Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

Ebenezer Avenue

All parents are invited to the Terrific Kids program at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the cafeteria. Terrific Kids are: Cassie Velasco-Perez, PJ McPherson, Emma Velasco, Mei Rose Barnette, Sam Cecil, Redrique McQuiller, Trontavius Marks, Juliet Leach, Arielle Raveney, Kayla Stafford, Devarius McDonald, Matthew Coulson, Ryan Easley, Jabreon Byers, Joshua Washburn, Zahria Barber, Allison Reno and Dylan Jones.

Jersey Mike's Night will be Tuesday.

Ebinport

There will be a math workshop for parents only in the media center at 9 a.m. Thursday for learning fun and creative ways to help students with math at home. Muffins and coffee will be served. For more information, call 985-3017.

Breakfast With Santa, sponsored by the PTO, is from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Pancakes will be served and children can get their pictures taken with Santa. Early bird tickets cost $5, and tickets at the door will cost $6.

The PTO also will sponsor a Vendor Fair and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Booth rentals cost $20 each and include one 8-foot table and one complimentary breakfast. For more information, call 981-1550 or 327-2269.

The Kindergarten Christmas Show will be Dec. 18.

Finley Road

Parents of third-grade students are asked to review the curriculum map available on the school Web site to see what students will be learning after the holiday season.

The Junior Beta Club will sell Candy-Grams for Christmas. The Candy-Grams will cost 50 cents and will include a candy cane and a message. The sale will end Dec. 12.

Hickory Grove/Sharon

The Christmas music program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be a PTO meeting immediately following the program.

Independence

"Twas the Night Before Christmas" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday by the third-, fourth, and fifth-grade students in the Rock Hill High School Auditorium under the direction of Gwen Colter. Students should be at Rock Hill High School at 6:30 p.m. dressed in the appropriate outfit. For safety reasons, no child will be excused until after the program is over.

Boxtops for Education will be collected Thursday from kindergarten through second grades.

Terrific Kids for November will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria. All parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend.

November's Terrific Kids are: Shatonna Crockett, Chandler Ramsey, Fallyn Faile and Aliyah Lanier, kindergarten; Mollie Clinton, Paiton Funderburk, Michaela Bell, Lexsi Jaeck and Ra'Shad Banks, first grade; Josiah Nellums, Kaylee Wright, Tucker Wolfe, Hannah Trimnal and Lauren Philbeck, second grade; Rebecca Hobbs, Sarah Hooper, Seth Lefler and Hailey Paolone, third grade; Jordan Vollman, Taylor McCarthy, Dakota Diaz-Trent and Keith Polston, fourth grade; Tori McDowell, Olivia Sharp, Erin Bolin and Christian White, fifth grade; Amberlee Hand, resource.

Lewisville

The School Improvement Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Winter Concert is 7 p.m. Thursday in the theater.

Northside

The winter strings concert, directed by Amanda Ghent, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.

The PTO board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Northside Night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Arby's on Cherry Road. The school will receive money from the event.

Oakdale

The PTO will host a holiday celebration and craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be family activities, a craft and vendor display, holiday karaoke, cake and cookie walks, hot dog lunch, bake sale, holiday movie and pictures with Santa. The community is invited.

Richmond Drive

Title One Math Night is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Media Center. Friends and family are invited to come and find out how to help children improve their math skills. Child care will be provided. Pizza also will be served upon RSVP.

Girls on the Run and the School Health Committee are collecting household items and slightly-worn prom dresses for a sale in late January to raise money for a school track.

Girls on the Run also will participate in the Jingle Bell 5K Course at Knights Stadium on Sunday. The race will begin at 2 p.m.

Sunset Park

The winter concert will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Saluda Trail Middle School. Second- and third-grade students in the program should wear blue jeans and a white collared button-down shirt with a red bandanna tied around their necks. Students need to arrive at Saluda Trail at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ms. Cooke at 981-1260.

Terrific Kids for November were: Emily Watson, Makayla Miller, Ja'Don Crawley, Johanna Holland, Mya Steele, Kaylee Small, Justin McAteer, Jonari Ward, Muhsin Love, Malik McCleod, Iyahna Crockett, Jeremy Simpson, Evan Van Pelt, Armani Hill, Tia Jackson, Jaquin McCoy, Katie Sanders and Heather Lewis.

Makeup pictures will be taken from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Movie Night, a fundraiser for the PTO, is 5:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $8 per student and includes the movie "Ratatouille," a hot dog dinner, popcorn and drinks. Pick up is at 8 p.m.

Students who recently achieved their Accelerated Reader goals are: Jazmin Ayers, Macie Boyd, Rachael Brechbiel. Sharquise Bright, Dylan Catoe, Ka'Patrick Chalk, Grace Cooper, Kyle Dills, Jade Eason, Malika Hagins, Matthew Hale, Nicholas Hale, Armani Hill, Dominique Knox, Shifeek McCullough, Aubriana McCrorey, Victor Mohaugen, Jordan Pate, Katherine Sanders, Nathan Stradford, Mya Steele, Trey Thatcher, Clifterious Thompson, Candice Torbit and Ashlyn Wright.

The Bedford Falls Book Fair will be Dec. 10 through 14. The fair will be open during school hours and until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

York Road

The holiday chorus program will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. A PTA general meeting will be at 6 p.m.

York Road is collecting toys to donate to Toys For Happiness. Unwrapped toys should be dropped off by Friday to the front office. Toys should be age-appropriate for a child ages newborn to 14 years old.

Terrific Kids for November were: Jaderion Eady, Carson Gaynor, Andrew Gilliland and Meleigha Morris, kindergarten; Jake Wilson, Derron King, Kara Clark and Aryana Pearson, first grade; Ajay Hassani, Hannah Huffmon and Ransome Smith, second grade; Amanda Gillman, Tyrei Moore, Kyrsten Sheffield, Kashiya Massey and McKenzie Barnes, third grade; Josh Sprouse, Alex Jennings, Bernay'jah Jenkins, Christian McCoy and Breanda McFadden, fourth grade; Keondra Moffatt, Muriel Williams, Breanna Driggers and Sarah Hendrix, fifth grade.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Tuesday is "Knight-Night" at Sagebrush from 5 to 8 p.m. A percentage of the night's sales will be donated back to the school.

The band concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

The orchestra concert will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium.

The Salvation Army canned food drive will continue this week.

Fort Mill

Auditions for the York County Middle School Honor Band are Tuesday.

There will be a school dance and social from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday. Cost of admission is $3.

The Robotics Team will be at the York County Regional Conference Center for a robotics competition all day Friday.

The Booster Club will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. The Fall Sports Athletic Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Harold C. Johnson

Advanced band practice is from 3:20 to 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. Beginner band practice will be from 3:20 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Student artwork will be displayed in the main lobby at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The choral concert will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

Rawlinson Road

A picture ID must be presented when picking up students for dismissal from school. Students will be released only to those listed in the database. Student information can be updated in the guidance office.

Students collected 1,183 canned goods for the Salvation Army, filled 99 boxes for Operation Christmas Child and raised $1,667 from the volleyball benefit game to give to a local charity.

Students of the Week are: Leanna Martin, Ryan Hardee, Allan Rangel and Erica Sortet.

Students who recently received a Raider Referral and will have a celebration at the end of the nine weeks are: Emily Cramer, Jamee Marchand, Haley Martinsen, Kassandra Rios, Ashley Woods, Devontae Hart and Tierra McCleod.

The School Improvement Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the media center.

Steak n Shake Night is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

There will be a band concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. A canned goods service project will take place at the concert.

The winter chorus concert is 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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

Homework Help is offered Tuesday through Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

The Book Fair will be held Dec. 10 through 13.

Sullivan

Seventh-grade students of the week are: Brandye Douglas, Adriana Roman, Brooke Brabham, Harrison Dixon and Madison Norman.

The strings concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The honor band will perform at the Rock Hill Galleria at 11 a.m. Saturday.

HIGH

South Pointe

The chorus, band and orchestra will present a winter concert on Dec. 13 in the school auditorium. Admission is free, but donations of canned goods will be accepted and distributed to the Rock Hill community.

The Stallion Singers and Concert Corral will perform at the Winthrop Festival of Carols at 7 p.m. Monday.

PRIVATE

St. Anne

Each classroom will adopt one Christmas child as part of Toys for Happiness, this year's Christmas service project. Each Christmas child will receive three gifts. The project will end Dec. 14.

The school spelling bee will be held Tuesday.

School Spirit Sunday is Dec. 16 at Papa Pino's from noon to 3 p.m. A portion of the evening's sales will be donated back to St. Anne School.

Westminster Catawba

"Meet the Winter Indians" will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday following the varsity boys' basketball practice.

Eighth- and ninth-grade girls' Bible study is held at 7:15 a.m. on Thursdays in Room 22 with Mrs. Gealy.

OTHER

Rock Hill Adult Education

Computer classes on Windows, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Internet and e-mail will be offered in January and February. Registration began Nov. 26 and will take place on a first-come, first- enrolled basis. Those interested may enroll between 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rock Hill Adult Education Center (the old Castle Heights school building). The cost is $50 and is nonrefundable. For more information, call 981-1375.

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