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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rock Hill Schools Update for November 26, 2008

By Elaine Baker

Model UN Teams Receive Top Awards

Congratulations to Model UN team advisors, Cathy Griffin (Northwestern High
School) and JoAnn Keller (South Pointe High School), whose students received
individual and team awards at the Clemson Model UN competition Nov. 12-14.
Northwestern's team representing the U. S. took first-place overall honors,
and its team representing South Africa took third-place overall. South
Pointe's team representing North Korea received second-place overall honors.

Sullivan Middle Plans Carnival

The Leadership Academy Class at Sullivan, which focuses on community service
and is led by counselor Li Mia Bowen, will host a carnival on Sat., Dec. 6,
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to benefit Pilgrims Inn and the Back-the-Pack

¡Cecilia Boles, health teacher at South Pointe High School, has been
selected by the S. C. Dept. of Education as one of six teachers state-wide
to serve on the Biology Curriculum Project Committee. The committee will
develop scope and sequence documents along with a curriculum guide based on
state academic standards.

¡ Rock Hill Adult & Community Education received four awards at the
Celebrating Our Success Luncheon on Nov. 21. Congratulations to Director
Sandy Andrews and her outstanding faculty and staff. And speaking of Adult
Ed., a Para Pro class is scheduled to begin in mid-January. .

¡Rock High High School's Theatre Dept. will present an evening of four
original one-act plays at 7:30 on Dec. 4 & 5. Directed by Stephanie
Daniels, the plays are Borrowed Parts, You Can't Escape Fate, First Day
Nightmare, and Bring Me a Dream.
¡Congratulations to Serena Williams, coordina-tor of community services, who
will serve as co-chair of the South Carolina Dept. of Education's Volunteer
Coordinators' Advisory Board.

¡Jimmie Matthews, talented art teacher at Independence, will update the
historical Rock Hill public school timeline at the Flexible Learning Center.
Former employee, Harriet Bucy, initiated the timeline in 2004 and kept it
updated until her death last spring.

¡Dutchman Creek Middle School has a special treat in store for its female
students on Saturday morning, Dec. 13. The school, in conjunction with the
Girl Scouts, will hold a workshop on dealing with stress; determining what
foods are both yummy and healthy; and what's in fashion.

¡Richard Pickering, accelerated studies coordinator at Sunset Park, was
recently recognized by the Rock Hill City Council for "Community Hoops," a
summer basketball program initiated in 2000 to give area youth, ages 8-17,
constructive ways to spend their time. The program began with 80
participants but now serves over 500.

¡Rosewood ESL teacher, Abe Senbel, has an article published in Volume 55 of
the national publication, Journal of Media Literacy. Dr. Senbel's article is
titled The Journey of a Young Muslim from Morocco.

¡Congratulations to Kathy Stanley, with RH Adult Education, who will receive
a $23,000 grant on Dec. 2 from the Charities Board of Directors for BI-LO.
The grant will benefit the York County Literacy Association where Cathy
serves as coordinator.

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