• The next early release day for Aiken County Public Schools is Feb. 5.
• The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is accepting applications through Feb. 15 for its class of 2016. For details, visit www.scgssm.org.
• Applications are being accepted for the Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Innovative Teaching Mini Grants program.
The grants are awarded to elementary and middle school teachers who seek to use creative and innovative methods in the classroom related to science, math and technology. Award categories are $500, $750 and $1,000.
Teachers in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell and Edgefield counties in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia are eligible to apply. Applications are available at www.srs.gov/general/outreach/edoutrch/ed_home.htm and must be submitted by close of business March 3.
• The Miss Fox Creek pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., Augusta.
• Board of directors meetings are held on last Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Fox Creek conference room.
• North Augusta Middle School’s Employee of the Month is Stephanie Abney.
• North Augusta Middle School’s Teacher of the Month is Crystal Arnold.
• The NAMS School Improvement Council meets on third Mondays.
• Student council is sponsoring a Souper Bowl of Caring food drive through Friday.
• Kinleigh Widener, a fourth grader, was recently crowned Little Miss South Carolina United States.
• Travis Reed made the 200 Book Club.
• Catholic Schools Week will continue through Sunday.
• The Mardi Gras Silent Auction will be held March 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (803) 279-8396 ext. 100.
• Ryan Shiley was the winning fifth grader in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s 2013-14 American History Essay Contest.
• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Asia Bosket, Ben Lindler, Hailey VanLandingham, Avery Harrell, Elijah Killough, Hailey Bowling, Noah Beym, Aly Williams, Olivia Williams, Sam Mercer, Emily Echols, Zach Johnson, Evan Horne, Emma Carter, Kayden Griffis, Zane Johnson, Abbi McCurry, Emily Collins, Camdyn Turner, Chase Hann, Veronica Hendon, Alton McCurry, Chloe Powell, Brayden Turner, Luke Waldhauer, Price O’Neal, CJ Smith, Molly Beym and Sophia Lafont. 200 Books: Audrey McCurry and Tanner Badman. Pagemasters: Emily Echols, Zach Johnson, Jordan Turner, Grace Gill, Zane Johnson, Amiya Allen, Harris Doss, Hudson Doss and Kayden McKibbin.