponsoring should email the Booster Club at spmaboosterclub@spma.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS The second annual Oysters by the Bay will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. All proceeds will go directly to supporting students and programs at TCL. Tickets are $25 a person and include unlimited fresh-roasted local oysters, hot dogs, and chili. Beer will be available for purchase. Details: 843-525-8294 www.tcl.edu/oysters