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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rock Hill School District Update #rockhill #rockhillschools

Congratulations to:
  • the PTO at The Children's School at Sylvia Circle on being selected as "Honorable Mention" by PTO Today in its search for the Parent Group of the Year. Names of all winners will be included in the Sept. issue of the magazine (
  • Kelsey Collins, a student at Saluda Trail Middle School, whose historical paper, Gray’s Anatomy...Not Just a Primetime Hit Show, received a national award for best junior entry in S.C. and placed 10th in the nation in National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in June. Kelsey (in photo) will attend Rock Hill High in August.

  • School Board Member Terry Hutchinson who has reached Level 1 of the Boardmanship Institute of the S.C. School Boards Assn. Trustee Hutchinson was elected to an at-large seat on the school board in November 2012.
Calendar Planners
Once again, Family Trust Federal Credit Union will provide calendar planners for district employees. Schools and offices should receive them on or by August 1.
iRock Community Meetings
Community-wide iRock meetings will be held from 5:00-6:00 on Tuesday, July 30, at Castle Heights Middle School and from 5:00-6:00 Thursday, August 1, at Dutchman Creek Middle School. Members of the iRock Leadership Team will provide general information and answer questions on iRock to any interested parent or community member who wishes to attend.  These meetings, which will be held in the media center, are not for orientation on the use of iPads. Orientation meetings will be held in the schools.
Free Tdap Clinic
Rising seventh-graders in S.C. are now required to have a Tdap vaccination before they begin school in August. Tdap protects students against whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus and diphtheria.  A free Tdap clinic will be held at the York County Health Dept. (1070 Heckle Blvd. in Rock Hill) from 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, August 10. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-800-403-4047.
Summer Building Projects
  • Roofing work at Rosewood and Oakdale Elementary Schools
  • Traffic/stacking enhancement at Northside Elementary School
  • HVAC work at Northwestern High School, Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School and Applied Technology Center
  • District-wide card access installation 
  • Safety vestibules at York Road Elementary, Old Pointe Elementary, Independence Elementary, Mount Gallant Elementary, Castle Heights Middle, Dutchman Creek Middle, Central Child Development Center, Saluda Trail Middle and The Children's School at Sylvia Circle
  • District-wide Installation of cameras
  • Parking lot improvement at Richmond Drive Elementary School 
Complimentary Passes
  • Gold Apple - Updated cards will be distributed to the schools in early August to provide to all employees.
  • Club 65 - These cards for senior citizens have been updated and will be available in the district office and at high school football games in August. The cards now allow seniors to attend all district-sponsored athletic events.
July 22 School Board Meeting
The July 22 school board meeting will not be the typical business meeting of the board, and it will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the district office rather than the usual hour of 6:00. The board will meet briefly in Open Session to approve  personnel recommendations and then enter Executive Session to discuss the annual evaluation of  the district leadership. The board is then expected to return to Open Session with a statement.
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

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