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Blood Drive at Battery Creek

December 5, 2014 by Michele Barker (Register to contact)

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Battery Creek High School is having a blood drive on Wednesday, December 10th, 8AM-2PM. All alumni are encouraged to donate. Please contact teacher Martha Sette at ***** or 322-5500 to make an appointment. The Blood Alliance is the sole provider to the hospitals in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Please give the gift of life!

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Memorial held at Battery Creek High School in honor of Beaufort County teen  WTOC

Hundreds of family, classmates, teachers, and friends flooded Battery Creek High School to celebrate the life of 18-year-old Malik Spencer at a public memorial ...

Battery Creek High student charged with bringing knife to school  WJCL News

A Battery Creek High School student is facing a felony charge for allegedly bringing a knife onto campus. Chandler Jordan Larson, 17, was booked into the ...

Police: Battery Creek teacher charged with sexual battery  The Island Packet

Battery Creek High English teacher Brittney Whetzel, of Lady's Island, South Carolina, is accused of sexual battery with two students and providing alcohol to ...

Beaufort Co. teacher had sex with 2 students after Googling whether she could, report says  The Herald-Sun

Battery Creek High teacher Brittney Whetzel, of Lady's Island, South Carolina, is accused of sexual battery with students in the Beaufort County School District; ...

Battery Creek students learn about seatbelt safety  WTOC

Students at Battery Creek High School learning about the importance of seatbelt safety this week.

Battery Creek High employees out on bond  WTOC

The two Battery Creek High School employees arrested this week are now out on bond.

Smoke was billowing from a Beaufort duplex when ‘hero’ wrestling coach sprang into action  The Island Packet

Battery Creek graduate and wrestling coach DeAndre Johnson, a former NCAA national champion, alerted firefighters to a Beaufort SC duplex fire. His fast ...

Beaufort County high school teacher accused of kissing student; investigation ongoing  The Island Packet

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating allegations of a Battery Creek High School teacher kissing a female juvenile student.

Memorial service held for Beaufort Co. teen found dead  WTOC

The family of a Beaufort County teen found dead in January has planned a memorial *service* to remember him.

Second school employee arrested for distributing alcohol to Battery Creek High students  WTOC

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - There is a sense of shock in Beaufort County after two Battery Creek High School employees were arrested and accused of ...

Beaufort Co. to close Islands Academy after school ranks one of worst in SC  WSAV-TV

The Beaufort County School District is closing one its alternative school at the end of the year, after it ranked in the bottom 5th percent of all schools in South ...

Beaufort Memorial Day Parade canceled; ceremony moved to noon at Battery Creek High School  WTOC

Beaufort's annual Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather.

2 months after Malik Spencer vanished, his Beaufort County family plans a public funeral  Hilton Head Island Packet

Malik Spencer's family is planning a public visitation, memorial and funeral for the teen who went missing in December. His murdered body was found in ...

Beaufort County teacher to student: ‘No more cheek, from now on straight to the mouth’  The Island Packet

Battery Creek High School Spanish teacher Fabian Jaimes kissed a student on the cheek, prompting a criminal investigation by the Beaufort County Sheriff's ...

SC public schools just got graded. How did your child’s Beaufort County school stack up?  The Island Packet

The South Carolina Department of Education released report cards for schools in the Beaufort County School District. A third are not meeting state standards ...

Family holds memorial service for Beaufort County teen  WTOC

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC-(WTOC) -The family of a Beaufort county teen found dead last month will hold a memorial *service* to remember him. Malik Spencer ...

Beaufort Co. teacher’s license revoked amid criminal charges  Live 5 News WCSC

The South Carolina Board of Education revoked the license of a Beaufort County teacher facing charges that she had sexual relations with and served alcohol to ...

Scores from Friday’s Lowcountry and SC high school football games  Island Packet

Find live local high school football coverage for all Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, SC, games including up-to-the-minute scores, schedules and more on ...

Friends and family celebrate life of Malik Spencer with a memorial service

Friends and family of Malik Spencer came out to Battery Creek High School Friday night to celebrate his life with a wake. The 18-year-old went missing from ...

Beaufort County shutting down Islands Academy at the end of the semester  WJCL News

The alternative school is not meeting state requirements.

Lowcountry woman paralyzed in car accident encourages seat belt safety  WSAV-TV

1000 people died on South Carolina roads in 2018, more than half weren't wearing seatbelts. That's why the Burton Fire District, South Carolina Highway Patrol ...

Board: Beaufort Co. teacher poses a 'threat to the health, safety and welfare of students'  The News & Observer

The S.C. Department of Education suspended the teaching certificate of a Battery Creek High School teacher accused of having sex with two students during a ...

Beaufort County School District holds public forums to find next superintendent  WTOC

The Beaufort County School District is asking for the public's help on finding its next superintendent.

This weekend, friends and family said goodbye to Beaufort County teen Malik Spencer  WJCL News

This weekend Malik Spencer-- the 18-year-old Lobeco teen who was found shot to death in Bamberg County-- was laid to rest at Anderson Funeral Home.

SC teacher wrote note to student: ‘No more cheek, from now on straight to the mouth’  Charlotte Observer

A Battery Creek High School Spanish teacher passed a note to a female student during class one day last fall, telling the student that he wanted to kiss her “with ...

After appearing in ‘Black Panther’ movie, this SC native is hustling to become a star  The State

A Beaufort man appeared in the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” and planned to move to New York this summer and pursue a career as an actor. Here's what ...

Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Two Teens Allegedly Told Friends She Couldn't Wait To Have Student's 'Beautiful Babies'  Oxygen

English teacher Brittney Whetzel allegedly bragged about the sex in a group chat with two other teachers, saying she “would do it every day.” By Gina Tron ...

2 Beaufort County school employees arrested in abuse case  WCBD News 2

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP/WCBD) - A school teacher in South Carolina has been arrested and charged with assaulting two students at her home last week.

Beaufort County teacher facing sexual battery, alcohol charges released from jail  The Island Packet

Two Battery Creek High employees were released from the Beaufort County Detention Center Tuesday after both were charged with providing alcohol to minors ...

Beaufort County teen killed in crash will be remembered at funeral Wednesday  The Island Packet

The funeral is Wednesday for a high school student killed in a car crash in Beaufort County, SC. The funeral *service* for Kevin Morazan, of Grays Hill, will be held ...

New details in arrest of Beaufort County HS teacher charged for sex with students  WSAV-TV

News 3 has learned new details about why two Beaufort County teachers landed in jail. Both are facing charges of having sex with students and giving them ...

Teacher with Upstate connections had sex with 2 students, gave alcohol to 3, report says  WYFF Greenville

A teacher who previously taught at an Upstate high school is accused of giving three of her students alcohol and having sexual encounters with two of them.

Battery Creek hires Wade Hampton’s Shelby Strother as AD  Island Packet

Battery Creek High School has hired Shelby Strother as its next athletics director. Strother is the athletics director for Hampton County School District 1 and ...

147 students graduate from Battery Creek High School  Hilton Head Island Packet

The 147 students of Battery Creek High School's Class of 2014 graduated Monday in a ceremony in the school's football stadium. Total amount of scholarship ...

Beaufort County school board lays groundwork for November 2019 referendum  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County, South Carolina school board voted to allow interim superintendent Herb Berg to start planning for a November 2019 referendum to ...

Beaufort and Jasper students compete in Chopped cooking challenge  WSAV-TV

Students at Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence, Hilton Head High School and Battery Creek High School competed in a Chopped challenge based ...

Where are the shelters for those who evacuated the barrier islands?  The Island Packet

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the evacuation of Beaufort County barrier islands on September 8, 2017 ahead of Hurricane Irma's expected effects. Multiple ...

Beaufort County school bus driver receives state honor  WSAV-TV

A Beaufort County school bus driver, who has been behind the wheel for 33 years, has been named the state's 2018 Bus Driver of the Year.

Is your child’s teacher the school’s Teacher of the Year? Here's the full list  The Island Packet

Awards for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year were announced at Beaufort County, South Carolina, schools on Friday, April 20, 2018. Beaufort ...

Beaufort High School SC on lockdown from social media post  The Island Packet

Beaufort High School is on modified lockdown as of Friday, March 2, 2018 while law enforcement investigates a social media post.

Wrestling coach leaving after 30-year tenure at Battery Creek  Island Packet

Nathan Day will stay in the Palmetto State but will head north to Liberty High School.

Questions on Beaufort County School District's $76M referendum? Here are answers  The Island Packet

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Beaufort County (SC) School District will hold a $76 million bond referendum to reduce student overcrowding in Bluffton by ...

Battery Creek school psychologist charged with sexual battery of student, placed on leave  Hilton Head Island Packet

A Battery Creek High School psychologist was arrested Friday, accused of engaging in a sexual act with a student, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's ...

9 new things you’ll see at Beaufort County schools this year  Island Packet

New faces, fewer passwords and buses with GPS technology are a few of the changes to Beaufort County School District this year.

How Battery Creek High's Morgans keep achieving academic excellence  Island Packet

Battery Creek family produces three valedictorians.

Marion edges Battery Creek for 2-A/1-A Lower State wrestling crown  Island Packet

There will be no three-peat for the Battery Creek wrestling team.

Track athletes finish first leg of state qualifying  Berkeley Independent

Before track and field athletes and teams can think about becoming state champions, they have to clear the first hurdle at the region level.

Beaufort County school teachers could see a salary boost next year. Here's how much  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County Board of Education passed a 2 percent cost-of-living raise to all Beaufort County School District (SC) employees on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Tree-lightings, parades, and services: A 2018 guide to holiday events in the Lowcountry  The Island Packet

The holidays are upon us and there are plenty of events around Beaufort County and in Savannah and Charleston. From tree lightings, Christmas parades and ...

Battery Creek abruptly parts ways with longtime AD John Drafts  Island Packet

John Drafts will not return as Battery Creek's athletics director next fall, told he won't be retained in an abrupt parting that ends more than three decades as an ...

Battery Creek graduate beats odds to win National Championship  Island Packet

DeAndre Johnson's victory in the 157-pound national championships in March earned national attention.

Game to go on despite Battery Creek football player in critical condition after Burton crash  Island Packet

A Battery Creek High School football player was in critical condition Friday after a collision Thursday evening at the intersection of Laurel Bay and Shanklin ...

It’s true. You can take the boy to Silicon Valley, but a bit of Beaufort will go with him  The Island Packet

Beaufort native Elliott Friedman has found happiness and success working at Google in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. But a bit of the South Carolina ...

Brittney Whetzel: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Brittney Whetzel, a teacher from Beaufort, South Carolina, is accused of sexual misconduct with a student. See photos.

Student charged with assaulting a Battery Creek High School resource officer  WJCL News

A student is accused of assaulting a school resource officer at Battery Creek High School.

Has bullying at Beaufort County Schools been getting ‘swept under the rug’?  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County School District in South Carolina did not submit any bullying or harassment incidents to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil ...

The Beaufort Co. school referendum failed, so will Bluffton kids be zoned to Beaufort?  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County, South Carolina, school board decided Tuesday, May 8, 2018 not to rezone Bluffton students north of the Broad River bridge to Beaufort ...

South Carolina annual report cards show how Beaufort County schools performed  The Island Packet

The South Carolina Department of Education released its annual report cards Wednesday, November 15, 2017, and parents can compare their child's school to ...

Videos capture last days of Beaufort 10 year old, mom before they were killed in Florida  The Island Packet

A woman and son shot and killed in Tampa, Florida in a domestic dispute were from Beaufort SC. Family and friends are raising money for a funeral for ...

Battery Creek hires new boys, girls soccer coaches  Island Packet

Battery Creek High School has two new faces in charge of its soccer programs.

Three schools among top places in county for crime reports  Island Packet

Police are writing more crime reports at three local schools than almost any other location in the county. The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette analyzed ...

Beaufort S.C., natives return home to work as Series Commanders on MCRD Parris Island  DVIDS

Growing up in Beaufort, S.C. Capt. Ziaire O'Brien and 1st Lt. Luke Johnson drove past Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and wondered what was on the ...

A Beaufort County teacher kissed a student. Cops had to warn Moss to step aside, report says  The Island Packet

Superintendent Jeff Moss and other Beaufort County (South Carolina) School District officials were warned not to interfere with a November 16, 2017, criminal ...

Here’s when Beaufort County schools will host graduation - and how to help us celebrate the Class of 2017!  Island Packet

Help us celebrate the Class of 2017! Whether it's senior photos, cap and gown shots before the big day or celebrating with friends and family after walking ...

Battery Creek boys handle rival Beaufort High, remain perfect at 7-0  Hilton Head Island Packet

Eric Freeman struggled Thursday with what he thinks is the flu.

Mom, son killed in Fla. shooting will be buried in Beaufort after supporters raise money  The Island Packet

A mother and son killed in a shooting in Florida this month will be laid to rest together this week in Beaufort. The funeral *service* for Stephanie Willis and Ricky ...

Battery Creek teacher and former assistant coach arrested on domestic violence charges, suspended  Hilton Head Island Packet

A former Battery Creek High School assistant football and baseball coach is on paid administrative leave from his teaching job following his arrest Wednesday ...

Want to go to prom in Beaufort County? Better get your parents' permission  Island Packet

Six area high schools are hosting their proms this weekend, and another four are following suit next weekend. But students can't just show up to prom — here's a ...

WSAV presents 'Music in Our Schools' on Christmas Day 2018  WSAV-TV

WSAV is proud to highlight our local schools this Christmas Day. Make sure to tune in for WSAV Presents Music in Our Schools with great performances by ...

Back to school 2015: A closer look at your school  Hilton Head Island Packet

Click or tap on school names for detailed information, including grade levels, address (click for map), phone numbers, websites, choice programs, enrollment, ...

Beaufort County’s valedictorians spill on their hardest classes, best teachers and, ugh, uniforms  Island Packet

The majority of Beaufort County's top students are staying in the Palmetto State.

Islands Academy closing; what parents and students need to know:  WJCL News

(WJCL). Islands Academy is closing indefinitely after failing to meet state graduation expectations. Advertisement. Related *Content*. Superintendent reaffirms ...

Freeman, Battery Creek hold off Wade Hampton, 75-70  Hilton Head Island Packet

The image of Eric Freeman hobbling off the floor and slumping down onto a concrete step to receive attention from an athletic trainer Wednesday might have ...

Wolves grapplers runner-up in Coach Trap Duals  Berkeley Independent

Timberland High School's wrestling team backed up its No. 3 ranking in Class AA with a runner-up finish in the Coach Trap Duals on Friday and Saturday.

New principals selected for two Beaufort Co. schools  WJCL News

Two Beaufort County schools will see new leadership for the 2017-2018 school year.

Beaufort parent says teacher told son ‘go back’ to Africa  The State

A Battery Creek High School science teacher allegedly made what one mother considers an offensive, racial comment this week after her 14-year-old son ...

Not long ago, he was cleaning houses. Now this Beaufort man is in a Hollywood mega-hit  The Island Packet

A Beaufort, SC man was cast in the Black Panther movie released on Friday, February 16, 2018. He is an aspiring actor with little theater experience.

When Nathan Day got back to coaching, Battery Creek got back to winning titles  Hilton Head Island Packet

Nathan Day watched last week as his 8-month-old granddaughter, Rylynn, crawled on the gym floor at Battery Creek High School.

167 graduate Battery Creek High  Hilton Head Island Packet

The 167 students of Battery Creek High School's Class of 2012 graduated Monday in a ceremony at the school.

Bluffton parents display a powerful message in memory of their son  The Island Packet

Caleb Whiteleather was killed by a drunken driver on Jan. 6, 2017.

Wrestling final is end of line for Battery Creek core  Island Packet

Saturday's Class 3A showdown vs. West-Oak could yield third title in four years for quintet who have wrestled under Nathan Day since middle school.

2016 Beaufort Water Festival Pirettes  Bluffton Today

2016 PIRETTESThe Pirettes serve as the Beaufort Water Festival's goodwill ambassadors, participating in regional parades and other activities throughout the ...

Education  WTOC

A group of students with the Liberty County 4H team joined to celebrate their annual “Kick Butts Day.” This day is a day set aside to campaign against smoking in ...

SC school district subpoenaed in FBI investigation of school construction  The State

The Beaufort County School District has been subpoenaed in an FBI investigation related to construction of two Bluffton schools built during Superintendent Jeff ...

1 South Carolina teacher accused of having sex with students, another accused of buying them alcohol  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -- Two teachers in South Carolina are accused of throwing their students a party and one of them allegedly had sex with two ...

Beaufort High principal responds to students' dress-code rant  Island Packet

A Beaufort High School student's diatribe against an alleged dress code violation has reached thousands of people on social media just hours after she says a ...

With $3M boost to scholarship fund, Clementa Pinckney's legacy keeps growing  Charleston Post Courier

Nearly three years after the Rev. Clementa Pinckney's was killed in the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, one of his lasting legacies continues to grow: ...

Bluffton, May River athletes to compete in class AAA track and field state championship  Bluffton Today

Results from the 2018 SCHSL AAA track and field Lower State Qualifier, held May 5 at Battery Creek High School. The Bluffton High and May River girls and ...

School psychologist charged with sexual battery resigns  Hilton Head Island Packet

A Battery Creek High School psychologist charged with the sexual battery of a student resigned Jan. 7, according to a Beaufort County School District ...

Beaufort High School wrestlers win Battery Creek's Coach Trap tournament  Hilton Head Island Packet

Even as he sat on the bench to start the season, Kentrell Seabrook always remained engaged in the Beaufort High wrestling matches.

Battery Creek racing the clock to prepare for opening kickoff  Island Packet

By now, Battery Creek coach Fred Hamilton has a fair sense of the talent he inherited when he arrived this summer. Now it's a matter of getting them in the right ...

It lived up to the hype: No. 1 Ridgeland-Hardeeville edges Battery Creek in 2-A playoffs  Hilton Head Island Packet

ESTILL -- Jeremiah Faber stood and spoke at the postseason banquet last year for his Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School boys basketball team.

Several Beaufort County public, private schools ranked among survey's top SC schools  Hilton Head Island Packet

A national website has ranked two Beaufort County public high schools and three private schools among South Carolina's top academic institutions.

Beaufort County's public schools cope with loss of hall monitors  Hilton Head Island Packet

Hall monitors were first assigned to Beaufort County's public schools nearly 20 years ago to curtail student squabbles in hallways and, according to one principal ...

Too many students and not enough classrooms, Beaufort County schools looking for a solution  WSAV-TV

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Battery Creek wrestlers earn return trip to state finals  Hilton Head Island Packet

If Nathan Day was running a company, not coaching the Battery Creek High School wrestling team, Craig Truett might be his first hire.

Kids in Beaufort Co. help military students transition to new schools  WJCL News

Beaufort County School District middle and high school students North of the Broad are learning how to help military students transition to new schools.

Previewing Thursdays Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game  Shelby Star

Game: Carolina Panthers (3-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) TV: WCCB-TV Charlotte (Mick Mixon play-by-play, Mike Rucker color analyst, Kevin Donnalley ...

Hard-hit communities keep chins up as they sift through Hurricane Matthew damage  Island Packet

Electricity, water and sewer *service* are slowly returning to northern Beaufort County. Evacuees were readmitted to Fripp Island on Thursday, the last area in the ...

Guards play key role in prep basketball playoff success  Hilton Head Island Packet

The Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School boys basketball team has not lost since Dec. 9 at home against Beaufort High School.

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