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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rock Hill School District News for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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

Upcoming Performances
Mount Holly Elementary - Fourth and fifth grade students will perform the timeless story of Willy Wonka, the world famous candy man and his quest for an heir, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, and on Friday, March 30, in the auditorium at Castle Heights Middle School. The performance will be directed by Kim Sloan, and the price of admission will be $5.
Ebinport Elementary - Grades 1-5 will perform a spring musical, "A Small Part of a Big World," at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the South Pointe High School Auditorium. Directed by Lucille Harper, the show will feature songs and dances from all of the continents that students have been studying. Admission will be free.
Northwestern High School Blood Drive
The Friends of Rachel Club at Northwestern will host a community blood drive from 8:00-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the school auditorium. Donations will take about 45 minutes, and donors will receive a free t-shirt, sub and soda. To sign up in advance, e-mail Marlie Southern at
High School Choruses Place High in State Competition
Congratulations to our high school choruses that competed in the State Choral Festivals this past weekend:
South Pointe, directed by Beverly Laney, placed 2nd in the state in performance and 3rd in sight reading (3A Festival).
Northwestern, directed by Eugene Bumgardner, placed 2nd in the state in performance (4A Festival).
Rock Hill High, directed by Jonathan Hall, placed 3rd in the state in performance and 4th in sight reading (4A Festival).
Congratulations to . . .
Lisa TompkinsPam PoagJennifer MolnarCarolyn Lesslie and Paula Hough, advisors for the Rock Hill High FBLA team, which had all 12 of its team members place in the FBLA State Leadership Conference last weekend in Charleston. Four students, which placed first or second, are now qualified to advance to national competition this summer in San Antonio.
York Road Elementary's Gifted and Talented student Destination Imagination (DI) teams which won the  championship in the regional DI challenge competition in Hendersonville, N.C., on March 24. This is the second consecutive year that York Road has been the  winner. Hats off to  teacher Charlene Crocker.
Dr. Jeff Venables, a science teacher at Northwestern High School was  named the new Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Palmetto State Teachers Assn.
Northwestern's Chamber Orchestra, directed by Marsha Gross, earned a superior rating from all judges at the S. C. Orchestra Concert Festival.
South Pointe's Orchestra, directed by Heather Turner, earned a superior rating at the S.C. Orchestra Concert Festival.


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