School notes


• Battery Creek Athletics will host Youth Sports Night on Thursday, September 26, when they host Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School. Game time is 7 p.m. Any fall sports team that arrives with their coach will be admitted free of charge. Please sign in at the pass gate and we will introduce your team and let you run onto the field with the football team prior to kickoff.



• Monday, Sept. 30: Midpoint of 1st trimester

• Tuesday, October 1: Eagles’ Eat Out!  Join us at Moe’s for a spirit night.  Between 6-9 p.m. Moe’s will donate 10% of the proceeds back to BA!

• Thursday, October 3: There will be a rep from Savannah College of Art & Design on campus, 2:45 p.m.

• Thursday, October 3: Parent/Teacher conferences begin at 3:15, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference time.



The Beaufort High Cheer Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade who are interested in learning cheers and routines from the Beaufort High cheerleaders.

The clinic, to be held in the main gym at Beaufort High on Lady’s Island, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will be invited to perform at halftime of the Beaufort High varsity football game Oct. 4 at Eagle Stadium.

“This is always a fun time for the younger girls and for our cheerleaders,” said Corrie Zimmerman, BHS Varsity Coach. “We all end up learning something from the day, and the younger ones get such a kick out of joining our cheerleaders on the field for the halftime show.”

The cost of the clinic is $40 for walk-up registration Saturday, which opens at 8:30 a.m. The fee includes instruction, a cheer clinic T-shirt, group photo and refreshments. Beads, pompoms, hair ribbons and other items will be sold at additional cost during the clinic. Checks should be made payable to “Big Green Booster Club” with “Cheer Clinic” in the memo. For more information, contact Cindy Lawson at coosawtodd@hargray.com or 843-321-2111 or Cindy Graves, mcagraves@gmail.com or 843-812-8616.



• September 26: Columbia Marionette Theatre presents “Litter Trashes Everyone” (Pre-K-2nd at 2 p.m. and 3rd-4th at 2:35 p.m.)

• September 26: Chick-fil-A Night (ECSE, PreK and Kindergarten) 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• October 10: Author Kevin Kurtz visit

• October 10: Math Curriculum Night- “Rainbow Fish” performed by first graders (6 to 7:30 p.m.)


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Parents of Special Needs Students, please join us for a parent workshop, Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? Topics of discussion include types of bullying, recognizing bullying, laws that protect you, and Questions To Ask Your Child. The workshop will be held October 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert Smalls Middle School, Room J-1. Sponsored by: Beaufort County School Parent/Community REACH Center and presented by: Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina (PRO-Parents). All participants will be provided a two-hour certificate of attendance. Call to register  1-800-759-4776 or 803-772-5688 for this free workshop.


• Okatie Elementary School has earned a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School award, the U.S. Department of Education announced. Okatie was one of five South Carolina schools nominated by State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais for recognition by the U.S. Department of Education, which uses the National Blue Ribbon program to honor public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

• The Beaufort County School District announced Kristen Karszes, an English Language Arts teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, as its 2013-2014 District Teacher of the Year at a breakfast at the Callawassie Club last week. The other finalists for the award were Emalee Baker, a kindergarten teacher at Red Cedar Elementary School; Vicki Cathcart, a science teacher at Whale Branch Middle School; Tonya Simmons, a Career and Technology Education teacher at Battery Creek High School; and Eve Weaver, a second-grade teacher at St. Helena Elementary School.



All are welcome at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Annual Fall Bazaar. This year’s bazaar will take place Saturday, October 5 at the church campus. Booths will include, baked good, used furniture, white elephant items and a children’s corner. St. Peter’s Church is located at 70 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island.



The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is hosting an information session about online training it’s offering in conjunction with Career Step. The session will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, September 26 at the TCL Beaufort Campus, Building 23, 921 Ribaut Road. The Career Step programs being offered through TCL’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development prepare students for certain careers in the healthcare, administrative services, and technology industries. These non-credit training programs include Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Transcription, Pharmacy Technician, Computer Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Executive Assistant. For more details on the information session or training programs, please visit www.CareerStep.com/tcl or call 843-525-8308.



The University of South Carolina Beaufort has earned a place on the 2014 Military Friendly Schools List, a compilation of the top 20 percent of American colleges, universities and trade schools that provide a supportive environment for military personnel making the transition to civilian life. The list is compiled annually by Victory Media, a veteran-owned small business that maintains its headquarters in Coraopolis, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. The firm has been compiling the list for five years. USCB is one of 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on the list, culled from more than 10,000 schools approved by the Veterans Administration for tuition funding.


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