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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

District Three News for April 16

Compiled by Elaine Baker,  Rock Hill Schools Office

Music Programs Rated Superior
The district administration is proud of the following music programs which received ratings of superior at recent state festivals and contests: Northwestern's 9th grade, concert, and symphonic bands; Rawlinson Road Middle School Band; Rock Hill High's 9th and concert band and the symphonic band; South Pointe's Stallion Corral Concert Choir; and South Pointe's Orchestra. Congratulations to the students and their directors.

<Congratulations to the Central Child Development Center on its selection by the RH Branch of the American Assn. of University Women for an AAUW Educational Foundation Named Gift Honoree. The Center will be recognized at a dinner on April 29 at the Pope John Center.

<Rock Hill High's Baseball Team will hold its annual chicken BBQ on April 18 from 11:00-1:00 and from 4:00-6:00 on the school's baseball field. Plates, which include a chicken leg quarter, beans, cole slaw and bread, will sell for $6.

<Hats off to the students and staff at Old Pointe Elementary who raised almost $10,000 for the American Heart Assn. through the "Jump Rope for Heart" program. P.E. teachers Jason Werts and Jacob Stancil, coordinators, also deserve a round of applause.

<For those who need pine needles, look no further. The Northwestern cheer teams will sell bales for $4.50 on April 26 at 1355 W. Main Street (location for Regal Graphics). Contact for pre-orders.

<The Choral Department at Northwestern will present its Spring Show, "The Rhythm of Life," at 8:00 p.m. on April 30, May 1, and May 2. For tickets, call the Choral Department office at 981-1226.

<High school literacy coach, Jason Johns, and his RHH history study group are featured in the new S.C. Dept. of Ed.'s brochure "S.C. Reading Initiative: Advancing the Literate Lives of K-12 Students." The brochure contains great information on the program, the role of a literacy coach, and data on student achievement.

<As part of their Honoring Hometown Heroes project, kindergarten students at Oakdale will hold a Recycling Fun Day during the morning of April 22 and honor local people who work to keep our community clean and healthy. Students will participate in 10 stations with activities such as making newspaper hats, planting flower seeds, and going on a litter pick-up walk while learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

<Students of Christen Phifer, art teacher at Rosewood, have learned what it means to celebrate creativity, New Orleans style. Like a number of art teachers in the U.S., Christen responded to a call for artwork from Artsonia, the online art museum. Rosewood's art can now be viewed online at http:// HYPERLINK ""

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