Education

Packet Class Notes for Jan. 17

MISCELLANEOUS

OTHER

  • The Heritage Classic Foundation is accepting applications for Heritage Scholars. Beaufort County high school seniors can apply by going to http://theheritagescholars.com. The deadline is Jan. 28.
  • BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Junior Pride ceremonies will be held at 9:15 a.m. for Belmonte, Hankey, Peeples, Seldes and Sistrunk and 10 a.m. for Chancey, McDaniel, Newton and Swofford on Wednesday.
  • Pride ceremony is at 9 a.m. for second and third grade and 9:45 a.m. for fourth and fifth grade Thursday.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • The school will participate in the University of South Carolina's "Read with the Gamecocks" program. All students will log the number of pages read independently (both at school and at home) from Jan. 7-21. Totals will be submitted to compete with readers from across the state. All participants will receive a free ticket to the South Carolina vs. Auburn basketball game at 2 p.m. Feb. 20.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Jan. 24.
  • BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Mustangs of the Month for December are: sixth-graders Haley Beckel, Chamberlain Gadson, Lorena Medina, Emily Dittle; seventh-graders Mekale Skelton, Catherine Meighan, Ruben Chairez, Ryan Barbone.
  • Sixth-grader Nathan Butts was the school winner of the National Geography Bee. Nathan will be taking a written test in his effort to qualify for the state level South Carolina Geography Bee.
  • Catherine Wayland's seventh-grade English language arts class entered their persuasive essays in a contest with Creative Communication at www.poeticpower.com. These students were chosen to be published in the anthology, "Celebrating What is Important to Me": Kyeahneayh Bozier, Ariel Miller, Jack Tanis, Kymber Wojcik, Madison Sherrell, Indira Salinas, Alexa Daniels, Catie Meighan, Andrew Hernandez, Jaelyn Gadson, Brittany Harris.
  • EVENTS

  • There will be an informational program for grandparents raising grandchildren at 6 p.m. Tuesday 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
  • Parent Visitation Day is Jan. 24.
  • 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.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Team 6-3 English Language Arts students will visit Thursday the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.
  • 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 go home Thursday.
  • Yearbooks are on sale and cost $35 until Feb. 15. After Feb. 15, the price is $40. All students will receive an order form to bring home. All orders should be turned in to first-period teachers.
  • CROSS SCHOOLS

    EVENTS

  • Spirit Day at Stooges Cafè is today. A portion of the day's sales will be donated to the school.
  • There will be an open house from 8:30-11 a.m. Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10.
  • Bring A Friend to School Day is Friday.
  • 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

  • The School Improvement Council and PTO meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
  • Jan. 24 is Parent Day.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Honors Challenge contracts are due Monday. It will be the last day to drop or add courses to class schedules.
  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Spirit Week 2011 - The Real Thing - is Tuesday through Friday.
  • The Booster Club will host the Homecoming barbecue dinner Friday. Dinners will be served from 5-8 p.m. Order forms can be found at www.hhca.org.
  • The Homecoming Court will be introduced at 6:45 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium following the JV boys basketball game. There will be a special tribute to the senior girls. The crowning of the 2011 Homecoming queen will take place following the varsity boys game.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Emily Wilbourne, a fifth-grader in Ms. Polite's class, had her poster selected as the school's winner for the Beaufort County School District's Foundation for Educational Excellence Student Poster Contest. Her poster will go forward to compete against other schools in the county and will be on display at the "Celebrate Innovation" event at The Mall at Shelter Cove on April 29.
  • EVENTS

  • The first-graders in Mrs. Wynn's and Ms. Weiying Jin's Mandarin Chinese immersion class will be celebrating the Chinese New Year with their families Feb. 3. They will attend a special dinner at Yummy House restaurant.
  • Parent Visitation Day is Jan. 24. For more information, contact your child's teacher or the school office at 843-342-4100.
  • The School Improvement Council will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Yellow Media Center.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

    EVENTS

  • The Hilton Head Island Noon Lions Club will be sponsoring a visit by the South Carolina Lions Charitable Services' Health Screening Van. The van will be parked at the school Tuesday through Thursday, providing sight and hearing screening for third- and fifth-graders.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • First- and second-graders will be attending the performance of "Alice" by the Hilton Head Dance Theatre on Tuesday at Hilton Head Island High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center.
  • Third- and fourth-graders recently attended a performance of the Parson's Dance Company at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
  • Ceramic artist Jim Schultz will be an artist in residence for second-graders for three weeks. He will provide small group instruction and be part of a science unit of study. This residency is funded by the Adopt-A-School Program, which is sponsored and administered by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Programming is underwritten in part by a grant from the McNair Law Foundation and an anonymous gift from an arts center patron.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The school is collecting canned goods for The Deep Well Project. Students are asked to bring canned goods to the front office for pickup.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • National Honor Society will hold a blood drive at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the blood mobile in the parking lot of the Visual and Performing Arts Center.
  • SIC will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the media center.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • PTA meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday in P-4.
  • Bring Your Parent to School Day is Jan. 24. Details: hhm.beaufort.k12.sc.us
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • Eighth grade Individual Graduation Plan appointment dates and times can be found on the school's website under 8th Grade Guidance. Individual Graduation Plans, high school graduation requirements and/or college entrance requirements as well as course recommendations for ninth grade will be discussed at this appointment.
  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Students who exemplified "caring," the value of the month during December, are: junior kindergartners Bella Johnson and Cooper Baroni; kindergartner Walker Bradly; first-grader Lily Perez; second-graders Lily Edri and Jack Cherry; third-graders Tyler Kriney, Anna Pellici, Chantel Smith, Savannah Rose Toomer, Felipe Mendoza and Will Woerheide; fourth-graders Henry Clare Cram, Isabella Hassett, Justin Perez and Savannah Young; and fifth-graders Emily McPherson and Sam Warren.
  • Fourth-grader Michael Santorum earned second place in the Hilton Head Preparatory School Geography Bee and seventh-grader Jackson Puckey was the first-place finisher for the second year in a row. Puckey has qualified to sit for National Geographic's eligibility exam to compete at the state level geography bee.
  • EVENTS

  • There is an open house for grades junior kindergarten-fifth grade from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lower School. Details: bsomerville@hhprep.org
  • The Parent Association Meeting is at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the KNS Media Center.
  • The Lower School Parent Network Meeting is at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Lower School Commons.
  • Bring a Friend to School Day is Friday for grades 1-11. Details: bsomerville@hhprep.org
  • OTHER

  • Lower school hearing screenings will be held Wednesday. You must complete the consent form prior to the screening.
  • MAY RIVER MONTESSORI

    EVENTS

  • Steve Nouse will interpret the life and works of Benjamin Franklin for elementary students Wednesday.
  • There will be an elementary program open house from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 27.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The toddler class raised enough money to fund a well to provide safe water to a village in Southern India through the Water for Humanity Fund.
  • OTHER

  • For a tour and application to enroll your child for next year, call 843-757-2312 for an appointment.
  • Re-enrollment begins Jan. 21.
  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • There will be no school today, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • Students will not be in class Friday, however, the day is a teacher work day.
  • Parents are invited to participate in their children's classroom Jan. 24.
  • The school will participate in a Chick-fil-A spirit night from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Chick-fil-A donates a portion of the dinner profits to the school. The related arts teachers will be working behind the counter at Chick-fil-A.
  • OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • There will be no school today, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • The School Improvement Council meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Report cards go home Thursday. They should be returned by Jan. 24.
  • Students will not be in class Friday, however, the day is a teacher work day.
  • PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Bring Your Parent to School Day is Jan. 24. Details: Kami Branham, 843-707-0500
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Organic produce boxes from Heritage Organic Farm will be delivered to the school Tuesday and can be picked up from noon-6 p.m. To participate in the next delivery, go to spma.com.
  • Spirit Day is every Friday. Students can wear Sea Pines Montessori Academy logo wear to school.
  • There will be a community meeting for third-year students (kindergarten, third grade and sixth grade) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Preprimary Father's Day Celebration will be at 11:40 a.m. Thursday. Primary and Upper School Father's Day Celebrations will be from 8:15-9 am. Friday.
  • OTHER

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

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Students of the month exemplifying the virtue of "patience" were: Pre-K, Isabella Terramoccia; kindergarten, Ella Klepchick; first grade, Elizabeth Lofye; second grade, Katie Canham; third grade, Alessandro Cocovich (overall student of the month); fourth grade, Christin Martin; fifth grade, Carson Schoeppe; sixth grade, Alma Ceron; seventh grade, David Graupner; eighth grade, Jon Tice
  • 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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