Students from across the state graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities summer programs. Students are chosen to attend for one art area after an application and audition process that began in fall 2011. Local students who graduated from the programs are: Tiegue Brougham-Cook, music, Hilton Head Preparatory School; Whitaker Gannon, drama, Hilton Head Preparatory School; Gavin Harriman, music, Hilton Head Island Middle School; Charlie Hickey, drama, H.E. McCracken Middle School; Mary Kollaros, music, H.E. McCracken Middle School; Tyler Magnin, music, Hilton Head Island Middle School; Hannah Simpson, music, Hilton Head Preparatory School; Caitlin Tardio, creative writing, Hilton Head Preparatory School; Hannah Weitzel, drama, H.E. McCracken Middle School.
For students interested in attending programs for summer 2013 or the residential high school 2013-14 school year, applications will be available via www.scgsah.org in September.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
School will be closed Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
An open house will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday for a meet-and-greet with teachers.
MAP testing for eighth-graders begins Wednesday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Open house will be held 4-6 p.m. today for all students and families.
The school store grand opening will be 8-8:25 a.m. Friday. A representative from SC Bank & Trust will be available for parents and students to learn about the elementary banking program, "pink piggy banks."
The school is seeking math tutors for this school year. Volunteers will assist with teaching math concepts and skills through math games in first through fifth grades. Please contact Maureen Kecmer at 843-342-4100.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
JROTC will provide Color Guard for the State Board of Education meeting Sept. 12 in Columbia.
All student SGA officers will have a retreat from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Ms. O'Nan's office.
An open house will be Sept. 6.
The school is seeking donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, push pins and other supplies.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Juniors Cole Gardocki, Tory Henrichs, Megan Kelley, Logan Mallett, Julia Nahman, Forest Richardson and Greg Warren were recently chosen to participate in Junior Leadership by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.
Head of Lower School Jane Inglis and Director of Communications Lainie Crose were selected to participate in Leadership program by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.
Lower School Parents Night is 6 p.m. Thursday in the middle school gym.
The school will present the third annual Coastal Clean Water Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at Shelter Cover Harbour on Hilton Head Island. The free evening's festivities will include live music by The Chilly Willy Band and Domino Theory with Candace Woodson, as well as other professional and local high school bands. There will be an entertainment area for kids, local food vendors and educational booths for environmental groups. All local business and community groups whose continued success depends on a healthy marine environment are invited to participate with an informational booth at the event. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school will be accepting donations of gently used items throughout the summer for the second annual Hilton Head Prep Rummage Sale in October. Details: 843-338-1867
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Back-to-school night and a Title I meeting for pre-kindergarten through first grade will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the early childhood center.
Back to School Night and a Title I meeting for second through fifth grades will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the elementary school.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Back-to-school nights are scheduled by grade level: 6 p.m. Tuesday for pre-kindergarten through first grade; 6 p.m. Wednesday for second and third grades; and 6 p.m. Thursday for fourth and fifth grades.
The WIT (Whatever it Takes) program will begin at the start of the year.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
There will be a parent coffee in the lobby at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Teacher meet-and-greet for parents of pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The meet-and-greet for parents of middle school students is at 6 p.m. Thursday. Parents will have the opportunity to meet their students' teachers, see the classrooms and learn about the course objectives.