• RSVP’s are due March 17th for BA’s Shadow Day, which will be held on March 20th! Students in grades 1-11 are invited to spend the day shadowing a BA student, learning more about the school, and getting to know the teachers. Lunch is included, so please RSVP soon to MJ Simmons at 843-524-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Save the Date – The annual BA Junior Class Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 21st, in the BA gym.
• The Beaufort Academy Eagles set a new school record during their Blood Drive on March 4th with 19 units collected! Kudos to BA School Nurse Gina Staley for her recruitment efforts and thank you to everyone who donated! This beat the old record of 15 set back in September, 2011. They registered 21 people, deferred 3 and had one unusable unit. (16 BA students signed up and five BA faculty.)
Beaufort Academy juniors and seniors participated in Internship Week 2015 from February 23rd – 27th. The 52 students were placed in 39 different businesses and organizations both in and out of Beaufort County with the goal of educating students for leadership, citizenship, and service. Through these experiences, BA helps students bridge the gap between secondary school and future goals, while developing self-confidence and an ability to work in a diverse community. From medicine and law, to nature conservancy, government, public, and private companies, BA students participated in a wide variety of internships this year! BA would like to thank all of the businesses who hosted interns this year: Allison Ramsey Architects, Animal Medical Center, Aries Marine Corporation (LA), BA Kindergarten and Lower School, Bay Street Outfitters, BCSD Speech Pathology, Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, Beaufort County Library, Beaufort County Open Land Trust, Beaufort Memorial Hospital – Dr. Ned Blocker, Dr. Susan Hohenwater and Dr. Heath Simmons, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Bill Harris Forestry (GA), Bluffton Police Department, Chilton Simmons/Judge Marvin Dukes, Coastal Physical Therapy, Cormac Enterprises, Gold Mountain Entertainment (Charleston), Green Bug All Natural, Inc., Greenwood Genetic Center (SC), Gulfstream International Aerospace (GA), HealthLink for Children, Historic Beaufort Foundation, Hunting Island State Park Nature Center, Kazoobie Kazoos, Little Diversified Architects (NC), Natalie Paine, Esq. (GA), Naval Hospital Pharmacy, Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, Rossignols, SC Rep. Shannon Erickson, SCAD Equestrian Center, Service Brewing Company (GA), Shakespeare Repertory Theater, Speights and Runyon Law, Spring Island Nature Center, Westglow Resort (NC), WHHI-TV, YMCA, YoungLife. Pictured above from left picture: McKenzie Blake with SC House of Representatives, District 124, Representative Shannon S. Erickson; Michael Bass at the Beaufort Naval Hospital Pharmacy.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
Riverview Charter School congratulates our 8th grade students who qualified as South Carolina Junior Scholars for their outstanding performance on the PSAT. From left to right — front row: Gabriella Morales, Annalee Chiaviello; back row: Connor Brown, Luke Miller and Sam Stewart.
LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Lady’s Island Middle School Wind Ensemble got an excellent (II) overall rating in BCSD Concert Performance Assessment. They also received one superior (I) in the category of other factors because of their appearance and discipline. Our SC Concert Performance Assessment will be March 24 at Charleston School of the Arts.