Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

Belleview

Terrific Kids for October were: kindergarten: Cameron Cherry, Carson Steele, Elijah Fisher and Samantha Huskey; first grade: Kaylee Byars, D'Asha Robinson, Joshua Barnes, Isaiah Barnes and Tamara White; second grade: Zachery Reyes, Blake Amerson, Kayla Bumgarner and Spencer Simon; third grade: Tyson Murray, Noah Harmon, Brandon Brock, Jazz Gentry, Taylor Moss and Jack Davis; fourth grade: Marquarius Brice, Madeline Gregory, Erica Funderburke, Dylon Moreno and Bradley Catoe; fifth grade: Braxton Miller, Melique Flake-Orr, Bryan Crosby, So'Darius Clark and Laurel McCullough.

Ebenezer Avenue

The total number of canned food collected by the school was 970.

Kate Skate Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ebinport

Winners of the Best Dressed Turkey Contest were: Third place: Carlie Buchanan; second place: Hailey Bishop; and first place: Macey Stricker.

Terrific Kids for October were: Kya Stalk, Samantha Munn, Anna Ashley and Haley Bishop, kindergarten; Katlynn Motz, Kaytlin Shaver, Darrell Jones and Rebecca Gibbons, first grade; Leon Colbert, Julia Breitkreutz, Meg Templeton and Matthew Scharf, second grade; Jonathan Muhammad, Dayne Tanis, Brianna Lovette and Ny'Asia McMillan, third grade; Alexcia Bradley, Madeline Nichols and Helen Nguyen, fourth grade; KenNe' Lyons, Colte Templeton, Austin Clinton and Gill Floyd, fifth grade; Da'Quentin Edwards, self-contained.

PTO Parents' Night Out will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Pizza, popcorn and a movie will be provided. The cost is $10 for one child, $16 for two children and $20 for three children. Reservations must be made by Wednesday.

The Vendor Fair & Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Booths rent for $20 each and include one 8-foot table and one complimentary breakfast. For more information, call 981-1550 or 327-2269.

PTO memberships are now available at $5 per person. Enrollment forms are available in the school office.

Hickory Grove/Sharon

Family Movie Night will be Thursday at 6 p.m.

Students of the Week are: Justin Williams, Trey Gainey, Jackson Montgomery, Logan Catoe, Morgan Rucker, AJ Brooks, Dillon Walker, Avery Cook, Kelly McAbee, Jordan Howe, Michaela Christoffer, Michael Blackwood, Will Faulkner, Katura Scherer, Mindy Alexander, Will Dover, Tatyana Mackey, Gabe Blakely, Tyrone Nichols, Alex Lowery, Eddie Mitchell and Kayla Davis (week of Nov. 16); Waylon Cales, Ta'Mya Sanders, Ashley Yang, Abby Bond, Sarah Spencer, Zeb Comer, Claudia Comer, Storm Teal, Hunter Sexton, Sara Blakely, Hayley Patterson, Brittany Jenkins, Hunter Grayson, Jimmy Walker, Talon Turner, Heather Reinhardt, Dylon Mason, Alexus Sipsis, Aryn Cecil, Jake Bridges, John Stewart, Josh Hefner and Lauren Weipert (week of Nov. 9); Terry Brown, Hanna Ballard, Allen Burns, Harley Woods, Shelby Spencer, Jazmin Jenerette, Shane Patterson, Thomas Lowery, Storm Brooks, Stevon Good, Drew Dover, Brandon Valentine, Tara Passmore, Kendahl Andrews, Grayson Lee, Michael McAbee, Ivey McKnight, Sarah Comer, Joseph Lewis, Jasmine Wright, Dominique Riley, Haylee Jones and Brittany Porter (week of Nov. 2).

Independence

Tuesday is Sagebrush Night. A percentage of sales will be donated back to the school for parent participation.

Terrific Kids for October were: Jacob Crowder, Claudio Ortiz-Quiroz, Moises Hernandez and Adam Thompson, kindergarten; Mea Smith, Caitlin Brady, Carron Venables, Lauren Wheeler and Sara Tardif, first grade; Nicholas Massey, Shyaire Sanders, Alexcia Knapp, Melvin "Trey" Crawford and Elvis Sorcia, second grade; Ryan Kaoud, Emily Dinh, Claire Pharr and Kamryn Culp, third grade; Austin Nellums, Triston Wheeler, Brianna McGee and Jah'lisha Thompson, fourth grade; Caleb Puckett, Reggie Brown, Amron Craig and Leslie Ortiz, fifth grade; Jordan Stilwell, resource.

Jefferson

The PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Math and Science Fair will be held Thursday and Friday.

JAMS (Just a Marvelous Student) for October were: Necole Lucas, Gary Good, Michael Long, Donasia Thompson, Camryn Lytle, Harley Rawson, Kassidy Dantzler, Jacob Gregory, Devin Jenkins, Zachary Patterson, Nate Carmon, Miriam Driggers, Cassidy Reinhardt, Tori Rawlinson, Joy Singleton, Brandy Pack, Jared McCrone, Mikey Boone, Raine Robinson, Michelle Long, Tyreak Thompson, Alyssa Kelley, Shelby Smith, Nick Arnold, Artasha Meeks and Alexis Phillips.

Northside

Northside Night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the McDonald's at Manchester Village.

Terrific Kids for November will be recognized at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

Oakdale

The SPICE Club collected 227 canned goods and nonperishables for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving food drive. The club also will perform at "Deck the Hall" at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. All parents and friends are invited to come out and enjoy the kick-off for Christmasville in downtown Rock Hill.

The PTO will host a holiday celebration and craft show on Dec. 8. Volunteers and vendors are needed. For more information, contact the PTO at oakdalepto1@ yahoo.com or 981-1585.

All families are asked to donate items for the themed basket raffle. Themes are: family fun items (kindergarten), gardening items (first grade), bath and beauty items (second grade), sports items (third grade), Transformers and Spider-Man items (fourth grade) and "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical" items (fifth grade).

Rosewood

Students who met their Accelerated Reader goals for the first nine weeks are: Michaela Maloney, first grade; Kennedy Henderson, Reece Jones, Ayana Meeks, Rebekah Murphy, Kyle Tolbert, Malik Wherry, Carson Gamble, Michelle Albaran, Nicholas Curry, Colin Farris and Taylor Green, second grade; Colton Clyburn, Morgan Curry, Kelsey Hudson, Nya Williams, Angela Flowers, Jordyn Hickel, Andrew Hurst, Aaron Morris, Jacqueline Ouellette, Faith Outen, Emma Smith, Nicholas Sterling and Andy Elder, third grade; Pedro Mejia, Jessica Garnett, My Nguyen, Kayla Tolbert, Elizabeth Conley, Aimee Lewis and Malcolm Simms, fourth grade; BJ Bryson, Ryan Noblett, William Blanton-Young, Kelli Boone, Zachary Bopp, Lesley Patterson, Juliana Coniglio, DJ Hughes, Braeden Wood, Orlando Brown, Aaron Lee, Jordan Mabry, Nyteria Means and Press Nietering, fifth grade.

York Road

Terrific Kid Recognition will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria. All parents and grandparents are invited to attend.

The Chick-fil-A Character Star Lunch also will be Friday.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Students of the week are: Billy Hopkins, Amy Chandler, Taryn Thompson, Cassie Palone and Quayneshia Clark.

The winner of the school poetry contest for career development month was Kristen Tucker. She will receive two tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers game. Runners-up were Taylor Breeland and Caroline Matthews. These winning entries will be submitted to the districtwide contest.

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

Rawlinson Road

Family Night is from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Si's Pizzeria.

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

Homework Help is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Mrs. Ernandez and from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Thursday and Friday mornings with Mrs. Keith.

Sullivan

Students of the week are: Austin Bradford, Cynthia Maree, Janelle Robinson and Katie Ledford, eighth grade; and Alicia Sanchez, Shawn Sterling, Sylvia Dye and Andrea Quispe, sixth grade.

Kathryn Nicole Bernard was recently honored in the 2006-2007 edition of "Who's Who Among Outstanding Middle School Students."

The Salvation Army canned food drive ends this week. Last week's Falcon Time winners were Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Hauss and Ms. Morgan. Each of these classes turned in more than 100 cans. More than 2,000 cans have been donated. The goal is 4,000 cans.

HIGH

Northwestern

The Northwestern High School Choral department will present its winter concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the auditorium. Elizabeth Mixon will direct the 2007 state champion Troubadours and the new, all-female ensemble, Una Voce. Meredith Cornwell Nutter directs Singers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Student ticket prices are $5 on Thursday only and $8 regular admission. For ticket information, call 981-1226.

Troubadours who will represent Northwestern in the 2007-2008 South Carolina All-State Chorus are: Elizabeth Adickes, De'Erica Barber, Cathryn Barnette, Shantes Baxter, Page Benning, Tierney Breedlove, Phylicia Burley, Anthony Curry, Tiera Grissom, Lisa Henry, Katie Lowery, Brigid McCarthy, Julianne Orr, Rebekah Platt, Ebony Potts, Latavia Smith, Hillary Tindall, Jessica Turek, Hannah Welton and Wren Woods.

Rock Hill

Senior Chelsea Gantt recently was nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. The High School Heisman recognizes two national winners for academics, athletics and community involvement with a $10,000 award. Gantt made it to the state level.

South Pointe

Choral students who were selected for All State are: Wayne Leiwald, Zach Henderson, Brittany Brown, Hannah Reynolds,Neely Leslie, Sarah Boyd, Julisa Dantzler and Morgan Hamilton.

Hamilton also was selected as the No. 1 second soprano in the state.

PRIVATE

St. Anne

Students collected more than $180 for the St. Anne Church St. Vincent de Paul Society last week when they donated money to wear Clemson and USC team jerseys.

Spirit Night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chick-fil-A on Cherry Road. A portion of the evening's sales will be donated back to the school.

Westminster Catawba

The National Honor Society and Beta Club Induction Ceremony will be at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday in the Catawba gym.

Tuesday will be a dress-up day for all seventh- through 12th-grade students.

Fall Athletic Awards will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Catawba gym.

Those who ordered poinsettias should pick them up from the Catawba Campus on Thursday or Friday.

COLLEGE

West Point

Cadet Dustin Matthew Yates, a 2007 graduate of Fort Mill High School, took part in the annual Plebe-Parent Weekend at the U.S. Military Academy last month.

Yates, one of more than 1,000 plebes (freshmen) at West Point, plans to graduate in 2011 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Parents Larry and Melanie Yates of Fort Mill visited for the event.

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