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Saturday, May 10, 2008

District 3 News for May 9

School Board Member Becomes Blogger

To keep employees and community members better informed with the S.C.
General Assembly regarding public education, Walter Brown has become a
blogger. To open the blog, go to:

Foundation Awards Grants for Spring Quarter

Congratulations to the 10 spring winners of almost $6,000 in grant awards
from the RHSD Foundation:

Linda Hutchinson, Central Child Development Center

Janice Hyatt, Belleview

Sheleea Leonard, The Children's School

Gail Abernethy, Mount Gallant

Melisa Smith and Linda Mika, Mount Gallant

Kim Simpson, Mount Holly

Christi Beard and Stacy Bailey, Ebinport

Sue Lee, India Hook

Angela Constantine and Faye Myles, Finley Road

Kimberly White, India Hook

<Rock Hill Schools has a new website! Go to

and check it out.

<Congratulations to the directors of the band programs at Northwestern,
Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill High, South Pointe, and Sullivan on receiving the
S.C. Outstanding Performance Award. At the high school level, the award is
presented to bands that exhibit superior performance in all areas: marching
band, concert band, jazz band, region and all-state selections and solo and

<For those who love to play golf and who want to support a wonderful school
program, Rock Hill Schools will host the "Power of Mentoring" Golf
Tournament on Saturday, June 27, at Waterford Golf Course.

<Family Trust Federal Credit Union purchased a new sound system for the
Mayberry Crooners at Saluda Trail. The citizens of Mayberry, led by Sheriff
Saundra Booker, took a field trip to Family Trust this week to complete a
unit on money .

<Northwestern has scheduled the dedication of its Legacy Garden at 2:30 p.m.
on May 18. The garden is an impressive addition to the Northwestern campus,
and students will enjoy their opportunities to have class outside; hold
performances in an outdoor setting; and pay tribute to former teachers and

<Hats off to director Marsha Gross and her string students at Northwestern
who earned 24 superior ratings and 13 excellent ratings at the S.C. Solo and
Ensemble Festival. The Elite Chamber Orchestra received one point away from
a perfect score.

<A cell phone drive is being held for SAFE Passage, a domestic violence
protection/prevention organization. Donated phones will be refurbished and
issued to their clients for emergency use. The reception area in the
district office on Anderson Road will be one of the 20 drop-off sites around
the county.

<Progeny of Northwestern will hold its annual talent show, "One Night Only,"
at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the auditorium. Tickets will be $5 in
advance and $7 at the door. For more information, contact Desmond Cato via
email or by calling 981-1208.

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