South of the Broad Class Notes April 15

classnotes@islandpacket.comApril 15, 2013 

MISCELLANEOUS

OTHER

350/30, a local initiative to celebrate 350 years of Capt. William Hilton's sighting of Hilton Head and 30 years since the Town of Hilton Head Island was founded is looking for high school and college students to help in communication efforts. The event is Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. Help is needed in the following areas: photos, press writing, Twitter, Pinterest, printing management and poster distribution. Deadline is Saturday. Details: heatherrath@yahoo.com

BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OTHER

Southern Beaufort County schools are out Thursday and Friday for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EVENTS

The ESOL Parent Night is 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 25.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5 to 8 p.m. April 25. Proceeds will benefit the second grade classrooms.

HELPING HANDS

Volunteers are needed to proctor the PASS test. The PASS tests will be administered in the morning May 7-10. Details: Kim Maurer, 843-706-8500, kimmaurer@beaufort.k12.sc.us

The school would like to thank Resort Services of Bluffton for the donation of linens to cover classroom walls during state mandated PASS testing in March. This donation allowed the school the opportunity to be environmentally "green" as opposed to the option of using paper to cover walls for secure testing.

BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL

ACHIEVEMENTS

Marc Slape won first place for his photograph, "Flamboyant Stripes," in the annual Dale Westcott Memorial Nature held by the Photography Club of Beaufort. Tina Hanna received an honorable mention.

EVENTS

The Interact Club Scavenger Hunt is Wednesday at the high school. Times are 5-6 p.m. for elementary students and 7-8 p.m. for high school students. Admission is $2 a person or $8 for a group of five.

BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

ACHIEVEMENTS

A teacher and two students presented about the school's "River of Words" activities at the Board of Education meeting March 19. Literacy coach Leslie Natoli shared the process of involving art, science and language arts to produce paintings and poetry featuring the local watershed. Students Adelynn Helms and George Weisner read a poem co-written together, titled "Pluff Mud."

The Mustang band received a rating of excellent at the S.C. State Concert Festival on March 26 in Charleston. This is the first time the school has been represented at the state level for band.

Thirteen students were selected to participate in the All-County Orchestra Festival, which was held March 27 at Bluffton High School.

HELPING HANDS

Colleton River Plantation Club Operation Santa Claus recently donated $800 to the school to use toward uniforms and school supplies for the remainder of 2013.

H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

ACHIEVEMENTS

The concert band received an excellent rating at the S.C. State Concert Band Festival.

EVENTS

Drama presents "Guys and Dolls" at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 3 p.m. April 28. Tickets are $5.

The talent show is 6 p.m. May 10.

The Night for the Arts is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14. There will be a student art gallery, silent auction, performances and refreshments. Cost is a non-perishable food donation to support local food banks.

HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

ENRICHMENT

The seventh grade class participated in a two-hour guided nature tour by kayak April 12. Departing from South Beach Marina, the class toured the salt marsh ecosystem.

OTHER

Spring break is through Friday.

Applications are being accepted for the 2013-14 academic school year. The Lunch and Learn admissions event is held April 25. Details: 843-681-2878

HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

ACHIEVEMENTS

Olivia Joslin, Bridgette Noonan and Ashley Hamlin, who placed within the top five in the Sea Island Regional Science Fair, will be competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix May 12-17.

The band went to the World Strides Heritage Performance Programs on April 6 in Orlando. The jazz band won a bronze award and placed third overall. The Maestro Award went to senior percussionist Julius DeAngelis. The wind ensemble placed first overall regardless of division and received an invitation to perform at the National Festival of Gold at Carnegie Hall.

EVENTS

The annual "American Pie: Grammy's Rockin' Records of the Year" will be at 7 p.m. April 25 and 26 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Featured songs are winners or nominees of the Record of the Year for the Grammy Awards. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

OTHER

The PTSO will award scholarships in amounts up to $500 to seniors whose participation and leadership in activities and organizations while at the school has enriched the school community.

Application forms are available in the school's guidance office and on the school's website under "Academics-Guidance" and "Parents & Students-PTSO Scholarship tabs." Deadline is 3 p.m. April 30 in a sealed envelope to counselor Georgia Rushton. Details: Jan Davis-Vater, jandavisvater@gmail.com

HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

EVENTS

The school's Trew Friends Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24. Details: www.igiveblood.com, chris@ theheathertrewfoundation.org

The school's walk to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28. Details: Dana Bruce at 803-782-1477, dbruce@jdrf.org

HELPING HANDS

Volunteers are needed to help with the Prep concession stand during the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing through Sunday. Details: Gary Joyner at garyj642@yahoo.com, 919-737-5627

OTHER

Sizzling Summer Camps include sports camps, such as football and soccer, as well as arts and entertainment camps, such as animal care and voice. All camps are open to the public. Details: www.hhprep.org.

MAY RIVER MONTESSORI

EVENTS

Elementary art students will be displaying their work during the Calhoun Street Art Walk from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Filling Station Art Gallery.

"Moms and Muffins," when moms will accompany their children to school for breakfast and observing them working in their classrooms, will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. May 3.

ENRICHMENT

Presidential Fitness Testing will take place on April 27.

OTHER

Spring Break is through Sunday.

MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EVENTS

The M. C. Riley Spring Arts Festival will be at 6 p.m. Tuesuday.

The Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

ENRICHMENT

Students will take a trip to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Wednesday.

OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ENRICHMENT

Students will receive a visit from a PGA Tour pro and Sir Willie on Wednesday as part of the Heritage's "Plaid About Reading" program.

Fifth-graders head to Camp Driftwood today through Wednesday.

PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EVENTS

Second grade "Music and Arts Show" will be held at 6 p.m. April 25 in the multi-purpose room.

Jean Day is April 26. Pay $1 to wear jeans.

The second annual Sea Turtle 5K Fun Run & Health Walk will be held 8 a.m. May 4 in Hampton Lake.

RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EVENTS

Science Fair Night is 6 p.m. Tuesday.

SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

HELPING HANDS

Volunteers are needed at the SPMA Heritage Concession Booth. Details: spma.com

OTHER

No school through Friday for spring break.

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