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School Notes

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BATTERY CREEK HIGH

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

• The following people were recognized at the Lower State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 8: Randy Jeffers, Joel Peeden, Ken Kennedy, Mark Mohr, Maxx Palmer, Tyrone Melancon, Felix Richardson, Jeff Eugene, Shane Knapp, David Smith, William Spann, Shaun Richardson, Kenton Richardson, Anthony Brooker, Thomas Anderson, Chuck Bourke, David Lance, Adam Bessinger, Alvin Simmons, Zach Johnson, Ben Mastrofilippo, David Ratlif, Isaiah Sloan, Mike Ball, Mike Sharrer, William Bunbar, Joe Green, Joe Laviano, Chad Dweitt, Clinton Roberts, Eddie Hart, Villie Encalade, Charles Sexton, Brian Hoover, Chris Hunt, Jamilyn Boots, Kris Melton, Sean Gresham, Darrell Mock, Brian Thigpen, Dana York, Dran Alston, Roger Beach, Clint Buchanan, Tim Bumpus, Chris Chandler, Nick Gonzalez, John Killinger, Darrell Washington, Jason Woods, Regan Norris, Brett Westerfield, Morris Cowley, Keith Kersey, Jason Walmsley, Dan Matthews, Tyson Huffman, Dave Matthews, Sam Roche, Travis Moultrie, Michael Glaze, Tony Eugene, Kenneth Pusha, Andrew Andrews, Eric Skipper, Bert Bunton, Shaun O’Neal, Rhyshawn James, Mike Archer, Garrick Littlejohn, Jesse Ritua, Tony Priest, Kyle Peeples, Marion Collins, Charles Filmore, Randy Reynolds, Eddie Duffie, Chad Burnett, John Harper and Matt Levesque.

 

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

Beaufort Academy student Joe Bhoi won the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on January 16 for the 8th grade.  Joe will be advancing to the State Spelling Bee on February 12. Overall, the Beaufort Academy Spelling Bee team finished third place in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee. Pictured from left: Back row: Luke Rhatigan, Campbell Dukes, David Mathai, Kate Gray.  Middle row: Ledare Pingree, Ansleigh Pingree. Front row: Jayden Gibson, Lily Melville, Lauren Bartlett, Emma Dillinger. Not pictured: Maris Staley.
Beaufort Academy student Joe Bhoi won the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on January 16 for the 8th grade. Joe will be advancing to the State Spelling Bee on February 12. Overall, the Beaufort Academy Spelling Bee team finished third place in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee. Pictured from left: Back row: Luke Rhatigan, Campbell Dukes, David Mathai, Kate Gray. Middle row: Ledare Pingree, Ansleigh Pingree. Front row: Jayden Gibson, Lily Melville, Lauren Bartlett, Emma Dillinger. Not pictured: Maris Staley.

• Friday, Feb. 14: Grandparents & Special Friends Day at BA.  There will also be early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for all students.

• Monday, Feb. 17: In observance of Presidents’ Day, there is no school.

• Tuesday, Feb. 18: Starting today, BA second graders will be taking swim lessons at the YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursday for four weeks.

 

BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL

The Beaufort High School Big Green Booster Club will hold its 5th annual oyster roast fund raiser on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. Tickets are $25 for a single and $45 per couple. All proceeds go to support the Beaufort High School athletic programs. Ticket price includes oysters, hot dogs, beer and wine.  There will a silent auction as well as live entertainment by Liberty Risk. Tickets will be available at the event or please call Jonolyn Ferreri at 843-986-4093 or Benji Hill at 843-986-7169.

Nine students in Beaufort High teacher Kim Fields’ Google Apps and Integrated Business Apps classes recently earned their Microsoft Office credential. This is a national certification that is recognized within the business community throughout the country.  This special certification helps prepare students for the real world of work. Pictured, from left, Front Row: Faith Parsick, Anna Milliken, Tiffany Johnson. Second row: Kayla Ackerman  Back Row, Mattie Hibbs, Chris McCorquodale and Somer Lanier.
Nine students in Beaufort High teacher Kim Fields’ Google Apps and Integrated Business Apps classes recently earned their Microsoft Office credential. This is a national certification that is recognized within the business community throughout the country. This special certification helps prepare students for the real world of work. Pictured, from left, Front Row: Faith Parsick, Anna Milliken, Tiffany Johnson. Second row: Kayla Ackerman Back Row, Mattie Hibbs, Chris McCorquodale and Somer Lanier.

 

BRIDGES PREP

• Bridges students visit local architecture firm: Second graders from Ms. Rutland’s class at Bridges Preparatory School visited Allison Ramsey’s architecture firm as part of their geometry unit. Students have been exploring shapes, and a visit to an architect’s office was a great way to integrate STEM and arts curriculum, while making connections to our community. In the architecture office, students explored shapes in the real world, design and even technology. Cooter Ramsey and students had a visible intellectual conversation about architectural design.

It was rewarding for all attendees to watch and experience students communicating and thinking about real life skills. According to Mrs. Rutland, “Mr. Ramsey shared his knowledge, gave his time and was a perfect host. We all walked away with new insight in the life and career of a local architect. We are grateful to Mr. Cooter Ramsey for his generous lesson, and to my parent volunteers LizAnn Pendarvis, Mrs. Torres and Mr. Gentry. It would not have been a success without them.”

Beaufort High teacher Shelia Cato has just kicked off a new mentoring program for girls at BHS called “Ladies First.”  Each of the 26 girls included will have a personal mentor within the school’s staff — someone she can call on to help with questions, problems, motivation, and a little TLC. The program is intended to help at-risk students learn new ways to cope with everyday situations, and learn strategies for being successful in school and in life. At the initial kick-off meeting, students met their mentors, discussed the qualities that make “a lady, “ and were treated to club shirts, a gift bag, and refreshments.  Bi-monthly meetings will offer the opportunity to learn and grow for these young women.
Beaufort High teacher Shelia Cato has just kicked off a new mentoring program for girls at BHS called “Ladies First.” Each of the 26 girls included will have a personal mentor within the school’s staff — someone she can call on to help with questions, problems, motivation, and a little TLC. The program is intended to help at-risk students learn new ways to cope with everyday situations, and learn strategies for being successful in school and in life. At the initial kick-off meeting, students met their mentors, discussed the qualities that make “a lady, “ and were treated to club shirts, a gift bag, and refreshments. Bi-monthly meetings will offer the opportunity to learn and grow for these young women.

Downtown Beaufort is truly Bridges’ extended classroom, and a walking field trip to Allison Ramsey Architects also helped students meet health goals through movement and staying active.

MISCELLANEOUS

For many years,  the Exchange Club of Beaufort has sponsored  a Youth of the Month program.  The Exchange Club of Beaufort is looking for any high school senior demonstrating excellence in leadership, community service and academics to be recognized as a Youth of the Month.  Selection of the Youth of the Year will be made from the club’s Youth of the Month recipients for this school year. The club’s Youth of the Year will receive a $500 scholarship and she or he will advance to the district competition for a $2,000 possible scholarship. For information, contact club President, Darlene Douglas at 522-1872 or email your nomination letter to dtdouglas@embarqmail.com.

ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

• Lace up your running shoes and head to Live Oak Park in Port Royal on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. for St. Peter Catholic School’s Annual 5K Run and Oyster Roast. This scenic course includes Sands Beach, sections overlooking both Parris Island and the Port Royal Sound, as well as the quiet roads of Port Royal. Early registration closes February 27 at 9 a.m. Registration will be offered on race day from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Live Oak Park. A 5K not your thing? This event also includes a 1 mile Fun Run immediately after the completion of the 5K. After the race, come to the Oyster Roast — a race bib gets $10 off admission.

• St. Peter Catholic School was one of 41 schools to compete in a SCISA literary meet held February 5 in Summerville at Faith Christian School.  St. Peter’s students performed admirably. Fourteen students participated. One student finished second in Middle School Composition, another earned a second place finish in Oral Interpretation of Literature. A fourth place finish was earned in Composition.

WHALE BRANCH EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

• In spite of the adverse winter weather conditions in Beaufort, Whale Branch Early College High School hosted a successful blood drive, saving up to 111 lives with over 36 units donated, on January 30-31. The next blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22.

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