Announcement - Week of December 4 - 7, 2018

Posted by Lynn Rigsbee on 12/4/2018

Socastee High School


Week of December 4-7, 2018 

Braves:  Make up school opportunities will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturday mornings.  If you are over the allowed 5 unexcused absences you will need to make up your attendance times during those dates.  You must arrive on time and stay the entire time to receive credit.  There will be NO Exceptions.  See your administrator if you have questions.  DO NOT PUT THIS OFF!!!

News from Athletic Department:

Tuesday, December 4

  • Preseason Track & Field training for athletes with their physicals have a non-mandatory practice Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Meet at Weight Room.
  • Weightlifting classes for Girls soccer start tomorrow, Tuesday from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Must have the physical on file in order to participate.

Wednesday, December 5

  • We will move the Basketball games vs Myrtle Beach to Thursday, December 6, at MB(4 games) Previously scheduled for Saturday, December 8, at MB

      JV Girls will start at 4:30 and will continue with all 4 games

  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL--Waccamaw (JV/Varsity) 6:00/7:15 p.m. at SOCASTEE
  • WRESTLING--Waccamaw 6:00 p.m. at Waccamaw
  • There will be a Girls Lacrosse meeting in Coach Renfrow’ s Office on Wednesday at 3:45 – 4:15

Thursday, December 6

  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL--Myrtle Beach (JV/Varsity)  4:30/6:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach
  • MEN’S BASKETBALL--Myrtle Beach (JV/Varsity) 5:30/8:00 p.m. at Myrtle Beach


  • Congrats to the Wrestling team for opening their tournament season with a 3rd place finish at the May River Invitational. The entire team wrestled strong. Socastee varsity wrestling travels to Waccamaw on Wednesday for a tri meet and St James for the shark Duals on Saturday. Great Job Braves.
  • The Football Team will be collecting Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals to take to the nursing home again this year. If you would like to donate your Stuffed Animals to help the Football Team please send your Teddy Bear-Stuffed Animals to Coach Illing’s Office or give to a football player or football coach to deliver them to Coach Illing.. Thanks for all your help with our Football Team’s Teddy Bear Collection.

Clubs and Activities:

Tuesday 12/4

  • Junior Ring Ceremony
  • Make-up School 3:30-5:00 p.m. Rooms 107 and 108

Wednesday, December 5

  • Regional DECA Competition
  • ASVAB administered
  • There will be a HOPE meeting this Wednesday, December 5, until 4:30 in Room 223. We will be working on spreading Holiday HOPE throughout Socastee.

Thursday, December 6

  • Make-up School 3:30-5:00 p.m. Rooms 107 and 108.

Friday, December 7

  • Beta Club and National Honor Society Members - Please bring your Help for Kids Holiday Toiletry Boxes to Ms. Martin or Mrs. Wilson by Friday, December 7. More information is located in your Google Classrooms.
  • Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

  • Make-up school 8-12
  • Good luck to the Academic Team as they travel to Greenville on Saturday, December 8, for a tournament.

Other up-coming events

  • Hey DECA members, sign up for the Mr. & Mrs. Santa community service project in Mrs. Blackmon’s Room. It is fun and it’s free!
  • The English Honor Society will meet on December 10 at 3:30 in Mrs. Mitchell's Room.
  • Love Reading? Love Trivia? Join the SHS Book Club’s Battle of the Books!  More information is available in the library.  Form a team and start reading!
  • FCCLA will be selling cold water bottles throughout the year. Come to Mrs. Gorcesky's Room 138 before school, after school or during break. Prices are 50 cents each. Thank you for supporting FCCLA.
  • Brave Cave is now open during all 3 lunches!
  • “Hey, braves! If you have any interest in mindful practices, body movement and de-stressing, please join the Mind and Muscle Club! This new club is open to students and faculty of all levels and will meet after school bi weekly on preset dates. Out of school opportunities will be available to participants often. For more information, please see Ms. Keillor, Ms. Ward, Ms. Bogart-Rowan or Jen Nguyen.”
  • Ladies: Miss Socastee High Pageant Applications now available. May pick up applications in the main office, from Mrs. Carr, Mr. Cruse or Mr. Sauthoff.
  • Beach Ball Classic begins December 26-31.Volunteer to work and Watch basketball and eat in the hospitality room. Any amt. of time would be appreciated. Contact Mr. O’Brien.

News for seniors: 

  • December 6: Herff Jones will be here during all 3 lunches (11:40-1:45) for makeup orders. Or you may order online.
  • Seniors: Senior portraits have finally been released to our school. Please come to Room 220 during break to select the senior formal picture that you would like included in the yearbook. You must select a picture by December 20, otherwise, a picture will be chosen for you. Be prepared to sign for the picture you select.
  • Seniors: Last chance to submit your senior quote and baby/casual picture. Please return your form to Room 220 as soon as possible. If you don’t return the completed form, your quote and picture will not appear in the yearbook.
  • Seniors: Senior recognition ads (also known as parent ads) can be purchased online until the start of winter break. Please visit to design and purchase your ad today.

News from Guidance:  

Let’s help our very own Brave family again this Holiday season!  Giving is contagious!!  Every 2nd block teacher will encourage their students to bring in money to purchase Angels for the SHS Angel tree (which will be located in the front of Guidance).  We encourage any form of money so check your piggy bank, under the sofa cushions, and that place in your car where you keep spare change. A handful of spare change goes a long way when we work as a team. Money donated will buy gifts and clothes for students of our Socastee family who may otherwise not have any gifts to open during the holidays.

Dates:  November 27 - December 7

Cost of each Angel:  $20.00

Each Angel may be purchased from Mrs. Kirkham in Guidance for $20.00.  The Angel can then be decorated and placed on the SHS Angel Tree.

2nd block class competitions!!!

The Class that purchases the most Angels will receive a Pizza Party!!!

  • Freshmen and sophomores – A representative from South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math will be here Tuesday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. Interested students should sign up in Guidance. 

Have a Great Day Braves!!!

And be kind to one another