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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rock Hill School District News For Wednesday, May 8, 2013 #rockhill #rockhillschools

Congratulations to . . .

Lynn Helms

tRock Hill High’s Lynn Helms on her selection by the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Division on Career Development and Transition as the 2013 SC State Outstanding Special Educator of the Year. This practitioner honor is awarded to a special education teacher, transition specialist, teaching assistant, job coach, or adult agency provider who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the career education, transition, and competitive employment of students with disabilities. 

  • South Pointe Principal Al Leonard on receiving the 2013 Scroggins Award at the S.C. Scholastic Press Assn. Spring Conference and awards ceremony on April 22.  Dr. Leonard received the award for outstanding contributions to scholastic journalism. He  was nominated by Cindy Koon, newspaper advisor, and the staff of SPiN, South Pointe in the News.
  • Elaine Baker, Director of Information Services, on receiving “Rewards for Excellence” from the S.C. Chapter of the National School PR Assn. for the district’s publications “Points of Pride” and 2011-12 Community Report.
Spring Concerts
  • May 9 & 10 – Rock Hill High Chorus, directed by Jonathan Hall, 7 pm, auditorium
  • May 14 – Rawlinson Road Middle School Bands, directed by Michael Skellett, 6 pm and 7 pm, auditorium
  • May 14 – Sullivan Middle School Orchestra, directed by Marsha Gross and Tanisha Gordon, 7 pm, auditorium, free
  • May 16 –Sullivan Middle School Concert and Jazz Bands, directed by Paul Guzewicz, auditorium, 7 pm, free
  • Susan Fields, advisor to the All Youth on Board Club at South Pointe High School, has announced that the Club will have a “donation” car wash this Saturday, May 11, at Jamieson’s Detailing at 1055 S. Anderson Road from 9 a.m. until noon. Half of the proceeds will be donated to South Pointe choral teacher Beverly Laney, who is waging a war against cancer.
  • In an effort to start a “Falcon” baseball program at Sullivan, 23 tickets to the upcoming Nationwide NASCAR race on May 25 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway have been secured in the General Motors Grandstand in rows 29 or 30.  The face value of a ticket is $56, but they are now for sale for $35. Interested race car fans should call or email Principal Mike Waiksnis at 981-1450 or
  • The D.O.  Instructional Staff has scheduled a drop-in on May 20 to recognize Stephen Ward on his retirement.
  • Graphics and computer students of Valerie Sims at Sullivan Middle School have been given the honor and privilege of creating  “Welcome Home” banners and posters for the local 178 Engineering Battalion that will be placed along the fences on the road to the military airport in Columbia and inside the airport. The soldiers are expected to return to S.C. between May 19-23.
“Future Trojans” Camp
Northwestern will host a football “Future Trojans” camp for students in grades 5-7 on Saturday, May 11. The camp, which is free, will be held from 9:00-noon on the NHS practice fields.
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

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