Clover High grad takes lead in USC play

February 23, 2014 

CHS grad takes lead in college play

Clover High School class of 2013 graduate Jason Fernandes is kick-starting his acting career and major at the University of South Carolina’s theatre department.

He will be starring a Eugene in Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” March 14-20 at Workshop Theatre in Columbia.

He has appeared in two theater productions, a short film, musical and television commercial.

Clover sets pre-K, kindergarten registration

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 3. Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2013-14 attendance lines.

Registration hours vary by school.

• Bethel Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Bethany Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Crowders Creek Elementary: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday -Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• Griggs Road Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Kinard Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Larne Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

To be eligible for pre-K, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014.

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.

Parents not sure where to register their child can use the district’s address locator at to identify their correct school assignment.

For more information, call 803-810-8013.

Scholarship offered for CHS student

Clover native Lelia Jackson will award the second annual LANDIS Scholarship to a deserving Clover High School senior.

Jackson, a 1983 graduate of CHS, named the scholarship after her father, Landis Jackson, who worked in the Clover school district for many years.

Students applying for the Lifting And Navigating Determined Inspired Students Scholarship must demonstrate volunteer community service, exhibit leadership skills and have a financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Students should see the Clover High School guidance department for additional details. Applications are due to the CHS guidance department by April 9.

Online security can help protect you from cyber thieves

The recent hacking theft of a large retailer’s database of millions of credit and debit card numbers should make everyone, even students, more careful about safeguarding their hard-earned money from cyber thieves. The following measures can help, according to KHEAA.

Never provide personal information such as Social Security number, bank account or credit card numbers in response to a phone call, fax, letter or email. If you get an email from a bank or company with which you do business, don’t click on any links in the email. The link may lead you to a fake Web page run by thieves hoping you’ll enter personal information, or it may install spyware or malware on your computer. Instead, sign in through the website you normally use when you do business with that firm.

Never provide bank, credit card or other sensitive data when visiting a website that doesn’t explain how your personal information will be protected, including the use of encryption to safely transmit and store data.

If you’re using an ATM card or debit card, ensure no one standing nearby can see your personal identification number (PIN).

On your personal computer, install a free or low-cost firewall to stop intruders from gaining remote access to your PC. Download and frequently update security patches offered by your operating system and software vendors to correct weaknesses that a hacker could exploit.

KHEAA is a public, nonprofit agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to college. It provides information about financial aid and financial literacy at no cost to students and parents.

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