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Posted: March 6, 2012 - 11:46pm  |  Updated: March 21, 2012 - 10:05am
The North Augusta and Aiken Rotary clubs recently hosted Rotarians from Brazil. During their visit, they toured Fox Creek High School, which has an Interact Club sponsored by the North Augusta Rotary Club. Pictured are: Wanena Baum dos Santos (front, from left), Celina Brod, Roseli Wegner and Fox Creek math teacher and Interact Club sponsor Lindy Tickerhoof;  Dan Rickabaugh (back, from left), president elect of the North Augusta Rotary Club; Luciano Abel; Robert Stack, Aiken Rotary Club; Alexandre Menna; and Dr. Tim Murph, Fox Creek principal.
The North Augusta and Aiken Rotary clubs recently hosted Rotarians from Brazil. During their visit, they toured Fox Creek High School, which has an Interact Club sponsored by the North Augusta Rotary Club. Pictured are: Wanena Baum dos Santos (front, from left), Celina Brod, Roseli Wegner and Fox Creek math teacher and Interact Club sponsor Lindy Tickerhoof; Dan Rickabaugh (back, from left), president elect of the North Augusta Rotary Club; Luciano Abel; Robert Stack, Aiken Rotary Club; Alexandre Menna; and Dr. Tim Murph, Fox Creek principal.

Haley Barinowski, a North Augusta resident, was selected as Westminster Schools of Augusta’s STAR student. The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program is a statewide Georgia program that honors outstanding students and the teachers who have been a part of their academic development. To be named a STAR student, the student must have the highest score in one sitting on the SAT taken through the November test date of her senior year and rank in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in her class.

• The Aiken County school district office will accept applications for Expanded School Choice through March 31 for the 2012-13 school year. Applications will be available at acps.schoolfusion.us and can be faxed to (803) 641-2636, or taken or mailed to the district office at 1000 Brookhaven Drive, Aiken, SC 29803. Parents are reminded that there are a limited number of openings and applications will be accepted by date and time order. Decisions on school choices will be made after spring break.

• Open house for Wardlaw Academy in Johnston is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Potential new families can tour the school, meet faculty and staff and learn more about the school. For information, call (803) 275-4794.

 

• Items not claimed by March 30 from lost-and-found will be donated to a local charity.

• Pupils will be released at 12:30 p.m. today.

• There will be a PTO meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

• The following students were recognized for their academic achievement by Augusta State University through its African-American Scholar Recognition Program: Chandricka Bussey and Bree Smith.

• Saturday School will be held March 17 and 24; April 14 and 21 and May 5, 12, 19 and 26. One day of Saturday School allows students to make up one full day of absences. Those who want to attend must sign up with Ms. Mayson in the front office by the Friday before the Saturday School date they wish to attend. Students are required to arrive by 8 a.m. for Saturday School and must pay $10 to attend.

• The second annual Talent Show will be at 6:30 p.m. March 15.

• Six pupils who have demonstrated excellent character have been nominated as part of the Character First program sponsored by the Women’s Club of Aiken County: Zachary Johnson, first grade; Abigail McCurry, second grade; Rebekah Rahman, third grade; Will Livingston, fourth grade; AJ Bynes, fifth grade; and Alexander Zellar, fifth grade. The pupils will be recognized in May at a ceremony in Aiken.

• The following pupils have become members of the Double H Reading Club: Evan Herrington, Brennley Furness, Tommy Burch, Kathlyn Hammett, Ryleigh Binnicker, Ben Burch, Kiersten Thatcher, Dillon Adams and Emelie Delgado; 200 Books: Alyssa Godfrey; 300 Books: Caroline Sandova; pagemasters: Austin Renew, Trenton Butler, Jacob Rowley and Thomas Catoe.

• Registration forms for the Breakaway Bees are due March 16. Practices will be held at 6:55 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parents are also needed to help with the Breakaway Bees. The parents will help coach Fralick by attending the practices on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The commitment is less than five hours a week during the six-week session. Contact Yolanda Swanson at myswanson07@comcast.net if you are interested.

• Author Karen Petit will visit the school on Friday. Pupils may submit one question to ask the author by today. Questions should be on one of the following topics: the writing or publishing process, the author or the author’s dogs. One pupil from each grade will be randomly chosen from the submissions to have lunch with the author at 11:30 a.m. in the conference room. Mrs. Petit will answer her favorite question on the Morning News Show during her visit.

• Today is an early release day. Pupils will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

• MAP testing starts today.

• The character parade will be Friday.

• Palmetto Assessment of State Standards writing test will be administered to eighth-grade pupils March 20-21.

• The fourth nine weeks begins March 22.

• The following were top individuals in the MathCounts competition held Feb. 11 at Aiken Technical College: Tannor Byrd, Ashley Milton, Scott Sherman and Austin Harper.

• There will be a PTO board meeting at 3:15 p.m. Monday.

• Today is an early release day. Pupils will be released at 12:30 p.m.

• The following made the Principal's Wall of Fame: Briggs Watkins, Maverick Sherlock, Katie Kitzman, Maddox Riley, Keiri Mackie, Emma Whitaker, Freddie Gray and Ashlyn Sweat.

• The Area 2 Advisory Council will meet at the school at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Career Day is Friday.

• A father-daughter dance will be held Friday.

• The following made the Book Club: 100 books: Zayne Kersey; 200 books: Tyla Holmes; 400 books: Logan Eidell; and 800 books: Colby Hawes.

 

• The following students were recognized for their academic achievement by Augusta State University through its African-American Scholar Recognition Program: Kristen Barbour and Marquis Martin.

Jennifer Grimm is a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

North Augusta Middle

• The PTO is renting one side of the NAMS sign for $20 a day, 30 words or less. Messages such as birthday announcements can be scrolled on the sign.

• Yearbooks can no longer be personalized. Order yearbooks at www.Jostens.com.

• Today is an early release day.

• The following pupils placed in the science fair: winner, Joseph Banks; second place, Benjamin Formby; third place, Andrew Chapman; and honorable mention, Julia Maryniak.

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