Abbey Myers and Brien Kurtz of Hilton Head Island graduated from the S.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics on May 28 in Hartsville. Abbey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Myers. She plans to attend Furman University. Brien is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Kurtz. He plans to attend the University of Notre Dame. The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics -- a statewide, public, residential high school for juniors and seniors -- specializes in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math.
Hilton Head Island resident Annette Rothwell has been named District Support Staff Employee of the Year by the Beaufort County School District. A computer lab assistant at Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts, Rothwell was nominated by her peers on the basis of job excellence, community involvement and volunteer work. Rothwell is part of the school's technology team, a co-chairwoman of the school's "Bus Buddy" program, an assistant in a variety of student health programs, and a volunteer in her child's classroom.
Area students in kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to participate in the Beaufort County School District's free virtual summer school program. Students can work on individual areas of need or prepare for the coming school year by using a Web-based tool during the eight-week program this summer. Students will complete CompassLearning sequences in math and language arts for each week of summer school. The program will be available June 13 through Aug. 5. Registration is available at goo.gl/kUfQJ.
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A fifth-grade "moving-on" ceremony is planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday is the last day of school. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m., and report cards will be sent home.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
The sixth-grade awards ceremony will be at 7:30 a.m. today in the gym.
The seventh grade awards ceremony will be at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the gym.
Tuesdays are our "Eat Out for Bluffton Middle Nights" at Giuseppi's and Cheeburger Cheeburger. Eat out on a Tuesday night at either restaurant and let them know you are from Bluffton Middle School.
Art teacher Ms. Tobia is teaching "Kids N' Clay Camp" from July 5-8 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. Children ages 6-12 can attend. Cost is $100, and there are two different session times. Details: Tobia, Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org. You must register through the Arts Center by going to http://artshhi.com/html/workshops.html#camps2011.
Report cards will be sent home Wednesday.
Extended Learning Time will be Friday through June 17.
Summer school will be June 27-30, July 5-8 and July 11-14.
Students in fifth through eighth grades are eligible for the Middle School Robotics Camps this summer. Registration is required. Parents must provide transportation to the camp location and lunch/snacks/drinks must be sent with students each day. Location of camps and online registration is available at www.beaufort.k12.sc.us.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Final exams and make-up end-of-course tests will be administered today through Wednesday.
The eight-grade moving-up ceremonies will be Tuesday in the gymnasium. Teams 1 and 2 will convene at 8:30 a.m., and teams 3 and 4 will be honored at 10:30 a.m.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Report cards are available for pickup today during office hours. Summer office hours are available at www.hhca.org.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The fifth-grade luncheon will be held today in the Red Cafè.
There will be a meeting for parents of rising first-grade children enrolled in the Mandarin Chinese class from 5-6 p.m. today. Parents should have received an invitation. Details: 843-342-4100
Parents of rising second-graders currently enrolled in the Mandarin Chinese class will meet from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday in the Red computer lab.
Fifth-grade graduation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Red Cafè.
The annual Stepping Up ceremony will be Tuesday. Students will meet their teacher for next year.
Extended Learning Time (to be held Friday through June 17) applications are due. Eligible students should return their forms to their homeroom teacher. Details: 843-342-4100
New uniform items can be purchased at the school for $10 each. Details: Denise Friday, 843-342-4272
Students in grades 1 through 5 are invited to attend an art camp this summer, July 11-15. The camp will be held at the school under the direction of art teacher Treva Kent. Details: 843-342-4266
Camp Invention's "Spark Program" will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27-30 at the school. Rising first- through sixth-graders are invited to attend. Cost is $215. Details: www.campinvention.com, 843-342-4100
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
The fifth-grade recognition ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium.
Wednesday is the last day of school. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
The school is accepting donations of gently used uniform shirts or bottoms and belts; SAT or ACT review guides; AP study guides; or summer reading books. Items can be dropped off at the office.
The school is accepting donations of boys and girls clothing for the local family who lost their home in a fire May 27. Items can be dropped off at the office.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
The eighth-grade celebration will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Hilton Head Island High School Stadium. Students are to report to their homeroom teachers at 5:15 p.m. The dance will follow at the middle school cafeteria from 7-10 p.m. The pancake breakfast will be held Thursday in the cafeteria.
Keep turning in your box tops to your homeroom teacher or the main office. The school receives 10 cents for each box top turned in. You can turn them in all year.
Eighth-grade parents, Hilton Head Island High School is looking for candidates for the upcoming year's Student Improvement Council. This is an elected position. Those interested should fill out the nomination ballot available at the front office. Details: Roberta Foss, email@example.com
Eighth-grade students received a high school orientation letter and a registration form in homeroom. The two-day program is for all rising ninth-graders and will include numerous activities to help students transition from middle school to high school. Return the registration forms to Mrs. Wheatley by Wednesday to participate in the worthwhile program.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Summer office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays.
For information on summer programs, go to www.hhprep.org or contact Liz Nash at 843-671-2286, ext. 327, or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
Summer camp for primary and elementary students will be July 25 to Aug. 5.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ESOL teacher Linda Ferguson has recently been appointed as a delegate by the board of South Carolina Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languagesto represent South Carolina and North Carolina in Washington, D.C., for TESOL Advocacy Day. The International TESOL organization holds a national Advocacy Day in Washington each summer.
Families of pre-kindergarten students are invited to an end-of-the-year celebration today. Students will entertain their parents with songs. The morning session will be at 10 a.m. and the afternoon session at 2:15 p.m.
The School Improvement Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at the school. Parents and community members are invited. Information: Call the M. C. Riley school office at 706-8300.
Wednesday is the last day of school. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m.
Extended learning days are scheduled for Friday through June 17. Only those students who have been invited will attend.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The WINGS ceremony is today. Grades 1 and 2 will convene at 9 a.m., and grades 3 and 4 will meet at 2 p.m.
The fifth-grade moving-up ceremony is 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Kindergarten graduation is 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Report cards go home Wednesday.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school will hold its first carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.
Moving-up ceremonies will be held Tuesday. Fifth graders will be honored at 9:30 a.m., pre-kindergarteners at noon and kindergarteners at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday is the last day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Extended learnind days will be Friday through June 17. School uniforms are required.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Sea Pines Montessori Academy Head of School Darcie Patrick recently announced that the school has received its dual accreditation into the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This comes after 14 months of work by staff, teachers, Board of Trustees and key volunteers to demonstrate the school's credentials. Adding these new distinctions to the school's current accreditation by the International Montessori Council makes Sea Pines Montessori Academy the only school in the United States which boasts this unique tri-accreditation honor, according to a release from the school.
There will be a "Daddy/Mommy & Me" class Tuesday and June 14. Reservations are required. This class is for SPMA families as well as families in the community with children ages 12 months to 2 years old. Details: 843-785-2534, www.spma.com
The school is collecting books for Tanzania during May. Bring in any gently used or new books. Place books in donation baskets in the school foyer.
Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or email email@example.com.