Compiled by Gina SmithBailey Middle Spelling bee champion: Sixth-grader Lindsay Green was the winner of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Northeast Zone Spelling Bee. Lindsay will go on to compete on Jan. 16 at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Spelling Bee to be held at the Mint Museum for a chance to compete later in the year in the Charlotte Observer Spelling Bee. Girls on the Run: Online registration for the school’s 2013 Girls on the Run program runs Jan. 28-Feb. 8. The Girls on the Run team will meet 7-8:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Feb. 19 in room A5. The spring season will finish with the Girls on the Run 5K on May 4, 2013. The Girls on the Run 1-week program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. Volunteer coaches teach girls how to deal with issues such as body image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions and contributing to the community. Girls train together to walk or run in a 5-kilometer event. For details and to register, visit www.gotrcharlotte.org.Cannon Academic award: Cannon School was among 51 schools nationwide to receive the High School Team Academic Award for both the girls’ and boys’ soccer programs from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. This was the second consecutive year that both the boys’ and girls’ teams won the award. SAT prep course: The SCHOOL will offer the Princeton Review Scholastic Aptitude Test Prep Course to area public, independent and homeschooled students in grades 11 and 12 on select dates and times between Jan. 26 and March 2 at the school’s Concord campus at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. The course is recommended for juniors. Trained Cannon School faculty will teach the course, which includes 18 hours of instruction and online practice tools, plus two practice tests given before and after instruction and scored by Princeton Review to track progress. The cost of $450 includes all course materials. Advance registration is required and class sizes are limited. Registration details and course schedules are available at www.cannonschool.org/satprep.Lake Norman Charter Campus tours: The school is offering tours of their middle school at and high school campuses. Tours of the middle school campus are at 8:15 a.m. and tours of the high school campus are at 9:30 a.m. each Thursday through Jan. 31. The school is located at 12435 South Old Statesville Road Huntersville. Preregistration is required. To schedule a tour, call 704-948-8600. Applications for admission are due by Jan. 31 to be included in the charter school lottery on Feb. 14. To apply online, visit www.lncharter.org. Tours of the school will not be available after the lottery. Lake Norman Charter is a public charter school for students in grades 5-12. There are no fees or tuition required.. Community School of Davidson Contractor selection: The school recently selected McMillan Construction Management to manage the Phase II renovation and expansion project to create a Performing and Visual Arts Wing and 200-seat Black Box Theatre. McMillan Construction is a general contracting firm owned by Michael McMillan and based in Cornelius. The Phase II project is McMillan Construction’s second contract with the Community School of Davidson. McMillan Construction expects the Phase II renovation to be completed by June of 2013, one year before the school’s first senior graduation. The school is a public charter high school.Hough High Test volunteers: Volunteers are needed to proctor the January End of Course examinations 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 14-17 at the school, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. To proctor, registration as a volunteer is required at www.cmsvolunteers.com. Proctors must also attend a 30-minute training session. Volunteers who have proctored in the past must be retrained each year. Training sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10 in the Student Services office at Hough. Volunteers should read the Proctor’s Guide before the training. Guides are available at the volunteer sign-up website. Information session: A Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test Information Session will be held for parents and students at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the auditorium. The session will provide information on the PSAT Score Report and resources that are available for Scholastic Aptitude Test and American College Test preparation. Harris Teeter VIC Cards: TheParent-Teacher-Student Association has 367 Harris Teeter VIC cards linked to the school through Harris Teeter’s Together in Education fundraising program, and seeks additional links to reach the goal of 530. Customers must link their VIC card linked to the school in order to participate and must re-link each year. To link your VIC Card to Hough High School, visit your local Harris Teeter’s customer service desk or checkout counter, call 1-800-432-611 or visit www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/tie.aspx, and use one of the following codes: 8376 for the Parent-Teacher-Student Association, 8348 for the Athletic Booster Club, 8414 for Band or 8368 for JROTC. Participants can link as many as five schools or organizations to one card and funds will be divided equally.J.V. Washam Elementary Father-Daughter Dance donations: Donations of gently-used girls’ dresses, shoes, jewelry, purses and other accessories are needed for J.V. Washam Elementary’s Father-Daughter Dance Dress Shoppe. Each girl attending the Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 2 will be able to choose a dress and accessories at no charge from the donated items during two Dress Shoppes to be held 6-8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 19 in the school’s cafeteria. Donations can be dropped off starting Jan. 3 in the Parent Room beside the school’s Main Office at 9611 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Donations should be labeled “Dress Shoppe.” Working strings of lights of any color or type are also needed for the dance. To donate lights, place them in a bag labeled “Father-Daughter Dance” and bring them to the Parent Room. For details, contact Karen Raboin at firstname.lastname@example.org.