Education

Packet Class Notes for Oct. 25

MISCELLANEOUS

EVENTS

  • If you are a high school student or the parent of a high school student there will be an informal Q&A; A session about the S.C. Governor's School for Science and Mathematics at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Island Lutheran Church on Hilton Head Island. You will be able to meet alumni and faculty while learning about curriculum, residence life, admissions and more. For reservations, contact Brigitte Barnett at 803-201-9168 or Brigitte@scgssm.org. The school is a two-year residential program in Hartsville for academically motivated high school juniors and seniors. Application deadline is March 1 for current sophomores. Details: www.scgssm.org
  • The Beaufort County School District south of the Broad area school social workers will host "In the Know Zone," an open forum for building academic partnerships, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Red Cedar Elementary School cafeteria in Bluffton. Topics of discussion will include the importance of children attending school; the role of home, school and community in a student's educational journey; bullying prevention; and recognition of parental involvement. Details: 843-707-0600
  • BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    OTHER

  • CogAT testing for second-graders runs Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The PTO invites the community to "Bingo & Barbeque," an evening of barbecue, bingo, prizes and family fun from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13. Cost is $3 for a hot dog or barbecue plate with drink and 50 cents for each bingo card. Chips and cookies are available for purchase.
  • This week is Red Ribbon Week. There will be activities about staying drug-free put on in conjunction with the school's health department.
  • The SIC/PTO meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
  • OTHER

  • Picture retakes will be from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 10.
  • The school will honor and thank local veterans by conducting four assemblies to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11. There will be a presentation by the Sun City Veterans Association.
  • H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The SIC/PTO meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. today in the media center.
  • OTHER

  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Head of School Gloria Shoemaker announced the 2010-11 class officers for the following grades: seniors, Adviser Lee Bracken; A.M. President Yifan Liu; A.M. Vice President Molly O'Koniewski; A.M. Treasurer Christopher Kim; P.M. President Nick Wallace; P.M. Vice President Miguel Solorzano; P.M. Treasurer Skyler Mednick; juniors, Adviser Sarah Shea; A.M. President Raimondo Franchi; A.M. Vice President Kathryn Hoch; A.M. Treasurer Kate Alty; P.M. President Mason Carmel; P.M. Vice President Augustin Llamas; P.M. Treasurer Olivia Landino; sophomores and freshmen, Advisers Carmen Halpin, Lynne Kratochvil and Ted Zawacki; A.M. President Britnee Kratochvil; A.M. Vice President Soo Jin Lim; A.M. Treasurer Emily Hammond; P.M. President Gavan Roth; P.M. Vice President Paige Cappelli; P.M. Treasurer Matt Rushton.
  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Parents of fifth- through seventh-grade students are invited to attend the Principals' Coffee at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Wednesday is PTF Pretzel Day. Pretzels will be available for purchase in carpool line after school.
  • Evening of The Arts will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. The event features art, dance, drama and music showcasing the students' talents.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • Students will raise money for breast cancer research by hosting a "Pink Out." Pink "LOCAL" shirts will be sold to students, school families, faculty and staff. All money raised will be donated for breast cancer research.
  • OTHER

  • School pictures are being sent home today.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The school improvement council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the media center.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The Seahawk Band will have a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Hilton Head Island Elks Lodge. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Details: Matt Gill, 843-689-4891
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • This week is Red Ribbon Week. Activities to make students and families aware of the dangers of drug abuse include Monday Sock It to Drugs Day (wearing red or crazy socks), Tuesday Put A Cap on Drugs Day and Wear Your Crocs (wear your favorite cap and crocs), Wednesday Drugs and I Don't Mix Day (wear your sneakers) and Thursday Red Day (wear red ribbons). Details: Dr. Francis Ferrene or Mrs. Hady, 843-342-4279 or 843-342-4239
  • The Fall Festival is 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the school. Cost is $5 and includes a face painting, story telling and a costume parade.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Students and families that would like to use the language program Rosetta Stone can access the program at http://beaufortcountysd.rosettastoneclassroom.com/en.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The Operation Otter 100% fundraiser runs through Friday. Make a pledge and support the student and classroom activities fund. Details: 843-342-4100
  • OTHER

  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

    EVENTS

  • The fifth-graders will be presenting a performance of Disney's "The Jungle Book" at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center. The community is invited. Details: Patti Maurer, 843-342-4118
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Alana Adams, Director of Education at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, will be an artist in residence for first grade this week.
  • OTHER

  • The school Improvement Council has the following members: Elected Parent Council Members Jennifer Jenkins, Bob Cooke, Melissa Babcock, Kim Molloy, Debbie Myers and Mike Sanz; Teacher/Staff Representatives Barbara Elkins, Beverly Ohemeng, Mimi Burlingame, Holly Hicks and Kelly Littell; Community and Parent Appointed Members Laura Grandt and Flora Wallman; Ex-Officio Members Gretchen Keefner and Charlyn Page
  • Picture makeup day is Tuesday.
  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The chess team traveled to Orangeburg on Oct. 20 to participate in the South Carolina Independent School Association's Open Chess Tournament. Hilton Head Preparatory School won first place in the Upper School, Middle School and Lower School competitions. Fifth-grader Julia Gigante won second place in the Overall Lower School Division and first place in the Girls Lower School Division. Fourth-grader Lucas Tomita won fifth place in the Overall Lower School Division. Contributing to Prep's first place team finish in the Lower School division were Nicole Sister and Justin Stone. The Middle School won its state championship division for the fifth year in a row. Team members are eighth-graders Amit Kohli, Eric McKenzie, Lucas McMillian and Noah Sulek. The Upper School team won its state championship division for the fourth year in a row. Junior Josh Sulek won first place in the Overall Upper School Division. Sophomore Mark Oppenheimer secured second place in the Overall Upper School Division, and sophomore Sabina Sister was the first-place winner in the Girls Upper School Division. Sophomore Tucker Apy, juniors Braxton Kirby and Devin White, and sophomore Patricio Yunga contributed to the team's win. Eighth-graders Lucas McMillian and Noah Sulek and junior Josh Sulek were undefeated throughout the tournament. The team is coached by Dr. Robert Sulek, Math Department Chair.
  • EVENTS

  • This week is Spirit Week. Monday is Neon Day. Tuesday is Musical Genre Day. Wednesday is Celebrity Day. Thursday is Pajama Day. Friday is All-Out Spirit Day. Middle and Upper School students are invited to participate in all the spirit activities. Lower School students will participate in Pajama Day on Thursday and Hilton Head Prep T-Shirt Day on Friday. Students who chose not to participate in the events of the day should come to school in dress code attire.
  • The Middle School Parent Network Meeting is at 8 a.m. Thursday in the KNS Media Center.
  • The Pooh Pal/Halloween Parade begins at 8:15 a.m. Friday. Parents are welcome to attend.
  • The Lower School Halloween Carnival is from 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday.
  • The Middle School Halloween Dance is from 6-9 p.m. Friday in the Middle School gym. Prizes will be awarded for most original, best homemade, scariest and best overall costumes. Chick-fil-A will be served. Cost is $10 a student.
  • The performing arts students will present "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 6 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Hilton Head Island High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. Tickets will be available online at www.hhprep.org beginning Friday. Details: 843-671-2286
  • ENRICHMENT

  • First grade field trip to TidePointe is Friday.
  • OTHER

  • Tickets for the Nov. 13 Shabby Chic Clambake can be purchased online at www.hhprep.org.
  • MAY RIVER MONTESSORI

    HELPING HANDS

  • May River Montessori will begin a food drive for needy families to end at Thanksgiving.
  • Elementary students will be working at Church of the Cross food bank the fourth Tuesday of each month.
  • OTHER

  • The annual garage sale in the front of the school is Nov. 13. Table rental is $20.
  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    HELPING HANDS

  • The school's student council is sponsoring a holiday food drive, which runs through Nov. 19. Students are asked to bring canned or other non-perishable food items to the holiday box in each classroom. The food will be distributed to Bluffton families in need. The goal this year is 4,000 cans.
  • OTHER

  • As the cool weather approaches, parents are reminded to send their children to school with jackets for the outdoors and a solid color (navy blue, white, red or gold) sweater or sweatshirt to be worn indoors. No sweater or sweatshirt may be hooded, per the school's dress code and uniform policy. Bottoms may be solid khaki or navy.
  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Students and faculty will be viewing the BMX Stunt Show performed by the Freestyle Connection on Tuesday. The high-action show features a Southeastern traveling team of young men performing bicycle stunts. Bicycle safety is stressed as well as promoting the importance of setting goals, staying in school, and living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.
  • Chick-fil-A night is Wednesday.
  • The second- and third-grade classes will be singing patriotic music and the GT Drama Stars will recite patriotic poetry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • The Scarecrow Scoot is Friday, a day full of activities and lots of festivities. Wear your Scarecrow Scoot spirit shirt.
  • This week is Red Ribbon Week. Students will be wearing a red shirt on Monday, and collecting canned goods on Tuesday through Friday. On Friday students will bring their favorite slippers to wear during the school day, following the week's "Give drugs the SLIP" theme.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Kindergartners' field trip to the pumpkin patch is Thursday.
  • OTHER

  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • CogAT testing for second-graders will be held this week.
  • Report cards must be returned today.
  • Friday is the last day to place Scrip orders. The PTO fundraiser is a way to purchase holiday gift cards and support the school.
  • Bring in 25 useful trash items for the Trash for Cash contest. The winner gets a $25 Target gift card and will be announced after fall break.
  • PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    HELPING HANDS

  • The school is accepting donations of slightly worn books. Bring them to the front office or call 843-707-0500.
  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Suzuki violin recitals will be on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11.
  • Spirit Day is Friday. Students can wear school logo wear to school.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The school has begun its The Deep Well Project food drive. Collection sites are at the entrance of the school. The following Christmas and Thanksgiving food items are needed: cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, canned yams, corn bread mix, stuffing, gravy packet, canned fruit and canned pumpkin.
  • OTHER

  • Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534
  • ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Six students will be traveling to Orangeburg for the SCISA math meet Tuesday: eighth grade-students Miguel Ceron, D.J. Green, Alyssa Greenlee and Dominique Marmeno; and seventh grade-students Jacqueline Tobin and Austin Borasky.
  • The St. Francis chess team took third place at the SCISA State Chess Tournament on Oct. 20. Participating from St. Francis were seventh-grader Bailey Fallon, fifth-grader Jack Jolley, fourth-graders Brendan Analla, K.C. Boatright, Michael Porter and Rodney Romero and third-grader C.J. Knight.
  • EVENTS

  • The annual Halloween Parade will be Friday. Children will process in costume at 1:30 p.m. and walk through the campus to the Carolina House and back.
  • OTHER

  • Hot lunch orders for November are due to the office by 9 a.m. Thursday.
  • To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or e-mail classnotes@islandpacket.com.

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