Gazette Class Notes for April 25

Scholarships available for health professionals

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is offering two scholarships to help people interested in entering certain health professions.

The baccalaureate scholarship is for the following careers: nursing, medical technology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The scholarship totals $15,000 over four years.

The associate degree scholarship is for the following careers: nursing, radiologic technician, physical therapy assistant and medical laboratory technician. The scholarship totals $3,000 over two years.

The deadline for applications is May 1. Email Chris Watson at for an application.


  • Visual arts students won awards at Habersham's first Recycled Art contest in observance of Earth Day: Keri Flora, Usevio Pisarro, Ashley Volpe and Cody Cannon.
  • The Interact Club will sponsor a blood drive for the Lowcountry Blood Bank from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Community members are invited to donate blood.
  • 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 Thursday.
  • A PTSO meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center. Students who made the honor roll for the second grading period will be recognized.
  • The Athletics Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. May 2 in the cafeteria.

  • BA chess coach Darrin Rogers hosted a United States Chess Federation-rated chess tournament at Riverview Charter School this month, open to players in kindergarten through high school. Thirty-two players from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia competed. Beaufort County students won four of six trophies: Riverview's Casey Hoogenboom; Beaufort Academy's Kevin Rogers; Hilton Head Preparatory School's Noah Sulek and Riverview's Chris Hoogenboom.

  • A REACH Center workshop for parents and community members will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Robert Smalls Middle School. The workshop will teach about transitioning from early intervention to special education pre-kindergarten and transitioning from special education pre-kindergarten to special education kindergarten.

  • Fuji Restaurant has joined efforts by the National French Honor Society and upper-level French classes to collect donations for the victims of the tsunami in Japan. A bucket for donations has been placed at the restaurant. Donations collected through the end of the month will be sent to Food for the Hungry, an organization directed by a BHS graduate, Celeste Brown de Mercado. Details: 843-441-0875
  • The Booster Club is accepting donations for a yard sale to support BHS athletes. Donations may be dropped off at the Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District, 237 Sea Island Parkway. Pickups are available for large items by calling Benji at 843-986-7169, John at 843-812-1083, Scott at 843-321-0944, David at 843-575-7470 or Will at 843-252-9051. The yard sale will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the school.

  • Gold medalists in a recent track meet were Nyles Pinckney, Shawn Stevenson, Rayquan Singleton, Tarey Jennette and Deion Douglas. Silver medals went to Tyler Clancy, Daja Smalls, Raymone Dagin, Tameka Johnson and Monique Jones. Bronze medals went to Sarah Fanning, Monique Jones, Becca Mandell and Daja Smalls.
  • Students will demonstrate how a Socratic Seminar is conducted during today's SIC meeting.
  • The BMS Book Fair will be Tuesday through Friday in the library media center.
  • Relay for Life will be Friday at the school.
  • Progress reports will be sent home Friday.
  • Eighth-graders recently participated in Drop Everything and Read Day. For an hour, students and staff stopped whatever they were doing to read.

  • Fathers and students of the school's chapter of All Pro Dad will hold their inaugural gathering May 6 at a one-hour breakfast before school. All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of the national nonprofit organization Family First. It includes nearly 60 NFL players, coaches and alumni who encourage men to be good fathers. To attend, reserve a spot by Friday by visiting The estimated cost of breakfast is $1.85.

  • Read Across America logs are due Tuesday.
  • Fourth-graders will visit Lady's Island Intermediate School on Tuesday.
  • Spring pictures will be taken Thursday.
  • A Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Receipts should be turned in to PTO representatives.
  • Crazy Hat Day is Friday. Students who purchased a sun for Relay for Life may wear a hat of their choice to school.
  • Progress reports will be sent home Friday.

  • Cheerleading tryouts will be from 3:30-5 p.m. today through Wednesday.
  • Baseball and softball tournament and championship games will be today and Wednesday.
  • Fourth-quarter progress reports will be sent home Friday.

  • MAP testing is today through Friday.
  • A Cash for Trash collection is Wednesday.
  • A uniform-free and popcorn day will be Friday.
  • National Charter Schools Week is May 1-7. The Riverview Family Picnic will kick off the week of events from 2-4 p.m. May 1. School tours will be offered daily, a viewing of "Waiting for Superman" will be at 5:30 p.m. May 2 and a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be from 5:30-7 p.m. May 5.

  • Mrs. Culbertson and her pre-kindergarten/kindergarten class raised $1,089.30 for the Little Red Dog Trike-a-Thon. The donation helped provide three bikes to local children with special needs.
  • Fourth-grader Katie McArdle took third place in the diocesan math meet held April 16 in Mount Pleasant.
  • The main office will remain open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday while students are on Easter/Spring Break. Classes resume May 2.
  • Progress reports will be distributed next week.
  • Students in grades five and six will travel May 5 to Nemour's Wildlife Refuge for an outdoor exploration and excursion.

  • The schoolwide Evening of the Arts will be from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
  • The school will participate in a Relay for Life event from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at Beaufort Middle School. All grade levels are raising money and luminaries are on sale for $10, or three for $25. Volunteers are needed to walk the track.
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