Education

Packet Class Notes for Jan. 10

MISCELLANEOUS

EVENTS

  • Beaufort County School District is extending welcome mats and opening doors Jan. 24 to encourage parents to visit their child's school and observe teaching and learning at every level. Parents can come for an hour or stay for the day. Parents should contact their child's school for additional information.
  • BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Chick-fil-A spirit night is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
  • There will be an informational program for grandparents raising grandchildren at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Beaufort Elementary School. Topics for discussion will include custody, adoption, legal assistance, school, childcare, health care, child support, death, imprisonment, drug abuse, mental illness and Medicaid. Child care will be provided. Details: Lorain Tascoe Bey, 843-726-1092; Paula Settles, 843-521-3150; Ashley Hutchinson, 843-521-2399
  • BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The sixth grade dance will be 6-8 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria.
  • PTO meeting is at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in the media center.
  • SIC meeting is at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the media center.
  • The Winter Band and Strings Concert will be at 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 27.
  • There will be an informational program for grandparents raising grandchildren at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Beaufort Elementary School. Topics for discussion will include custody, adoption, legal assistance, school, child care, health care, child support, death, imprisonment, drug abuse, mental illness and Medicaid. Child care will be provided. Details: Lorain Tascoe Bey, 843-726-1092; Paula Settles, 843-521-3150; Ashley Hutchinson, 843-521-2399
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The PTO invites parents and the community to invest in the new school by purchasing engraved bricks for the walk in front of the school and around the flagpole. Cost is $50 a brick, which includes three lines of text. Details: Mark Mulholland, 843-384-7712
  • OTHER

  • Report cards are sent home Jan. 20.
  • Starting this week, the cafeteria will be selling bottled water, fusion juice (100 percent juice) and vitamin water. Bottled water will be sold for $1. Prices on the fusion juice and vitamin water are yet to be announced.
  • CROSS SCHOOLS

    EVENTS

  • Family chapel for kindergarten through eighth grade will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • There will be an open house from 8:30-11 a.m. Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • Students will bring in cans of soup to be donated to the Church of the Cross food bank for the Souper Bowl. Collection will continue through Feb. 4. The class with the highest average of soup cans per student will be awarded with a jeans day Feb. 11.
  • H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • SIC/PTO meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the media center.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards are sent home Jan. 20.
  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The following students will represent the school in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday: third grade, Luke Fromdahl, Delaney Epley and Lexi Qualls (alternate); fourth grade, Reedy Newton, J.D. Patterson and Caroline Keber (alternate); fifth grade, Michael Graupner, Meredith Inglis and Ava Faccenda-Dunnery (alternate); sixth grade, Suzanna McKinney, Logan Naddy and Mary Hannah Lewis (alternate); seventh grade, Rebecca Thompson, Rachel Thompson and Lindsey Gillis (alternate); eighth grade, Ryan Barrett, Audrey Bennett and Michael Dillon (alternate).
  • EVENTS

  • Chick-fil-A spirit night is from 5-8 p.m. today.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    ENRICHMENT

  • The fifth grade classes recently enjoyed a field trip to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in connection with their social studies unit on World War II. They had a guided tour of the museum and took home personalized dog tags.
  • First-, second- and third-graders will attend a presentation of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center on Jan. 18.
  • School Improvement Council meets at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Yellow Media Center.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards are sent home Jan. 20.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Chat with Principal will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the main conference room.
  • PTSO meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the main conference room .
  • SIC meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the media center.
  • The Hilton Head Island Middle School and Hilton Head Island High School orchestra programs will present a joint concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Details: Dominique Geer, 843-689-4885
  • Seahawk Stage Productions will present the "A Taste of Chicago" fundraiser at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School. The evening will begin with light hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction followed by a Broadway showcase with numerous selections from the musical "Chicago" and featuring the talents of Michael Pilgreen's Advanced Drama class. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Money raised benefits Seahawk Stage Productions. Details: 843-681-3560, www.seahawkstageproductions.org
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winners of the Winter Reflections Arts program are: Visual Art, first place, Rebecca Johnston, eighth grade; second place, Madison Ogburn, eighth grade; third place, Maria Piriz Colhan, eighth grade; Literature, first place, Mariel Zmarzly; eighth grade; second place, Shannon Short, eighth grade; third place, Wesley Kerr, eighth grade; Photography, first place, Emma McGoldrick, eighth grade; second place, Mary Kaitlin, eighth grade; third place, Riley Rhonehouse, eighth grade; Film Production, first place, Parker Staff, eighth grade.
  • EVENTS

  • The Hilton Head Island Middle School and Hilton Head Island High School orchestra programs will present a joint concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Details: Dominique Geer, 843-689-4885
  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The Middle School Talent Show was held in December. Outstanding performances were: Dance, first place, seventh-grader Scout Moore; second place, eighth-graders Alyssa Calamari, Allie Santorum and Hannah Simpson; third place, Mrs. Santini's Spanish 1-A Class; Drama, first place, seventh-grader Chrissy Hicks and her father Josh Hicks, middle school math teacher; second place, eighth-grader Heath Cunningham; third place, seventh-graders Chase Dillon and Lea Saleski; Music, first place, sixth-grader Skylar Stephens; second place, eighth-grader Whitaker Gannon; third place, eighth-graders Allie Santorum and Hannah Simpson
  • EVENTS

  • The Upper School Parent Network Meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the KNS Media Center.
  • The Lower School Parent Network Meeting is at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Lower School Commons.
  • The SCISA Regional Spelling Bee will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Fraser Field House.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • The fourth grade field trip to Union Cemetery is from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday.
  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    ENRICHMENT

  • As part of the Artist in Residence Program, the school will welcome Jef the mime from Friday through Jan. 20. He will be working with first-grade students.
  • OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • PTO meets at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.
  • First Federal Squirrel Club will be from 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • There will be a Robotic Showcase from 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Science Fair Help will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Help will be available in English and Spanish. Fourth- and fifth-graders will go to the science lab. Third-graders will go to the media center. A Spanish presentation will be held in Room 302. Families will be able to search for ideas in the computer lab after the presentations.
  • PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • PTO meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Discovery Center.
  • SIC meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Discovery Center.
  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Organic produce boxes from Heritage Organic Farm will be delivered to the school Jan. 18. Sign up at heritageorganicfarm.com to be included in the delivery. This service is open to the public.
  • Spirit Day is every Friday. Students can wear Sea Pines Montessori Academy logo wear to school.
  • OTHER

  • Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534
  • "Gullah Stories," a 130-page book composed and illustrated by Sea Pines Montessori Academy students, can be purchased for $36 by calling the school at 843-785-2534. A companion 2011 wall calendar is also available for $20. Proceeds benefit the school, the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head and Sea Pines Montessori Academy's sister school in Tanzania.
  • 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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