School Notes

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BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday, Feb. 7: Parents Association Meeting, 8:30 a.m.

• Monday, Feb. 11: Cheerleaders Candy Gram fundraiser begins, ends Thursday, Feb. 14.

AP Biology students at Beaufort Academy recently completed an evolution lab that used a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between allele frequencies in populations of organisms and evolutionary change.  Using mathematical programs that the students created, they were able to see how natural selection, non random mating, gene flow and small populations can cause changes in allele frequencies.  Pictured is Patrick Mazzeo.
AP Biology students at Beaufort Academy recently completed an evolution lab that used a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between allele frequencies in populations of organisms and evolutionary change. Using mathematical programs that the students created, they were able to see how natural selection, non random mating, gene flow and small populations can cause changes in allele frequencies. Pictured is Patrick Mazzeo.

• Tuesday, Feb. 12: Middle School Quiz Bowl Team competes at SCISA regional competition.

• Wednesday, Feb. 13: BA students Preston Coleman (8th grade) and Quinn Fleming (6th grade) will be competing in the state spelling bee.

• Save the Date, Thursday, Feb. 14: All-Campus Grandparents and Special Friends Day!

• Save the Date, Friday, Feb. 15: Shadow Day at BA!  Students in grades 1-11 are invited to attend BA for the day and shadow a current student.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP required, 843-524-3393 or www.beaufortacademy.org.

COOSA ELEMENTARY

• Coosa Elementary School is partnering with Lowcountry Running Company to help send shoes to Africa. People may drop off gently worn shoes at Lowcountry Running Company, 95A Factory Creek Court on Lady’s Island. For every pair of shoes donated, Coosa Elementary School will receive $1 from the Lowcountry Running Company. Shoes will then be sent to African markets. Shoes accepted include men’s, women’s and children’s sandals, dress, casual and sneakers. Flip-flops, Crocs™ and damaged shoes are not accepted.

HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN 

• Holy Trinity Classical Christian School (HTCCS), located at 302 Burroughs Ave., is now enrolling for the  2013-2014 academic school year in grades Pre-K (ages 2 +) through 6th grade. Applications can be found online at www.htccs.org or retrieved in person at the school. Open House will be held February 26, at 6 p.m. for those interested in learning more and wishing to take a school tour. For more information on enrollment, the open houses or tuition assistance, contact HTCCS at (843) 522-0660 or via email at htadmin@htccs.org.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

• The Junior Leadership class toured Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewage Authority (BJWSA) on Monday, Jan. 28. The visit included a full day of activities where the students learned about where we get drinking water from and how it is purified. They began the day visiting the Chelsea

Lady’s Island Middle School Junior Leadership class tours BJWSA.
Lady’s Island Middle School Junior Leadership class tours BJWSA.

Water Treatment Plant. After lunch, they went to the Port Royal Island Water Reclamation Facility to tour the wastewater treatment plant.

• Last Friday, Feb. 1, a report was made to administration that a student might be in possession of a bullet. Administration then quickly proceeded to investigate the report and placed the school on lockdown. As a result of the report and investigation, bullets were recovered although no weapon was involved. The student involved was placed into custody of the School Resource Officer. Disciplinary procedures have been followed according to the Beaufort County School District Student Code of Conduct.

• The LIMS administration has placed the following conditions for the 8th grade students: If you receive one Level 2 referral, one Level 3 referral or three Level 1 referrals, the students will forfeit going to the 8th Grade Social and their iPad.

PARK UNIVERSITY

Park University announces the availability of the Military Family Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.  The scholarship consists of a 15-hour award for the academic year commencing

On Jan. 30, Lady’s Island Elementary School students played kickball with the Lady’s Island-St. Helena fire department as a reward for great behavior. Students earn magic dollars for doing the right thing. They redeem them at the school store or save them for special events such as the quarterly kickball game against the firefighters.
On Jan. 30, Lady’s Island Elementary School students played kickball with the Lady’s Island-St. Helena fire department as a reward for great behavior. Students earn magic dollars for doing the right thing. They redeem them at the school store or save them for special events such as the quarterly kickball game against the firefighters.

August 12, 2013 and ending July 27, 2014. The application period is February 1 through March 29. Application forms may be obtained at the Park University MCAS Beaufort office (Bldg. 596, Room 212) or the Parris Island office (Bldg. 923, Room 35).  More information, call 228-7052.

PORT ROYAL ELEMENTARY

• Last week, many students donated between $1- $3 during the Soup-er Bowl Challenge Week.  In preparation for the big Super Bowl Game, the Student Council members began the challenge to raise money for a local food bank.

• The students are also wearing red shirts today to recognize the beginning of National Heart Month. Coach Lembo is organizing a week’s worth of fun events to celebrate Jump Rope for Heart with the students from Feb. 11-14.

RIVERVIEW CHARTER

The school is holding its Third Annual Job Fair for the 2013-2014 school year Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16.  As the school grows, we will continue to need additional teachers and staff. Information on how to apply can be found online or by contacting Mandy Klepper (mklepper@riverviewcharterschool.org) at 843-379-0123 ext. 245.

ST PETER’S CATHOLIC

Mrs. Heather L. Rembold is one of 12 teachers from across the United States to receive the 2013 NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award from the Department of Elementary Schools of the National Catholic Educational Association.

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a college fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus. The event is free and open to the public. TCL and four-year colleges and universities from around the state and beyond will provide information about transferring and enrolling. For more information, please contact Melanie Gallion, TCL Career and Transfer Services Manager, at 843.525.8224 or mgallion@tcl.edu.

WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY

Fourth grader Darrion McDaniel from Ms. Murray’s class has been chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Future Chef’s Competition. On Friday, Feb. 15, Darrion’s recipe will be judged on criteria such as originality, ease of preparation, kid appeal and healthy attributes, and the winner will go on to the national competition.

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