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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013

St. Stephen Elementary a ‘School Change Awards’ finalist
Congratulations to St. Stephen Elementary School on being selected as a finalist in the 14th Annual National School Change Awards process.
In 1999, the award was created to recognize schools that rose from being underperforming to exemplary. It is the only award of its type in the nation.  In the 14 years of the award, more than 850 schools have been nominated from 45 states.
St Stephen Elementary was not selected as one of the three 2013 awardees but becoming a finalist is a great honor. 
To recognize SSE and the tremendous improvement and status as an award finalist, plans are to recognize the school at the National Awards Ceremony on Monday July 15 at Lincoln Center in New York, NY.  The school and district are being encouraged to participate in the entire National Principals Leadership Institute, being conducted July 13-19. 
The institute has gained recognition as one of the premiere leadership development programs in the nation.
To salute the achievement of the school, $500 scholarships are being extended for four in the Berkeley County school district to attend the Institute. If more information is needed visit www.npli.org
In recent years, a number of the awardee schools were previously finalists. A nomination for the 2014 awards will be submitted. The official announcement of the 2014 awards process will be made in September 2013.
The effort of staff, students and parents have made is a tribute to the school’s dedication to the wellbeing and academic success of all students.  A salute is extended to all within the school community and superintendent and the district office staff for this great accomplishment.
The Diversifi Project
The public is invited to Pointe North Community Church for a first-ever event to be held on Thursday, May 30 from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.  The Diversifi Project, a new project developed to promote social justice here in our community and around the world, will be joining forces with the CJ13 team in Nadi, Fiji this July, as a part of our “Come Together Initiative.” 
It’s a chance to impact a people group and change their outlooks on life forever.
Everyone is invited to an evening of information and indulgence of international food feast featuring tastes from Italy and India.  This is a fundraising event to raise money for the Fiji trip and to promote “DiversiTIES” a campaign promoting men’s involvement in children’s development.
Plates are $7 and take-out or dine-in is available between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m..
Please call to confirm how many plates you will be ordering.  The event will be located in the foyer at Pointe North Community Church. 110 U.S. 52 Bypass Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday to Ed Deal, Bill Gallik, Faye Harris, Stephen Hood, Chris Jernigan, Angela Little, Justin Mahon, Calvin Owens, Anne Propst, Teresa Rentzel, Mickey Riggs, Milton Thames and Keller Wofford.
Prayers and Get Well
Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to Elma Atkins, David Ayers and family, Barbra Beach, Metro Borop, Sarah Boyter, Ruth Brassell, Tammi Camilletti, Bonnette Christianson, Frank Conrad, Julia Corn, Jack Crosby, Patsy Daniels, Janet Davidson, Matt Fluharty, Wayne Gamble, Andy Garvin, Claudia Guerry, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Landon Hartman, Georgina Heatley, Sharee Holcomb, Chris Howard, Liz Howell, Gail Humbert, Ellen Huxford, Laree Huxford, Samantha Jones, Vickie Jones, Earline Brown-May, Louise McMakin, Janice Mitchum, Betty Rich Morris, Jane Player, David Poole, J.R. Ramsey, Louise Rich, Peggy Schipmann, Thelma Schurlknight, Carolle Sellers, Jill Smith, Trey Smith, Doyle Stock, Flint Swansand, Margaret Thronberry, Ginny Tucker, Ray Wadford, Billy Weatherford, Mae Welch, Norma Winn and for any unspoken prayers needed.
Pray for our troops, Gov. Haley and her family, all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow families, and our school system in Berkeley County.
Have a blessed week!  If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at bwdelk@tds.net before Noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events.  Mail items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen, SC 29479, or call 567-4370.

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