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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fundraiser For Back The Pack - and other Rock Hill School District News

Special needs students in Saundra Booker's class at Saluda Trail have designed Christmas cards (example on left) that will soon be for sale. Family Trust Federal Credit Union plans to print the cards, 10 to a box, with different designs and sell them for $10.

Textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in S.C.'s public schools will be on display for the public through Nov. 8 at 23 colleges and universities, including the Richard W. Riley College of Education at Winthrop. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on Dec. 9.
The Northwestern Troubadours been invited to perform on a PBS special on March 10. The special will coincide with "Music in Our Schools Week."

Needy students at Mount Gallant were recently surprised when they received brand new shoes from "Steppin High," a local non-profit group.

Rock Hill High will take orders through Nov. 16 for Boston Butts. The cost will be $25 with the proceeds benefiting the school's wrestling team. To order, contact Coach Cain Beard or Gary Partlow at 329-3034. The roasts will be available for pick up on Nov. 20 and 21.

South Pointe's literacy magazine staff continues to receive rave reviews. One student's work was selected to be on the cover of the Scholastic Review magazine which has been distributed to all high schools in the state.

Orchestra teacher, Kimberly Le's article titled "Finding Your Musical Oasis", can now be read in the October issue of Teaching Music, a publication of MENC, the national association for music education.

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