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Posted: April 10, 2012 - 3:29pm  |  Updated: April 18, 2012 - 11:20am
Ashley Stallings (left) has been named the Fox Creek High School's Family Member of the Month for April. Stallings is a guidance counselor at the school. Principal Dr. Tim Murph (right) presented her with her award.
Ashley Stallings (left) has been named the Fox Creek High School's Family Member of the Month for April. Stallings is a guidance counselor at the school. Principal Dr. Tim Murph (right) presented her with her award.

• The Aiken County school district’s 2012-13 budget process has begun, and suggestions and comments are welcome. Visit acps.schoolfusion.us for more information and to submit input. There will be a public input meeting June 5. Public hearings for the budget and millage are scheduled for June 12, and the budget will be adopted June 26.

• The Area 1 Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 105 Gator Lane, behind Aiken Middle School.

• Domino’s Spirit Night is Thursday.

• The spring carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

• 4K/5K and new first-graders’ registration is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 18-19.

• The book fair is April 20-27.

• The Transition Fair for rising sixth-graders will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 26 at Paul Knox and North Augusta middle schools.

• The cup-stacking tournament is April 27.

• The chorus will perform April 30 at the PTO meeting.

• Interim reports will be issued May 1.

• Saturday School will be held Saturday and April 21; and May 5, 12, 19 and 26. One day of Saturday School lets students make up one absence. 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. and must pay $10 to attend.

• A Spirit Night will be held from 5-8 p.m. April 18 at Chick-fil-A of North Augusta. A portion of the evening’s sales will benefit the baseball team.

• Mandatory tryout practices for those interested in cheerleading will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 23-26. Tryouts are at 4 p.m. April 27.

• The 2011-12 junior-senior prom will be held April 28 at the Old Government House in Augusta. The theme is “The Black and White Masquerade Ball.” Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. See Mrs. Shepherd to purchase prom tickets. Students bringing guests who do not attend Fox Creek High School should see Mrs. Shepherd for a guest permission form. The guest must be at least a high school freshman, no older than 20 and must present identification at the prom.

• The next board of directors meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 30 in the school’s conference room.

• Filing for board of directors elections begins at 7 a.m. Monday and ends at 4 p.m. April 27. The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 10 in the school’s conference room.

• The High School Assessment Program graduation exam will be administered to sophomores Tuesday through April 19.

• Freshmen will take end-of-course exams the first week of May. The exams will account for 20 percent of their final grade.

• The Breakaway Bees track meet will be held April 21 at North Augusta High School.

• The nurse’s office needs 2- or 3-ounce cups, tissues, sandwich and snack-size zip-close bags, 2x2 gauze pads, 4x4 gauze pads, 3- or 4-inch adhesive bandages, Lysol or Clorox wipes and baby wipes. Please send donated items directly to the nurse’s office.

• Parents are asked to send payment as soon as possible if their child owes a balance on their account in the cafeteria. Those who have submitted an application for free or reduced-price meals are responsible for paying for the meals until they receive a letter indicating the application is approved. For more information, contact Marcia Bush at (803) 442-6136.

• 2011-12 yearbooks can be ordered for $26. Yearbooks will be in color and have a hard cover with the school name and year imprinted on the front. Checks should be made payable to HHE PTO. Yearbooks will be delivered in May.

• Hammond Hill is participating in the Golden Harvest Food BackPack program. Pupils in the program will receive meals in their backpacks each Friday to last them through the weekend. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, contact the guidance department at (803) 442-6170.

• The PTO meeting and fifth-grade musical and wax museum will be Thursday. The fifth-grade chorus will perform during the meeting. There will also be an O’Charley’s spaghetti dinner, which includes salad and rolls. Orders and payment are due by Monday. Money raised from the dinner will benefit the HHE PTO.

• Special Olympics will be held Friday.

• There will be a yard sale Saturday.

• Author tea parties will be held Monday through April 20.

• Registration for 4K, those new to Hammond Hill and will be in 5K will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18-19. New pupils coming to Hammond Hill should also register during that time. The child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012, to qualify for the 4K program. Parents should bring the child’s current immunization record, a certified birth certificate and proof of residency such as a power or water bill to registration. Bringing a Social Security card is optional.

• The transition fair for rising sixth-graders will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 26 at North Augusta and Paul Knox middle schools. Parents and pupils are encouraged to attend.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits will be sold in the morning car line April 27.

• Interim reports will be sent home May 1.

• May 2 is an early release day.

• The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test will be given in the following order: English/language arts, May 8; math, May 9; science or social studies, May 10; and social studies, May 11.

• Yearbooks are $28.

• There are new procedures for after-school dismissals. Under the new procedures, parents must remain in their vehicles and go through the car line to pick up their child. Parents will no longer be allowed to walk up to the sidewalk, doors or congregate in the lobby to pick up their child. Parents also should not park and expect their child to walk to the car as it will not be allowed. Parents who are picking up their child before school is out must do so before 2 p.m. Parents who need to speak with a faculty member after school should come through the car line to pick up their child and then park to come inside once the car line is over. Pupils will be lined up by grade in the front and back entrances. Faculty and staff members will direct pupils to their parent’s vehicles for pick-up.

• MES Relay for Life team is collecting dimes and nickels to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

• There are many items in the lost-and-found that need to be claimed. If your child has lost an item, check the lost-and-found in the lunchroom.

• Spring pictures will be April 18.

• School T-shirts are on sale for $12. Make checks payable to MMS PTO.

• School Improvement Council meets at 3 p.m. Monday and May 14.

• Parents who are interested in serving on the School Improvement Council that meets once a month can contact Terri Lester at (803) 442-6090. The next meeting is 3 p.m. Monday.

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

• Chick-fil-A will be sold in the morning car line April 19.

• Yearbooks are $25. Checks should be made payable to Mossy Creek PTO.

• Volunteer training will be held at 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, and at noon and 12:15 p.m. April 23.

• A Volunteer Appreciation Reception will be held at noon April 27 in the gym. Parent and community volunteers are invited.

• The Daddy Daughter Dance will be held from 7-9 p.m. April 27.

• The running club for first through fifth grades will be held through the week of April 30. The club meets at 7:10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Breakfast for fifth-graders and their parents will be at 7:45 May 4. Breakfast will end at 8:15 a.m. and will be followed by a presentation for parents about getting ready to parent an adolescent.

• Student Council is collecting items for soldiers stationed overseas. Items include: flavor packets for bottled water, wet wipes, hand warmers, books, car and sports magazines.

• Ribbon ceremonies will be held today: 7:40 a.m., kindergarten; 8 a.m., first and second grades; 9:15 a.m., third grade; and 1 p.m., fourth and fifth grades.

• The spring book fair is from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through April 19 and 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20.

• Parents of fifth-graders have received a survey. Please return the survey by April 18.

• Registration for 4K, PALS and new kindergartners is April 18-19.

• Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online at www.jostens.com.

• The computer lab needs new computers and headphones. Items are being sold on eBay as a fundraiser for the lab. To donate an item to be sold, contact Karen Doom at kmomster@gmail.com. Donations can be made through Smartkids.sc on eBay.

• A Spring Fashion Show will be held Thursday.

• The school carnival will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• The Transition Fair for rising sixth-graders will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Paul Knox and North Augusta middle schools.

• End-of-Year awards days: May 25, kindergarten, 8 a.m.; May 29, first grade, 8 a.m., and second grade, 9:30 a.m.; May 30, third grade, 8 a.m., and fourth grade, 9:30 a.m.; and May 31, fifth grade, 8:30 a.m.

• Graduation will be held at 11 a.m. June 1 at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center.

• A change in the district’s policy will delay the announcement of this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian. Final class rankings will not be announced until the end of May.

• Awards Day will be held at 6 p.m. May 17 in the gym.

• Yearbooks are $60.

• The Sidewalk Art competition will be April 20.

• Relay for Life is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 11 at the track. To join the high school team, visit www.relayforlife.org/namvsc. There is a $10 registration fee.

• Students who were not tardy during the first semester will be given a sticker to wear on their ID badge that will allow them access to the courtyard on Fridays during lunch.

• Yearbooks can be purchased at buyayearbook.com.

• Pupils are asked to submit pictures of their spring break activities and memories. E-mail pictures to lbradley@aiken.k12.sc.us.

• The media center is accepting donations of new and used books. The books can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Yearbooks can be paid for by mailing a check to Jostens or visiting www.
jostensyearbooks.com.

• Volunteers are needed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays to help with PTO lunch sales. Lunch is from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested in volunteering on any of those days can contact Sandy Zellar at stzmail@bellsouth.net.

• Volunteers are needed for the canteen. Contact Karena Williams at nabeachbums@comcast.net. The PTO canteen is open Mondays and Tuesdays. Snacks are 75 cents each and sodas are $1.25.

• The PTO collects box tops, used ink cartridges and My Coke Rewards.

• Tutorial services are available to all pupils from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday: Monday, science; Tuesday, social studies; Wednesday, math; Thursday, English; and Friday, exploratory. The areas will be tested as follows: Monday, exploratory; Tuesday, science; Wednesday, social studies; Thursday, math; and Friday, English.

• The school is accepting applications and re-enrolling for the upcoming school year. For an application or more information, visit www.jesusgivesmevictory.com or contact the school at (803) 278-0125.

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