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 email@example.com.
WISHES GRANTED Amanda O'Nan, principal at Hilton Head Island High School, received Clorox wipes, No. 2 pencils, graph paper, colored index cards and tissues from Walmart. Lindora Goree, a sports marketing teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, received boxes of tissue and hand sanitizer from Walmart. Steve Delaney, a special education teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, received puzzles and games from Walmart. Ms. Karszes, a 10th-grade teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, received three-pronged folders from Walmart. Sarah Beachkofsky, a seventh-grade English teacher at Hilton Head Island Middle School, received pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners and Scotch tape from Walmart Bibiana Osorio, a sixth- and seventh-grade English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Hilton Head Island Middle School, received 20 copies each of five books from the Clodfelter family. Kathryn Weatherhead, a 10th- through 12th-grade science teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, received colored pencils from Walmart.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OTHER No school April 1-3 and 18-19.
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The second-graders will present a weather-themed performance 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
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.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Seventh-grader Decker Paulmeier is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. School level winners then took a qualifying test. The 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee will be held April 5 in Columbia.
OTHER 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. Dismissal is at 11:30 a.m. March 27 for kindergarten through eighth grade. No school March 29 for pre-K through eighth grade. Spring break is April 1-5.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS The community is invited to participate in the Health & Wellness Farmer's Market 1:45-2:30 p.m. March 26 in the cafeteria. Chef Brooks will cook and share recipes using the items from organic produce boxes provided by Heritage Organic Farm. Boxes of organic produce will be sold -- $32 for an original box, $22 for a petite box. Pre-order by March 25 by emailing email@example.com.
HELPING HANDS Fourth-grade G.U.Y.S. (Godly Unique Young Sons) are collecting items for Bluffton Self-Help. Needed are toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, kid-friendly no-tear shampoo, toilet paper and deodorant. Donations can be dropped off at the Lower School. Details: 843-681-2878
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students won the Lower School Values Award for trustworthiness: kindergartners Maya Shimada, Izzy Bauer and Anders Askeland; the entire first-grade class; second-graders Robert Taylor, Jack Livingstone and Zoey Mayhew; third-graders Gunnar Askeland, Jared Reuben, Kaylee Zhu and Cassie Cohen; fourth-graders Paul Carrabba and Luke Herman; and fifth-graders Rachel Stratton, Tyler Klein and Luke Bennett. Learning Resource Specialist Stephanie Pullon has been selected as one of three finalists for South Carolina Independent School Association Teacher of the Year in the middle school division.
OTHER School is closed March 29. Middle school will not hold class April 2.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS The Easter Bake Sale is March 27.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Last day of Pennies for Patients is March 27. Coins can be dropped off at the front office.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS The science fair will be 6 p.m. March 26. An open house will be held March 27. Details: 843-785-2534 March 29 is SPMA Day at Watusi.
OTHER SPMA Summer Camp programs have been announced. Details: www.spma.com No school March 29.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
ACHIEVEMENTS Port Royal resident Jill Egbert and Hilton Head Island resident Jovonn "Butch" Sumter were named to the S.C. Phi Theta Kappa Academic All-State Team. PTK is a national honor society for two-year college students. Both were recently recognized during a state-wide recognition ceremony at the State House. Sumter was also named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. Each Bronze Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.