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Posted: January 17, 2012 - 8:50pm  |  Updated: January 25, 2012 - 12:36am
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The Columbia Marionette Theater performed at Merriwether Elementary School on Friday. The production, Litter Trashes Everyone, taught pupils to keep the environment litter-free.   SPECIAL
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The Columbia Marionette Theater performed at Merriwether Elementary School on Friday. The production, Litter Trashes Everyone, taught pupils to keep the environment litter-free.

• The Edgefield County school board will have a meeting about charter schools at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Merriwether Elementary.

• The University of South Carolina Aiken will have a financial aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Penland Administration Building, room 106. The workshop will include information about loans, grants, scholarships, student employment and the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Time will be allowed for group and individual questions regarding the financial aid process. For more information, call (803) 641-3476.

• The following students placed in the North Augusta Optimist Club Essay Contest: Brittany Cross, first place and Mary-Louise Palowski, second place. The essays were written on the topic: How They Can Positively Benefit the Community.

• Nearly 900 cans of food were collected for the Community Ministry of North Augusta. The following classes collected the most cans for their grade level: kindergarten, Mrs. Pierce; first grade, Mrs. Sherman; second grade, Mrs. Head; third grade, Mrs. Winburn; fourth grade, Mrs. Hall; and fifth grade, Mrs. Patterson. Pupils in these classes will receive a popcorn party.

• The following pupils have become members of the Double H Reading Club: Adyson Wise, Caleb Mathis, Ellie Weatherly, Donald Bookard, Jacob Roose, Samuel Mercer, Seth Mathis, Hailee Brown, Jaiden Thomas, Zane Johnson, Riley Weatherly, Lucas Keen, Connor Hill, J’nai Coach, Emerson Carter, Alton McCurry, Olivia Dill, Ryan Hendrick, Blake Swanson, Bear Smoker, Evrie Pruitt, Neely Gregory, Abby Key, Anna E. Mercer, Madison Evans, Gabe Addie, Chris Parker, Alexis Williams, Camdyn Turner, Elaina Hall, Katelynn Hall and Alexandra Zellar. 200 Book Club members are: Allison Roberts, Chris Roberts and Collin Anderson.

• The fifth-grade spelling bee was held Thursday. Carter Kingery won the bee and NyAsia McKie placed second. Carter will compete in the district bee today. Other bee participants were: Makayla Robinson, Eric Rodgers, Tyler Holmes, Hannah Schleenbaker, Brandie Field, Colin Trahan, Emilie Martin, Haleigh Timmons, Dalton Shivers, Jud Childress, Ivana James, Connor McPherson, Noah Johnson, Nathan Kulp and Tavion Griffin.

• The following pupils have been named Junior Scholars for 2011-12: Elizabeth Adams, Tannor Byrd, Cheyenne DeWolfe, Austin Harper, Jaz Harris, Ashley Milton, Christina Naomi, Katie Pfennig, Scott Sherman and Ashton Williams.

• The following pupils are spelling bee winners: Meg Hoffmann, sixth grade; Andy Hoffmann, seventh grade; and Adeleigh Hamilton, eighth grade.

• Report Card Night is 4-7 p.m. Jan. 26.

• Jan. 27 is a teacher workday. There will be no school.

• To access the homework hot line, call (803) 279-2511 and enter the mailbox number for your child’s teacher when you hear the recording. To listen to assignments for another teacher, press * before the message ends and the system will take you back to the beginning to select another teacher.

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

• The school’s 2012 yearbooks can be ordered through Friday for $25. The yearbooks are printed in color. Accessory items such as an autograph section, photo pockets and a clear protective cover are also available for an additional cost. To order a yearbook, send an order form, along with payment, to Mrs. Howard in room 218. Make checks payable to the school.

• Training is required to volunteer in the classroom or chaperone a field trip. Let your child’s teacher know you are interested in volunteering to get scheduled for a training session.

• The following are Principal Writing Board winners: Shane Wood, Ava Victor, Mariel Baker, Andrae Brown, Kathrine Boone and Levar Robinson.

• The following made the book club: 100 books:

Jaivin Heera, Dakota Yingling, Caleb Durden, Ivan Potapenko, Michaela Faulkner; 200 books: Blake Jiunnies and Ken Jones; 300 books: Bryson Nuckols and David Elam; 400 books: Mia Timmerman; 500 books: Colby Hawes; page master: Carson Allen; and page master II: Cara Chiswell.

• The Geography Bee will be held at 8:30 a.m. today.

• Report cards will be sent home Thursday.

• Augusta State University offers tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Aiken Technical College offers campus tours 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays. For information, call the admissions office at (803) 593-9231.

• To search scholarships, visit www.fastweb.com.

• Students interested in attending a women’s college can visit www.womenscolleges.org.

• Children of employees of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions can apply for scholarships. Applications can be obtained from Workforce Services.

• The Gregg Graniteville Foundation Inc. has scholarships for students who live in the Graniteville area or whose parents were employees of Avondale Mills as of Sept. 30, 2005. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

• The following band members scored high enough in Region 2 to continue to All-State auditions: Brian Yonn, trombone, first place; Briana Karlin, clarinet, 14th place; Cameron Smith, percussion, sixth place. Auditions were held at Brewer Middle School in Greenwood, S.C., with about 1,800 students in grades 7-12 participating.

• Report cards will be issued Thursday.

• Career Speaker Day is Friday.

• A PTO meeting will be held today. Other meeting dates are Feb. 15, March 21 and April 18. Attendance earns one hour toward the required 30 family stewardship hours.

• Report cards will be issued Friday.

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