BATTERY CREEK HIGH
• Hargray’s Battery Creek High Basketball Classic will be held November 29-30 at the school gym. Admission is $8 per day, or $12 for a two-day pass. The tip off time is 3 p.m. Participating boys teams include Battery Creek High, Cane Bay High, Groves High and Whale Branch Early College High School. Girls teams participating were Battery Creek High, Groves High, Wade Hampton High and Whale Branch Early College High School.
• Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23: Beaufort Academy students present this year’s Dinner Theatre Production, “Peter Pan and Wendy,” to be performed at the Bell Boys Fish
Camp. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Call BA at 843-524-3393 for tickets.
• Friday, Nov. 22: Sixth grade Latin play.
• Tuesday, Nov. 26: Pre-K/K Thanksgiving Play
• Wednesday, Nov. 27 until Friday, Nov. 29: No school, Thanksgiving.
• Beaufort Cooks for Thanksgiving: Cooks needed to help with the BA fundraiser. They are collecting home-baked casseroles, soups, breads, pies, desserts and more. The food will be sold Monday, Nov. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Kitchen, in Newpoint Corners on Lady’s Island. Donations can be dropped off that morning. For questions, contact Maggie Mitchell at 271-0912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble presents their Annual Fall Dance Concert on Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in The Arts Center at BHS. Tickets are $5 general
admission and will be available at the door. Children 5 and under free. This year’s theme is “Scrapbook, a 20th Century Dance Review” with the focus on popular dance forms of the 20th Century. Choreography to be presented includes the Charleston, Swing, Tap. A daytime lecture-demonstration is planned for Friday, November 22. The Arts Center at BHS is located at 84 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island. For more information, call Teresa Baker at 322-2153.
A state-level panel has approved the nomination of Port Royal Elementary School for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The unanimous vote by the 15-member South Carolina Board of Review for the National Register of Historic Places sends Port Royal’s nomination to the U.S. National Park Service for a final decision. While the exact opening date of Port Royal
Elementary is not known, the handwritten deed that transferred the property from the town to the school district is dated September 1910. The building’s cornerstone indicates that it was constructed in 1911, and the school celebrated its 100th birthday in 2011. The national nomination effort is being coordinated by the Town of Port Royal, the Historic Port Royal Foundation and the Beaufort County School Board.
The South Carolina Department of Education, in releasing state school report cards, awarded Riverview Charter School its highest grades.
Serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, Riverview receives two report cards from the state — one for its elementary school and one for its middle school. In both report cards, Riverview received ratings of “Excellent/Excellent.”
Riverview is the only elementary school and only middle school in Beaufort County School District to receive an “Excellent” absolute rating and an “Excellent” growth rating.
“We are more than thrilled to receive such high scores on our state report card,” says Alison Thomas, Director of the school. “I’m proud to see the hard work of our students paying off. I’m also incredibly grateful to our staff, for their tireless dedication; our parents, for championing quality educational choices; and our extended community, for their continued support.”
This state report card, based on the results of the statewide “PASS” standardized test, comes on the heels of recently issued Federal report cards where Riverview received perfect scores of 100 for both its elementary and middle schools.
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church has announced the donation of $4,450 to four schools serving the Whale Branch and Battery Creek communities. Donations of $1,000 each will go to Whale Branch Middle School, Whale Branch Early College High School and Battery Creek
High School. A donation of $1,450 will go to Whale Branch Elementary School, with the additional $450 going to an awards program that gives students incentives for good behavior. “We’ve been encouraging our congregation to get involved in the education of our children and to be supportive of our schools,” said Rev. James Moore, Mt. Carmel’s pastor. “In northern Beaufort County, there aren’t as many businesses for schools to partner with compared to other parts of the county, so we’ve concluded that we have to get ‘untraditional’ and do some things that churches typically don’t do.”
An additional $1,000 church donation is going to Head Start, which supports Pre-Kindergarten children.
“To have a prominent member of the county’s faith community step up to the plate in such a dramatic way really makes a strong statement,” said Superintendent Jeffrey Moss.
ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC
The 12th Annual Homes for the Holidays Gala and Tour, which benefits St. Peter’s Catholic School’s Endowment Fund, will take place Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24. The
Homes for the Holidays Gala with a silent auction, refreshments and dancing begins at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Tickets are $75. For more information, contact Dee Avard at 843-522-2163.