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Thursday, February 25, 2010

News From The Rock Hill Schools For Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Laney Burris, District Three's coordinator of school safety/risk
management, has been selected as the 2010 Risk Professional of the Year by the S. C. chapter of the national Public Risk and Insurance Management Association (SCPRIMA). The award recognizes and honors a public sector risk manager who has effectively coordinated and operated a risk management program for a S.C. public entity. Laney coordinates the district's crisis management program and works with law enforcement
and administrators on providing safe environments for students and staff.
The first of three "Town Hall" meetings on the district's budget will be held at The Cotton Factory tonight (Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 6PM). Bob Norwood, board chair, and Supt. Lynn Moody will listen to suggestions from the community on addressing the $9.4 million deficit.
On Saturday, February 27, 8-10 a.m., Ebinport's fifth-graders will partner with Fatz Cafe on Herlong for a pancake breakfast fundraiser.
The cost will be $7/adults and $4/children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Ebinport or at the door. For details, call 981-1550

On Tuesday, March 2, after school until 6 p.m., A jewelry show fundraiser for Phyllis Paden-Adams will be held at York Road Elementary. A huge selection of Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry will be on display, including the new spring line. All profits will go toward Mrs. Paden-Adams medical expenses.

Rock Hill Schools and the City of Rock Hill will participate in the National Education Association's Read Across America celebration March 1-5. Mayor Doug Echols and a number of York County VIP's will read to classes within the schools to show their enjoyment of reading as an
adult. NEA's national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. On this date the NEA calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.
Independence Elem. participated in St. Jude's Math-A-Thon and raised $1,133.77 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (school and youth program). This successful effort was led by April Ballard, receptionist, and Kirsten Hahn, math coach.

The students and staff at Ebinport Elem. raised a whopping $6,517.93 for the Haiti Relief Fund. The students worked really hard to raise money in honor of their day porter, Jean Gallette, who lost family members in the Haitian earthquake.

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