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Posted: April 16, 2013 - 12:28pm
The North Augusta Exchange Club held its Youth of the Month/Year program March 27. Pictured are the Youth of the Month award recipients from North Augusta High School (from left): Daniel Pippin, Kristy Heath, Arielle Houston, Ashton Young, Bailie Sparks and Alison Cercy. The Youth of the Year recipient will be chosen from these winners and will receive a $500 sholarship. The winner will be eligible for the S.C. District Exchange competition in May. Also pictured are program co-chairman Nick Flouras, guest speaker Dr. Matt Culberson and program co-chairman David Rose.   SPECIAL
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The North Augusta Exchange Club held its Youth of the Month/Year program March 27. Pictured are the Youth of the Month award recipients from North Augusta High School (from left): Daniel Pippin, Kristy Heath, Arielle Houston, Ashton Young, Bailie Sparks and Alison Cercy. The Youth of the Year recipient will be chosen from these winners and will receive a $500 sholarship. The winner will be eligible for the S.C. District Exchange competition in May. Also pictured are program co-chairman Nick Flouras, guest speaker Dr. Matt Culberson and program co-chairman David Rose.

Belvedere Elementary

• Registration for 4K, 5K and first-grade pupils is today and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, bring proof of residence, the student’s birth certificate and shot record.

• 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.

• PASS testing for third- through fifth-grade pupils will be May 7-10. Testing will start at 8:15 a.m.

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

• End-of-the-year ceremony schedule: 8 a.m. June 3, first grade; 9:15 a.m. June 3, second grade; 8 a.m. June 4, third grade; 9:15 a.m. June 4, fourth grade; and 8 a.m. June 5, fifth grade.

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

• The last day of school is June 6.

Fox Creek High

• The HSAP graduation exam is being administered through Thursday.

• Saturday school is held on Saturdays through June 1. The cost 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 schoolwork 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.

• Academic awards night will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• Registration for 4K, kindergarten and new pupils will be held today and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 to qualify for the 4K program.

• The fifth grade GT will present A Night at the Museum on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The pupils will bring historical figures to life through costumes, backdrops, props and monologues.

• 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. Volunteers are needed to be classroom monitors from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. each testing day. Contact Ms. Brown at (803) 442-6170 if interested in being a classroom monitor.

• 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.

• A running club meet will be held at North Augusta High School on Saturday at 9 a.m.

• April 24 is an early-release day. Pupils will be released at 1 p.m.

• PASS testing will be administered May 7-10.

• The kindergarten awards day is May 31.

• First grade awards day is June 3 at 8:15 a.m.

• Second grade awards day is June 3 at 9:15 a.m.

• Third grade awards day is June 4 at 8:15 a.m.

• Fourth grade awards day is June 4 at 9:15 a.m.

• Fifth grade awards day is June 5 at 8:15 a.m.

• June 4-5 are half days for pupils.

• June 5 is the last day of school.

• Running club practice is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• 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 hot line to check homework assignments. Call (803) 279-9993 and 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

• Early registration for 4K and new students will be held today and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, bring proof of residency, birth certificate and shot record. Those registering for 4K should bring proof of income.

• Chick-fil-A biscuits will be sold Thursday.

• The school volunteer appreciation breakfast drop-in is Friday from 7:45 to 9 a.m. in the P.E. room.

• The spring book fair is Monday through April 30.

• Lunch With Someone We Love will be as follows: Monday, kindergarten and third grade; Tuesday, first and fourth grade; and April 24, second and fifth grades.

• Tacky Day is Tuesday.

• The book fair begins April 25.

• The sixth-grade transition fair at North Augusta and Paul Knox middle schools is April 25.

• 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.

• 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.

• Student transfer requests for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted through May 31. Pupils who are currently students at Mossy Creek will not have to submit another request. Those who are attending Mossy Creek but have moved out of the Mossy Creek 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 Monday through Thursday from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.

North Augusta Elementary

• Registration for 4K and new 5K and first-grade pupils is today and Thursday.

• The PTO mother/son night at the Augusta GreenJackets game is Friday.

• Volunteers are needed to help set pavers in the courtyard between the fourth- and fifth-grade pods at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

• The PTO board will meet Monday at 6 p.m.

• Smarter-Balanced Pilot Testing is being administered through April 26. Third grade are testing in English/Language Arts and fourth grade are testing in math.

• The school is participating in Ruby Tuesday’s Community Give Back Program. On Tuesdays in April, Ruby Tuesday of North Augusta will donate 20 percent of a customer’s purchase to North Augusta Elementary. To participate, the customer should present the green flyer that was sent home or tell them you are with North Augusta Elementary. Coupons cannot be used with the Give Back Program.

• 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 health room is accepting donations of gently used pants size 5T to 14.

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

• The NAES PTO will honor former North Augusta Elementary students graduating from North Augusta High School with the NAE PTO Scholarship. Those interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund can make checks out to the NAE PTO/ Scholarship Fund and dropped in the PTO box in the school office.

• Free tutoring is available for struggling learners in second through fifth grades. To find out if your child qualifies, contact Rose Marshall in the Office of Federal Programs at (803) 641-2645.

• If a child leaves an item in the classroom, the item can be retrieved only until 2:45 p.m. daily.

• Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is offering a scholarship based on extracurricular activities, leadership and academic achievement. The deadline to apply is Friday.

• Prom tickets are on sale through Friday in Rooms 212 and 404 before school.

• Seniors who believe they have had perfect attendance all 12 years should go to the attendance office and see Mrs. Erdman before Friday.

• Freshmen and sophomore students who want to volunteer to serve at prom should see Mrs. Coyle in Room 404 or Mrs. Melton in Room 212 by Friday.

• 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 Monday. See your counselor for an application.

• The North Augusta Lions Club is offering a scholarship to be awarded based on academic record, financial need, community and school activities, and character. The deadline to apply is Monday. See your counselor for an application.

• A SAT prep class will be held April 25 for the May and June SAT dates. The cost for the day long program is $35. Register with your counselor.

• The Greely Chapter Scholarship Program awards a $1,000 scholarship. There is an essay requirement. The deadline to apply is April 30.

• The North Augusta Sertoma Scholarship Fund awards $1,000 scholarships to candidates annually on the basis of scholastic aptitude, financial need and citizenship. The deadline to apply is May 1.

• The Marion R. Paschall Scholarship Oratorical Contest is available for all grades. The deadline is May 20.

• SC Rivers Project student exhibition is accepting pictures of South Carolina’s rivers through June 1. Students should take a picture of a South Carolina river and email it to kerry@columbiamuseum.org. Selected photos will be on exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art and then taken to the offices of Sen. Lindsay Graham in Washington, D.C. See Ms. Ramey in room 403 for an official form.

• Graduation will be held 6 p.m. June 7.

• A working meeting for the North Augusta High literary journal is held every Thursday in Room 305. Bring your poems, plays, journals, essays and drawings.

• Chick-fil-A cookies will be sold for $1.25 during lunch Tuesdays and Thurs­days, and sandwiches will be sold for $4 on Fridays.

• The NJROTC canteen is open during all three lunches. Items sold include chips, cookies, crackers, candy and drinks.

• The Jacket Espresso is open during all three lunches and sells coffee, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies and iced mocha lattes.

• FCA sells pizza Tuesdays and Thursdays for $3 in the courtyard during all three lunches.

• Student council meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the media center.

• FCA meets every Friday in Mobile 2 at 7:45 a.m. Krispy Kreme and orange juice will be served.

• Prom tickets are on sale. 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.

• Tutoring is offered as follows: Mondays, English in Room 116, Spanish in Room 201 and French in Room 203; Tuesdays, math in Room 304 and business in the assigned teacher’s room; and Thursdays, social studies in Room 509 and science in Room 212.

• Those interesting in taking a trip to Italy and Greece in July should see Mr. Gill in Room 509. The trip includes a three-day Aegean Cruise.

North Augusta Middle

• The student council meeting is Friday from 3:15 to 4 p.m.

• The spring book fair is Tuesday through April 26.

• Show choir auditions are April 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Seventh grade pupils interested in being in the show choir next school year should stop by Ms. Surles’ classroom for an audition packet. The packet must be returned before you audition.

• Spring pictures will be taken April 25.

• The transition fair for rising sixth-graders 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. Vendors keep 100 percent of the profits from what they sell.

• The spring pops concert is April 30 at 6 p.m. in the gym.

• 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-graders only.

• The student council meeting is May 24 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. The end of the year celebration will be held. Sixth-grade members are asked to bring drinks; seventh-grade members should bring sweet snacks; and eighth-grade members are to bring salty snacks.

• 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 Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner is 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The dinner is all-you-can-eat. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Takeout 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.

• Songs of Praise practice is held on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

• School Mass is held every Friday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

• The school collects box tops, Capri Sun pouches, aluminum can tops and newspapers.

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. Fridays 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.

• Free middle school tutoring is being offered. For qualifications, call Rose Marshall in the Office of Federal Programs at (803) 641-2645.

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

• The PTO collects box tops, used ink cartridges and My Coke Rewards.

• Yearbooks can be ordered at www.jostensyearbooks.com.

Victory Christian

• The t-shirt sale will end today.

• K5 graduation and class pictures will be taken today.

• Three-week progress reports will be issued Friday.

• The SCACS golf state tournament is Monday.

• The baseball team will have its Senior Night baseball game Tuesday at the Augusta GreenJackets stadium. Tickets are $7.40 each, which includes admission to the GreenJackets game on May 3. There will be fireworks after the May 3 game. Tickets are available in the school office.

• The SCACS baseball/softball state tournament is April 26-27.

• Throughout April, students can pay $1 a day to wear casual clothing at school. The money raised will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

• Victory Baptist Church’s camp meeting is May 6-10. Students will be released at noon each day.

• Six-week progress reports will be distributed May 10.

• 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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