School briefs

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• Thursday, Feb. 9, Beaufort Academy’s 5th graders Latin skit, 9 am. Also, pre K-4 students will host Author’s Night at the Kindergarten Building, 6:30 p.m.
• Through Feb. 13, students at Lady’s Island Middle School can purchase Candy Grams for their friends. The Candy Grams will be delivered Feb. 14.
• Friday, Feb. 10, come out for the last basketball game of the season for Riverview and St. Peter’s at Lady’s Island Middle School. Boys play at 5:15 and Girls play at 6:15 p.m.  There is a charge for admission at the door and concessions are available.
• Friday, Feb. 10, Valentine Dance “Sock Hop” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. ($1 in advance/$2 at the door). Also, every Friday is Jeans Day at Lady’s Island Middle School ($5 for February and April, $8 for March).
• Monday, Feb. 13, is Riverview’s Board of Directors meeting, 6:30 p.m.
• Monday, Feb. 13, Lady’s Island Middle School will have a SIC meeting at 5 p.m. and a PTO meeting at 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 14, Beaufort Academy will have a special assembly, “Loving Our Military Families” at 2:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 15, Beaufort Academy has its Latin Honor Society Induction, 12:30 p.m.

BHS All Region Band
Congratulations to the following Beaufort High School students for making the SCBDA All Region Band in Region 4:
Stephen Mikell, 1st Chair
Shelby Russell, 3rd Chair
Mikell Hannah-Harding, 4th Chair
Katelin Miller, 12th Chair
This is a major accomplishment considering the students competed against schools like the Charleston School of the Arts and The Governor’s School. Hats off to them for their hard work.

Pictured, left to right, back: Katherine Neal, MacMillan Griffith, Madeline Griffith. Front: Thomas Holladay and Caroline Marek. Not Pictured: Preston Coleman.

Beaufort Academy top finishers at SCISA State Literary Meet
Congratulations to all the participants in the SCISA State Literary Meet. Beaufort Academy joined 32 other schools for the State Meet and had six top finishers:
• Second place — 2nd grader Caroline Marek for Lower School Storytelling and 4th grader Thomas Holladay for Lower School Poetry Recitation
• Third place — Senior Katherine Neal for Upper School Oral Interpretation and Senior Madeline Griffith for Upper School Extemporaneous Speaking
• Fourth place — 8th grader MacMillan Griffith for Middle School Oral Interpretation and 7th grader Preston Coleman for Middle School Extemporaneous Speaking
Other team members are Jared Heubel, Witt Compton, Ansleigh Pingree, Lauren Bartlett, Lawrence Lindsay, Emma Hincher, Skyler Nuelle, Katie Smith, Mary Margaret Achurch, Jock Joyce, Caroline Fontenot, Michael Bible, Jack Griffith, and Eddie Shacklett.

AMES accepting applications
AMES Academy is now accepting applications for the 2012–2013 school year. There will be an informational meeting at Broad River Elementary on Tuesday, Feb. at 6 p.m. Interested parents are invited to attend the informational meeting and/or call 322-2600 to schedule an appointment with Jennifer Morillo (principal of BES/AMES) for more information and a tour. Find an online application at http://bes.beaufort.k12.sc.us.

2012 MESAS Contests
The South Carolina Academy of Science is sponsoring a mail-in contest for the Middle/Elementary School Academy of Science, which can be found online at www.cas.sc.edu/cse/jordan. Students can also prepare a research paper or science project and present a 10-minute oral presentation in the Middle/Elementary School category at the SCAS Annual Meeting. Sometimes monetary awards are issued to the top five or 10 oral presentations. The deadline for abstracts is Feb. 17, 2012. Please send them to Dr. James Privett, Judging Coordinator/ USC Sumter/ 200 Miller Rd. / Sumter SC 29150-2498/ Phone: (803) 938-3758/ Fax: (803) 938-3713/ email: jamesp@uscsumter.edu.

Mossy Oaks’ chili cook-off
The Mossy Oaks Elementary School PTO held a chili cook-off on Friday, Jan.27.  Girl Scout Troup #10 made the overall winning recipe. The winner of both the spicy category and the Mayor’s choice award was Ramona Montoya. Thomas Gnann, a 4th grader at MOES, won the traditional category. A group of (mostly) MOES alumni known as “The Three Amigos” won the non-traditional category with their white chili recipe. A special thank-you to Mayor Keyserling for participating and to Waffle House for their donations.

Mossy Oaks Elementary yearbooks
Yearbook order forms have been sent home.  The cost of a yearbook is $20.00 and orders will be taken until March 12.

Broad River’s 100th Day of School
Broad River Elementary School students in pre-k and kindergarten celebrated the 100th Day of school today with wonderful “100 Day” posters decorating the hallways. They found many different ways to count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s, using different things to count with like buttons, pennies and cotton balls. The festivities carried out into their center time where they decorated “100 Day” hats and made beautiful necklaces using (yes, you guessed it) 100 pieces of cereal!

BHS Boys Varsity Basketball Fundraiser
Beaufort High Boys Varsity Basketball Team are also sponsoring a fund raiser at the San Jose Mexican restaurant on Lady’s Island every Friday and Saturday from 3-10 p.m. Tell them that you are there on behalf of the Beaufort High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward the team. This will be held until the end of the school year.

Sport officials support Breast Cancer Awareness
Through Feb. 10, SCISA Officials
Association referees are showing support of Breast Cancer Awareness by using pink whistles during games. In support of the referees and Breast Cancer Awareness, Beaufort Academy JV and Varsity Boys and Girls basketball players wore pink sweatbands during every game the week of Jan. 30.

Kickball with firefighters
Lady’s Island Elementary School students played kickball with the Lady’s Island-St. Helena fire department as a reward for great behavior. Students earn magic dollars for doing the right thing. They redeem them at the school store or save them for special events such as the quarterly kickball game against the firefighters. Students could pay to play or be a spectator.

New salad bar at Broad River
Students at Broad River Elementary are excited about their newest addition to the cafeteria—a salad bar! Students have a variety of choices of meats and vegetables so they can create their own special salad. Broad River, winner of the Healthier U.S. Schools Bronze Award, is excited to offer their students this healthy, tasty choice.

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