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Friday, October 11, 2013

Rock Hill School News #rockhillschools #rockhill

Congratulations to . . .
  • the Back-the-Pack weekend food program on its 5th Anniversary. More than 3,000 students in need have been served in this program sponsored by the Rock Hill School District Foundation. 
  • Saluda Trail Middle School on receiving, for the second consecutive year, the Distinguished Arts Program Grant through the SC Dept. of Education  A team comprised of Myra AmlerMargie ClarkAngie CopleyPam JohnsonLauren Yon and a steering committee of parents, teachers and administrators worked diligently to submit the application at the end of May. The $18,000 grant will support and enhance arts education at Saluda Trail Middle School by providing materials, improving the arts environment and funding field studies and artists-in-residence. 
Update on Superintendent Search
In preparation for the district’s Superintendent search, School Board Chairman Jim Vining has directed consultants, Coleman, Lew + Associates, to meet with representatives of the district and community during the next month to gather information needed to enhance the recruitment process. The list includes:
·         Teachers
·         Administrators
·         District Office Staff
·         School Improvement Chairs
·         Present and Past  District Superintendents
·         Rock Hill School District Foundation
·         Chamber of Commerce
Operation Medicine Drop
Between now and Oct. 26, unused, unwanted and expired medications can be disposed of at seven locations. 
School and Community Events
  • The Northwestern Trojan Baseball Team will host a golf tournament at Waterford Golf Club on Monday, October 14. See enclosed flyer.
  • The Children’s School at Sylvia Circle will have a Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 19. 
News from Adult Education
  • The Literacy Center is looking for volunteers to tutor adults one hour a week who need help with their reading and math skills. All materials and books will be provided. If interested, contact Courtney at
  • The Literacy Center is now selling Anne Worsham Richardson “Ornament of Hope” prints and ornaments, the proceeds of which will support literacy in the Rock Hill community.
  • A two-hour workshop on the basics of computers, iPads, iPhones and OSX will be offered on Nov. 14 from 5-7 pm. The workshop will be free, but space will be limited. If interested, call 803.981-1375 or email Brett at
Noteworthy Dates
Oct. 14-18 – National School Lunch Week
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

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