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BATTERY CREEK HIGH

• 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.

• Battery Creek is proud to announce the annual BC Community Night will be held on Friday, August 29 as the varsity football team opens its 2014 home schedule with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Estill Gators. Battery Creek wants to see as many community members as possible come out and help celebrate the start of the school and athletic year. Vendors may sell approved items and set up free of charge. For more information, contact athletic director John Drafts at 843-322-5574 or john.drafts@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

• Battery Creek High Parent Teacher Student Organization will be recognizing all members of the Beaufort Police Department, Beaufort Fire Department, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Burton Fire Department and EMT on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the McVey Performing Arts Center. All first responders and their families are invited. Contact Diane Grooms, 322-5582.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

• Last week, Lady’s Island Middle School held “Cougar Institute”.  This was an opportunity for teachers and staff to get geared up on topics like establishing positive work groups in the class room;  PBIS (Positive

LIMS teachers attend “Cougar Institute” before school started.
LIMS teachers attend “Cougar Institute” before school started.

Behavior and Intervention and Support) and how to use technology more effectively in the classroom and what technology resources are available.  Mr. Guy, eighth grade math, said of the training, “The summer institute session I was in about grammar further helped me have a better understanding to help my students write better when they are explaining. Finally, when I self-reflect on my data, I have much work to do and need to set personal goals for myself.” Mr. Hall, assistant principal said, “Cougar Institute provides a unique opportunity for our staff to participate in professional development that is specific and targeted to the needs of LIMS students.”

• All volunteers must re-register with the school district. The process is very simple, but an absolute must. The registration can be done by going on to the district website under “Parents and Students” and in the lower left hand corner is a link to “Volunteers.” You will see a button to become a volunteer and there is also a link for the Volunteer Handbook.  The district has partnered with Background Investigation Bureau (BIB) to handle the background investigations. Please contact Mr. Roberts at 843-322-3118 or barry.roberts@beaufort.k12.sc.us if you have any questions.

PARK UNIVERSITY

The Park University Beaufort Campus Center has donated 12 computer stations to the Love House Ministries.  Co-Pastor Theresa Roberts stated, “These computers will be of great benefit to Love House Ministries at-risk student tutoring and mentoring programs in Beaufort.”  For more on Park University college degree programs call 228-7052 (www.park.edu/beau) and for more on Love House Ministries programs call 525-1043.