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



Terrific Kids for January are: Austin Pope, Alex Steele, Madison Gray, Joshua Lind and Luke Jones, kindergarten; CJ Hammond, Kolbi Weissinger, Christopher Hurst and Matthew Wilson, first grade; Jayda Carroll-Deaton, Megan Hargett, Lesley Mitchum and Chris Catoe, second grade; Cordarrius Moore, MyKaila Williams, Tre'Kia Dixon, Natalie Smith, Jamonte' Jennings and Amy Craig, third grade; Karina Barajas, Loretta Lenard, Raven Perry, Ro'Daisha Baxter and Kolbie Anderson, fourth grade; Aimee Richardson, Nicholas Faile, Hunter Brakefield, Andrew Shay and David Wojcik, fifth grade.


February's Princi-Pals are: Tiffany English, Susan Wilson, Adolfo Moreno, Austin Jones, Brett Mills, Miranda Williamson, Daquan Neely, John Mark Dorrill, Madison Hull, Angelica Moreno, Wesley Grant and Jordana Whiteside.

Ebenezer Avenue

The Terrific Kids Program will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. Parents and grandparents are invited to attend. Donuts with Dad will be held from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the media center.

The PTO will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Finley Road

The Junior Beta Club will continue to sell candy grams for Valentine's Day through Tuesday. Students can send special messages to other students, teachers or staff. Money will go toward their school service project. Cost is 50 cents for individual messages and $10 to send a message to an entire class.

The Kindergarten and Special Ed Valentine Music and Art Show will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. Family and friends are welcome.

Hickory Grove/Sharon

Fifth-grader Shane Reese was recently selected as the York Area Optimist Club's Student of the Month for January for his conduct, citizenship, scholastic success and optimistic attitude. He received a plaque, copy of the Optimist Creed and a $50 U.S. savings bond.

Students of the Week are: Taylor Andrews, Michaela Cruz, Courtney Grose, Liz Faulkner, Mary Dover, Adam Hill, Sam Baine, Jon Cartwright, Lauren Canupp, Cody Passmore, Keely Pylant, Mike Cartwright, Ben Spencer, Andrew Smith, Haley Southard, Joequasis Gill, Brenton Hill, Amanda Suggs, Tanajah Good, Mitchell Trotter, John Stewart, Haylee Jones and Emily Segars.


Monday is Jump Rope for Heart. Students will jump rope Monday to raise money for the American Heart Association. All students are encouraged to participate.

Valentine's Day parties will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Parents may send refreshments for their student's class. No flowers, balloons or stuffed animals are allowed to be delivered to the school.

Boxtops for Education are still being collected.

India Hook

Students are learning how to have a healthy heart and how to help others in need by participating in Jump Rope For Your Heart. Sponsor donations and envelopes are due the week of Feb 18 through 22 during PE class.


"Just A Marvelous Student" for January: Melanie McCurry, Christopher Campbell, Ethan Mitchell, Khynnedi Starnes, Anaya Hickman, Alex Saucedo, Keyandra Hayes, Abbie Gibney, Ayari Rawlinson, Kelci Hershberger, Gracian Irvin, Emily Brown, Kiaja Feaster, Zion McClinton, Katie Milam, Jacob Lester, Joe'Vion Matthews, Christopher Brown, Ariel Blanks, Caroline Whetstine, Cayla Campbell, Rachel Burton, Aleah Greene, Jerred Mitchell and Shakyara Adams.


A Valentine's Dance will be held Thursday for fourth- and fifth-graders.


Terrific Kids for January were: Jesus Nunez-Tellez, Ariel Brown, Sammy Williams, Dulce Martinez, Antonio Hernandez, Vioncey Dixon, Courtney Payton, Khaine Rodgers, Jahiem Rogers, Sai'vonn Jenkins, Shaun Welte, Malasia McLean, Brandon Mills, Edgard Arenas, Alexxia Boyd, Patti Ross, Drew Tutkus, Kelsie Crisp, Tytiana Gilmore, Sydney Hollenbacher, Tamesha Benson, Jordan Williams, Chace Bruton, Diamond Cooper and Amanda Bixler.

The Dessert Theatre will begin at 7 p.m. Monday. Students will perform the Kennedy Center production. Advance tickets have been sold for the performance with dessert and beverage.

The school will be recognized Tuesday as one of five national winners of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network's Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction Award during Arts Advocacy Day in the S.C. Legislature. The school also will perform for the luncheon in Columbia.

The Single Parent Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Valentine parties will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Northside Night at Chick-fil-A will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on Dave Lyle Boulevard.

Richmond Drive

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

This month's Terrific Kids will be honored at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Parents are invited.


Family Food Night will last from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Golden Corral. A portion of proceeds will be returned to the Rosewood PTO when guests inform the staff at Golden Corral that they attend the school.

The next Accelerated Reader (A/R) Party will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rosewood Media Center. Students who met their A/R goals for the second nine weeks are: Brandon Badinski, Emmy James, Reece Jones, Noah Gammons, Sarah Hepp, Joseph Montuori, Johnathan White, Olivia Anderson, Brianna Williams, Nicholas Curry, Collin Farris, Taylor Green, Sebastian Phipps, Jamar Rose, Neely Shugart, Colton Clyburn, Assata Walker, Alexis Buck, Dayzia Cherry, Kelsey Hudson, Robert Parker, Katie Rash, Kalin Stokes, Nya Williams, Bethany Cope, Aaron Morris, Nicholas Sterling, Kaleb Allen, Taylor Weidner, Jessca Garnett, William Bryson, Jacob Chesney, Ryan Noblett, William Blanton-Young, Kelli Boone, Mercedes Cain, Lesley Patterson, Madeline Helms, Marah King, Braeden Wood and Aaron Lee.

Terrific Kids for January are: Savanna Whitman, Ethan Little, Michaela Smith, Kayla Anderson, and Lizzy Laskaris, Kindergarten; Kaitlyn Blackwell, Jhornee LeBlanc, Hayden Jackson and Skylar Saylors, first grade; La'Kayla Walker, Levi Wilkins, Faith Nixon, Tanner Beck and Cynthia Martinez, second grade; Angela Barnes, Logan Jackson, Dayzia Cherry, Andrew Quintanilla, Jasmine Schmidt and Mhelani Coniglio, third grade; Bryan Melton, Faith Kaswinkle, Kaitlyn Orr, Elise Smith and Brielle Lewis, fourth grade; Michael Hines, Tristen Vieira, Tyler Bizzle, Rachael Carrigan and Tatiyanna Barber, fifth grade.

Sunset Park

A math workshop for all Sunset Park parents will be offered at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday in the media center. Strategies for parents to help children at home and homework tips will be presented. Refreshments will be served at both sessions.

York Road

The PTA board will meet at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.


Saluda Trail

In addition to the names printed last week, Jon Penyak also recently earned a position in the All-State Region Band.


Students of the week are: Chris Beamguard, Coty Robbins, Jessica Peicyznski and Cesar Recinos, sixth grade; Will Hinson, Meredith Sinclair, Jaclyn Baker and Liz Murray, seventh grade; Adam Sullivan and Tasha King, eighth grade.

The Valentine's Dance will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. All students must be picked up no later than 6:15.

Groundhog Job shadowing day saw 175 eighth-grade participants this year. Students went to work with adults and interviewed their sponsors about their respective career fields.

The Euro is the official monetary unit in Italy and 14 other countries. Kimberly Nunez, Antonella Mistretta and Sarah McCain Grant knew this answer to Falcons Know the World.

Eighth-grader Anna McKeown won the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award for the state of South Carolina. She has been volunteering with Special Olympics for eight years and with other organizations that serve children and adults with disabilities.

Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the South Carolina Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, begins this week. Students can turn in spare change to their Falcon Time teacher. The Falcon Time with the greatest amount of money donated will win a Pasta Lunch supplied by the Olive Garden. All proceeds are given to the South Carolina Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Parents can donate by writing checks directly to the society and sending them to the school. The event is sponsored by the Junior Civitans.



Students will participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program, one of the society's national School & Youth Programs that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families, through Feb. 22.

The first block class collecting the most change in the school will receive a pizza or ice cream party courtesy of the society and Edy's Ice Cream. Gift certificates for school supplies also will be presented to top fundraising schools.

Rock Hill

The Academic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Soccer Parent Night will follow at 6:30 in the Media Center.

There will be a FAFSA workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

An SAT Workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $30.

Last Friday, varsity football players Brandon Berger, Galen Jenkins, Seth Rainey, Brett Saunders and Asa Watson were invited to Mabra Herlong's fifth-grade class at Northside Elementary School to speak to students about the values of reading, good study habits and what it's like to be a high school student. The players read a book to the students and answered their questions.

S.C. Governor's School of Arts and Humanities

Emily Connell recently participated in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2008 presented at Lander University. She was presented with a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Visual Arts.

Connell's series of 14 large plates are in reference to the "Judy Chicago, Dinner Party" that is now on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

She was inspired to make a series of large plates and had a mock dinner party inviting 14 women educators from Winthrop University and from her school.


Lake Pointe

Parents desiring more family time and more involvement in their children's education are invited to a presentation on the University Model School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25. For more information, call 631-5253.

Westminster Catawba

Students are still collecting used printer cartridges, old cell phones and labels for Education and Boxtops. The cartridges and phones are recycled, with proceeds used to offset the cost of ExploreLAB. The labels and boxtops are used to purchase classroom and teacher workroom supplies.

Indian Club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Media Center.

Thomas McCamy, Julia Scott and Elizabeth Jennings were this year's fifth-grade essay winners of the Lt. Governor's Writing Awards Program. The school winner was Kara Shannon.

Beta Club students raised $1,370 for the American Heart Association by participating in Hoops and Jump Rope for Heart.

An informational meeting for Travel Abroad will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Catawba Campus Chapel. For more information, e-mail Debbie Holford at

Family Education Night will begin at 7 p.m. Monday with Dr. Milt Uecker at Westminster Hall Banquet Room.

Bricks and pavers for the Celebration Walkway, located in the courtyard of the Catawba campus, are available for purchase. For details, contact Melanie Brandon at (803) 328-5472 or

Trinity Christian

Stephanie Brashear was chosen as TCS top youth volunteer and nominated to receive the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Rachel Cotten and Mari Zajac have had their submitted poems published by Creative Communications.

Stephanie Brashear and Rachel Cotten have been chosen to represent TCS as HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) ambassadors and will attend a leadership conference this summer.

Teriffic Kids for January were: Tina Rich and Johnny Cook, first grade; Gillian Moore, second grade; Destini Allen, third grade; Matthew Rippy, fourth grade; Jordon Brewer, fifth grade.

Trinity joins more than 20,000 schools nationwide in the Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies program. For the next three weeks, students will collect coins in the classroom collection tubs to help people who are sick with blood cancers, such as luekemia. The top fundraising classroom will win a pasta party provided by the Olive Garden.