H.E. MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
The school will have its night for the arts to celebrate the work of art, drama, dance, chorus and band students from 6 to 8 p.m. April 29 in the school foyer. There will be a student art gallery, artwork for sale, student performances, refreshments and more. Please bring a nonperishable food item to support local food banks.
Sub and teacher appreciation week is May 5-9; the school will recognize those educators during that time.
The school's Moving Up ceremony for eighth grade will be at 8:15 a.m. May 29 and the ceremony for ninth grade will be at 8:15 a.m. May 30. Both ceremonies will be held at Bluffton High School football filed.
There will be an ESOL Night 6-7 p.m. May 1 in Bluffton Middle School's cafeteria. PASS Testing and the summer reading book list information will be covered. Come and enjoy a variety of international dishes.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
A combined chorus of middle and upper school music students traveled to the Carowinds Music Festival on April 18 performing exceptionally well with their renditions of "Wade in the Water" and "Kum Ba Yah." They came home with a plaque commemorating their excellent rating.
The school welcomes Kameron Masters as its new ACE director. Masters has a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics and Christian studies from North Greenville University.
The school will have a sneak peek at the 2014-15 school year at 9 a.m. May 1. Those who attend will have the application fee waived. Details: Jen Denton at 843-681-2878.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade, are excited to present "I AM" for their Lower School Spring Musical. The musical will be at 6:30 p.m. May 1 in the Fine Arts Center.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
The school's fifth-grade teacher, Heather Brougham-Cook, was selected as one of the $1,000 cash grant winners through the 2013 Trick-or-Treat UNICEF school challenge. This money will benefit Brougham-Cook's classroom.
Jared Woodson signed a letter of intent with Eastern Illinois University to play tennis.
Matt Dakolios, middle school math teacher and varsity boys' soccer coach, has been nominated and is a finalist for SCISA teacher of the year.
Joshua Williams was accepted into the Ambassador Leadership Program of People to People.
Marianne Frederick's junior kindergarten class and Katie Boone's third-grade class won the spring door decorating contest put on by fifth-grade leadership. They will celebrate with a pizza and ice cream party in May.
The Lower School play, "The Aristocats," is at 5:30 p.m. April 30 and again at 9 a.m. May 1. Both performances will be in the field house.
The school will honor all senior athletes at their last home game. Golf, girls and boys soccer and tennis will be honored before the boys soccer game at 5:45 p.m. May 1.
The school's annual spring concert will be at 5:30 p.m. May 6 in the field house. Lower, middle and upper schools will perform along with a special performance by Cranford Hollow and the Chilly Willy Band. Admission is free and open to the public.
The school is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Tours are available at the school. Details: Bobbie Somerville, director of admissions, at 843-715-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school is looking for PASS monitors. If you have about three hours of time, please consider monitoring the State Test (PASS). The dates are May 6, 7, 8 and 9. The time is 8:40 to 11:30 a.m. Details: Renee Heiliger at 843-707-0600 or renee.heiliger@beaufort.K12.sc.us.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
There will be a booster club meeting at 8:30 a.m. April 30 in the school lobby.
The Suzuki violin recital will be at 5:30 p.m. May 1.