Gazette Class Notes for Feb. 14

Scholarship directory available to students

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently updated its online directory of local, state and regional scholarships for Lowcountry high school students.

The website,, includes general information on financial aid as well as scholarships. There are more than 60 scholarships listed, representing more than $500,000 in annual awards, according to a news release.

A printable version of the listings is available for download on the website.

Details, or to add your organization's scholarship to the website: 843-681-9100

Beaufort students win chess tournaments

Two Beaufort students took first-place awards at a Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Tournament on Jekyll Island, Ga., this month.

The tournament hosted players from South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Association, an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation, sponsors the Grand Prix Championship Series, which consists of four tournaments each school year.

Riverview Charter School student Chris Hoogenboom took first place in the elementary division. Beaufort Academy student Kevin Rogers took first place in the primary division.


  • The Drama II class will perform "Tracks" by Peter Tarsi at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 8 a.m. Friday in John J. McVey Performing Arts Center at the school. Admission is free.
  • Spirit Nights at Jersey Mikes Subs on Robert Smalls Parkway will be from 4-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Ten percent of all sales will support the school's Athletic Booster Club. The next Spirit Night is Feb. 24.
  • A PTSO meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center.

  • The Upper School dodgeball tournament "Move It or Lose It" will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the gym.
  • New inductees into the National Junior Honor Society are: Katharine Anderson, Caroline Avera, Zachary Bachtell, Bridget Baggerly, Michael Bass, Michael Bhoi, McKenzie Blake, Chloe Brummer, Mary Carmody, Anna Crowther, Walker Floyd, Katherine Gay, Ashton Guest, Ben Hetherington, Grant Hetherington, Jacob Hincher, Ellen Hodges, Emily Hutchins, Casey Kahn, Drummond Koppernaes, Brandon Massalon, John Mathai, Jeffrey Miller Jr., Anabelle Nuelle, Jack Olsson, Nicole Ozburn, Thomas Ring, George Sanford, Nicole Schmiege, Natalie Simkins, Rebecca Strawn, Taylor Vincent and Xavier Westergaard.
  • An open house for the parents of potential Middle or Upper school students will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Learning Center conference room. Tours of the school will be given after presentations by school officials, including Headmaster Randy Wall. Details: 843-524-3393

  • The school will have a family math night at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the cafeteria.
  • The school's AMES Academy and Montessori programs are accepting transfer requests for the 2011-12 school year. Requests are due March 1 and forms can be downloaded from the school website,

  • 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 various locations, with sessions beginning at 6 p.m.: Wednesday and Feb. 21 at Allen AME Church in Grays Hill; March 2 and 9 at Second Gethsemane Baptist Church in Stuart Point; March 9 and 16 at Orange Grove Baptist Church on St. Helena Island. Details: Belle White or Walter Capers at 843-466-3000 or 843-466-2700.

  • The sixth grade is hosting its second annual Family Math Night from 5:45-7 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.
  • All students must have a completed IGP and be registered for high school by Feb. 26. Call Barb Sinsheimer, the guidance secretary, at 843-322-5696 or 843-322-5700 to schedule an appointment. Both a parent and the student must meet with a counselor to complete the IGP.

  • Students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart during P.E. classes Feb. 22-25. The project is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Donations are due Feb. 25.

  • Open houses will be from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday in February.

  • Box Tops and Campbell's Soup labels will be collected Tuesday.
  • Kindergarten orientation will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Parents of rising kindergartners are invited to meet teachers and tour the school.
  • The SIC meets at 4 p.m. Thursday.
  • The Beaufort County Dance Festival is Thursday and Friday at Beaufort High School. LEAP students in grades two, three and four will attend.
  • A WSSA stacking meet will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria.

  • Project STAR testing for gifted and talented qualification will be today through March 3.
  • A Girl Scout meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
  • Third-quarter progress reports will be sent home Friday.

  • Progress reports will be sent home Friday.
  • There will be no school Feb. 21.
  • Orientation for rising sixth-graders who will be attending Beaufort Middle School will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the BMS cafeteria.
  • The Encouragers Club is sponsoring "Pennies for Patients," a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Proceeds go toward research to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. The top fundraising class will receive a pizza or ice cream party.

  • Progress reports will be distributed today.
  • Second-graders will take a field trip Tuesday.
  • The school will administer the PSSS to participating seventh- and eighth-graders Thursday. The test will take two hours. Details: Mrs. Rembold, 843-522-2163
  • There will be no school Friday and Monday.
  • The PTO will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Walsh-Palmetto Room. The science fair open house will take place during this meeting.

  • There will be no school Feb. 21.
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