A day off

Schools will be closed today for Labor Day.



The fall fundraiser will kick off Thursday.

"Goodies for Grandparents" will be held 7 a.m. Friday in the media center.

Cotton Belt

Students of the Week were: Jeremy Childers, Jhadarria Neal, Olivia Davis, Breanna Williams, Madison Mitchell, Tanner Culbertson, Jaylen Kimble, Blake McDaniel, Kristian Wallace, Bradley Swartz, Lauren Lackey, Ashley Lynch, Parker Ruth, McKenzie Michalec, Byron Sanders, Ana Christina Blas, Zachary Murray, Mackenzie Bailey, Michael Dover, Mark LeShure, Antonio Williams, Elizabeth Day, Sean Sigmon, Zabriel Adams, Connor Bosson, Virginia Dawkins, Jeremiah Jacobs, Yuliza Aguilar, Quinton Worley, Randy Green and Juliana Carver.

"School Night for Scouting" will be held from 7 to 8 pm. Thursday for parents who are interested in signing their son up for Boy Scouts. This is for boys in first through fifth grades.

Ebenezer Avenue

Tech Camp Orientation for fifth-graders is Tuesday.

Jersey Mike's night is Tuesday.


The school is taking Market Day orders for September. Deadline to order is Sept. 15 and orders must be picked up between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 25. For more information about Market Day, visit The school's Market Day account is 25437.

Finley Road

The Accelerated Reader program will begin Tuesday. This program is for first through fifth grade students. Parents, contact your teacher with questions.


The following students are on the ENN TV crew this school year: Jeffery Eberspeaker, Brandy Mullinax, Jonathan Cody, NaKenya Graham, Kaylin Horn, Gianna Carter, Brandon Matos, Jasmine Corprew, Brandon Brewer, Quajon Taylor, Diamond Cooper, Haley Kimbrell, Yeni Arenas, Julee Antillion and Estafani Gonzales.

Students on this year's safety patrol are: Joshua Miskelly, Logan Cody, Matthew Hill, Sam Gustin, Michael Thomas, Chelsey Litrette, Brooklyn Mullinax, Gerald Nunoo, Christopher Gross and Chace Bruton on the morning crew; Thomas Bennink, Holly Morgan, Carlie Stogner, Teddy Hutchison, Tavares Crockett, Keonna Jennings, Shaniyah Young and Destiny Eddington on the afternoon crew.


Pre-auditions will be held for Honors Choir on Wednesday and Thursday in the music room after school until 3:45 p.m. Interested fourth- and fifth-graders must attend both days.

Sunset Park

The Columbia Marionette Theater production of "Litter Trashes Everyone!" will be presented Sept. 10 and is funded through a Palmetto Pride grant. The students will learn about keeping the Earth clean through the presentation.

The next PTO meeting is from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the media center. Childcare will be provided.

During the fall intersession, ExCEL classes will be offered the week of Sept. 24. Registration and a $30 fee are due Sept. 12. The school is accepting early registration and rewarding those who take advantage with several discount options. Early registration must be received by Wednesday to receive a $5 discount. Contact Cassie Cagle at 981-1273 with any questions.

York Road

The PTA board will have a work session at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fall fundraiser will kick off Wednesday.


Rawlinson Road

Students of the Week on Team 6-3 are Ryan Hardee, Andy Giles and Kayla Stevenson.

Nine students will be inducted into the Junior International Thespian Society at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Auditions for the theatre department's Christmas play will be held this week.

The community book fair from Scholastic will begin Sept. 17 to help raise money for the media center collection. It will be open until Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to attend.


Sixth-grade open house is Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The fall fundraiser will kick off Thursday. Parents are encouraged to save magazine renewals for the fundraiser.

Due to football field construction, all seventh- and eighth-grade football games will be played away this year.

Career specialist Stormy Clark can help with career exploration opportunities for students. Any parent, friend or family member who would like to speak with a small group or classroom about their job is invited to participate. For more information, call 981-1945.

Parents, students and community members are invited to answer a weekly Falcons Know the World challenge. Prizes are involved. This week's question is: What is the capital of Peru? E-mail answers to Chris McLean at no later than 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. Be sure to include contact information and where the answer was found.


St. Anne Catholic

A swim meet was held Aug. 25 at Northwood Academy. School winners were: Carley McAlister - 11th place out of 28 swimmers in the 200 yard individual medley and 10th place out of 18 swimmers in the 100 yard butterfly; Lauren Wood competed for the first time in the 200 yard individual medley; Taylor Barnes - 10th place out of 83 swimmers in the 50 yard freestyle and seventh out of 23 swimmers in the 500 yard freestyle. This was the first meet for Morgann McCrosson, Kaylan Rodriquez, Kaytlan Sweetman and Natalie Meader. Wriston Barnes and Bridgette Grider dropped more than 3 seconds from last year's time in the 50 yard freestyle.

Breeana Reyes has been awarded the 2007-08 St. Martha Scholarship. The St. Martha Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a middle school student and St. Anne parishioner who has entered in the school in the past year.

The DaySpring Academy

Students will visit the Eco-Village in Black Mountain, N.C., on Wednesday. The bus will leave at 8:15 a.m. and will return to school at 4:15 p.m. Students will learn about and experience sustainable living. Permission forms are due Tuesday.

An optional parent meeting will be held 7 p.m Thursday for families interested in learning more about the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center trip, scheduled for Sept. 10 - 12. All forms and fees for the trip are due Thursday.


Clemson University

Area students who recently graduated include: Katherine Darby of Chester; Stephanie Arnold of Fort Mill; Jason Craig of Lancaster; Denatra McClurkin of McConnells; Amanda Elkins, Matthew Kennedy, Meredith Emerson, Thomas Pursley, John Wallace, Melanie Gugel and Adam Cox, all of Rock Hill; Matthew Brookshire and Krystal Cates, both of Tega Cay.

Columbia College

Area students who recently graduated include: Carmen Austin, Leslie Bennett, Jennifer Gaynor, Jessica Bryant, Courtney Cooke, Staci Dreher, Pamela East, Teresa Evans, Stacey Finch, Vanessa Hefley, Katrina Holmes, Jennifer Kemp, Starr Lee, Kendra McCullough, Elicia Miller, Amanda Mings, Jennifer Hughes, Kelly Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Ashley Oliver, Cassandra Pouge, Latasha Simon and Emily Walker, all of Rock Hill; Anna Baxter of Tega Cay; Deloris Benn, Amy Johnson, Raushanah Jones, Amber Melton and Gillian Neff, all of York; Rebecca Boyd, Kristin Dover and Alaina Showalter, all of Clover; Vernelle Cohen and Lucille Worthy-Allen of Chester; Rebecca Cates and Frances Ponsford-Burnett of Fort Mill; Crystal Fields, Tracy Honeycutt, Elizabeth James, Pamela Langley, Meredith Phillips, Tisha Simmons and Staci White, all of Lancaster.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Laurie Lynn Poole of Rock Hill was among 1,500 students who recently graduated. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing.

Kaplan University

Ray Reyes of Fort Mill was recently awarded a Bachelor of Science in management/information technology management degree, magna cum laude.

Montreat College

Area students who recently graduated include: Crystal Rendel, Tiffany Johnson and Johnsie Thomas, all of Rock Hill; Kristin Davis of York; and William Greene of Clover.

University of Georgia

Elizabeth Atkins of Rock Hill recently received her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Atkins is a 1995 graduate of Northwestern High School and is completing the Master of Public Health course work as part of a degree program in Georgia.


Arielle Damm of Fort Mill recently participated in the 4th annual S.C. Commissioner's School for Agriculture at Clemson University. The summer academic program is an intense, pre-college school that allows students a glimpse into the academic and career possibilities related to agriculture and natural resources.

Area students who completed the Governor's School of South Carolina at the College of Charleston this summer include: Kelsey Bradford and Pa Chang, both from Clover High School; Jalavender Clowney from Northwestern High School; Jeremy Allen from Trinity Christian School; and Heath McGill and Forrest Nettles, both of York Comprehensive High School. The Governor's School is a four-week residential academic program. Students eligible for Governor's School are rising seniors nominated by their high schools and are all ranked in the top 10 percent of their classes in terms of academic achievement, potential and ambition.

Mikita McFadden and Kelli Tucker, both of Rock Hill, recently attended Milliken/Wofford Summer Leadership Institute in Spartanburg. They also got a lesson in community involvement and volunteerism.

Rock Hill Adult Education will offer computer classes this fall. Registration will begin Aug. 27 between 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the old Castle Heights school building. The cost is $50 and is nonrefundable. For more information, call 981-1375.

We're changing the deadline for our Around the Schools column. Submit information by 11 a.m. Wednesday to Christy Mullins at P.O. Box 11707, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731, fax 329-4021 or e-mail

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