• Toneisha Nicole Bush of North Augusta was named to the dean’s list at Columbia College for the fall 2011 semester.
• Second-quarter honor roll:
Third grade, all A’s: Colten Falzarano, Ashley Grant, Evelynn Hayden, Elizabeth Herndon, Blair Jones, Blake Price, Avery Reynolds, Will Davis, Robbie Hardy, Miguel Ramirez, Olivia Ramirez, Jacob Boyette, Alexia Crespin, Sarah Dearman, Colin Donaldson, Chloe Martin and Brice Williamson; A’s and B’s: Tyler Chapman, Robby Jordan, Myrna Lewis, Gabriel O’Connor, Tanner Tavano, Savannah Wiggins, Lane Hall, Emily Hammerberg, McKenzie Holmes, Athena Crow, Jazlyn Fridie, Lauren Johnson, Nadira Muhammad, Sheri Norris, Hal Seymour, Shekinah Stokes, Esteban Zalduondo, Lindsey Baker, Lauren Coleman, Connor Dixon, Kaleigh Herron, Tristan Kehr, Sky Nguyen, Jasonna Rogers and Jimmy Sherlock.
Fourth grade, all A’s: Madison Corley, Will Adams, Damian Whitt, Grayson Johnston, Justice Becnel, Haileigh Feagin, Andrew Hall and Hannah Littleton; A’s and B’s: Kole Thigpen, Daniel Simonds, Emily Shreve, Philip Miller, Shane McGahee, Riley Guzman, Joshua Gayle, Myles Cooper, Dakota Cook, Haley Clarke, Jenna Brown, Corbin Adriano, Evan Bishop, Davis Campbell, Keonna Collier, Stephen Henry, DaMaurion Merriweather, Natayla Schultze, Braeden Williams, Natalie Woody, Christian Neal, Shawn Wilson, Chase Weeks, Blake Robinson, Marshall Redd, Andrew Rauch, Carson Kelly, Erin Fridie, Chasity Hazel, Joseph Lawson, Tambric McKnight, Logan Parrish, Laurel Wall and Colson Wright.
Fifth grade, all A’s: Taylor Hays, Sammy Larsh, Bailey Gray, Ansley Flanders, Jackson Brantley, Madeline Moore, Brittney Hill, Emily Davidson, Mark Seymour, Jazmine Griffin, Jackson Cooper, Baileigh Price and Ja’Mauris Walker; A’s and B’s: Will Wise, Noah Wiggins, Kaylah Turner, DJ Sullivan, Jazmine Collier, Shelby Clarke, Miesha Bates-Butler, Jennie Bagwell, Zac Woody, Brycen Ward, Matthew Tant, Logan Soto, Alexis Ramirez, Isabella O’Neal, Jazmyn Mitchell, Alexander Miller, Shelby McGee, Joshua Howard, Haley Hatley, Bailey Wates, Jessica Ryberg, Jack McAlister, Kylie Groomes, Shelby Dixon, Emily Ayers, Aaliyah Bell, Tana Cagle, Chaelys Flores, Zach Franklin, Justin Knight, Marcus Mathis, Marco Plata, Asha Rice, Carly Ryberg, Kaitlyn Smith and Britney Stallings.
• There will be no school Monday.
• Spring pictures and class pictures will be taken Feb. 29.
• The following made the 100 Book Club: Travis Scoggins, Byron Whitt, Carter Holley, Myles Price, Gabriel Begonia, Marcus Anderson, Jalen Patten, Devin Plexico, Cody Rice, Kourtney Peel, Patrick Stevens, Sahara Overton and Taylor Hair.
• The school will move from the Edgefield County School District and become part of the S.C. Public Charter School District in the 2012-13 school year. The move allows the school to bring in students from other areas, according to a news release.
• Second-quarter honor roll:
Ninth grade, all A's: Morgan Bookstaver, Melissa Cobb, Paige Fowler, Savannah Gossett, Erin Harrison, Kate Kumrow, Lindsey Pack, Lauren Plecha and Raquelle Schoolcraft; A's and B's: John Bryant, Jarius Byrd, Lara Campbell, Hannah Culpepper, Elena Gallegos, Jhasmin Gonzalez, Duncan Oliver and Brittany Powell.
10th grade, all A's: Terrance Hillary, Erin Holley, Forrest Whitfield and Morgan Williams; A's and B's: Sarah Adams, Kaylee Bryant, Sarah Chafin, Kristen Chamberlain, Thomas Colvin, Kentrevyous Heflin, Allison Herron, Savannah Jones, Chassidy Lusby, Bailey Mattox, Justin Moulton, Mariela Muniz, Taylor Sheppard and Madison Stoll.
11th grade, all A's: MK Jenkins, Mary Louise Pawlowski and Holly Timblin; A's and B's: Haley Bryant, DJ Curry, Abbie Ergle, Christina Fowler, Sofia Gonzalez, Samantha Hodges, Lainie Hollifield, patsy Kilgore, Brent Lacey, Allison Lemmon, Blase Mancine, Cortlyn Maner and Austin Turner.
12th grade, all A's: Sam Alexander, Gracelyn Byrd, Casey Fulmer, Sulina Martin, Virginia Simmons and Jeremy Weeks; A's and B's: Kristen Anderson, Mickey Bell, Chandrika Bussey, Kayla Clem, Kylene Hill, Josh Kasten, Shelby Simmons, Bree Smith, Christina Thomas and Josh Wearn.
• First-semester honor roll:
Ninth grade, all A's: Morgan Bookstaver, Lara Campbell, Melissa Cobb, Paige Fowler, Savannah Gossett, Erin Harrison, Kate Kumrow, Lauren Plecha and Raquelle Schoolcraft; A's and B's: John Bryant, Kyle Crews, Hannah Culpepper, Bailey Davidson, Elena Gallegos, Jhasmin Gonzalez, Halle McPherson, Duncan Oliver, Lindsey Pack and Jarrett Reed.
10th grade, all A's: Sarah Chafin and Erin Holley; A's and B's: Sarah Adams, Kaylee Bryant, Taylor Cooper, Brittany Cross, Kentrevyous Heflin, Allison Herron, Terrence Hillary, Shelby Hudson, Savannah Jones, Chassidy Lusby, Justin Moulton, Mariela Muniz, Taylor Sheppard, Madison Stoll, Forrest Whitfield and Morgan Williams.
11th grade, all A's: MK Jenkins; A's and B's: Haley Bryant, DJ Curry, Christina Fowler, Samantha Hodges, Patsy Kilgore, Blasé Mancine, Mary Louise Pawlowski, Holly Timblin and Austin Turner.
12th grade, all A's: Sam Alexander, Gracelyn Byrd, Casey Fulmer, Shelby Simmons and Jeremy Weeks; A's and B's: Dane Adams, Kristen Anderson, Mickey Bell, Chandrika Bussey, Kayla Clem, Kylene Hill, Edward Howard, Sulina Martin, John Mitchem, Virginia Simmons, Bree Smith, Christina Thomas and Josh Wearn.
• The next board meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 27.
• Hammond Hill’s 2012-13 Teacher of the Year is Robin Wates. Wates is a first-grade teacher and will compete for the Aiken County Teacher of the Year honor next school year. Chris Collins has been named the school’s Classified Employee of the Year for 2012-13.
• The following classes are box top winners for this collection period: kindergarten – Ms. Devine with 1,396 points; first grade – Ms. Cameron with 2,020 points; second grade – Ms. Spears with 1,342 points; third grade – Ms. Franklin with 3,671 points; fourth grade – Ms. Turner with 1,776 points; and fifth grade – Ms. Jones with 1,752 points.
• The following pupils have become members of the Double H Reading Club: Felix Baena, Joshua Burke, Hampton Bridgers, Aiden Fleming, Joshua Huffman, Jackson Miles, Davis Neal, Gavin Sweeney, Uriel Trejo, Dolche Sanders, Talia Davis and Hayden Reese. 200 Books: Abbi McCurry. 300 Books: Emily Collins and Amber Devine.
• The Bumble Bee Wright Award winners for February are: Jessica Barella, first grade; Amber Devine, second grade; Donifon Brown, third grade; Matthew Owings, fourth grade; and Heather Cosh, fifth grade.
• Interim reports will be issued today.
• There is no school Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
• Feb. 23 is Career Day. Parents, grandparents and community members are being asked to share their career with pupils. Career Day speakers are asked to talk for five to 10 minutes about specific aspects of their job followed by a five- to 10-minute question-and-answer session. Speakers are encouraged to bring handouts, visuals, uniforms, props or any other items that will complement the presentation. If you are interested in participating, contact Christy Cosh or Ordean Crews at (803) 442-6170..
• Membership on the MES Relay for Life team is $10. See Jennifer Forrest in room 279 for a registration form.
• A group called Banana Splits will meet six consecutive weeks during recess. The group will consist of six to eight children who have recently experienced a divorce or legal separation in their family. Children can be recommended to take part in the group.
• The next volunteer training opportunities will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Feb. 24.
• A family picnic, 3 P's in a Pod, will be held in the P.E. room from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Thursday for fourth and fifth grades.
• The following made the book club: 100 books: Timothy Houston, Ann Elise Baxley, Sydney Best and Ashley Garcia; page master: Trey Stallings, Jadon Mace, Lily Butler and Mya Grady; page master II: Tony Caldwell; page master III: Cara Chiswell, Tony Caldwell and Samuel Rendon; and page master IV: Tony Caldwell and Samuel Rendon.
• Winners of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 essay contest, "How can I show my patriotism in my community?" are Lily Butler, Brianna Valentine, Lauren Koonce, Jonathan Lykins, Clark Hughes and Cameron Mitchem.
• Will Harris and Rebecca Rudisill were named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
• 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.
• PTO meetings will be held today, March 21 and April 18. Attendance earns one hour toward the required 30 family stewardship hours.
• Pupils who will be in eighth grade next school year are invited to participate in the Career and Technology Education Summer Camp at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center from June 4 to 8. Programs include welding, cosmetology, digital media, electricity, machine tool technology, health science, emergency medical and HVAC mechatronic systems. The camp is free, but pupils must complete an application by March 9. See Mrs. Williams in the main office for an application.
• There will be no school Monday.
• Re-enrollment begins Feb. 27.