NOVEMBER 2018 - STATE OF THE SCHOOLS
The Beaufort County School District’s social media slogan for this year is
BCSD: Believe, Create, Succeed and Discover. At last week’s 2018 State of the Schools Breakfast, the district gave special recognitions to students, educators and volunteers who exemplify the spirit of BCSD. Each recognition was introduced by a
special video, and here are those videos:
"BELIEVE"
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Established in 2008 to support the mission and goals of the Beaufort County School District, the Foundation for Educational Excellence supports student instructional activities and projects through Innovative Teacher Grants, Innovative School Resource Grants and Student Enrichment Grants.
"SUCCEED"
"LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL" DESIGNATIONS
Beaufort County School District has the distinct honor of having three schools designated as a Leader in Me “Lighthouse School”: Coosa Elementary, Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary, and Michael C. Riley Elementary & Early Childhood Center.
"CREATE"
ZERO ROBOTICS
In January of this year, four Hilton Head Island High robotics students, allied with students from two Italian high schools, battled other teams from around the world to emerge victorious at the finals of the 2018 Zero Robotics International Space Station competition in Boston.

"DISCOVER"
WHALE BRANCH MIDDLE ARCHAEOLOGY CLUB
History came to life when students discovered a door lock, century-old nails and a shotgun shell belonging to the Roupelmond Plantation. The plantation, now the site of Whale Branch Middle School, harvested rice, indigo and cotton beginning in the 1730s. 
Battery Creek High
Annual Holiday Gala - December 13, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Dinner & Show featuring the Horizon Jazz Band – December 14, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Dinner provided by the BCHS culinary program. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Beaufort Elementary
PreK/First Grade Holiday Concert - December 13, 6:00 p.m., in the cafeteria.
 
Beaufort Middle
Winter Concert, Band, Orchestra and Chorus – December 20, 6:00 p.m., in the gym.

Beaufort High
Sea Island Sound Marching Band, Christmas Parade – December 9, downtown Beaufort, 3:00 p.m.
Marching Band, Honor Band, Orchestra, Christmas Concert - December 13, 7:00 p.m., at BHS PAC.
 
Bluffton Middle
Winter Night of the Arts Concert - December 13, 6:30 p.m.

Bluffton High
Winter Concert featuring the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Chorus and String Orchestra – December 11, 7:00 p.m. This event includes items for sale from the Visual Art Department.
Winter Dance Performance – December 12, 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium.
 
Broad River Elementary
Holiday Performance – December 13, 6:30 p.m.
 
Coosa Elementary
A Christmas Carol – November 30, 6:00 p.m., Coosa cafeteria.
Winter Concert - December 13, 6:00 p.m., Coosa cafeteria.
 
Hilton Head Island Elementary
An Evening of the Arts – December 13, beginning at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m.
Art Show - Each student will have a piece of framed artwork on display and available for purchase. Exhibition - Fifth-grade students share their research projects with parents and guests in their individual classrooms, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Music with the Singing Sea Otters and North Pole’s Got Talent by the GT Arts Drama Club, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the red auditorium.
 
Hilton Head Island High
The Nutcracker - November 9-10 and 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 11 and 18 @ 2:30 p.m.
Annual Art Show - December 10-12.
Concert Series - Chorus, December 11, 7:00 p.m.; Orchestra, December 12, 7:00 p.m.; and Band - December 13, 7:00 p.m.

Hilton Head Island Middle
Night of the Arts – December 17, 6:00 p.m.
 
Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary
Shop & Celebrate to benefit Joseph S. Shanklin - November 16. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., inside the Habersham Fire Station. Decorated wreaths, handcrafted art, jewelry, ornaments and a silent auction and bake sale. The Shanklin Choir will sing at 5:00 p.m.
Joseph S. Shanklin Chorus will set the tone for the holiday season at the Savannah International Airport – December 4, 10:45 a.m.
 
Okatie Elementary
Holiday Concert - December 13, 6:00 p.m. and December 14, 8:15 a.m.
 
Lady's Island Elementary
Winter Holiday Show - December 17, 6:00 p.m., at Beaufort High School.
 
Lady's Island Middle
Holiday Band and Chorus Concert - December 19, 6:30 p.m., LIMS gymnasium.
Winter Dance Crescendo – January 30, 6:30 p.m., Arts Center at Beaufort High.

May River High
MRHS Choirs with Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra – December 1, 7:00 p.m., PAC ($30)
MRHS Bands Holiday Concert – December 11, 6:00 p.m., PAC
MRHS Choirs and Orchestra Holiday Concert, December 20, 7:00 p.m., PAC
 
Michael C. Riley Elementary & Early Childhood Center
Singing Eagles - November 30, 5:00 p.m., Bluffton Tree Lighting Ceremony, Bluffton Town Hall.
Singing Eagles – December 5, 7:30 a.m., Community Caroling, Bluffton Rotary Club.
Holiday Concert – December 20, 6:00 p.m., at the school.
 
Port Royal Elementary
Winter Concert - December 18, 6:30 p.m.
 
Red Cedar Elementary
Fine Arts Holiday Showcase – December 12 & 19, 6:00 p.m.
 
River Ridge Academy
Elementary & Middle School Choirs & Guitar - December 4, 6:00 p.m. Band - December 6, 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten - December 11, 6:00 p.m.
First Grade - December 13, 6:00 p.m.
 
Robert Smalls International Academy
Winter Holiday Performance - December 6, 6:00 p.m., in the gym.
 
St. Helena Elementary
Winter Concert - December 18, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria.
 
Whale Branch Elementary
Holiday Performance - December 13, 6:00 p.m.
 
Whale Branch (Elementary, Middle and High) Cluster
Winter Showcase - December 12, 6:30 p.m., in the Whale Branch Middle School gym.
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