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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rock Hill School News For Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rock Hill Schools will host a forum for the seven candidates for the State Supt. of Education on Thursday evening, April 29, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Sullivan Auditorium. Candidates are Frank Holleman and Brent Nelson (Greenville), Elizabeth Moffly (Awendaw), Kelly Payne (Columbia), Mick Zais (Newberry), Gary Burgess (Pendleton), and Tim Moultrie (city unknown).

Candidates will be given time to promote their platform on public education, and questions will asked by moderator Manning Kimmel, co-owner of local radio station WRHI (1340 am).
Each year the federal government allocates more than $400 billion to states and communities based on census data. This data is used to determine locations for hospitals, new housing developments, and other community facilities. The data also determines boundaries for state and local legislative and congressional districts.
During the 2000 Census, S.C. was 49th among the states in its participation rate, above only Alaska. That undercount translated into millions of dollars in lost revenue for our state.
Rock Hill Schools has partnerred with the Census Bureau to encourage everyone to complete the 2010 questionnaire that has already been received in many households. Those who complete and return the questionnaire by April 1 will not have a home visit by a census worker.

-Thursday, March 18, 4 p.m.
Saluda Trail will hold a 3 on 3 basketball tournament to raise money for the V (cancer) Foundation.

-Saturday, March 20, 4 p.m.
The S.C. All-State Chorus will perform in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop, featuring 450 of the best high school singers in the state and many of them from our high schools.

-Lesslie Elementory School raised $3,055 for " Jump Rope for Heart" (Trey McDaniel, coordinator)

-Richmond Drive Elementary School raised $1,857 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Sally DeWeese, coordinator) and $317 from book fair profits to the Red Cross for Haiti Relief Fund (Donna Armstrong, coordinator)
-York Road Elementary School raised $2,585 for "Change for Changing Haiti" (Nakia Barnes/Susan Hosea/Patrick Robinson/Lucy Brazzell, coordinators)
-Oakdale Elementary School raised $552 for American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund (Sharon Huffman and Sarah Johnson, coordinators)

-Independence Elementary School Raised $4,235 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Maria Sylvester, coordinator)

-Old Pointe Elementary School raised $2,003 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Suzanne Dalesandro, coordinator)

-Tyson Gardin and Crystal Gantt, from Castle Heights Middle School, recently were honored by the S. C. Middle School Assn. with a "Middle School Magic" award for innovative instructional ideas. Only five
awards were given state-wide.

-Dr. Donald Williams, the AP/IB biology teacher at Northwestern High School, will spend his spring break in Frankfurt, Germany, as a judge for the European Regional Science and Humanities Symposium science fair.
-Major John Murray, senior aerospace science instructor at Rock Hill High School, is proud of the school's drill team which won one first and two second-place trophies at the recent drill meet at Indian Land High School.

-Michelle Kyzer, from Lesslie Elementary School received an $800 grant from Target which will be used for the third-graders' field trip to the State House in Columbia.

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