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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.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• 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

Beaufort Academy fifth grade students visited the Apple store in Charleston. Students were broken into groups and walked through downtown Charleston to take hundreds of photos on iPods. Back at the store, the students uploaded the photos to desktop Mac computers and generated movies complete with music. Each child received an “Apple Field Trip” T-shirt and a copy of their video on a flash drive. Pictured (left to right): Emmy Wilson, Mason Westerfield, Emma Dillinger, Ansleigh Pingree and Burak Henderson with an Apple representative.
Beaufort Academy fifth grade students visited the Apple store in Charleston. Students were broken into groups and walked through downtown Charleston to take hundreds of photos on iPods. Back at the store, the students uploaded the photos to desktop Mac computers and generated movies complete with music. Each child received an “Apple Field Trip” T-shirt and a copy of their video on a flash drive. Pictured (left to right): Emmy Wilson, Mason Westerfield, Emma Dillinger, Ansleigh Pingree and Burak Henderson with an Apple representative.

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 maggiecatherine@yahoo.com.

 

BEAUFORT HIGH

• 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

Congratulations to seven Beaufort High School choral students on their acceptance into the South Carolina All-State Choir. Shelby Morris, Kristen Rowell, Lyndsey Betz and Sam McDaniel were selected for the Women’s Choir; Christian Sommerville was chosen for the Men’s Choir; Olivia Durbin and Shannon Courtney were selected for the Mixed Choir. Kudos to the students and to their director, Jordan Norris. Pictured above, from left: Shelby Morris, Shannon Courtney, Olivia Durbin, Christian Sommerville, Kristen Rowell, Lyndsey Betz and Samantha McDaniel.
Congratulations to seven Beaufort High School choral students on their acceptance into the South Carolina All-State Choir. Shelby Morris, Kristen Rowell, Lyndsey Betz and Sam McDaniel were selected for the Women’s Choir; Christian Sommerville was chosen for the Men’s Choir; Olivia Durbin and Shannon Courtney were selected for the Mixed Choir. Kudos to the students and to their director, Jordan Norris. Pictured above, from left: Shelby Morris, Shannon Courtney, Olivia Durbin, Christian Sommerville, Kristen Rowell, Lyndsey Betz and Samantha McDaniel.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

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

From left: Maria Guzman-Rojas, Jessica Simmons, Eric Blakely and Tramone Jenkins represent Beaufort High’s PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) Committee and its “Eagle Pride” program.
From left: Maria Guzman-Rojas, Jessica Simmons, Eric Blakely and Tramone Jenkins represent Beaufort High’s PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) Committee and its “Eagle Pride” program.

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.

 

RIVERVIEW 

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.

Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was fascinated by the challenge of painting at night.  He painted “Starry Night Over the Rhone” in his city of Arles, France. Holy Trinity Classical Christian School art students painted their own nightscapes. Fifth graders Katherine Hurtt and Grace Strawn display their handiwork.
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was fascinated by the challenge of painting at night. He painted “Starry Night Over the Rhone” in his city of Arles, France. Holy Trinity Classical Christian School art students painted their own nightscapes. Fifth graders Katherine Hurtt and Grace Strawn display their handiwork.

“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.

SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

Veteran Kenneth Dennings, Jr., Vice Commander of the V.F.W. Post 8760, stand with fourth grade Leadership Club member Caiden Faircloth. Dennings assisted in set up and greeting students and guests during Lady’s Island Elementary School’s annual Patriotic Assembly held Friday, Nov. 8.
Veteran Kenneth Dennings, Jr., Vice Commander of the V.F.W. Post 8760, stand with fourth grade Leadership Club member Caiden Faircloth. Dennings assisted in set up and greeting students and guests during Lady’s Island Elementary School’s annual Patriotic Assembly held Friday, Nov. 8.

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

As a result of St. Peter Catholic School Spirit Week’s school-wide donation drive, fifth grade students assisted in delivering nearly 300 pounds of canned and dry goods to Our Lady’s Pantry which serves individuals and families in need in throughout the Lowcountry.
As a result of St. Peter Catholic School Spirit Week’s school-wide donation drive, fifth grade students assisted in delivering nearly 300 pounds of canned and dry goods to Our Lady’s Pantry which serves individuals and families in need in throughout the Lowcountry.

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.