Education

Packet Class Notes for Jan. 3

MISCELLANEOUS

OTHER

  • Sunscribers, the writing club of Sun City Hilton Head, is sponsoring a Seniors to Seniors writing contest for all Beaufort County public high school seniors in the class of 2011. The first-place winner will receive a prize of $200, and have his or her essay printed in The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. There will be a $100 prize for second place and $50 prize for third. Winners will be announced in February. Topic of the essay must be, "What I Want To Do With My Life And How I Expect To Prepare Myself." Students may submit one essay, and it must be between 350 and 500 words. Essays will be judged for their coherence and cogency by a panel of writers from Sunscribers. No essay postmarked later than Jan. 31 will be considered. Mail essays to: Seniors to Seniors Essay Contest, 561 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909. For more information and contest details, e-mail seniorscontest@hotmail.com.
  • BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • PTO meets at 5 p.m. and SIC meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 25.
  • The Supporters and Advocates of Gifted Education meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Okatie Elementary School.
  • Students will be participating in National Geographic's National Geography Bee. The first round of competition begins today during social studies classes. The top winners from each team will compete in the grade level competition. The school competition will be Jan. 7 in the media center. The written test will be taken by the school winner Jan. 11 and mailed in to qualify for the state level bee. Details: www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/
  • OTHER

  • Second quarter report cards will be sent home Jan. 20.
  • Effective immediately, black is permitted to be worn by students as a top color for their school uniforms.
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • The school will be on break through Friday. Classes will resume Jan. 10. Building hours during the break will be from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The choral department's Winter Concert will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Seahawk Singers, the Seahawk Ensemble and Out of the Blue. Admission will be free, but concessions will be for sale and there will be a silent auction. Donations will be solicited as the Ensemble continues to raise funds for its April trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. Details: Larry Mercer, 843-689-4893, larry.mercer@beaufort.k12.sc.us
  • MAY RIVER MONTESSORI

    EVENTS

  • School will not be in session through today. Classes resume Tuesday.
  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    HELPING HANDS

  • The school is seeking volunteers to participate in Operation Take Flight. There will be an orientation meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the M.C. Riley Early Childhood Center. Operation Take Flight is a tutoring program for kindergarten students at the Early Childhood Center. The program is designed for students who need extra help catching up on the basics. Volunteers are needed to work 20 or 45 minutes at a time, one day a week, Monday through Friday. During that time, each volunteer will have the opportunity to work with either one or two students. Volunteers may tutor anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. During the tutoring sessions, students will need help with learning to recognize letters and sounds. Details: Kathy Wipper, 843-707-0822
  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • School will not be in session through today. Classes resume Tuesday.
  • OTHER

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

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Sixth-grade student Kaylee Ehlers was named runner-up in the state spelling bee and was invited to compete at the national convention in Nashville, Tenn., in June.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Members of the school's chapter of the National Junior Beta Club traveled to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center to participate in the state convention from Dec. 8-10. Students designed and created T-shirts and a banner to showcase the theme "Beta! A Volunteer State of Mind." More than 3,200 students attended the convention to compete in a variety of activities.
  • 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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