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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rock Hill School District News For April 14, 2010

Carie Hucks, assistant. principal at Castle Heights Middle School, is the Relay for Life event chair for York County East, which includes Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and Tega Cay. The June 11 Relay for Life event will take place on the track at Castle Heights, but more teams from our area are needed to raise money.

Carie will hold a meeting from 4:15-5:00 on Mon., April 19, in the Rock Hill School District Office Training Room for employees who are intersted in forming or joining a team.
In observance of April being Child Abuse Awareness Month, the York County  Consortium of School Social Workers are inviting district employees to walk with them on Sat., April 24, from 10:00-noon on the track at Sullivan Middle School. The mission of the walk is to bring about an awareness of abuse and its impact on children and communities. Participants are requested to wear white t-shirts.                            


  • Will (Northwestern High School) and Elise Archie (Rawlinson Road Middle School), directors of the Northwestern High School winterguards, whose Cadet guard placed first in the state and whose JV and Varsity guards finished third and fourth, respectively. 
  • Derek McQuiston (India Hook Elementary School) and Kay McKinney (Sullivan Middle School) whose students placed first in the district in the State Supt.'s Writing Award competitions for fifth and eighth grade students.      
  • 16 staff members at Sunset Park Elementary School  competed in a 12-week "Biggest Loser" challenge and lost a total of 176.4 pounds. Challengers matched their weight loss pound for pound with  non-perishable food items which were donated to Pilgrim's Inn. 
  • Rawlinson Road Middle School Student Council and its sponsors, Debbie Cabaniss, Robin Ellison, Kathy Smith, Liz Marsh, and Maurice  Herrington on being #2 in the state on raising $9,025 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dutchman Creek Middle School and Sunset Park Elementary School were named as Honorable Mention for raising $6,442 and $5,056. Rawlinson Road Middle School also recently presented a check for $1,775 to one of its custodial employees to help family members who survived the recent earthquake in Haiti. 
  • Belleview Elementary School students and their families on raising over $1,700 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, $1,775 for the American Heart Assn., and for donating over 2,000 articles of clothing to the Hait Relief Fund.   

Noteworthy :

  • South Pointe High School will host its 4th Annual Stallion Football Camp for ages 6-13 during the mornings of June 7-10. Parents can sign up participants by contacting Bobby Carroll.
  • South Pointe High School's Track Team, in partnership with the Ford Motor Corp. and Clinton Family Ford, will host a U-Can Drive fundraiser at South Pointe from 9:00-3:00 on April 17. There is no cost to drive a car, but there can only be one driver per household and the driver must be age 18 or older.  
  • Lynn Bogan, a math teacher at Rock Hill High School, is one of  three final contestants in a national Promethean Board competition. Help Lynn win by going clicking here to vote.  Choose Math Blast with Promethean...and Beyond (pink sweater).  
  • Rawlinson Road Middle School will present "A Dancing Symphony" on April 16 at 6:30 in the school auditorium. The concert, directed by Elise Archie, will feature Rawlinson Road Middle School dancers, the Northwestern High School National Dance Honor Society, and second graders at Finley Road Elementary School. Admission will be free, but donations will be accepted. 
  • Patricia Horn, a teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing, has received a kitchen set from the Donors Choose organization for the project "Little Chefs Love to Cook." 

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