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Posted: January 28, 2013 - 5:18pm
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North Augusta Middle School's seventh-grade music class attended a piano concert featuring John O'Conor on Jan. 23 at the University of South Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Center. Class members composed their own music and had the opportunity to play the piano.    SPECIAL
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North Augusta Middle School's seventh-grade music class attended a piano concert featuring John O'Conor on Jan. 23 at the University of South Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Center. Class members composed their own music and had the opportunity to play the piano.

General news

• The following North Augusta residents made the honor roll at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities for the fall 2012 semester: Krissy Dyches and Courtney Johnson.

Rachel Megan Fuller of North Augusta was named to the dean’s list at King University for the fall 2012 semester.

 • The following North Augusta residents were named to Clemson University’s president’s list for fall 2012: Rajan Nilesh Amin, Gregory Durst Edison, William James Harley, William Abbott Harris, Ashlyn Christine Kelly, Stephen Michael Lint, Timothy Joseph Salizzoni, Re'Ven Cierra Markitta Smalls and Stephanie Michelle Zimmerman.

Belvedere Elementary

• A blood drive will be held Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Domino’s pizza night is Feb. 7.

• PTO is selling hearts for 25 cents. Pupils can pick any teacher they want to place a heart on. The teacher from each grade with the most hearts by Feb. 13 will have to wear a sash with all of the hearts attached. The teacher with the most hearts overall will get to wear a crown or tiara and a sash.

• A blood drive will be held April 5 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• The transition fair for rising sixth graders will be April 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at North Augusta and Paul Knox middle schools.

• The kindergarten graduation will be held at 6 p.m. June 3 at Belvedere First Baptist Church.

• Yearbooks can be ordered for $25. To order a yearbook, enclose a check or cash in an envelope with the child’s name, parent’s name and teacher’s name on the outside and return it to school. Checks should be made payable to 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 interested in volunteering or who are currently volunteering must attend a volunteer training meeting. Contact Ms. Lee or Mrs. Johnson at (803) 442-6330 for more information.

• To volunteer with the PTO, e-mail BelvederePTO25@yahoo.com.

• The Looney Tunes Bank is open from 9 to 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

• Zaxby’s fundraiser night is Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

• Interims will be issued Feb. 20.

• A free FAFSA workshop will be held Feb. 23 at Aiken Technical College from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• There will be a Sparkle Car Wash fundraiser for the month of March.

• Sophomore ring orders will be taken from noon to 1:15 p.m. March 4 in the conference room.

• Spirit Day at the car wash is March 9.

• Zaxby’s fundraiser night is March 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

• 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, cadets will observe master teachers in action. Clark is known 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 to attend can contact Mrs. Mayson or Ms. Cowart.

• Zaxby’s fundraiser night is April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

• Saturday school dates are: April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25 and June 1. The cost to attend is $10. Students must arrive by 8 a.m. and be picked up at noon. One day of Saturday school will make up for one absence. Students should bring school work with them. There will be no access to lockers. Those planning to attend must sign up with Mrs. Mayson by the end of the day on the Thursday prior to the Saturday school date.

• Prom will be May 3 at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The theme is Fire and Ice. Tickets can be purchased through Feb. 28 for $30 per person or $50 per couple. From March 1 through May 3, tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. See Mrs. Shepherd to purchase tickets and receive a guest form if you are bringing a guest who does not attend Fox Creek.

• Zaxby’s fundraiser night is May 14 from 5 to 8 p.m.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits are sold for $3 each Friday before school.

• Tutoring for all subjects is held on Thursdays in Mrs. Smith’s room. See Mrs. Smith for a reservation.

• The board of directors meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Fox Creek conference room.

• Spartanburg Methodist College offers students who graduate with a 3.0 or higher GPA a full-tuition financial aid package. Apply at www.smcsc.edu.

• The Watson-Brown Scholarship is for low income students planning to attend any four-year college. Scholarships are $3,000 or $5,000 per year. Go to www.watson-brown.org/scholarship to apply.

• Seniors should go ahead and plan college visits. Each student gets two excused days for college visits. Documentation of the visit must be turned in for it to be excused.

• Yearbooks can be ordered now. Go to www.foxcreekhighschool.org to make a purchase.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Brooklyn Winburn, Gavin McNair, Lauren Lusk, Taylor Muns, Hope Jackson, Anthony Ramsey, Will Livingston, Reagan Gilliespie, Lilly Enter, Ryan Brown and Lily Sumerau. Pagematers: Noah Lindler, Graycen Sanders and Amber Devine.

• The next collection date for Box Tops, Campbell’s and Tyson labels, ink cartridges, and cell phones will be Friday. The winning class from each grade will be rewarded with doughnuts.

• Feb. 6 is an early release day. Pupils will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

• Hammond Hill is participating in the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program, which focuses on education and safety in schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures to provide an unobtrusive presence and a positive and active role-model for pupils at the school. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles are asked to spend at least one day at their child’s school volunteering and supporting the school. Those interested in participating are invited to Dads and Kids Pizza Night on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria to learn more about the program and how to get involved. For more information, contact Christy Cosh or Ordean Crews at (803) 442-6170.

Merriwether Elementary

• The first-grade dental program is Friday.

• The Litter Trashes Everyone assembly is Feb. 13.

• There is no school Feb. 18 in observance of President’s Day.

• Spring pictures will be taken
Feb. 20.

• Six Flags Read to Succeed forms are due Feb. 22.

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

Merriwether Middle

• Homecoming week continues through Thursday. Today’s theme is Western Day. Thursday's theme is Spirit Day, wear red and black. The homecoming game starts at 5:30 p.m. The homecoming candidates are Maria Bautista, Courtney Collins, Alle Floyd, Hope Gore, Carolyn Guess, Taylor Kerr, Kennon Maner, Keeley Marchant, Madison Taylor and Chandler Thacker.

• The Valentine’s Day dance is Feb. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

• Chick-fil-A biscuits are sold on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

• Yearbooks are on sale for $25. Parents of eighth-grade pupils may also purchase a baby ad to be included in the yearbook. Yearbook personalizations and other extras are available for an additional cost.

• The school collects Box Tops and ink cartridges.

Mossy Creek Elementary

• Math Day for kindergarten through second grades is Thursday.

• Carnation sales start Monday.

• The student council meeting will be held 3 to 4 p.m. Monday.

• Pupils will be released at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6.

• Domino’s pizza night is Feb. 7. The class with the most orders will get a pizza party.

• Chat night is 6-7 p.m. Feb. 7.

• Mother/son game night is 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8.

North Augusta Elementary

• Parents whose children are in need of dental care and who do not have insurance of Medicaid can contact Nurse Harrell at (803) 422-6280 to get details about Give Kids a Smile Day in February.

• Math and Science Day is March 8.

• The yearbook is looking for pictures from field trips, class parties and other school events. Please e-mail photos to kmomster@gmail.com and label the e-mail with the teacher’s name. The pictures must be in high resolution.

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

• Coupon books are on sale in the main office for $10.

• Yearbooks can be purchased for $15 by sending in cash or a check made payable to NAEPTO. Yearbooks can also be ordered online at Jostens.com.

North Augusta High

• The NJROTC air rifle precision team competed at the Area 6 rifle championship and placed first in their category. The win qualified the team to compete in the NJROTC National Championship in Anniston, Ala., in February.

• Sophomores interested in joining the ring committee should pick up an application in rooms 212 or 404. Applications are due at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

North Augusta Middle

• The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting is Friday.

• Eighth grade IGP’s discussions, by appointment, will be held between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7.

• Feb. 6 is an early release day. Pupils will be dismissed two hours early.

Our Lady of Peace

• The school is participating in Catholic Schools Week through Saturday, Feb. 2. The following activities are planned: today: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teas; Thursday: 12:30 p.m. alumni luncheon; and Friday: 8:45 a.m. mass, award ceremony and reception for parents, alumni and visitors.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform Feb. 7 for $1. Proceeds benefit ALS Research. Pupils should follow the guidelines in the student handbook.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform Feb. 14 for $1. Proceeds benefit Parish Charities. Pupils should follow the guidelines in the student handbook.

Paul Knox Middle

• Give Kids a Smile Day is Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at Aiken Technical College in the Health Science Building 1400. For more information or to register, contact Michelle Quick at (803) 642-4564.

• The Freshman Academy Expo will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at North Augusta High School.

• Career Day is Feb. 6. Parents and community members who would like to speak about their career choices should contact career specialist Jenifer Williams at (803) 442-6300 or jeniferwilliams@aiken.k12.sc.us.

Victory Christian

• Homecoming week continues through Friday. The week’s theme is Rewind. Daily themes are: today, Duck Dynasty Day, wear camouflage; Thursday, Sports Day; and Friday, Black and Gold Day. A pep rally will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday. The girls basketball game starts at 5 p.m. Friday followed by an alumni vs. alumni game. The homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. Friday with the homecoming court ceremony following.

• Victory’s homecoming is Friday.

• Three-week progress reports will be issued Feb. 8.

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