Oakridge Middle School names Staff Member of Month

November 12, 2012 

Rod Ruth has been selected as the Oakridge Middle School Staff Member of the Month for the month of October.

Ruth is an assistant principal at Oakridge Middle School. Originally from Florence, he graduated from Francis Marion University with a degree in political science. Upon making the decision to enter the teaching profession, he was hired in Florence District Three at Lake City High School. He taught social studies in Lake City for seven years while also coaching tennis, basketball and wrestling.

After obtaining his degree in educational administration from the University of South Carolina, he was hired as assistant principal at Southside Middle School in Florence. He spent three years there before being named principal of Moore Intermediate School, a fifth- and sixth-grade school in Florence District One.

He and wife Whitney have a son, Christian.

The award is sponsored by Family Trust Credit Union.

Craft show Saturday

in Clover

Clover High School Student Council Christmas Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the new gym with parking and entrance in the back.

There will be more than 60 crafters. Admission is free.

Learn about university model, classical school

Lake Pointe Academy, a Classical Christian University Model school for grades K-12, is holding an informational meeting for prospective parents and students Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Pointe campus.

Parents will learn about the heart and vision of the school’s parent involvement and classical approach. The opportunity also allows visitors to meet leaders and staff, browse materials, and have questions answered. The school teaches at a gifted-and-talented and honors level.

The school is located at 3168 Hands Mill Highway (Hwy. 274) near Concord Road in Lake Wylie. For more information, visit the admissions tab at www.lakepointeacademy.com, RSVP to mailbox@LPA-SC.com, or call 803-631-5253.

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.

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.

More information is available at cbcc.us/sponsors/high-school-drives.php or call 704-972-4727.

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