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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rock Hill School News For Thursday, March11, 2010

The signature fundraising event for the Rock Hill School District Foundation will take place at 6:30 p.m. today(Thursday) in the main gym at Northwestern High School. The Culinary Arts Department at the Applied Technology Center will prepare and serve appetizers; Outback Steakhouse will provide an exceptional dinner; and guests will be treated to exciting entertainment by the Elementary Honors Choir, the Saluda Trail "Mayberry Crooners," and by the Northwestern Art Department, Elite Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Theatre Department, and the Troubadours. Proceeds provide thousands of dollars in mini-grants for district teachers and schools.

-Thursday, March 11, 2-6 p.m.
A jewelry fundraiser to benefit teacher Phyllis Paden-Adams will be held at York Road Elem. Canceled earlier due to bad weather, the fundraiser will feature a huge selection of Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry.

-Fri., Mar. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sat., Mar. 13,
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rock Hill High's Band of Distinction will sell pork BBQ plates and one-half chicken plates at $7 each at Hopewell Presbyterian Church at 1571 South Anderson Road. Pork BBQ will sell for $8/lb.

-Saturday, March 13, 8:00-10:30 a.m.
The Dutchman Creek Middle School Chorus will sponsor a delicious pancake breakfast at Fatz Café. Tickets will be $7 for adults and $4 for children. These can be purchased at the door.

-Monday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
The South Pointe School Improvement Council and the York County Ed. Assn. will co-sponsor an informational meeting in the South Pointe Aud. to address the state's public education financial crisis. Speakers will be Walter Brown, school board member, and Dr. Mike Fanning.

-Thursday-Saturday, March 18-20 (Free)
The York County Library will host its annual Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival at the Baxter Hood Center, featuring nationally known story-tellers (Donald Davis, Carmen Deedy, and Bil Lepp), blue grass music, and family entertainment for all ages. Call 981-5840 or visit for a schedule of events.

-Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Student leaders at Rock Hill High will host Youth Forum 2010 for teenagers, parents, and children age 11 and under.

-Sunday, March 21, noon-9 p.m.
The Zuma Fun Center in Charlotte will hold an "Open House" for employees of Rock Hill Schools. All employees will receive an unlimited ride wristband free. However, employees must present their employee ID to receive the wristband.

-Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.
All elementary schools will hold "Kindergarten Transition Night" for parents and rising kindergarten students. Parents will learn what their child will experience and what they can do to ensure that their child will be successful in school.

-Thursday & Friday, March 25 & 26, 7 p.m.
The Related Arts Department at Saluda Trail Middle School will present the popular musical, "The Music Man Junior." Admission will be $5 a seat, and tickets are now available by calling 981-1800.

-Central Child Development Center raised $410 for the American Red Cross for children affected by recent earthquakes

-Mount Gallant raised $1,226 for Pennies for Patients

-Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies raised $5,030 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

-Orientation for rising sixth-graders and their parents for next school year will be held at 6 p.m. Mon., April 19, in each middle school auditorium.

-Julia Millar, a grade 6 science teacher at Saluda Trail, has been invited to attend the Science PLUS Institute this summer at Roper Mountain Science Center near Greenville.

-For those who would like to see one of the "sweetest" murals ever, go to and view the work of art students of Ashley Beard at South Pointe High. This project, which required 42,000 gumballs, was funded through a grant from the Arts Council of Rock Hill and donations from area businesses. Over 42,000 gumballs were used in this creative endeavor.

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