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
EVENTS The Winter Sports Athletic Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center, followed by a dinner. Athletes, coaches and members of the Athletic Booster Club will be admitted free to the banquet. The cost for individuals is $5 for their meal. Details: John Drafts, 843-322-5574
OTHER Season tickets for home athletic contests during the regular season are on sale through Thursday. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for high school students; and $5 for elementary students. Details: John Drafts, 843-322-5574
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ACHIEVEMENTS One hundred and forty-five Beaufort County eighth-graders were honored at a banquet Thursday for being named Junior Scholars by the S.C. Department of Education. Eligible students scored 50 or higher on the PSAT in verbal, math or writing, or were recognized for meeting eligibility requirements and participating in Duke University's Talent Identification Program during their seventh-grade years. The students receive an award of merit from the Department of Education as well as information about summer academic programs at S.C. colleges and universities. They can use that recognition to bolster their applications to colleges and universities, according to a district news release.
OTHER Public and private school teachers throughout the Lowcountry who work with students who speak another language at home are invited to meet March 9 on the campus of Michael C. Riley Elementary School in Bluffton for a Compassion and Realistic Expectations Conference. C.A.R.E. focuses on providing mainstream teachers with strategies to better serve English Language Learners. Food and door prizes are also included, according to a news release. Deadline to register is Friday. The cost is $50 a teacher. If three teachers from the same school register, the fourth is free. Details: Linda Ferguson, Linda.Ferguson@beaufort.k12.sc.us or 843-706-8300 x8393.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS The School Improvement Council will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday in the library media center.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The public is invited to a gallery art show 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Arts Center at Beaufort High School. The show will feature artwork from juniors and seniors, along with music and food.
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 then will 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: Carmen Dillard, 843-322-6100 or email@example.com
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
ACHIEVEMENTS The school is sending alto saxophone player Tafari Salaam of Battery Creek High School to All State Jazz Band events Thursday through Saturday. 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. Tuesday for those interested in learning more and wishing to take a school tour. Details: 843-522-0660, firstname.lastname@example.org
JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ACHIEVEMENTS The following teachers were voted 2013 Teachers of the Year for their respective schools: Shelia White, Ridgeland Elementary School; Brandon Hutson, Hardeeville Elementary School; Ingrid Scott, Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School; Susie Ingram, Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School. The district's Teacher of the Year winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 26 in the Multi-Purpose Room at Ridgeland Elementary School.
EVENTS The district will hold its first annual parent-staff talent show at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School Gymnasium. Registration forms are available at all schools and the Jasper County School District office. Cost is $10 to participate. The event is sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee and the Parent Advisory Group. The deadline to register is March 8. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 4 to 16, and will be sold the night of the event Details: Call 843-717-1170, 843-784-8600 or 843-717-1103.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
EVENTS More than 100 middle school students went out into the community Feb. 14 and shadowed various individual and businesses, spending one to three hours watching and learning about their jobs, such as veterinarians, biologists, law enforcement and air traffic control personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
ROBERT SMALLS INTERMEDIATE/MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS The school will hold a Spirit Night 3-9 p.m. Friday at Jersey Mike's, 272 Robert Smalls Parkway, to benefit the media center. Details: Rhonda Doherty, 843-322-2525
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS The college has scheduled a series of open houses to assist those who looking to begin college or start training
for a new career. The open houses are 5-7 p.m. on the following dates and locations: March 14, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton March 19, Health Sciences, Bldg. 4, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort April 4, Business and Industrial Technologies, Bldg. 14, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort April 25, Hampton Campus, H. Mungin Center, 54 Tech Circle., Varnville May 7, Arts & Sciences, Transfer Programs & Early Care and Education, Bldg. 12, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort
Details: Call 843-470-8405 or go to www.tcl.edu/openhouse
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and school will present the Young Artist Showcase 2013 6-7:30 p.m. Friday. The event will feature artwork from students in kindergarten through fourth grade and will be held at the school, 15 Stuart Point Road. All business owners, parents and residents of the community are invited to attend. This event is free. Details: 843-986-1102 The Concert Choir will perform at the Beaufort County Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. March 5 in Beaufort County Council Chambers, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.