AROUND THE SCHOOLS

Staff ReportsMarch 29, 2008 

ELEMENTARY

Cotton Belt

Students of the Week for the week of March 10 were: Aaron Torrence, Jordan Bennefield, Madison Bolin, Noemy Mendoza-Saucedo, Willow Yerskey, Hunter Neely, Willie Woods, Victoria Burgess, Hector Mendoza-Saucedo, Kalab Strange, Chloe Carroll, Christopher Williams, McKenzie Michalec, James O'Connor, Zachary Stewart, Ty Neely, Christa Wallace, Matthew Sexton, Sam Lingerfeldt, Summer Cable, Harley Sullivan, Leah Fuda, Cory Chappelear, Erick Pacheco, Tyler Stewart, Yuliza Aguilar, Danielle Carpenter, Devyon Williams, Justin Stewart and Kaitlyn Bolick.

Dayspring Academy

The Dayspring Fish Fling will be held April 26. Sponsorships of this event are still available. Call the school if interested.

Ebenezer Avenue

Terrific Kids for March are: Ja'Marius Pressley, Ashanti Aldridge, William Lewis, Jaleel Sewell, Nadteya Glover, Rebekah Gastellum, Sidney Johnson, Zoe Mullins, Mallory Pannell, Jayme Milligan, Cassandra Hendricks, Cathy Chamberlin, Anna Milligan, Dazmin Aldridge, Bre'Toria Howard, Phillip Cain, Jacob Strickland and Tomi Hendry.

The Terrific Kids program will be held at 2 p.m. April 15 in the Media Center.

Ebinport

The PTO board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Wednesday is a late start day. Students should arrive by 9:45 a.m.

Finley Road

An art show featuring first- through fifth-grade work will be shown from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Activities will be provided for students and parents.

First- through fifth-graders will perform at the Spring Music Show at 7 p.m. April 15 in the South Pointe High School Auditorium. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Special Needs classes will attend the Special Olympics on Friday at Cherry Park. Volunteers should arrive at 9:30 a.m.

India Hook

Kindergarten orientation for incoming kindergarteners will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 24.

Lesslie

MAPS testing will be this week for students in grades 3 through 5.

The School Improvement Council will meet at the Flex Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents and rising sixth-graders will have an orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. at each middle school Tuesday.

Wednesday is a late start day.

The Terrific Kid program will be held at 8:15 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria.

Mr. Wicklund's class will participate in the Special Olympics.

Mount Gallant

Wednesday is a late start day for students.

Third-graders will take swimming lessons Friday at the YMCA Aquatic Center.

Oakdale

The SPICE Club will meet Monday after school until 3:30 p.m. to practice for the Come-See-Me performance. Students should bring their song sheets.

Wednesday is the last late start day of the year. Students should report to school at 9:30 a.m.

The PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. All parents are welcome to attend.

Ian Robinson and Maddie Paladino recently donated hair to Locks of Love.

Career Week writing and drawing contest winners were: Logan Hoffman, Trinity Bailey, Craig Williamson, Naavah Craze, Wesley Potter, Kim Ervin, Zachary White, Ashton Wingate, Marcy Ross, Tyler Randel, Diego Franklin, Devin Cook, Kierra Belton, Matias Bentos-Pereira, A'Brasia Erby, Daniel Vance, Colton Ballard, Joseph Bass, Mekhi Bates, Ethan Renfrow, Shyanne Hamrick-Williams, Dasani Fewell, Martin Jackson, Carter Craze, Myra Bean, Callie Bailey, Josh Sizemore, Andrew Hutchison, Hayley Young, Steven Setzer, Lily Lessmeister, Kiara Wylie, Scarlett Black, Kameron Mobley, Andrew Hinson, Stevie Herd, Zari Wherry, Ethan Strong, Bryan Nickalo, Margaret Simpson, Carey McCrorey, Gabbie Whitesell, Emma Lesslie, Ayanna McCloud, Josh Reed, Megan Austin, Ja'Toria Mingo, Stacie Rockholt, Chania Buchanan, William McCleave, Zarria Burns, Bailey Knuth, Summer Harvell, Brittany Hinson, Rhae Langley, Garrett Corbett, Sarah Craig, Michael Grant, Kierra Wright, Maddie Whitesell, Emily Shugart and Brenae Hilton.

Winners for Career Dress Up Day were: Bailey Helms, Jackson Albowicz, Jamey Nelson, Ahmad Hall, Hunter Demby, Logan Craig, Wills Bohart, Devin Chapman, Marcy Ross, Daniel Adams, Donnie Rockholt, Lexi Hilton, Grace Bell, Andrea Chappell, Ian Yanes, Katelyn Young, Jaylen Reid, Gage Moore, Ashton Robinson, DeAnthony Green, Jarrett Caudle, Keyanna Hardin, Naquasha Hart, Lacey Smith, Demarcus Wherry, Taylor McDonald, Joshua Forsythe, Cashan McCoy, Hunter Totherow, Will Rector, Jake Klimpel, James McKinney, Logan Westerlund, Kayce Champion, Sydney McClenningham, Kayla Hardin, Tandril Chisholm, Ja'Micah Hemphill, Zaire Douglas, Justin Robbins, Aaron Lythgoe, Dylan Osborne, Caitlyn Carter, Anna Lucas, Tiffany Lee, Savannah Robinson, Karson Whitesell, Rachel Bridges, Oriana Gilmore, Joshua Wilkes, Chelsea Moses, Jacob Spooner, Kwau'Drecus Cook, Patrick Gilot, Alasia Hall, Justin Ratterree, Kristen Simmons, Kara Andrews, James Adcock, Kiara Harris, Bryanna Chamberland, Emily Shugart and Tom Carver.

Rosewood

Rosewood Family Food Night will be held Monday at McAlister's Deli. A portion of the sales will return to the school.

The deadline for spring fundraiser sales is Tuesday. All money should be collected up front. A portion of the proceeds will help purchase new audio and visual equipment for the Rosewood cafeteria, as well as help update the Lion's Den.

Sunset Park

Students will return to school Monday, April 14 after intersession.

York Road

The last Family Night at Backyard Burgers for this school year will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of the night's sales will be given back to the school.

The fifth-grade recorder concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

The PTA board will meet at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Terrific Kids for March are: Emily Reedy, Cooper Westmoreland, Emerson Park and Chris Sanders, kindergarten; Toral Trivedi, Clay Polk, Copeland Westmoreland and Kylie Hamilton, first grade; Jalen Dye, Thomas Gettys and Jakarra Adams, second grade; Davis Goodyear, Elizabeth Meyer, Madison Yommer, Antwaun Caldwell and Makayla Roberts, third grade; Ryheim Staley, Ja'Daryl Barnette, Taylor Phelan, Samantha Cothern, Bradley Wilson and Eleanor Mixon, fourth grade; Bradley Kirkman, Jonathan Bruno and Alyssa Vezzetti, fifth grade.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

All visitors should bring a photo ID when visiting the school.

Students of the week are: Shallis Robinson, Nick Ochoa, Michaela Sackett, Brittany Burris, Shabria Hayes, Issac Rogers, Kendall Bolin and Thomas Nguyen.

Tuesday is "Knight Night" at SageBrush Restaurant.

All balances for the sixth-grade Myrtle Beach field trip must be paid in full by April 14.

Team 6-3 students must turn in money for the baseball field trip by Friday.

Rawlinson Road

Wednesday is a late-start day for students.

Parent meetings for the Orlando trip will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the auditorium.

Thursday is RRMS Night at Backyard Burgers on Cranium Drive. The school will receive a percentage of sales when customers mention they are with Rawlinson Road.

The Theatre Arts spring play will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium.

Students of the week are: Shyrice Robinson, Hunter Hardy and Zach Miller.

Students who recently received a Raider Referral are: Allie White, Zachary Bateman, Bradley Walter, RayQuan Steele, Andrew Liriano, Desmond Blue, Anthony Griffin, Christopher Jones, Chad Rollins and Jennifer Brown.

Sullivan

Students of the week are: Maylin Biggers, Dylan Boulware and Michael Cranford, sixth grade; Elli Barnette and Brooke Brabham, seventh grade; Austin Lee, Ashley Potts, Makayla Barnes and Tommy Brown, eighth grade.

Diego Ottati, Bobbie Phillips and Jared Ross knew that Egypt is located on the continent of Africa. They won last week's Falcons Know the World contest.

HIGH

South Pointe

Applications for a $500 scholarship, offered for the first time by the Academic Booster Club, are available in the guidance office and are due May 5. All seniors who have been accepted to a four-year college are encouraged to apply. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit for an SPHS senior who meets the required criteria. For details, call Robin Williams at 981-1557, Mrs. Khallid or Mrs. Smith, 980-2100.

Memberships to the Academic Booster Club, which supports the academic achievement of all students at South Pointe, are still being accepted. All parents are invited to join.

PRIVATE

Westminster-Catawba

The Upper School choral and band program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Westminster Hall.

The board of trustees will host a town hall meeting Thursday in the Catawba Campus Cafetorium, with focus groups at 6 p.m. and a presentation at 7:15 p.m.

Model United Nations will be held Wednesday through Friday.

COLLEGE

The Citadel

Cadets Andrew Hamilton Teague and Jeffery Charles Rutland, both of Rock Hill, were recently selected for the 2009 Summerall Guards, a silent drill platoon that exemplifies the skill and precision of military education. Members are selected by their physical stamina and drill proficiency.

USC

Chick-fil-A recently awarded its $1,000 national leadership scholarship to Jason Cartrette of Rock Hill, who is studying business. Cartrette is the 11th team member from the Cherry Road location to receive the honor.

USC-Lancaster

Local students who were recently honored in the 2008 Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges are: Kelley Reid Goins of Chester; Kara Elizabeth Bernard, Brandon Hunter Carnes, Jamie Nicole Crawford, Annette Renee Croom, Emily Carlene Farley, Jason Martinus Logue, Kara Rose Tardy, Jacqueline Elise Wilson and Jacqueline Brie Woods, all of Fort Mill; Jennifer Erin Kirby of Indian Land; Teresa R. Anderson, Carla Watterson Campbell, Catherine Brooks Catalano, Richard Wayne Caughman, Avis Richardson Clyburn, Amanda Brooke Cooper, Jennifer Hope Deas, Keith Corey Edwards, Tymeria Deshun Elder, Rebecca Anne Harrison, Jeremy Scott Johnson, Tonya Maranda Laney, Nieshia Joyce McKinney, Robin Marie Poore, Jenna Kristen Schwartz, Toni Craig Starnes, Brittany Nicholle Steele, William Anthony Washburn and Violet L. Wright, all of Lancaster; William Justin Stroud and Tiffany Shea Watson, both of Rock Hill.

OTHER

The Sheriff's Foundation of York County will offer its first annual scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who are enrolled in a public, private or home school in York County. A minimum of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be received by April 11. Interested students can get an application with guidelines from their school's guidance department, or by contacting Lori Stoneburner at 628-3057.

The deadline for the Around the Schools column is 11 a.m. Wednesday. Send information to Christy Mullins by fax 329-4021.

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