School briefs

• Thursday, March 29, Beaufort Academy’s Middle School dodgeball game, 5:30 p.m.
• Thursday, March 29, Riverview’s Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.; also the 5th grade Parent’s Field Trip Meeting.
• Friday, March 30, report cards go out for most schools.
• Friday, March 30, Hoops for Heart will be celebrated at Beaufort Middle School. Any student who raises $50 will be eligible to participate in basketball, soccer, flag football, or cardio ball that day.

As a result of her sketches in the regional competition, Beaufort High School Sophomore Sketch Artist Libby Bergmann was chosen to compete in the State Mock Trial Competition on March 10 at the Federal Courthouse in Columbia. Libby was awarded first runner up in the state.

Any student who raises an additional $50 will get to select a friend who will also be eligible to participate in the activities. Proceeds will go to support the American Heart Association.
• Friday, March 30, Uniform Free Friday for Riverview Charter School.
• April 2-6 is SPRING BREAK for Beaufort County public schools. Extended Learning Time for students that have been notified prior.

Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Abby Mitchell for being named the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Coosaw Elementary.






Guilty of Excellence

Beaufort High School’s Mock Trial team competing in the Lowcountry regional competition at the College of Charleston School of Law.

The 2012 Beaufort High Mock Trial team competed in the Lowcountry regional competition at the College of Charleston School of Law on February 25. The following students received recognition for their performances: Rachel Taylor, Charlotte Bellomy, and Julian Amrine as Outstanding Lawyers; Julian Amrine, Ryan Blagburn, and Joshua Forbes as the Best Witnesses. The other members of the team included Dustin Mullins, Sam Peterson, Avery DeLoach, Jordan Larch, Tanner Powell, Emily Weatherford, Natalie Alvarez, Meg Lacombe, Libby Bergmann, and Teacher Coach Mr. Joe Taylor.

Recipients of the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholarship
Seniors Michael Bible and Katherine Neal have been selected as 2012 Heritage Classic Foundation Scholars.  As scholarship recipients, each student will receive $4,500 a year for four years towards college tuition.

Dr. Jennifer Wallace and Crystal Sprouse RDH, from Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort, visited E. C. Montessori School classes for a lesson in good oral care during Children’s Dental Health Month.

Odyssey of the Mind
Riverview Odyssey teams competed at the Odyssey of the Mind State competition on Saturday, March 17. The 6th grade team came in second place and earned an invitation to the World Competition. The 7th grade team earned third place.

A poem by Joseph Galtelli (Battery Creek High School)
Joseph read his poem at the Senior Scholar Banquet last Thursday. Along with 26 other students in Beaufort County, Joseph has a 3.5 grade-point average or above, is in the top 10 percent of his classes, and has earned at least an 85 average in each quarter of each course throughout high school.
“Everybody wants to be a master,
everybody wants to show their skills.
Everybody wants to get there faster, make their way to the top of their own hill.
Each time you try, you get just a little bit better.
Each day you try, it’s one more step up the ladder.
It’s a whole new world we live in, it’s a whole new way to see.
It’s a place where you and I can be the best we can be.
It’s time to set the example, and lead the pack.
From here on, there is no looking back.
But you can make a difference, with courage you can set things right.
The gift to dream and make dreams real is in your grasp, in your future, and in your sights.”

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