Gazette Class Notes for Feb. 11

classnotes@beaufortgazette.comFebruary 11, 2013 

MISCELLANEOUS

HELPING HANDS

  • The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has updated its online directory of scholarships for area high school students. The directory also has information about financial aid. More than 60 scholarships are listed, representing more than $500,000 in annual awards. The directory is available at www.cf-lowcountry.org/scholarships.Scholarship providers in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties can call 843-681-9100 to add their scholarships to the directory.

  • BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

    OTHER

  • Season tickets for home athletic contests during the regular season are on sale through Feb. 28. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for high school students and $5 for elementary students. Details: Coach John Drafts, 843-322-5574

  • BEAUFORT ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Eighth-grader Preston Coleman and sixth-grader Quinn Fleming will compete Wednesday in the state spelling bee.

  • Students attending other schools, in first through 11th grades, are invited to attend Beaufort Academy for the day Friday and shadow a current student. Lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend should call 843-524-3393 or visit www.beaufortacademy.org.

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    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 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 packages 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 MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Students will take part in the State Youth Tobacco Survey on Wednesday.

  • No school for students Friday and following Monday.

  • COOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    HELPING HANDS

  • The school has partnered with Lowcountry Running Company to help send shoes to Africa. People may drop off gently worn shoes at Lowcountry Running Company at 95A Factory Creek Court on Lady's Island in February. For every pair of shoes donated -- up to 200 pairs -- the school will receive $1 from the Lowcountry Running Company. Shoes will then be sent to African markets. Patrons who drop off two pairs of shoes will receive 20 percent off any regular price purchase. Flip-flops, Crocs and damaged shoes will not be accepted. Details: Contact Carmen Dillard at 843-322-6100 or carmen.dillard@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

  • GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The school will send alto saxophone player Tafari Salaam of Battery Creek High School to All State Jazz Band events Feb. 28 to March 2. Band auditions are sponsored by the S.C. Band Directors Association and provide an opportunity for select high school students to play together from across the state.

  • HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The school is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 academic school year in grades pre-kindergarten (ages 2 and older) through sixth grade. Applications can be found online at www.htccs.org or at the school, 302 Burroughs Ave. An open house will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 for those interested in learning more and wishing to take a school tour. 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.

  • The school will hold its third annual job fair for the 2013-2014 school year Friday and Saturday. Those interested in working at Riverview can apply online at www.riverviewcharterschool.org/employment.html, or call or email Mandy Klepper at mklepper@riverviewcharterschool.org or 843-379-0123, ext. 245.

  • ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Eighth-grade science teacher Heather Rembold was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the National Catholic Educational Association. Rembold was chosen from a possible pool of more than 100,000 teachers from a 12-region area. She was recognized for creating an environmental science program that includes a kayaking program that allows students to explore the ecology of local marshes.

  • TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

    EVENTS

  • The school will host a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Details: Visit www.collegegoalsc.org or contact Ashley Faubion, TCL admissions manager, at 843-470-8405 or afaubion@tcl.edu.

  • WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    HELPING HANDS

  • The school is one of 14 South Carolina elementary schools to receive money as part of a $10,000 donation by Sam's Club to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Homework Centers. The centers provide students with homework assistance, time management skills and enrichment activities. In addition, Sam's Clubs located near the schools will provide supplies for students and offer volunteer opportunities for their employees.
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