Friday is a student holiday and teacher in-service day for schools in the Rock Hill and York school districts.

Area schools are participating in Red Ribbon Week. Contact your student's school to find out the week's events.



The annual cookie dough sale began last Thursday and will continue through Nov. 1. This is the final fundraiser Belleview PTO has scheduled, and the money raised will fund all of the projects for the year.

The fall festival will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. All students and their families are invited for games, food and crafts.

Fall festival planning sessions will be this Monday and Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.

Castle Heights

Yearbooks are being sold this week for $30. Students may have their names printed on the cover for an extra $5.

A school dance will be held from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. During the dance, there will be a "Parents Only Session" workshop from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The topic will be "Talking With Your Child About Substance Abuse."

Knights of the Castle will have an all-male lock-in for sixth graders beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and ending at noon Saturday.

Cotton Belt

Parent conferences will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

Fundraiser items can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Students of the week are: Mason Kiser, Eion Kiser, Maddie Perry, Magda Mendoza, Reece Carpenter, Devlin Freeman, Felicia Brown, Aaron Johnson, Jordan Dodge, Paris Adams, Zoey Murray, Keyon Burkins, Kendall Dover, Emma Patterson, Rush Johnston, Yoshavele Perez, Paige Jones, Natalee Graham, Ja'Ron Williams, Tyler Hamrick, Kyla Douglas, Rachel Manera, Zach Pettus, Kaierra Burris, Ina Hope, Anthony Ivey, Nyasia Gill, Heather Bomar, Doneisha Strong, Maddie Colvin, Joseph Neelands, Stephanie Lingerfelt, Kaitlyn Felski, Armand Pendergrass and Mai Zoua Yang.


The Fall carnival is 11 2 p.m. Saturday.

Students who have their art work on display through Oct. 29 at the Center for the Arts are: Grant Blasingame, Jasmine Roberts, Zach Jordan, Lexis Spears, Ellen Kettlewell, Sydney Hartzog, Spencer Bala, Emily Greer, Paige Goodwin, Benjamin Vastag, Reagan Thomas, Meg Templeton, Hayden Rose and Hannah Parker.

Brick pavers are being sold for $25 to honor or remember someone. They will be placed around the flagpole for a memory walk.

Fifth-grader Crystal Rollins won the fire safety essay contest.

Picture orders are due Oct. 29.

Finley Road

Students with October birthdays may celebrate at Thursday's birthday table. Families are invited to join their students for lunch.

September's Terrific Kids were: Maggie Kennedy, Dylan Olney, Toree McCrorey, Alan Cheeramvelil, Chance McNeill, Jonathan Lee, Iziah Wright, Danielle Smith, Katelyn Spell, Hollie Duncan, Casey Douglas, Will Elliott, Katelyn Helms, Zack Ayer, Mariah Vinson, Chloe Armstrong, William Binkley, Samuel Gomez, Nathan Myers, Diamond Douglas, Ashli Siggins, Sara Pierce, Demontre Buckson, Catherine Vargas, Emme Yearwood, Myles White, Kerry Spirkowyc and Kathleen Farris.

Hickory Grove/Sharon

Students of the Week are: Kelsey Ott, Chloe Johnson, Brianna Inman, Joanna Howell, Cobly Clayton, Mac Adams, Michael Jenkins, Chloe Christoffer, Derick Sapough, Logon Horton, Noah Ramsey, Mike Cartwright, Austin Edington, Stephanie Martin, Katura Scherer, Crystal Bolt, Makoya Jones, Cindy Robbins, Victoria Pursley, Mitchell Trotter, J.B. Howell, C.J. Knight-Waldorf and Will Smarr.

Parent-teacher conferences will be Thursday and Friday.

Hunter Street

Parent conferences will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.


The book fair will be Monday through Thursday in the media center. Parents may shop until 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday is Sagebrush Night. A percentage of earnings will be donated to the school.

A health fair will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria and bus lot. Flu shots will be available for $25 per shot. There also will be a spaghetti supper.

Students are still collecting Boxtops for Education.

India Hook

Students may bring in canned goods Thursday to be donated to a local agency.

Supper Sensation Fundraiser Night is 7 p.m. Thursday.


Just a Marvelous Student (JAMS) for September were: Melanie Boan, Zyion Burris, Raelynn Hamilton, Olivia Voyles, Mary Claire Whitley, Tucker Adkins, Abby Good, Quin Howell, Alissa Williams, Michelle Dills, Andy Guo, Kaicee Thomasson, Julia Jones, Honesty Jeter, Cassidy Hershberger, Chase Sutherland, Mallori Faris, Caroline Whitesides, Gracie Arnold, Amber Deas, Leanna Moser, Jasmine McCoy, Zaria Cunningham, Zay'Quan Chisholm and Carley Thompson.


Fifth-grader Annabel Lee won the school's Fire Prevention Essay contest.


Student Council officers for 2007-2008 are President Steven Buss, Vice President Makayla Helms, Secretary Allysa Boulware and Treasurer Jenese Pendergrass. Appointed officers are historians and photographers Tyrone McCullough and KeUndra Winfield and public relations officers Madison McDougald and Tommy Copeland. Grade-level representatives are third-graders Jordan Knox, Timmy Quinton, Lyndsie Seigle, Emily Morton and Emily Streicher; fourth-graders Megan Bowers, Nyland Graham, Adora Brown and Makayla Helms; fifth-graders Justin Mowder, Madison Vinson, Steven Buss, Allysa Boulware, Jenese Pendergrass, Tyrone McCullough, KeUndra Winfield, Tommy Copeland, Adam Wagner and Madison McDougald.

School spirit bracelets and BoJangle's discount cards are available for $1 each at the school.

Mount Gallant

Math Fun Night will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The book fair also will be open for parents to come by.


The fall festival will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is invited. The event will include games, prizes, crafts, hot dogs and a bake sale. Costumes are welcome.

LeeQuan Johnson and Sara Craig have been selected to represent the fifth grade on the School Nutrition Council.

Parents planning to attend the trick-or-treat luncheon on Oct. 31 are reminded to RSVP by Thursday.

Old Pointe

Halloween Skate Night will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kate's Skating Center.

Yearbooks are on sale through Nov. 2. Soft-cover books are $18, and hard-cover books are $22. Order forms have been sent home with students.


All parents and students are invited to attend Let's Learn night at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Students will perform on stage, and supper will be served. Reading and math activities will be held in the classrooms for all students and parents.

October's Terrific Kids will be recognized at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

Northside Family Night at Arby's on Cherry Road is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Richmond Drive

Terrific Kids for October are: Chloe Peoples, Jordan Barnes, Jada Wilmore, Kristen Burkeen, Sadie Debrill, Minh Pham, Meg Emmons, Kevin Miller, Onaza Latif, Unique Johnson, Sheree Barnett, Michael Christopher, LaMarr Good, Areon Walls, Daniela Cervantes, Brendan White, Carley Daniels, River Thompson, Ceydi Salgado, Caleb Sadek, Derian Jennings, Harley Petke, Dondre' Moore, Manny Falcon, Dante Gaston, Taylor Fowler, Marquis Evans and Brittany Frazier.

The second annual Student Spotlight Supper Night will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and will include student work, a silent auction, games, a hay ride and food from Outback Steakhouse.


The 2007-2008 Safety Patrol squad members are: Shelby McClain, Sara Simpson, Katrice Patterson, Kelli Boone, Blake Raymes, DJ Hughes, Mercedes Cain, Justin Elder, Alex Raymes, Rachel Carrigan, Kristen Durham, Marah King, Madeline Helms, Michael Martin, Aleydis Tella, Braeden Wood, Juliana Conigco, Chris Durham and Jory Young.

Terrific Kids for September were: Aiyana Robinson, Mary Jane Myers, Kaitlyn Long, Kolin Hood, Tino Mataruka, Elizabeth Rhodes, Emmy James, Isabel Smith, Janiah Davis, Taylor Le, Jonah Steppe, Marita Riddle, Juan Mendoza, Sebastian Phipps, Amber Jacobson, Morgan Curry, Zikeria Shannon, Alexis Buck, Faith Outen, Xzavier Mills, Shelby Dampac, Abby Rhodes, Brianna Thamsson, Dante Redfern, Jessica Garnett, Daniel Molina, Jackleen Mullen, Misselly Mendoza, Christopher Dunham, Evan Cooper and Nytearia Means.

Rosewood car magnets and T-shirts are available. Car magnets are $3 each, and T-shirts are $8 for children and $12 for adults. Size XXL can be purchased for $14. Checks should be made payable to Rosewood Elementary, and order forms for T-shirts are available in the school office. For more information, call Cindy Knapp at 981-1540.

Sunset Park

A Title I parent coffee hour will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the media center. All parents are encouraged to attend for information about the Title I program. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments served.

The Terrific Kids program will be 9 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

The Children's School

Fourth-graders will be going to the Aquatic Center for swimming lessons on Thursday.

The fall festival will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome.

York Road

The fall fundraiser magic show will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria.

The Grandparents Day luncheon will be Thursday.

Terrific Kids for October are: Taylor Knox, Nicholas Lin, Ansley Rentz, Caroline Neal, Kaleigh Neal, John Fussell, Cameron Cassidy, Arena Duncan, Victoria Lollis, Ryker Dobson, Grace Huffmon, Jayden Kleparek, LeighAnn Faulkner, Samantha Howie, Blake Miller, Skyler Bouder, Patrick Vang, Madison Maree, Cor'Tianna White, Kaitlyn Lollis, Reid Williams, Bill Anderson, Scheele Esporo, Bryan Walter and Bobby Smith.

Members of the 2007-2008 TV crew for the second nine weeks are: Chandler Beard, Kirk Clayton, Palak Trivedi, Colby Muir, Melanie Grijalva, Alex Jennings, Cheyenne O'Brien, Mallory Baldwin, Lexie Payne, Kristen Curley, Landon Leaphart and Peyton Smith.


Harold C. Johnson

Sixth-grade Cool Cougars for the week are: George Hammerle, Adam Patterson, Riley Cina, Mattie Ballard, Logan Harris, Megan Kiser, Ke'Ante Mims, Tony Gould, Linda Woods, Kristie Farella-Bennett, Briana Matthews, Nikki Calamia, Dre' Davis, Kayla Davis, Amber Icard and Taylor Driggers.

Seventh-grade Good Citizens for September were: Erin Langford, Neily Adams, Jen White, Jesse Maturo, Breonia Williams, Alma Govea, Ricky Masters, Jesse Parkins, Karen Thao, Jesse White, Taylor Gordon, Christie Murray, Esli Delgado, Iesha Rijos, LaMar Adams, Chloe Doster, Christopher Lewis and Aaron Ford.

Rawlinson Road

Tutoring in language arts, social studies, math and science are 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday afteroons with Mrs. Hudak and Mrs. Pertuset and 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Mrs. Vaden and Mrs. Turek. Spanish tutoring is available from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays with Mrs. Roman.

Homework help is available Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Mrs. Ernandez and Thursday and Friday mornings with Mrs. Keith. Both sessions last from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

Students who received Raider Referrals and will have a celebration at the end of the nine weeks are: Kathy Koon, Sha'shay Alexander, Madi Rongholt, Hannah Donald, Brad Garland and Brayon McCoy.

The Student of the Week for team 6-2 is Alison Hurayt.

Seventh- and eighth-grade basketball tryouts begin on Oct. 29. A parent's permission slip and physical form filled out by a doctor are required to try out. Physicals must be dated April 1, 2007, or after. Forms may be picked up from one of the coaches or the main office. Girls' tryouts will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and boys' tryouts will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a mandatory study hall from 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Fall campus cleanup will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rawlinson Road. The event is a kickoff to a new program, "Raiders Making a Difference," aimed at students to become better connected to the school and community by completing 10 service learning and volunteer hours each.



HSAP testing will be all day Monday through Wednesday.

Troubadour rehearsal will be from 6:55 until 9 p.m. Monday.

All-State Chorus Prep rehearsal will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Drama rehearsals will be 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the auditorium.

Friday is homecoming. The pep rally will be from 2:20 until 3:40 p.m. and the dance will be 8 p.m., both in the F-Gym.


Lake Pointe

Parents are invited to a presentation Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the University Model School concept.

St. Anne

The St. Anne Math Team finished 11th of 44 middle school teams in the SCISA Math Competition in Orangeburg.

The middle school girls swim team placed fourth in the South Carolina Independent School Association State Championship Meet on Oct. 13. Taylor Barnes took first place in the state in the 100 free. Carley McAlister placed first in the 200 individual medley and second place in the 100 fly. This year's girls swim team members are: Taylor Barnes, Bridgette Grider, Carley McAlister, Morgann McCrosson, Natalie Meader, Kaylan Rodriguez, Alex Rodrigue, Kaytlan Sweetman and Lauren Wood.


Coastal Carolina

Cody D. Lee of Surfside Beach, formerly from York, recently graduated with honors from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He is the son of Donnie and Vickie Lee of Hands Mill Road in York and is a 2002 Clover High School graduate.


Parents are invited to attend Family Weekend on campus on Nov. 2 through 4. Family members can see a theatrical performance, attend a Beatles tribute concert, listen to faculty members lecture on their areas of expertise, hear a presentation from the university's president, set out on a historic tour and shop for local arts and crafts.

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