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Posted: August 7, 2012 - 5:27pm  |  Updated: August 8, 2012 - 2:09pm
Fox Creek High School principal Dr. Timothy Murph speaks to an 11th grade geography class at a school in Brazil about American universities and what U.S. high school students have to do to get into universities. Murph is currently in Brazil for the Educational Seminar: 2011-2012 Brazil Administrator Exchange Program and is one of nine U.S. principals participating in the program. He will return from Brazil on Aug. 11. SPECIAL
Fox Creek High School principal Dr. Timothy Murph speaks to an 11th grade geography class at a school in Brazil about American universities and what U.S. high school students have to do to get into universities. Murph is currently in Brazil for the Educational Seminar: 2011-2012 Brazil Administrator Exchange Program and is one of nine U.S. principals participating in the program. He will return from Brazil on Aug. 11. SPECIAL

• Children who will be going to school within the Aiken County school district for the first time can be registered Monday-Thursday at their zoned school. Parents must provide a birth certificate, Social Security number, immunization card or form and proof of residency when signing up their child. Those entering 4K must be 4 years old by Sept. 1; those entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Sept. 1; and those entering first grade must be 6 years old by Sept. 1.

• Parents of Aiken County school district students can pay for their child’s lunch using lunchprepay.com. The site allows parents to access their child’s meal account 24 hours a day, pay for multiple children’s accounts with a single payment, see 90 school calendar days of purchases and payments, and more. For information, visit www.lunchprepay.com or contact Eileen at (803) 641-2520 or edrum@aiken.k12.sc.us.

• Applications for free and reduced meals for Aiken County school district students can be completed online at www.lunchapplication.com. To sign in, parents must have their child’s Power School ID number. This number can be obtained through the child’s school office, the school schedule or School Food Service Department at (803) 641-2520.

• Meal prices for Aiken County school district students for the 2012-13 school year: elementary pupils, breakfast – $1.60 or reduced $0.30 and lunch – $2 or reduced $0.40; middle and high students, breakfast – $1.60 or reduced $0.30; lunch – $2.15 or reduced $0.40. Adults can eat breakfast for $1.95 or lunch for $3.35.

• The Area I Advisory Council will meet Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at 105 Gator Lane, located behind the Aiken Middle School entrance. The meeting is open to the public.

• The following North Augusta residents graduated from Georgia Health Sciences University on May 11: Daniel E. McCall, Doctor of Medicine; Kristi Lynne Salisbury, B.S. Dental Hygiene; Nathan P. Cherof, Doctor of Dental Medicine; Rebekah Ashley Beagles, M.S. in Nursing; Miranda Ann Wallace, M.S. in Nursing; Ryan P. Jajosky, Doctor of Medicine; Stephen Charles Zang, B.S. Radiologic Sciences; Amber Evon Sherrill, B.S. Respiratory Therapy; Mary Elizabeth Smith, Doctor of Physical Therapy; Shonda Stewart, B.S. Nursing; and Christopher J. Hancock, Doctor of Medicine. The following Belvedere resident graduated: Earl Leon Quiller Jr., B.S. in Clinical Lab Science.

• School begins Aug. 20. The school will open at 7 a.m. for breakfast, which is served until 7:20 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:30 a.m.

• Parents can apply for free or reduced lunch at www.lunchapplication.com.

• Box Tops, Campbell’s soup labels, My Coke Rewards, Tyson chicken labels, used ink cartridges and recyclable cellphones are being collected.

• Registration is open for the 2012-13 school year.

• Registration for juniors and seniors is today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for freshmen and sophomores is Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Registration will take place in the commons/cafeteria area both days. Parents should bring the student’s birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization record. The instructional material fee is $75. If the student is going to drive to school during the school year, there is an additional $25 fee.

• In celebration of the school’s 60th anniversary, the School Improvement Council and the Parent Teacher Organization will renovate the school’s courtyard. The multi-year project will include a picnic plaza, an amphitheater, a water feature and a garden with green space. People may purchase a commemorative brick to support the courtyard project. Contact the school for more information.

• Pupils are asked to send in postcards from places they are vacationing this summer. The postcards will be displayed on a bulletin board in the fall. Be sure to write a couple lines about your vacation. Pupils who send in postcards will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. Address postcards to: Hammond Hill Elementary School, 901 W. Woodlawn Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841.

• Open house will be 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17.

• The first day of school is Aug. 20.

• The first day of school is Aug. 20.

• The first day of school is Aug. 20.

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

• The third-grade gifted and talented class is creating a South Carolina ‘‘I Spy’’ Garden. Items needed include: a small peach tree, blue granite stones, pieces of amethyst, a state flag, lettered olive shells, yellow jasmine plants, palmetto trees, collard greens and goldenrod flowers as seeds or plants, and large stepping stones.

• If you moved during the summer, please tell Patti Hughes in the office. Call (803) 442-6280.

• The following PTO positions are open for the 2012-13 school year: co-president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and volunteer coordinator. Help is also needed with the yearbook and parents are needed to take pictures, edit and work with pupils. If interested in serving, leave your name, contact information, name of child and position you are interested in with principal Laurie Reese.

• Pupils and their parents can meet teachers from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17.

• The first day of school is Aug. 20.

• There will be a PTO/Title I Open House at 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Parents can visit classrooms after the meeting.

• If going on vacation during the summer, send a postcard to the school and it will be displayed on a bulletin board in the fall. There will be a drawing held from all the postcards received and one pupil will receive a prize.

• Open house for the freshman academy is Aug. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a general session in the high school auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

• Parents, if your number has changed or you moved, please call to update your information.

• Sixth-grade orientation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Lunch will not be provided.

• School begins Aug. 20 and is 7:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

• School supply lists are available at local stores such as Walmart, Kmart and Office Depot. Copies are also available in the main office.

• Pupils who are in English I for the 2012-13 school year need to check the school’s Web site weekly for reading assignments/projects. The Web site is naugm.acps.schoolfusion.us.

 

• The media center is accepting donations of new and used books.

• The PTO collects Box Tops, used ink cartridges and My Coke Rewards.

• Pupils will receive textbooks when school starts.

• Open house for rising sixth-grade pupils is Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Open house for all pupils and parents will be Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

 

• For an enrollment application, visit www.jesusgivesmevictory.com or contact the school at (803) 278-0125.

• Open house will be Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Parents can fill out necessary information during open house.

• The first day of school is Aug. 20.

• The school collects Box Tops and used ink cartridges.

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