Enquirer Herald

School notes, Oct. 23: YCHS band heads to state championship

YCHS band places third in Upper State event

The York Comprehensive High School marching band placed third Saturday in the S.C. Band Directors Association Upper State championships and qualified for the state event.

The York band competed in the 3A division last year, and this year has moved into the 4A division.

The top seven Upper State bands advance to the state marching band championship, to be Saturday at Spring Valley High School, where they will compete against the top Lower State bands.

York band will perform at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

CHS council attends SGA program

The Clover High School Student Council attended a one-day program at Westwood High School in Blythewood on Oct. 16, hosted by the Westwood Student Government Association.

Faculty advisers are Taylor Black, Jessica Davis and Rhonda Morris.

YMS students learn about Revolutionary War

York Middle School teacher Zachary Lemhouse gave students a chance to see real Revolutionary attire during a presentation this month at the school

Lemhouse dressed in costume as he discussed the clothing, the warfare, and the way of life of South Carolinians during the American Revolution.

YCHS students host anti-bullying 5K

A Bigger than Bullying 5K run and walk will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15 at the York Recreation Complex.

The event is hosted by York Comprehensive High School students Leah Fuda, Halle West and Alexis Zara to raise awareness about bullying in York County.

All proceeds will go to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which is used in York schools.

Cost is $15 per entrant, which includes a T-shirt and a bracelet. For details, email biggerthanbullying5K@gmail.com.

Teacher grants available

York County educators have until 5 p.m. Nov. 14 to apply for a $250 or $500 collaborative grant from Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

The credit union will give out 30 $250 grants for projects that encourage creative learning opportunities or enrich existing classroom activities. Five $500 collaborative grants will be awarded for grants involving more than one class or group of students. Bonus points will be given to grants that include a financial literacy lesson.

Applicants must be a member of Family Trust, which is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in York County.

Only online applications will be accepted at familytrust.org. Entries will be judged by the Family Trust School Advisory Committee, made up of volunteer educators. Grant winners will be invited to a banquet early next year.

Eagle Closet open in Clover

The Eagle’s Closet, a thrift store operated by Clover High School special needs students, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

The Eagle’s Closet is at 402 Knox St.

Child Find screenings available

Child Find, a screening process to help families identify children with special needs who may require specialized instruction, is available in the Clover School District.

For more information or to arrange a screening, call 803-810-8400.