BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER Kindergarten irientation is 9-10 a.m. May 14 at Bluffton Elementary Early Childhood Center.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Seventh-graders Valerie Calvo, Adam Park, Aidan Sanz and Yi Zhou scored at an advanced level on the SAT College Entrance Exam. As part of the Duke TIP SAT program, students receive resources and publications to assist educational growth and will be invited for state recognition at a ceremony in Raleigh.
THE BRANCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS On the third nine-weeks progress report principal's roll are seventh-grader Braedon Shevitz and eighth-grader Daphane Gibbens.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
ACHIEVEMENTS Two local students recently brought home awards from the S.C. Junior Academy of Science Annual Spring Meeting. Written presentation winners were Ya Fang and T.J. Melanson of Hilton Head Island.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS The talent show is at 6 p.m. May 10. The Night for the Arts is 6-8 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 varsity golf team won the S.C. Independent School Association AAA State Championship, shooting a 311-298 for a two-day total of 609 on April 22 and 23 at the Hackler Golf Course on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach. J.D. Lehman, Bryson Nimmer and Jonathon Schuble made the SCISA All Tournament/All State team, and coach Doug Langhals has been named SCISA AAA Coach of the Year for the Spring golf season. Varsity track placed second in Regions.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The choral department will present its spring concert 7 p.m. May 9 in the Seahawk Cultural Center. Admission is free. The Seahawk Singers, The Seahawk Ensemble and Out of the Blue will present a variety of choral music.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Senior Helen Cardamone was recently honored as the state winner of the Good Citizens Scholarship Award Contest by the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution. Four students were recognized at the 2013 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair held in Orangeburg. Julia Nahman's entry was named the best overall exhibit in the senior age group. Additionally, Nahman won first place in the senior biological category. Adam Schauss placed first in the senior behavioral science category. Kacy Jones placed first in the junior behavioral division. Samantha Kriney placed second in the junior biological science department.
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. The middle and upper school orchestras and lower school strings concert, featuring the island band Cranford & Sons, will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 8 in the Fraser Field House. Hilton Head Prep alum Eric Reid ('06) is a founding member of the band.
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 2013-2014 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 8:30 a.m.-noon. Details: 843-706-8300
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Volunteer Reward Night is 5:30-10:30 p.m. May 11.