BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Bluffton High School JROTC will sponsor a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 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 be selling hotdogs, 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 Congratulations to the following seventh-grade students who earned a trip on the Discovery Vessel Cruise on Port Royal Sound, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources last week: Gabrielle Allen, Madison Anderson, Kullen Bailey, Alexius Bellamy, Khalil Bellamy, Jack Binder, McKenzie Bitz, William Boggs, Valerie Calvo, Cielo Camargo, Temre Campbell, Axel Campos, Sarah Cao, Kimberly Corona, Matthew Curry, Jeffrey Dahlqvist, Alexia Diaz, Julian Dinkins, Maggie Faciszewski, Shane Famer, Cyrus Freeman, Jaylen Gayle, Carolina Gonzales, McKencie Guerrero, Richard Gutierrez, Iris Hernandez, Katherine Hernandez, Devin Hill, Alexis Jimenez, Ali Jobst, Anna Kallmeyer, Benjamin Kelley, Mitchell Ledbetter, Cody Manning, Dalton Manning, Angelica Martinez, Marco Martinez, Victoria Martinez Perroni, Hannah Mathis, Brenna Mayer, Ryan McCormick, Eliza Mehle, Tameka Mike, Adam Park, Nicholas Patterson, Jasmine Peralta, Andrew Perez, Quinn Powers, Kathryn Rathke, Lucero Salado, Aidan Sanz, Madison Shropshire, Karla Solis, Kaitlynn Stephens, Reanna Stephens, Kaylin Story, Tina Tran, Lucas Turner, Ryann Violette, George Weisner, Brooke Wilhelm, Yi Zhou, Jeimy Argueta, Carols Duque, Jovana Escamilla, Jose Estrada, Armando Garcia, Elvin Garcia, Litzy Garduno, Estefani Guerrero, Veronica Hernandez, Emily Lara, Delvailla Leslie, Lissette Lopez, Stephanie Manun, Andres Martinez, Carmen Martinez, Jimena Martinez, Deisi Moreno, Alan Najera, Erick Riveria, Giovanni Suastegui, Kaila Thompson, Jara Uscanga, Carolina Vasquez, Julio Vasquez, Angie Zuniga.
EVENTS The first ESOL Parent meeting will be at 6 p.m Oct. 18 in the cafeteria. PTO meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the media center. SIC meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the media center.
OTHER Intramural Club began Sept. 27. Any student interested in playing recreational sports after school on Thursdays, should see Mr. Nelson in room E 118.
ACHIEVEMENTS The following seventh-grade students from Cross Schools in Bluffton were selected to participate in the Duke TIP program: Shanice Finley, Delaney Porter, Kayla Smith, Zoe Keller, Annie Barrett, Colin Young and Sam Riddle. The Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students qualified for the Duke TIP program serving gifted and talented students: John Burke, Christopher Cosacchi, Bryson Cummings, Joey DelGuercio, Alexis Fazio, Reid Foster, Michael Graupner, Meredith Inglis, Peter Keber, Andrew Mooney, Gabi Pirozzi, Audrey Robinson, Francesca Romano, Eva Young.
EVENTS FCA Fields of Faith is Wednesday at the stadium. Hear young men and women sharing their faith and challenging their peers to be in scripture and prayer daily. All are welcome. Hot dogs and snacks will be served from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and the event will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The Booster Club will host its fifth annual silent auction to raise money for the athletic program. This year will feature an online auction today through Friday. The auction is open to all and may be viewed at www.32auctions.com/hhca. Online bidding begins 9 a.m. today. The Booster Club will host a silent auction during the homecoming game Friday against Thomas Heyward. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. Tickets at the gate are $6 for adults and $4 for students. The auction opens at 6 p.m. and closes at the end of halftime.
HELPING HANDS The Zonta and Key clubs are teaming with Hilton Head Island Community Church for their annual Clothing Connection 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 Saturday. Details: Marcy Crandall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Brown paper lunch bags will be decorated by our 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 Friday. The filled bags will be distributed to local families and individuals in need at Clothing Connection.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The annual fall festival is 5-6:30 p.m. Friday. The evening includes food, games, crafts, activities and a silent auction. Families are welcome.
ENRICHMENT Students identified as gifted and talented in the arts will have a tour of Karis Art & Design Gallery on Tuesday.
HELPING HANDS The school is seeking math tutors. 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
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed for the Creative Arts Guild. The guild is involved in arts events at the school. Details: Harry Culpepper, email@example.com The PTO is in need of four new or gently used full-size refrigerators. Details: 843-342-4380
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Rock the Nest will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday in the Auxiliary Gym. All are invited.
HELPING HANDS The school is seeking donations of hand sanitizer, tissues and push pins.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
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 Volunteers are needed to assist with the annual Hilton Head Prep Rummage Sale at 8 a.m. Oct. 20. Details: Kendra Parsick, 843-338-1867
OTHER The 25th reunion for the Hilton Head Prep Class of 1987 is this weekend. Events include a reception following the Homecoming football game Friday and a cruise and dinner Saturday.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
ENRICHMENT 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 PTO meets at 5:30 p.m. today. Student council members and ESOL students will hold a Holiday Yard Sale at 7 a.m.-noon Saturday. Items for sale include toys, clothing, books and various holiday items. Proceeds will be used to assist students with costs associated with field trips. The sale will be held in front of the school. Details: Mrs. Ferguson, 843-706-8390 M. C. Riley Early Childhood Center will be hosting an orientation meeting for Operation Take Flight at 4 p.m. Thursday. They are seeking volunteers to participate in the program. Operation Take Flight is a tutoring program for kindergarten students. Volunteers are needed to work 20 or 45 minutes at a time, one day a week, Monday through Friday. During that time, each volunteer will have the opportunity to work with either one or two students. Volunteers may tutor anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Details: Kathy Wipper, 843-707-0800
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Chick-fil-A night to benefit the Spirit Squad is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Fantastic Fox Pizza & Pencils Night is at 6 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a slice or two of pizza, sharpen pencils for teachers and help with a few other projects. Make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-707-0600. Fantastic Fox Breakfast for Spanish-speaking parents at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Fantastic Fox Dessert for Spanish-speaking parents at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
HELPING HANDS Students who will be traveling to the Montessori Model United Nations next spring will be selling Belk Charity Sale tickets for $5 each during Friday afternoon carpools through Nov. 3.
OTHER No school Monday in honor of Columbus Day.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS The second annual Oysters by the Bay will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. All proceeds will go 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