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    The Great Kindness Challenge Week  -- January 27-31

    Attention parents/guardians of juniors:
    If your child signed up to take the ACT or SAT here at St. James this spring, I wanted to make you aware of a wonderful opportunity your child have to prepare for this very important test. Letters were sent out to juniors during the week of January 13 through each student's second block teacher.

    Test prep consultants from All-In Test Prep will be hosting an all-day session on strategies for tackling and doing well on the ACT and the SAT. Students will learn over 200 testing secrets, test-day strategies, and ways to overcome test anxiety. On average, workshop attendees increase their ACT scores by 2-8 points and SAT scores by 50-200 points when they practice the strategies presented in the workshop. This increase could equate to an improved chance of college acceptance and thousands of dollars in scholarship money. A private SAT or ACT tutor typically charges $80 an hour, so this workshop is a great deal for the same information!

    The ACT workshop will be held all day on Wednesday, February 5, and the SAT workshop will be held on Thursday, February 6 in room E-211. The cost of the workshop is $60 per student; however, St. James will pay $40 of the cost for each student. To register for this workshop, please send $20 in cash or check (made to St. James High School) and the bottom portion of the workshop letter (distributed through second block teachers during the week of January 13) to Kelly Vargo, SJHS SAT/ACT Coach. The deadline for registering for the workshop is Monday, February 3. Space is limited to the first 50 students who sign up, so please don’t delay! If you have any questions concerning this workshop, please email Mrs. Vargo at kvargo@horrycountyschools.net.

    St James High School Class of 2020
    Graduation Tuesday June 2, 2020
    2pm HTC Center

    Spring Sports
    Boys Soccer
    Conditioning sessions for the boys soccer team will be held daily afterschool from 3:45 pm to 4:45pm at the stadium.  Cleats will not be needed for these sessions.   If it is raining at the start time, we will meet in the foyer area at the front entry of the high school.  No conditioning on  Fri. 1/17 (half day) & Mon. 1/20 (Holiday).  For any other questions I can be reached at 843-360-9895 or raphaelmcarr@gmail.com
    For announcements potential soccer players can join the remind group using code @7hff9a
    Students must be approved in PlanetHS to participate.
    Tryouts will be held the week of 2/3-2/7. 

    Girls Soccer
    Currently preseason workouts are every Tuesday and Thursday at the high school practice fields from 3:45 to 5.  Tryouts will be Feb 10-13 at the high school practice fields from 3:45-5:30. Students needs to have a physical completed an approval on Planet HS in order to participate. If there are questions please contact Coach Jacobs at KJacobs001@horrycountyschools.net

    Boys Varsity and JV Lacrosse fall ball practices continue as follows from 4pm to 6pm on the following dates:
    1/8 - 1/9 - 1/10 – Gloves, sticks, helmets, shorts
    1/13 - 1/14 - 1/15 – Full Gear
    1/21 – 1/22 – 1/23 – 1/24 – Full Gear
    1/27 – 1/28 – 1/29 – Full Gear
    Tryouts begin 2/3 and we will be practicing every day based on the times you assign us.

    Girls Lacrosse Tryouts will start on Monday, Feb 3 at 4 pm.

    St. James JV and B Team Softball Tryouts:
    JV and B Team tryouts are February 17-19th   4:30 – 6:30
    At St. James High School softball field
    Dress appropriately – wear long sleeves, softball/athletic pants, cleats/sneakers
    Participants must create an account on Planet HS and be approved through Planet HS
    Please email Coach Jones if you have any questions: ajones001@horrycountyschools.net
    There will be a brief informative meeting on February 10th at 6:00pm at the high school softball field.

    JV and Varsity baseball tryouts will be held Feb 3-5th starting after school. You must be cleared in Planeths in order to tryout. If you have not been attending fall workouts, you must let Coach Centracchio know of your intent to tryout.

    Annual Burgess Community Clean Up
    Event:  Burgess Community Cleanup
    Date:  March 7, 2020
    For More Info See Community section below

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