School open house Oct. 2
STEELE CREEK Palisades Episcopal School, 13120 Grand Palisades Parkway, will hold Admission Open House at 6 p.m. Oct. 2.
Reservations requested by emailing email@example.com.
The school offers grades JK-eight. Visit pescharlotte.org for information.
Gaston Day fall fest Oct. 4
GASTONIA The Gaston Day School Fall Festival is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 at 2001 Gaston Day School Road.
In addition to the annual favorites of horse rides, face painting, games and the dunk tank, this year will include the Euro Bungee, 65-foot slide and 32-foot rock climbing wall.
The festival includes vendors selling flowers, jewelry and crafts, and a raffle of more than a dozen themed baskets and artwork from GDS Visual Arts instructors.
Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $25, or $30 at the door. Bands include unlimited games, rides and lunch. Tickets for individual rides or games will be available for $1 each.
This year’s proceeds go to the Visual Arts Department. More information and advance wristband purchases can be made at gastonday.org/pamygds1.
CHS thrift store open
CLOVER The Eagle Closet, a thrift store operated by Clover High School special needs students, will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday at 402 Knox St.
The store will have its seasonal sale Oct. 1 and Oct. 3. Clothing costs 25 cents per bag. Books cost 5 cents, and all household items are half off.
CHS class of ’89 reunion Oct. 18
CLOVER The Clover High School class of 1989 will hold its 25th class reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Spring Lake Country Club.
For activities planned and to register, visit cloverhighclassof89.myevent.com.
For more information, email CloverHighClassof89@gmail.com or call 803-222-6552.
Homeschoolers offered outdoors class
YORK The Clemson Extension Service in York County and city of Rock Hill will host Great Outdoors Adventures 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for homeschooled students October-June for ages 5-15 in Rock Hill.
Cost for four adventures is $65 for ages 5-9 and $75 for ages 10-15.
Events will help students cultivate awareness, knowledge, appreciation and concern for the natural environment and physical fitness while using the outdoors as a classroom. Students learn bicycle safety, goal setting, animal adaptations, compassing, soil quality, and take an ecology and history hike.
Call 803-684-9919, ext. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Child Find screenings available
CLOVER Child Find, a screening process to help families identify children with special needs who may require specialized instruction, is available at Clover School District.
For more information or to arrange a screening, call 803-810-8400.
S.C. Teaching Fellows accepting applications
ROCK HILL The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is accepting applications at teachingfellowsc.com.
The program is open to high school seniors in South Carolina interested in becoming a teacher. To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the U.S. and a legal resident of South Carolina.
The fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 200 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.
Fellows attend one of 12 institutions across the state: Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, Newberry College, USC-Aiken, USC-Columbia, USC-Upstate or Winthrop University.
Fellows are identified through a selection process that includes the application, an interview in front of a panel of three educators, a presentation and a writing sample. Awards will be made in early spring.
Kangaroo Express offering scholarship
YORK COUNTY Kangaroo Express is giving away a $500 scholarship.
Download the Kangaroo Express mobile app and navigate to the More tab. The contest is open until Feb. 1. One winner will be randomly selected from each university in the Big South and announced at the Big South Basketball Championships March 4-9 at Coastal Carolina University.