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Posted: August 14, 2012 - 4:33pm  |  Updated: August 15, 2012 - 12:46pm
Sarah Rachelle Farmer, a pupil at Paul Knox Middle School, has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. She is the daughter of Stacy and Robin Farmer, and granddaughter of Bill and Faye Haislip and Monte and Rachel Farmer. SPECIAL
Sarah Rachelle Farmer, a pupil at Paul Knox Middle School, has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. She is the daughter of Stacy and Robin Farmer, and granddaughter of Bill and Faye Haislip and Monte and Rachel Farmer. SPECIAL

• Aiken County Public Schools will distribute a digital newsletter throughout the school year featuring information about school events and accomplishments. To receive the newsletter, go to www.aiken.k12.sc.us and click on the newsletter link.

• 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 30 cents and lunch – $2 or reduced40 cents; middle and high students, breakfast – $1.60 or reduced 30 cents; lunch – $2.15 or reduced 40 cents. Adults can eat breakfast for $1.95 or lunch for $3.35.

• Local Subway restaurants are hosting a Fresh Start Challenge for students ages 5-14. Students must have their parents’ permission to participate. Students can pick up an entry form at participating Subway restaurants or print forms from www.subwayfreshstart.com to track their food and activity choices. Each student who mails in a completed entry form will receive a coupon for a free Subway Fresh Fit kid’s meal or a 6-inch sub sandwich. Two winners from the area will be chosen by a random drawing to receive a sub party for their class and a $1,000 fitness grant for their school. The Fresh Fit Challenge ends Sept. 30.

Corey Green, a North Augusta High graduate, was awarded a $2,500 McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship Award. Green, a McDonald’s employee at the 1831 Georgia Ave. location, was among several employees in the country to receive the scholarship for outstanding employee contributions, scholastic achievements and community involvement. He plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in public health this fall.

• School begins Monday. 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.

• School begins Monday.

• The Miss Fox Creek 2013 pageant will be held Jan. 26, 2013. The theme is Uptown Girl and the competitions include personal and on-stage interviews, sportswear and evening gown. See Mrs. Leopard for more information.

• 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.

• The school received a $1,500 grant from Kroger Earning Plus Learning "Healthy Living" Program that will be used to purchase instructional supplies for classrooms.

• Open house is 2-4 p.m. Friday.

• The first day of school is Monday.

• The first day of school is Monday and begins at 7:45 a.m.

• Open house will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The kindergarten parent meeting will be in the cafeteria from 8:30-9 a.m.

• The first day of school is Monday.

• Sixth grade will have a gifted and talented orientation meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Pupils and parents will receive an overview of the school’s new gifted and talented program called GATEway. The program will include all core subjects as well as performing and visual arts, service learning, character education, leadership and distance learning.

• 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.

• 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. Friday.

• The first day of school is Monday.

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

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

• FBLA attended the national leadership and competitive events conference in San Antonio, Texas on June 27-July 3. Hannah Reese, Matthew Larry and Will Harley placed 10th in the nation for the community service project, TAB: Teaching Adolescents and Adults about Bullying. Other events students participated in include: Partnership with Business: Paul Liner, Kaylee Gough and Kyler Childs; Client Services: Kaylee Gough; Computer Problem Solving: Henry Shuford; FBLA Principles and Procedures: Alaina Miller and Rachel Branum; Public Speaking I: Daysia Mims and Jacqueline Phillips; Management Decision Making: Jennifer Grimm and Matthew Larry; Introduction to Business: Jonathan Grimm; Open Event: Kelli Prather, Hyuri McDowell and Jerryd Curry; and Hospitality Management: Autumn Freeman.

Robert Oswald, CPA in North Augusta, was recognized as South Carolina's Outstanding Business Person of the Year.

• 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. Friday. Lunch will not be provided. Pupils will meet their teachers and tour the school.

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

• Open house is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30.

• Box Tops for Education should be turned into homeroom teachers

 

• 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 Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Girls’ volleyball tryouts will be Tuesday and Aug. 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. Tryouts will also be held on Aug. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m., but only if needed.

• Cheerleading tryouts will be Aug. 23-24 from 3:30-5 p.m. and Aug. 25 from 9-11 a.m.

• Pupils must have a physical form on file in order to tryout for sports. See the front office for a form.

• 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 is Friday at 7 p.m. Parents can fill out necessary information during open house.

• The first day of school is Monday.

• The school collects Box Tops and used ink cartridges.

• There will be no school on Sept. 3.

• Fall and senior pictures will be taken Sept. 5.

• Sept. 26 is a half day due to a teachers convention.

• There will be no school Sept. 27-28.

• The Victory Baptist Church Harvest Jubilee is Oct. 1-3.

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