OTHER The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers' Spouses' Club is accepting applications for merit scholarships to graduating high school seniors and continuing education students pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applicants must be a dependent of an active-duty service member currently stationed at MCAS Beaufort or a dependent of a retired or deceased service member stationed at MCAS Beaufort while on active duty. Applications must be postmarked on or before May 1. Details: Contact Terry Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS All students planning to attending prom must come to the prom assembly meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the McVey Performing Arts Center. Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Prom tickets will be given out at this meeting. The Parent Teacher Student Organization is accepting nomination forms for the 2013-2014 school year. Nominations are being sought for president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The Athletic Booster Club is also accepting nominations for the 2013-2014 executive board. Nomination forms are available in the front office of the school or can be downloaded from the school website. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5582.
ACHIEVEMENTS Teacher Melissa Hincher was recently named the South Carolina recipient of the James Madison Graduate Fellowship. Hincher will receive $24,000 to use toward a master's degree of her choice in education or history and will attend a summer institute at Georgetown University. Named in honor of the fourth U.S. president, the fellowship is given annually to recognize promising and distinguished teachers and strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS The School Improvement Council meets at 5:30 p.m. April 22 in the school's library media center.
JAMES J. DAVIS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
EVENTS The 14th Sheldon Township Community Forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 27 at the school. Topics will include health and wellness, education, jobs and the economy, and youth development. Breakfast, lunch, baby-sitting services and door prizes will be provided. Details: Contact Diane Grooms at Patricia.Grooms@beaufort.k12.sc.us.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
EVENTS Riverview hosted enrollment lotteries April 10-11 for next school year. Lottery outcomes can be viewed on the school's website at http://www.riverviewcharterschool.org/Waitlist.html. For those families who were admitted via the lottery, enrollment paperwork must be completed and received by 4 p.m. May 1. Otherwise seats will be forfeited and offered to the next student on the wait list.
ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The school is selling $1 buttons in support of former student and American Idol contestant Candice Glover. Call the school or stop by to purchase a pin to wear. All profits go to the Glover family to help pay travel expenses to see her perform in Hollywood.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS TCL announced the following end-of-year events:
-- May 3: 11 a.m. at MacLean Hall Auditorium, Beaufort campus, student awards ceremony honoring outstanding 2013 graduates and exceptional alumni.
-- May 9: 1 p.m. at MacLean Hall Auditorium, Beaufort campus, health sciences pinning and recognition ceremony honoring associate degree nursing class and physical therapist
-- May 10: 6 p.m. at Parris Island All-Weather Facility, commencement ceremony.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The school received a $250 cash award for their participation in the BELK sponsored "Plaid About Reading" program. This reading incentive program is designed to promote reading while incorporating schools and scholastic involvement in the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.