Clover school board OKs 2013-14 calendar; first reading for facility use fees

February 28, 2013 

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Clover OKs 2013-14 calendar

Clover School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2013-14 school calendar at the Feb. 25 regular monthly meeting.

Public Information Officer Mychal Frost said the proposed School Holidays bill, which would have required South Carolina schools to observe Veterans Day and Memorial Day as legal holidays, did not pass Feb. 22, so the district’s original calendar will be used.

The first day of school will be Aug. 21, with the last day June 4. Breaks including Thanksgiving, Nov. 27-29; Winter, Dec. 23-Jan. 3; and Spring, April 14-18.

First reading for ‘facility use’ fees OK’d

The Clover School District Board of Trustrees approved the first reading for a proposed “community use of school facilities” plan during the regular monthly meeting Feb. 25 that would allow community organizations, businesses and individuals using school district property to do so for up to six months and require paying usage fees.

Ken Love, assistant superintendent business services, said the fees could start possible effective date would be July 1.

Fees would range from $30, plus $30 per hour for lights for fields or $40, plus $15 per hour for classrooms, to $500, plus $60 per hour for the stadium.

“There would be no discount for any nonprofit,” Love said.

Board members, including Franklin Pendleton and Mack McCarter, were raised concerned about the plan.

“Teams have already signed up, so we need to be cognizant of that,” McCarter said.

Pendleton raised a couple of issues. “I have a little heartburn on this. A lot of organizations are on a shoe-string budget,” he said. “I don’t know how we’ll police this.”

Clover schools registration set

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 4. Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2012-13 attendance lines.

Parents may register children at Bethany, Bethel, Griggs Road, Kinard and Larne from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4-8. Registration hours at Crowders Creek are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 4-8. All six elementary schools will have an evening registration period 3-6 p.m. March 5.

To be eligible for pre-k, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

Parents should bring the child’s legal birth certificate copy with the state seal, two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, and up-to-date immunization records when registering.

For more information, call 803-810-8013.

Learn about Montessori school March 2

An Open House and Informational Meeting is scheduled at noon March 2 at Journey Montessori Academy, 13601 S. Tryon St.

There will be a presentation about Montessori philosophy and specifics about the program at Journey Montessori Academy.

The school is enrolling 3- and 4-year-olds. Reservations requested. Call 704-960-9885.

Clover schools registration set

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 4. Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2012-13 attendance lines.

Parents may register children at Bethany, Bethel, Griggs Road, Kinard and Larne from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4-8. Registration hours at Crowders Creek are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 4-8. All six elementary schools will have an evening registration period 3-6 p.m. March 5.

To be eligible for pre-k, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

Parents should bring the child’s legal birth certificate copy with the state seal, two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, and up-to-date immunization records when registering.

For more information, call 803-810-8013.

PES musical on stage two nights

Palisades Episcopal School will perform the musical “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at 6:30 p.m. March 7 and March 8 at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road.

Tickets costs $5 and are available in advance at the office or at the door.

Lander U. releases

honor lists

Lander University announces its president’s list, dean’s list and freshman honors for fall semester 2012. Undergraduates who have earned a grade-point average of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the president’s list; 3.5 to 3.9, dean’s list; 3.0 to 3.49, freshman honors.

The following are students from York County:

• President’s list: Elizabeth Harper, Rock Hill; Amber Malchow, Rock Hill; Staci Reeves, Rock Hill; and Ansley Ripka, Lake Wylie.

• Dean’s list: Alexandria Beebe, Clover; Jessica Byers, Rock Hill; Christina Hughes, Rock Hill; Christopher Hyatt, Rock Hill; Jennifer Ivey, Rock Hill; Hollis Kimbrell, Rock Hill; Brittney Miller, Rock Hill; Alexandria Sears, Rock Hill; Catherine Taylor, McConnells; Olivia Whitener, Fort Mill; and Deandra Williams, Rock Hill.

• Freshman honors: Ashley Cunningham, Rock Hill; Reyzhyne Edwards, Fort Mill; Lauren Glasscock, Catawba; Thomas Shedd, Fort Mill; and Haley Waddelll, Fort Mill.

Apply for volunteerism scholarship

Applications are being accepted by Family Trust Federal Credit Union for its Eddie Reeves Volunteerism Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is given to a Family Trust member of any age who is an exemplary volunteer. The award will be announced at the credit union’s annual meeting April 9.

The scholarship is named for Eddie Reeves, a credit union volunteer for more than 30 years who served as board chairman for 25 years.

The deadline to apply is March 9. The application can be found online at familytrust.org. Click on Scholarships, grants and donations.

Band, guard competition March 9

For the third year in a row, the Indoor Drumline percussion and Winter Guard dance competition returns to Clover High School from noon to 8 p.m. March 9.

The CHS Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard will be one of at least 16 schools competing. Twelve contests are held statewide between late January and late March leading up to the CIPA Guard and Percussion Championships in early April at Western Carolina University.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8.

Order pine needles, help

CHS athletics

Clover Athletic Booster Club’s annual Pine Needle sale will be held March 22-23.

Costs is $4.50 per bale for long-leaf needles, with free delivery for 25 or more bales.

Bales may be picked up at: Clover Memorial Football Stadium or Golf Masters in Lake Wylie from 4 to 7 p.m. March 22 or 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24.

To place an order, call 704-913-3233.

Applications accepted for Clover scholarship

Clover native Lelia Jackson will award the first LANDIS Scholarship to a Clover High School senior.

Jackson, a 1983 graduate of CHS, named the scholarship after her father, Landis Jackson, who worked in Clover School District for several years.

Students applying for the LANDIS (Lifting And Navigating Determined Inspired Students) Scholarship must demonstrate a financial need, a 3.0-grade point average and community service.

Students can see a Clover High School guidance department for more information or email Laajacks@aol.com. Applications are due to the Clover High School guidance department by April 1.

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