School notes


• Thursday, Dec. 6: Hope Keane, the recipient of the 2012 Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, will present on her recent study-abroad trip.  Applications for the 2013 study-abroad scholarship will be available.

• Friday, Dec. 7: PreK and K students to visit the Festival of Trees, 9 a.m.

Robert Smalls Middle/Intermediate School was fortunate to have retired History teacher, Mr. John Adams, speak to students about the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) topic this year which is “The Unsung Heroes of the Revolutionary War.” Students took notes as Mr. Adams enlightened them on individuals of that time period.

• Saturday, Dec. 8: Beaufort Academy will host a girls basketball team from New Zealand. The team will play the BA Girls Varsity team at 4 p.m.

• Monday, Dec. 10: Bi-weekly swim lessons at the YMCA continue for students in third and fourth grades.

• Monday, Dec. 10: The all-school canned food drive, organized by Student Government to benefit the Franciscan Center, begins.

• Wednesday, Dec. 12: The senior class Holiday Store for Lower School students opens.  Gifts range from $1 – $5, and will be wrapped, labeled, and ready to give.



The Beaufort High School Fine Arts Department presents its Annual Winter Dance Concert on Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in The Arts Center at BHS.  The concert theme is “Traditions — Celebrating 20 years of Dance at BHS.” Choreography in the show includes several dances created over the past 20 years as well as new choreography by the students.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.  Children 5 and under will be admitted free.

For more information, contact Teresa Baker, BHS Dance Director, at 843-322-2153.


• Thursday, Dec. 6: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

• Tuesday, Dec. 11: Basketball vs. St. Peter’s at Lady’s Island Middle School; Girls 4:30 p.m./Boys 5:15 p.m.

• Thursday, Dec. 13: Basketball St. Peter’s at Beaufort Middle School; Girls 4 p.m./Boys 4:45 p.m.

• Friday, Dec. 14: Uniform Free Friday.

• Riverview Family Fun Night, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Riverview Charter School gym.

A few of the members of the Beaufort Academy running club recently participated in the Jingle Jog, benefitting Friends of Caroline Hospice. Left to right, back row: Lawrence Lindsay, Mitchell Russell, Nicky Cenci, Ms. Ambrose, William Tumlin, Emma Melville, Gracie Guest. Front row: Daniel Owen, Alex Roberts and Caitlyn Roberts.

Family Fun Night will include: “Dad” Chili Cook-off, Complimentary hot dogs and treats; a visit from St. Nick.


Educators visit China

Three Beaufort County educators recently returned from a weeklong trip to China to visit K-12 schools and establish partnerships. The trip, paid for by Hanban, a nonprofit organization funded by the Chinese government, included about 400 educators from K-12 schools, colleges and universities across the nation.

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