School Notes


• Operation Ball Gown: The BCHS SADD Club is collecting formal gowns for the Marine Corps Family Team Building project “Operation Ball Gown”. This program offers gowns free to the wives of active duty Marines for use during the military ball season. Gowns of all sizes, plus accessories are needed. Gowns may be dropped off with Mrs. Grooms in the front office through September 4.

• Little Dolphin Cheer Camp: August 23, from noon to 3 p.m., check-in at 11:30 a.m. $20 per cheerleader. Contact Lydia Williams at 322-5632. Ages 5 to 12.

• The Battery Creek High School Athletics Department is selling 2014-15 Athletics season passes at half price. The tickets will be on sale through August 29 at the half price rate. See Coach Drafts or Ms. Ballenger in the front office. The prices are:

Adults, $40; Students $25(6th grade-12; Elementary, $10(K-5th grade). The tickets are valid for all Battery Creek home contests, excluding state playoffs, jamborees and tournaments.


This is the 50th school year at Beaufort Academy! They are kicking off the year on Monday, August 18, with an opening convocation at 8:15 a.m. Dr. J. Lee Bollman will be the special guest speaker, joining the new Head of School, Mr. Stephen Schools, to open the year.  Dr. Bollman started at BA as a faculty member in 1969, and was the Head of School from 1975-1990.  He is by far the longest standing head of school BA has ever had.


Bridges Preparatory School will be offering a “Young Buccaneers” after school program that will assist students’ development, creativity and learning through fun activities and games. This early fall program begins Monday August 18 and sign ups will be taken until August 29. Contact Kay Keeler at kkeeler@bridgesprep.org for more details about the program.


Taking a virtual guided walking tour of the Hilton Head Gateway and Historic Beaufort campuses at the University of South Carolina Beaufort is now just a mouse click away. Prospective students and their families can access virtual tours, 360-degree panoramas and videos of the two campuses on three key platforms: Facebook, Mobile (Android, iPhone, iPad) and the YouVisit website. The tour of the Historic Beaufort campus includes a visit to historic Beaufort itself, plus the university’s Beaufort College Building, the Center for the Arts, and more. “One of the primary ways students choose a college is by visiting a campus, and we definitely want them to do so,” says Mack Palmour, USCB’s vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. For more information or to take a virtual walking tour of USCB’s campuses, see uscb.edu/virtualtour or contact Candace Brasseur, USCB public information director, at brasse@uscb.edu.

Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference

The 22nd Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference: For Teens By Teens is a one-day conference that will feature workshops on subjects that the youth planners (middle and high school students who attend county schools) selected. This year’s theme is “Stay on Track”.  Also there will be free food and free T-shirts for all attendees. This year, Candice Glover, Season 12 “American Idol” winner and a former Beaufort County Youth Conference participant, will make an appearance. Seating will be limited, so pre-registration is highly encouraged. Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes, all of which are donated from area businesses and community  members. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road. It is free and open to children in sixth through 12th grades in Beaufort County. To sign up and for details, call 843-812-4399 or 838-7922.
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