Clover students attend FBLA conference

December 8, 2012 

Twelve members of Clover High School’s Future Business Leaders of America organization in November joined about 2,500 students from across the country at the National Fall Leadership Conference in Charlotte.

The weekend included workshops, keynote speakers and networking opportunities. Exhibits about new technologies, fundraising options, and colleges and universities also were included.

The conference’s theme of “igniting innovation” allowed the students to enhance their leadership potential and make friends.

Clover has school climate survey

Parents, students and staff in the Clover School District are asked to participate in the district’s annual Your Voice Counts school climate online survey through Dec. 18.

Parents will receive an email from the Clover School District with a link to the survey.

Those who don’t receive an email link may access the survey at clover.k12.sc.us/yourvoice.

The confidential survey, offered through independent research and communication firm K12 Insight, asks questions about satisfaction with Clover schools and the respondent’s level of involvement in school activities.

It seeks input from parents, students and staff on academic preparation, parent engagement, student support, school leadership, school operations, safety and behavior, and technology.

Clover schools have compiled input from past surveys to evaluate educational services and to set goals for improvement.

Holiday raffle Dec. 18

Pleasant Hill Preschool is having a holiday raffle Dec. 18.

Prizes include a children’s party package at Carolina Stars, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, and themed gift baskets.

All proceeds go toward scholarships for 2013-2014 school year.

To make a donation or purchase tickets, call 704-588-0014. Winners will be contacted by phone.

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 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 about CBCC scholarship opportunities is available at cbcc.us/sponsors/high-school-drives.php. Call 704-972-4727 for more information.

Enter culinary school contests

Culinary arts students can compete to earn a tuition scholarship to one of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, including the Charlotte campus. The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition is for high school seniors. The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition is for high school graduates.

The first-place winner in the high school senior competition at each participating Art Institutes school will earn a $4,000 tuition scholarship. The second-place winner in the high school senior competition at each participating Art Institutes school will earn a $1,000 scholarship. The first-place winner in the high school graduate competition at each participating Art Institutes school will earn a $1,500 scholarship.

The deadline for entry is Jan. 24.

For information, visit aicom petitions.com/culinary2013/.

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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