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Posted: March 25, 2013 - 3:11pm
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The following North Augusta Middle School eighth grade pupils were selected as Students of the Month for March: Amanda Cervantes, Yerbis Zuniga, Kevin Arnold and Grace Adams.   SPECIAL
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The following North Augusta Middle School eighth grade pupils were selected as Students of the Month for March: Amanda Cervantes, Yerbis Zuniga, Kevin Arnold and Grace Adams.

General news

• Applications for the Thurmond Statesmen Institute are being accepted. The institute is an honors magnet program at Strom Thurmond High School. Those who complete the honors and college credit curriculum with a 3.5 GPA will receive a specialized diploma. Applications are available at the district’s Web site, www.edgefieldcountyschools.org. Completed applications should be scanned and emailed to bdjackson@edgefield.k12.sc.us or hand delivered to Denise Jackson at Strom Thurmond High school by 3:15 p.m. April 30. Applications will be processed and interview letters will be mailed out the first week in May.

• The next Area 2 Advisory Council meeeting is 6 p.m. May 2 at North Augusta Middle School.

Belvedere Elementary

• Cookie dough and pizza sales continue through Thursday. Extra forms can be picked up in the main office.

• There is no school Friday.

• The PTO meeting and chorus performance is 6 p.m. Monday.

• Report cards will be issued Tuesday.

Fox Creek High

Elijah Moton won second place and the participant’s award in the third annual South Carolina State Science Fair held in Columbia on March 8. Breanna Drew, Parker Allen, Sarah Chafin and Houston Lewis received honorable mentions.

• The following students were selected for the Spanish National Honor Society: Savannah Gosett, Mariela Muñiz, Eden Weidman, Morgan Bookstaver, Caroline Yano, Rachel Simmons, Lauren Plecha, Kali Wiggins, Mary Louise Pawlowski, Patsy Kilgore, M.K. Jenkins, Austin Turner, Temple Weidman, Erin Holley, Summer Engleberg, Chassidy Lusby, Devanté Curry, Morgan Williams, Holly Timblin, Kathryne Hollifield, Allison Lemmon and Haley Bryant.

• The following students made the all A’s honor roll for the first semester: ninth grade: Camara Brown, Hannah Elser andCatherine Powell; 10th grade: Morgan Bookstaver, Paige Fowler, Erin Harrison, Kelsey Kohler, Sabrina Shutters, Rachel Simmons, Eden Weidman and Caroline Yano; 11th grade: Erin Holley and Forrest Whitfield; 12th grade: Kristen Jones, Collin Padgett and Austin Turner.

• The following students made the A’s and B’s honor roll for the first semester: ninth grade: Graham Adams, Dalton Anderson, Corrin Cannon, Johnny Carroll, Margaret Davis, Rachel Davis, Cheyenne Dewolfe, Breanna Drew, Olivia Floyd, Dylan Grose, Adam Hane, Austin Harper, Constance Mays, Katelin Moores, Caitlin Patton, Hunter Porter, Tiffany Randall, Logan Smith, Erin Thomas, Sarah Tyrrell, Ashton Williams and Katherine Zeller; 10th grade: Luke Barone, Lara Campbell, Melissa Cobb, Kyle Crews, Hannah Culpepper, Elena Gallegos, Leeah Geeting, Savannah Gossett, Katelyn Hammonds, Grant Ivy, Kate Kumrow, Alexis Neill, Duncan Oliver, Lindsey Pack, Mary Plecha, Marques Sumner, Kaliandra Turner, Kali Wiggins and Hunter Zielinski; 11th grade: Heather Bowden, Kaylee Bryant, Andrew Buist, Ashley Burkhalter, Kristen Chamberlain, Summer Engelberg, Matthew Harley, Chassidy Lusby, Mariela Muniz, Dominique Riley, Taylor Sheppard, Madison Stoll and Morgan Williams; 12th grade: Justin Anderson, Stefanie Bloedel, Sofia Gonzalez, Allen Hoechst, Mary Catherine Jenkins, Patsy Kilgore, Blasé Mancine, Madison Miller and Summer Payne.

• There is no school Friday.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• Thursday is spring individual picture day.

• Wife Saver Spirit Day is Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to mention Hammond Hill when ordering.

• The spring PTO/5K circus is at 6 p.m. Thursday.

• There is no school Friday.

• Report cards will be issued Tuesday.

• Pupils will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. April 3.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• The SIC/Title I/Safety meeting will be held 10:30 a.m. April 16.

• Registration for 4K, kindergarten and new pupils will be held April 17-18.

• The middle school transition fairs at North Augusta and Paul Knox middle schools will be held April 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

• Tea parties will be held the week of April 29 during library time. Pupils will share a writing that they have published this year.

• Interim reports will be issued April 30.

• Pupils will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. May 1.

• The PASS tests for English/language arts, math, social studies and science will be administered to third through fifth grades on May 7-10.

• The year-end program schedule is: 8:30 a.m. May 20, Pond class; 8:30 a.m. May 21, Printup class; 8:30 a.m. May 22, Pierce class; 8:30 a.m. May 23, Devine class; and 8:30 a.m. June 6, Holloway’s class.

• The ’70s Day is May 24.

• There is no school May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

• Field day for kindergarten, third and fourth grades is May 29.

• Field day for first, second and fifth grades is May 30.

• Student transfer requests for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted through May 31. Pupils who are currently students at Hammond Hill will not have to submit another request. Those who are attending Hammond Hill but have moved out of the Hammond Hill attendance zone will have to complete a request form and receive approval to attend the school next school year.

• The award ceremony schedule is as follows: June 3: 8 a.m., first grade, 9:30 a.m., second grade, 11 a.m., third grade; June 4: 8 a.m., fourth grade; June 5: 8 a.m., fifth grade.

• June 4-6 are half days.

• Class parties will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 6.

• The Looney Tunes Bank is open for deposits every Monday from 7 to 7:30 a.m.

• The spring book fair continues through Thursday.

• There is no school Friday.

• There are a number of items in the lost and found. Unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill during spring break.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• 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.

• The school collects Box Tops and Campbell’s labels.

• Yearbooks are on sale for $28.

• No changes in transportation from car to bus or bus to car will be taken over the phone. Changes should be sent to the school in writing.

• Parents can call into the homework hotline to check homework assignments. Call (803) 279-9993 and then dial the teacher’s room number when prompted

Merriwether Middle

• 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.

• The school collects Box Tops and ink cartridges.

Mossy Creek Elementary

• The Easter egg hunt for 5-year-old kindergartners will be Thursday.

• There is no school Friday.

• The student council meeting is Monday from 3 to 4 p.m.

• Report cards will be issued April 2.

• Pupils will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. April 3. There are no 4K classes on early release days. Pupils can wear their favorite hat for $1.

• Field day for kindergarten through second grades is April 4.

• Domino’s Pizza Night is April 4.

• Field day for third through fifth grades is April 5.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• Pupils in third through fifth grades will have a timed two-minute multiplication test the week after spring break. The test will consist of 25 multiplication problems. Pupils who achieve 100 percent accuracy will be treated to an ice cream sherbet party and will be recognized with a certificate at the awards day program.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits will be sold April 18.

• Tacky Day is April 23.

• The book fair begins April 25.

• Science day is April 26.

• Pupils will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. May 1. There are no 4K classes on early release days. Pupils can wear their favorite hat for $1.

• Presenters are needed for Science Day on April 26. Those interested in being a presenter should contact John Metts at jmetts@aiken.k12.sc.us or call the school at (803) 442-6090.

• Student transfer requests for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted through May 31. Pupils who are currently students at Hammond Hill will not have to submit another request. Those who are attending Hammond Hill but have moved out of the Hammond Hill attendance zone will have to complete a request form and receive approval to attend the school next school year.

• Pupils can request to meet with Bridge Builders and Ms. Hooper to work out a conflict. Bridge Builders are fifth-grade pupils who are trained peer mediators. The “Fix It” sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.

North Augusta Elementary

• The following pupils made the 100 Book Club: Nikki Dominguez, Katie Morin, Jocelyn Ellison-Pope, Carley Hasty, Amber Santa-Maria, Joel Dominguez, Jameria Davis, Bryson Grover, Caiden Garnett and Abby Sharpton; 200 Book Club: Theo Hudson and Abby Sharpton; Page Master: William Barfield.

• MAP testing continues through Thursday.

• There is no school Friday.

• The School Improvement Council meeting is 1 p.m. Monday.

• Report cards will be issued Tuesday.

• Pupils will be released at 1:30 p.m. April 3.

• National D.A.R.E. Day is April 4.

• Parents may write a narrative explaining the characteristics of the type of teacher that would be best for their child for the 2013-14 school year. If a specific teacher or classroom is named in the narrative, the request will not be honored. All narratives should be addressed to Mrs. Reese and delivered by the parent to the office by April 5.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• PTO is holding a coin drive through April 15 to raise funds for scholarships to be awarded in May. All pods will compete against each other. The winning pod will receive an ice cream party and the pod’s teachers will receive a $50 Walmart gift card to divide amongst themselves.

• The end of the year award ceremonies schedule: 8 a.m. June 3, kindergarten; 8 a.m. June 4, first grade; 9:30 a.m. June 4, second grade; 8 a.m. June 5, third grade; 9:30 a.m. June 5, fourth grade; and 8:30 a.m. June 6, fifth grade.

• Pupils will be dismissed at 11 a.m. June 4-6.

• The last day of school is June 6.

• 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.

North Augusta High

• The Paul Knox Scholarship recognizes a student with outstanding achievement, intellectual ability, good character, promise of future contribution to society and established need. The deadline to apply is Thursday.

• The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council will award a scholarship to a graduating senior. The student must live within Aiken County School District’s area II and demonstrate excellence in an art form. See your guidance counselor for more information. The deadline to apply is Friday.

• The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will award a scholarship through its Col. Charles Young High School Scholarship Essay Program. The deadline to apply is Saturday.

• The Aiken County Educators Association-Retired will award a $500 scholarship to high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in education. The deadline to apply is Monday. See your counselor for an application.

• Prom tickets will go on sale Monday. Seniors who paid their junior fees last year and juniors who paid their junior fees this year get in free. Others must pay $50. A prom date information sheet must be filled out for prom dates who do not attend North Augusta High.

• The Belvedere Elementary PTO will award a scholarship to a graduating senior who has a 3.0 GPA or higher, participates in school and community activities and attended Belvedere Elementary for at least three years. The deadline to apply is April 15.

• The Pilot Club of North Augusta is offering a scholarship to seniors planning to work in the care or treatment of persons with brain disorders such as a special education teacher, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse, researcher, technician, therapist or medical doctor. The deadline to apply is April 22. See your counselor for an application.

North Augusta Middle

• There is no school Friday.

• Pupils will be dismissed two hours early April 3.

• The student council meeting is April 4.

• The athletic banquet is April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

• The faculty/student games are April 5.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• Spring pictures will be taken April 25.

• The transfer fair for rising sixth grade pupils is April 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

• The Junk in Your Trunk sale is April 27 from 8 to 11 a.m. Spots are $10 for one spot or $15 for two spots. Vendor forms are available in the front office and on the school’s Web site.

• The deadline for transfer requests to attend a different school is May 1.

• The spring fling is May 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Misty Lakes. Tickets will be sold during the eighth grade lunch May 13, 15 and 17. The event is for North Augusta Middle eighth grade pupils only.

• The Guitar Club practices every Monday from 3:20 to 3:50 p.m.

• The Chess Club meets Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Ms. Hodges classroom.

• PTO is creating subcommittees for the 2012-13 school year. Committees include: school dances, Box Tops and Campbell’s soup labels, volunteer coordinator, eighth-grade spring fling, special events, pizza and Chick-fil-A lunch coordinator, fundraising and hospitality. Those interested in joining a subcommittee should e-mail namsptoinfo@gmail.com or contact the school.

Our Lady of Peace

• The school wide bake sale is today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

• The school book fair continues through Thursday.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform Thursday for $1, but must follow guidelines in the student handbook. Proceeds benefit Parish Charities.

• Pupils will be dismissed early on Thursday for Holy Thursday.

• There is no school Friday in observance of Good Friday.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform for $1 on April 4. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Guidelines in the student handbook must be followed.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• The Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner is 6:30 p.m. April 20. The dinner is all-you-can-eat. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Take out is available. A portion of the proceeds go to Our Lady of Peace School.

• Pupils will be dismissed early April 24.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform April 25 for $1, but must follow guidelines in the student handbook. Proceeds benefit Parish Charities.

• The Strawberry Festival is April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be games, prizes, inflatables, food and strawberries.

• The drama club meets on Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Paul Knox Middle

• Spirit rings will be delivered April 29.

• The eighth-grade dance is May 18.

• All student special permission transfer requests must be completed by May 31. Pupils already in the school do not have to reapply for special permission to attend.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits are sold in the car line from 7:30 to 8 a.m. every Friday for $3 each.

• Registration for the 2013-14 school year is Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Student messages will be delivered at 1:45 p.m. All messages must be called in by 1:30 p.m. Pupils cannot leave school early unless they are signed out by a parent, guardian or their designee. Pupils who miss at least four periods will be counted absent for the day. Pupils who have an appointment scheduled should bring an excuse, have it approved in the office, show it to the teacher at the beginning of class and leave quietly at the necessary time without disturbing class.

Victory Christian

• The Dino Fair is Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Pupils will learn about dinosaurs and the Bible. The winners of the "I Dig Reading" contest will be announced. Those who have fossils of any kind are asked to send them to the school for the pupils to examine.

• There is no school Friday.

• SATs will be administered Monday through April 5.

• Spring break is April 8-12.

• Mrs. McBride is tutoring Algebra I students Monday through Wednesday from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

• 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.

• Free car decals that say “Christian Children Need A Christian Education” are available. Ask for one in the school office.

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