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BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Soccer & Soap Drive ends on April 19.  The Spanish I classes are collecting soccer equipment and personal hygiene items which will be donated to residents at migrant camps.

Beaufort Academy students in PreK through sixth grades are participating in a reading incentive program sponsored by the Savannah Sand Gnats. Pictured above: BA students Katherine Taylor, G Simmons, and Sophia Martin high five Nate the Gnat during his visit to the campus, reminding all of the students to read and reach the goal set by their classroom teachers before April 26 to receive a ticket to the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game on Friday, May 10.
Beaufort Academy students in PreK through sixth grades are participating in a reading incentive program sponsored by the Savannah Sand Gnats. Pictured above: BA students Katherine Taylor, G Simmons, and Sophia Martin high five Nate the Gnat during his visit to the campus, reminding all of the students to read and reach the goal set by their classroom teachers before April 26 to receive a ticket to the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game on Friday, May 10.

• Thursday, April 11: Boys Soccer Team Dinner, 5:30 p.m.

• Friday, April 12: Kindergarten students will participate in the Field Trip Factory at Bi-Lo, tying into their current unit on Nutrition and Food Groups.

• Friday, April 12: Registration for SAT Prep classes is due April 12!  These classes, which begin on April 20, are open to the community.  More details can be found at www.beaufortacademy.org or by calling Mary Trask at 843-524-3393.

E.C. MONTESSORI

• Saturday, April 20: Spring Fling and 40th Birthday Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be bounce houses, a petting zoo, games and food.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

• On Friday, April 12, Lady’s Island Middle School will celebrate military children and families by participating in a national event called “Purple Up! For Military Kids”.  On this day, all LIMS students are encouraged to wear purple shirts with uniform bottoms in support of our military students to thank them for their strength and sacrifices for our country.

• There are flyers available in the guidance office for the Carolina Master Scholar Adventure

The Lady’s Island Middle School Junior Leadership class visited downtown Beaufort for a day of learning about Beaufort’s government and history. The government lesson was delivered by Mayor Keyserling with assistance from Ivette Burgess. The Mayor gave the class an overview on how local government works and how the mayor and the community interact with each other to solve problems and issues. After Mayor Keyserling spoke in the City Council chambers, the class had the opportunity to visit the Beaufort Museum on the bottom floor of City Hall. Mrs. Lang gave a detailed tour about Beaufort’s past. Then the class visited the Beaufort National Cemetery on Boundary Street where Mrs. Pat Simmons talked to the leadership class about how the cemetery began under the direction of Abraham Lincoln in 1863. After having lunch at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, the class had the opportunity to learn about Beaufort’s past from Southurn Rose Buggy Tour. Larry was our knowledgeable tour guide and Rocky pulled the carriage around town. As the students viewed the antebellum homes and beautiful gardens, the class began to understand the importance of the past and how as young leaders they can begin to shape Beaufort’s future.
The Lady’s Island Middle School Junior Leadership class visited downtown Beaufort for a day of learning about Beaufort’s government and history. The government lesson was delivered by Mayor Keyserling with assistance from Ivette Burgess. The Mayor gave the class an overview on how local government works and how the mayor and the community interact with each other to solve problems and issues. After Mayor Keyserling spoke in the City Council chambers, the class had the opportunity to visit the Beaufort Museum on the bottom floor of City Hall. Mrs. Lang gave a detailed tour about Beaufort’s past. Then the class visited the Beaufort National Cemetery on Boundary Street where Mrs. Pat Simmons talked to the leadership class about how the cemetery began under the direction of Abraham Lincoln in 1863. After having lunch at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, the class had the opportunity to learn about Beaufort’s past from Southurn Rose Buggy Tour. Larry was our knowledgeable tour guide and Rocky pulled the carriage around town. As the students viewed the antebellum homes and beautiful gardens, the class began to understand the importance of the past and how as young leaders they can begin to shape Beaufort’s future.

Series academic summer camp opportunities for rising 6th-12th grades.  Weeklong camps on the USC-Columbia campus with adventures in areas such as aviation, robotics, forensic science,  graphic design, computer gaming, law and more. Have your child stop by the Guidance office to pick up a flyer.

PARK UNIVERSITY

• Registration for Park’s Summer ‘13 term is 6 May through 31 May ‘13. The term dates are 3 June – 28 July ‘13.  Courses offered are: Principles of Management, Theories of Personality, Computer System Analysis and Design I, Principles of Social Research, Technology in a Global Society, Intermediate Algebra, Corporate Training and Development, Business Law II, Criminal Investigation, Health Care and the Political Process, Senior Seminar in Psychology, Financial Institutions and Markets, Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice, Interpersonal Communication I and Biological Concepts. All classes meet on weekday evenings.  Online courses are also available.

Programs offered in Beaufort include BS and AS degrees in Computer Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Management (Business),  Computer Information Systems Management, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management and Social Psychology.

Lady’s Island Elementary Science fair winners, Brionna Swinton, Addie Warren, Regan Hill, Billy Tate, Dominick Brown , Tray’Von Day and Stephen Holguin smile with their awards. Dominick was the overall winner of the fair. (Not pictured Nash Mills.)
Lady’s Island Elementary Science fair winners, Brionna Swinton, Addie Warren, Regan Hill, Billy Tate, Dominick Brown , Tray’Von Day and Stephen Holguin smile with their awards. Dominick was the overall winner of the fair. (Not pictured Nash Mills.)

For more information call 228-7052 or visit the Park University office at the MCAS Beaufort Lifelong Learning Center (Bldg. 596, Room 212) or the MCRD Parris Island Education Center (Bldg. 923, Room 35).

SCHOOL DISTRICT

• A troupe of drama students from Beaufort High School is attracting growing numbers of fans who support the group’s anti-bullying show, and local Rotarians think so much of the students’ work that they are bankrolling their trip this weekend to a regional Rotary conference in North Carolina.

“If You See Something, Say Something,” is a collection of dramatic sketches aimed at getting students to intervene or contact responsible adults when they witness their fellow students being bullied.

“It’s a very positive message delivered in a very powerful way,” said Bill Evans, chairman of the Beaufort County School Board and a member of the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry.  “It’s exciting to see the production’s creativity and energy gaining a wider audience.”

This weekend’s Zone 33 Rotary Peace Symposium in Chapel Hill, N.C., will attract Rotarians from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  The Beaufort High group performed last month at an Eastern South Carolina Rotary conference in Myrtle Beach, where the students also participated in a question-and-answer session and discussed ways in which the show might serve as a model for statewide Rotary programs.

Seven Rotary clubs in Beaufort County contributed to defraying the drama students’ traveling expenses to Chapel Hill, and the school district is covering their transportation costs.

Beaufort High Drama Director LaRaine Fess and her students performed their show to sixth-graders across Beaufort County earlier this year.  Rotary Club of the Lowcountry members distributed anti-bullying activity books and bookmarkers to students as they left the assemblies, and both contained the school district’s toll-free anti-bullying hotline numbers (843-322-2435 or 866-611-1102) and e-mail address (bcsdbullyinghotline@beaufort.k12.sc.us).

“Rotary’s partnership with this performance — and the club’s broader partnership with the school district to help prevent bullying — is what schools and communities should be all about,” said Chief Student Services Officer Gregory McCord.  “We continue to receive messages from middle-schoolers throughout the district who talk about how the show has helped to change their attitudes and perceptions, either as an active participant in bullying or as an observer.

“At the end of the day, we have students and the community fully engaged in support of a unified message.”

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