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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rock Hill School District News

Compiled by Elaine Baker:

Highlights of Nov. 26 School Board Meeting
The board recognized "Future Focus" Distinguished Climbers and 101 students in grades 3-8 who made perfect PASS scores in 2012.
Board members heard a report from the Summer Reading Coalition which awarded a check for $500 to The Children's School for having the highest percentage of students reading this summer.
On. Nov. 12 the S.C. Dept. of Education published state accreditation ratings and state report cards. In Rock Hill Schools, India Hook Elementary, Old Pointe Elementary, The Children's School, Dutchman Creek Middle and Rawlinson Road Middle had absolute achievement and growth ratings of "Excellent." Absolute achievement ratings for all of our schools were "Average" or above, and district ratings held steady at "Good" and "Average."
The following proposed high school courses will be added to the course catalog for 2013-14: Chinese 1, 2, 3; Discrete Mathematics; Sports and Entertainment Marketing; Guitar; Professional and Leadership Development; Mobile Apps Development; Veterinary Asst.; and Gerontology.
A new policy titled "School Nurses" was approved for first reading, and the board is interested in any input from employees. To view the policy, go to
More Info on State Football Championship
Tickets for the Northwestern vs. Greenwood state football game, which will be held Saturday at noon in the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, will be presold in the locations listed below:
NHS Athletic Department:  today – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ledo’s Pizza (on Herlong across from Fatz):  today – Friday; during normal operating hours
WRHI Office (142 N. Confederate): today – Friday; during normal operating hours
High School League passes will be the only passes honored, but they must be shown at the Northwest Pass Gate (across from fair grounds). Parking will be provided on the fair grounds for $10/car.
Northwestern Cheerleaders Place Third in State

Congratulations to the Northwestern Varsity Cheerleaders for being the Upper-State Runner-up and placing third in state competition Nov. 10. The team is coached by Koren Pantsari McManus.

December 11:  Sullivan Middle School Chorus Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM in the Sullivan Auditorium.  Free admission! Lisa M. Pecarina, Choir Director

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