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• Thursday, September 22, Battery Creek High School PTSO meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
• Thursday, September 22, Beaufort Academy Parents Association Meeting, 7 p.m. Also, junior and senior internship applications due.
• Saturday, September 24, The 19th Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference for middle and high school students will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.  Please call Carrie (812-4399), Theresa (838-7922) or have your children stop by their guidance office to register for this event.
• September 24-25, Battery Creek High School PowerScore SAT Workshop.
• Monday, September 26, The “Hotlanta Quartet” performance at Beaufort Elementary School, 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
• Tuesday, September 27, Beaufort Elementary School holds its first School Improvement Council (SIC) meeting of the year in the principal’s conference room at noon.

Congratulations to the 11 Beaufort Academy seventh graders who were named as Duke TIP Scholars. Scholars qualify by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on the different sections of a designated standardized test taken during fifth and sixth grade. Left to right, back row: Avery May, Quinten Paton-Melland, Will Turner, Gavin Palmer, William Lindsay, Preston Coleman. Front row: Hope Gray, Ashley Taylor, Skyler Nuelle, Cecillia Williams and Emily O’Regan.

Pritchardville Elementary AMES Café
The next AMES Café is planned for Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 am in the Discovery Center. The cafés take place the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and provide parents with an opportunity to share ideas and collaborate with the teachers. The topic for this week’s meeting will be “Continental Math League and Wordmasters.”

Port Royal Elementary School: A Century of Learning Celebration
Port Royal Elementary will celebrate its 100th year anniversary on Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m. The event will take place in the school multipurpose room in the rear of the school (1214 Paris Avenue, Port Royal) with a ceremony of celebration.  Birthday cake, lemonade and school tours are promised as well as meet and greets with former school members and staff. Attendees that have memorabilia of their time at the school are encouraged to bring it and share; there will be safe areas available to display those items for the public to view.  Afterwards, stroll down to Street Music on Paris Ave at 6 p.m. Please contact principal Jo Shirley for any further questions.

Free Oil Change for Single Moms and Moms with Deployed Husbands
Moms have enough to do in a day than to worry about changing their car’s oil, but an oil change is necessary every 3,000-5,000 miles. The Link Church would like to help all single moms and moms with deployed husbands by sponsoring free oil changes on September 24, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Come out and bring your children because there will be a bounce house and refreshments. Just show up at Love House Ministries (423 Parris Island Gateway Beaufort, SC 29906), and they’ll take your car to Brock’s Automotive for a free oil change.

Shuttle Bus Discontinued From Coosa Elementary to LIMS
Buses that shuttle fifth and sixth graders from Coosa Elementary to Lady’s Island Middle and visa versa will discontinue. Beginning Monday, September 26, buses will pick up and drop off students at their designated bus stop. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your bus stops.

Shell Point Elementary School
Two reminders for K-2 Shell Point students: second graders will participate in swimming lessons through October 13 and MAP testing for kindergarten and first graders will continue through October 7.

School briefs are compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. To contact her and to have your school events published in The Island News, email schoolnews@beaufortislandnews.com.