Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

Rock Hill school district students in kindergarten and grades one through 12 will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday so that teachers can participate in staff development. If parents need to take their children to school at the usual time, they are asked to notify their child's principal.

ELEMENTARY

Belleview

Fall fundraiser orders are due Sept. 20.

The Fall Festival date has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cotton Belt

This week is "Colors Week at Cotton Belt." Kindergarten teachers will be teaching colors to their students during this week and the entire school is asked to wear the color of the day. The colors are: Monday - red; Tuesday - blue; Wednesday - green; Thursday - yellow; and Friday - orange.

Students of the Week are: Ashton Kephart, Nicholas Parker, Robbie McCoy, Kianna Dodge, Aleyah Carter, Megan Ashley, Paige Powers, Ja'Bria Thomasson, Trevon Lord, Sarah Johnson, Allison Ashe, Beyonce' Love, Holley Mitchell, Megan Elliott, Tanton Burns, Matthew More, Camryn McCoy, Taylor Moss, Maggie McSwain, Marley Terry, Ashlyn McCoy, Alex Brown, Susanne Pegram, Tatum Chetney, Passion Wilmore, Matthew Taylor Roberts, Markus Johnson, Jarrett Davis, Patrick Hartsock, Erick Pacheco, Tiarra Davis, Jeannie Hinson, Jennifer Roberts, Beatris Capistran, Daurice Simpson, Bryson Stephenson and Louis Parham.

Ebenezer Avenue

There will be a PTO meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Finley Road

A PTO meeting/volunteer orientation will be 8:30 a.m. Monday

All fundraiser and spiritwear clothing forms need to be turned by Tuesday.

The Terrific Kids ceremony begins at 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Families and friends are invited.

Independence

A PTO meeting will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the conference room.

India Hook

A community dedication ceremony will be Monday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Engraved brick orders can be placed through Sheri Rohaley at 985-4942.

The fall fundraiser began Tuesday and will run through Sept. 25.

The fall book fair will be held in the media center this week. Times are 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 10 a.m. Friday.

Spirit night will be held at McAlister's Deli on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. The class with the most participation will receive a cookie party courtesy of McAlister's.

Lesslie

The PTO will meet at 6 tonight.

Permission forms are due for fifth-graders interested in participating in TechCamp.

Northside

Parents who have students enrolled in the gifted/talented program will meet with Mrs. Melzer at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Parents of students enrolled in reading recovery will meet with the literacy teachers at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

All kindergarten parents will meet for the Kindergarten Literacy Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.

Destiny Eddington will be the Author of the Week on ENN.

Picture day is Thursday.

Chick-fil-A Family Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dave Lyle Boulevard restaurant.

Oakdale

Kindergarten students are working on a year-long project, thanks to a grant funded by the Milken Foundation. The students will honor hometown heroes each month by taking field trips to thank them for their roles in the community.

SPICE Club will be collecting nonperishable food items all school year to donate to various food banks. A box will be located outside Ms. Gainey's office.

Fourth-grade swimming lessons begin this week.

Old Pointe

Sagebrush Night is Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and will support the PTO.

The Birthday Table for September will be Thursday. Students whose birthdays are in September will enjoy a special treat during their lunches.

Sunset Park

Chick-fil-A Night is Tuesday at the Cherry Road location. A percentage of sales for the evening will come back to support the school.

Wednesday is a late start day for all students.

Movie Night is Friday.

ExCEL classes will be offered to students during the fall intersession, Sept. 24 through 28. A $30 registration fee is due Wednesday. For more information, contact Cassie Cagle at 981-1273.

The Children's School

A parent meeting for all fourth- and fifth-grade students will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

York Road

Members of the 2007-2008 Safety Patrol Crew are: Andrew Broome, Charles Mobley, Hayley Kelly, Hunter Allen, Ellen Williams, Hughes Holler, Bradley Kirkman, Sarah Taylor, Shane Crawford, Zack Swaney, Shakira Williams, Conner Farris, Landon Yeager, Sam Womack, Lucas Love, Nicholas Costley, Heaven Totherow, Danterius Guinn, Alyssa Vezzetti and Andrew Warren.

The next PTA meeting will be 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

The fall fundraiser began Wednesday and will run through Sept. 19.

Rawlinson Road

Students who received a Raider Referral and will have a celebration at the end of the nine weeks are: Kendall Walker, Zachary Thompson, Cody Taylor, Zach Bateman, Alexa Zazzara, Seth Brown, Miranda Huneycutt, Reginald Brooks and Avery Yarborough.

Open house for seventh and eighth grades will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Parents of eighth-graders who are interested in participating in the Orlando trip should attend one of the informational meetings, held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria and 7:30 a.m. Friday at in the auditorium. Dates for the trip are April 16-18.

Sullivan

Stars of the week are: sixth-graders, Anna Rose Ramsey and Alexis Roblero; seventh graders, Marshal Lane, Sarah Hicklin, Takeisha Mills and Sarah Ann Snipes; and eighth grader, Josie Moe.

Seventh- and eighth-grade open house will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Parents should bring copies of their children's class schedules.

PRIVATE

The DaySpring Academy

Students will leave for the Barrier Island field trip on Monday and will stay until Wednesday. They will study ecostructures, animal habits and compassing skills.

Spanish classes begin Sept. 18. Parents should inform the school if they want their children to participate in these classes.

COLLEGES

Central Michigan University

Tomeka Ratchford of Rock Hill received her master's degree in administration in May.

Florida State University

Stephanie Stallings, a 1998 Northwestern High School graduate, was recently named Curtis Mayes Orpheus Scholar and received the 2007-2008 Presser Award by the College of Music. Stallings will use her $12,500 stipend to do research this fall at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Acervo Curt Lange in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in completion of her Ph.D dissertation in historical musicology. She is the daughter of Everett and Marian Stallings of Rock Hill.

Gardner-Webb University

Area students who graduated last month are Angela Daniels of Rock Hill, Clara Painter of Clover and Troy King of Fort Mill.

OTHER

The Chester County school district is sponsoring a scholarship workshop for seniors who attend Chester High School, Great Falls High School and Lewisville High School at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Lewisville High School cafeteria. The free workshop will give seniors and their parents information on scholarship searches, timelines, pitfalls and scams.

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