South of the Broad Class Notes for March 18

classnotes@islandpacket.comMarch 15, 2013 

WISH GRANTED: Trish Smoot, a gifted and talent reading and math teacher at Hilton Head Island Elementary School, received glue sticks, highlighters, multicolored construction paper, dry erase markers and wide, two-sided tape from Walmart. Pictured are gifted and talented teachers Karen Perdue, Trish Smoot and Cynda Hurley.

  • PROJECT CONNECT

    Project Connect is a partnership between the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and local schools to help teachers get supplies or services. To donate, contact Sandy McGuire at 843-341-8374 or smcguire@hiltonheadisland.org.

    WISH LIST

    • The fourth- and fifth-grade Gifted and Talented teachers at Hilton Head Island Elementary School are requesting iPads, hand sanitizer and tissues.

    • Dora Fletcher, a 10th- through 12th-grade math teacher at Hilton Head Island High School is requesting Zip-lock bags of all sizes.

    • Sarah Beachkofsky, a seventh-grade English teacher at Hilton Head Island Middle School, is requesting pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners and Scotch tape.

    • Dedra Barker, a first-grade teacher at Hilton Head Island Elementary School, is requesting an electric pencil sharpener, CD players and headphones.

    • Leah Washington, a third-grade language arts and math teacher at Red Cedar Elementary School, is requesting 24 sets of headphones.

BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EVENTS

  • The second graders will present a weather-themed performance at 6:30 p.m. March 28.

  • 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.ball@beaufort.k12.sc.us

  • Volunteers are needed to proctor the PASS test. Testing will be held the mornings of March 19, 20 and May 7 to 10. Details: Kim Maurer, 843-706-8500, kimmaurer@beaufort.k12.sc.us

  • BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Interact inducted its newly elected officers and recognized their seniors March 12. The President of Okatie Rotary, John Mosca, gave the officers pins during the meeting, including Katherine Greig (president), Stephanie Ortega (secretary), and Adriana Callejas (treasurer). Bluffton High Interact is a community service organization sponsored by both the Bluffton Rotary Club and the Okatie Rotary Club.

  • EVENTS

  • The third annual Mr. Bobcat contest is at 7 p.m. April 6 in the auditorium. Ten senior boys will compete for the title of Mr. Bobcat. Cost is $5. The event benefits student council.

  • CROSS SCHOOLS

    OTHER

  • Dismissal is at 11:30 a.m. March 27 for kindergarten through eighth grade parent-teacher conferences.

  • School is closed March 29.

  • Both Cross Schools and the Early Childhood Center are accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic school year. Details: Beth Krause (rising K-8) or Alison Howard (18 months-PreK) at 843-706-2000.

  • H.E. MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    ENRICHMENT

  • Students will present research projects about solutions to students performing poorly academically as part of the Project Citizen program March 21.

  • HELPING HANDS

  • PASS testing is March 19-21. To volunteer as a hallway monitor, call Ms. Joly at 843-706-8771.

  • OTHER

  • College Preparation Day for freshmen is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28 at Bluffton High School.

  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

    EVENTS

  • 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 until March 31.

  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The school is holding a free soccer clinic for boys and girls ages 9 to 14, 10 a.m. to noon March 23. The clinic is open to the public, and no registration is required. Hilton Head Prep's 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 at 6 p.m. March 23 at Magnolia Theatre in Sun City Hilton Head. Admission is free.

  • The Easter bake sale is March 27.

  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. March 20.

  • RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Four kindergarten to first-grade classes will perform "Habitat Rock" at 6 p.m. March. 21.

  • OTHER

  • Registered volunteers are still needed to proctor PASS testing from 9-11 a.m. March 19-20. Details: 843-707-0600

  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • SPMA Day is March 22 at Watusi on Hilton Head Island.

  • OTHER

  • SPMA Summer Camp programs have been announced. Details: www.spma.com
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