Families shared stories and laughter at the annual Thanksgiving feast at Sea Pines Montessori Academy.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS More than 350 students competed in the science fair this year. Thirty students from the school will attend the Middle School Regional Science Fair at Bluffton High School on March 20. In the biology and botany category: first place, Jacob Bierman; second place, Faith Shupard; third place, Hanna Giblin; and honorable mention, Danielle Kronlein. In the chemistry category: first place, James Lucas; second place, Ean Gardner; and third place, Caleb Weis. In the earth science and zoology category: first place, Harris O'Brien; second place, Lisa Campion; third place, Christian Polcari; and honorable mentions, Liza Malcolm and Kathryn O'Riordan. In the medicine and human health category: second place, Brilyn Davis and Ayana Murray; and third place, Katelyn Coffey. In the physics and engineering category: first place, Rachel Riley; second place, Ronald Reid; third place, Christian Pena; and honorable mentions, Brady Harmon and Kailee Manning. In the psychology and sociology category: first place, Isabel Long; second place, Emma Dewey and Sarah Katon; third place, Courtney Clavel; and honorable mention, Bethany Nieves. The overall winners are: first place, James Lucas; second place, Rachel Riley; and third place, Isabel Long.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students had their artwork selected to be on display at Dough Boys Pizza on the island. The students received a coupon for a free slice of pizza and their work will be on display for March. The students are: Keily Wood, Caitlin Lewis, Ximena Olguin, Jorge Lopez, Alexandra Briones, Emily Schenck, Kiaya Lewis, Giselly Gomez, Gabe Juarez, Hailey Richardson and Jaqueline Ortiz.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
ACHIEVEMENTS Fifth-grade teacher Julieann Swann won a $500 Foundation for Educational Excellence grant. She is using the funds to purchase pre-printed math dry erase boards. Fifth-grade student Yuritzi Garcia was recognized with a Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship award. This award recognizes and encourages young people who show particular promise as future leaders of our community and country.
EVENTS There will be an ESOL Night 5:30-7 p.m. March 13 at Hilton Head Island library. They will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. The school will have a "dessert theater" at 6:30 p.m. March 14 in the gym.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The school's NJROTC team will compete for the National Orienteering title for the fourth time in recent years. Only 25 schools across the nation will compete. The school's NJROTC team came in third place in Area 6, which consists of all schools in South Carolina and North Carolina.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The parent teacher organization will meet at 4:45 p.m. March 10 at the school. The school planning and management team will meet at 3:45 p.m. March 11 at the school.
HELPING HANDS The school needs volunteers to assist as monitors for the upcoming PASS testing March 18-19 and May 6-9. Volunteers are needed 8:30 a.m.-noon. Details: 843-706-8300
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Pre-kindergarten prescreening appointments will be March 10-14. Ident-A-Kid pictures will be taken at the school March 13. Ident-A-Kid provides child identification cards with crucial information should your child become lost or missing. The driver's license-like card contains your child's photograph, fingerprint and description. Parents keep this card or the eKid card with them at all times, and in an emergency, can immediately provide law enforcement with relevant information. This is an optional event, and there is a fee for each card.
RIDGELAND-HARDEEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS A junior at the school has been named the 2014 Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry Youth of the Year. Charrae Priester, 17, and a member of the Jasper County Boys and Girls Club for the past five years, was announced as the winner Feb. 27. Priester was one of three club members from around the Lowcountry to be interviewed by a panel of judges.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS The booster club will meet at 8:30 a.m. March 12. There will be a parent ed cafe on the topic of science, science fair and geography at 8:30 a.m. March 14. This is open to the public.