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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rock Hill School District News

Rock Hill School District News:                                              

  • Everyone is invited to participate in the Budget Challenge to learn ways to balance the districts budget which is currently projected to be $8.5 million dollars short. You may click here to practice through March 31. 
  • Teachers Sandra Thompson (Ebinport Elementary School), Nia German (Sullivan Middle School) and Arcielo Letigio (Sullivan Middle School) have been selected to attend the Science PLUS Institute at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville (SC) this summer. They will receive training in science teaching methods and activities. 
  • HOSA advisers Janie Collins and Laurel George and 12 students from the Applied Technology Center won top honors (including eight first-place awards) at the state Health Occupation Students of America Conference.  
  • South Pointe High School choral music teacher, Beverly Laney, and the South Pointe High School Concert Choir have been selected to perform at the SC Teacher of the year banquet on April 27 in Columbia.
  •  Saluda Trail Middle School's annual musical production by the Related Arts Department will be Disney's Aladdin Jr. Show time will be 7:00 p.m. on March 31 & April 1 in the auditorium. Admission will be $5. 
  • The District Three Honors Drama students, directed by Tamara Altman, will present the musical extravaganza, Hairspray, in the Northwestern High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. March 31-April 2 and at 3:00 p.m. on April 2 & 3. Tickets will cost $15/adults and $10/students. They can be reserved by e-mailing
  • The Rock Hill High Theatre Dept. and the Musical Theatre class will present the family musical Honk, Jr. at 7:30 p.m. April 7 & 8. Tickets will be $8/adults and $6/students. Directed by Stephanie Daniels, Honk is a contemporary comic adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.   
  • Northwestern High School's cheerleaders will be selling bales of pine needles from the gym parking lot on Saturday, April 9, from 8:00 am -2:00 pm. Bales will sell for $4.75. 
  • The district's first "Battle of the Books" competition will be hosted by India Hook Elementary School on Saturday morning, April 9. Students from 14 of our elementary schools, all who have read 3-7 award-winning books selected by our media specialists, will participate. 
  • South Pointe's School Improvement Council is sponsoring an event on Monday, April 11, from 6:30-7:45p.m. to inform educators, parents, and the community on the funding crisis. Dr. Mike Fanning, executive director of the Olde English Consortium will be the speaker.  
  • A Community Youth Forum will be held on Thurs. evening, March 31, in the Rock Hill City Hall Council Chambers. A reception with food and prizes will be held from 5:30-6:00 pm, and then the program will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm. Teens will share ideas about the challenges of building self-esteem, improving body image and confronting bullies. Keith Wilks, executive director of student services with Rock Hill Schools, will serve as facilitator. Jane Alleva, director of the York County All On Board Coalition, will be the guest speaker. The forum is titled "Get Your Swagger Back." 
  • Spring plants are now available in the Applied Technology Center's greenhouse. 

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