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Posted: May 6, 2013 - 1:25pm
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The following Hammond Hill Elementary School pupils were nominated by their teachers for the Joint Women's Clubs of Aiken's Celebration of Character program. The pupils were nominated for exhibiting outstanding character: Kendall Risher, Emma Caroline Carter, Latasha Holmes, Avery Arico, Olivia Kaemmerling and D'arrey Besong.   SPECIAL
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The following Hammond Hill Elementary School pupils were nominated by their teachers for the Joint Women's Clubs of Aiken's Celebration of Character program. The pupils were nominated for exhibiting outstanding character: Kendall Risher, Emma Caroline Carter, Latasha Holmes, Avery Arico, Olivia Kaemmerling and D'arrey Besong.

General news

Anthony Rizi of North Augusta was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at University of Maryland University College.

Belvedere Elementary

• The following pupils made the 100 Book Club: Embry Graham, Isaac Koon, Tiana Rouse, Gabriel Harley, Julian Collier and Avery Quiller.

• The Principal's Writing Board winners for April are: Hayleigh Duncan, Courtney Vincent, Ethan Robert, Pax Rogers, Jimmy Sherlock and Laurel Wall.

• PASS testing for third- through fifth-grade pupils continues through Friday. Testing starts at 8:15 a.m.

• Bel-Ridge Baptist Church will have Thirsty Thursday each Thursday in May.

• Math literacy night will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be sold. Homework passes will be given to those who attend and participate in the math games.

Fox Creek High

• Elections for the board of directors, PTCA and athletic booster club is Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Murph at (803) 613-9435.

• 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. 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.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• The following pupils are Bumble Bee writing winners: Jada Printup, kindergarten; Parker McGhee, first grade; Michael Cohen, second grade; Kayden Griffis, third grade; Ann Davies Jenkins, fourth grade; and Mayson Tillman, fifth grade.

• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Kamorah Jones, Wyatt Dixon, Jonas Crowe, Sailor Amburn, Will Hughes, Tristen Johnson, Teagan Johnson and Hannah Walton. 300 Books: Jada Printup. Page Master: Hannah Walton.

• The PASS tests for English/language arts, math, social studies and science continues through Friday.

• The final Box Tops, Campbell and Tyson labels, ink cartridges and cell phone collection is Friday. The winning class from each grade will have a popcorn party.

• 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.

• 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.

• PASS testing continues through Friday.

• Bruster's Night is May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

• The last day to check out library books is May 17.

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.

Mossy Creek Elementary

• The yearbook signing will be held May 24.

• 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.

North Augusta Elementary

• The following pupils made the book club: 100 Book Club: Josef Hathaway, Carrington Strong, Mariah Williams, Tyson Pooser, Dylan Hackley, Deondre Baskett, Anthony Bostic, John Brumberg, ZaNiya Coleman, Aliya Hightower, Shane Hill, Alexis Merriweather, Andrew Peacock, Sophia Romero, Alissa Smith, Lajayda Tuggle, Jaylin Waters, Gavin Wilmot and Jason Tucker. 200 Book Club: Jorge Reyes, Nykee Bush, Maya Thomas, Blakley Holton, Aiyanah Brigham and Paola Ramirez. 300 Book Club: Adriana Martinez, Walker Robinson, Allie Gardiner, Izzy Gardiner and Ivan Potapenko. 1,200 Book Club: Abby Cook. Page Master: Barrett Coleman, David Altman, Taylor Hawes, Kirsten Haney, Kendra Sterling and Emily Garcia.

• The following pupils qualified and enrolled in the Duke University 2013 fourth- through sixth-grades talent search: Victor Brenes, Lillian Butler, Gault Goldman, Rosa Griffith, Taylor Hawes, Bryson Holton, Maggie Huskey, Marshall Robinson, John Sallings, Kendra Sterling, Jude Walker, Katherine Ashe, Abigail Ashe and William McGee.

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

• The 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 e-mail 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.

North Augusta Middle

• The following pupils made the 2013-14 show choir: Ashlyn Yount, Coral Crittenden, Sarah Holliday, Jenny Williams, Kinsey Amos, Mary Watts, Erin Simurda-Butler, Amelia Ward, Sarah Crews, Amaya Moore, Khaliyah Holmes, Stephanie Hobbs, Rebekah Seymour, Sophie Ryan, Jada Coleman, Karina Ayala, Sidney Hobbs, Nohelia Hernandez, Elaina Peters, Sarah Wilson, Baleigh Warner, Chloe McGee, Akira Robinson, Vyolet Courtney, Angel Anderson, Jazlyn Bailey, Sarah Ann Tabor, Ally Williams, Mikayla Cummings, Matt Hutto, Rusty Anderson, Kyle Simpkins, Dylan Falzarano, Thomas Farmer and Dylan Bates.

Our Lady of Peace

• Pupils can dress out of uniform Thursday for $1. Proceeds benefit the drama club.

• The Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner will be held May 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids. Take-out is available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Our Lady of Peace School.

• PASS testing continues through Friday.

• Applications for cheerleading tryouts must be returned by 3:30 p.m. Friday. Pupils must have a physical on file to participate.

• Victory Baptist Church’s camp meeting continues through Friday. Students are released at noon daily.

• Six-week progress reports will be distributed Friday.

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