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    Friday, May 24, 2019
    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, ...read more
    Categories: Beaufort County, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Town of Bluffton
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Beaufort County, Education
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 14, 2019   Public relations group recognizes educators with 2019 state awards for communications   BEAUFORT – District educators have earned statewide recognition for their communications efforts, bringing home five awards from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.   Hilton Head Island Elementary earned three ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Beaufort County, Education
    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    BEAUFORT – A veteran administrator who has been serving as interim principal for H.E. McCracken Middle School in Bluffton was announced today as the school’s new leader.   Lindsey Skirtich, an assistant principal at May River High since the school opened in 2016, has served this spring as interim principal at H.E. McCracken during the search for a permanent principal.  Her hiring for the ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 9, 2019   Hilton Head Island High senior is district’s second National Merit Scholarship winner   BLUFFTON – A Hilton Head Island High School senior has been named as the Beaufort County School District’s second National Merit Scholarship winner.   Meaghan Lyons competed with 15,000 national finalists to earn one of 7,600 college scholarships worth ...read more
    Categories: Beaufort County, Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, May 06, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 3, 2019   School district’s 2019 teachers, support staff of the year surprised by visits, announcements   BEAUFORT – Some very special Beaufort County School District teachers and support staff were surprised today with flowers, pep rallies, and breakfasts as Board of Education members made surprise visits to announce 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Beaufort County, Education, Community
    Monday, May 06, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 29, 2019   First of two public forums on school district budget rescheduled from May 2 to May 14   BEAUFORT – The first of two public forums for community members to learn more about the school district budget being developed by the Beaufort County Board of Education for the 2019-20 school year has been rescheduled.   That public forum at Bluffton ...read more
    Categories: Beaufort County, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Economic, Community
    Monday, May 06, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 23, 2019   May River High senior announced as National Merit Scholarship winner   BLUFFTON – A May River High School senior is among the first group of winners in the National Merit Scholarship Program.   Faith Shupard has been announced as the winner of the National Merit Gulfstream/Rolls Royce Annual Scholarship.  She is among more than 1,000 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Beaufort County, Community, General News Article