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Thursday, January 31, 2008

District Three Information for 1-30

Black History Month
February is Black History Month, so the local news media will be looking for unique classroom or school activities to feature. If anyone wants to promote what's happening in their school, please contact Elaine Baker via e-mail or at 981-1008. Teachers should also note that Clinton Junior College's Dalton Gallery now features a number of exhibits on diversity which are open and free to the public. Gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. –

8:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
     In addition, February is also the month for observing the following dates:
        <National Children's Dental Health Month, Feb. 1-29
        <National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4-8
        <National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23
        <Presidents' Day, Feb. 18 (a holiday in Rock Hill Schools)
Information compiled by Elaine Baker

<Eighth-graders throughout the district will have the opportunity to participate in "National Ground Hog Shadowing Day" on Feb. 1. According to Lisa Robbins, coordinator, a large number of students will participate.

<Northside Elementary School of the Arts will be recognized on the Senate floor of the S.C. Legislature on Feb. 12 for receiving the Creative Ticket Award from the Kennedy Center. At a luncheon later that day, which will be attended by 75 legislators, district arts persons, and state arts advocates, 25 Northside students will perform a couple of songs they plan to sing at the Kennedy Center in March.

<A publication of the S.C. Reading Recovery Advisory Council, "The Literacy Spot Award 1996-2007: A Quest for Excellence," features an article on District Three and a long article written by Jane Sharp, principal at Belleview. Richmond Drive was the only school in S.C. in 2007 to receive the "Literacy Spot Award."

<The Challenger program now has an inclement weather line, 803.981-1565.
<The York County Council will sponsor a ribbon-cutting celebration at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 8 in recognition of the completion of the South Pointe Trail, which provides a safe walkway for students attending South Pointe. This project was completed through the collaborative efforts of the County, the City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill Schools, and the Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS) organization.

<Band directors at all middle and high schools are truly proud of the 80+ students who have been selected for All-Region and All-State bands. Hats off to Jermaine Evans (CHMS), Larry Wells (NHS), Mike Doll (RRMS), Joe Gulledge (RHH), James Turner (SPH), Jocquin Fuller (SMS), and Myra Amler (STMS). Rock Hill High had 25 qualifiers, which was the band's best total in over 20 years.

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