BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Support the school between 5 and 9 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month by dining in or carrying out dinner from Fiddlehead Pizza in Bluffton. Mention "BLMS Spirit Night" and the school's PTO will receive 5 percent of sales. The phone number is 843-757-6466.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
The students of the school's Interact Club organized a car wash at Advance Auto Parts in Bluffton to raise money for some of the charities they sponsor, such as The Boys & Girls Club and Bluffton Self Help. The club currently is having a canned food drive to help needy families at Thanksgiving, and its members participated in the Okatie Rotary fundraiser polo match.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Top AR Readers for the week ending Oct. 4 include: Second Grade: Dylan Sampson, Keely Langhals, Landon Oblinger, Gabi Klempner & Isaiah Anderson. Third Grade: Benjamin Atkins, John Berrigan, Matthew Dykstra, Ben Eddy, Emilee O'Grady & Caroline Taylor. Fourth Grade: Dominik Guerriero, Jacqueline Lowrey, Christian Jackson, Charlotte Bauer, Abby Jacobs, Raleigh Thomas & Liam Fromdahl.
Daniel Wesche became the permanent headmaster of the academy in September after serving as the interim headmaster since July.
The school is again bringing 123 Drive!! Driving Academy's Teen Driver Course to area teens. The class is open to the public and will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Tuition is $375 and includes eight hours of classroom training, lunch and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. All students with their beginner's permit, or who will get their beginner's permit within four months, can attend. To register: www.123DriveDrivingAcademy.com, 843-263-5023 or Doreen@123DriveDrivingAcademy.com
Anytime you dine at Santa Fe Cafe, inform your server that you are part of the HHCA family and 10 percent of your check total will be donated to HHCA's Annual Fund. This promotion is continuous (holidays are excluded).
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Five students were honored by the mayor of Hilton Head for their essays during the 350/30 celebration of the founding of Hilton Head. Lower school students Lily Edri and Luke Herman placed first and second, respectively. Middle school student Julia Gigante placed first and Emily Vaughn and Catherine Sheehan tied for second place in the upper school division.
The Parents Association meeting is at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 16 in the KNS Media Center.
The ACT workshop originally scheduled for Oct. 6 has been moved to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in the KNS Media Center. The event is open to the public, and the cost for the course and all materials is $75. To register: Peg Hamilton, email@example.com
The school will host the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program for all interested parents of children from ages 3-18 at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the middle school gym. Speaker Katie Koestner will present "Skillfully Parenting the Cyber-Generation," which will cover social media, cyber-bullying and parenting skills for technology.
The "Thanks For Giving" Blood Drive will be held at the school from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6. The blood drive is open to the community. To make an appointment: www.igiveblood.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School tours are offered every Tuesday to prospective families from junior kindergarten to 12th grade. All are welcome to drop by the school from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a tour.
M.C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Rotary Club of Bluffton Student of the Month for September was fifth-grader Lily Vitiello. Lily was recognized at the Rotary Club of Bluffton breakfast and was presented with a $50 award by Bluffton Rotary President Patrick Wright.
The Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 14.
The school is proud to welcome, as part of its Artist-in-Residence program, "Jef" the Mime. "Jef" will be at the school from Oct. 14 through Oct. 18 and will work with the first-grade students. Miming is a physical art form that can be adapted and taught to students of all ages.
The school will participate in a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Chick-fil-A donates a portion of the dinner profits to the school. The related arts teachers will work at Chick-fil-A during the evening.
Student Council members will hold a Fall Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 19 in the school's parking lot, 200 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton. Items for sale include toys, clothing, books and various household and holiday items. Funds from the sale will be used to for costs associated with a field trip to the State House in Columbia. They are also accepting "gently used" items to sell at the event. Spaces are available to rent for $20. Details: Mrs. Ferguson at 706-8393.