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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rock Hill School News For Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Julie Marshall, a fifth-grade teacher at Oakdale Elementary and 2009 Teacher of the Year for Rock Hill Schools, has been selected as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. If Julie's name is announced on April 28, she will succeed Bryan Coburn, Rock Hill Schools 2008 Teacher of the Year, and 2009 state teacher of the year.
Choirs at Northwestern and at South Pointe will be among 12 in the state that will be featured on March 8 on ETV's "Celebrate America" musical special at 7 p.m. (Channel 30 in Rock Hill). Northwestern's Choir, under the direction of Gene Bumgardner, will perform an arrangement of "Danny Boy" with nationally acclaimed composer Tim Janis. South Pointe's Choir, under the direction of Beverly Laney, will sing "America the Beautiful." The 2-hour show will spotlight our
state's youth and celebrate music that inspires.
-Monday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
The South Pointe High School Improvement Council and the York County Education Assn. will co-sponsor an informational meeting to address the state's public education financial crisis. Speakers will be Walter Brown, advocacy coordinator for the Rock Hill school board, and Dr. Mike Fanning, with the Olde English Consortium. During the hour-long
meeting, strategies will be offered to empower those concerned about public education.

-Thursday, March 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Rock Hill High School will host a Community Prom Showcase in the school gym to promote prom fashions and accessories. Vendors will be on hand the entire time, but a Prom Fashion Show will be held at 7:00.Admission will be $3.

-Saturday, March 20
The 8th Annual Jazz Discovery Music Festival at Northwestern High School will feature14 middle and high school bands from N.C., S.C., and Georgia and a number of jazz artists. The evening concert is sold out, but there are several opportunities to hear some great jazz during the day. Go to for a detailed schedule.
-More "Q & A" have been added to the district's website under the link "Budget Crisis 2010." Supt. Moody will present her "priority list" at the school board's work session on Monday, March 8, in the Sullivan Auditorium, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

-Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School raised $1,436 for the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society.
-York Road Elementary School has a new club called "Bulldog Buddies." It's comprised of boys in kindergarten through second grade who are
learning how to work together, give back to society, and become better individuals. After one week of collecting money for "Change for
Changing Haiti," students collected over $1,000. Hats off to Nakia Barnes, Susan Hosea, Lucy Brazzell, and Patrick Robinson, co-sponsors of the club.
-Jean Stillman, adviser to the Junior Beta Club at Saluda Trail, is reports that students collected 2779 non-perishable food items and
$1,279.10 to donate to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry on Crawford Road in Rock Hill.

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