BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC meeting 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. The third annual Harvest Festival fundraiser is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the school's bus loop on McCracken Circle. All are invited. Cost is $5 a family. International Walk to School Day is Tuesday. Students and parents are invited to meet staff at The Farm, Pinecrest and Pine Ridge at 7:50 a.m. to promote walking to school. Parents are reminded to send in a note to their child's teacher if their mode of transportation will change that 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 or $40 for two. The JROTC Booster Club will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and baked goods. Proceeds from the sale 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
ACHIEVEMENTS Davina Walker was named "New Teacher of the Year" by the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry.
ENRICHMENT Port Royal Sound Foundation and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources presented the "Marine Science Education Field Trip" exploring the Port Royal Sound with 90 seventh graders on Sept. 24 and 28. They each wrote an essay reporting on their findings and offering ways to help to protect local waters.
HELPING HANDS Karyn Gabbey has "Smencils" for sale for $2 each. Smencils are gourmet scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are available at the band room from 6:45 to 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.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
ACHIEVEMENTS The school's 2012 SAT scores ranked third in the state. The composite score was 1711, about 280 points above the state average.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS Students from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton will be joining 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. Peers invite classmates to meet on their school's athletic field to hear fellow students share testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.
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, email@example.com. 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
ENRICHMENT Students identified as gifted and talented in the arts will have a tour of Karis Art & Design Gallery on Oct. 9.
HELPING HANDS The school is seeking math tutors for this school year. Volunteers will assist with teaching math concepts and skills through 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
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed for the Creative Arts Guild. The guild is involved in arts events at the school. Details: Harry Culpepper, firstname.lastname@example.org The PTO is in need of four new or gently used full-sized refrigerators. Details: 843-342-4380
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Patty Schoelkopf was recognized as Outstanding Art Educator for 2012 at the Evening of the Arts on Sept. 21.
EVENTS Rock the Nest will be held 5-9 p.m. Oct 11 in the auxiliary gym. All are invited.
HELPING HANDS The school is seeking donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, push pins etc.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Six students have been selected as Scholar Award winners for this school year: Greg Warren (Jim Ferree Golf Outing Scholar), seniors Helen Cardamone and Kelsey Izzillo (Arts Scholars), freshman Shannon O'Brien and senior Andrew Shafer (Tennis Carnevale Scholars) and junior Christian Steinmetz (Richard A. Basirico Scholar). These students excel in the arts and athletics, as well as in the classroom.
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 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
ENRICHMENT Upper elementary is going on a field trip to Allendale for an archeological dig today. Elementary students will be doing community service at a local food bank the last Tuesday of each month.
OTHER May River Montessori received a grant from The Community Foundation of the LowCountry to fund an expansion of the primary building scheduled next summer.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Students, faculty and staff are celebrating Spirit Week as a weeklong event leading up to the Riley Run Friday. Student council sponsored a commemorative assembly Sept. 11 in the Flag Court Garden. Faculty, staff, students and community gathered for patriotic songs, student poetry and essay readings. This year, student council recognized and honored family members students presently serving or have served in the war in the military. There was a special performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Brass Quintet. National Walk at School Day will be recognized Wednesday. All teachers and students will take a walk to promote a healthy life style during their scheduled recess time.
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 Kid's Club is 6-7 p.m. Thursday for prekindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. The evenings theme is "Cold Blood Adventures: An Educational Reptile Show." Pizza and drinks will be served in the cafeteria. Chick-fil-A night to benefit the Spirit Squad is 5-8 p.m. Oct. 10.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The third annual Foxes Trot 5K will be Saturday. International Walk to School Day is Wednesday. Teachers and staff will be at the following locations to help walk students in to school: Hidden Lakes pool parking lot, Frazier Field, Squat 'n' Gobble parking lot, Bluffton House apartment bus stop and 9th/10th Street in Bluffton Park. Parents and families are welcome to join the walk to school.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
ENRICHMENT The International Day of Peace was recognized Sept. 21. Students played bells, sang songs, lit a symbolic candle and gave poetry readings near the campus peace pole.
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