Review Category : School News

Lady’s Island Elemenary hosts Sport Stacking Competition

Lady’s Island Elementary School recently hosted the WSSA Memorial Day Stack Contest. This sanctioned sport stacking tournament was the final competition of the school year for the team. In addition to the LIES stackers, competitors came from SC, NC, and GA, including nine members of Team USA. The current world champion and multi-world-record holder, William Orrell of Clemmons, NC was the All Around Champion. Orrell also set a new potential world record in the 3-6-3. The top female stacker was Anna Smith of Lady’s Island Elementary who set four new potential state records. The top LIES stackers were Patrick Myers and Jayla Champion. Other local first-place age-group winners included Frederick Waddell (picture below on left), Antwan Simmons (picture below on right), Arthur Singleton, Jacob Bartlett, Dominick Brown, Kacy Fields, Jaden Baker, Elizabeth Santos, Za’Nieya Wilson, Eli Smith, and Molly Smith. ...

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Class of 2015 grads awarded $30 million in scholarships

The Beaufort County School District’s Class of 2015 has earned a record $30 million in college scholarships, and its members have acceptance letters in hand from more than 100 colleges and universities across the nation. This year’s record scholarship total represents a $3 million increase over last year and a dramatic improvement from $11.1 million just five years ago. “The kind of improvement is encouraging, and it says a lot about the commitment of our students, parents and educators,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. “It demonstrates our students understand the value of additional education after high school, and also that they’re willing to work hard to get that education and have successful careers.” More than a thousand seniors donned caps and gowns to receive their diplomas during this year’s graduation ceremonies at five high schools across the district. “High school graduation is a celebration that focuses on our students, and that’s as it should be,” said Board of Education Chairman Bill Evans. “But as we spotlight our students, we should also... ...

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Bridges Prep names new Head of School

Dr. Benjamin Rollins, an experienced teacher, school administrator and college professor, is Bridges Preparatory School’s new Head of School and will work to continue the innovative charter school’s academic and enrollment growth. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Rollins as our Head of School at Bridges Prep,” said Dee Matthews, Chair of the Bridges Board of Directors. “He brings an exceptional background, demonstrated success and enormous energy to our school. We look forward to great achievements.” Bridges Preparatory School, chartered by South Carolina in mid-2012, opened at near capacity in August 2013. Since that time the school has grown and solidified its presence in historic downtown Beaufort. The Bridges Board of Directors selected Rollins after an intensive six-month search. He formally starts July 1 but will be in Beaufort this month with his wife and two children. “He is a natural fit for our school,” Matthews said. “Dr. Rollins is an amazing teacher and that classroom success helps him connect with both the students and the teachers. He also understands... ...

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Annual Senior Tea — A Beaufort Academy tradition

Beaufort Academy’s 47th Annual Senior Tea was held at the home of the Verity family. The tradition was initiated in 1969 when the BA Board of Directors’ wives hosted a tea for the women of the first graduating class. The special tea was their way of honoring these young women by sharing with them the southern tradition of gracious entertaining. In 1973, the Junior Class in conjunction with the Parents’ Association took over the event and continues to carry on the tradition to the present day. Congratulations to the young ladies in the Class of 2015, and kudos to the Class of 2016 and the Parents’ Association on a wonderful event. ...

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“The only easy day was yesterday”

U.S. Marine David Braman gives inspiring graduation speech at Beaufort Academy If you had a child graduating Sunday from Beaufort Academy, they had the great opportunity to hear from a BA graduate who offered some solid life strategies for them as they take their first steps into the real world. David Braman is all of a whopping 44 years old and has managed to pack a lifetime of experience into those few years. He is almost a native as he arrived here with a military family when he was a toddler. He, and his three sisters, grew up in Beaufort and came to love and respect this amazing place we all call home. Dave always wanted to be a pilot. His memories go to a photograph of him next to his Dad’s plane at MCAS when he was four. If nothing else, Dave is a very focused young man. After graduating from the Citadel in 1992, he was accepted into the Marine Corp Officer Training Program. He affectionately calls the Marines,... ...

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BA field trip to the Nature Center

The second graders at Beaufort Academy visited the Spring Island Nature Center, where they were able to spend time touring several different Lowcountry habitats with Tony Mills who is the educational director for the Lowcountry Institute and a master naturalist. The students examined many different plants and animals native to the salt marshes, freshwater ponds, and woodlands of Beaufort, and many in their natural habitats. ...

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St. Peter’s names Teacher of the Year

St. Peter’s Catholic School is proud to announce that Emily Moore has been chosen as Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. In her three years at St. Peter’s, Emily has distinguished herself as a model of creativity and composure in working with her energy filled 4 year olds. Emily captures their attention and their imagination. Her classroom embraces the best of beehives and anthills: buzzing with the excitement of building together. Emily Moore is a proud mother as well as a teacher admired by all. ...

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The Crescendudes of Beaufort High

The Crescendudes of Beaufort High School’s Voices Chorus performed at the Beaufort Harbormaster’s Spring Show on May 2nd at the high school. The newly formed barbershop quartet opened the second half of the show for the professional quartet, The Con Men.  Shown left to right are Quinn Singleton, Jakob Trader, Xavier Parker and Ethan Lundgaard. Photo submitted by Pete Dickerson. ...

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For 7th & 8th graders who love science and math…

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is partnering with Beaufort County School District to deliver their iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp to rising 7th and 8th graders in Beaufort County. The day camp will be held June 15-18, at Bluffton Middle School. The online application is currently available at www.scgssm.org/iteams. iTEAMS Xtreme aims to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of computer science and technology through innovative hands-on, team-based projects. Working in teams and using the latest technologies, students will create mobile apps using App Inventor, create interactive objects using Makey Makey and Scratch, and create 3D models using 3D printers. iTEAMS Xtreme will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. The cost is $185 per student, including daily snacks, instructional materials and lunch on the final day of the camp. Financial aid is still available. The application deadline is June 8, 2015. Acceptance to iTEAMS Xtreme is based on academic merit. Learn more and apply online at www.scgssm.org/iteams. For questions, contact Darby Kirven at... ...

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Kimbrell inducted into Honor Society at Clemson

Luca Kimbrell of Beaufort is one of six Clemson University students inducted into the Nu Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) Honor Society at a recent ceremony on the Clemson University campus . Kimbrell is majoring in Elementary Education. Luca has learned the importance of creating achievable, short-term goals for himself that he can work on daily. Luca plans to graduate in 2017. Founded in 2004 at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Delta Alpha Pi recognizes the academic accomplishments of honor students with disabilities. The three Greek letters stand for disability, achievement and pride. All invited students with a documented disability must work with the university’s office of Student Disability Services and demonstrate an interest in the issues faced by those with disabilities. To be eligible for invitation, undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits and attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.10. Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credits and earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.30. ...

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