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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rock Hill Schools News for Wednesday, October 22nd

by Elaine Baker
A number of Rock Hill senior citizens will return to school today with tour guide Luanne Kokolis, associate supt. for planning. The seniors will visit South Pointe, Mount Holly, the Flexible Learning Center, and Dutchman Creek, where they'll enjoy having lunch with the students. 

Members of the RH School District Foundation will be at the Oct. 24 South Pointe football game to accept donations for "Back the Pack." They will have a tent set up in the District Three South Stadium (next to South Pointe) to accept individually packaged, non-perishable snack items and tax-deductible monetary donations.
Citizens who are interested in filling back-packs or stocking shelves can meet at the Flex-ible Learning Center on Wednesdays between 11:00-4:00 and on Thursdays between 8:00 -4:00.  
The Northwestern Purple Regiment, directed by Larry Wells, placed first and was named 4A Upper State Champion on Oct. 18. The band also placed first and named Grand Champion at the prestigious Western Carolina Tournament of Bands on Oct. 11.

The South Pointe Band of Thunder, directed by James Turner, placed fifth out of 19 bands at the 3A Upper State Championship on Oct. 18.

Family Trust FCU will hold a huge yard sale on Oct. 25 to raise money for the Children's Attention Home and Tender Hearts, a shelter for women and children. See attached notice for details.

Linda Hutchinson, coordinator at the Central Child Dev. Center, participated on a national writing team for new Environmental Education Standards for Early Childhood in Wichita, Kansas, October 13-15.

Dutchman Creek's Rebecca Lawson is the guest blogger for the National Middle School Assn. (NMSA) during October on the Public Broadcasting Service's (PBS) Media Infusion blog site. The topic is on resources that engage adolescents in learning and support their developmental and social needs. 

Supt. Lynn Moody will have lunch with secondary student leaders on Friday, Oct. 24, at The City Club. During her two years as superintendent, Dr. Moody has met with students numerous times just to hear their viewpoints.

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