School Notes


• Select students attended the first South Carolina Business Professionals of America state conference in Columbia March 20-22.  BPA is an approved CATE organization for high school students.  Approximately 100 students competed in various events. Youth motivational speaker and author Brooks Harper of Columbia was the guest speaker at the opening session. They had a chance to network not only with other students but with Mr. Harper as well. April Stibitz came in First Place for Interview Skills (had to complete a job application, write letter of application and resume, and interview by 2 judges–a HR Manager of a large company and a Vice President of a large company both from the Columbia area). Breyanna Sheppard took First Place for Prepared Speech  (had to submit an outline and works cited page). LaTavia Bearden took Third Place for Extemporaneous Speech (topic given, sequestered with 10 minute prep time).


• Thursday, May 2: There will be a blood drive at Beaufort Academy.  Come and give!  The Blood Alliance truck will be parked in the BA parking lot – all are welcome.

• Thursday, May 2: Beaufort Academy will host the Relay for Life Survivor Dinner.

• Friday, May 3: Half-day for PreK and Kindergarten students.

• Saturday, May 4: the SAT Prep courses continue.

• Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10: The 5th graders will take part in the MCAS STARBASE Program all week.

• Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10: Teacher & Staff Appreciation week

• Monday, May 6: PreK and Kindergarten students have a field trip to Dempsey Farms strawberry patch.

• Monday, May 6: AP Psychology Exam

• Tuesday, May 7: Special assembly from the Teen Librarian at the St. Helena Public Library about their summer reading program for teens, Beneath The Surface.

• Wednesday, May 8: AP Calculus Exam

• Wednesday, May 8: Thank you celebration recognizing Major Donors to the BA Annual Fund.


• Six students from Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (ACE) earned top honors at the annual South Carolina SkillsUSA State Conference and will advance to the national finals in Kansas City, Missouri. Nine additional students also won awards at the state event. Honors earned included: First place in Crime Scene Investigation – Akilah Jefferson, Darina Courtney, Kayla Canova; first place in Welding Sculpture – Dyllon Grimm; fourth place in Welding Fabrication – Eric Bilyard, Israel Ramos, Daniel Smith; first place in Master Hair Care – Aaron Holmes, second place – Amori Pringle, third place – Lewis Morgan; first place in Promotional Bulletin Board – Salome Edwards; second place in Restaurant Service – Kayla Skarla; fourth place in Culinary Arts – Brendan Washington; first place in Automotive Service Technology – Chad Rasmussen; fourth place in Power equipment Technology – Elliott Mayer; and fourth place in Carpentry – William Ferlo.

The state competition was held in Greenville April 11-13. Fifty-two schools in South Carolina were represented in the event by 448 student competitors. SkillsUSA is an organization that partners with students, teachers and industry who work together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce.


• Spaces are still available for CAMP INVENTION at Coosa Elementary School. Take advantage of the Spring into Summer discount being offered right now.  Register at www.campinvention.org or contact Karyn Levesque at 322-6114 if you have any questions.  Camp dates are July 8- 11.


• May 3: Teacher In-Service, No School

• May 17 – Last Day of HTCCS Preschool.

• 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.For more information or to schedule a school tour, contact HTCCS at (843) 522-0660 or via email at htadmin@htccs.org.


• Saturday, May 4: Huge Yard Sale sponsored by Lady’s Island Elementary PTO from 7:30 a.m. until…. in the LIES parking lot in front of the gym. To participate, pay $15 to PTO to reserve a table/space, bring your items and you can sell them and keep the profits. (You may donate profits to LIES PTO, if you wish.  All proceeds from sale of tables and food will benefit LIES PTO, which provides supplies for our school throughout the year. To reserve your table/space, call 322-2240 or email Joy Thayer @ joyrn175@yahoo.com. The Dangerfield’s will be cooking lunch to sell and other snacks will be available. (BBQ, chicken tenders, burgers, fries, and much more!)


• Penn Center program for academic and cultural enrichment (PACE) child development center is now accepting applications for Summer Enrichment Youth Arts Camp from June 17- August 10. The center provides services Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, stop by or call 843-838-8586.


• May 7-10: PASS Testing for 3rd – 8th Grades.

Please mark your calendars for PASS testing and plan accordingly. Testing on these dates will include testing for ELA, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.


• Discount Cards are now on sale at the school office.  Call for more details, 522-2163.

• Saturday, May 4: Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school library.

• May 7-10: The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the school library.  It is the annual BOGO sale.

• Sunday, May 12: From 3 to 6 p.m. A VIRTUS Training Class will be held.  All volunteers must have attended a training class to work with the children.

• Mathletics: On Saturday, April 20, St. Peter’s Catholic School traveled to Christ Our King Stella Maris School, to participate in the 3rd Annual Mathletics Competition.  Fifteen students, between the grades of 1st through 6th, participated in an individual and team Math competition. The Level 1 team of students, which included 1st and 2nd grade students, placed third.  Many thanks to all of our students and families who travelled to Charleston to compete in an academic challenge.


• 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 is pleased to announce Major General Abraham J. Turner, retired career U.S. Army officer and former S.C. Executive Director of the Department of Employment and Workforce, will deliver the 2013 Commencement address.

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