Elizabeth Goodwin, a kindergarten through fifth-grade art and drama teacher at Okatie Elementary School, received pencils, eraser tops, Kleenes tissues and hand sanitizer. Pictured are some of her students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISH LIST Brian Dixon, a seventh-grade math teacher at Hilton Head Island Middle School, is requesting an iPad for the classroom. Karen Wilson, a special education teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, is requesting large bottles of hand sanitizers and boxes of tissue. Amanda O'Nan, principal of Hilton Head Island High School, is requesting Clorox wipes, No. 2 pencils, graph paper, colored index cards, indoor house plants and tissues.
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The kindergarten and first-grade performance of "Bugz" will be at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at the Early Childhood Center multipurpose room. The school picnic is 5-7 p.m. May 31.
OTHER Kindergarten orientation is 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Bluffton Elementary Early Childhood Center.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Mustangs of the Month for April were: Victor Dumaslan, Emma Holliday, Jacob Werner, Olga Campbell, Tina Tran, Kevin Sales, Angel Roblero, Jorge Chirino, Caroline Hawkes, Katherine Padilla and Danya Sanchez. Band members attended the S.C. & Ensemble Festival May 4. Receiving superior ratings were soloists Kaelah Castillo, Dylan Reynallt, Matina James, Sarah Cao, Joey Zhousolo, Tina Tran, Colin Sandman and the duet of Dylan Beiler and Will Shropshire. Receiving excellent ratings were soloists Adam Babington, Beth Gabbey and McKenzie Bitz.
HELPING HANDS The school raised $6,331.47 for the Make-A-Wish foundation to help Leo Vannoni with his dream of visiting Disney World. Ms. Braun, seventh-grade science teacher, will donate her hair to "Locks of Love" due to the overwhelming response to this fundraiser. Ms. Lozan's homeroom raised the most amount of money. They will enjoy a Zaxby's lunch after PASS testing.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS The Night for the Arts is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. 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 Luke Higgs has been named to this year's All Region Team for baseball Senior Carly Munn received the Zonta Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year. The following upper school students will be recognized with the Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award for recording more than 50 hours of community service during the past year: Kate Bennett, Sarah Bundy, Logan Cherry, Claire Corkern, Alexis Evanofski, Christianna Foster, Daria Fulton, David Graupner, Maggie Lucci, Ashleigh McDaniel, Meccay Nimmer, Kaley VanEenenaam and Walker Wood. The boys track team won runner-up at the 2013 SCISA State Track and Field Championship.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Senior Cassie Ley received the local Zonta Club Scholarship on May 2 at the Indigo Run Country Club. Oak Advisors has awarded senior Connor Hollifield the 2013 Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following Lower School students were recognized for the monthly Values Award for empathy: junior kindergartners Rollin Crose, Jonas Phillips and Antonio Turturro; kindergartners Liam Hegarty, Cade Kriscunas and Teah Phillips; first-graders Garret Simons and Marianna Turturro; second-graders Jack Livingstone, Ellie Kennedy, Daniel Zelaya and Walker Bradly; third-graders Owen Bennett and Abi Mendoza; fourth-graders Lily Edri, Samantha Marotta and Michaela Hegarty; fifth-graders Luke Bennett, Stone McDonald, Matthew Monts, Susan Brooks, Savannah Toomer, Tyler Klein, Imani Young, Erika Moradel, Cameron Wynne, Sophia Nimmer and Lauren Wingate.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
OTHER May River Montessori is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Details: 843-757-2312
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Teacher Appreciation Week is this week. Chick-fil-A Night is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS PTO will be sponsoring a lock-in starting at 6 p.m. Friday.