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BATTERY CREEK HIGH

• Cluster School Improvement Council to Meet at Battery Creek High School on November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at BCHS Media Center. Battery Creek High School, Broad River Elementary, Robert Smalls International Academy and Shanklin Elementary parents, guardians and students encouraged to attend.

Battery Creek High School held Operation Christmas Child on Thursday, November 6. Students, parents, and faculty and staff members filled 94 boxes. More boxes are partially completed and will be filled prior to delivery to the collection center on November 19. Included in every box was a postcard with a photo of BCHS and the Beaufort waterfront.  These postcards were created by the BCHS FBLA Club under the direction of advisor Desiree Mungin. The BCHS SADD Club purchased the boxes for filling and many of the items were donated by the BCHS SADD Club and their parents.  SADD Club advisor Diane Grooms is extremely grateful for the support of the BCHS administration, faculty and staff for their donations and support on this project.
Battery Creek High School held Operation Christmas Child on Thursday, November 6. Students, parents, and faculty and staff members filled 94 boxes. More boxes are partially completed and will be filled prior to delivery to the collection center on November 19. Included in every box was a postcard with a photo of BCHS and the Beaufort waterfront. These postcards were created by the BCHS FBLA Club under the direction of advisor Desiree Mungin. The BCHS SADD Club purchased the boxes for filling and many of the items were donated by the BCHS SADD Club and their parents. SADD Club advisor Diane Grooms is extremely grateful for the support of the BCHS administration, faculty and staff for their donations and support on this project.

• BC Athletics Season passes are on sale for half price until Friday, Dec. 5. Please contact Coach Drafts to purchase tickets: Adults: $35; Students: $20; Elementary: $10.

• The Hargray BC Classic basketball tourney will be held at Battery Creek on November, 26, 28 and 29. There are five games on Wednesday and six games on Friday and Saturday. Games will begin at noon each day. Daily admission is $8. A 3-day pass is $15. All tickets may be purchased at the tourney.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14: The BA Upper School Thespians invite the community to their production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.  Performances are to be held in the gym at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, admission $5.

• Saturday, Nov. 15: The Fall Ball for BA Upper School students.

• Congratulations to Beaufort Academy swimmers Sarah Avera and Grant Hetherington on being named to the 2014 SCISA All-State Swim Team.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

•  The book fair will start Monday, November 17. Literacy night will take place Thursday, Nov. 20.

• MakerSpace Club has been working hard on disassembling old electronics and making mobiles and robots.

• The Sewing Club has just completed making pin cushions for their sewing kits. They are now preparing to make a clutch purse or a supply bag using our newly donated materials and sewing machines.

• Many planned changes are taking place in the Media Center, so please bear with us as we continue our transition into a wholly student centered space.

• The school is still collecting Box Tops and students can bring their box tops in to their home room teacher. These will then be counted toward the end of the term to determine a grade level winner.

MISCELLANEOUS

•  High School Talent Needed: Seeking youth 9th-12th grades to participate in the Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Youth Initiative. ACT-SO is a major youth initiative of the NAACP with a goal to provide youth in the community a local and national form to demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific expertise.  The aim is to identify and further develop the unique talents, gifts and abilities in our high school aged youth in one of 26 categories of the humanities, performing arts, sciences and visual arts. If you are interested in participating or being a volunteer, please contact Tonya Phillips at tjphillips12@gmail.com, call 843-441-4985 or Regina Jefferson at abcjconstruction@hargray.com or 843-812-6259.

SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Beaufort County School District is sponsoring a free workshop for parents on how to help finance their children’s college educations. For residents in the northern part of the county, a workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 at Beaufort High School, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. While the primary target audience is parents of high school seniors, parents of younger students are also invited. Presenters will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, including FAFSA and the CSS Profile.  Information also will be presented on local, state and national grants, loans and scholarship opportunities.

Beaufort Academy students in grades 1-3 visited Bee City Farm and Nature Center. The students participated in an educational component where they learned about the life cycle, habitat, and characteristics of honey bees. The nature center is also one of the most fantastic reptile centers in the state. It is full of South Carolina native snakes, turtles, frogs, fish, baby alligators, and more. There was a curator who answered questions about the reptiles, and some students were able to touch and hold a tarantula, scorpion, baby alligator and snake. The students were also able to hand-feed monkeys, ringtail lemurs, llamas, alpacas, deer, goats, and sheep, and walk through the center’s aviary. The field trip also included hands-on activities. Thomas Hines handles a snake.
Beaufort Academy students in grades 1-3 visited Bee City Farm and Nature Center. The students participated in an educational component where they learned about the life cycle, habitat, and characteristics of honey bees. The nature center is also one of the most fantastic reptile centers in the state. It is full of South Carolina native snakes, turtles, frogs, fish, baby alligators, and more. There was a curator who answered questions about the reptiles, and some students were able to touch and hold a tarantula, scorpion, baby alligator and snake. The students were also able to hand-feed monkeys, ringtail lemurs, llamas, alpacas, deer, goats, and sheep, and walk through the center’s aviary. The field trip also included hands-on activities. Thomas Hines handles a snake.
Taylor and Sydney Maddox, twin sisters from Lady’s Island Middle, were the only two middle school students in Beaufort County to be chosen for Region 4 Orchestra.  This is Sydney’s first year going to regional, where she will be playing second violin.  This is Taylor’s second year making regional where she will be playing viola.  At the regional level, they will each be competing for a seat with the State Orchestra group.
Taylor and Sydney Maddox, twin sisters from Lady’s Island Middle, were the only two middle school students in Beaufort County to be chosen for Region 4 Orchestra. This is Sydney’s first year going to regional, where she will be playing second violin. This is Taylor’s second year making regional where she will be playing viola. At the regional level, they will each be competing for a seat with the State Orchestra group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riverview Charter School fifth graders took a field trip to the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center last week. Students had hands-on learning experiences with local marine life including dolphins, sharks and egrets.  They took a trip out into the sound to measure salinity, turbidity and temperature of the Chechessee River.
Riverview Charter School fifth graders took a field trip to the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center last week. Students had hands-on learning experiences with local marine life including dolphins, sharks and egrets. They took a trip out into the sound to measure salinity, turbidity and temperature of the Chechessee River.