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ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY

Yulinda Rhodes, from Beaufort, SC, earned a degree in Master’s of Public Health from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday, May 10, 2014. More than 700 degrees were conferred to candidates representing Armstrong’s College of Education, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology at the university’s Spring 2014 Commencement, held at the Savannah Civic Center.

BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Honor Roll Spring Fourth Quarter 2013-2014

Ninth Grade

• All “A” Principal’s Honor Roll: Hikaru Aburto, Arthur Lehe, Vanessa Madrid, Ajhia Parker, Clarissa Reyes, Kayla Stewart, Jonathan Witt.

• Distinguished Dolphin A/B Honor Roll: Tatiyana Barcenas-Urrutia, Sakethia Chaney, Marina Deeds, Brandy Farthing, Cassie Flanagan, Tenesha Grayson, Ashley Harbin, Jonathan Himmelsbach, Matthew Hurtt, Chardonnay Johnson, Cassandra Knoppel, Jacqueline Lopez, Denhere Mack, Gloria McCreary, Cory Mesel, Temera Millidge, Raelyn Moranelli, Victoria Moyak, Karen O’Hara, Sean Padgett, Dominique Padilla, William Payne, Myessence Ragin, Daniela Rodriguez Aguilar, Taylor Rushing, Sha’Keira Scott, Jessica Shipley, Allison Taylor, Clinton Taylor, Savanna Taylor, Jocelyn Thompson, Hannah Van Dam, Cecillia Williams, Kaysi Wilson.

• 3.0 Dolphin Honor Roll: Ebony Bates, William Bowles, Destiny Cooper, Karrin-Cheryl Faison, Daranaiza Ferguson, Jocelyn Griffin, Sylvester Jenkins, Taylor Jones, Shae-Lyn Pinet, Hannah Scott, Mesawit Sharew, Stephen Stormer, Gina Thompson.

Tenth Grade

• All “A” Principal’s Honor Roll: Christian Carter, Katherine Harris, Neelia Heath, Jordan Holkesvik, Bailee Jones, Alexis Mesel, Landon Morgan, Aja Mulligan, Edward Potter, Marielle Van Vulpen, Alexis Willis, Tyreek Wilson.

• Distinguished Dolphin A/B Honor Roll: Sakura Aburto, Ryan Ackerman, Alejandra Albores, Antwuan Blue, Zakiya Cobban, Mysia Coles, Marcus Cook, Noel Dowdle, Michael Gulledge, Jack Hillery, Jannien Santos, Jerkeithea Simmons, Taylor Turner, Kimberley Wallace, Holt Winkler.

• 3.0 Dolphin Honor Roll: Ryan Bestul, Shakeila Brown, Cierra Cohen, Emily Coniglio, Jaleah Frazier, Anna Gee, Samuel Greer, Margaret Langford, Breyanna Major, Taniqua Mungin, America Tierrablanca Miranda, Celia Williams, Nakya Witter.

Eleventh Grade

• All “A” Principal’s Honor Roll: Raven Chapman, Kierra Grayson, Susie Houge, Ian Klauck, Darelle Lesesne, Carmen Little, Tinea Morris.

• Distinguished Dolphin A/B Honor Roll: Dominique Allen, Ariel Bailey, Kassidy Block, Tyrek Byson, Jeffrey Darden, Sarah Earwood, Timothy Harris, BobbiJo Hearn, Amanda Hilton, Krystyn Kibler, Paula Madrid, Diamon McFadden, Jennifer Mossage, Alexander Nelson, Shelby Puckett, Kierra Scott, Jessica Wells, Chelsea Witter, Cameron Wood, Bianca Zaragoza.

• 3.0 Dolphin Honor Roll: Jacob Bingham, Katelynn Brock, Cali Caulder, Sarah Kardohely, Quamecha Morrison, Michael Reyes, Birucke Sharew, Xavier Topp, Daejahne Williams, Louis Wright.

Twelfth Grade

• All “A” Principal’s Honor Roll: Amanda Lynn Frasier & Adam Joshua Yallum.

• Distinguished Dolphin A/B Honor Roll: Julia Clarrissa Aguillon, Erik Jacob Barbosa, Michael Andrew Carrier, Christopher Alan Daigle, Kaniecia Viola Dilbert, Jasmine Natay Drake, Deidre Lynn Gallant, Jason Randolph Green, Kristen Ann Haberkorn, William Sidney Howell, Dulce Violeta Huerta, Clifford Amos Johnson, Illyona Rhianna Johnstone, Shawn Dustin Lee, Deja Shinay Moultrie,
Eriq Tyshaun Moultrie, Aujena Laquan Mungin, Gabriela Portela, Wendell Van Roberson, Rebekkah Lee Scott, Breyanna Chante Sheppard, Brayden Matthew Smith, Thomas James Smith, Vanessa Elizabeth Stanley, Caroline Renee` Vido, Jessie Lee Walker, Raven Amanda Wills.

• 3.0 Dolphin Honor Roll: Kayla Alexis Brown, Tyion Dacarrius Brunson, Caleb Seth Campbell, Craig Benjamin Capano, Joseph Henry Cuevas-Blandon, Matalyn Nichole Dearsman, Toniqua Mone’ Gantt, Alleanora Danielle Garcia, Dantzler Read Lewin, Johnathan Zachariah Mahan, Miguel Ramos Mejia, Diandre Hopeton Palmer, Brittany Alyssa Rogers, April Nichelle Stibitz, Kimberly Joy Vigil, Johnathan Lamont Wright.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

• Lauren Leigh Netzel of Beaufort earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis during May 10 commencement ceremonies.

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

•  U.S. Navy Ensign Connor T. Murphy, son of Peter and Kathleen Murphy graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 23, and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy.   Murphy successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in History. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Ensign Murphy  completed a four-year, total immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program, focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills. Murphy will proceed to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where he will begin service aboard the USS Hopper. Ensign Murphy is a 2010 graduate of Beaufort High School and a 2006 graduate of St. Peter’s Catholic School.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

• The following local students were named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s List at Wake Forest University.

• Charlotte Bellomy of Beaufort

• Chelsea Bellomy of Beaufort

• Andrew Munger of Beaufort.

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Bridges Prep makes Bob Cook permanent Head of School

With skills both as an educational leader and for leading Bridges Preparatory School into the future, Bob Cook this week became the downtown Beaufort state charter school’s permanent Head of School.

Cook earned a Master’s degree in secondary education from The Citadel and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Bob Cook

Bob Cook

“Bob demonstrated to us in his six months as Interim Head of School that he is a strong educator, a stabilizing leader and a visionary who understands what it will take to lead Bridges Prep to the next step as we grow into our middle school and high school curriculum,” said John Payne, chairman of the Bridges Preparatory Board of Directors.

Bridges Preparatory School, chartered by the state in mid-2012, opened at near capacity to some 360 K-6 students last August. The Bridges Board of Directors recently entered a contract to buy the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort facility at 1100 Boundary Street as the school’s permanent home.

Bridges has more than 140 students on its waiting list for enrollment for the upcoming school year, when it adds a seventh grade.

Cook leads Kay Keeler, Bridges’ Assistant Head of School, and the school’s exceptional faculty and staff.

“We have a great leadership team. Bob Cook is an experienced middle and high school principal and Kay Keeler is an experienced elementary school principal. It’s especially important as Bridges Prep begins adding middle and high school grades, starting with seventh grade when classes resume in August,” Payne said.

Preparations already are under way for the next school year, Cook said.

“We celebrated the end of our first exciting year and the tremendous strides we made,” Cook said. “Now we turn our attention to preparing for our bigger and better second year, including adding seventh grade and beginning our plans for renovating our facility.”

As a state charter school, Bridges Prep is open to all students in South Carolina and students are enrolled from Beaufort, Port Royal, Burton, St. Helena Island, Okatie, Bluffton, and Jasper and Hampton counties.

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School Notes

BATTERY CREEK HIGH 

• The Battery Creek High School SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions Club) is collecting boxes of tissues for classrooms for the upcoming school year. Boxes may be left off in the front office with Mrs. Grooms, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All boxes are needed by August 4. Call 322-5582 for more information.

• New Student Orientation at Battery Creek High School will be August 14, 6 p.m. at McVey Performing Arts Center. Parents/guardians and students should plan to visit the teachers in their classrooms following the orientation presentation at 6 p.m.

• BCHS students should report on the dates listed below to receive their final schedules, get their locker assignments, and have their picture taken (not seniors). Seniors: August 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Juniors: August 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sophomores: August 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Freshmen: August 14, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Only for freshman who did not attend August 8 orientation. Freshmen are strongly encouraged to attend Freshman/New Student Open House on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

•   BA summer hours, office will be open, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Members of the Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women are pictured with Pre-K students at Shanklin Elementary School. The women initiated ‘Books for Birthdays’  four years ago in the public schools of both Beaufort and Jasper counties. Each month, volunteers go into the classrooms, read books and donate a book to each child to take home. Children having a birthday that month are given a special book and all celebrate with cupcakes and juice also donated by the AAUW. Pictured are teachers Ms. Wright and Ms. Willingham, AAUW members Lynn Lantz,  Barbara Mattingly and Veronica Miller.

Members of the Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women are pictured with Pre-K students at Shanklin Elementary School. The women initiated ‘Books for Birthdays’ four years ago in the public schools of both Beaufort and Jasper counties. Each month, volunteers go into the classrooms, read books and donate a book to each child to take home. Children having a birthday that month are given a special book and all celebrate with cupcakes and juice also donated by the AAUW. Pictured are teachers Ms. Wright and Ms. Willingham, AAUW members Lynn Lantz, Barbara Mattingly and Veronica Miller.

• Fall Sports pre-season practices have begun.  Contact the coach (available on the BA website) or the front office at 843-524-3393 for more information.

• Sign up today!  Beaufort Academy is hosting Boys Basketball camps the week of July 21 for boys in grades 3-8. Camps are open to the community.  Contact 843-524-3393 or www.beaufortacademy.org for more information.

The second week of Beaufort Academy’s summer camp for ages 3-6 was filled with little scientists. Pictured is one of the many experiments the students took part in during this weeklong camp, titled Super Science Camp.

The second week of Beaufort Academy’s summer camp for ages 3-6 was filled with little scientists. Pictured is one of the many experiments the students took part in during this weeklong camp, titled Super Science Camp.

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School Honors

RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL

Middle School Honor Roll

Third Trimester 2013-14

• Three 8th grade students who made the Director’s List (All A’s) for all three years of middle school: May Harrelson, Sarah McMullen, Allison Suber.

The Director’s List: All A’s

• Sixth Grade: Christian Andrade, Claire Bowden, Steven Dagley, Ian Hoogenboom, Maggie Kinton, Edmund McAlister, Macy Mullen, Merritt Patterson, Avery Thomas.

• Seventh Grade: Connor Brown, Annalee Chiaviello, Amanda Davenport, Gabriella Morales, Sam Stewart, Maxfield Trask.

• Eighth Grade: Eliza Akers, Sophie Bellomy, May Harrelson, Chris Hoogenboom, Sarah McMullen, Keaton Mykleby, Allison Suber, Olivia Ward.

Honor Roll: All As & Bs

• Sixth Grade: Ben Beckert, Jeff Bland, Sydnee Coggins, Stuart Derrick, Kelsey Duncan, Chris Jenkins, Hammie Kerney, Lillian Kindwall, Mabrey Kolb, Taliya Lewis, Skye Lex, Cole McKelvey, Joseph Mooney, Gabbi O’Quinn, Keating Reichel, Jose Restrepo, Brayden Sarathy, Sydney Smith, Ben Trask.

• Seventh Grade: Mitchell Dixon, Cameron Dodge, Brittany Gates, Adriana Heath, Victoria Hernandez, Robbie Horn, Peyton Langford, Kidron Martin, Josephine Quade, Reed Reichel, Alexis Russell, Savannah Walton.

• Eighth Grade: Allasha Brigmon, Troy Davenport, Mia DeBardelaben, Kendall Duncan, Jefferson Gibson, Tommy Holloway, Austin Jimenez, Merritt Kerney, Harrison Lane, Christian Lorenzo, Luke McGuire.

Honorable Mention: (As, Bs and one C)

• Seventh Grade: Carmen Cruz-Woodley, Wes Cunningham, Kevin Ford, Victoria Ganshow, Jon Holmes, Mary Hope Macloskie, Luke Miller, Jake Roberts, Jasmyn Torrence, Patrick Tucker.

• Eighth Grade: Lucy Bruns, Gina Dukes, Dalton Frazier, Malia Kaneshige, Kennedy Lopez, Jeremy Smalls.

WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY

Principal’s Award & Honor Roll List for the Fourth Quarter, 2013-2014

Principal’s Honor  Roll

• First Grade: Zyasia Aiken, Grace Bing, Brooke Bowers, Nicolas Doray, Joshua Duncan, Davon Evans, Detron Fields, Justin Jenkins, Kenyon Jenkins, Jordyn Keller, Evelin Leija, Hezekiah Morrall, Ke’Maurion Morrall, Nadija Peterson, Nile Reed, Ja’kyla Reid, Layla Rivers, Dom’Nyk Thomas, Adrianna Wright.

• Second Grade: Taniyah Brown, Destiny Delaney, Xzoriona Frazier, Zada Frazier, Kaden Freshour, Greggory Gilbert, Jasmine Jackson, Derrick Polite McLeod, Kamarae Smalls, Quiana Fields, Keith Chisholm.

• Third Grade: Maia Robinson, Jakhi Pusha, Kyla Francis, Nayatta Frazier, Lucas Green, Donovan Peterson, Tresean Blake, Damien Thomas, Arik Engermann.

Honor Roll

• First Grade: Ja’Laya Allen, Quashawn Bell, Iyanna Brewer, Alexis Brown, Lilly Brown, Carter Brunson Brown, Destiny Cole, Jordan Cowan, Sylise Edwards, Jaselle Evans, Tyrone Gadson, Ja’Shawn Griffin, Ashton Heyward, Travis Johnson, Bryson Langston, Nevaeh Morrall, Ari’Anna Mulligan, Derius Polite, Larissa Reynolds, Ty’Asia Rhodan, Destiny Rivers, Amiah Smith, Justice Trautman, Jada Washington, Jamel Washington, Sha’Neil Washington.

• Second Grade: Talaijah Bartley, Shamara Bevan, Raheem Blair, Paris Bowers, Ariyanna Brown, Dajahnee Bryan, Yamariah Bryan, Ireana Byson, Dylan Clark, Melissa Cobb, Jayvion Coleman, Serena Diaz, Justin Evans, J’mya Jenkins, Diamond Kelly, Sa’mya Livingston, Tayla Manigault, Zoe Miller, Keyairaha Mitchell, Christopher Polite, Tramahn Polite, Dareginald Rhodes, Devin Sanchez, Jamarri Scott, Michael Smith, Sa’niyah Williams, David Evans, Skylar Fears.

• Third Grade: Benjamin Brooks, Jamia Blair, Dyamond Harris, Glenn Carter, ames Bennett, Gavin Clark, Quaeshawn Fields, Zanayah Hipp, Kalyn Moultrie, Benjamin Sanchez Morales, Khalisa White, Ashantee Capers, Kenadia Steed Ryan, La’Maria Capers, Naheem Decosta, Abygail Hosmer, Mariona Mulligan, Zaria Green, Cameron Roper, Clifton Major, Zariya Pearson, Jamilah White, Alissa Woods

• Fourth Grade: Katlyn Smalls, Kai’Shawn Jenkins, Luis Garcia, Ray Pryor, Jada Jenkins, Raven White, Willie Webb, Quintilian Fields, Sierra Harley, Laiona Middleton, Trey Speegle.

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Reflections of the past six years at Coosa Elementary

By Carmen Dillard, principal

As the last few days of this school year draws to an end, I find myself very reflective and appreciative of the last six years. I began as principal of Coosa on July 1, 2008 after relocating to Beaufort, South Carolina from Atlanta, Georgia.  I left my family, a school where I had worked the past 13 years, and the familiarity of the place I was born and raised to begin a new chapter in my life.  I can honestly say that while that change was a bit scary at times, it was also invigorating, and I think, meant to be.  I have grown so much as a professional, and have enjoyed seeing Coosa continue to grow and expand its culture of high quality and excellence.

I was just reviewing our school staff roster, and since I began in 2008, Coosa has maintained many of the same teachers — in fact, two-thirds of the staff have been here that length of time or longer.  The remaining one-third of the staff joining us since 2008 have brought new ideas and positive energy.  I think we have a healthy mix of professionals who see the benefit of working together to ensure our students receive high-quality instruction.  They are ever-mindful of each student’s individual learning needs and are committed to being a positive role model for students.

Over the past six years, our Coosa school family has struggled with serious illnesses.  Seven have had cancer, and two are still undergoing treatment.  These hardships have brought us even closer together as a school staff as we rally around these individuals. This does not go unnoticed by our students.  From our actions, they are learning compassion, consideration, and helping others less fortunate.

In addition to the dedicated Coosa staff, our students continue to benefit from our benevolent community who see the value in reaching out to work with and prepare our next generation.  For our military families, we have a full-time Military Family Liaison Consultant.  Mrs. Alley is well-loved by our military impacted students, and they look forward to spending lunch time with her.  Our Rotary Readers from the Beaufort Rotary come to school each week not only to help students in need of additional reading assistance but develop a friendship with these students who often need to build confidence.  The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department and Lady’s Island Fire Department are frequent visitors to the school and serve as role models for the students.  Our business partners, Home Depot and Martin and Lindsay Landscaping, were instrumental in providing time, labor, and materials to help us make our Memorial Reflection Garden a reality this past year.  Each 1st Friday of the month, we have Coosa dads (and other father figures) join their children for the All Pro Dad breakfast.  Finally, our many parent volunteers continue to spend countless hours at school working with students, or assisting in the classroom or building to make all of our jobs a bit easier.

I have to say that the biggest accomplishment during my 6 years at Coosa has been implementing “The Leader in Me.”  Coosa is proud to be the first leadership development school in Beaufort County based on the late Dr. Stephen Covey’s books The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The 7-Habits, which serves as the framework for the school theme of “Lowcountry Leaders”, teaches students how to make good choices, plan ahead and prioritize, work well with others, and take care of themselves — body, mind, and spirit.  It is embedded into the school culture and curriculum throughout the day and even beyond. I feel a great sense of pride for our growing leaders when individuals (perhaps some of you) have attended one or both of the annual Leadership Events and remark how impressive it is to see these youngest leaders taking on responsibility and demonstrating the leadership skills they are continuing to develop.  We continue to see the benefits: a continual drop in disciplinary referrals, students genuinely interested in setting goals, tracking their progress, and displaying good citizenship.  All of this develops greater self-confidence, a sense of direction and purpose, and a positive and healthy school climate for learning.  I am delighted we get to keep our 4th grade leaders an additional year as 5th graders to hone those leadership skills even more.

As I prepare to leave this wonderful school and take on a new challenge and direction in my life as Director of Elementary Academic Assistant for the Beaufort County School District, I am eternally grateful for the years I have had being Coosa’s principal, the many friendships I have developed in the community, and last but not least, the children who have touched my life.  I will miss them a lot, but as I tell them, I know where I can come to get a “kid-fix” when I need one.

In all seriousness, I leave Coosa knowing that the tradition for excellence will carry on — it was here before I arrived and will be here after I leave.  The school will be in good hands under the leadership of Mr. Charles DelForge, who begins officially as Principal of Coosa on July 1. He had the opportunity to spend the day at Coosa on May 23 to meet school staff, students, and parents.  The students were very excited to meet him and were so gracious.  Mr. DelForge and I will continue to work closely to make the transition for the school as smooth as possible.

Finally, thank you all for all you have done to make my life richer by being a part of this community. I will always be grateful for this experience and truly believe it will better prepare me as I begin my work with all elementary schools in Beaufort County.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally printed in the Lady’s Island Business Professionals Association Newsletter.

 
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Veteran Beaufort educator elected president of the SCEA

Bernadette R. Hampton, a mathematics instructor and mathematics department chairperson at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, has been named President of The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA). She will serve a four-year term beginning in June.

In addition to her 20-plus years of classroom experience, Ms. Hampton has a lengthy history of involvement in advancing her profession. Before becoming President-Elect of The SCEA, she served four years as Vice President of The SCEA and was President of The Beaufort County Education Association (The BCEA) for six years. She continues to maintain long-term memberships in the National Education Association (NEA), The SCEA, and The BCEA. In addition, Ms. Hampton is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Ms. Hampton holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Morris College, from which she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to earn a master’s degree in education from Cambridge College and a master’s in teaching from the University of South Carolina. She also serves on the Morris College National Alumni Association Leadership Team. Her scholarly work has appeared in multiple publications.

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Dataw Island Club hosts ‘BA Day’ for students

Beaufort Academy would like to thank Dataw Island Club for hosting “BA Day” for Beaufort Academy students ages 6 and up on Saturday, June 7. The golf, the tennis (despite a bit of rain), the croquet, and of course the ice cream all made for an awesome day.

BA students Lauren Bartlett, Emma Grace Dinkins, Leith Gray, Campbell Dukes, Ansleigh Pingree, Witt Compton, Lucas Matte and G Simmons receive tennis instruction from Dataw Island tennis pro, Warren Florence, and instructors Addie Everidge and Hannah Verity.

BA students Lauren Bartlett, Emma Grace Dinkins, Leith Gray, Campbell Dukes, Ansleigh Pingree, Witt Compton, Lucas Matte and G Simmons receive tennis instruction from Dataw Island tennis pro, Warren Florence, and instructors Addie Everidge and Hannah Verity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA students Brian Rhatigan, Brock Bettle, Cal Harvey, Grace Simmons, Ledare Pingree, Kate Luckey, Olivia Dinkins, Sumner Pingree, Alex Compton, Brycen Ambrose and Claire Tumlin receive golf instruction from Dataw Island Club instructors.

BA students Brian Rhatigan, Brock Bettle, Cal Harvey, Grace Simmons, Ledare Pingree, Kate Luckey, Olivia Dinkins, Sumner Pingree, Alex Compton, Brycen Ambrose and Claire Tumlin receive golf instruction from Dataw Island Club instructors.

 

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BA summer camp culminates with a luau

The first week of Beaufort Academy’s summer camps for ages 3-6 culminated on Friday, June 6, with a luau. The weeklong camp was titled “It’s My Party” and students helped choose the theme. For the final party on Friday, the students created all of the invitations and the decorations, and put on a luau song and dance. Pictured at left: Campers at BA’s summer camp perform a luau in full Hawaiian attire.

BA Summer Camp

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School notes

BATTERY CREEK HIGH

Congratulations to Matalyn Dearsman, Illyona Johnstone, Gabriela Portela, and Rebekkah Scott for passing the Health Science National Assessment.  This test consisted of questions from all four years of the health science curriculum. The instructor was Ms. Lydia Williams.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• BA summer hours, office will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Fall Sports pre-season practices have begun.  Contact the coach (available on the BA website) or the front office at 843-524-3393 for more information.

• Sign up today!  Beaufort Academy is hosting Boys Basketball camps the week of July 21 for boys in grades 3-8!  Camps are open to the community.  Contact us at 843-524-3393 or see the website, www.beaufortacademy.org, for more information.

BEAUFORT HIGH

Incoming Beaufort High School HOSA President Bhoomi Patel receives the 2014 Lowcountry Region CATE Service Learning Award from Ms. Kathy Bradford, the Lowcountry Regional Career Specialist. HOSA won this award for their achievement with the Low Country Blood Alliance in their record setting 133 units of blood donated during the 2013-2014 school year.  HOSA members worked with the Blood Alliance Staff to coordinate the drives, provided internal marketing, pre-screening and registration for the drives and helped with traffic control during the drives.  Also pictured are (left to right), Allison Kindwall, incoming HOSA Treasurer; Sara Simpkins, Incoming Secretary; Ms. Bradford; Ms. Patel; and Briannua Chaplin, Incoming HOSA Vice-President.

Incoming Beaufort High School HOSA President Bhoomi Patel receives the 2014 Lowcountry Region CATE Service Learning Award from Ms. Kathy Bradford, the Lowcountry Regional Career Specialist. HOSA won this award for their achievement with the Low Country Blood Alliance in their record setting 133 units of blood donated during the 2013-2014 school year. HOSA members worked with the Blood Alliance Staff to coordinate the drives, provided internal marketing, pre-screening and registration for the drives and helped with traffic control during the drives. Also pictured are (left to right), Allison Kindwall, incoming HOSA Treasurer; Sara Simpkins, Incoming Secretary; Ms. Bradford; Ms. Patel; and Briannua Chaplin, Incoming HOSA Vice-President.

Beaufort High sophomores Tyler Clancy and Sarah Holloway wanted to “make a difference” to their fellow man, and spearheaded a STOP HUNGER NOW event at Beaufort High School. Members of the BHS Interact Club, National Honor Society, ROTC and students from Riverview Elementary School were on hand to pack over 10,000 freeze dried meals that will be sent to Haiti. The school was so proud of the students who think beyond themselves, are interested in giving of their time and effort for the good of others, and prepare to take their place as global citizens.

BRIDGES PREPARATORY

Bridges Preparatory School’s fourth, fifth and sixth graders traveled to Atlanta to experience The World of Coke, an overnight adventure at The Georgia Aquarium, and a backstage tour of the CNN studios, where students watched a live broadcast and had a behind-the-scenes look at live news. Students, chaperons, and teachers were treated to the trip of a lifetime by having the aquarium to themselves for one night.

COOSA ELEMENTARY

CAMP INVENTION is coming back. In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Coosa Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun. This week begins on July 7, when Karyn Levesque will direct the Camp Invention MORPHED!™ program at Coosa ES. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is requiring students entering seventh and eighth grades in the 2014-2015 school year to obtain one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine on or after their 11th birthday.  In order to ensure compliance with this future immunization requirement, it is recommended to make an appointment with your child’s immunization provider as soon as possible to update the school’s immunization record. Please send a current South Carolina Certificate of Immunization record to the school indicating all of your child’s immunizations including the new Tdap requirement for your child’s school health record before August 18 when school starts for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Bridges Prep students build green roof models

Third graders at Bridges Preparatory School partnered with Kelli Franklin, a landscape architect in Beaufort, to teach students the importance of green roofs and the planning process behind them, which integrates math, engineering, design (new urbanism) and the environmental sciences.

Bridges third graders display their green roof models.

Bridges third graders display their green roof models.

During Mrs. Franklin’s visit to Bridges, she taught students about landscape architecture and showed them examples of green roofs in our country. Students were able to look at real landscape architect plans as well, and learn about the benefits of good planning on a STEM project.

Following this exciting lesson, students had to create their own plan to build a green roof. After drawing their plans, students used shoe boxes, crafts, and soil to plant grass seed on the top of their shoe boxes.

Each day students had to care for their green roofs and water them. They had some success and grass started growing on several roofs.

To wrap things up, students created a presentation on green roofs and their benefits to the environment. Bridges students thoroughly enjoyed the project.

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