School Notes


• Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19: The Interact Club will be raising money for the March of Dimes through sales of donor recognition cards for $1.

• 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.

Melissa Hincher
Melissa Hincher

• Friday, April 19: The Interact Club will be raising money for March of Dimes through Blue Jeans for Babies.  With a donation of $2, students will be able to wear jeans to school.

• Friday, April 19: Father/Daughter dance to be held at Coosaw Point, 6:30 p.m.

• Saturday, April 20: Students in grades 5 and 6 will travel to Columbia for an Engineering Event.

• Saturday, April 20: SAT Prep classes begin!  See www.beaufortacademy.org for more information.

• Monday, April 22: Spanish Honor Society Induction, 1:15 p.m.

• Monday, April 22: Earth Day celebrations throughout campus.

• Tuesday, April 23: The 7th grade will visit Middleton Plantation.

• Tuesday, April 23: Swim lessons at the YMCA for BA 5th graders start.

• Wednesday, April 24: Student/teacher appreciation luncheon given by the Parents’ Association.

• Beaufort Academy is proud to announce Mrs. Melissa Hincher as the South Carolina recipient of the James Madison Graduate Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Awarded annually to support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers, Mrs. Hincher will be attending a summer institute at Georgetown University and will receive $24,000 to use towards the masters degree of her choice in education or history.

• Of the five Beaufort Academy 7th graders named as Duke TIP Scholars in the Fall, Joe Bhoi and Alexander Mazzeo have been invited to the State Recognition Ceremony by virtue of their test scores on the ACT or SAT this past winter.  Scholars qualified by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on selected sections of designated standardized tests administered during the 6th or 5th grades.


• Beaufort High’s yearbook, the Talon, is featured on page 100 in the 2013 edition of Jostens’ Gotcha Covered Look Book and has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 20 13 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11 celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Talon was created by the Beaufort High yearbook staff under the direction of Todd Stowe, Beaufort High School yearbook adviser. The Talon was one of only 425 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. Stowe and his yearbook staff received a copy of Jostens 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book and plaque from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.


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

Primary children from the Palmetto Room at E.C. Montessori pose in purple on Monday, April 15 in recognition of military children.
Primary children from the Palmetto Room at E.C. Montessori pose in purple on Monday, April 15 in recognition of military children.

bounce houses, a petting zoo, games and food.

• Friday, April 26: Parent / Teacher Conferences


• On Thursday, March 21, parents and students were treated to the plethora of talent of the second through fourth graders at LIES.  Students prepared dances, solos, comedy routines, and more for the school’s annual talent show.  JW Rhone, director of ARTworks, served as the school’s professional guest judge, along with the school’s nurse and PTO President, Joy Thayer, and kindergarten teacher, Tonya Dangerfield. The Third Runner Up was Marlon Belden for a karate routine. Second Runner Up: Spencer Szalai (guitar) and Abi Wiley (voice) who sang the school’s song. First Runner Up goes to Eli Smith for a dance routine. The Grand Winner was Genesis Hernandez for singing a beautiful rendition of “Think of Me” from The Phantom of the Opera.

Lady’s Island Elementary School Talent Show Winners Marlon Belden, Abi Wiley, Spencer Szalai, Genesis Hernandez and Eli Smith.
Lady’s Island Elementary School Talent Show Winners Marlon Belden, Abi Wiley, Spencer Szalai, Genesis Hernandez and Eli Smith.


• Monday, April 22: 6 p.m. Cheerleading Parent meeting – Lecture Theater

•  April 24-26 from 3:45-4:45: Pre-Tryouts (conditioning) for Cheerleading

• Thursday, April 25: 6 p.m. Cougar Chat (discussing Common Core State Standards: What is expected from teachers, students and parents?)

• April 26: Movie Night

• April 29 until May 3: 3:45-5 p.m. Cheerleader Try-Outs.


• The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers’ Spouses’ Club is awarding merit scholarships to graduating high school seniors and continuing education students pursuing an undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be a dependent of an active duty service member currently stationed at MCAS Beaufort or a dependent of a retired or deceased service member stationed at MCAS Beaufort while on active duty.  Applications must be postmarked on or before May 1.  For additional information or to request a mailed or electronic copy of the application, contact Terry Bryant at terrybryant@outlook.com.


Carla V. Nelson has been selected as the recipient of the 2013-2014 academic year Park University Military Family Scholarship based on her academic achievement and extracurricular activities.  She is a social psychology major at the Beaufort Campus Center.


Ten Beaufort County School District seniors have been named Heritage Scholars and awarded college scholarships ranging in value from $18,000 to $22,000. Two students will receive scholarships worth $22,000 in honor of two previous chairmen of the Heritage Classic Foundation’s Scholar Committee, Mike Malanick and John Zimmerman. Those winners were Charlotte Bellomy at Beaufort High and Emma Stanton at Hilton Head Island High. Eight district students will receive college scholarships worth $18,000 over four years:

• Mary Bolgan, Hilton Head Island High

• Eileen Cooper, Hilton Head Island High

• Rebekah Crandall, Beaufort High

• Adam Lipsitz, Beaufort High

• Grayson Morgan, Battery Creek High

• Reagan Palmer, Beaufort High

• Erica Porter, Bluffton High

• Casey Witkowski, Bluffton High.


• TCL announces end-of-year events: Student Awards Ceremony
(honoring outstanding 2013 graduates and exceptional alumni)
11 a.m., Friday, May 3
MacLean Hall Auditorium
TCL Beaufort Campus. The Health Sciences Pinning & Recognition Ceremony
(honoring associate degree nursing class and physical therapist assistant graduates) will be 1 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at MacLean Hall Auditorium
TCL Beaufort Campus. The Commencement Ceremony
will be at 6 p.m., Friday, May 10, at Parris Island All Weather Facility.

• TCL plans mock emergency exercise::

The Technical College of the Lowcountry has planned a mock emergency exercise on Thursday, April 18, between 10 a.m. and noon to test its emergency response and safety systems. TCL will be working in conjunction with Beaufort Police Department, Beaufort Fire Department, and Beaufort County EMS. This is only a test. During this drill, there will be emergency vehicles that respond to the Beaufort Campus, and side streets may be blocked temporarily with emergency vehicles.


• Students had an enjoyable time while learning during Extended Learning Time. The instructors during this time were Mrs. Weddington, media specialist, and Mr. Bryan, chemistry, physics, and astronomy teacher at WBECHS. Mrs. Weddington placed a heavy emphasis on the writing process and poetry. Many of the students wrote original poems and raps, and performed in front of the group. In an effort to foster a love of science in WBE students, Mr. Bryan taught about the layers of the earth and the scientific method. They were also drilled on multiplication and division facts.

• To celebrate National Poetry Month, students will continue to write poems and we look forward to Poem in Your Pocket Day. Students, faculty and staff members will tuck their favorite poem into their pocket to share with others on Thursday, April 18. Everyone has been practicing so they can be fluent poetry readers!

• Pepsi Bottling Company Class of the Month:

PBC Beaufort sponsors a “Class of the Month” in local elementary schools and provides a healthy lunch, featuring sugar free Fruit Shoot and Jersey Mike’s sandwiches.

• WBES Named the Recipient of the Plaid About Reading Award: Principal, Mrs. Anita Singleton received word last week that WBES will be receiving a $250 cash award for their participation in the BELK sponsored “Plaid About Reading” program. This reading incentive program is designed to promote reading while at the same time, incorporating schools and scholastic involvement in the RBC Heritage Golf Classic. WBES would like to say “Thank you” for encouraging the students in the Lowcountry to be the best readers they can be.

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