York schools plan kindergarten registration

January 23, 2014 

York to host preschool, kindergarten signups

The York school district will have 4-year-old preschool and 5-year-old kindergarten registration on Feb. 10, 11 and 12. The registration is for students who will be 4 or 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.

The registration for students will be at Cotton Belt, Harold C. Johnson, Hickory Grove/Sharon, Hunter Street and Jefferson elementary schools.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, will be a late registration day. Parents may visit school offices to register children between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 10, and Wednesday, Feb. 12, parents may register students from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at any elementary school office.

To register, parents must bring a copy of the child’s S.C. immunization form; state-issued birth certificate; proof of residency, such as a recent property tax notice or utility bill; and a valid picture ID for the parent. A Social Security card is optional.

York schools to host spelling bee Jan. 28

The York school district’s annual spelling bee will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the district office board room.

One student from each York elementary and intermediate school will be represented.

The participants are, Charles Gordon, Cotton Belt Elementary; De’Mahrion Walls, Harold C. Johnson Elementary; Jevon Long, Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary; Suzie Carver, Hunter Street Elementary; Angelica Velasco, Jefferson Elementary; and Anthonella Mendoza, York Intermediate.

The winner of the York spelling bee will represent the school district in the regional spelling bee Feb. 24 in Charlotte.

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 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.

Sophomores can apply for GSSM

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is accepting applications from high school sophomores through Feb. 15.

Online applications are available at scgssm.org/apply-now.

GSSM is a two-year, public residential high school specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math.

GSSM applicants should be high school sophomores and state residents, have a PSAT score of 110 or higher (math and verbal only), have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, complete geometry, algebra I and II, English II and one lab science by the end of sophomore year.

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