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BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday, October 10: Girls Tennis Senior Night, 4 p.m.

• Friday, October 11: A rep from USC will be on campus to visit with students, 2:45 p.m.

Beaufort Academy would like to thank the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire Department for visiting the Pre-K and Kindergarten students last Monday. The students were excited to see the firefighters, who did a great job teaching the kids all about the truck, their equipment and fire safety. Pre-K and Kindergarten students learn about all the gear worn by the firefighters.
Beaufort Academy would like to thank the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire Department for visiting the Pre-K and Kindergarten students last Monday. The students were excited to see the firefighters, who did a great job teaching the kids all about the truck, their equipment and fire safety. Pre-K and Kindergarten students learn about all the gear worn by the firefighters.

• Tuesday, October 15: Registration for SAT Prep classes due. This four-week SAT Prep class will begin October 26 and is open to ALL Beaufort County teens.

• Tuesday, October 15: Girls Volleyball Senior Night, 4 p.m.

• Wednesday, October 16: A rep from Presbyterian College will be on campus to visit with students, 2:45 p.m.

• Save the Date: Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, October 17

• Save the Date: BA Fall Festival on Friday, October 25.

 

HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL

• Moe’s Spirit Night will be held October 15, 5 to 9 p.m.

• First Quarter ends October 18.

• Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, October 25.

• Picture days for students are October 15-17.

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School is located at 302 Burrough’s Ave., Beaufort.

 

LADY’S ISLAND ELEMENTARY

• October 10: Author Kevin Kurtz visit

• October 10: Math Curriculum Night- “Rainbow Fish” performed by first graders (6 to 7:30 p.m.) Under the Big Top. Games, doorprizes, face painting, popcorn and a surprise special guest.

• Lady’s Island Elementary School is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and as part of the celebration we are searching for any memorabilia from the school. If you attended Lady’s Island or worked at Lady’s Island in the past and have any mementos or photos we would like to borrow them for the celebration November 1. We will return all items after the event and you are welcome to attend as well. Please contact Amy Trask amy.trask@beaufort.k12.sc.

MISCELLANEOUS

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Parents of special needs students, join us for a parent

Last week, Bridges Prep KITE-LL Spanish students built an origami “barco de papel” (paper boat). The Spanish immersion teacher, Señora Josefina, introduced land forms to students in third, fourth and fifth grades, including water masses. Origami building is a way to integrate the arts into STEM curriculum, and a revealing activity for the students, who honed in their attention and motor skills, while applying observation, self-reflection and self-correction techniques to their work. KITE-LL — which stands for Kids Interacting Through Early Language Learning — is a full immersion foreign language program that aligns with SC State standards for science and social studies.
Last week, Bridges Prep KITE-LL Spanish students built an origami “barco de papel” (paper boat). The Spanish immersion teacher, Señora Josefina, introduced land forms to students in third, fourth and fifth grades, including water masses. Origami building is a way to integrate the arts into STEM curriculum, and a revealing activity for the students, who honed in their attention and motor skills, while applying observation, self-reflection and self-correction techniques to their work. KITE-LL — which stands for Kids Interacting Through Early Language Learning — is a full immersion foreign language program that aligns with SC State standards for science and social studies.

workshop, Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? The workshop will be held October 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert Smalls Middle School, Room J-1. Call to register, 1-800-759-4776 or 803-772-5688.

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Beaufort County high school students show mixed results on end-of-course examinations: Students in Beaufort County had mixed results on state tests administered at the end of key high school courses in 2013, according to results released by the South Carolina Department of Education.

South Carolina students’ scores on end-of-course exams count for 20 percent of final grades in Algebra 1, English 1, Biology and U.S. History and Constitution.

In those four courses during 2013, Beaufort County School District students improved their percentages of passing grades in two courses and saw lower percentages in two:

• Algebra 1: The percentage of students passing (grades of A, B or C) decreased from 80.7 in 2012 to 79.2 percent in 2013 (state passing percentage was 82.8).

• English 1: The percentage passing improved from 74.9 percent in 2012 to 77.5 percent in 2013 (state passing percentage was 77.2).

• U.S. History and Constitution: The percentage passing improved from 47.9 in 2012 to 60.4 in 2013 (state passing percentage was 60.6).

• Biology: The percentage passing decreased from 83 percent in 2012 to 80.7 in 2013 (state passing percentage was 78.2).

District students’ passing percentages in 2013 exceeded state averages in two of the four subjects tested: English 1 and Biology.

ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

All Beaufort parents and students are welcome at St. Peter’s Catholic School Fall Book Fair. The fair will take place October 15-18 at the school library and will feature a variety of books, posters, games, and more for preschool through grade 8 reading levels. Hours will be 8:30-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.  For more information, contact 843-522-2163.

 

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