BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The following slate of officers have been elected for the Athletic Booster Club at Battery Creek High School: president, Krysty Dryden; vice president, Melina Lee; secretary, Jennifer Wells; treasurer, Jennifer Scherr; and concession chairperson, Jason Bailey. The next Athletic Booster Club meeting is at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in the cafeteria.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Many students at Beaufort Elementary School qualify for after-school tutoring because of the school's Title I Improvement Status. Students may qualify for up to 20 hours of tutoring at a location away from the school. Students may also opt for virtual, computer-based tutoring at home. There is no cost for students to participate, however; students must be enrolled at Beaufort Elementary in third through fifth grades to participate. The school will hold an informational meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the school's cafeteria. Up to 10 vendors will be available to showcase their programs for parents. Vendors will provide information about the services, qualifications and evidence of effectiveness. Enrollment forms will be available, as well as food provided by Title One. Details: Terry Bennett, director of grants management, 843-322-2332
LADY'S ISLAND INTERMEDIATE AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Barry Roberts, a retired Marine, has joined the school as a parent and military liaison. Roberts will serve as a resource for families to find out about happening at the school and offer support to students from military families. Roberts received a bachelor's of arts degree in social work from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
EVENTS The school recently launched a new "Parent Participation Program." The program recognizes parents who are involved within the school or strive for a better partnership with the school. Parents will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the end of the year. Details: Barry Roberts, parent/military liaison, at 843-322-3188, email Barry.Roberts@beaufort.k12.sc.us.
S.C. GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES The school welcomed the following new students for the 2013-14 school year:
Beaufort High School: Ivan Estrada
, drama; Maisie Gayken
, visual arts; Ellen Hodges
, drama; Valya Shipsey
Bluffton High School: Tori Lusik, visual arts
Hilton Head Island High School: Tyler Magnin, music -- piano
Hilton Head Preparatory School: Hannah Simpson, music -- voice
Beaufort Academy: Xavier Westergaard, music -- cello
The public residential high school in downtown Greenville offers rigorous academics and pre-professional training in one of five arts areas: creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual arts.
WHALE BRANCH EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Recent graduate Xavier Green-Pope was accepted into the "Call Me Mister" cohort at the University of South Carolina Beaufort for fall 2013. He received the honor in recognition of his "high potential for leadership, commitment to self-improvement and dedication to community service," according to a news release.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The school will host an open house 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 29.