Parents' Association Meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Thursday
Shamrock Shakedown, a community event and the school's largest fundraiser, will take place Saturday at Q on Bay. Details: www.beaufortacademy.org
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
Students Gabby Hayes, Ivan Estrada, Zabriel Rivers, Olivia Durbin and Shelby Morris traveled to Rock Hill on March 7-8 to participate in South Carolina All-State Chorus at Winthrop University. More than 2,500 students across the state auditioned in November, and only 400 were selected.
Beaufort High School's winning Green Team (students Ciaran Cordial, Michael Schwartz, Shay McAuliffe and Austin Mix) came out on top in Beaufort County's second annual Academic WorldQuest Competition held March 2 and presented by the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head. The team won at the end of a three-hour marathon that featured 100 questions about current events and U.S. national security issues. Beaufort High's team won a tie-breaker by naming more of OPEC's 12 member countries than Hilton Head Island High's Columbia Team. A second team from Beaufort High, the Gray Team, came in third. The Green Team will travel to Washington, D.C. for a national competition April 27.
Students will perform the play "How I Became a Pirate" at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday in the Arts Center at the high school. Student tickets are $8; adult tickets are $10. Scott Gordon's Art I and II students will also display nautical-themed art during the run of the show. Details: Leah Roche, 843-322-2085, http://bhs.beaufort.k12.sc.us
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
There will be an informational session for parents of rising sixth-graders in the school cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.
HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The school is now enrolling for the 2013-14 school year in grades pre-k (ages 2 and older) through sixth grade. Applications can be found online at www.htccs.org or at the school. Details: 843-522-0660, email@example.com
JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The district will hold its inaugural parent-staff talent show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School Gymnasium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 4 to 16, and will be sold the night of the event Details: 843-717-1170, 843-784-8600, 843-717-1103
The district's Office of Federal Programs will offer an adult ESOL literacy class for interested parents beginning Monday. Parents will be required to take a 10-minute test once they turn in the application. Tests will be offered Monday-Friday at school sites. A school official will call parents to confirm their time and day for the test. Once the application and test are complete, two-hour classes will be held at various locations. The classes will be 9-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday at the parenting centers on the Ridgeland and Hardeeville campuses; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Jasper County Alternative School Building in Ridgeland and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hardeeville; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Jasper County Alternative School Building in Ridgeland and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hardeeville. Applications for the class are available at all Jasper County School District schools and at www.jcsd.net.
ROBERT SMALLS INTERMEDIATE/MIDDLE SCHOOL
The school will hold a "Youth Art Month Show & Family Literacy Night" at 6 p.m. March 21. Dinner will be served. Those planing to attend should contact the school's front office before March 20. Details: Call 843-322-2500.
S.C. GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
The school will presents its Spring Wind Ensemble concert March 25 at the Theatre of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville. Performing will be Tafari Salaam of Beaufort on saxophone. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-467-3000.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
The college has scheduled a series of open houses to assist those who are looking to begin college or start training for a new career. The open houses are 5-7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
-- Thursday: New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton
-- March 19: Health Sciences, Bldg. 4, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort
-- April 4: Business and Industrial Technologies, Bldg. 14, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort
-- April 25: Hampton Campus, H. Mungin Center, 54 Tech Circle., Varnville
-- May 7: Arts & Sciences, Transfer Programs & Early Care and Education, Bldg. 12, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort
Details: 843-470-8405, www.tcl.edu/openhouse
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Fourth-grader Darrian McDaniel won first place in the local Sodexho Culinary Chef's Competition at ACE on Feb. 17. He will now compete in the regional Culinary Chef's Competition, with the potential of reaching the National Culinary Chef's Competition in Washington, D.C.
Former state Rep. Curtis Brantley, D-Ridgeland, visited the school March 1 to pass out books and school supplies to all students to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
WHALE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Nine students have been identified as eligible of the fifth- and sixth-grade Duke University Talent Identification Program. The students all scored 95 percent or above on the 2012 PASS standardized test last spring and are among the highest academically in fifth- and sixth-grades nationwide. The students are: Nathan Everly, Isaac Hernandez, Isayra Leija-Hernandez, Aaron Page, NiQuava Pope, Allie Rodgers, Tyrhon Heyward, Kenny Obie and Kenyannah Washington. These students will gain access to enrichment opportunities, preparing them for the rigors of college, including an online book club, an opportunity to take ACT's EXPLORE test, participation in summer camps which build upon leadership and teamwork, and early information about college scholarships.