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Posted: October 9, 2013 - 10:22am
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The following North Augusta Middle School pupils have been elected as student council officers for the 2013-14 school year: (from left) Sarah Crews, president; Sydney Echols, vice president; and Shelby Hutto, secretary. SPECIAL
The following North Augusta Middle School pupils have been elected as student council officers for the 2013-14 school year: (from left) Sarah Crews, president; Sydney Echols, vice president; and Shelby Hutto, secretary. SPECIAL

• The 28th annual Science Education Enrichment Day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Aiken. The event will feature interactive and hands-on science and math activity stations. The event is presented by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, USC Aiken and Aiken County Public Schools.

• There is no school for Aiken County Public Schools on Oct. 18.

• The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is accepting applications through Jan. 8 for its 2014 summer programs and the 2014-15 academic school year. For details and requirements, visit www.scgsah.org.

• The school book fair will be held Friday through Oct. 17.

• The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at the school from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

• The Jostens meeting will be held Tuesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the commons.

• Raffle tickets are being sold for a Ducane 36,000 BTU two burner gas grill. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at any home game or by contacting Allison McDuff at (803) 270-4429 or Angela Temples at (803) 645-2392. The drawing will be held during the football game Oct. 18.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Hailey Gross, Sarah Lord, Piper Davis and J'nai Coach.

• The following teachers were awarded grants from the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council: Ms. Kight, $225 for Celebrating Singing; Ms. Leopard, $200 for Drawing the Basics; and Ms. Griffis and Ms. Furstenberg, $291 for Artsy Me.

• The Scholastic book fair will be held through Friday.

• Parent/teacher conference day is Oct. 28. Report cards will be issued on this day.

• Volunteer training will be held Oct. 28 at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Training will take place in the media center.

• Fifth graders are collecting socks throughout October as a community service project. The socks will be donated to children in Romania.

• Those interested in volunteering at the school must attend a volunteer training session. Contact Cathy Martin or Ordean Crews at (803) 442-6170 for more information.

Merriwether Elementary

• The PTO fall carnival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19.

• The school book fair will be held Oct. 21-25.

• Report card night will be held Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

• There is no school Oct. 31-Nov. 1. These are teacher workdays.

• The school will have a It’s Spooky to be Hungry food drive throughout October.

• The school received a $7,000 donation for computers from Ned Maner, owner of Duraclean Systems in North Augusta.

• The following pupils are student council members for 2013-14: Reagan Harley, Cara Alan, Reagan Hill, Flip Hooks, James Tilby, Alejandra Rojas, Xzavier Shaw, Shelby Watkins, Benjamin Bafford, Avari Vega Walker, Dejuan Carson, Katie Beth Cannon, Erin Danforth, Lydia Holcombe, Katelyn Cochran, Jake Koharchik, Alyssa Braswell, Kyrrion Roundtree, Abby Thomas, Ethan Charles, Abby Hill, Brandy McNair, Shalize O'Hara, Hannah Askey, Bailey McNair, Karys O'Hara, Maggie Johnson and Shelby Davis. Officers are: Shelby Davis, president; Abby Hill, vice president; and Flip Hooks, secretary.

• Trick or Treat Night at the Creek will be held Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $2 for one child or $5 for three or more children. The haunted house is $3.

• PTO is accepting bags of individually wrapped candy for the fall carnival on Oct. 27.

• Zaxby’s night is Oct. 22.

• The fall carnival will be held Oct. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.

• The following pupils made the book club: 100 book club: Gracie Stroud; 200 book club: Quismaree Veal; Page Master: Dimitri Mobley; Dolphin Reader Respond Book Club: Olivia Odom, Za'Niya Coleman, James Pinkston, Justin Jackson, Bryson Nuckols, Jadyn Simpkins, Quismaree Veal and Joel Dominguez.

Mrs. Brunson received a $250 grant from the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council for Let's Continue to Orff About It.

• Coupon books are available for purchase in the front office. They are $10 each.

North Augusta Middle

• Sponsors and donations for the archery team’s needs are being sought. Needs include equipment, volunteers and financial assistance. Those interested in helping should e-mail Mr. Bartley at the school.

• The Synergistic Lab is in need of paper towels, AA batteries, notebook paper, black medium point Sharpies, vinyl gloves, 9-inch balloons, Elmer Glue All, baby food carrots, wax paper, jars of yeast, packets of ketchup and mustard, and sandwich and snack bags.

• PTO family memberships are $5. Visit the PTO page on the school’s Web site for forms and announcements.

• The NAMS School Improvement Council meets the third Tuesday of each month.

• The second annual OLP Polar Bear Golf Scramble will be held Nov. 2 at Goshen Plantation. There is a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Call (803) 279-8396 ext. 100 for more information.

• Catholic Schools Week will be held Jan. 26 through Feb. 1 with daily events at the school.

• The PTO is selling season passes for $20. The passes are good for home football, basketball and volleyball games. Coupons for local businesses are included on the back of each pass.

• Report cards will be issued Oct. 25.

• There is no school Nov. 27-29 for Thanksgiving

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