The Rock Hill School District Foundation recently held its annual Showcase of the Arts at Rock Hill High School. Upon entering the schools gymnasium, guests were greeted by the semi-formal social atmosphere of the gala event. Students from the Culinary Arts Department at the Applied Technology center greeted everyone with hors’ d oeuvres such as tuxedo strawberries.
Once seated, guests were entertained with musical performances by the Rock Hill school (continued)
Winthrop Athletics and Back the Pack teamed up for a donation drive at the recent Winthrop Eagles and High Point game. Elementary students, staff, family and friends were able to attend the game free by donating a food item to the Back the Pack program. Parents and children from each of the 17 elementary schools came out to support their schools and to enjoy the games. The school with (continued)
Samaritan’s Feet, Elevation Church, and Rock Hill School District Three came together on Monday, January 16, to hold a Shoes of Hope distribution with one goal in mind. That goal was to make a difference and spread a message of hope. Samaritan’s Feet is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by Emmanuel Ohonme for the purpose of sharing hope with those in need and giving them a new pair of (continued)
Some Rock Hill School District families got a bit of a surprise on Christmas Eve thanks to the Back the Pack program. Back the Pack provides needy children with backpacks of nutritious food to take home with them on the weekend during the school year.
Thanks to our generous donors, each family received a gift basket from Hickory Farms. The baskets were delivered to the families via UPS on Christmas Eve.
The Foundation is pleased to announce fifteen grant awards to Teachers in Rock Hill Schools! Awards totaled $12,056 for the Fall 2011 awards cycle.
Eight grant proposals received a score of exceptional by the Foundation grants committee. This score placed these proposals in the superlatives category for the Fall 2011 grants cycle and each Superlative Foundation Champion Donors funded grants this cycle. Superlative award recipients will be honored by the Foundation at the 2012 Showcase (continued)
The parking lot of South Pointe High School was packed with vehicles on Friday morning. Teachers from all across the Rock Hill School District gathered to hear about innovative ways to enhance learning in the classroom. For the past six years, the Rock Hill School District has held conferences like this to keep educators engaged and informed on ways to increase creativity in the classroom setting.
As part of the (continued)