Child Evangelism Fellowship is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools. The group seeks to expand its program in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties by starting more Good News Clubs for children in elementary school, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Details: Mary Jane Battista, 843-707-7498, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Connections staffing agency, located on Hilton Head Island, will give a scholarship to a Beaufort or Jasper county high school student. Those entering the scholarship contest must design a logo commemorating Coastal Connections' 10-year anniversary. The student will receive $1,000 to help toward books and tuition to a college of their choice. Submissions are due Feb. 13. Contest rules and regulations can be found online at www.mycoastalconnections.com.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Congratulations to the JROTC Marksmanship Team for their first place of four teams in a recent match at Colleton County High School. Cadet Donald Ganshow was the third highest shooter. Cadet Jackson Canaday was the second highest. The top shooter of the match was Cadet Elijah Woods.
The next PTSO meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the school.
The school's SADD club will host Arby's nights from 5 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The first one is Jan. 25.
Students in Lydia Williams' sports medicine class have won a free field trip to the S.C. State Museum for the Body World's exhibit. The class won the trip through a competition on Facebook in which supporters could vote for their chosen contestants. Williams and the students garnered 902 votes in the two-week contest to win.
The BCHS SADD Club is working with youth groups around the country on the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign. They are collecting cans of soup for local food banks and charities. The drive ends Feb. 3. Donations can be dropped off in the front office of the school.
Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580
Students who are 18 should see Mrs. Grooms in the front office to register to vote.
College acceptance letters are pouring in for Beaufort Academy seniors. The school's 26 seniors have received 37 acceptance letters already. Students have been accepted to 28 schools, including the University of Alabama, Coastal Carolina, the College of Charleston, Clemson University, the University of Georgia, the University of South Carolina and New York University.
The upper school academic preview is 6 p.m. Jan. 24.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Second quarter report cards will be sent home Jan. 23.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be on campus. Children enrolled in free or reduced lunch or in Partners for Healthy Children will be able to use the service.
There will be a fundraiser celebration in the school's cafe at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
The third annual family oyster roast will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 4 at Port Royal Park. Entertainment will be provided by the Mark Bonds and Market 246 Band. There will be a silent auction and door prizes as well as raffles throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 a person and $40 a couple. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds will benefit the athletes.
Details: Jane Stewart, 843-247-1897
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Individual Graduation Plan meetings for eighth-graders begin this week and run through the end of February. All eight-graders and their parents are required to attend the meeting to develop their IGPs and register for high school. Afternoon and evening times are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a first come, first served basis. Details: 843-322-5700
Yearbooks can be purchased online on the school's website. There is a link on the main page that says "Click here to buy your yearbook."
BEAUFORT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Broad River Elementary School, a Healthier U.S. School Bronze Award Winner, will hold its second annual School/Community Health Fair, "Managing Your Well Being," from 9 a.m. to noon March 10. Participants will include health services, community groups and safety organizations. There also will be entertainment, food and activities for children (face painting, clowns).
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.
The casino night fundraiser planned for Jan. 28 has been canceled. Instead, a family-friendly "E.C.M.'s Got Talent" night is being planned for early March.
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The PTO will meet at 4 p.m. Jan. 26.
The school is having a Chick-fil-A night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.
MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Report cards will be sent home Jan. 23.
Awards ceremonies for the second quarter are this week. First grade's will be at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23. Kindergarten will be at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23. Second grade is at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 24. Third grade is at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24. Fourth grade is at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25. Fifth grade is at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 25.
The school is hosting a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26.
The school's PTO is hosting a chili cook-off from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the cafeteria. Proceeds will go toward the fifth graders' annual trip to Washington, D.C.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
The school's chess team, the Riverview Rookrays, has been doing well in recent tournaments. Coach Michael Kruse and players Like McGuire, Samuel Marrero, Nicholas Conrad, Chris Hoogenboom and Casey Hoogenboom participated in the Knight Invaders USCF Scholastic Chess Tournament on Jan. 7. Chris Hoogenboom was undefeated and came in first place in the open division. Casey Hoogenboom came in second place in the under 600 division. Chris and Casey Hoogenboom also competed in the National Chess Tournament in Miami. Chris came in 20th in the middle school division, and Casey came in 19th in the elementary division.
Yearbook order forms are due Jan. 26 to students' teachers. Yearbooks are $26 each. Only a few will be available for purchase at the end of the year, so ordering now is best.
Jan. 27 is a uniform-free Friday.
ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Family workshops begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. The theme will be "Homework through Cooperation." Topics will include tips to make homework a pleasant time of learning in your home as well as helpful Internet sites and safety tips.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Catholic Schools Week begins Jan. 29. The school is planning a variety of activities and an open house.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT
The university's annual computational science scholarship program is accepting applications. Scholarships will be given to up to 10 of the school's best and brightest computational science students, both current and prospective. Five in-state residents receive $1,000 scholarships each year, while out-of-state students receive $500 and a waiver of all out-of-state fees each year.
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