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Posted: October 9, 2012 - 1:14pm
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The following pupils are Mossy Creek Elementary Principal Writing Board writers for September: (from left) Haley Byrd, Katelyn Mealing, Monae Burns, Keiri Mackie, Jason Rivera and Karrington Sullivan.   SPECIAL
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The following pupils are Mossy Creek Elementary Principal Writing Board writers for September: (from left) Haley Byrd, Katelyn Mealing, Monae Burns, Keiri Mackie, Jason Rivera and Karrington Sullivan.

General News

• Westminster Schools of Augusta will have a fall festival Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Westminster campus, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta. The festival will include inflatables, a bake hut, fun stage, hula-hoops, doughnuts, a bubble-blowing contest and more. Tickets are $15. Parents and children ages 4 and younger play for free. For more information, go to wsa.net/homecoming.

• Aiken High School will have its fifth annual Career Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.  Aiken High is located at 449 Rutland Drive.

Belvedere Elementary

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

• Those who volunteer at the school must attend a training session. Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday and Oct. 18 and 25.

• The fall book fair is open from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 18. To volunteer at the book fair, contact Lisa Chapman at (803) 442-6330.

• The fall carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. If interested in donating baked goods, volunteering or purchasing a vendor table, e-mail BelvederePTO25@yahoo.com. Arm bands will be sold for $12 in advance; they will be $15 at the carnival. Tickets for games are five for $1 in advance, or four for $1 at the carnival.

• The third-grade chorus will perform at 5:30 p.m. Monday and a brief PTO meeting will follow during Family Literacy Night. Parents and pupils are invited to come to the book fair, listen to a story about the state and eat a hot dog, chips and drink dinner for $1 per person.

• If interested in volunteering with the PTO, e-mail BelvederePTO25@yahoo.com.

• The Looney Tunes Bank is open from 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the cafeteria. A deposit of $5 is required to open an account, and the bank will put in $1. Pupils receive a bankbook with deposit and withdrawal slips, a pencil and coin holder.

Fox Creek High

• Sparkle Car Wash will donate $3 for any car wash priced $9.99 and up during the month of October. The fundraiser will benefit the cheerleaders.

• Students can make Jostens ring payments Oct. 10 from noon to 1:15 p.m.

• The Booster Club chili supper will be Thursday.

• The Teacher Cadet car wash is Saturday.

• Poinsettia sales begin Monday.

• The ring ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the commons.

• Spirit Night will be held at Zaxby’s from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23. The fundraiser will benefit the booster club.

• The second nine weeks starts Oct. 23.

• Fall HSAP testing is
Oct. 23-25.

• Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. The next meeting is Oct. 30 in the Fox Creek conference room.

• The next early-release day is Oct. 31.

• The Yankee Candle fundraiser starts Nov. 1.

• Teacher workdays are Nov. 2 and 5. There will be no school for students.

• Parent visits will be held Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.

• There will be no school Nov. 6 for election day.

• The Robert E. McNair Scholarship at Francis Marion University covers tuition, fees, and room and board. The application deadline is Nov. 19. To apply, go to www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/scholarship.

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

• Fox Creek teacher cadets will attend the Ron Clark Academy for Teacher Training in April at a cost of $200 per cadet. At the academy, the cadets will observe master teachers in action. Ron Clark is known around the world for his unique teaching methods, high expectations for students and for making sure teachers at his school are able to teach outside of the box. Anyone interested in making a donation toward the cost or paying the full cost for a cadet can contact Mrs. Mayson or Ms. Cowart.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• The following are Bumble Bee Writing winners: Elijah Dixon, first grade; Alyssa Guy, second grade; Emily Collins, third grade; Logan Niechniedowicz, fourth grade; and Maya Fowley, fifth grade.

• Title I surveys will be sent home Oct. 10. They should be returned by Friday.

• The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be held through Friday in the library media center. Volunteers are needed to help with the book fair. If interested, contact Rhonda Criss at rcriss@aiken.k12.sc.us.

• SC ETV’s In Our Schools will rebroadcast the episode featuring Hammond Hill at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

• The SIC/Title I meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

• There will be a teacher workday Oct. 19. Pupils will not have school.

• The end of the first nine weeks is Oct. 23.

• CogAT testing will be administered to second-grade pupils Oct. 24-26.

• The make-up date for fall pictures is Oct. 25.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits will be sold in the morning car line Oct. 26.

• There will be a limo lunch Oct. 26.

• Parent-teacher conferences will be held Oct. 29. Report cards will be distributed during the conference. There will be no school for pupils.

• There will be a BMX Bike Show on Nov. 1.

• There will be no school on Election Day, Nov. 6.

• ITBS testing will be administered to second-grade pupils Nov. 8-9.

• Interim report cards will be issued Nov. 19.

• A limited number of Spirit shirts are available for $12 each. The sizes available are youth small, youth medium and youth large. Checks can be made payable to HHE.

• For a donation of $15, a new hardcover book will be placed in the library and a bookplate honoring your child or a teacher will be placed in the front of the book. Donations will be announced on the HHE Morning News Show. Forms are available in the library media center.

Merriwether Elementary

• The Looney Tunes Bank is open at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the media center.

• The MES Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club meets on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

• Raffle tickets for the fall carnival are due Oct. 10. Money, ticket stubs and any unsold tickets should be turned in.

• Vendor applications for the fall carnival are due Oct. 10. Vendor spaces are $25 and vendors must provide their own table or tent for their area.

• The fall carnival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carnival game tickets can be purchased in the cafeteria through Friday. Tickets are five for $1 prior to the carnival and four for $1 the day of the carnival. People can play unlimited games during the carnival for $10.

• Make-up picture day is Oct. 18.

Merriwether Middle

• PTO will sponsor a Clothes Swap on Oct. 20.

• The second nine weeks begins Oct. 23.

• Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits will be sold in the car line Oct. 23 from 7 a.m. until sold out.

• Pupils will be released early on Oct. 31.

• Report Card Night is Nov. 1.

• There will no school for pupils Nov. 2 and 5. Both days are teacher workdays.

• There will be no school for pupils Nov. 6 for Election Day.

• Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits will be sold in the car line Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. until sold out.

• Thanksgiving holidays will be observed Nov. 21-23.

• Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits will be sold in the car line Nov. 27 from 7 a.m. until sold out.

• Interim report cards will be sent home Nov. 28.

• The Winter Dessert Concert will be Dec. 11.

• Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits will be sold in the car line Dec. 11 from 7 a.m. until sold out.

• The Valentine’s Dance will be Feb. 8.

• The Spring Dessert Concert will be April 23.

• The Merriwether Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club meets on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Merriwether Elementary in the cafeteria. Memberships are $35 per year and include a regulation chess set and a T-shirt.

Mossy Creek Elementary

• The following made the Principal's Wall of Fame: Haley Byrd, Katelyn Mealing, Monae Burns, Keiri Mackie, Jason Rivera and Karrington Sullivan.

• The following were elected to student council as: president, Morgan Fox; vice president, Samantha Benner; and secretary, Maggie Johnson.

• Mentors are needed and are paired with one pupil. For information, e-mail Vicki Turner at vicki0708@comcast.net or Shari Hooper at shooper@aiken.k12.sc.us.

• There will be a PTO board meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 10.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits will be sold in the morning car line Oct. 18.

• There will be no school Oct. 19 and 29.

• Red Ribbon Week begins Oct. 22 and theme days are as follows: Oct. 22, favorite team attire; Oct. 23, wear camouflage; Oct. 24, wear red and boots; Oct. 25, crazy hat day; and Oct. 26, 80s day.

• Trick-or-Treat will be 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

• To volunteer at the school, a volunteer/chaperone training must be attended every year. Training will not be offered after December. There will be training sessions at 5 and 5:15 p.m. Oct. 25. For a complete list of training dates, e-mail shooper@aiken.k12.sc.us.

North Augusta Elementary

• The Looney Tunes Savings Club is open Tuesdays for deposits.

• The Box Tops contest continues through Monday. The class that collects the most will win an ice cream party.

• The following made the book club: 100 books: Jack Butler, Jadah O'Bryant, Patrick Green and Mia Timmerman; 200 books; Patrick Green.

• The following were elected to student council: Melena Bush, president; Lily Butler, vice president; and Jackson Rutland, secretary.

• Make-up picture day is Oct. 18.

North Augusta High

• Jostens will be on campus Oct. 10 during all three lunches and will collect the balance on class rings.

• The Class of 2014 ring ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Participants need to arrive by 6:15 p.m. The last day to sign up is Oct. 10.

• A PSAT Prep Workshop will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is $10. Sign up through guidance.

North Augusta Middle

• Box Tops for Education should be turned in to homeroom teachers.

• Parent volunteers are needed in the library media center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If interested, contact Mrs. Sidey.

• The following are members of the 2012-13 Dirty Brush Art Club: Chyna Ware, Dwalyan Bull, Kathryn McGee, Ashlynn Sweat, Melanie Snider, Brianna Case, Curt Jennings, Trenton Gambrell, Makayla Cummings, Vyolet Courtney, Marlena Villagram, Bailey Napier, Hayden Brown, Taylor Shockley, Erin Simurda-Butler, Leeanna Whittle, Karina Ayala, Thomas Farmer, Amari Young, Danielle Altringer, Mitchell Barefield, Kimberly Lucas, Katelyn Ellefson, Anne McCommon, Kate Pugh, Keyonna Pough, Brandon Hardy, Grace Adams, Nathaniel Miller and Dylan Burton.

Paul Knox Middle

• Basketball tryouts for girls will be Nov. 5 and 7-8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and tryouts for boys is Nov. 7-9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pupils interested in trying out must have a physical on file.

• Make-up pictures will be taken Nov. 9.

• People who are serving or have served in the military are being sought to speak to classes for Veterans Day. If you know of someone or would like to volunteer to speak, contact Mrs. Sasser at esasser@aiken.k12.sc.us.

• Season passes are on sale for $20 per person. The passes are good for all home football, basketball and volleyball games this school year. There are coupons from local businesses on the back of each season pass.

• PTO is accepting pre-orders for Paul Knox shirts. Short sleeve shirts-$15, long sleeve shirts-$20 and hoodies-$45. The shirts are available in school colors. Pupils may view the items during lunch on Thursday and Friday. Cash and checks will be accepted. Checks should be made out to Communigraphics. All proceeds benefit the Paul Knox PTO.

• Lunch extras are being sold in the canteen: Mondays- canteen items; Tuesdays and Fridays- pizza slices, $2 per slice; and Thursdays- nachos and hot dogs, $2 each and drinks are $1.25 each. Cash only.

• Volunteers are needed to help with lunch hour sales from 10:53 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Contact Sandy Zellar at stzmail@bellsouth.net if you can help.

Victory Christian

• Victory Baptist Church’s Awana Clubs are held every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 2 through sixth grade.

• Chapel is held at 11 a.m. Thursdays in the Victory Baptist College’s main classroom, located on the second floor of the school building.

• Juniors will take the PSAT on Oct. 10.

• The Jostens presentation is Oct. 10.

• The school spirit T-shirt fundraiser ends Oct. 10. The short-sleeve shirts are $10 each.

• Jostens orders are due Oct. 17.

• Turn in Box Tops for Education by Oct. 19. The class that collects the most wins a pizza party.

• The first quarter ends Oct. 23.

• Fall make-up pictures and volleyball pictures will be taken Oct. 24.

• Report cards will be sent home Oct. 26

• There is no school on Election Day, Nov. 6.

• Sports pictures will be taken Nov. 14.

• Three-week progress reports will be sent home Nov. 16.

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