Wednesday will be a late start day for all Rock Hill schools. Students will come to school two hours later than the normal start time.
November PrinciPals are Tommy Nanthavongsa, Michael Sherrill, Cyeria Dixon, Emilie Neelands, Aric Naphoxay, Garrett Miller, Caleb Robinson, Will Mullis, Cameron McCarter and Autumne' Brown.
Students who have met their first Accelerated Reader goal this year are: Christian Couch, Joseph Faulkenberry, Peter Gaither, Judson Wyble, Payne Price, Cole Price, Jack Collins, Jabreon Byers, Whitney Maness, Christopher Chamberlin, Hart Dill, Hunter Gulledge, Hunter Hinson, Jessie Stover, Juliet Leach, Lanie Jo Knight, Malaya Massey, Sidney Johnson, Skye Wright, Terrence Ponder, Madison Broome, Maria Davis, Arial Farrell, Lauren Forrest, Rebekah Gastellum, Aytisia Hairston, Jalilah Oliver, Austin Parker, Patrick Stevens, Cameron Tuck and William Lewis.
The Terrific Kids Program will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. All parents of Terrific Kids are invited to attend.
The fifth-grade musical performance "A Time to Give Thanks" will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.
Grandparents are invited to attend Thanksgiving lunch with their grandchildren Thursday.
Sonic Night is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A percentage of sales will help the school.
The PTO board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today. A general PTO meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Parents are invited.
There will be a Thanksgiving lunch Thursday. Parents and grandparents are invited to attend.
Thursday is Ebinport Food Night at Supper Sensations.
A PTO meeting will be 12:30 p.m Thursday. Parents are invited to attend.
Yearbook sales begin Tuesday.
Families are invited to attend Kate's Skating Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
Cognitive Aptitude Testing will continue for second-graders Tuesday.
Students nominated for Acts of Kindness in October were: Halei Akins, Hunter Akins, Kavyn Allison, Arianna Augello, Colby Ballard, Alex Bass, Devon Boling, Quan Burris, Ta Burris, Emmah Burroughs, Claudia Carroll, Jackson Carter, Maggi Cartwright, Katrina Casper, Angelica Castro, Jessie Childers, Adam Christenbury, Keith Collins, Cody Cook, Luke Cook, Samantha Cothern, Alex Courtwright, Leslie Curry, Chase Curtis, Matthew DeLanghe, Caleigh Dover, Jackson Estabrook, Isacc Everetts, Tricia Jo Faulhaber, John Mark Flanagan, Lainey Galicia, Karen Goble, Stephanie Goble, Kristin Greene, Hunter Griffin, Tyler Hamm, Hunter Harvell, Hunter Hastings, Jesse Helms, Graham Hennessey, Michael Horton, Caty Jackson, Matt Jackson, T'Avion Jones, Carl Lamberson, Amber Lipscomb, Sydney Lloyd, John Lowry Pressly, Stewart McCall, Seth Moore, Dominic Morgan, John Lauson Myers, Lilly Myers, Tylen Nguyen, Isaac Parker, Ava Philbeck, Chase Premo, Christopher Rainey, Kaitlyn Rose, Tori Rose, Tyler Satterlee, Cobly Shepard, Samantha Slover, Sophia Sprouse, Kendall Stinnett, Adam Taylor, Sydnee Taylor, Barry Thornburg, Alyssa Watkins, Johney Westberry, Joulon Willis, Kianna Wilson, Alexander Wise, Luke Youngblood and Alec Yukob. These students were observed displaying acts of kindness and demonstrating good character traits last month.
Hood's Heroes for September were: Skyler Baucom, Anthony Banchi, Destiny Love, Grace Stroud, Adam Bachmann, Jayden Sweetenburg, Aliyah Reedy, Sherry Judd, Hailey Hutcherson, Gracen Cudd, Bailey Tumblin, Shawn Copley, Mae Baltz, Camyrn Whitesides, Caleb Oltmanns, Abby Meyer, Payton Lane, Carson Wynn, Tykeria Wright, Nathaniel Keough, Jakeem Davie, Destinee Morrison, Madison Kuczler, Jenna Bishop, Morgan Christie, Anayeli Castro, Lakeirra Steele, Jackalyn Perez Martinex, Tori Sumner, Dustin McNeely, Andrea Porter, Fadiana Mendoza, Tia Morman, Rebecca Sakach, Miranda Coleman, Chris Sparks, Cliftavis Guinn, Megan Burley, Tybreesha Baxter, Dienikque Brown, Darnell Cabbagestalk, Kirsta Needham and Logan Carter. To be a Hood's Hero, students must show the characteristics that represent Husky Pride, including academic success, great behavior, hard work, respect and improvement in academics, behavior and social skills.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to kindergarden, second- and fourth-grade students Thursday. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. Cost is $3.
K5 will present a Thanksgiving play to parents in the cafeteria at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Boxtops for Education will be collected from third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Thursday.
Students who received the first Exemplary Behavior Award for the first nine weeks are: Austin Dennis, Mia Smith, Dominique McCoy, Makayle Jackson, Haley Code and Kelsey Barnes. This award is presented to students who have excellent behavior in each of their classes. Each of these students received a movie pass donated by Manchester Theater.
Spirit Night will be at McAlister's Deli on Tuesday at the Herlong location.
A Thanksgiving lunch will be served Thursday in the cafeteria.
Parents of kindergarten, second- and fourth-graders are invited to Thanksgiving dinner with their children Thursday during regular lunch times.
Terrific Kids for October are: Benton Eavenson, Jordan Whitaker, Hanah Berberich, Alex English, Preston Andrews, Alexis Erby, Kyndall Cureton, Josh Zajac, Zamarri Carter, Sarah Ochoa, Arianna Perez, Tyffany Chandler, Xiorondei Roddey, Landon Hoffman, Jordan Locke, John Whitaker, Mallory Claire Tedder, Alex Melton, Bradley Davidson, Madison Waldrop, Matthew Timmons, Reilly Shillinglaw, Molly Melton, Kayla Davis, Emily Smith and Ashley Sturgis.
A PTA board meeting will be Thursday.
The book fair will be in the media center all week. Parents may shop with their children until 6 p.m.
The Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for the Salvation Army this week.
The SIC will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, and the PTO will meet at 5:30 p.m. PTO fundraiser items should be picked up Monday between 2 and 6 p.m.
Babygarten class for birth through age 2 will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday. There will be a support meeting for single parents at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Northside Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arby's on Cherry Road.
Parents are invited to the Thanksgiving lunch during their child's lunchtime Friday.
Terrific Kids for October were: Bailey Helms, Logan Hilton, Alaysha Fewell, Ashley Robinson, Kensheia Monroe, Shaniyah Glover, Samuel Fenner, Daniel Vance, Patience Brown, Will Catoe, Morgan Mains, Landry Parrish, Zamir Moffatt, Sara Lesslie, Adam Nguyen, Garrett Haun, Anna Lucas, Sean Rikard, Jacob Williams, Demetria Hunt, Ronnie Duncan, William Vance, Cameron Davis, Justin Ratterree, Ammon Strong, Jaylen Johnson-Sinkler and Diamond Lovell.
The PTO will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.
Box Tops and Tyson labels are due Tuesday.
Terrific Kids for September and October were: kindergarteners Jordan Barnes, Hugo Cervantes Martinez, Seth Moore, Jada Wilmore, Kristen Burkeen, Chloe Peoples and Max Poole; first-graders Kaley Hebebrand, Andy McGee, Brianna Morrison, Kyle Perdue, Gracie Viands and Courtney Shipman; second-graders Shelby Accor, Daniela Cervantes Martinez, Shawn Faile, Elle Gilleland, Melanie Griffin and Zackary Kramer; third-graders Ameral Barber, Carley Daniels, Mason Jones and Tiffany Peoples; fourth-graders Manny Falcon, Diana Guevara-Romero, Claire Holliday and Monique Dixon and fifth-grader Sherae Allen.
Chick-fil-A Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cherry Road location.
First-graders will perform a Thanksgiving musical at 9 and 9:45 a.m. Thursday.
Fourth-grade students will be participating in swim lessons at the Rock Hill Aquatic Center on Nov. 13, 15, 26, 28 and 30. Signed permission forms are due this week. Students will need a swimsuit and a towel. No cut-offs or T-shirts are allowed in the pool.
Second-grade winners of the Halloween Safety contest, sponsored by the American Legion, are Johanna Holland, Mya Steele and Shakiah McCrorey, first place; Peyton Morrison, Zaniyah Blake and Olivia Hale, second place; and Jopasea Miller, Shyheim Sanders and Kaylee Small, third place.
Volunteers interested in becoming involved with a math club for fifth-grade boys should contact Bridgette Butler at 981-1261. The goal of the club is to provide assistance for young male students with math homework and to interact with other males outside the normal classroom setting. Meeting hours are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Box Tops for Education should be turned in this week in a bag with the student's name on the front. The class that collects the most box tops will win a pizza party.
There will be a PTA board meeting at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Thanksgiving lunch will be Friday. Parents and grandparents are invited to come enjoy lunch with their children.
Students of the week are: Chelsey Adams, John Vang, Derek Holder, Stephanie Johnson, Javier Clark and Kaitlyn Patterson.
Castle Heights will host the South Carolina Middle School Association Regional Conference from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Sixth-graders are having an indoor yard sale on from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Sellers can rent a table for $15 and keep all profits. All money goes to help with the sixth-grade field trip. For more information, contact Ms. Hucks at 981-1400.
The PTO is sponsoring a free parenting seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday. The topic is "Creating the Blueprint for Becoming the Family You Really Want to Be," hosted by Glenn Smith.
The Athletic Booster Club is accepting ads and personal greetings for its winter sports program until Wednesday. For details, contact Shannon Munn at email@example.com or by phone at 547-5553.
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Cool Cougars for this week are: Brandi Bolin, Skylar Sims, Elena DeStafano, Amber Gregory, Kennedy McGovern and Jennifer Howe.
Sixth-grader Christian Acker was selected to join more than 150 scholars from around the country to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this week. He will participate in several team building exercises to expand his leadership skills.
All home bases are collecting canned goods for the community and working on shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child that will include items such as small toys, hygiene products and school supplies.
Dates for the Outer Banks trip have been changed due to road closings. Seventh-graders going on the Outer Banks trip will leave March 25 and return March 28. The second payment for the trip is due Thursday.
Bojangles Night is from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Jersey Mike's Night is Thursday at the Cherry Road location.
Team 6-2 Student of the Week is Jazmyn Dye. Team 6-3 students of the week are Thomas Cunningham, Margaret Costello and Jordan Leach.
Chris Jones and Tyler Gibson recently received a Raider Referral and will have a celebration at the end of the nine weeks.
Tutoring in language arts, social studies, math and science is held from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays with Mrs. Hudak and Mrs. Pertuset, and from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ms. Vaden and Mrs Turek. Spanish tutoring is available from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays with Mrs. Roman.
Homework Help is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Mrs. Ernandez, and from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays with Mrs. Keith.
Sixth-grade Star Students are: Michael Ervin, Hannah Jackson, Zach Costner, Victoria Burdette and Pierce Adkins.
Students of the week are: eighth-graders James Sheedy, Tony Perez, Diego Ottati, Meilis White and Sh'Kayla Roddey; seventh-graders William Robbins, Andrea Escandon and Caroline Bell; sixth-graders Kyle Jordan, Shanterria Tyler, Andrew Martinez and Karina Rojas.
Teerica Robinson, Jenssy Elvir and Elijah Judd knew the answer to last week's Falcons Know the World question, "Which European country was our ally in the Revolutionary War?" The answer was France.
There will be a PTO board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The Football Awards Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. Cost is $5 at the door.
Friday is the third turn-in day for the Salvation Army canned food drive. Mrs. Carnahan's eighth-grade Falcon Time was the first weekly winner.
Team Taz will put together Christmas boxes for underprivileged children. The shoe boxes will be sent to various parts of the world. Monetary donations are accepted, and buckets will be placed in various locations throughout the school for items in new condition, including small toys, hygiene products, school supplies, hard candy and clothing.
Three-week interims will be sent home Thursday.
Students of the month for September and October were: Allen Adkins, Briearra Neely, Reece Steele, Shawynn Thomas and Zach Thomas.
The annual canned food drive to benefit Pilgrim's Inn will continue through Dec. 13. The goal is 1,300 canned goods.
The next Business Attire Event will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 18.
The Academic Booster Association will meet in the media center at 6 p.m. Monday.
FCA will meet at 7:44 a.m. Friday in the auxiliary gym.
Makeup pictures will be taken Monday.
PTF is selling oranges, tangerines and grapefruit by the pound this month. Fruit will be ready to pick up Dec. 11 through 14 at the school. For more information, call 366-3121.
The book fair will be held Nov. 19 through 21.
Grandparents Day is Nov. 21.
Volunteers are needed for the Small World Gift Shop. For details, call the school office.
There will be an Indian Club meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the media center.
The book fair will be on both campuses Monday through Friday.
The senior class will take poinsettia orders until Nov. 20 and deliver them on Nov. 29 and 30. The cost is $12.
Yearbooks are still on sale and may be purchased online at Wccs.org.
The PTF cookie dough fundraiser will be Nov. 5 through 19 at the Westminster campus.
The Fine Arts Department will present the Madrigal Feaste at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at the Catawba campus cafeteria.
Tenth-grader Briana Horne received October's Student of the Month award from the Chester Rotary Club.
Outstanding Students for the first quarter are: Brice Landstreet, Ariel Erickson, Victoria Klovstad, Jonathan Grant, Cody Teal, Katie Oliver, Samantha Del Pozo, Simeon Greene, MaKenzie Hilaman, Kelsey Harbin, Will Sadler, Grace Wentworth, Preston Foster, Carly Setzer, Jordan McGill, Katie Varnadore, Justin Scott, Maddy Young, Mason Rudolph, Miah Bundy, Tripp Nichols, Julia Bagley, Courtney Petitgout and Bailey Oedewaldt.
Emily Caveny of Rock Hill has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership and Honors Organization at Clemson University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.
The York County Library now offers Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service that connects students in fourth grade through college introductory level to expert tutors in science, math, social studies and English. Spanish-speaking tutors offer help in math and science from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
This free service is available from computers in all York County Libraries from 4 p.m. until closing each day. Live Homework Help is offered from 4 to 11 p.m. daily from computers outside the library with Internet access.