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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rock Hill School District News For Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From Elaine T. Baker, Director of Information Services, Rock Hill Schools
Summer Camp
South Pointe, with Coach Strait Herron as director, will again offer a football camp this summer for boys. Click here for details.
"Battle of the Books"
Elementary library media specialists will host the second "Battle of the Books" event on Sat., April 28, at Old Pointe Elementary School. Fourth- and fifth-graders representing 16 schools will vie for prizes and awards by showing their knowledge on 10 books chosen by media specialists. 
Recycling Program Benefits District and Schools
The district's recycling partnership with the City of Rock Hill is off to a fantastic start based on first-quarter data. Our students are learning more about how to "save our planet," and our schools are earning money for their classrooms. The district's report can be found at Report on Recycling.doc.
"Keep Calm and Make Art"
The opening of Northwestern's Advanced Placement Art Show, "Keep Calm and Make Art," will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Auditorium Gallery.
Dismissal Times for Half-Days
Students are to be dismissed on May 29 and May 30 at the times provided below:
Elementary - 11:00 a.m.
Middle - noon
High School - 12:15 p.m.
Congratulations to . . .
Director Jeri McGuffin and the BelCanto Choir from Dutchman Creek Middle School which earned ratings of superior from all three judges, including sight reading, and placed fifth at the SCMEA Choral Festival last week.
Director Lisa Kania and Sullivan Middle School's 6th and 7th Grade Choir which scored a rating of superior on its performance at the Carowinds Festival of Music on April 13.
Sullivan Middle School's faculty and staff which raised over $1100 to support the fight against breast cancer.
Upcoming Performances
Rawlinson Road Middle School Dance Concert - 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, school auditorium - directed by Elise Archie Donations at "Dance for YOUR Life" will be sent to TeamEmmett (, a foundation for esophageal cancer awareness and research in Nashville, Tennessee.
Elementary Honors Choir - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, sanctuary of Oakland Baptist Church - free
The choir, directed by Becky Sanderson and accompanied by Gwen Colter, is comprised of 48  fourth- and fifth-graders chosen from the district's elementary schools.
Dutchman Creek Middle School Choral Dept. - 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 - school auditorium - directed by Jeri McGuffin - donations accepted   

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