Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

Monday is a student holiday and teacher in-service day for schools in the Rock Hill school district.

ELEMENTARY

Belleview

September Terrific Kids were: Tania Robinson, Hannah Register, Gracie Sturgis, Anna Lena Lind, Bailey Wilkins, Gabriel DeGolyer, Austin Baum-Newton, Samantha Huard, Mahala Luckey, Shae Adcock, Quantavious Gentry, Owen McMurtrie, Rachel Rodriguez, Alexis Holland, Nekira Edwards, Christina Uong, JT Ashley, Amirah Jeter, Bailey Tignor, Taylor Holland, Jamecus Robinson, Peter Corbitt, Alexia Jordan, Kathy Eller, Dennis Serra, Jazmine Woods, Tabitha Chandler, Tyesha Judge, Carla Hobbs and Hailey Gregory.

The annual cookie dough sale will begin Thursday and will continue through Nov. 1. This is the final fundraiser the PTO has scheduled, and the money raised will fund all projects for the year, including Goodies for Grandparents, Dad's Movie Night, Muffins for Mom and more.

Cotton Belt

ID Concepts will be here on Thursday to make ID for students. Information will be sent home.

The October birthday recognition will be held Thursday.

The following students were Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 8-12: Taylor Shaver, Landon Ivey, Mardarius Parker, Christopher Carter, Olivia Brady, Madison Bolin, Victoria Smith, Hunter Neely, Andy Burrell, Ben Taylor, Ramsay Green, Caleb Benton, Jacqueline Capistran, Brandon Brooks, Helena Francis, Caitlynn Johnson, Sara Morris, McKenna Bryant, Dedricka Baxter, Aliyah Davis, Princeton McClain, Daija Robinson, Davis Lara, Perla Mendoza, Maycee Bryant, Chelsea Love, LaDarius Love, Brittany Ervin, Ernest Aiken, Matt Herring, Eduardo Tovar, Alexis Searengin, Kaitlyn Welch, Markevis Hill and Dwayne Burris.

Ebenezer Avenue

Tuesday is McTeacher Night. Teachers will be working at McDonald's on Cherry Road, across from Winthrop University. There will be coloring contests and prizes.

The book fair will begin Tuesday and will last until Friday.

There will be a free Title 1 hot dog supper at 6 p.m. Thursday featuring door prizes, bingo and parent information.

Ebinport

Honors Choir members are: fourth-graders Madeline Nichols and Olivia Smalls and fifth-graders Hayley Doyle and Asha Holland.

The Student Council election will be Oct. 24 for third, fourth and fifth grades.

Market Day orders should be in to teachers no later than Friday. For more information, contact Melanie Dunphy at 322-6633.

Finley Road

The fall fling dinner will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets can be pre-purchased at the front office.

Students who were recently invited to join the Beta Club are: Ricky Blackman, Megan Calkins, Bailee Conner, Cole Davenport, Blake Decker, Charlie Duncan, Kathleen Faris, Ashley Foxx, Victoria Friel, Gianni Greene, Parker Hooten, Josie Hyatt, Mikah Jones, Chandler Kennedy, Jessica McConnell, Jahna Muhammad, Tanner Norby, Alex Schmidt, Tiffani Strait, Alan Taylorson, Haylee Teal, Shalyn Thomas, Dalton Westberry, Myles White, Fuller Wilson, Bailey Wooley, Shantal Wylie and Emme Yearwood.

The children's art show will be featured in the Edmund D. Lewandowski classroom at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., downtown Rock Hill. The show will begin this weekend and will run until Oct. 29. Student artists whose work will be featured are: Alex Sistare, Sara Greene, Katelyn Helms, Montrel Crowder, Libby Eddy, Erin Johnson, Olivia Sweat, Ashli Siggins, Descha Thomas, Kayla Howell, Kaylee Philbeck, Chris Gibbs, Sade Jackson, Emme Yearwood, Quay Johnson, Cierra McMoore, Daniel Catterson and Gregory Weaver.

Griggs Road

Students recognized for the September 2007 Acts of Kindness are: Halei Akins, Hunter Akins, Kavyn Allison, Adrianna Augello, Colby Ballard, Alex Bass, Devon Boling, Quan Burris, Emmah Burroughs, Claudia Carroll, Jackson Carter, Maggi Cartwright, Katrina Casper, Angelica Castro, Adam Christenbury, Keith Collins, Cody Cook, Samantha Cothern, Alex Courtwright, Leslie Curry, Tyler Dearing, Caleigh Dover, Jackson Estabrook, Isacc Everetts, Tricia Jo Faulhaber, Lainey Galicia, Karen Goble, Stephanie Goble, Hunter Griffin, Tyler Hamm, Hunter Harvell, Hunter Hastings, Jesse Helms, Graham Hennessey, Michael Horton, Caty Jackson, Matt Jackson, T'Avion Jones, Carl Lamberson, Sydney Lloyd, John Lowry Pressly, Stewart McCall, Seth Moore, Dominic Morgan, Tylen Nguyen, Isaac Parker, Ava Philbeck, Chase Premo, Christopher Rainey, Kaitlyn Rose, Tori Rose, Colby Shepard, Sophia Sprouse, Kendall Stinnett, Adam Taylor, Sydnee Taylor, Barry Thornburg, Alyssa Watkins, Johney Westberry, Alexander Wise, Luke Youngblood and Alec Yukob.

Hickory Grove/Sharon

Students of the week are: Madison Sherer, Atravious Nichols, Cody Benfield, Quvary Burris, Katerra Patterson, Elizabeth Martin, Morgan Bolin, Stephanie Moore, Hunter Jackson, Hunter McClure, Kiaya Wishert, Samantha Feemster, Rachel Smith, Kyle Elliott, Anna Littlejohn, Katie Rash, Brenton Hill, Amanda Suggs, Chelsy Bradley, Shane Reese, Rachel Gibson, Stacy Latham and Hannah Warren.

Hunter Street

Hunter Street Spirit Day is Tuesday.

Red Ribbon Week is next week, Oct. 22 through Oct. 25. Students and faculty should wear red on Oct. 22.

Independence

Wednesday is Grandparent's Day. All grandparents are invited to attend a luncheon in their honor.

A Title 1 meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Information will be shared about Title 1 and homework strategies. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday is the last day to place orders with the Safety Patrol for Krispy Kreme donuts. Money must be included.

India Hook

The Buy a Brick Campaign continues through Oct. 30. For more information, call Sheri Rohaley at 985-4942.

Lesslie

Tuesday will be Spirit Night at Sagebrush.

ID Concepts order forms should be sent in Wednesday for student IDs.

Lunch with the principal will be Friday.

The PTO will have a yard sale and the Fall Family Fling on Saturday. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the Family Fling will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Mount Gallant

Students who recently became members of the Honors Choir are: Parks Bailey, Karla Dixon, Jacob Haney, Andrew Lanier, Victoria Robinson, Neely Sanford, Gabe Gresham, Taylor Matulka and Walker Matthews.

The fire safety essay winner is fifth-grader Joan Adams. The coloring contest winner is first-grader Christian Birchfield.

Terrific Kids are: Garrett Jackson, Adam Wright, S'Mari Simpson, Kylee Hear, Logan Redmon, Jayla Doner, Joel Haney, Dustin Jackson, Diego Carey, Zyquavious Hardin, Lucas Cousins, Juan Borrayo, Gryce Simmons, Adrian Robinson, Lauren Rollerson, Justin Bishop, Bun Chun Lim, McKenzie McElveen, Grant Kirk, Kember Clinton, Jacob Haney, Reagan Rollins, Zachary Birchfield, Hunter Ditsch, Crystal Lummus and Jolie Vargo.

Oakdale

Kindergarten classes continue to honor hometown heroes. The students are collecting canned goods to deliver to Project Hope on Tuesday, along with thank you cards for the volunteers who work at the food bank.

Abby Simon was recently selected as a member of the Rock Hill Elementary Honors Choir.

Fifth grader Ki'Aira Harris is the school's Fire Safety Essay Contest winner.

SPICE Club continues to collect canned goods. In September, 113 cans were collected and donated to Project Hope. The box for canned good donations is outside Ms. Gainey's office.

September Terrific Kids were: Jacob Helms, Shekinah Ruff, A.C. Whitesell, Wills Bohart, Zy'Quan Canty, Diego Franklin, Alaysha Hilton, Isabella Dunn, Taylor McWatters, Diamond Hemphill, Jordan Morris, Justin Harrigan, Kenyuna Monroe, Joshua Forsythe, Gaege Lambert, Jake Klimpel, Scarlett Black, Maybelline Nguyen, Jay Robinson, Zaire Douglas, Kaleb Dill, Will Dunn, Destiny Lindsey, Lyndsay Nichols, Joshua Wilkes, Miranda Ghent, MarQuise Sanders, Andy Nguyen, Lamonica Sanders, Megan Rector, Brenae Hilton and Isaiah Graham.

Sunset Park

Students who were recently chosen as members of the Elementary Honors Choir are: Matthew Hale, Clay Crews, Ashlyn Wright and Kelci Roach.

Members of this year's Student Council are: Jade Eason, Ka'Patrick Chalk, Katherine McMullen, Jeffery Tedder, Rebekah Davis, Jerkevious Hall, TJ Hagins, Jaia Burris, Kaylen Barnes, Cierra Clyburn, Rylie Marks, Essence Alexander-Crocket, Bria McCullough, Chris Bouyer, Sam Campbell and Malika Sanders

York Road

Terrific Kid recognition will be 9 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria. Parents and family are invited.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Students of the week are: Breonna Foster, Lakeisha Dixon and Keishana Redmond.

Sports pictures will be made Tuesday. Participating students have received information envelopes. Money is due at the time pictures are made.

Castle Heights will host the York County Middle School Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament on Friday. The tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

Harold C. Johnson

Good Citizens for September are: sixth-graders Bobbie Jamison, Justin Brakefield, Hannah Barnwell, Patrick Newberry, Shawna Hughes, Toneeya Sanders, Mary Goss, Megan Davenport, Solee Stafford, Adrianna Ferguson, Hamilton McGarity, Brittany Thomas, Kayla Davis, Anjel Perez, Meme Brock and Lee Hunt.

Rawlinson Road

Tutoring sessions for language arts, social studies, math and science are Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Spanish tutoring sessions are Wednesday mornings from 7:45 to 8:15. Homework help is offered Tuesday through Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

Sixth-grader Caitlin Lovett is a finalist in the World Piano Pedagogy Most Wanted International Piano Competition. She will perform in Las Vegas on Nov. 4 and 5. Lovett has previously performed at the South Carolina Piano Festival and has received ratings that earned her a television performance on PBS.

Students who recently received a Raider Referral and will have a celebration at the end of the nine weeks are: Nijiera Thompson, Dalton Privette, Corey Mikels, Malik Freeman, Tamara Hagins, Zoeanne Jarells, Ryan Hardee and Jasmine Hinton.

Students of the week are: Bridgett Vencill, Zachary Miller, Austin Hensley and Vierra Culp.

Students who earned a chair or alternate seat in the Region One Honors Orchestra are: Josephine Moe, Katie Phillips, Faith Walters, Joe Andrews, Patrick Barton, Jamie Benfield, Hayley Dremon, Manal Hossain, Kierra Stanley and Preston Stegall.

Sullivan

Students of the week are: Hayley Potter, Julia McClary, Lakwasa Heath, Briston Gordan, Victoria Le, Lijah Rigby, Tyrone Brown, Keion King, Taylor Hadley, Parker Joiner, Jawaun King, Bri'Onna Martin and Jenny Carrera.

Josie Moe recently became a member of the Junior Region All State Orchestra.

Parents are invited to help with the student career fair on Nov. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Parents willing to share information and talk with students about their jobs should call Ms. Clark at 981-1458.

Alexis Roblero, Desiray Spahn and Justin Leonard each named three Middle Eastern countries and won Falcons Know the World for last week.

After-school tennis lessons will begin Wednesday for girls and Thursday for boys on the tennis courts beside the school from 4 to 5 p.m. Lessons are open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

JUNIOR HIGH

York

Chorus members who were recently selected for the Fall Honor Choir are: Heather Moody, Kate Shirley, Tabitha Smith and Sarah Webb. YCHS members include Jessica Blackwell, Libby Caldwell, Heather Douglas, Breanna Hancock, Sara Jackson, Kevin McCormick, Jessica Hannah, Hannah Pence, April Sanders, Hayley Senter, Jennifer Shelton, Chris Suggs, Revelyn Venegas, Robby Wilson and Brittany Wylie. They joined students from across the state Saturday to perform a concert in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop.

HIGH

Applied Technology Center

The third annual College Night and Financial Aid Workshop will be held Thursday. ATC students and their parents can visit with representatives from more than 25 colleges, universities, technical colleges, specialty schools and the military. College Night will run from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. and the financial aid workshop will be held afterward. For more information, call counselor Paula Hobbs at 981-1199.

Home school

Luke Andersen, son of Martha and Brian Andersen, and Collin Smith, son of Charles and Heather Smith, have recently been named National Merit Semifinalists. To be awarded semifinalists, students must score higher than the top 1 percent of all 11th-graders in the country taking the PSAT that year. The two homeschooled students will continue in the competition as candidates for National Merit Finalists, which will be announced in May. The 53rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program will award more than $34 million to finalists from across the country.

Northwestern

Katie Dobrowski and Philipp Summers were recently named as National Merit Commended Students for 2008. They are among the top 50,000 scorers from more than 1 million students who took the PSAT in 2006, placing among the top 5 percent.

PRIVATE

St. Anne Catholic

Middle school students will participate in the Rock Hill Crop Walk on Oct. 21. They have helped to teach elementary students about hunger and poverty. They'll accept donations until Thursday. Checks can be made out to CROP and brought to the school office.

First-grader Isabella Garcia won the Fire Safety coloring contest, and fifth-grader Sarah Eddy won the essay contest.

Teachers will be serving at the McDonald's on Cherry Road near I-77 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

COLLEGES

Winthrop

Prospective high school juniors and seniors are invited to attend Destination Winthrop Preview Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 323-2191 or register online at winthrop.edu/admissions.

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