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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
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.
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