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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rock Hill School District News #rockhill #rockhillschools #rhsd3

Congratulations to . . .
  • the staff at ParentSmart on being awarded the Sisters of Mercy grant for the second consecutive year. The grant—in the amount of $36,936—will be used to meet the needs of non-English-speaking families and to hire an additional bilingual parent educator.  
  • Oakdale Elementary teachers Gale Lee and David Norton on each receiving a $1,000 grant from the PPG Industries Foundation. Gail’s grant was awarded for “Radio Controlled Cars: Math Concepts;” David’s grant was for STEM Club materials.
  • Oakdale Elementary students on collecting 1,800 food items for the Catawba Indian Nation food pantry, which will provide food for over 200 families during the holidays. This was not only a great experience of caring for others and giving, it afforded many opportunities for students to participate in various math investigations. Students in all grades collected data and presented it in graphs, charts, ten frames and line plots. They computed totals, averages and percentages and classified food items and calculated the total weight of the food donated.
  • Assoc. Supt. for Accountability and Instruction, Dr. Harriet Jaworowski, on being featured in the Rock Hill Area Chamber’s December newsletter.
  • Rock Hill High’s Jacob Strickland on his selection as one of 50 All Star Mascots from across the country to perform at the January 1 Capital One Bowl pre-Game in Orlando. Jacob, the son of Becky Strickland at Castle Heights, was selected as a Mascot All American by Universal Cheerleaders Association. (See attached photo of Jacob.)
  • Kim Anderson, currently a science teacher at Northwestern High School, on being selected as the district’s new instructional science specialist.
  • ¡Beth Lifsey, in the district office, on being promoted to Accounting Manager.  The district now has two accounting managers, Beth and Stephanie Haselrig.
  • ¡Sullivan 8th-grader Kyle Tolbert on being selected as one of 12 males from S.C. to participate in the Southern Division Men’s Choir which will perform in Jacksonville (FL) in March. Kyle, a bass, is the student of Lisa Pecarina.
  • ¡fourth-grade Gifted and Talented students of Charlene Crocker at Oakdale elementary who collected gently used children’s books for the students at the Central Child Development Center. When the students visited the CCDC on Dec. 11, they proudly read to the students before giving them the books to take home.

Holiday Concerts
Tonight (December 12)
  • Rawlinson Road Middle School Orchestra –7 pm in auditorium
  • Sullivan Middle School Orchestra – 7 pm in auditorium
  • Rock Hill High Bands – 7 pm in auditorium. Admission will be one canned food item. 

December 13
Rawlinson Road Middle School Dance – 6:30 in auditorium

December 17
  • Northwestern High School Orchestras – 7:30 in auditorium
  • Rawlinson Road Middle School Bands – 6 pm (6th grade) and 7 pm (7th & 8th grades) in auditorium
  • Saluda Trail Middle School Bands – 4:30 pm in auditorium
  • South Pointe High School Music Dept. to present "Concert for Hope" – 7 pm in auditorium. The concert will feature the choirs, under the direction of Eugene Bumgardner; the orchestra, directed by Heather Turner; and bands directed by James Turner. Admission is 2 canned goods to be donated to Project Hope.

Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools
Celebrating 125 Years of Public Education, 1888-2013

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