School Notes


• Thursday, Jan. 17: SCISA Regional Spelling Bee for grades 3-8

• Thursday, Jan. 17: Senior class spirit strands fundraiser.

Congratulations to BA eighth graders William Lindsay, Conner O’Neill, Stewart Trask, and Preston Coleman on being named Junior Scholars! The Junior Scholars program identifies current eighth-grade students with exceptional academic talent.

• Thursday, Jan. 17-Friday, Jan. 18: Spirit Week continues!  See beaufortacademy.org for details.

• Friday, Jan. 18: Homecoming!  Basketball games begin at 5 p.m. vs. Charleston Collegiate.  The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at half-time of the boys varsity game, which begins at 7:30 p.m.  Alumni admitted free to the games.

• Saturday, Jan. 19: Thomas H. Horton Memorial Golf Tournament and Barbeque Dinner & Auction.  Game time is a noon shotgun start at The Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island, and the Dinner and Auction begin at 4 p.m.  Please contact Beaufort Academy, 843-524-3393, or visit beaufortacademy.org for more information and/or registration and ticket details.

• Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes

• Tuesday, Jan. 22: Lower school parent-teacher conference, no school for lower school students.


On Monday, January 8, Bridges Preparatory School hired Melesia Walden as the Founding Head of School. Mrs. Walden brings 30 years of teaching and leadership experience, plus a prodigious repertoire of degrees, certifications and awards to her new position.


• Open Enrollment for all new students begins Monday, January 28.

Applications will be accepted for Pre-School (PK2 – PK4) and Grammar school (K5 – 6th grade). HTCCS is a private school committed to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, scholastic excellence, and the love of learning.  If these are characteristics that you desire for your child’s education, then we invite you to begin our application process. Please call the school at (843) 522-0660 or e-mail at htadmin@htccs.org  with questions or to set up a school tour.


• Thursday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m.: Basketball LIMS vs HHMS at LIMS

Students at Robert Smalls Intermediate/Middle School took a stand against bully on Jan. 11. They signed pledges during homeroom and got a first glimpse at the new anti-bullying T-shirts they will be allowed to wear on Mondays as a reminder that this form of behavior will not be tolerated. Pictured above: Eighth grade ELA Teacher Donna Martin, Justin Howard, Shawna Wright, Steven Stormer and teacher Kang Jing.

• Friday, Jan. 18: Staff Development. No School for Students

• Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday. No School.

• Tuesday, Jan. 22: 9 a.m. Science Fair  in gym, 5:30-6:30 p.m. parent viewing

• Thursday, Jan. 24: 5 p.m. Basketball LIMS vs Robert Smalls Middle, away

• Friday, Jan. 25: Report cards go home


Re-Enrollment Applications for returning students were backpacked home prior to Winter Break.  Please return them to your child’s homeroom teacher before January 31st at 6 p.m.. One application is required per student.

Applications for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are now being accepted at Riverview Charter School. Applications will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 31,

An Open House for all prospective students and families will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m.


•Thursday, Jan. 17: Math Bowl for third, fourth and fifth grades

• Friday, Jan. 18 and Monday, Jan. 21: No School for MLK Day

• Tuesday, Jan. 22: Class Pictures

• Friday, Jan. 25: Report cards go home


• Monday, Jan. 21: No school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

• Wednesday, Jan. 23: Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner, 5:30 p.m.

Whale Branch Elementary School students won second place for the 2012 Green School Challenge.

• Thursday, Jan. 24: Home basketball game vs. Hilton Head Christian Academy, girls 4:30/boys 5:30 p.m.

• Sunday, Jan. 27: Catholic Schools Week – St. Peter’s Catholic School Open House 9 a.m. to noon. Join us for coffee, donuts and a school tour.  Call 522-2163.


Congratulations to the Recycling Taskforce and all teachers and students for the 2012 Green School Challenge award. This was an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council, South Carolina Chapter, Lowcountry Branch. Whale Branch Elementary won best project in Elementary School category.

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