ACHIEVEMENTS The Captain William Hilton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored 15 students from Hilton Head Island schools during their annual Awards Day ceremony and luncheon Feb. 13.
The Good Citizens Award, which commends seniors for the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, patriotism and academic excellence, was presented to Katie Crowe
of Hilton Head Christian Academy and Helen Cardamone of Hilton Head Preparatory School.
The American History Essay Award was presented to fifth-grader Anna Sulek of Hilton Head Preparatory School for her winning essay "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence."
The Good Citizenship Award, which commends students for their demonstration of honor, service, leadership and patriotism, was presented to 12 elementary and middle school students.
-- Seventh-grader Sophie Maxwell of Heritage Academy
-- Fifth-grader Joey Reindl and eighth-grader Will Guenther of Hilton Head Christian Academy
-- Fifth-grader Jaala Grant of Hilton Head Island Elementary School
-- Eighth-grader Nicole Arnold of Hilton Head Island Middle School
-- Fifth-grader Valeria Morales of Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts
-- Fifth-grader Will Woerheide and eighth-grader Ryan Nimmer of Hilton Head Preparatory School
-- Fifth-grader Samuel Rougeux and eighth-grader Lillian Rougeux of St. Francis Catholic School
-- Third-grader Amelie Ratliff and eighth-grader Phillip Evans of Sea Pines Montessori Academy
EVENTS Christ Lutheran Preschool is holding an open house for parents from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at the school, 829 William Hilton Parkway. A full-time 2-year-old program is being offered for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration for full-time and part-time 2- to 5-year-old classes is now open. Details: 843-785-6570
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT School is closed today
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Fourth-grader Taylen McClure was chosen recently as the Knights of Columbus Council winner in their annual drug and alcohol abuse awareness poster contest. Taylen's winning poster was judged the council winner for alcohol abuse awareness in the 8 to 11 year old group.
EVENTS The fifth-grade class will present the "American Pop Forever" concert at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 27. The fourth- and fifth-grade choral group "Singers" will perform a selection of showtunes at 12:45 p.m. March 2 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Youth Festival.
HELPING HANDS Bluffton Early Childhood Center and Bluffton Elementary are looking for volunteers to read for students. The Wildcat Readers Program is aimed at students in kindergarten through second grade. Details: Theresa Ball, 843-707-0900, Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students competed in the Hilton Head Half Marathon Feb. 9. The following students placed in their age groups: second place Al Brown; second place Ryan McCormick; and first place, Victoria Martinez.
H.E. MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed to serve as hallway monitors during EDLA testing is Feb. 20-22.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
EVENTS Kindergarten registration will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 11-15. No appointment is necessary. Parents of children turning 5 on or before Sept. 1 should register. Documentation required for registration includes the child's birth certificate and shot record as well as a proof of residence. Child Find Screenings for fall pre-kindergarten classes will be March 18-22. Call for an appointment. Details: 843-689-0400
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The "International Festival" is 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 25. There will be entertainment, interactive stations for the children and food from many parts of the world. Contact Ms. Kent at 843-342-4266 if you would like to volunteer.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS IB Fundraiser is at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at Char Bar in Park Plaza. Details: Ms. White, 843-689-4862
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Senior Emily Beasley won first place in the Island School Council of the Arts Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibit. Junior Deia Hunt placed third; and senior Gracie Anderson received an honorable mention. 10th-graders Lucas McMillan and Noah Sulek placed first and second, respectively, at the SCISA State Chess Tournament. Science chairwoman Tina Webb-Browning has been selected to read for the AP Chemistry exams, and middle school Spanish instructor Mae Chalk has been chosen as a Table Leader for the AP Spanish exams.
EVENTS The next Parents' Association meeting is at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 20 in the KNS Media Center. There will be a Coaches' Open House at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the middle-school gym for parents whose children are participating in a spring sport.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The five Promising Picasso students were Lisa Campion, Izaria Singletary, Domiano Vicario, Dreanna Chisolm and Lydia John. The Island School Council for the Arts exhibit collects artwork from students south of the Broad. Fifth-grader Emma Beishir participated in the South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir performance held Feb. 9 in Charleston.
EVENTS Chick-fil-A night is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 20. The Family Fitness Fair will be held at the track and cafeteria starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 23. It is a full day of exercise promoting health, fitness and wellness for the whole family. There will be a full schedule of bike activities, including a bicycle rodeo, inspections and repairs. Also new this year is the Master Gardeners of Bluffton teaching families how to start a garden.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The health fair is 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS AMES Family Bingo Night is 6:15-8:30 p.m. March 1. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Food will be served. All proceeds benefit AMES fifth grade Florida trip.
OTHER Applications are due March 8 for the 2013-2014 AMES Program. Details: 843-707-0500
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Students will present the youth opera production of "Rhodopis" at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Hilton Head Island High School. Sea Pines Montessori Day at Watusi is Feb. 22.
OTHER No school today.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS St. Francis placed second overall at the S.C. Independant Schools Association Regional Spelling Bee. Third-grader Braydon O'Leary and fifth-grader Austin Mitchell both took first place for their grade level and were invited to the SCISA State Spelling Bee at Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree. Third-grader Emma Knight, fifth-grader Alessandro Cocovich and sixth-grader Isabella Barrero placed third, and eighth-grader Isabelle Boatright placed fourth.