Send your school news and photos to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Gina SmithBailey Middle Chocolate rose sale: The final day of the National Junior Honor Society’s annual chocolate rose sale is Feb. 13. Parents and students can pre-order chocolate roses before school in the front lobby or during school lunches in the cafeteria. Roses are $2 each and will be delivered to students on the morning of Feb. 14. Proceeds will benefit IGNITE, a program in Davidson that supports individuals with high functioning Austism or Asperger Syndrome in the Charlotte area. Family Night Out: 5-9 p.m. Feb. 13 at Jet’s Pizza, 14316 Reese Blvd. W., Huntersville. Principal Chad Thomas will be behind the counter making pizza 6-8 p.m. For details call 704-992-2221. Cannon Summer sessions: Registration begins March 1 for the school’s Camp Cannon summer camp for ages 3-17. Sessions are available 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. June 10-Aug. 2 except for the week of July 1 at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Before and after camp care is available from 7:30 a.m. and until 5:30 p.m. Camps and workshops will focus on the arts, science, college preparation and sports. For details visit www.campcannon.com.Cornelius Elementary Reading volunteers: Volunteers are needed to act as mystery reader and guest readers and to help with the school’s annual Reading Palooza event on March 1. The event celebrates Dr. Suess’ birthday and Read Across America Day. For details send an email to email@example.com. Davidson Elementary Boys’ Night Out: The school recently held its Boys’ Night Out movie night at Our Town Cinemas in Davidson. Refreshments were served and boy students and their mothers or other female relatives or friends could choose from the movies “Everyone’s Hero, “The Lorax” or “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.” Girls’ Night Out will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Cost is $5 per person and advance registration is encouraged. Registration will be sent home with students.Lincoln Charter School Talon Challenge: Lincoln Charter School of Denver and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy of Forest City held the fourth Annual Talon Challenge basketball games Feb. 1. The Talon Challenge is a weeklong fundraiser that focuses on middle school and high school basketball games between the two schools along with tee shirt sales competitions, blood drives with the Red Cross and Community Blood Center and honor card sales. Each year, proceeds benefit the Jimmy V Foundation, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization that supports cancer research. This year, the two schools together sold nearly 700 T-shirts. Also, during the event, student athletes from both schools carried the game ball on a run from campus to campus – a distance of nearly 70 miles. In the past three years, the Talon Challenge has raised about $15,000 for the V Foundation and several hundred pints of blood have been donated. For details visit www.jimmyv.org.Saint Mark Catholic New lion statue: On Jan. 24, families, eighth-grade students, administrators and teachers gathered to watch the school’s dean of students, Monsignor Richard Bellow, dedicate a new lion statue that was installed outside the school’s courtyard on Stumptown Road. The lion was chosen as the school mascot because of its association with Saint Mark the Evangelist, for whom the school is named. A group of 30 families whose children will graduate from the school in May donated the statue, which is more than 6 feet tall and weighs more than 1,700 pounds.
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From left, Saint Mark Catholic School Dean of Students Monsignor Richard Bellow, Assistant Principal Crystal Koury and Principal Debbie Butler help dedicate the school’s new lion statue on Stumptown Road in Huntersville. COURTESY OF KRISTEN O'MALLEY