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Friday, July 18, 2014

Vining To Seek Another Term To The Rock Hill School Board #rockhill #rhsd3 #rhschoolboard

Jim Vining has announced that he will seek another term to the Rock Hill School Board. 

Vining said, "It has been my honor to have served the residents of Rock Hill School District Three and I am extremely appreciative for their strong support for our schools. I want to keep the focus on academic progress as we transition into new leadership and technology."

Vining currently serves as one of two at-large representatives to the Rock Hill School Board. He was first elected in 1998.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Superintendent Pew on Wednesday's Straight Talk - and other Rock Hill School News #rockhill #rhsd3

Dr. Pew on Radio Talk Show Today
Dr. Kelly Pew will be on WRHI’s daily community  talk show, “Straight Talk,” today at 12:30. To hear Dr. Pew, one can listen to WRHI, 1340 on the AM dial (or 94.3 FM), or go to the WRHI website, She will also be the featured speaker on July 23 at a meeting of the Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce Board.
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News Talk 94.3 WRHI
District’s Partners to be Recognized July 30
The district’s annual community partnership luncheon to recognize outstanding volunteers, business partners and civic organizations will be held on Wednesday morning, July 30, at Events at Manchester, beginning at 11:30. Laurabree Monday and Lucas McFadden, anchors at CN2, will serve as emcees.  
School Supply Lists for Students
School supply lists are on the district’s website under the “Parent” link and “Quick Links” on the front page.
Energy Star Schools
Congratulations to Belleview, Ebenezer Avenue, Old Pointe and Rosewood elementary schools on their designation as an ENERGY STAR school.  Buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent few greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation. These four schools will be recognized at the August 25 business meeting of the school board.
Back-to-School Celebration
The location for the August 15 Back-to-School Celebration has been changed to South Pointe High from Rock Hill High.  
Candidates for School Board
Three seats on the Rock Hill School Board will be up for election on November 4, seats now held by Jim Vining, Ginny Moe and Jane Sharp. Filing to run for the school board will take place at the York County Voter Registration Board in York between noon of August 1 and noon of August 15. Persons interested in running must reside in School Board Districts 2 (Moe) or 4 (Sharp) or run as an at-large (Vining) candidate.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rock Hill School News for June 8, 2014 #rockhill

 Ana Frey, ParentSmart Parent Educator has been selected as one of three Parent Educators from across the nation as Parents as Teachers “Parent Educator of the Year”. Ana has been serving families with ParentSmart since 2008. Ana serves a significant number of Spanish speaking clients who have children with special needs. Ana also serves as the interpreter for the medical clinic among here many other responsibilities at ParentSmart and the Family Resource Center.

Congratulations to . . .

  • Lionel "TK" Kennedy, assistant principal at South Pointe, on receiving his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from S.C. State University.
  • Wally Blankenshipa science teacher at RHHS, on being one of 80 teachers nationwide accepted into the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program. Wally will take an 8-week online course this fall, travel to Washington for a 3-day symposium in Feb., and then travel to his assigned country in the spring.
  • Harriet Jaworowski on being selected by Discovery Ed to talk about "RH's Digital Conversion Journey" at an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference on June 29 in Atlanta. 
Summer Medical Assistance
Many students may need medical care and/or sports physicals over the summer, and some may lack insurance.

A Visual Look at Teacher Grant Outcomes
Family Trust FCU has provided photos of some of their teacher grant projects which were completed this spring. To take a look, go to
Upcoming School Board Meetings
June 16 - Public Forum on Proposed Budget 2014-15, 6:00 p.m.

June 23 - Business Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

High School Student Needs Help to Attend National History Day Contest #rockhill #sphsstallions

Contact Joshua or South Pointe High School (801 Neely Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730,  (803) 980-2100) if you can help.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rock Hill School District News For June 3, 2014 #rhsd3 #rockhill

Congratulations to  . . .
  • students from all three high schools who made the S.C. American Choral Directors Assn. Honor Choir:
    Northwestern - 6 students (TJ Williams, director)
    Rock Hill High - 10 students (Jonathan Hall, director)
    South Pointe - 8 students (Eugene Bumgardner, director)
  • Sherry East, a teacher at the Phoenix Academy, who was elected vice president of the S. C. Education Association on May 22 for a four-year-term.
  • Mark Yost, band director at Northwestern, on receiving a regional touring grant from South Arts in the amount of $4,561 to support the engagement of the Steve Fidyk Parlour Project for public performances in March 2015.
  • Lisa Carrigan, program coordinator for career and technology at the Applied Technology Center, who is quoted in a recent Scholastic Magazine article 
Summer Camps

Bearcat Football

  • June 16-18 at Rock Hill High School
  • Ages 5 - rising freshmen
  • 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Pre-register = $75
  • Walk-up - $100
Visual Arts

3D Animation & 3D Game Design
  • Offered at York Technical College
  • June 9-13
  • For students currently in grades 8-10
  • Free
  • These camps are a part of a Dept. of Commerce innovation grant awarded to the City of Rock Hill.

Northwestern Junior Trojan Cheerleading

  • June 16-18S
  • Ages 3 and up

In other news  . . .
The Rock Hill Community Theatre will perform Godspell at Winthrop's Johnson Hall June 13-15 and June 20-22. Several of our high school students are in the cast, and the musical will be directed by Jimmy Chrismon, drama teacher at South Pointe. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. 
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

Thursday, May 22, 2014

S.T.E.M. Camp at South Pointe High School June 23-26 #rockhill

Join Us For the Discovery Education Summer STEM Camp at South Pointe High School
June 23-26, 2014
South Pointe High School
Rock Hill School District 3

8:30AM - 4:30PM
JUNE 23-26, 2014
801 NEELY RD. 

Registration Deadline
Dear Parents,
South Pointe High School is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Discovery ED STEM Camp. This unique camp will allow rising 9th graders currently zoned for South Pointe the opportunity to combine hands-on labs with engineering challenges and digital investigations. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering. This unique camp is one you have to experience for yourself.  Do not delay, sign up today!  Click on the links provided for you below in order to learn more about the STEM camp and register your student today!  We look forward to seeing your child at the camp.  


Michael Belk
Assistant Principal 
South Pointe High School

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