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Posted: April 24, 2013 - 1:12pm
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Incoming freshmen in Fox Creek High School's Silver Fox Academy will receive Google Chromebooks starting in the 2013-14 school year. The students will be able to use the Chromebooks throughout their high school years and will get to keep them upon successful completion of the Silver Fox program.    SPECIAL
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Incoming freshmen in Fox Creek High School's Silver Fox Academy will receive Google Chromebooks starting in the 2013-14 school year. The students will be able to use the Chromebooks throughout their high school years and will get to keep them upon successful completion of the Silver Fox program.

General news

The next Area 2 Advisory Council meeting will be at 6 p.m. May 2 at North Augusta Middle School.

Belvedere Elementary

• The transition fair for rising sixth-graders will be Thursday 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

• Applications for executive positions for the board of directors, PTCA and athletic booster club are being accepted through Friday at 4 p.m. Applications are available in the school’s main office. To serve on the Fox Creek Board of Directors, one must be at least 21 years old, a South Carolina resident and not a convicted felon. To serve on the PTCA and athletic booster club boards, one must be a member of the organization.

• Saturday school will be held 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.

• Prom is May 3 at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The theme is Fire and Ice. 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.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Brandon Harris, Reeves Furness, Kinder Alexander, Cole Jackson, Dylan Evans, Taylor McClary, Azucena Morales, Emelie Delgado, Sean Head and Amanda Morrison. 200 Books: Michael Simpkins. Page masters: Alton McCurry and Abbi McCurry.

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

• Tea parties will be held next week during library time. Pupils will share writings they have published this year.

• Interim reports will be issued Tuesday.

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

• Today 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.

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 spring book fair continues through April 30.

• Lunch With Someone We Love for second and fifth grades is today.

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

• Science Day is Friday.

• 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.

North Augusta Elementary

• The following pupils made the 100 Book Club: Jalisa Wardlaw, Alexis McElveen, Tekinia Dixon, Emily Harris, Reagan Peters, Clara Hathaway, Lila Victor, Zachary Gardner, Doris Salto, Charla White, Aiyanah Brigham, Brianna Okpo, Tyler White, Jakayla Smith, Nadia Hills, Tess Westafer, Catherine Newman and Nicholas Toole. 200 Book Club: Jocelyn Ellison-Pope, Wyatt Carnes, Noah Chastain, Hannah Chastain and Ethan Chastain. 300 Book Club: Joy Housley. Page Master: Blayne Lynch.

• Smarter-Balanced Pilot Testing is being administered through Friday. Third grade is testing in English/Language Arts and fourth grade is 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 customers’ purchases 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.

• A SAT prep class will be held Thursday 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 Tuesday.

• 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.

North Augusta Middle

• Show choir auditions are today 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 Thursday.

• The transition fair for rising sixth-graders is Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

• The spring book fair continues through Friday in the media center.

• A cheerleading informational meeting will be held Friday from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

• The Junk in Your Trunk sale is Saturday 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.

• Sunday is the last day to purchase yearbooks online at www.jostens.com. Yearbooks are $43

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

• May 1 is an early release day.

Our Lady of Peace

• Pupils will be dismissed early today.

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

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

• Interim reports will be issued May 1.

• The school-wide bake sale is May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Spring Fling: An Evening of Music will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 7. The OLP band, drama club and Songs of Praise Choir will perform.

Paul Knox Middle

• Spirit rings will be delivered Monday.

• The transition fair for rising sixth graders is Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

• May 1 is an early release day.

• The chorus concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at North Augusta High School.

• Spring football practice for seventh-graders begins May 6. Pupils must have a physical to participate. See coach Higgenbottom for a form.

• PASS testing will be administered May 7-10.

• The eighth-grade dance is May 18.

Victory Christian

• The SCACS baseball/softball state tournament is Friday and Saturday.

• 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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