School briefs

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• Thursday, May 10, all Riverview lottery seats declined from May 3 lottery will be filled at 5 p.m., and remaining lottery numbers will be pulled to create the wait list for the 2012-13 school year.
• Thursday, May 10, is the last day of swim lessons at the YMCA for Beaufort Academy third graders.
• Thursday, May 10, Beaufort Academy Pre-K and Kindergarten students will host a Hoe Down honoring their parents.
• Friday, May 11, Beaufort Academy first and second grade students will host a Mother’s Day Tea at 1 p.m. in the library.
• May 10-11, Beaufort Academy fifth graders go to STARBASE at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
• Saturday, May 12, is the Smash and Bash Community Tennis Tournament at the Beaufort Academy tennis courts.  Two divisions: Adult Mixed Doubles (A and B levels) and Junior Division (same sex doubles).  Entry is $40/person and includes the cookout at 4:30 p.m. Additional tickets for cookout are $5 and require advance RSVP.  Please see beaufortacademy.org, or call 843-524-3393, for more information.  All tennis participants will receive a free T-shirt, and awards will be given for winners.
• Monday, May 14, Beaufort Academy fifth grade orientation for both current BA fourth graders and prospective students.  Prospective students should RSVP to MJ Simmons by Friday, May 11.
• Wednesday, May 16, Beaufort Academy Upper Level Spanish students will spend time with migrant workers at Leroy Browne Medical Center at St. Helena.

Nature field trip for BES fourth graders
May 14-16, Beaufort Elementary fourth graders will visit Fripp Island, which is the culmination of their education of birds with Fripp Audubon. Over the past year, members of Fripp Audubon volunteered for BES’s first Bird Day learning about bird feeders, behaviors, nests and habitats.  On this trip, students will visit the Marsh Boardwalk on Hunting Island and the Audubon Nature Trail in the morning and the Activity Center and Wardle’s Landing in the afternoon.  Anyone interested in chaperoning should contact Sally Work (sgwork@comcast.net).

Beaching it at Broad River

Broad River Elementary students enjoy a day at “the beach” with a cookout.

As part of Broad River’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) Program, students work hard each day to earn an invitation to the quarterly special events. Students who exhibit exemplary behavior have their Star Card initialed by their Related Arts teacher and homeroom teacher each day. Students need 80 percent of their Star Card filled to participate. This quarter’s theme was a Beach Party Cookout. These Broad River students were able to enjoy a day at the “beach” with hot dogs and popcorn.

Riverview’s new Board of Director members
Riverview Charter School is delighted to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors. Caprecia Evans, Ray Polkey and Daniel Russell were elected by parents, faculty and staff in the school’s recent special election.

Lady’s Island Elementary gets a “makeover”
On May 1, teachers, students, parents, and grandparents came together for the afternoon to paint an installation, which will be placed in the cafeteria of the school. Other pieces of art have been completed by students under the instruction of Mrs. Riedmayer and Ms. Beyer and are now decorating the hallways.

Camp Invention
This Coosa Elementary camp presents children with real world challenges, allowing them to solve problems through hands-on investigation, scientific experiments, technology, engineering and math taught by Coosa’s own certified teachers. Designed to foster higher levels of learning while fostering critical thinking and collaboration, Camp Invention is preparing students for the future. Please contact Karyn Levesque at 322-6161 if you have any questions about registration or go to www.campinvention.org to register. Camp dates are July 9- 12.

County’s only National Merit Recipient
Congratulations to Beaufort Academy senior Michael Bible, a 2012 National Merit Recipient. Michael is the only recipient in Beaufort County and one of 31 in the state.  He plans to attend American University in the fall, but in the meantime is busy keeping up with his academics as well as the National Honor Society, the French Honor Society, Interact Club, Quiz Bowl team, Math Team and Literary Meet team.  Michael is also the Student Body Treasurer, Editor of the Yearbook, Co-director of this year’s school play, and has competed on the Varsity swimming, basketball and soccer teams this year.  Off campus, Michael has served as an intern at both Beaufort Memorial

Beaufort Academy’s Girls Junior Varsity soccer team is undefeated. Front Row, from left: Rosie Stewart, Mary Keane, Hope Gray, Amanda Kahn, Courtney Smith. Middle Row: Maya Dixon, Carlyle O’Herron, Ting O’Regan, Mary Margaret Achurch, Mary Alice Strohmeyer, Skyler Nuelle. Back Row: Cali Blocker, Katie Smith, Sarah Sheppard, Coach Tom Savage, Kirsten Floyd, Frances Stowe, Allison Alvarez.

Hospital and the Animal Medical Center of the Lowcountry, as well as spent a summer volunteering at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Pharmacy.  Last summer he was awarded the Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship and studied abroad in Switzerland in a French Immersion program.

Football players pump some iron
Beaufort High Football Players qualify for Weightlifting Nationals while getting ready for the start of spring practice.

JV Soccer Team undefeated
Congratulations to Coach Tom Savage and the Beaufort Academy Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Team, who finished the 2012 Spring Season undefeated (10-0).

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