On Tuesday, November 26th, our students invited their grandparents into our school. Fabulous music performances (directed by music instructor Kim Wilberger) was followed by milk & cookies and a tour of the grandchildren’s classrooms.
The written program was highlighted by a burst of inspired poetry from 7th Grader Malcolm Guttry:
is the only thing
that finds everything
is the only thing you need to say
is the only thing you need to do
is the only thing you feel
is the only thing you give
the give us Love
the make us Care
they give us Joy
You can download a PDF copy of the 2013 Grandparent’s Day Program by clicking here.
A shootout loss in their first round match was not enough to keep the Thomas Hart Academy Hornets from their second consecutive 4th-6th Grade MCS Youth Soccer Tournament Championship. After the initial loss in the double elimination tournament, the Hornets reeled off five straight wins in a single day to be crowned champions.
The Hornets run to the championship included two shootout wins and required them to defeat St. Anthony’s 1-0 twice in a row in the finals.
The Hornets also enjoyed a highly successful regular season in which they out-scored opponents 47-7 on their way to an 11-1 record.
Congratulations to our Champion Hornets: Alex Gardner, Tillman Munson, Austin Jones, Thomas Marino, Luke Baker, Zane George, Andrew Chapman, Chase Elsesser, Jackson Howle, Trey Oates, Cameron Glover, Murphy Fulmer, Tim Elsesser (coach), and Juju Steen (coach).
The 16th Annual THA Halloween Carnival is Friday, October 25 from 6-9PM. Admission is free and open to the general public. The tradition of safe and family-friendly Halloween fun continues with activities like a Haunted House and Dunking Booth.
Halloween Hopper Wristbands (rides) – $10
Food Wristbands – $5
Mr B’s Boo (Chicken) Bog – $7
Cake Walk Tickers – $1
Geoff Hughes Photography Photo Booth – $30
What: 16th Annual THA Halloween Carnival
Where: Thomas Hart Academy
When: Friday, October 25, 6-9PM
Sponsorships for the Halloween Carnival are still available.
The South Carolina team celebrates victory
Andrew Chapman prepares to deliver a pitch
A foul ball falling into the glove of the third baseman secured South Carolina team’s victory at the Dixie Youth AAA World Series. Among the winning teammates were Thomas Hart Academy students Andrew Chapman (10) and Connor Strickland (11). The championship marked the best performance ever at the series by a team from Hartsville.
According to Andrew’s mother, Pam Chapman (Chair of the Thomas Hart Academy PTO), the boys have been playing baseball since they were five years old. Athletics, however, were not a factor in their choice of school. The availability of quality, non-school associated sports teams in the Hartsville area made it easy to choose Thomas Hart Academy for academic performance without reducing the opportunities for extracurricular activities.
Andrew Chapman slides into the plate ahead of the throw
Congratulations to Connor, Andrew, and their teammates for winning the 2013 Dixie Youth AAA World Series!
The 2013 Annual Fund Campaign officially launches today with a goal of raising $50,000 in pledges by Thanksgiving. As you can see from our new “Hornet’s Nest” meter, we are off to a flying start (each filled in cell equals $500 in donations or pledges). You can register your pledge right now online.
As part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, we are running a Pledge & Draw Contest. Have your student draw their version of Stinger, the Thomas Hart Academy Hornet mascot, on the Pledge & Draw Contest form (139KB PDF) and they will have a chance to win one of two pizza and ice cream parties for their homeroom class. Your family does not have to make a pledge for your student to enter and win – we’d just really appreciate it if you did (Pledge & Draw Instructions – 1.4MB PDF).
And, we don’t mind at all if you want to skip the whole “pledging” step and just make your donation. You can donate by cash or check (made payable to “Thomas Hart Academy”) at the Thomas Hart Academy office. You can donate by Visa/MasterCard/Discover via our Click & Pledge partnership. Donations to Thomas Hart Academy are tax-deductible.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT OF THOMAS HART ACADEMY!
The Sonoco Foundation, Sonoco’s principal conduit for corporate contributions, has awarded a grant of over $25,000 to Thomas Hart Academy of Hartsville, S.C. The grant will be used to make improvements to campus security and safety. Continue reading
Mrs. Gretchen Horlbeck, with a soul as sweet as her voice, was THA’s beloved music teacher from 2001-2009. She radiated grace the many years she hummed through the halls of our school. As an avid gardener, she spent hours working in the front flower bed at THA, which surrounds the American flag. It may have also had a little to do with her great respect of our American Flag and the Military. We would love to honor her life by rejuvenating the flower bed with a new flag pole, new plants, and possibly adding a bench. We are asking for donations to help fund our memorial to “Ms. Gretchen.” Thank you for helping us honor her legacy.
If you have any questions, please call Patti Parnell at Thomas Hart Academy at 843-332-4991.
Abbie Skeen competing in the Tricks segment of the South Carolina Waterski Championship (Photo Credit: Katie Skeen)
Abbie Skeen just started the 7th Grade at Thomas Hart Academy; but she has been waterskiing since she was 4 and competing since she was 6. This summer she became a South Carolina Waterskiing Champion.
Abbie took first place in her age group in both slalom and trick skiing at the South Carolina Waterski Championship in Greenwood, SC.
That performance gave Abbie the opportunity to compete in the USA Waterski Southern Region Competition in Tuscaloosa, AL where she took 13th place in slalom and 8th place in trick skiing.
Abbie Skeen competing in the Slalom segment of the South Carolina Waterski Championship (Photo Credit: Katie Skeen)
Abbie’s scores in Tuscaloosa qualified her to compete in trick skiing at the USA Waterski National Tournament.
Go Abbie! Go Hornets!
Target is giving away $5 million to schools. Up to $10,000 per school. After the first 25 votes for a school, it receives $25 and $1 for each additional vote.
THA is already over the 25 vote threshold, which means your vote (you can vote once per week) is worth a $1 to the school.
In addition, Thomas Hart Academy is tied for the most votes of any school in Hartsville.