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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rock Hill School District News For April 24 #rockhill #rockhillschools

Administrative Professional’s Day
Rock Hill Schools is proud to salute its many staff members who work in offices throughout the district answering telephones, greeting guests, helping students, and keeping administrators sane by keeping offices up and running efficiently. 
Noteworthy Dates
  • April 25 & 26 – “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” by Mount Holly’s 4th and 5th graders and directed by Kim Sloan, 7 pm, Castle Heights Middle School Auditorium, $5
  • April 26 – “The Elements of Leadership” conference for middle schools’ student councils, 4:30-6:30 pm, Saluda Trail Middle School, organized by teacher Julisa White
  • April 26 – Bingo & Silent Auction, Lesslie Elementary, 5:30-9:00 pm 

  • April 28 – Celebration of new office area at Lesslie Elementary, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • May 1-3 and 6-7 – Teacher Appreciation Days
  • May 5 – Spring Concert by Elementary Honors Choir, 3 pm, sanctuary of Oakland Baptist Church, free. Becky Sanderson (York Road Elementary) serves as director, and Gwen Colter (Independence Elementary) serves as associate director and accompanist. Ms. Sanderson will be retiring at the end of the year making this her last Honors Choir Concert.
  • May 8 – National Nurses Day (Some listings specify May 6 while others list May 8; the district has chosen May 8.)
  • May 20-24 – Bus Driver Appreciation Days
  • Summer 2013 – Winthrop “Improve” Basketball Camps with Coach Pat Kelsey 
TY Finalists Featured on ETV
“In Our Schools,” a series of TV programs produced by the S.C. Dept. of Education and ETV that focuses on positive educational initiatives in public schools, will feature the five finalists for the S.C. Teacher of the Year on Sunday, April 28, at 1 pm on SCETV. One of the finalists is Jeff Venables, a chemistry teacher at Northwestern and RHS Teacher of the Year. The S.C. Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet in Columbia on May 1, and the celebration will be aired at 1:30 pm May 12 on the same ETV channel(s).
Congratulations to . . .
  • the Bel Canto choir from Dutchman Creek Middle School on earning superior ratings in performance and sight singing at the April 18-19 State Choral Festival in Columbia and placing  third in the state in the treble division of the competition. Jeri McGuffin is the proud director. 
  • Old Pointe Elementary School on turning 10 years old. The school celebrated its birthday on April 19 with birthday cake for students and all guests which included the 14 original staff members.
  • the district’s top energy-saving schools—Oakdale Elem., Castle Heights Middle, Rawlinson Road Middle and South Pointe High.
  • Old Pointe Elementary on receiving a $1,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support the iRock initiative.  The grant application was successfully written by Principal Tanya Campbell.
Computer Basics Class
Rock Hill Schools Adult and Community Education will offer a Computer Basics Class five evenings in May, beginning May 9 at the Adult Education Center (Flexible Learning Center). The cost will be $50, and those interested should call 803.981-1375 and reserve a seat.
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

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