Gazette Class Notes for Jan. 21

classnotes@beaufortgazette.comJanuary 22, 2013 

BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

EVENTS

  • Collection for the Souper Bowl of Caring ends Feb. 3. Cans of any kind of soup will be collected in the front office of the school for donation to local food banks and charities. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580.

  • HELPING HANDS

  • The Students Against Drunk Driving Club is selling cupcakes for $10 to raise money for he 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be held at Dolphin Stadium on May 17. Battery Creek High School, Beaufort Academy, Beaufort High School and Whale Branch Early College High School are competing to see who will be crowned relay mascot. Each school will hold fundraisers to see which mascot will be crowned at the relay. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580.

  • BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Informational meetings about AMES Academy, an academic magnet program for high-achieving Beaufort County elementary students interested in math and science, will be held at the school at 6 p.m. Feb. 6-7. Details: http://www.beaufort.k12.sc.us/pages/BCSD/Departments/Instructional_Servi...

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation distributed more than $5,170 to 11 teachers for use this semester. The foundation awards grants only to teachers in public schools north of the Broad River, and has been helping fund teacher projects for more than 20 years. The following grant winners, receiving an average of $472, were: Jeri Williams and Linda Aragon, Battery Creek High School; Scott Gordon, Beaufort High School; Willa Simpson and Ellen Dounne, Coosa Elementary; Amy Fallon and Sean Nessler, Port Royal Elementary; Gail Burns and Melissale Rivera Juarbe, Shanklin Elementary; Eve Weaver, St. Helena Elementary; Lawrence Anderson, Mossy Oaks Elementary; Cynthia Armstrong, Whale Branch Elementary; and Alma Weeks, Lady's Island Elementary.

  • HELPING HANDS

  • Each summer the district hosts the largest Migrant Education Program in South Carolina. It provides educational services for school-aged youngsters at St. Helena Elementary School and for older students directly at the migrant camps. Students are taught basic English, math, health and life skills. School supplies and hotel-sized toiletries are needed for the welcome packagers for older students. Items collected can be taken to the BCSD DESC at 2900 Mink Point Blvd or to St. Helena Elementary School. Details: Terry Bennett, director of grants management, 843-322-2332 or terry.bennett@beaufort.k12.sc.us

  • BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The theater department will present "The Idiot's Guide to High School" by Alan Haehnel, a show to help students understand their purpose in school. The play will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school's auditorium. Cost is $5, and the public is welcome.

  • BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The next School Improvement Council meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the media center.

  • HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The school has been received as a Partner Member of the Classical Latin School Association. Details: 843-522-0660, htadmin@htccs.org.

  • EVENTS

  • Open enrollment for all new students begins Jan 28. Applications will be accepted for preschool (PK2 to PK4) and grammar school (K5 to sixth grade). An open house is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 5. Details: 843-522-0660, htadmin@htccs.org.

  • RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL

    HELPING HANDS

  • The school needs individuals and businesses willing to host middle-school students for Middle School Job Shadowing Day on Feb. 14. Details: Patience Gordon, pgordon@riverviewcharterschool.org.

  • ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The school won $500 and a plaque in recognition for best overall recycling project in the U.S. Green Building Council's 2012 Green School Challenge.

  • EVENTS

  • The Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. It is open to the public.

  • An open house for Catholic Schools Week is 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Coffee, donuts, a school tour and information about 2013-14 enrollment will be available. Details: 843-522-2163

  • TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

    EVENTS

  • The annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony will begin at noon Feb. 15 in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and guests planning to attend are asked to call to 843-525-8294 or email rsvp@tcl.edu.

  • The school's alumni chapter will host its eighth annual Founder's Day luncheon at noon Feb. 16 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Beaufort. An advance donation of $35 is requested. Proceeds will go toward the TCL Student Yearly Scholarship Fund and Mather Museum. To reserve a luncheon ticket or for more information, contact Alvesta Robertson at 843-524-6123; Charliese Rogers-Jackson at 757-490-9190; or Vernell T. Young at 757-420-1727.

  • WHALE BRANCH EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Special Education teacher Cynthia Armstrong received a grant from The Northern Beaufort County Foundation. Members of the committee presented Ms. Armstrong with balloons and a certificate for her accomplishment during the week of Jan. 7.

  • REUNIONS/ALUMNI

  • The Beaufort High School Class of 1958 Tidal Wave Breakfast Club meetings are at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. Details: 843-525-1822, 843-524-8903

  • Any member of the Battery Creek High School Class of 2003 interested in helping to organize a class reunion should contact Shayla Sanders at shayla327@gmail.com.
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