BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to hold a county-wide bond referendum in November aimed at improving school safety, renovating inadequate facilities and adding classroom space to address enrollment growth. The Nov. 5 referendum will ask county residents to vote on two separate questions: The first question will seek voter approval for $290 million in safety and security upgrades at all district schools; technology infrastructure upgrades at schools district-wide;
BEAUFORT – A trio of education veterans has been selected to lead a district elementary school and two district-wide programs. All three selections were approved tonight by the Beaufort County Board of Education. Melissa Pender, an assistant principal at Coosa Elementary, was approved by the Board of Education tonight to become the school’s next principal. Pender will replace Charles Delforge, who retired. Juliet White, currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the
June 13, 2019 For More Information: Debbie Szpanka Public Information Officer Town of Bluffton 20 Bridge Street Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 (Office): 843.706.4534 (Cell): 843.540.2274 (Email): firstname.lastname@example.org (Website): http://www.townofbluffton.sc.gov (Facebook): Town of Bluffton Government The Town of Bluffton’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAC) will be accepting applications for this quarter’s accommodation tax grant awards through Monday, July 1, 2019 at noon.
Beaufort High School senior is district’sthird National Merit Scholarship winner BEAUFORT – A Beaufort High School senior was named today as the Beaufort County School District’s third National Merit Scholarship winner. Alan Wiser’s national recognition came in the latest round of announcements by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. May River High’s Faith Shupard and Hilton Head Island High’s Meaghan Lyons were named in earlier announcements. Wiser competed with 15,000 national finalists to
BEAUFORT – An Okatie Elementary School kindergarten assistant was named today as the Beaufort County School District’s 2019 Support Person of the Year. The selection of Kari Dollar was announced at a breakfast recognizing schools’ individual honorees. Dollar is completing her second year as a kindergarten assistant at Okatie Elementary, where she helps students with their math, reading and writing skills, helps with overall classroom management and works behind the scenes to help keep the school
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 6, 2019 Graduation ceremonies conclude today; seniors earn $56 million in scholarships BEAUFORT – Graduating seniors in the Beaufort County School District’s Class of 2019 have earned more than $56 million in college scholarships, a new record that marks the seventh consecutive increase in the district’s overall total. When the sixth and final graduation ceremony ends tonight at Hilton Head Island High, more than 1,300 seniors district-wide will have
June 6, 2019For Immediate Release Contact:Lili Coleman, Executive Director of Second Helpings, 843-689-3689 Sonesta Resort Supports FILL THE NEED Program of Second Helpings/Palmetto Breeze Transit An effort to supply bags of food to riders of Palmetto Breeze Transit got a boost today from the Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island. The Sonesta donated $3,500 to enable Second Helpings to purchase 700 thermal bags that are used in the FILL THE NEED program. The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Whale Branch seniors earn two-year college degrees along with their high school diplomas BEAUFORT – Ten Whale Branch Early College High School seniors will pick up their high school diplomas Wednesday evening having already earned two years of college course credits. The students took advantage of a partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry that allows Whale Branch students to take college courses – and earn two-year associate’s degrees
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Because of record heat and no rain, water demand is very high in the mornings. Please minimize irrigation from 4 to 9 am UNTIL IT RAINS. Customers may be experiencing low water pressure due to high demand. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, go to www.bjwsa.org.
The mission of the Bicycle Advisory Committee is to help make Hilton Head Island safer and more bike friendly for everyone. For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Rath, Bicycle Advisory Committee Volunteerhrath@heatherrathconsulting.com843.415.5978 Bicycle Advisory Committee + Town of Hilton Head Island - Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Create Example-Led Curriculum for 1st & 2nd Graders at Hilton Head Island IB Elementary School. Joint partnership creates
Contact: Rodney Vaughn Coastal Stage Productions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ACTORS CASTING CALL – JUNE 17 & 18Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo - Locally Directed by: Debbie Reier Produced by: Coastal Stage Productions Mark your calendar for Moon Over Buffalo auditions* - JUNE 17 & 18 at 7pm @ 100 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort. All characters are needed and all experience levels, ages and ethnicities are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For character descriptions and more info:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 31, 2019 High school graduation ceremonies begintonight to celebrate the Class of 2019 BEAUFORT – More than 1,300 seniors in the Beaufort County School District’s Class of 2019 will receive their diplomas in graduation ceremonies that begin tonight and run through next Thursday. “These graduation ceremonies are significant mileposts in the lives of our students, and they’re also cause for celebration for the families and educators who helped make this day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 30, 2019 Beaufort County children can enjoy free mealsduring summer at various locations and times EDITOR’S NOTE: USDA requires the school district to provide specific information to news media concerning the summer food program. That information is attached. BEAUFORT – Children can enjoy free meals this summer through a partnership involving the Beaufort County School District, its food service provider and the Beaufort County Library system. The U.S.
Media Alert for Immediate Release Contact Lanny Kraus: 843-441-0169 June Beaufort Drum Circle Dates All are invited to share some good vibes with the Beaufort SC Drum Circle. The Drum Circle gathers every 2nd Monday of the month, 5:30-7:00pm and every 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:30pm. Our June events will be: Monday June 10th, 5:30-7:00pm andThursday June 27th, 7:00-8:30pmContemplative GardenHenry Chambers Waterfront ParkDowntown Beaufort Everyone is welcome to attend this family friendly
The Southeast Entertainment Restaurant Group (SERG) is now helping all eligible employees pay for their college tuition. Their new college savings plan enables staff to earn up to $1 towards their higher education for every hour worked in SERG’s restaurants. Steve Carb, SERG Group president, said the college savings program is a “win-win plan” for employees and the restaurants. “Number one, there is a labor shortage. Number two, this allows us to find young, willing and able people who
May 29, 2019 For More Information:Debbie SzpankaPublic Information OfficerTown of Bluffton20 Bridge StreetBluffton, South Carolina 29910(Office): 843.706.4534(Cell): 843.540.2274(Email): email@example.com Town of Bluffton Celebrates Town Hall RenovationsRibbon-Cutting and Open House, Wednesday, May 29 Bluffton Town Council, Town Manager and town staff welcome the public for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Wednesday, May 29 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the renovated Theodore
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 23, 2019 Board approves new superintendent’s contract;Rodriguez scheduled to begin work on July 1 BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County Board of Education today approved a four-year contract with Frank Rodriguez, the veteran educator selected to lead the district. A statement from the Board said its members are looking forward to working with Rodriguez, who is currently a regional superintendent in the 193,000-student School District of Palm Beach County (Fla).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 20, 2019 Students are ‘perfect’ in national vocabulary contest; school team places third nationally BEAUFORT – Six district elementary school students earned perfect scores in the spring edition of a national vocabulary competition, while a team from a district elementary school placed third in the nation. The WordMasters Challenge, the nation’s longest-running language arts competition for elementary and middle school students, holds three meets for nearly
Barbers of the Lowcountry recently welcomed two new barbers to their Bluffton-based shop. Michael Durant was living in Boston working in construction when his dad told him that Barbers of the Lowcountry was starting The Barber College. “I hopped on the plane,” said Durant, who recently graduated from the barbershop school. Durant is now an intermediate barber, which means he received his barber license and continues to learn the Barbers of the Lowcountry’s technique to the straight razor shave. “I