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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rock Hill School District News For January 14, 2010

The Children's School at Sylvia Circle was named to the S. C. School Improvement Council's 2010 Honor Roll for its significant efforts to foster
civic engagement in public education. Eleven schools were selected to the Honor Roll state-wide, and five schools will be selected in February to advance to the Winners Level. The recipient of the 2010 Riley Award (named after former Gov. Richard Riley) will be announced on March 13. The Children's School is the only SIC Honor Roll School in York County.

Sullivan Middle School has been awarded an $800 Target Field Trip
Grant. The money will be used toward transportation costs for the school's "College Bound" road trip for eighth-graders to visit Winthrop, York Tech and USC-Lancaster.

Sunset Park Elementary School's Jodie Dennis, a fourth grade teacher, and Sally Shive, math coach, received a grant award of $800 from DHEC titled "Champions of the Environment." Sunset Park will use the money to increase student awareness of ways to conserve natural resources and teach
students how to save energy.

Sharon Gayton, a 1st/2nd multiage teacher at The Children School, has been awarded a 2010 Target Field Trip Grant for $800 to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia for her students.

Cindy Koon and the newspaper staff at South Pointe High School received two awards from the Scholastic Press Assn. in December. One award, which was
for Best Feature Story in the state, was on Spanish Teacher Laura Limerick.

"A Night at the Cotton Club" is a fundraiser that will benefit the Teen Health Center. Scheduled for Jan. 30 at the Cotton Factory downtown, the event will include lots of jazz and great food.

Tim Warner, an industrial technology teacher at Sullivan Middle School, is proud of Lauren Cholewinski, a former member of Coach Warner's track team.
Lauren recently became a member of the 2010 Olympic speed skating team!

Al Leonard, principal at South Pointe High School, and Senior Master Sergeant Clarence Woodham are proud to announce that two AFJROTC students—Rob Jolly and Ian Sanford—have received appointments to West Point and to the Air Force Academy respectively. This is the second consecutive year that two students at SPHS have received these prestigious appointments.

For a fun evening, attend the 4th Annual Miss Northwestern Pageant at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, in the school auditorium. This year's theme is "Elvis with Girls! Girls! Girls!" Tamara Altman, theatre arts
teacher, is serving as coordinator.

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