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BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday, Jan. 31: CODA will be on campus to give a presentation for Middle School students.

• Friday, Feb. 1: Kindergarten students will see Aesops Fables at USCB.

Chess team members pictured (left to right): Thomas Mazzeo, Whit Suber, Kendra Rogers, Jack McDougall and Kevin Rogers.
Chess team members pictured (left to right): Thomas Mazzeo, Whit Suber, Kendra Rogers, Jack McDougall and Kevin Rogers.

• Saturday, Feb. 2: The Winter Ball, for Upper School students, will be held at Newpoint Corners.

• Wednesday, Feb. 6: Students compete is the SCISA State Literary Meet.

• Save the Date for the Parents Association Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m.

• Save the Date for Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Thursday, February 14.

• Beaufort Academy took two teams to the SCISA Math Meet last week, which hosted nearly 40 teams in total.  The BA teams came home with 1st and 6th place overall! The First place team: Jake Bhoi, Mike Bhoi, John Mathai, Bryan Strawn, Xavier Westergaard. The Sixth place team: Caroline Avera, Tommy Fang, Ben Hetherington, Hope Keane, Grace Stewart, Rebecca Strawn. In addition, J. Bhoi, M. Bhoi, Mathai, and Westergaard all finished in the Top 10 Overall Individual Scores among a field of 180 competitors. The BA Math Teams

Pictured, left to right, front row: Jake Bhoi, Mike Bhoi, Tommy Fang, Hope Keane, Grace Stewart, Rebecca Strawn, Ms. Steman. Back row: Bryan Strawn, Xavier Westergaard, John Mathai, Caroline Avera and Ben Hetherington.
Pictured, left to right, front row: Jake Bhoi, Mike Bhoi, Tommy Fang, Hope Keane, Grace Stewart, Rebecca Strawn, Ms. Steman. Back row: Bryan Strawn, Xavier Westergaard, John Mathai, Caroline Avera and Ben Hetherington.

will be competing again on February 23 with teams from around the country at the College of Charleston High School Math Meet.

• Last week, the Beaufort Academy chess team competed in the SCISA chess tournament. BA chess players Jack McDougall and Kevin Rogers, finished the tournament undefeated in the K-5 grade section. Jack won 1st place in a tie-breaker game with Kevin.  Kevin placed 2nd after winning the SCISA K-5 grade tournament the last three years in row. BA 1st grader Whit Suber placed 5th, winning 4 out of 5, and 3rd grader Thomas Mazzeo placed 7th. Kendra Rogers won three out of 5, finishing in the top half of the section. The team faced more than 160

Beaufort Academy 7th grader Alexander Mazzeo has been selected to represent the USA at the 30th International Lake Garda Optimist regatta in Italy this March.  Last year there were more than 950 optimists from more than 40 countries.
Beaufort Academy 7th grader Alexander Mazzeo has been selected to represent the USA at the 30th International Lake Garda Optimist regatta in Italy this March. Last year there were more than 950 optimists from more than 40 countries.

players and won their section by 4.5 points.  BA’s chess team has won first place at every tournament this year!

E.C. MONTESSORI

• Thursday, Jan. 31: Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. For toddler through Grade 8.

• Montessori Education Week:
Feb. 25 – March 1.

HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN 

• An Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m. Are you interested in a classical Christian education for your child?  Do you have questions on what is a classical education and is it right for your family? Holy Trinity offers classes from Pre-school age 2 through sixth grade. Answer your questions with headmaster, Rev. Chad E. Lawrence, meet the teachers and staff, and tour the school. For more information, call 843-522-0660 or e-mail us at htadmin@htccs.org.

• Holy Trinity Classical Christian School has been received as a Partner Member of the Classical Latin School Association (CLSA).

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

• Thursday, Jan. 31: Basketball Championship Higher Seed, 5 p.m.

•  Thursday, Jan. 31: 7th Grade Celebration of Achievement.

MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY

Mossy Oaks Elementary School is hosting its Second Chili Cook Off on Friday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. There will be a hoedown dance and silent auction, and attendees dressed in country/Western garb get a free dessert. Chili categories include The Real Deal, Anything Goes, Kickin HOT, Mayor’s Choice and Fan Favorite. Mayor Billy Keyserling will be a guest judge and Steve Curless will be the MC, DJ and auctioneer. Tickets are $3 per person or $12 per family.

SCHOOL BOARD

• AMES program accepting applications: A popular academic magnet program for high-achieving Beaufort County elementary students interested in math and science is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year Interested parents and students can learn more about this curriculum option when both schools hold special informational meetings.  Beaufort Elementary School’s two meetings are scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m. AMES is based on rigorous math and science foundational skills taught through the use of science and engineering and technology projects.  Eligible students include rising third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the district’s gifted and talented program. Interested students must complete a 2013-14 application online by March 8. Link to AMES application:

http://www.beaufort.k12.sc.us/pages/BCSD/Departments/Instructional_Services/Academic_Initiatives-Menu/AMES

ST PETER’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

• Thursday, Jan. 31: Home basketball game vs. Saint Gregory the Great girls 6 p.m./ 7 p.m. boys.

• Monday, Feb. 4: Basketball vs BA girls 4 p.m./boys 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, Feb. 6: SCISA literary meet.

 

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

TCL creates transitioning military training program: The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently established the Transitioning Military Training Program to assist military members with refining the skills that they’ve gained through their military service to match the demands of today’s employers.

The program’s first initiative is to develop and offer a course that provides transitioning military aviation mechanics with the knowledge they need to attain their FAA Airframe & Power Plant license.

The course will prepare students for their written, oral and practical application tests for general mechanic, airframe, and power plant certification. The course will also familiarize the students with various aspects of the aerospace industry with a focus on manufacturing.

For more information, please visit http://www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed-tmt or contact the Transitioning Military Training Program office at 843-525-8340 or by email at mweiss@tcl.edu.

• Mather School Alumni invited to TCL ceremony, Founder’s Day Luncheon: The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony Friday, February 15, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and their guests are asked to RSVP to 843-525-8294 or rsvp@tcl.edu.

The Mather School Coastal/Lowcountry Alumni and Associates Chapter is sponsoring its eighth annual Founder’s Day Luncheon at noon, Saturday, February 16, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Beaufort. Mr. Emory Campbell will be the keynote speaker.  An advance donation of $35 is requested. Proceeds will go toward the TCL Student Yearly Scholarship Fund and provide funds for The Mather Museum. To reserve a luncheon ticket or for more information, please contact Alvesta Robertson at 843.524.6123; Charliese Rogers-Jackson at 757-490-9190 or Vernell T. Young  at 757-420-1727.

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