BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mustangs of the Month are selected based upon overall student performance and following the Mustang Path, which includes demonstrating responsibility, academic excellence, respect and honesty. Mustangs of the Month for October were: Saul Ernandez, Dylan Loftis, Brandon Custer, Auriana Youmans, Edwin Vega, Faith Shupard, Hannah Manley, Jasmyn Wise, Christopher Valentino, Walter Wheeler, Hunter Singletary and principal Pat Freda.
Congratulations to seventh-grade Duke University Tip students. They have qualified to participate in the highly selective Duke University Talent Identification Program Seventh Grade Talent Search: Gabrielle Allen, Maddie Anderson, Adam Babington, Andrew Babkiewicz, Desiree Bailey, Fabiana Barrero, Anna Barnard, Anastasia Bassett, Randi Bealer, Alexius Bellamy, Austin Bevenour, Jack Binder, William Boggs, Isaiah Byam, Valerie Calvo, Temre Campbell, Sarah Cao, Storm Centeno, Danielle Cilli, Patrick Michael Darling, Andrew Davis, Giselle Delgado, Vanessa Diaz, Jolie Duggan, Anne Evans, Maria Esqueda, Abigail Flemetis, David Fletes, Maleeya Houghlan, Jeffrey Hodge, Matt Haupt, Quinn Heck, Iliana Hebda, Skylar Hayes, Adelynn Helms, Ariadna Infante, Zach Johnson, Benjamin Kelley, Owen Latchford, Drew Lee, Andy Mendez, Victoria Martinez, Eliza Mehle, Collin Matias, Ryan McCormick, Dalton Manning, Hannah Mathis, Tameka Mike, Britania Mowatt, Molly Minasi, Philip Muth, Alan Najera, Wendi Nava, Kaitlyn Pangilinan, Adam Park, Nicholas Patterson, Decker Paulmeier, Matthew Porter, Quinn Powers, Kathryn Rathke, Lizzie Rhoads, Magdelena Rivera, Jacob Ryan, Alaina Shapiro, Kaylin Story, Maggie Schroeter, William Schmidt, Giovanni Suastegui, Kaitlynn Stephens, Maddie Shropshire, Alex Sweatnam, Walide Semmoum, Zach Stevens, Aidan Sanz, Sydney Tully, Tina Tran, Lexi Twitchell, Madeline Wallin, Christopher Watkins, George Weisner, Walter Wheeler Jr., Seth White, Jasmine Wiggins, Brooke Wilhelm, Taylor Wilkerson, Mercedes Willis, Ian Winston, Griffin Yeager, Yi Zhou
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
The school is accepting applications for the 2013 summer programs and the 2013-14 academic high school year until Jan. 9. Details: 864-282-3713, www.scgsah.org
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Junior varsity and varsity sports banquet is 6 p.m. Tuesday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Student artwork will be displayed in the store windows at Harbour Town. Visitors to Harbour Town will vote on their favorite piece. The top three students will win a dolphin cruise for their class. Congratulations to: Maximus Weitekamper, Edy Ann McGoldrick, Jon Luc Delatore, Shania Diaz, Kaley McGuire, Caitlyn Owen, J.J. Richardson, Caroline Hamilton, Rachel Martin, Julia Kubec, Summer Carder, Lauren Sutton, Augustine Morales, Jamie Levine and Jack McGoldrick.
The book fair will be Dec. 3-7 in the Red Auditorium. All are welcome.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
The school is collecting canned, dry and nonperishable food that will be distributed to the less-fortunate residents of Beaufort County. All collected items will be donated to The Deep Well Project and the Franciscan Center at St. Helena in Beaufort. The drive will end Dec. 21.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Science teacher Angela Taylor was awarded a Greening Forward grant for $1,400 for water monitoring at Jarvis Creek. With the grant money, Taylor and the Middle School Environmental Club will place rain barrels around campus and at Honey Horn to mitigate water damage and alleviate flooding.
"The Jubilee: Festival of Trees" annual dinner, dance and auction is Saturday at the Harbour Town Conference Center.
All families who are interested in learning more about Hilton Head Prep are invited to the next open house from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in the lower school commons.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Fifth-grader Emma Beishir was selected to participate in this year's South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir. Each year, fourth- and fifth-grade students from elementary schools across the state audition for membership in the choir. This year, 225 students were selected to participate in the choir, which will be conducted by renowned composer Rollo Dillworth. The choir will perform Feb. 9 at the North Charleston Convention Center.
The school will participate in Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Chick-fil-A donates a portion of the dinner profits to the school. The ESOL teachers will be working during the evening at Chick-fil-A.
Students and parents are invited to a holiday craft fair 6-8 p.m. Friday at the main building. Students will have the opportunity to work with teachers and parents to create holiday crafts and ornaments. This free annual event is sponsored by the PTO.
The Singing Eagles Chorus will perform at the Bluffton Christmas tree lighting 5 p.m. Friday at Bluffton Town Hall.
The Joleba African Drumming Ensemble will perform in the Bluffton holiday parade at 11 a.m. Saturday.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Spirit Squad will perform Saturday in the Bluffton holiday parade.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
The booster club is collecting Box Tops and eBox Tops. Please place your cut-out box tops in the basket in the foyer.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
The sixth-grade religion class at St. Francis Catholic School packed more than 90 shoeboxes for children in poor countries around the world with Operation Christmas Child. The school families donated toys, school supplies, books and personal hygiene items for the boxes. Samaritan's Purse will deliver the boxes as part of their Christmas mission trips.