Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

Cotton Belt

Fifth grader Alyssa Washington was recently selected as the Optimist Club Student of the Month for February. She was chosen based on her conduct, citizenship, scholastic success and optimistic attitude. Washington received a plaque, copy of the Optimist Creed and a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

Ebenezer Ave.

Students, who were recently selected as Character Kids, are invited to attend the McDonald's Character Luncheon with Mrs. Ellison in the music room at 11 a.m. Monday. They are: Keyon Pinkney, James Reno, Gavyn Gregory, Jackson Hill, Jada Davis, Mackenzie Knox, Bryan Garcia, Christian Shull, Ryley Sprouse, Caspian Burrell, Kara Keener, Nerona King, Molli Helms, Timothy Washington, Taylor Blue, Hollie Childers, Matthew Coulson, Ashley Sanchez, Mariany Vega, Victoria Shackelford, Mario Mobley, Cindy Stowe, Josh Shackelford, Alexis Garcia, Houston Strauss, Joseph Faulkenberry and Joel Beasley.

Ebinport

Ebinport received the Spirit Award for bowling for Junior Achievement on Feb. 23 and raised the most money for contributions for the Junior Achievement Program.

Wednesday is a late start day. Students should report to school at 9:45 a.m.

Finley Road

Bingo is scheduled for Thursday.

Hickory Grove-Sharon

Students of the Week are: Emma Correll, Hanna Ballard, Taylor Jones, Omarion Roberts, Will Wilkerson, Taylor Bond, Shane Patterson, Cassie Moss, Hunter Jackon, Andrea Rodriguez, Taylor Workman, Megan Musgrave, Hunter Grayson, Meranda Faulkner, John Michael Robinson, Katie Rash, Travis Comer, Alexus Sipsis, Gabe Blakely, Jacob Espinoza, Jennyn Alexander, Samuel Smith and Lawrence Adams.

Kindergarten registration for 2008-2009 will last Tuesday through Thursday.

Read Across America is Monday through Friday.

Independence

Third grade will complete swimming lessons Tuesday and Thursday at the Rock Hill Aquatic Center. Each student should bring a bathing suit, towel and a comb or brush. They should dress in their suits at school.

Wednesday is a late start day for students. School will begin at 9:40 a.m.

Terrific Kids will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Letters have been sent home to inform parents if their student was selected. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend.

Boxtops for Education for kindergarten through second grade are due Thursday.

India Hook

Students whose artwork has been chosen to represent the school at this year's Teacher's Choice Youth Art Month Exhibition are: Richard Earl Smith, fifth grade; Colten Parker, fourth grade; Tiffani Paul, third grade; Pressley Perry, second grade and Erin O'Rourke, first grade.

Their work will be on display through March 31 at the Center for the Arts in downtown Rock Hill. There will be a public reception for the show from 6 to 8 p.m. March 20.

India Hook Elementary School started Rock Hill's first Optimist Art Club in conjunction with the Rock Hill Optimist Club. Club officers are Ivy Cranmer, president; Paige Guffey, vice president; Mary Vu, treasurer and Donivan Perryman, secretary.

Jefferson

JAMS (Just A Marvelous Student) for February were: Ajani Hickman, Ryan Rabon, Haley McClintock, Jada Heath, Adam Felker, Kevin Norman, Marcus Galban, Sha'Maya Adams, Katelyn Vanover, John Howell, Taylor Adkins, Alex Kornegay, Jordan McCrone, Kyia Moore, Stephen Arnette, Christopher Campbell, AJ Szymborski, Jason Moss, Elizabeth Crowder, Justin Harshaw, Jeremy Orr, Brantley Donahue, Qujuanita Carter, Shakira Wilson and Markhayle Douglas.

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

Kindergarten registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Lesslie

Maggie Adkins was named the Rock Hill School District 3 winner of the Lt. Governor's Essay Contest. Maggie is a fifth-grader at Lesslie and her parents are Steve and Susan Adkins.

Students and staff will celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday Monday.

A drop-in will be held on Thursday to celebrate the school's 102nd birthday.

Math and Science Night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday for families of students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Terrific Kid program will begin at 8:15 Friday morning in the cafeteria.

Northside

Parents in grades 1 through 5 who have registered for the Conversations With Crute session will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the computer lab.

Students representing the school for the Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award will leave at 6 p.m. Wednesday for Washington, D. C.

Wednesday is a late start day. School will open at 9:10 a.m.

Oakdale

Students who have artwork in the Teacher's Choice Art Exhibit at the Center for the Arts this month are: Wills Bohart, James McKinney, Stevie Herd, Asia Love and Holden LeCroy.

January's Terrific Kids were: Trinity Bailey, Gracen Mercer, Tanner Roberts, Ameehya Johnson, Matthew Shoaf, Omarian Watson, Jordan Bass, Chandler Shugart, Joseph Bass, Mekhi Bates, Matthew Mullis, Rosheka Gaines, Myra Bean, Cashan McCoy, Raejah Roe, Cassady Wallace, Brandon Myers, Stevie Herd, Artisia Muhammad, Katie Edwards, Nathan Stroud, Benny Smyth, Megan Austin, Stacie Rockholt, Jade Davis, Cecilia DelCastillo, Kwau'Drecus Cook, Brianna Cureton, Dustin Harlow, Isiah McClure, Shiheim Stewart and Alex Eller.

Dragons on the Run Club will meet Mondays through March.

Old Pointe

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

Terrific Kids will be recognized at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

Boxtops are due Friday.

Sunset Park

Second- through fifth-grade students will participate in MAP testing this week.

Spring pictures will be taken Tuesday.

Students will report on a two hour delay Wednesday.

PTO will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center. Childcare will be provided.

Students recently participated in Pasta for Pennies to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A goal of $1,500 was met, and Debbie Davis's class raised the most money. They will receive a spaghetti lunch from Olive Garden. Six other classes also will receive an ice cream sundae party for raising more than $100 in their classes.

York Road

Family Night at Back Yard Burgers will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of the night's sales will be given back to the school.

Chick-fil-A Character Stars for February were: Tinsley Williams, Tracy Nguyen, Nevaeh Love and Preston Needles, kindergarten; Mikey Gregory, Nathan Grocke, Kyana Howard and Maia Chapman, first grade; Grace Huffmon, Annalisa Hosea and Mikayla Burris, second grade; Erin Hawkins, Madison Campbell, Elizabeth Meyer, Brian Bruno and Phillip Dean, third grade; James Gettys, Katie Hill, Alec Polk and Eleanor Mixon, fourth grade; Adrian Rentz, Shakira Williams, Muriel Williams, Tyler Clinton and Sean Sullivan, fifth grade. The Character Trait for this month is self discipline.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Students of the week are Amber Brazzel, Luisa Armenta, Rocky Vang, Luke Fields and Sara Jaeck.

Family "Knight Night" will be Tuesday night at Sagebrush.

Students raised $2,309.22 for the Olive Garden "Pasta For Pennies" program. Ms. Mason's class was the top collector and will receive the spaghetti lunch from Olive Garden. Mrs. Culbreath's class collected the most pennies: 8,380. Ice cream party winners are classes led by Mr. Pickering, Ms. Lanier, Mrs. Phipps and Mr.Campbell.

Harold C. Johnson

The Book Fair will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center.

Advanced Band Practice will be held from 3:20 to 5:15 p.m. Monday. Beginner Band Practice will last from 3:20 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

Seventh grade Honor Society Induction will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

Rawlinson Road

Students of the week are Kandice Howard, Tommy Owens, Chelsea Johnson and Crystal Williams.

Students who recently received a Raider Referral and will be treated to a party at the end of the nine weeks are Dyvree' Gaston and Justin Cunningham. Students can receive a Raider Referral from their teachers, administrators or any staff member that catches them doing something good.

Monday is RRMS Night at Steak 'n Shake on Cherry Road. Thursday is RRMS Night at Back Yard Burgers. The school will receive a percentage of the sales.

Students will have a two-hour delayed start Wednesday.

Students who recently became members of the Beta Club are: Darcy Alcorn, Ben Barkley, Jordan Barnes, Jenna Beard, Ryan Becknel, Kristina Benson, Joshua Benton, Elizabeth Berry, Catherine Burnette, Cooper Childs, Michell Choe, Kristen Clark, Jordan Collins, Whitney Conner, Malik Crawford, Carrie Dansby, Anthony Dean, Shelby Dove, Paul Dover, Jillian Faircloth, McKayla Garnett, Ja'Kari Golden, Kaitlin Gary, Hannah Gresham, Kathryn Hemphill, Preston Hudak, John Holler, Allison Keaton, Julia Koon, Colby Leonard, Taylor Lloyd, Destinee Minton, Jamie Moore, Zachary Morrison, Austin Newman, Cameron Norwood, Wade Polk, Catilyn Priddy, Katherine Rebholz, Kimberly Reynolds, Carolyn Rondina, Nicole Sawyer, Chelsea Smith, Jonathan Smith, Daniel Spangler, Kiersten Stanley, Brianne Sullivan, Will Sumwalt, Heath Sumwalt, Julisa Tindall, Maia Wellborn, Shelby Williams, Ashley Wilson and Mallory Yommer, seventh grade; Emily Allen, Savannah Angel, Emily Arnson, Lindsey Arthur, Chelsea Austin, Mona Bailey, Michael Bates, Destiny Bazemore, Brooks Becton, Morgan Bockskopf, Cassie Brault, Nicole Bronola, Erin Brooks, Taylor Broome, Collin Bryant, Hannah Byrdic, Andrew Carpenter, Ashley Chase, Alex Clamp, Lauren Cox, Courtney Cox, Emily Cramer, Betsy Creech, Ashley Cunningham, Erin Day, Dana Dobrowski, Tyra Douglas, Katie Drew, Joseph Eddy, Rachel Faulk, Marcus Fernandez, Ashley Green, Chandler Green, Hannah Green, Laura Grier, Jordan Hicks, Miranda Honeycutt, Janel Howze, Logan Hudak, Megan Humphries, Britney Inglefield, Andrew Johns, Savannah Jones, Kaleigh Keeland, Chelsea Lloyd, Caroline Logan, Diana McFadden, Jensen Mikels, Ikeia Miller, Miles Moon, Morgan Myers, Andrew Parker, Shivam Patel, Michael Patrick, Jonathan Patton, Tori Pierce, Erica Prunty, Katie Richardson, Shannen Richardson, William Richter, Morgan Schroeder, Adam Snider, Katelyn Sortet, Rachel Summers, Sammy Taormina, Zachary Tate, Amie Temple, Jonathan Thompson, William Turney, Alex Vezzetti, Kirbi Walters, Courtney Wells, Hanna Widener, Aaron Williams, Caroline Wogon, Samatha Woodard, Demi Wooi, Taylor Yeager and Jacob Youngblood, eighth grade.

Homework help times have changed. Thursday and Friday tutoring will be held with Mrs. Cramer, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Thursday and Friday in Room B124.

Sullivan

Students of the Week are: Daniela Hernandez,Tia Harrison, Victoria Burris and Logan Cosper, sixth grade; Channing Gaines, Antony Montero-Areazola and Christian Hope, seventh grade; Muneera White, Frank Cerda. Regan Stegall and Cody Cartner, eighth grade.

Kiana Conner, Randy Kiser and Desiray Spahn correctly answered this week's Falcons Know the World question, "In which hemisphere is the Tropic of Cancer?"

Mrs. Hammond's Falcon Time collected more than $200 for Pennies for Patients and are all winners of the second week's juice and doughnut breakfast. The Falcon Time collecting the largest amount in donations will be given a catered lunch by Olive Garden.

The whole Falcon family will be reading for 2008 seconds at 3 p.m. Monday to celebrate national Read Across America Day.

HIGH

Nation Ford

The South Carolina Band Directors Association held competitive auditions in January. Nation Ford had nearly 40 percent of its band students selected to the South Carolina Region Band, All-State Band or All-State Orchestra: Jessica Coons, Anna Covington, Dottie Grantham, Justin Lyons, Alex McLelland, Claire Sibley, Megan Sibley and Jaclyn Turner, All-State Band; Dottie Grantham and Alex McLelland, All-State Orchestra; Emma Barnes, Jeremy Bolduc, Chelsea Bunch, Chris Berry, Julianne Cardenas, Courtney Carter, Chris D'Avanzo, Elizabeth Dennis, Lauren Grier, Allyson Harris, Rebecca Helms, Thomas Longfield, Rachel Martenson, Taylor Rouse, Kenneth Sims, Ansley Smith, Alli Thomas, Lindsay Walters, Trey Williams and Casey Wood, Region Band.

Phoenix Academy

February's Students of the Month were: Nicole Boyd, Marcus Caldwell, Josh Dixon, Caitlin Fewell, Julia James, Tiyana Ramadhan and Aaron Westbury.

PRIVATE

St. Anne

This year's science fair winners are: Carley McAlister, sixth grade; Kathryn Booth and Melissa Copeland, seventh grade; Wriston Barnes, eighth grade.

John David Raad was recently selected by middle school teachers as the 2008 recipient of the S.C. Governor's Citizenship Award.

PSA's Lenten Service project, in conjunction with Project Linus, will be held from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The group will make fleece blankets for seriously ill and traumatized children. Volunteers should bring sewing sheers.

The rosary group will meet at 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays during Lent in the St. Anne Church Chapel to recite the Rosary for the intentions of the St. Anne School Community.

Westminster Catawba

JD Wentworth was recently awarded the Governor's Citizenship Award.

Matthew Twitty has been nominated by his teachers as the WSOC-TV Carolinas' Outstanding Graduate.

Caroline McGill was recently nominated for The Charlotte Observer All-Stars and Senior of the Year.

Evan Andert and Caitlin Selle have been nominated for the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar and Athlete Award Program.

The Administration is hosting a drop-in for parents 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday on the Westminster Campus, Room 12. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

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