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Beaufort County students in grades K-2 have a new way to continue their learning at home.

“Teaching Through Television…Learning, Exploring and Having Fun” is a series of lessons created through a partnership between the County Channel and the Beaufort County School District, the school district said.

The focus is on Grade 2 academic standards in English/Language Arts, math, social studies, and science, but many of the lessons will also have connections to kindergarten and Grade 1 standards in those subjects. 

 

Kids won’t be gathering in big groups around the Lowcountry to hunt Easter eggs this year, but this doesn’t mean they’ll miss all the fun of the holiday. In Bluffton, the Easter Bunny is riding around in a Jeep waving to children in their neighborhoods.

Meg Engler, a special education teacher at Bluffton Middle School, found her Easter bunny suit and its mask in her garage in Westbury Park last week and came up with a plan to bring cheer to local families while respecting social distancing.

For her first trip wearing the furry suit, mask and long ears, she drove around Westbury Park in a golf cart she borrowed from a neighbor. 

“I had as much fun as the kids,” said Engler, who has played the character at community egg hunts several times.

BCSDEight district elementary and middle school students earned perfect scores in the fall edition of a national vocabulary competition, and a student team from one district school earned an overall Top-10 national finish.

The WordMasters Challenge, the nation’s longest-running language arts competition for elementary and middle school students, holds three meets for nearly 125,000 students during each school year. 

Daughters of the AmericanThe Emily Geiger Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced winners of its American History essay contest.

Carter Lawson, a sixth-grader at Bluffton Middle School, and Cross Schools students Luna Rangel, fifth grade, Isaiah ‘Sonny’ Hicks, seventh grade, and Kaylie Thorsen, eighth grade, were recognized at the chapter’s monthly meeting in February. 

Boys Girls ClubThe Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, so it’s only right the group recently was recognized for its longstanding community impact.

In February, the club was honored as Organization of the Year, the top honor given by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual ball.