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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rock Hill Schools Information For October 21

Northside Elementary School of the Arts was awarded a $5000 grant from the S.C. Arts Commission which will allow the school to continue to provide an arts integrated curriculum. The grant will provide funding for artist residencies and student theatrical performances by each grade level.                

Twenty-five $250 grants to fund unique learning opportunities are now available to members of Family Trust Federal Credit Union. Visit to complete an online application and to view the evaluation form. The deadline for applying is Oct. 29.

To help with funding for the Northwestern High School Jazz Combo's trip to New Orleans in January, band boosters will have a "Jambalaya for Jazz Night" before the NHS/Clover football game on Oct. 22 in District 
Three Stadium. From 5:30-7:30 on the grassy area outside the gate on Constitution Blvd., one can enjoy a large bowl of authentic cajun jambalaya and tea for $8. Beignets, pastries made from deep-fried dough, will also be for sale.  The NHS Jazz Combo, directed by Mark Yost, has been invited to perform at the 2011 Jazz Education Network National Conference.

The Junior Welfare League is retiring its Tapestry cookbook with a party at Rock Hill's White House (corner of White Street and  Elizabeth Lane) on Nov. 3. Proceeds from the cookbook have provided funding to the Early Learning Partnership, one of the district's

South Pointe High and its athletic boosters are planning a golf tournament on Monday, Nov. 8, at the Rock Hill Country Club.

The October edition of School Talk, a monthly TV show hosted by Supt. Lynn Moody on Cable 18, and produced by the students of the Applied Technology Center, features Tim Riley, Northwestern High School Resource officer, and Takela Burns, assistant principal at Dutchman Creek Middle School, talking about safety in the schools and "Distinguished Climbers" Deneen Gresham, a first grade teacher at Old Pointe, and Gail Rogers, district English as a Second Language coach, talking about their efforts as academic encouragers.

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