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Friday, March 11, 2011

Rock Hill School News

Congratulations to:

  • students and staff at Richmond Drive Elementary on collecting over $1,700 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sally's DeWeese fifth grade Gifted and Talented students will volunteer at the Special Olympics on April 8.
  • students and staff at Old Pointe Elementary on donating over $3,100 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Over the past nine years, the school has donated over $23,000. Counselor Suzanne Dalesandro coordinates this successful campaign.  
  • students and staff at Lesslie Elementary on collecting over $2,600 for the American Heart Assn. Coordinator and P.E. teacher, Trey McDaniel, says that over $25,000 has been raised in the last 10 years.
  • Mary O'Grady-Jones, at Sunset Park Elementary, and Charlotte Faulkenberry, at Sullivan Middle School, whose students are district winners in the State Superintendent's Writing Award competitions.
  • Old Pointe Elementary's Jacob Moree, assistant principal, and Lisa Baker, reading interventionist, for writing and receiving a $1,000 grant from PPG Industries. The money will be used to purchase nonfiction leveled texts for the school's literacy closet.
  • Celebrity Basketball Shootout To raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County, a "Celebrity Basketball Shootout" will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Mar. 18 in the gym at Sullivan Middle School. Celebrities include Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio, Police Chief John Gregory, York Tech President Greg Rutherford, S.C. House Reps. Ralph Norman and John King, and school superintendents Chuck Epps, from Fort Mill, and Rock Hill's own Lynn Moody. 
  • Northwestern High School's popular Jazz Discovery Music Festival Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., March 19, in the auditorium. The concert will open with Winthrop's Jazz Ensemble and close with the John Riley Quartet. Tickets, at $20, will be available at the door or by contacting Mark Yost, associate director of bands and festival organizer.
  • Finley Road Elementary will have a Bingo Night & Silent Auction from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, to raise funds for needs within the school. The school already has over $2,000 in auction items, such as vacation get-away baskets and free tuition for students to attend local summer camps.
  • The Charlotte Knights will host "Education Days" in April. A "Physical Fitness" day for grades 1-8 and a "Sport Management" day for grades 9-12 will be held on April 7, while "Math Day" for grades 4-8 will be held on April 12. Please check out for details.
  • Students in Edwina Gramuska's and Jennifer Molnar's classes at Rock Hill High are participating in a "delicious" fundraiser that will benefit Autism Speaks and provide financial support to the "Sweet Success" business run by Ms. Gramuska's students. 
  • Single parents with children with disabilities are invited to attend a workshop from 8:00-4:00 on March 12 at the Family Resource Center located at 410 E. Black. Sponsored by Family Connections, parents can find out what works, what doesn't, and get helpful tools to help juggle home and work. Call Yolanda at 803.366.4839 for more information.
  • Ebenezer Avenue Elementary will celebrate its 90th birthday on April 15. To raise funds for the celebration and for its courtyard beautification project, the school is selling bricks. Call 981-1435 for more information.

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