Gazette Class Notes for Feb. 4

Battery Creek High School


The next School Improvement Council meeting will be at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the media center. All parents, community members, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The Parent Teacher Student Organization meets at 6 p.m. March. 12. Meetings will be held in the media center, unless otherwise noted.

The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club is collecting magazines for the waiting rooms at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and for local nursing homes. Magazines can be left in the front office with Mrs. Grooms. The club is also selling cupcakes for $1 to raise money for he 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be held May 17 at Dolphin Stadium. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580.


The Athletic Boosters Club is selling BCHS T-shirts for $12; crewneck sweatshirts for $20 and hoodies for $25. To place an order email, leave a message at or visit the Spirit Table at any home sporting event. Club meeting are held the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. New members are always welcome.

Beaufort Academy


Seventh-grader Alexander Mazzeo has been selected to represent the USA at the 30th International Lake Garda Optimist regatta in Italy in March. Last year, more than 950 optimists from more than 40 countries participated in the regatta.

The school finished third overall at the S.C. Independent School Association spelling bee. In addition, school contestants finished fourth or better in six out of seven grade levels. Sixth-grader Quinn Fleming and eighth-grader Preston Coleman will be going to the state spelling bee Feb. 13.


The Parents Association meets at 8:05 a.m. Thursday in the Learning Center conference room.

Beaufort County School District


Each summer the district hosts the largest Migrant Education Program in South Carolina. It provides educational services for school-aged youngsters at St. Helena Elementary School and for older students directly at the migrant camps. Students are taught basic English, math, health and life skills. School supplies and hotel-sized toiletries are needed for the welcome packages for older students. Items collected can be taken to the BCSD DESC at 2900 Mink Point Blvd or to St. Helena Elementary School. Details: Terry Bennett, director of grants management, 843-322-2332 or

Riverview Charter School


The school needs individuals and businesses willing to host middle school students for Middle School Job Shadowing Day on Feb. 14. Details: Patience Gordon,

Whale Branch Elementary School


Fourth-grader Darrion McDaniel has been chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Future Chefs Culinary Competition Feb. 15. He will be judged on originality, ease of preparation, kid-appeal, healthy attributes, use of featured ingredients and presentation. The winner will go on to the national competition.


The Beaufort High School Class of 1958 Tidal Wave Breakfast Club meetings are at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. Details: 843-525-1822, 843-524-8903

Any member of the Battery Creek High School Class of 2003 interested in helping to organize a class reunion should contact Shayla Sanders at