School Notes



• The Red Carpet Affair Talent Show will be held at Battery Creek High School on Friday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center. Pre-sale tickets:  $5; at the door tickets are $8. Contact Ms. Carizma Thomas at 322-5593 for more information.

• The Fourteenth Annual Grandparents’ and Senior Citizens’ Day will be at Battery Creek High School John J. McVey Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 13, at 9 a.m. Light refreshments in the media center will be available after performances. RSVP by calling 322-5582/5580 by February 7.

• Battery Creek High School Class of 1999 is holding a reunion. Contact Sam Delaney at Samsneed123@yahoo.com if you are interested in serving on the committee.


• Friday, Feb. 8: Senior night for the Boys and Girls Basketball Teams. The games vs. Thomas Heyward start at 5 p.m. with the JV Boys, then 6:15 Varsity Girls, and 7:30 Varsity Boys.

• Tuesday, Feb. 11: BA participants will compete in the SCISA Middle School Regional Quiz Bowl.

• Save the Date for Friday, Feb. 14: Grandparents & Special Friends Day at BA.  In addition, there will be early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for all students.


• Where children attend school for North of the Broad families will be determined soon. In particular, for Beaufort High School students, there are two important dates in which input will be valued. The first is February 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the BHS media center. School administrators will conduct a monthly School Improvement Council meeting. The second date is February 25 at 6 p.m. in the performing arts center at BHS. Superintendent Dr. Moss will lead in a town hall setting.


• A $10,000 grant will help 50 Beaufort County adult education students get to classes that will increase their chances of getting GED diplomas — and also getting good-paying jobs.

Transportation vouchers funded by the grant will be allocated to students to ride buses or vans operated by Palmetto Breeze.  The Partnership for Adult Literacy, part of the Together For Beaufort County initiative, received the grant from the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance.

For more information about the grant or how potential adult education students can receive help with transportation, contact Cindi Riley, ESOL/Basic Literacy Coordinator at BCSD Adult Education (843-322-0787, cynthia.riley@beaufort.k12.sc.us).


• Take a night off from dinner duty and join the St. Peter School community at Fat Patties for Spirit Night on Tuesday, February 11 from 5 p.m. until closing. A portion of all sales will benefit the 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.


• The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony Friday, February 21, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and their guests are asked to RSVP to 843-525-8294 or foundation@tcl.edu. The Mather School was located on what is now TCL’s Beaufort campus and was established by Rachel Crane Mather in 1868 to educate the daughters of freed slaves and to prepare young black women as teachers. In the early 1970s, the school became part of the South Carolina Technical College System. For more information visit www.tcl.edu/mather.

“We expect to see an increase in student participation and an increase in the numbers of students who get their GEDs and improve their work-readiness skills.”


Send your school news and information to theislandnews@gmail.com.

Previous Story

Beaufort Memorial Hospital opens new OB/GYN practice

Next Story

Totally Cool

Latest from Schools

Operation Backpack

As the first day of school approaches in Beaufort County, half a dozen volunteers with Women


1795 Scholarship Fund supports USCB students at Historic Beaufort Campus The 1795 Scholarship fund is intended to