Classes start this week, so Sunday was move-in day for the University of South Carolina students living on campus this year. We caught up with a few of the upperclassmen as they were moving into their dorms to find out what five things they can't live without in the dorm.
For the first time in years, the Beaufort County School District has opted to use Saturdays as planned make-up days for inclement weather. The decision came after students missed eight days for Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Police are looking for three males who allegedly broke into Bluffton High School early on the morning of July 27. According to Bluffton Police, the men stole a duffle bag full of items, a camera tripod and an overhead projector. Anyone who recognizes these suspects is encouraged to contact the Bluffton Police Department at 843-706-4550 or Detective Sergeant Laura Rutland at 843‐706‐4598.Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐274‐6372, text TIPSC to
274637 or visit sccrimestoppers.com.
A letter written by Jessie Floyd to the parents of her future students was sent out on the day she died in a traffic accident, along with the Hilton Head Island Elementary School newsletter. Floyd, who was expecting a child, was involved in a three car accident on U.S. 278 in Bluffton Tuesday afternoon.
These are the basic requirements for students to meet for Beaufort County Public School students. Parents and students should refer to their respective school's list of accepted colors for their uniforms. For more information, go to beaufortschool.net.
Jeff Moss, superintendent of Beaufort County School District, addresses the public on the district's YouTube channel to clear up any issues dealing with the purchasing credit cards that district employees use to purchase items. To watch the full 9-minute video, go to YouTube.com and search for Beaufort County School District.
Connie Pratt, a Hilton Head Island mother to two girls, is upset with the district's decision to keep elementary school start times at 7:45 a.m. She puts her girls to bed at 7:15 p.m. to make sure they get enough sleep. For Mother's Day, the girls gave her a card thanking her for encouraging them to get more sleep.
Beaufort County School Board member and secretary Geri Kinton reads letter from chairwoman and board member Patricia Felton-Montgomery on Wednesday noting that she has resigned from her four-year term, citing medical reasons for her departure.
Students at the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts' STEAM Camp held a "Carboard Regatta." Each team had to build a life-size boat using recycled materials - mainly cardboard. The kids then placed the boats in the Island Rec Center's pool and hopped aboard. But could they make it across the pool without sinking?