Students will not attend school Monday.
Terrific Kids for December were: Mya White, Rebekah Santana, Matthew Craig, Angel Marko and Salean Rawlinson, kindergarten; Savanna Woodall, Camron Wormley, Kanardja Holley, Jayla Robinson and Amber Goodman, first grade; Cole Dixon, Ashari Mosley, Stephanie Bryant and Yadiel Loyo, second grade; Beth Ann Reeves, Christopher Jordan, Linsay Ivey, Yeni Ibarra and Patrick Wilks, third grade; Max Harris, Travion McCree, Crishonda Boyd, Noah Dennis, Jay Williams and Haley Register, fourth grade; Jordan Ditton, Will Yeaman, Angie Toro, Elizabeth Lind, Breanna Jordan and Nicole Ratterree, fifth grade.
The Children's School
Fifth-grader Morgan Ray was awarded a $50 savings bond from the York Soil and Water Conservation District for creating the winning poster on renewable energy.
Members of this year's yearbook staff are: Amelia Ballou, Jalissa Massey, Kaleya Perkins, Madison Rinehart, Lauren Reece, Jake Humburg and Quenterius Mobley.
Students of the Week for Jan. 7 through 11 were: Aaron Torrence, Kevin Kendall, Johnny Bryant, Ashton Shannon, Dryden Robinson, Cotton Williams, Dequante McClurkin, Brooke Wylie, TJ Tolbert, Cassidy Sanders, Seth Wood, Jada Wood, Cole Watkins, Maggie McSwain, Hailee Stewart, James Hull, Samantha Makar, Kenneth Mobley, Joseph Robbins, Kayte McMahan, Tyrick Thomasson, Dylan Miller, Brent Milligan, Jarrett Davis, Shytaisha Lowry, Sydney Harris, Brittany Wilmore, Alyssa Washington, Jonathan Graham, Sasha McConnell, Mary Nestle and Matt Lowery.
Students, parents and teachers will visit Charlotte to watch the Bobcats play the Philadephia 76ers on Saturday. For more information, contact the front office at 981-1280.
Special Needs classes will bowl each Wednesday for six weeks, sponsored by the Therapeutic Division of the city of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
December Terrific Kids were: Jenna George, Josh Stradford, Maree Gebhardt, Mackensie Turrill, Tylik Chambers, Izzy Jurado, Maggie Hyatt, Kyra Herring, Anne George, Rachel Stagner, Isabelle Borduas, Wesley Sweatt, Olivia Schwartz, Matthew Calkins, Marshall Burns, Brandon Ashley, Deviante Davis, Kelli Martin, Bo Taylor, Rebecca Pierce, Mason Montagna, De'Scha Thomas, Shannon Moore, Caleb Moore, Blake Decker, Tiana Lewter, Bryan Binford and Noelle Nivens Beam.
November Terrific Kids were: Alyssa Scruggs, Ja'Keem Crawford, Kahlil Spratt, Bailee Brooks, Angelina Distefano, Kiara Abanto, Ian Simmons, Max Swofford, Annalyse Mangan, Michael Ellenburg, Abby Spirkowyc, Davis Hooten, Kayla Wingate, Lee Hinson, Aubrey Hamrick, Caiden Schoenfuss, Janaija Beckham, Mason Kennedy, Paul Michael Potter, Aaron Jackson, Shannon Adkins, Devin Wertz, Parker Hooten, Malaysia Bradley, Sade Jackson, Shannon Adkins and Cierra McMoore
Students of the Week are: McKenzie Feemster, Autumn Rice, Taylor Canupp, Keyurshia Johnson, Claudia Comer, Kaitylnn Aikens, Norian Guthrie, Dylan Davis, Tyler Jordan, Tyler Jackson, Cody Whitaker, Jay da Good, Dakota Brown, Thomas Proctor, Da'Johnna Nichols, Kristen Burgess, Aryn Cecil, Talisha Smith, Jeffrey Parkins, Christina Fowler and Erika Haire.
The second- and third-grade awards ceremony will begin at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 28. Fourth and fifth grades will receive awards at 9.
The PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
Montessori registration will be in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. The Montessori Program offers a half-day program for children who will be 3 years old by Sept. 1 and a full-day program for children who will be 4.
Applications are due at the guidance office by Feb. 8.
Math workshops for parents will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday to help parents work on their students' math skills.
The school Geography Bee winner is Austin Wicker. Next week, he will take a written test to see if he qualifies to participate in the National Geograpyhy Bee.
The runner-up is Cameron Collins.
Geography Bee class winners are: Austin Wicker, Garrett Wolfgang, Cameron Collins, Zachary Birchfield, Hunter Ditsch, Jamie Farrell, Jade Lewis, Blake Tucker, Joan Adams, Robyn Taylor, Jacob Haney, Rainey Weaver, Caleb Haik, Ian Estes, Alissa Mingo, Nick Baker, Nik Sherwood and De'Zjah Ward.
Terrific Kids for December were: Avery Marsh, Austin Wicker, Tori Manning, Alexis Blanchard, L.J. McClary, Nigel Mitchell, Nicholas Baker, Elizabeth Reynolds, Josiah Williams, Sarah Prestwood, Bernard Free, Savannah Childress, B. J. Birchfield, Reid Adkins, Nicholas Botko, Jennifer Lorenzo-Bautista, Mi'Kayla McCray, Korie Pinson, Keiwandra McClinton, Zaylin Roddey, Skyler Smith, Timya Maye, Aleyah Carter, Parker Hendry, Cayden Hill, Lucas Klap, Reed Garland and Tyreik Nash.
Recent graduates of Reading Recovery are Patience Brown, Gage Moore, Kayla Boan and Ariana Ramirez.
The SPICE club continues to collect canned goods for various charities. In December, 145 cans were taken to Project Hope. The box is located outside Ms. Gainey's office.
Family Night will last from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Taco Bueno off Heckle Boulevard. Receipts dropped in the York Road bag at the register will help support the school.
The Terrific Kid Recognition program will begin at 9 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria. Parents and family are invited.
Chick-fil-A Character Star Lunch will be Friday in the cafeteria.
Members of the T.V. Crew for the third nine weeks are: Anna Marie Trabold, Kiante Heyward, Kelly Cabaniss, Loughan Welborn, Elliot Beaver, Daina Chase, Olivia Anderson, Christian Kendrick, Danielle Jennings, Abby Good, Kathleen Barkley and Elise Watts.
Students of the week are: Brian Hurst, Donterius Neely, Demetri Barber, Kayla White, Sarah Pfeiffer, Brooke Black, Melicia Canty, Addison Timmons, Brandon Young and Summer Durham.
Eighth-grade band student Anita Brown recently received an All-State Band call-back audition. She ranked second in the region and will audition with several other students for a seat in the All-State Band. Brown plays the trumpet in the concert band, jazz band and marching band.
Hampton Wright recently received a Raider Referral.
Band students who were recently asked to audition for the South Carolina All-State Band are: Kimberlie Buchholz, flute; Lizzy Ricket, clarinet; Tyler Wooley, alto sax and Miles Moon, snare drum.
Tyler Wooley had the highest score at the Region Band audition and earned first chair honors.
Students of the week are: Leonna Rollerson, Thomas Cunningham, Jahi Hunter and Alana Miller.
The PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
Tutoring is offered in language arts, social studies, math and science from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays with Mrs. Hudak and Mrs. Pertuset, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ms. Vaden and Mrs. Turek. Spanish tutoring is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 Wednesday mornings with Mrs. Roman.
Homework help is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Mrs. Ernandez and Thursday and Friday mornings with Mrs. Keith.
Roommate and medical history forms for the Outer Banks trip are due Feb. 1.
Students of the week are: Diana Flores, Angelica Gastellum and Jo'Lesa Mitchell, sixth grade; Trey Brindle, seventh grade; Tara Mackey, Tevin Cherry, Joe James and Jasmine White, eighth grade.
Chester, Great Falls, Lewisville
The Chester County school district will offer a financial aid workshop in the Lewisville High School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 to discuss the various types of financial aid available to students and parents, including the scholarship programs funded through the S.C. Educational Lottery Program. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) also will be discussed.
This program is intended for all high school juniors, seniors and parents in the Chester school district.
The Choral Booster Club will serve its annual Country Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the Clover High cafeteria. Cost is $6 per person and includes eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee: all you can eat. Carry-out orders also are welcome.
Tickets are available from any Choraliers member or at the door. Proceeds will support the choral program at Clover High, comprised of the award-winning Choraliers, Girls' Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Men's Barbershop and Women's A Cappella Group.
For more information, call Perry and Nettie Rodden at 222-9364, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Justin Kershaw, son of Elaine Kershaw, recently won the York Area Optimist Club essay contest. The theme was "Today's Choices Shape My Future."
Peyton Marion recently qualified for the State Spelling Bee Championship.
Open House is from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28. The program will begin in the school gym, followed by tours and classroom visits.
Terrific Kids for January are: Kristen Hall, Jillian Johnson and Megan Harding, first grade; Christopher Poston, Mitchell Hedstrom and Destiny Hemphill, second grade; Holly Hall and Logan Rudolph, third grade.
Sixth-grader Mason Rudolph took first place in the Geography Bee.
The Honor Assembly for grades 4 through 6 will begin at 8:10 a.m. Thursday in the Catawba Campus gym. Grades 7 through 12 will have an Honor Assembly at 8:10 a.m. Friday. Both days are dress-up Days.
BETA Club Hoops and Jump Rope for Heart will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Catawba Campus Gym.
Bricks and pavers are being sold for the Celebration Walkway, located in the courtyard of the Catawba Campus. To purchase, call Melanie Brandon at 328-5472, or email her at email@example.com.
The following students made the dean's list last semester: Matthew Blanchard, Andrew Forrest, Conrad Holbert, Zachary Huskins, William Madsen, William Proctor and Andrew Teague, all of Rock Hill.
Students who received a Gold Star for a 3.7 grade point average or higher are Joseph Kane of Rock Hill, Ryan Newkirk of Fort Mill and Donnie Rushing of Ridgeway.
John Pelton, son of Lee and Christianne Pelton of Rock Hill, made the dean's list last semester.
Schwob School of Music
Kellen Lenard Gray, a 2003 Rock Hill High School graduate, presented his senior recital last month at Legacy Hall in the River Center for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ga., with his professor, Sergiu Schwartz, a distinguished recording artist and violinist.
Gray is now the violin instructor for the Greater Columbus School of Music and will be the assistant conductor for the Columbus State University Woodwind Ensemble beginning this month. He is the son of Kimand Clara Gray and the grandson of Clara Feely of Rock Hill and Emma Gray of Chester.
University of South Carolina
Tonya Gaines, daughter of Vivian Gaines, recently became the first student to receive the Horace B. Crockett Jr. Scholarship Fund, named after a 2006 graduate of Rock Hill High School who died at age 18 upon entering his second year of college at USC.
Gaines is a senior exercise science major.
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