BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The third grade's spring performance of folk songs and dances is 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. May 9. "Dinner with Ellie" is 5 p.m. May 10 at Robert Irvine's eat!. All proceeds go to the Race for Ellie Foundation, which promotes research to cure mitochondrial disease.
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, email@example.com
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS The spring concert is 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The PTO's Masquerade Dance is 7-9:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5.
The Branch Christian School
ACHIEVEMENTS Third nine weeks' progress report principal's roll: Seventh-grader Braedon Shevitz and eighth-grader Daphane Gibbens.
H.E. McCracken Middle School
EVENTS The talent show is 6 p.m. May 10. The Night for the Arts is 6 to 8 p.m. May 14. There will be a student art gallery, silent auction, performances and refreshments. Cost is a nonperishable food donation to support local food banks.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
ACHIEVEMENTS The Sporting Clays team traveled to Camden on April 20 to compete with more than 400 shooters. Drew Davis was the top shooter with a score of 84 out of 100 clays broken. Drew's squad consisting also of Kerry Davis (72), and Hunter Greenwell (79) also placed 10th out of 32 squads in the senior varsity division. Also shooting were: Shaun Poole (75), Matt Crowe (71), Bryce Flowers (63) and Reece Woods (53).
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The Seahawk Orchestra and Hilton Head Island Middle School Honors Orchestra both earned superior ratings in the Music USA Festival on April 19 in Orlando. The Seahawk Orchestra also earned the Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble award, as well as recognition for two soloists: Brian Stuligross, violin, and Gavin Harriman, cello.
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. Tuesday in a sealed envelope to counselor Georgia Rushton. Details: Jan Davis-Vater, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
EVENTS The Hilton Head Prep Senior Showcase, featuring top picks from seniors and some juniors, is on display through May 7 at the Discovery House in Honey Horn Plantation. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS Elementary classes will have an art show May 11 in front of Filling Station Art Gallery.
OTHER May River Montessori is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Details: 843-757-2312
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OTHER The school is in need of volunteers to serve as monitors for the upcoming PASS testing May 7-10. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Details: 843-706-8300
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The second annual Sea Turtle 5K Fun Run & Health Walk will be 8 a.m. Saturday in Hampton Lake.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Chick-fil-A Night is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
OTHER PASS proctors are needed. Testing is 9-11:30 a.m. May 7-10. Details: 843-707-0600, email@example.com
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
ACHIEVEMENTS The academy won first place in the "ART: Art from Recycled Trash" exhibit at Picture This Gallery in the Junior Division and was awarded the People's Choice Award, earning $200 for the art department.
EVENTS The annual Suzuki Violin Recital will be 5 p.m. Tuesday.