BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OTHER Register now for gifted-and-talented arts screenings. Any third- through eighth-grade student with high ability and high interest in visual and performing arts who is currently enrolled in a Beaufort County School District school is qualified.
Bluffton Elementary School
EVENTS Bluffton Elementary Chorus, Singers and Picardy Thirds musical groups will present the holiday program "December Round the World" at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The Youth in Government program returned from its Model Legislature and Court conference in Columbia having earned multiple awards: Harrison Dixon, Outstanding Statesman (Senate); Dan Brown, Outstanding Statesman (Senate); Mikyla Houghlan, Outstanding Statesman (Premier Senate); Samantha Perkowski, Outstanding Statesman (Premier House of Reps.); Erin Reichert, Bobby O'Rear Outstanding Adviser award. Dan Brown was selected to attend the Conference on National Affairs in Black Mountain, N.C., with 24 other South Carolina Youth in Government delegates and hundreds from across the country in July. The school earned Premier Delegation for the sixth year in a row.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
EVENTS The school is accepting applications for the 2013 summer programs and the 2013-14 academic high school year until Jan. 9. Details: 864-282-3713, www.scgsah.org
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS The Middle and Upper School Christmas Music Program is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gym; the Lower School Christmas Musical Program is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the gym. The public is invited to both events. Harbour Town Lights Christmas will feature several music and drama students at a performance starting at 7 p.m. Friday in Sea Pines. Admission is free.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The Book Fair will be held in the Red Auditorium through Friday. All are welcome.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
HELPING HANDS The school is collecting canned, dry and nonperishable food items that will be distributed to the less fortunate residents of Beaufort County. All collected items will be donated to The Deep Well Project and the Franciscan Center at St. Helena in Beaufort. The drive will end Dec. 21.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students also received photography awards in the S.C. Independent School Association Student Art Show: fourth-grader Jack Cherry won first place, third-grader Ava Edri received an honorable mention and seventh-grader Alana McCallion placed third.
EVENTS All families who are interested in learning more about the school are invited to the next open house 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in the Lower School Commons.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Student Council members will be selling holiday cards through Dec. 20. The cards will be on sale for $1 in the multipurpose room before school each morning.
ENRICHMENT The Singing Eagles Choir will be holding community holiday performances Thursday at several nursing homes and businesses.
HELPING HANDS The Student Council will hold a coin collection fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims. Each classroom will be given a plastic container for the coins. The donations will be given to the American Red Cross.
OTHER First Federal Bank will be accepting student banking deposits at school from 8-8:45 a.m. Thursday.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The book fair starts Thursday. Donuts for Dads is 8-8:40 a.m. Thursday for last names starting A-M and 8-8:40 a.m. Friday for N-Z.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Chick-Fil-A Night is 5-8 p.m. Thursday. This is a PTO-sponsored event. All Special Area teachers will be hosting. Bank Day is Wednesday. Students with a savings account with First Federal can bring in their deposits.