Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

Ebenezer Avenue

Title One Parent Coordinators will hold a workshop about how to help your child with math at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Media Center. The session will serve as the makeup for the one missed Jan. 17.

Ebinport

Terrific Kids for January are: Spencer Rose, Seth Caldwell, Walton Jolly and Jacob Taylor, kindergarten; Brianna Haverlock, Sally McGuirt, Grant Blasingame and Xavier Martin, first grade; Luke Nichols, Jalia Hamilton, Ellen Kettlewell and Jordan Brabham, second grade; Lexi Bradley, Alex Jones, Brittany Crisp and Paige McMillin-Goodwin, third grade; Bronx Bratton, Emily Russell, Jhonterrys Odom and Megan Merritt, fourth grade; Latashianna Alexander, Drew Bates, Gabe Kirk and Aubree Manley, fifth grade.

The Terrific Kids Presentation for December and January will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 14. Parents are invited to attend.

The PTO board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4. The PTO will hold a general meeting Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. All parents are invited to attend.

Feb. 6 is a late arrival day for students. School opens at 9:45 a.m.

Hickory Grove/Sharon

Students of the Week are: Kelsey Ott, Shane Hamrick, Cheyenne Brakefield, Peyton Pylant, Aaron Jones, Maria Ortiz, Kaylan Paradice, Jathan Palmer, Skyllar Burgess, Josh Parker, Sheila Howell, Logan Bailey, JR Martin, Zachary Hearn, Breanna Suggs, Edward Montgomery, David Dalesandro, Kimberly Brown, Hunter Horne, Isaiah Williams, Rachel Gibson, Brendan Christopher and Keely Workman.

India Hook

McAlister's Night is 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Donations are being accepted at the school for gently-used children's books.

Terrific Kids for January are: Austin Hatcher, Ryan Munn, Carson DePass, Logan Hughes and Tierra Jones, kindergarten; Sydney Sloop, Bayleigh Pagoota, Nadia Chauhan, Alexander Rubinstein, Denali Freeman, first grade; Liliana Garcia, Jackson Ruh, Michael Tre' Anderson, Jenna Fowler, second grade; Nicholas Paul, Darrell Carter, Faith Rohaley, Aeriel Craig, third grade; Baylee Ramsey, Mary Vu, Hamilton DePass, Joseph Benenhaley, fourth grade; and Lewis James, Isaac Rodgers and Mary Jordan Boulware, fifth grade.

Lewisville

Grandparent Lunch will be held Monday.

Family Bingo Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Oakdale

The SPICE Club will meet from 2:25 to 3:15 p.m. Monday. All students are encouraged to bring canned goods for the club-sponsored food drive.

Richmond Drive

Donations for the Gently Used But Excellent formal dress sale will be accepted from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the library. A rummage sale (no clothes or shoes) will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the school cafeteria. Donations are being accepted this week, including large items to be picked up. Sales are cash only.

Terrific Kids for January are: Keshon Fletcher, Mary Marshall Howey and Jeff Stallings, kindergarten; Arnissa Cousar, Tamia Gladney, Josue Guerrero Blas, Heather Lenti, Katie Markease and Chapman Tucker, first grade; Ryan Dantinne, Emma Gilleland, William Gresham, Griffin Joiner and Abigail Martens, second grade; Johnathan Bennett, Josie Dibrell, Zariah Edwards, Andrew Shipman and Dustin Williams, third grade; Chriz Alvarado-Escandon, Morgan Giles, Elissa Johnston, Antwondra Stinson and Amari Whiteside, fourth grade and Brianna Lewis, Peyton McGarity, Morgan St. Romain and Alexander Wooden, fifth grade.

Sunset Park

A parent night to share information about the German program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Students will perform German songs, and a variety of German goodies will be provided.

York Road

Terrific Kids for January are: Maria Waligursky, Austin Williamson, Zack Garvey and Parker Harty, kindergarten; Wes Wilson, Anthony Morabito, Abigail Jordan and JoQuavious White, first grade; Mary Huggins, Jessica Hinton and Sanjeev Hassani, second grade, Ethan Barkley, McKinley Cain, Zachary Maghsoud, Chad LeVier and William Little, third grade; Daina Chase, Melanie Grijalva, Chandler Beard, Mallory Clamp and Kailin Brumfield, fourth grade; Shane Crawford, Amanda Meyer, Sydney Schusterman and Sean Sullivan, fifth grade.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Students of the week are: Joy Dunham, Nic Ochoa, Olivia Smith, Jimmy Hurst and Dylan Sexton.

The second annual Castle Heights Talent Show will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Admission is $3 at the door.

Rawlinson Road

Scholarship forms for the eighth-grade trip to Orlando, Fla., are due Tuesday. Students will leave the school around 9:30 p.m. on April 15 and drive all night to reach Orlando by Wednesday morning to visit various sites in and around Orlando for three days and two nights.

Roommate, medical history and authorization forms for the Outer Banks trip are due Friday. Seventh-graders will leave for the Outer Banks on Tuesday, March 25, and return Friday night, March 28. Parents can follow the trip at home by calling the Buzz Line at 329-4040, extension 7177, for updates at noon and 5 p.m. each day.

MAP testing for reading will begin Monday and last through Friday.

Tutoring is offered in language arts, social studies, math and science from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays with Mrs. Hudak and Mrs. Pertuset, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ms. Vaden and Mrs. Turek. Spanish tutoring is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays with Mrs. Roman.

Homework help is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Mrs. Ernandez and Thursday and Friday mornings with Mrs. Keith.

Buddy Pictures will be taken Friday.

Girls on Track for second semester will begin Feb. 11. Girls will meet from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Applications are available in the guidance office. Space is limited to 16 girls.

Sullivan

Students of the Week are: Olivia Curry and Erin Farrell, sixth grade; Andi Borhanian, seventh grade; Caroline Cubbage, Marrisa Chisolm and Chasmine Strong, eighth grade.

JUNIOR

York

The guidance department will host a parent workshop on Internet safety from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Detective Bomar from the York County Sheriff's Office will speak about MySpace, Facebook and what can happen when youths put personal information online.

HIGH

Northwestern

An Outback Steakhouse dinner will replace the annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the state champion Troubadours and Singers this year. It will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in the cafeteria.

The Troubadours and Singers will perform at 6 and 7 p.m. Each ticket holder will receive a meal of grilled steak, chicken, vegetables, salad, dessert and drink.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 10 and younger, and may be purchased through any Troubadour or Singer, or by calling 981-1226.

Rock Hill

The Choral Department will host "Eat to the Beat," a catered dinner with entertainment from the Concert Choir, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Neely's Creek ARP Family Life Center, 974 Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased from choral students or by calling 981-1328. The deadline to buy tickets is noon, Feb. 4. All proceeds will go to fund spring choral festivals and awards.

PRIVATE

Dayspring Academy

Parent Information Night will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. Parents will receive information about curriculum and program standards at the school and will have the opportunity to explore and ask questions. For directions, visit www.thedayspringacademy.org.

Families are invited to attend Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday for tours, questions and information.

All students should meet at Cupps at 11 a.m. Saturday to set up for the photography and art show. All families and friends are invited to the show opening at 6 p.m.

St. Anne

Students will participate in the following events to celebrate Catholic Schools Week:

• Grandparents Breakfast will begin with community prayer at 7:55 a.m. Monday. All St. Anne grandparents are invited to have breakfast with their students in the cafeteria.

• Rosary for Peace, a Rosary said by all Catholic schools in South Carolina, will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church.

• Open House for new families will last from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.

• Service! Food Drive is Wednesday. Students will bring canned goods for Pilgrims' Inn, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and St. Vincent DePaul Society.

• Cuddle Up and Read is Thursday. Students in upper grades will read with younger students.

• School Mass will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

Westminster Catawba

Family Education Night will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 with Milt Uecker in the Westminster Hall Banquet Room.

The junior class is taking orders for Valentine's Day gifts through Feb. 8. Orders will be delivered Feb. 14. Extra order forms are available in the school offices.

Bricks and pavers for the Celebration Walkway, located in the courtyard of the Catawba campus, are available to purchase by calling Melanie Brandon at 328-5472, or e-mailing her at mbrandon@wccs.org.

For more education news, including dean's lists and Who's Who lists, visit heraldonline.com/education.

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