Earlier this month, pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade students participated in Celebrate Our Work, an opportunity to share their work with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and community members. Some of the activities students showcased were: working on the Promethean Board, reading big books to visitors, using number wheels, describing class field trips through journal entries, making alphabet books, retelling stories with felt board pieces, playing math games to learn about money, reading calendars, creating patterns with unifix cubes, sharing information about penguins and rocks, researching careers, studying consumers and producers, writing in cursive, demonstrating how magnets work, using the Internet, making costumes, using Power Point, making circuit boards and studying animals.
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First- and second-grade students who received the Eagle Award for the second nine weeks are: Kavyn Allison, Reginal Bishop, Maggi Cartwright, Summer Clack, Alicia Hartness, Benjamin Hastings, Bailey Hicks, Emily Horton, Emma Scott Livingston, Stewart McCall, Andrew Nixon, James Palmer, Ryan Ruezinsky, Caleb Stone, Quantavis Burris, Katrina Casper, Stephanie Goble, James Hamm, Seth Moore, Sophia Sprouse, Barry Thornburg, Estefani Alpizar Lara, Colby Ballard, Emmah Burroughs, William Childers, Aaron Conley, Alexander Courtwright, Jadyn Dunlap, Aaron Falls, Cesar Garcia-Alpizar, Madison Hershey, Madalyn Howard, Taylor Moses, Nolan Pridgen, Kendall Stinnett, Ruby Williams, Hollis Young, Jasmine Alpizar-Sanchez, Sean Clayton, Toni Davis, Rhiannon Falls, Chastin Hawkins, Arianna Jones, William Pratt, Miranda Robinson, Gabriel Russell, Hollis Smith, Ka Vang and Evan Verner, first grade; Savannah Bell, Munveer Dhadda, Linzie Gregory, James Harkins, Amber Lipscomb, Caleb McFalls, Riley Moss, Kelsey Nichols, Kaitlynn Robinson, Whitney Burke, Austin Burrell, Drew Cable, Nathan Choate, Kayla Cruse, Tyler Eller, Matthew Gurley, Cearra Isenhour, John King, Madison Lybrand, Anna Rhyne, Hailey Smith, Bailey Buchko, Hannah Cragan, Kaitlyn Kuiphof, Sydney Lloyd, Cierra McBeth, Ava Philbeck, William Scruggs, Samuel Taylor, Justin Watkins, Melisa Alpizar, Hannah Burton, Ethan Lasche, Shelli Moua, Aiden Nichols, Kiran Patel, Logan Pierzinski, Reece Evans, Morgan Farrar, Aleigha Hamilton, Amber Jackson, Ryan Norman, Lana Rhodes, Tyler Satterlee, Haylea Sowul, Charles Starnes, Brooklyn Thomas, Hunter Walden and Jamiyah White, second grade.
The Eagle Award is for students who made A, B, C, E or S on reports cards, had no more than than tardies and/or early dismissals, missed no more than three homework assignments and did not receive lunch detention during the nine-week period. The students were rewarded with a special activity.
Students who were recently recognized for January 2008 Acts of Kindness are: Halei Akins, Hunter Akins, Leslie Bailes, Aubreigh Barnes, Savannah Bell, Sara Beth Barr, Breonna Blakeney, Tripp Bolin, Ma'kenya Boyd, Sadie Bradford, Bailey Buchko, Austin Burrell, Quan Burris, Eli Burton, Jack Caldwell, Jackson Carter, Maggi Cartwright, Dominic Caruso, Katrina Casper, Angelica Castro, Charlie Chastaine, Nathan Choate, Summer Clack, Haley Clary, Blaine Clay, Breanna Clemmer, Cody Cook, Spencer Cook, Dylan Costner, Leslie Curry, Savannah Davenport, Dalton Davis, Munveer Dhadda, Caleigh Dover, Jadyn Dunlap, Aaron Falls, Aaliyah Fortner, Morgan Glover, Stephanie Goble, Katelynn Greene, Tyler Hamm, Alicia Hartness, Serina Harvell, Timmy Harvell, Daria Haught, Littzy Hernandez, Madison Hershey, Bailee Hicks, Chandler Hill, Emily Horton, Madalyn Howard, Landon Howe, Amanda Humphries, Glen Hunnicutt, Caty Jackson, Jameria Jackson, Tricia Jo Faulhaber, Dasani Johansen, Nei'Ki Jones, Jessica Killian, Ethan Lasche, Emma Scott Livingston, Steven May-Perez, Stewart McCall, Carmen McCarter, Gabe McDonald, Caleb McFalls, Peyton McFalls, Jack McGivern, Nathan McIntosh, Logan Michelli, Chyanne Miles, Seth Moore, Gillian Moses, Taylor Moses, Samanthia Mote, Adrian Myers, John Myers, Lillie Nanniga, Aiden Nichols, Brenden Nichols, Blake Parton, Kiran Patel, Ravi Patel, Ava Philbeck, Sadarius Phillips, Nolan Pridgen, Nolan Promin, Christopher Rainey, Bailey Ray, Ben Ray, Carson Readett, Anna Rhyne, Dominick Rizzo, Victoria Rose, Nicole Runyans, Luke Russell, Jonah Sanford, Kara Slusser, Katie Slusser, Sophia Sprouse, Kendall Stinnett, Adam Taylor, Katelyn Tedder, Rex Thomas, Barry Thornburg, Jade Tullo, Justin Watkins, Nate Williams, Kyle Yearwood, Hollis Young and Roman Young. These students were observed displaying acts of kindness and demonstrating good character traits during the month of January.
Students of the Week are: Madison Scherer, Artravious Nichols, Kayla Lanier, Kayla Wilson, Katerra Patterson, Zack Morin, Brooke Wylie, Sully Childers, Robert Howell, Mackenzie Claiborne, Hunter Nalley, Carolina Grose, Tyrese Burris, Brandon Pettrey, Kaitlyn Spires, Hunter Maloney, Makoya Jones, Sarah Comer, Taylor Healy, Thomas Wilkerson, Brooke Andrews, Kaylee Raines and Lauren Weipert.
The Archery Club will meet Tuesday and Thursday.
I-Spy Science will be held Thursday.
A silent auction and family movie night will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. A prepaid pizza dinner and the auction will begin at 5:30. The movie, "High School Musical," will begin at 6. Tickets are $1 each, with a $5 maximum for larger families. Candy and drinks also will be available for $1 each. Family members who wear pajamas will be entered to win a prize in a raffle.
This week is Jump Rope for Heart Week.
Tuesday is Diversity Day for all students in kindergarten through fifth grades.
Meteorologist John Ahrens will visit second graders Tuesday.
Birthday lunches will be celebrated in the cafeteria on Tuesday.
Rosewood Rocks! will be held Tuesday. Students may also wear hats as part of "Crazy Hat Day."
The PTO will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center. All parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Trash Clowns will visit first-graders on Friday. Students will learn about items that can be recycled, as well as how to recycle and take care of the environment.
Family Night will be held 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Taco Bueno off Heckle Boulevard. A portion of the sales from receipts dropped in the York Road bag at the register will help support the school.
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The sports banquet will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Good Citizens for December and January were: Robert Rush, Ty Currance, Sammy Barber, Qadry Cobb, Michael Peoples, Eva Schenk, Breanna Smith, Rainey Greene, Ashia Hughes, Rena Kinley, Taylor Gordon, Brianna Schofield, Breanna Dawkins, Nina Tovar, Samantha Grigg, Coleman Southard, Chelsea McCleave, Federick Hayes, James Michael Maurice McClure, Haylee Clark, Christian Freeman, Alyssa Myers, Sammie McClurkin, Quanisha Howell, Katie Logue, Josh Faulkenberry, Austen Clinton, Wesley Burrell, Will Culp, Caroline Guerry, Heba Abdin, Anjel Perez, Amanda Newton, Jeremy Falls and Christian Wells.
Students of the week on Team 6-3 are: Desiree' Cloud, Jessica Shields, Destiny Mobley, Izzi Woodard, Ieshia Love and Mary Byars. These students showed a positive attitude, got along well with other classmates and teachers, completed all homework and classwork and made a strong effort to do their best.
Students who recently received a Raider Referral are: Jacob Deas, Shakela Myers and Kaiah Scott. Students can receive Raider Referrals from their teachers, administrators or any staff member that "catches" them doing something "good." These students will be treated to a pizza party at the end of the nine weeks.
The Student Council will continue its campaign through Friday to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Activities will be planned and each homebase will compete for an Olive Garden pasta lunch. Parents may participate by sending a check made out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Checks written are tax deductible.
Thursday is RRMS Night at Jersey Mike's on Cherry Road. The school will receive a percentage of the sales coming from Rawlinson Road students and families.
Junior Beta Club members sponsored Saluda Trail's first "Souper Bowl of Caring" canned food drive during the week of Jan. 28. This month, the school delivered three truck loads of canned goods, totaling 2,312 items to the food pantry of Pilgrim's Inn of Rock Hill. The school also presented Pilgrim's Inn a check for $1,344.
Recent Star Students are: Ashlynd Eckman, Hadden Finch, Carrie Tucker, Yesenia Mora, McKayla Griffin, Ben Strong, Logan Avera, Keiosha Ward and Tiffany Gregory, eighth grade; Lindsay Bradley, Louisa Barbaree, Cody Wilson and Brittany Hicklen, seventh grade; Logan Mangan, Devin Hilton, Morgan Hudson, Emily Jackson, Hallie Martens, Katie McGowan and Natalie Roberts, sixth grade.
Beta Club recently celebrated the results of its "Souper Bowl of Caring" food drive. The school raised $1,344.40 and collected 2,311 nonperishable food items, all donated to Pilgrim's Inn.
Students of the Week are: Martin Rivera, Markis Leaks, Marissa Labbe and Breanna Honig, sixth grade; AJ Lahr, Jonathon Clark, Tavisha McGraw and Jayclyn Baker, seventh grade; Sam Goldstein, Te'Erica Robinson and Kurston Bruton, eighth grade.
Track practice will begin Feb. 28 for seventh- and eighth-grade girls, March 3 for seventh- and eighth-grade boys. The time for both practices is 4 to 5:15 p.m. All participants must have a physical on file in the athletic office and a parent's permission signed on the back of the physical form. Rides must be at the school by 5:15 p.m.
Sullivan families of advanced seventh-grade social studies students are invited to see the displays of National History Day exhibits Tuesday in the Media Center. Set up will begin at 8:45 a.m. Best viewing will be after 1:45 p.m.
Travis Walker, Dusty Thompson and Ben Craig were three Falcons who knew that in China, it is bad form to eat everything on your plate; leaving some food shows that you have had enough to eat.
The Drama Department will present "Alice In Wonderland" at 10 a.m. Friday. The performance is free and open to the public.
This Friday will be the second turn-in day for Pennies for Patients. Parents and students can send spare change to their Falcon Time teacher to support the South Carolina Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
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The annual FAFSA Workshop for ATC seniors and their parents, conducted by Robert Holcombe, director of financial aid at USC-Union, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Current and former ATC students also are invited to attend the informative session, which will walk participants through the FAFSA form completion process. Space is limited, and participants must pre-register by calling 981-1100. A pin number, current tax forms, social security number and additional financial information are required to participate. For more information, contact counselor Paula Hobbs at 981-1199.
WCCS is accepting applications for students for the 2008-2009 school year. For more information or to schedule a tour, call Melanie Brandon at 328-5472, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Appreciation Week is Feb. 25 through 29. PTF is looking for volunteers to help with the teacher appreciation luncheon at the Catawba campus on Feb. 26 and with snacks for the faculty meeting on Feb. 28. To help, call Gay Pickel at 328-0339. Parents with students on campus should let their room mothers know if they can help.
February's Terrific Kids are: Bethany Waldrom, Jarred Bond and Hunter Corzine, first grade; Elizabeth DeAugustine, Julia Graham and Tyler Feemster, second grade; Kimberly McKinney and Hannah Basha, third grade.
The School Board will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Catawba Campus Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
The Middle School Academic Quiz Bowl team competed Feb. 6 at Heritage Christian Academy. The members of the team are: CiCi Bronson, Scotty Sullivan, Christopher Panas, Kevin Shroat, Jerome McKibben, Patrick Gorospe, Andrew Yost, Griffin Rodrigue, Ross Lordo, Carley McAlister and Gabriel Montoya.
The Rosary Group meets at 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays during Lent in the chapel to recite the Rosary for the intentions of the St. Anne School Community.
Eddie Szeman of Fort Mill and Collin Smith of Rock Hill will participate Thursday through Saturday with 26 other North and South Carolina students in the second annual S.C. Physics Scholars Institute.
The program will focus on nuclear physics, astronomy, laser physics and computational physics. Students will be introduced to the methods of thought and understanding that are used in physics and astronomy. They will perform experiments, analyze data and be encouraged to make sense of their observations in a scientific manner.