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BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday, Feb. 28: Standardized testing continues.

• Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1: The BA book fair continues, open until 4 p.m.

• Friday, March 1: Last day of the second trimester.

• Monday, March 4: Interim begins!

The seventh graders at BA built and tested earthquake towers in Earth Science. This group project was the culmination of the unit on earthquakes. Students were provided with 30 straws, 20 straight pins, and 100 paper clips. They were required to build a 2 story building at least 36 cm tall. The towers had to withstand the shaking with 200g bags of sand on each floor. Pictured: Team of (left to right) Drew Luckey, Sarah Suber, Emily Potter, and John Manos celebrate as their tower withstands more than any other group.
The seventh graders at BA built and tested earthquake towers in Earth Science. This group project was the culmination of the unit on earthquakes. Students were provided with 30 straws, 20 straight pins, and 100 paper clips. They were required to build a 2 story building at least 36 cm tall. The towers had to withstand the shaking with 200g bags of sand on each floor. Pictured: Team of (left to right) Drew Luckey, Sarah Suber, Emily Potter, and John Manos celebrate as their tower withstands more than any other group.

• Beaufort Academy is pleased to announce the launch of the school’s new website: www.beaufortacademy.org. The launch is part of the school’s rebranding initiative, which is one of many plans under way as BA gears up for its 50th anniversary during the 2014-2015 school year. The new website, designed by Picklejuice Productions, offers a contemporary look and streamlined user experience. It features enhanced resources and functionality designed exclusively for current and potential families, as well as Alumni.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

• Thursday, Feb. 28: Parent Meeting for rising 6th Grade Students in Lecture Theater

• Friday, March 1: Deadline for RSVP you will be attending Bring your Parent to School on March 5

• Friday, March 1: Deadline for current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students to return registration form

• Tuesday, March 5: 4 p.m. – Baseball @ Basil Green

• Wednesday, March 6: Freestyle Pictures will be taken

• For current fifth, sixth and seventh grades:  It is time to register your child for classes for the 2013-14 school year.  Your child will come home with their registration.  Please sign and return this form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, March 1.

• For current 5th grades:  There will be a meeting for parents of rising sixth grade students on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Lecture Theatre to discuss course options for next school year.

ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

• Friday, March 1: No school

• Monday, March 4: Baseball game at home vs Bolden, 4 p.m.

• Friday, March 8: Baseball game at home vs Bolden, 4 p.m.

RIVERVIEW CHARTER

• Wednesday, March 6: End of Second Trimester

• Thursday, March 7: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

• March 12:  Spring Class Photos

• While the kindergarten classes have been learning about community and what community means, Riverview middle schoolers had the opportunity to learn about and experience the community of Beaufort from a unique perspective last Thursday, February 14. 112 Riverview students in 6th through 8th grades went out into the community and shadowed various individuals and businesses.  Students spent 1 to 3 hours watching and learning from community members about their jobs. Students were in various fields and locations, from a large animal veterinarian in Early Branch to DNR law enforcement officers and biologists at the Waddell Mariculture Center.

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

• TCL open houses coming up: The Technical College of the Lowcountry has scheduled a series of open houses to assist those who are looking to begin college or start training for a new career:

• Health Sciences: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19,  Bldg. 4, 921 Ribaut Road.

• Business and Industrial Technologies: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 4,  Bldg. 14, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort

• Arts & Sciences, Transfer Programs & Early Care and Education: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7,  Bldg. 12, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY

• Friday, March 1: In recognition of Youth Art Month, The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its First Friday event at Whale Branch Elementary School at 6 p.m. In addition to a student art exhibition,  representatives from SC  Mortgage Help and various local businesses will be on hand to provide information. The public is invited.

• Tuesday, March 5: Partners in Print (K-2nd grade parents); 5:30 to 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, March 5: The Concert Choir will perform at the school board meeting at 6 p.m.

ZONTA CLUB

• Zonta Club of Beaufort is accepting applications for scholarships. They will be awarding one $1,000 scholarship to a high school female planning to enter an undergraduate program. This may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited coursed and degrees. The other $1,000 scholarship is The Gertrude P. Brown Scholarship which is awarded to a working women studying at the graduate, undergraduate, certificate or technical level. The applicant for this scholarship must be working currently. Applications are now available at all the guidance counseling offices or by requesting an application via email at zontabeaufort@yahoo.com. For more information contact Lisa Brais at
843-489-1131.

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