ACHIEVEMENTS Sophomore Cain Richards was named as the recipient of the 2013 T. Reynolds Robinson Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded by his family, in celebration and remembrance of their son -- a Beaufort Academy student who died in 1989 at the young age of 13. Recipients must possess strong leadership and athletic ability and the respect and friendship of classmates, in addition to maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 during the seventh, eighth and ninth grades, according to a news release. The award was presented by Reynolds' brother, Clark Robinson (BA '87), and his parents, Betsey and Bill Robinson.
EVENTS No school Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. Open house and "Back-to-School Bingo" begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The school opened its doors for its 40th year Aug. 19 with four classrooms of children from 18 months old up to third grade, as well as an independent study group of sixth-graders.
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The school will host a luncheon honoring active military, veterans, firefighters, law enforcement, paramedics, EMTs and other first responder 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sept. 10 in the school's cafeteria. Students eat lunch with the "local heroes" and talk to them about their jobs, exposing students to different careers and the value of these individuals to the community. Details: 843-322-2283, email@example.com
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
EVENTS The school recently launched its fourth annual read-a-thon. Students will track their daily reading at home and at school, with a schoolwide goal to read 500,000 minutes during the next month. Students are each seeking sponsors to support them in their reading. Sponsors can pledge money per minute read or make a one-time donation in support of a particular student. All funds raised will go toward the purchase books for classroom libraries, storyteller Tim Lowry's upcoming visit this winter, science laboratory supplies and Capstone Fieldwork for our second, fifth- and eighth-grade students. The school also seeks "Mystery Readers" to read to a classroom Sept. 20. Those interested should contact Andrea Dixon at 843-379-0123 ext. 248, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The school also will host a Scholastic Book Fair Sept. 17-20.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Fourth-grader Solomon Bryce Chisolm received a perfect score on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test. PASS is administered to South Carolina public school students, including charter school students, in grades three through eight in the spring of each year. The test measures student performance on state academic standards in writing, English, math, science and social studies. Bryce is the son of April Young Chisholm and Dominic Chisholm of Grays Hill.