Supplies sought for migrant students
Each summer, the Beaufort County School District hosts the largest migrant education program in South Carolina, providing educational services for school-aged youth at St. Helena Elementary School and for older students at migrant camps.
Each student receives instruction in basic English, math, health and life skills. Some students also receive a welcome package with basic school supplies, a Spanish/English dictionary and toiletries.
The district is collecting school supplies and travel-size toiletries for those students. Items can be dropped off at St. Helena Elementary School, the school district office on Mink Point Boulevard or the S.C. Coastal Community Development Corporation on St. Helena.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
A meeting for current or prospective softball players and their parents will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the softball field. Tryouts will be at 3 p.m. today through Friday. Details: 843-322-0730, 843-441-9310
The SADD Club is registered as a partner in the National Souper Bowl of Caring program. The club's goal is to collect 300 cans of soup by Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 6. Cans should be left with Mrs. Grooms in the front office.
The Athletics Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the cafeteria.
The School Improvement Council will meet Feb. 10 in the media center.
The deadline to order cookbooks from the Students Against Destructive Decisions Club is Feb. 11. Books cost $10.
The Drama II class will perform "Tracks" by Peter Tarsi at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and at 8 a.m. Feb. 18 in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center at the school. Admission is free.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school will have a family math night at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the cafeteria.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
A district-wide meeting for School Improvement Council representatives at all county schools will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Beaufort County Council Chambers, 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort. It will be televised. The meeting will give the board an opportunity to discuss the community meetings held since December and allow for some exchange with community members.
Free parenting workshops will be offered in February and March to parents in the Whale Branch cluster of schools. The two-part series will be offered at four locations, with sessions beginning at 6 p.m.: Wednesday and Feb. 9 at Spring Hill AME Church in Sheldon; Feb. 16 and 21 at Allen AME Church in Grays Hill; March 2 and 9 at Second Gethsemane Baptist Church in Stuart Point; and March 9 and 16 at Orange Grove Baptist Church on St. Helena Island. Details: Belle White, 843-466-3000; Walter Capers, 843-466-2700
The district will hold a meeting to explain a Montessori school-choice program it will offer next fall at Beaufort Elementary School. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Beaufort Elementary. Details: Jennifer Morillo, 843-322-2600; Terry Hitch, 843-466-3560
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
The School Improvement Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the media center. The next meeting will be Feb. 8. Parents, teachers, students and community members are welcome.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
The school held a reception Jan. 24 to celebrate its participation in the Beaufort Three-Century Project. Activities included the unveiling of the school's Web museum at www.bmsb3c.org, viewing of the video "Re-enactment of Hurricane Gracie's Visit to Beaufort" and a presentation of books published by students.
Students interested in joining the Gryphon track and field team should sign up in room D-401. Practice begins Feb. 7.
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Open houses will be from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday in February.
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The "Wand of Dreams" performance will be today in the cafeteria. Parents are welcome to watch this artist-in-residency program that features math, music, drama and animation.
Swimming lessons for Mrs. Bacon's and Mrs. DiOrio's classes will be Feb. 7-17. Children should bring swimming gear.
LADY'S ISLAND MIDDLE AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS
An SIC/PTO meeting will be at 5 p.m. today.
ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A parent learning night on tax refunds will be today at the school. Child care will be provided, and teachers will lead math games for school-age children.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
A prayer service will be at 9 a.m. today at the school.
Catholic Schools Week continues through Saturday. The school will host open houses for prospective families from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Details: Dee Avard, 843-522-2163
A Box Tops for Education Dress Down Day will be Thursday. Students should turn in five box tops each, or 15 per family for families of three or more students.
Grandparents/Special Friends Day will be Friday. Mass will begin at 9 a.m. and a short program will follow in the Walsh-Palmetto Room. Details: Dee Avard, 843-522-2163
First Reconciliation will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
SHELL POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A PTO/SIC meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the library.
The fifth-grade science fair awards ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
THOMAS HEYWARD ACADEMY
The student government will hold a 5K run/walk to benefit student Bradley Stanley, who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant. The race will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Race-day registration will be 7-7:45 a.m.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school will hold its career day from 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 10. Details: 843-466-1000