Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

Children's School

PTO Bingo Night will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Castle Heights Middle School and will include a silent auction. Raffled for $1 per ticket will be a 37-inch flat screen television and a child's bike.

The deadline for enrolling 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2008-2009 school year is April 4. Applications are available at the school. For more information, call 981-1380.

Ebenezer Avenue

Lieutenant governor's essay contest winners are: Jacob Strickland, LeNiyae Gaither and Quinton Cole. Strickland was the school-wide winner.

Students whose artwork will represent his or her grade levels in the Teacher's Choice District-wide Art Exhibit at the Center of the Arts on Main Street are: Cadence Moore, first grade; Beth Dickerson, second grade; Jacob Stover, third grade; Hollie Childers, fourth grade and Dylan Jones, fifth grade.

The grand total collected this year in honor of Austin Myers for the children's research fund for glycogen storage disease was $790.55. The school surpassed its goal by raising more money than last year.

Cailey Rockholt, in addition to the students printed last week, was a Terrific Kid for February.

Ebinport

Terrific Kids for February were: Madison Doster, Zan Gordon, Ethan Shaw and Matt Bradley, kindergarten; Kristen McConnell, Dylan Kiser, Taylor Crisp and Haley McConnell, first grade; Kaitlyn Hear, Wells Bruce, Lexis Spears and Kaitlyn Blackburn, second grade; Jamecia Moore, Tashaunna Gordon, Brittany Crisp and Allison Rutledge, third grade; Lily Hear, Camy Howell and Morgan Bradley, fourth grade; Robert Scharf, Brent McKee, Tyski James, Chris Bailey and Hagan Burnette, fifth grade.

Terrific Kids will be honored at 9 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

Griggs Road

Students nominated for February Acts of Kindness were: Hudson Adams, Halei Akins, Justin Baker, Colby Ballard, Dallas Benton, Reggie Bishop, Dakota Bolin, Austin Burrell, Quan Burris, Eli Burton, Katrina Casper, Angelica Castro, Summer Clack, Sean Clayton, Breanna Clemmer, Noah Cruz, Alexis Cruz, Jeremy Cumbess, Hailey Dennis, Caleigh Dover, Anna Dulin, Jadyn Dunlap, Aaron Falls, Rhiannon Falls, Morgan Farrar, Matthew Glover, Morgan Glover, Karen Goble, Stephanie Goble, Jay Gray, Chase Griffin, Aleigha Hamilton, Tyler Hamm, Alexander Harrell, Littzy Hernandez, Madison Hershey, Emily Horton, Madalyn Howard, Amanda Humphries, Sara Ivey, Jameria Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Tricia Jo Faulhaber, Jacob Keopraseuth, Katie Kuntz, Elisabeth Lark, Selvin Lendos, Emma Scott Livingston, Matthew Lloyd, Tyler Lovelace, Taylor Lunsford, Sam Luzzi, Stewart McCall, Tyriesha McCrorey, Gabe McDonald, Shelby Meeks, Chyanne Miles, Bre'Asia Mitchem, Seth Moore, Caleb Myers, Kelsey Nichols, Joie Palmer, Sadarius Phillips, Harrison Pratt, Carson Readett, Lana Rhodes, Kaitlynn Robinson, Micah Sherwood, Hailey Smith, Caleb Stauffer, Nickolas Stiles, Kendall Stinnett, Sydnee Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Brooklyn Thomas, Rex Thomas, Barry Thornburg, Andrew Tupper, Evan Verner, Jamiyah White, Joulon Willis, Kianna Wilson and Hollis Young.

Independence

Ms. Patton will begin leading the Page Turner Book Club at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Parents should pick up students at 3:30. Students have already been selected from fourth and fifth grades to attend the book club meetings.

A math workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to help parents work with their students in understanding class and homework assignments

Drama Club will meet with April Ballard from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Students for drama club have already been selected and will begin work on their spring play, "Alice in Wonderland."

Muffins for Mom is Wednesday before school. Students are encouraged to invite their moms and stand-in moms to come enjoy a muffin and juice.

Author and illustrator Chris Soentpeit will visit Thursday. He will sign books purchased by students in advance. The school has a limited number of books available.

Terrific Kids for February were: K J Vaughn, Danielle Ballard, Jacob Rinehart and Timothy Goodwin, kindergarten; Mikanna Wearly, Grayson Ferrell, Meghan Jacobson, Jordan Stilwell and Jazlyn Parker, first grade; Summer Robbins, Dennisa Perry, Brandon Hefner, Tyler Thomas and Stormy Harris, second grade; Amber Byrum, Dre Robinson, Ziarea Gonzales and Taylor Ramsey, third grade; Erin Hottle, Christian Thompson, Dequaveon Thompson, Katlyn Adams and Haley Code, fourth grade; Clintavion Ware, Will Holcomb, Christian Hyatt and Don Rabia Judge, fifth grade; Rison Holley, resource.

India Hook

Fifth-grader Carmen Austin was recently selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute this summer. Funded by a South Carolina Education Improvement Act grant, the institute gives intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers throughout the state. Austin also will receive $500 worth of science materials and supplies.

Terrific Kids for February were: Daniel Campbell, Jackson Berry, Rebekah Jordan, Cameron Garcia and Charity Barrett, kindergarten; Cherish Campbell, Carmen Gardner, Josh Rohaley, Zachary Dougherty and Samantha Garcia, first grade; Amelia DePass, Abigail Velazquez, Jermirian Davis and Nicole Vasquez, third grade; Amanee Harris, Joel Morris, Lyric Derglin and Jordan Marshall, fourth grade; Christopher Stockdale, Ashley Lumpkin and Jonathan Ramsey, fifth grade.

Third-graders will begin swimming during P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Indian Land Elementary

The school will conduct a Mardi Gras-style Reading Parade on Friday at 10 a.m.

Jefferson

Students recently honored with the Governor's Citizenship Award for character, service, leadership, responsibility and discipline are: Victoria Post, Jose Cabrera-Zuniga, Ezra Crawford, Aleia Reed and Cristian Vaughn, kindergarten; Ajani Hickman-Cothran, Keyandra Hayes, Faith Williams, Tucker Adkins and Abby Good, first grade; Haley Rinehart, Ayari Rawlinson, Colt Parker, David Deas and Kelci Hershberger, second grade; Taylor Adkins, Megan Smith, Jared McCrone, Mallori Farris and Brandy Pack, third grade; Caroline Whitesides, Ariel Blanks, Emily Varnadore and Cayla Campbell, fourth grade; Cole Rumfelt, Darian Starnes, Aleah Greene and Tia Driggers, fifth grade and special students Zyion Burris, Michael Stephens and Jeremy Orr.

The school winner is Cayla Campbell and grade-level winners are Cristian Vaughn, Abby Good, Kelci Hershberger, Brandy Pack, Cayla Campbell, Tia Driggers and Jeremy Orr.

Northside

Spring picture day is Thursday.

SIC will meet at 4:30 p.m. and PTO will meet at 5:30 p.m., both Thursday.

Chick-fil-A Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., also Thursday, at the Dave Lyle location.

Yearbook orders are due Friday.

Author's Day, an annual event, is Friday. All students are authors of their own hardback books. Chris Soentpiet will be the featured author and illustrator.

Richmond Drive

Parents are invited to honor March's Terrific Kids at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria.

Rosewood

"PAN-demonium" Family Night at Papa John's Pizza will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Celanese Road location. Take-out and delivery are available.

Fliers, instructions and yellow forms were distributed to students in Tuesday's folder. Receipts and labels from the pizza boxes should be attached to the fliers, also available in the school office. All forms and receipts must be turned in by March 17 in order for Rosewood to receive proceeds from the purchases.

Yearbook orders are due Friday. Cost is $15 each. Money and order forms may be turned in to teachers.

All families, friends and neighbors are invited to attend Jump Rope for Heart, a family fitness festival, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The national educational fundraising program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), engages elementary students in physical exercise while raising money to support lifesaving heart and stroke research.

After jumping rope, students ask friends and family for donations and receive thank-you gifts based on the dollars they raise. Activities will be provided for all ages, including punch balls, hula hoops, parachutes and gymnastics for K5 through second-graders and parachutes and gymnastics for third- through fifth-graders.

The PTO will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center.

Sunset Park

A portion of sales between 5 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Chick-fil-A on Cherry Road will be given to the school.

The spring concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium.

Movie Night will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Details can be found in students' communication folders.

York Road

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

The Bingo and Silent Auction family event will be held from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Bingo will begin at 6 in the cafeteria and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 in the conference room. Outback Steakhouse will serve dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

Box Tops For Education are being collected this week. Box tops should be in a bag labeled with the student's name. The class that collects the most Box tops will win a pizza party.

Terrific Kids for February are: Halle Wilson, Payne Gettys, Jory Kleparek and Catherine Walkup, kindergarten; Anna Goodyear, Kaniya Simpson, Lanautica Mobley and Callie Hudak, first grade; Cal Horton, Sydney Love and Riley Moore, second grade; Emma Gregory, Colton Tucker, Sharon Kang, McKenzie Bennett and Timothey Thao, third grade; Jack Summers, Billy Reedy, Kirk Clayton, Amber Cook and Torreco Miller, fourth grade; Heaven Totherow, Summer Gilliland, Conner Farris and Lucas Love, fifth grade.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Students of the week are: Jimmy Garrett, Tavarian Brown, Breonca Wade, Sigourney Zacharski, Kayla Caraway, Allie Hopkins, Derek Holder, Johana Chancafe, Pai Vang and Lakeya McFerren.

Harold C. Johnson

Advanced band will practice from 3:20 to 5:15 p.m. Monday. Beginner band practice will be from 3:20 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The HCJMS spring band concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the York Comprehensive High gym.

A seventh grade parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the York Junior High gym.

Spring pictures will be taken Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

This week's Cool Cougars are: Sierra Robinson, Matthew Gore, Hannah Barnwell, Imani Hickman, Alexius Wade, Mary Goss, Shawna Hughes, Bryan Dougal, Tracie Coyne, Joseph Mitchell, Jimmy Jacobs, Ashley McCarter, Britany Thomas, Amber Icard, Jessica Szymborski and Elena DeStefano.

Rawlinson Road

Visitors should be prepared to present a photo ID when visiting the school.

Last payments for the Orlando trip are due Saturday to Groups on Tour.

All final payments for the Outer Banks trip should have been made last week. Each seventh-grade student going on the trip, from March 26 to 28, was given a packet of information to take home that contained trip rules, departure information, emergency contact information and more. The last two pages in the packet should be returned to team teachers.

Students of the week are: Charnell McFadden, Anthony Griffin, Chris Costley and LaBrandon Simpson.

Students who recently received Raider Referrals and will be treated to a party at the end of the nine weeks are: Desiree Cloud, Jordan Barnes, Chase Robinson, Nijiera Thompson, Riley Robinson, Kierra Worthy, Bun Lim, Shylyn Carpenter, Andrew Pittman, Justin Hill and Brandon Croft.

Students can receive Raider Referrals from their teachers, administrators or any staff member that catches good behavior.

RRMS Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bojangles and 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McAlister's Deli, both on Herlong Avenue. The school will receive a percentage of the sales when customers mention they are students or parents at Rawlinson Road Middle School.

The PTO will host a dance for students from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the gym.

Tutoring in language arts, social studies, math and science is offered from 3:45 to 4:30 Monday and Wednesday afternoons with Mrs. King, Room A111, and Mrs. Pertuset, Room A110, and from 7:45 to 8:15 Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Ms. Vaden, Room A217, and Ms. Hamilton, Room A216.

Spanish tutoring is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 Wednesday mornings with Mrs. Roman, Room A209. Homework help is offered from 7:45 to 8:15 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Mrs. Ernandez, Room A202, Thursday and Friday with Mrs. Cramer, Room B124.

Sullivan

Students of the week are: Samantha Martin, Bailey Ellison, Savannah McJunkin and Shanterria Tyler, sixth grade; Le Andra Etienne Coleman and Danielle Mizerny, seventh grade; Whitney Brown, eighth grade.

Students will participate in an Internet safety program Thursday, presented by the York County Sheriff's Office. Parents are invited to attend.

HIGH

Applied Technology Center

Malcolm Cooper, a masonry student, took first place in the Masonry Challenge last month. Students from York, Chester and Rock Hill competed.

Chester

Parents and guardians are invited to spend the day or part of the day in their students' classrooms as part of Parent-Student Day on April 10.

To register, call 377-3162 or visit cstrh.chester.k12.sc.us.

Phoenix Academy

Permission forms for the Catawba River Park field trip are due Tuesday to Ms. East. Students will visit the water testing and macroinvertebrate labs on March 26 or 27.

Rock Hill

The Academic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the media center.

FCA will meet at 7:44 a.m. Thursday in the auxiliary gym.

Friday is Career Day. Guests from throughout the community, including parents, will be speaking to students about their career choices.

PRIVATE

St. Anne

Gently used or new books are being collected in the school office through Friday to start a library in Mombasa, Kenya, as part of the school's Lenten service. Updates about the book drive can be found on the school's Web site, stanneschool.com.

The spring book fair will be held this week, beginning after Sunday Masses.

All dads, grandfathers and other father figures are invited to attend Dads and Donuts at 7:55 a.m. Friday for breakfast. RSVP forms are due Tuesday.

The PSA's Lenten service collected 12 fleece blankets for seriously ill and traumatized children in the community.

Westminster

Students who won awards last month at the Beta Club and National Honor Society's 30th Annual Honors Day at USC-Lancaster are: Mandie Wines, third place; and Lauren Ledbetter, honorable mention in art; Holly Knowles, first place; and Sarah Auvil, second place in poetry; Blaine-Parrish Turner, first place, and Angela Horn, second place in prose; Rachel Sanders, third place in vocal music and second place in math; Dalton Seals, second place in science and Rashad Gober, second place as human spell checker.

Indian Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Catawba Campus Media Center.

The PTF will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 17 in the Catawba Campus Media Center.

Print cartridges, old cell phones, Labels for Education and box tops will continue to be collected this week.

COLLEGE

USC

Kaylee Renee Maddox, a freshman pre-pharmacy student, was recently accepted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, as well as the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.

Other

Rock Hill cheerleading registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Charlotte Avenue YMCA. Registration is $30 and includes coaches' certifications, insurance for each cheerleader and field fees. A separate fee for the Booster Club, determined by team, also will be charged.

Additional sign-ups will take place from 10 a.m. to noon April 26 and May 24. For more information, call the RHCA at 980-1118, or e-mail Lisa at cyclebabe@comporium.net.

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