Packet Class Notes for Jan. 21

classnotes@islandpacket.comJanuary 22, 2013 

MISCELLANEOUS

OTHER

  • The second Zapata Initiative is under way. Participating students in Hilton Head Island middle and high schools will submit artwork portraying any athletic endeavor or well-known sports figure as a follow up to the London Olympics.

  • Five jurors select the winners at the end of each challenge. More than $1,000 in prize money will be awarded to the young artists in both schools. An exhibit of more than 100 pieces of art will be on display at the Hilton Head Island High School. The winning works will be honored at the Art League Walter Greer Gallery early in March.

    BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    OTHER

  • School is closed today.

  • BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The PTO meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.

  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

  • Bluffton Elementary School Pride Ceremony is Friday.

  • BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Decker Paulmeier is the school champion in the National Geographic Bee. Decker will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. Competitors in the school championship were sixth-graders Nicholas Butts, Hanna Giblin, Edwin Hernandez, Kieran Kelly and Hannah Peltz; seventh-graders Decker Paulmeier, Ryan McCormick, Cassidy Meyer, Magdelena Rivera and Adam Park; and alternates Maile Paulmeier and Zachary Zahler.

  • H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The newly formed PTO will host Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

  • HELPING HANDS

  • The school is looking for 10 volunteers for hall monitors during testing Feb. 20, 21-22. Details: 843-706-8771

  • OTHER

  • Box tops and Campbell soup labels can be dropped off at the front office.

  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Admissions open house is 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

    OTHER

  • The school will host the third annual Parent University, a Hilton Head Island Cluster School initiative at 6 p.m. Feb. 5. All parents, grandparents and caregivers of students of all ages are invited to attend these free workshops. Parent University is an opportunity for parents and community members to access the wealth of local experts to sharpen their skills and awareness on various topical subjects. The national program is designed to create stronger and better educated communities. Child care for ages up to 12 will be provided at no charge. Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited to 250 registrants. Applications are available at all Hilton Head Island Cluster Schools or by going online at hhh.beaufort.k12.sc.us. Details: Dianne Morgan, 843-689-4811

  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Upper School Information Night is 7-8 p.m. Thursday in the Lower School Commons. All prospective families are welcome to come to learn more about the school.

  • OTHER

  • School is closed today.

  • MAY RIVER MONTESSORI

    OTHER

  • School is closed today.

  • Elementary Program Open House is 6-7 p.m. Jan. 28.

  • Enrollment for 2013-14 will begin at the end of January. New parents interested in enrolling can call for a tour: 843-757-2312

  • OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The Brown Bag Bully Busters Breakfast is 8-8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

  • RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Gifted and talented art screening is Saturday at Bluffton High School. Details: 843-707-0600

  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • There will be an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday hosted by the seventh- and eighth-grade students. All families and children are welcome to attend.

  • OTHER

  • School is closed today.

  • ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Sixth-grader Emma Mayers beat nine other St. Francis contestants to win the schoolwide National Geographic Bee on Dec. 19. Runner-up, Lauren Shand, was last year's school champion. Emma will take a qualifying test to determine her eligibility for the state bee to be held this April. Grade champions include fourth-grader Liam Sirgo, fifth-grader Eileen Lundblad, seventh-grader Jack Jolley and eighth-grader Allison Hughes. Other finalists include fifth-grader Anthony Cedeno, sixth-grader K.C. Boatright, and eighth-graders Alma Ceron and Callie Smith.

  • EVENTS

  • School Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Sunday is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. The students will be attending Mass at 10:30 a.m. in their school uniforms.

  • OTHER

  • School is closed today.
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