BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Spring Scholastic Book Fair is Tuesday-Friday.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed to read to students. The Wildcat Readers Program is aimed at students in kindergarten through second grade. Details: Theresa Ball, 843-707-0900, firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers are needed to proctor the PASS test. Testing will be held the morning of March 19, 20 and May 7 to 10. Details: Kim Maurer, 843-706-8500, email@example.com
OTHER A parent meeting will be held for families being transferred to Bluffton Elementary from Rose Hill Development and Buck Island Road to register for the 2013-2014 school year at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bluffton Elementary School. Registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will be held at the Bluffton Early Childhood Center through Friday. Pre-kindergarten students must be 4 years old, and kindergarten students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Bring your child's birth certificate, S.C. immunization record and proof of residency.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
The following students represented the school in the Beaufort County School District's "River of Words Celebration." Students will either have poetry or art published in this year's anthology, "River of Words: Musings on Port Royal Sound 2013 Anthology," or have artwork on display at the River of Words celebration held 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at ARTworks in Beaufort: Temilayo Anthony, Bridget Connelly, Brooke Reddick, Caroline Nelson, Isabel Long, Melida Molina, Veronica Yanez, William Priester, Adelynn Helms, Alexis Bellamy, Benjamin Kelley, Brianna Foster, Christian Williams, Dalton Manning, George Weisner, Jaden Daly, Jenny Nguyen, Leksi Radolec
EVENTS Golf tournament at Hampton Hall at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday versus Beaufort Academy, St. Gregory and St. Peter's.
OTHER Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. March 27. No class for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade March 29.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students are published in this year's "River of Words" book, a collection of work from Beaufort County schools: Poetry: Marissa Hamby, Cheyanne Ward, Julian Weston, Cesar Angeles, Austin Pierce, Tyra Skinner, Na'Kil Mathis, Meleena Lin, Taylor Brewer; Artwork: Rebecca Perez, Cayla Torlina, Annie Franklin, Cloe Thomas, Toni Ann Quarrie, Charlie Hancock, Ebony Gadson
EVENTS Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
HELPING HANDS PASS testing is March 19-21. To volunteer as a hallway monitor, call Ms. Joly at 843-706-8771.
ACHIEVEMENTS February Students of the Month are: Madeline Metzger, A.M. High School Student of the Month; Phyllis Yu Tang, P.M. High School Student of the Month; Kotaro Nishimura, ESL Student of the Month. Jonathan Johns was named Teacher of the Month. Students under the guidance of math teacher Tracy Sklarin participated in the College of Charleston Math Meet. There were 53 schools represented, totaling 649 student participants. The following Heritage students placed as listed: Sheock Hyun Shim (ninth), William White (13th), Pear Siriko (100th) and Phyllis Yu Tang (180th).
HILTON HEAD ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
OTHER Kindergarten registration is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today through Friday. Parents of children turning 5 years old 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 held the week of March 18. Call for an appointment. Details: 843-689-0400
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Registration for Spanish and Chinese Language Programs for upcoming first graders is through March 31. Broderick Copeland, Caitlyn Owen, Cheyenne Ferre, and Jory Howe were recently named to the S.C. Honor Choir. They are all students of music teacher Karen Osborne and members of the school's Singing Sea Otter Chorus.
EVENTS School tour dates for upcoming first-graders and new students are noon to 1 p.m. today and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday (dual-language parent meeting).
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Science fair winners: in physical sciences, first place, Brian Ludewig, and second place Matt Joslin; in the life sciences, first place, team, Jessica Geltz and Nicole Moosbrugger; in individual category, first place, Olivia Joslin, and second place, Bridgette Noonan. Kasey Meredith and Brian Stuligross participated in the All-State Orchestra performance of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture/Fantasy.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS After serving many years as an AP Reader in both AP Literature and AP Language, Peg Hamilton has been promoted to assistant to the chief reader at the College Board's annual AP readings in Louisville, Ky., in June. Select works by Drew Askeland, Christian Steinmetz and Hannah Parker were chosen for the Promising Picassos Student Art Pop-up Gallery and will be showcased at the Starbucks at Pineland Station. Two students competed at the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association regatta in Mount Pleasant last month. Matthew Monts received first place in the Optimist white fleet, and his older brother Will Monts was awarded third place in the Laser Radial Fleet.
EVENTS The school is holding a free soccer clinic for boys and girls 9 to 14 from 10 a.m. to noon March 23. The clinic is open to the public, and no registration is required. Varsity boys' and girls' soccer coaches will focus on the fundamentals of the game. All players should come dressed in shorts, T-shirts, shin guards and cleats.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS Elementary students are performing "Dreamcatchers" Opera 6 p.m. March 23 at Magnolia Theatre in Sun City Hilton Head. Admission is free. The Easter Bake Sale is March 27.
OTHER Prospective parents should call the school at 843-757-2312 to schedule a tour and obtain an application for fall enrollment.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ENRICHMENT Third-grade students will welcome artist-in-residence Kim Keats from Wednesday-Friday. She will instruct students in creating baskets using natural fibers native to South Carolina.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed to assist as monitors for the upcoming PASS testing March 19-20 and May 7-10. Volunteers are needed 8:30 a.m.-noon. Details: 843-706-8300
OTHER Applications for pre-kindergarten Child Find screening for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted through Friday. Required documentation includes the child's birth certificate and immunization record, as well as two proofs of residency. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. Kindergarten registration is today-Aug. 1. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Chick-fil-A night is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
OTHER Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today through Friday.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OTHER Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is today-Friday. Parents of children that will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 can come and register their children. Bring child's birth certificate, shot record and proof of residence 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday or 5-7 p.m. Wednesday.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS The SPMA Golf Classic tournament will be Thursday at the Golf Club at Indigo Run. The Parenting With Purpose class will meet at 9 a.m. today. This event is open to the public. Friday is SPMA Day at Watusi on Hilton Head.
OTHER No school Friday.