Review Category : School News

“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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Battery Creek High essay winners

Gil Sanchez, Assistant Principal at Battery Creek High School announced two winners in the Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority Essay Contest from BCHS recently. Essays were judged on promotion of innovation in water resources, promotion of sustainable and green ideas, grammar, style and creativity in outreach and education. Congratulations go to Marcus Cook, a rising senior and Vanessa Madrid, a rising junior. Both students received an iPad Air. ...

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“I won’t grow up!”

Fifth grade students at Lady’s Island Elementary ended the year by performing Peter Pan on Tuesday, May 12th. The story was written by J.M. Barrie in 1904 about a boy who never wanted to grow up. The performing arts production, directed by Theatre Specialist, Lynda McLain, was full of colorful adventures with scurvy Pirates, dancing Mermaids, playful Lost Boys, adventurous Indians and the Darling family. Dance Specialist, Lisa Ten Eyck choreographed both the bubbling Mermaids in the lagoon and the Indian celebration dance. The role of Peter Pan was played by Kalysse Rivers, who was screened by BCSD as artistically Gifted & Talented. Several faculty members joined the Neverland crew of buccaneers: Smithey the Pirate was played by Harry Smith, Physical Education instructor and the hilarious Captain Hook was played by Jalissa Newton, School Counselor. A charming addition of the YOUNG OSPREY’s, comprised of 2nd and 3rd grade singers portrayed the Lost Boys and sang under the direction of Karen Harmon, Music Specialist “I Won’t Grow Up!” with Peter Pan.... ...

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Twins awarded scholarships

Beaufort High School twin senior girls, M.E. and Wesley Sanders, were recently awarded the local Kiwanis Club’s scholarship for $2,000 each. This is awarded to those students who exemplify hard work and perseverance throughout their high school experience. Great job ladies! ...

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Jaramillo named ‘Support Person of the Year’

Robert Smalls International Academy’s parent outreach specialist was named today as the Beaufort County School District’s 2015 “Support Person of the Year.”  Julia Jaramillo’s selection was announced at a breakfast recognizing schools’ individual honorees. “Ms. Jaramillo is the kind of employee that every school wants and every school needs,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss.  “She and the other support staff members we’re honoring today are the kinds of dedicated and hard-working people who make schools successful.” ...

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