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• Thursday, Feb. 2, it is Chick-Fil-A night for Riverview Charter School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join your Riverview friends for dinner and show your Stingray Spirit. Ten percent of all proceeds (dine-in or drive-thru) will be donated to Riverview.
• Tuesday, Feb. 7, Beaufort Academy fifth grade Latin skit, 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 8, Beaufort Academy seventh grade Latin skit, 10 a.m.

Local student wins 2012 Scholastic Arts Awards
Congratulations to Libby Davis of Beaufort High School who received a Gold Key in the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards for South Carolina Art Region for her printmaking piece titled “Lords of The Dance.” Her sculpture piece “Galatea” was also recognized. Libby is one of two South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts (SCGSAH) Visual Arts students to receive a Gold Key. Her work will be considered for national recognition; and if she is recognized as a National Medalist, she will be celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York where her work will be displayed at a prominent gallery.

Transfer Request Forms now available
Parents seeking to transfer their students to schools outside their zoned attendance areas can access the necessary forms on the district’s website.  The deadline for completing and turning in a Transfer Request Application is March 2.

Favorite Teacher Award

Pictured from left to right is St. Peter’s Catholic School student Mary Bruns who nominated her teacher, Heather Rembold, middle, as favorite teacher. Joni Embrey, right, of Winning Orthodontics awards Rembold $100 for school supplies.

St. Peter’s Catholic School teacher Heather Rembold recently won $100 for classroom supplies from the “Favorite Teacher” at Dr. Skeet Burris’ orthodontic practice (Winning Orthodontic Smiles). Joni Embrey of Winning Orthodontic Smiles presented the award, which was nominated by student Mary Bruns.
The STARs come out
The STARs were out at Beaufort Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 27, for a performance by Gary Maurer the Magician. These STAR students were chosen by their teachers for consistently demonstrating, during the last nine weeks, the school’s motto “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready to Learn”. The STAR event is a part of the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program. “We had a Star for our STAR’s” said Mrs. Meredith Fent, guidance counselor, who coordinated the event. PBIS is a program that emphasizes recognizing positive behaviors. Kindergarten through fifth graders participated in this magical assembly.
Spelling Bee
Beaufort Academy students competed in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 19.  Fifth grader Joe Stowe and seventh grader William Lindsay finished overall third in their divisions.

Shell Point Elementary
January 23 was an evening of evening of fun, family, furry bears and reading at Shell Point. Students and their families attended the Teddy Bear Read-In. Students came wearing their pajamas, brought in their favorite teddy bear and read books with their parents and grandparents. Everyone gathered in the Media Center while the literacy teachers presented some helpful reading strategies for parents to use when reading with their child. Then everyone split up to read books for thirty minutes. Mrs. Parks, the principal, sported her pajamas as well and read a book to the group while they enjoyed milk and cookies. It was great fun for all. Every student left with the gift of a free book to enjoy at home.