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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rock Hill School News For February 22nd, 2012

From Elaine T. Baker, Director of Information Services, Rock Hill Schools

Gala Set for March 8
The Rock Hill School District Foundation will present its 20th Annual Spring Gala, "Showcase of the Arts," at 6:30 Thursday evening, March 8, in the gym at Rock Hill High School. Appetizers prepared by ATC culinary students of Suzanne Young will get the evening off to a great start, and then Outback Steakhouse will provide an exceptional dinner. The event will feature student artwork and performances by elementary, middle and high school students from across the district. Click here for all the information on attending this great event.
Appointed to Hospital Board
Supt. Lynn Moody has been appointed to the Piedmont Medical Center Governing Board. She will serve with six physicians and six community members. Her appointment runs through December 2014.
Education Speakers' Series
Dr. Anthony DiGiorgio, President of Winthrop University, will be the keynote speaker at the district's "Education Speakers' Series" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the auditorium at Rawlinson Road Middle School.  Dr. DiGiorgio will speak on the topic "Aligning Teaching and Learning in the Shift Age."
Employees Invited to Walk for ALS
Patsy Horn, a former teacher of the deaf at several schools in our district, wants to encourage everyone to participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) on April 28 in Charlotte. Patsy, who retired in 2011, has ALS and she's now at home and the new owner of a motorized wheelchair.
School Talk Focuses on Literacy
The newest School Talk television show will air on Cable 114, beginning this Friday, Feb. 24. The entire show is on literacy and how parents can help their children improve their reading skills. Hosted by Dr. Lynn Moody, the show features Polly Wingate (Reading Recovery Teacher Leader), Principal Tanya Campbell (Old Pointe), and reading recovery teachers Kim Simpson (Mt. Holly) and Derek Johnson(Northside).

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