Clover ATC plans Veterans Day luncheon Nov. 8

November 5, 2012 

The new Applied Technology Center at Clover High School will host a Veterans Day luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The Clover High ROTC and Clover Choraliers will perform.

PES plans

open house

Palisades Episcopal School, 13120 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte, will have an admissions open house at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Child care will be provided. PES offers 4- year-old kindergarten to grade 8. Please RSVP to mgilbert@pescharlotte.org.

Charter school session planned

An information forum on charter schools will be presented from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at York Preparatory Academy, located in The Gates community on Eastview Road, Rock Hill.

Dr. Wayne Brazell, superintendent of the S.C. Public Charter School District, will conduct the forum. He will talk about support for charter schools, key differences between traditional and charter public schools and how charter schools are closing the achievement gap.

The event will also include input from public charter school students, teachers, parents and educators. Tours of the 43-acre camps will be given. State Rep. Ralph Norman will attend.

York Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school. It is currently enrolling any South Carolina resident in grades kindergarten to 10 for the 2012-13 school year and grades kindergarten to 11 for 2013-14.

For information and to RSVP, call 803-324-4400, ext. 2, or visit www.yorkprepsc.org.

Teacher grant deadline Nov. 9

York County educators have until 5 p.m. Nov. 9 to apply for one of 35 teacher grants being awarded this year by Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

The credit union will give out $10,000 in grants this year, which includes 30 $250 grants to individuals and five new $500 grants for collaborative projects involving a large group of students or several educators. Grants are given for projects that encourage creative learning opportunities or enrich existing classroom activities. Extra points will be given for projects that include a financial literacy component.

Applicants for an individual grant must be a member of Family Trust; only one person needs to be a member for the group application. Family Trust membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in York County.

The application is available online at familytrust.org. Entries will be judged by the Family Trust School Advisory Committee, made up of area educators. Grant winners will be invited to a banquet early next year.

Set up blood drive, earn scholarship

High school and college students who will be home for the holidays will have a chance to win a “Holiday Heroes Scholarship” from the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

To qualify for a “Holiday Heroes Scholarship,” students must choose a blood drive location in their community; select a date between Nov. 18-25 or between Dec. 22-Jan. 6, recruit friends, family and neighbors to donate blood, and collect a minimum of 25 units. CBCC will award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who collects the most units.

Call 704-972-4727 for more information.

Help choose Employee

of Month

The Clover School District’s Teacher Forum, a group made up of each school’s teacher of the year, seeks community input as it expands the district’s Employee of the Month recognition program. sponsored by Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

The program, which runs through May, is a way for school employees to be shown appreciation and gratitude from coworkers, parents, students, and the community. For several years, the program has been operated through paper ballots in each school. Beginning this month, anyone may nominate an employee for the recognition on each school’s website.

To nominate a school-based employee in the district, visit the employee’s school website and click the “vote now for Employee of the Month” button on the homepage.

Each school’s recipient is presented with a $25 Visa gift card from Family Trust and his or her picture is displayed in the school’s lobby.

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