ACHIEVEMENTS Fourteen Hilton Head Island teachers were honored by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island at a luncheon meeting at the Sea Pines Country Club: Hilton Head Early Childhood Center: Beth Sexson Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts: Sandy Courtney Hilton Head Island Elementary School: Marcia Dillon Hilton Head Island Middle School: Melissa Ledbetter Hilton Head Island High School: Jennifer Weitekamper Heritage Academy: Mary Tuchscherer Hilton Head Christian Academy Lower School: Amy Inglis Hilton Head Christian Academy Upper School: John Abbott Hilton Head Preparatory Lower School: Krista Hanna Hilton Head Preparatory Middle School: Stephanie Pullon Hilton Head Preparatory Upper School: Kate Clark Sea Pines Montessori Academy: Krista Schauss St. Francis Catholic Elementary School: Karlya Gaherty St. Francis Catholic Middle School: Teresa Fitzgibbons
EVENTS Student artwork will be on display in the annual Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibition, which runs until Feb. 28 in the Bank of America room of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The Promising Picassos event is presented annually by the Island School Council for the Arts. The student art exhibition, now in its 21st year, is open to all students, grades 3 through 12 in the public, private and home schools of southern Beaufort County.
OTHER The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has recently updated its online directory of local, state and regional scholarships for area high school students. The directory lists scholarships as well as general information on financial aid and helpful tips. There are more than 60 scholarships listed, representing more than $500,000 in annual awards. The directory can be accessed on the Community Foundation's website at www.cf-lowcountry.org/scholarships.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OTHER No school Friday and Feb. 18.
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The Wildcat Games is an intramural sports program held in addition to the students' weekly physical education class. Grade level classes are matched against each other in a friendly completion. Wildcat Games helps to promote teamwork skills, good sportsmanship and physical activity in a fun environment for the students. Champions classrooms: Dori Plejdrup, fifth; Gretchen Fritz, fourth; Ivette Davis, third; Mary Theiling, second.
EVENTS Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 27. Proceeds will benefit the fourth grade classrooms.
HELPING HANDS Bluffton Early Childhood Center is looking for volunteers for the new Wildcat Readers Program. Volunteers would read to children kindergarten through second grade. Details: Theresa Ball, Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-707-0900.
OTHER The school is accepting box tops as a fundraiser. Please submit box tops in bags of 50.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students were finalists in the Winthrop S.C. Schools Photography Competition: Alexandra Maree Ball, Ema Carroll, Thomas Crenshaw, Emma McCraken, Madison Wall and Casi Perri.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS March Madness basketball tournaments are Feb. 25-28.
HELPING HANDS The school is looking for 10 volunteers to serve as hall monitors during testing Feb. 20, 21 and 22. Details: 843-706-8771
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
ACHIEVEMENTS The Island School Council for the Arts has selected artwork from the following students: Erik Lopez, Alexandra Gentemann, Caleb Hutchinson and Megan Spiehs.
HELPING HANDS The PTO is accepting donations of gently used books during the first two weeks of February for classroom libraries. Collection boxes will be in the main lobby, the front office and by the bus entrance. Details: Wendy Sampson, email@example.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students were finalists in the Winthrop S.C. Schools Photography Competition: Griffin Bradley, Caitlin Delorey, Corie Fletcher, Will Lattman, Chlo