MecklenburgBerewick Elementary: Using a $5,000 grant from Lowes, Berewick will partner with Friendship Gardens to build raised beds and plant vegetable gardens. The students will help maintain the gardens and will donate a portion of the grant to Friendship Tables, a free meal provider to the needy. Bradley Middle: The Bradley Mavericks Making a Difference program is challenging students, families and staff to perform 2,500 acts of kindness and 2,500 hours of service by the end of the academic year. The acts will take place outside of the school day and will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Mallard Creek High: The MCHS Chapter of the National Honor Society will host “Run Like A Warrior 5K” 9 a.m. April 27 on campus. The run is in memory of CPO SEAL Matthew David Mason and proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Details at www.karirhoades.wix.com/5kwarriorrun. Mallard Creek High: Jalen Roddey has been selected as a Dowdy Scholarship Award winner. Jalen will receive a full academic scholarship. St. Mark Catholic School: The Student/JDRF Walk will take place March 15 on campus. The fifth grade will present the Living Stations of the Cross on March 26. SouthLake Christian Academy: Bobby Aswell was the overall winner (19: 42) in the SLCA 5K fun run held Feb. 22. Tonya Sullivan was the overall female winner (23: 46). Northwest School of the Arts: The NWSA music department will stage its annual concert to benefit the school’s piano program 3 p.m. March 24 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. In lieu of selling tickets to the concert, the music students are collecting donations of any amount. For information, visit the school website or call 980-343-5500. Union Weddington Elementary and High schools: The two schools have partnered with Hope 4 Women International to provide dresses to women in impoverished countries. Weddington High apparel development students will make dresses from pillowcases, which will be collected by Weddington Elementary students. UCPS Cultural exchange: Students from several UCPS schools recently attended Discover China held at Marvin Ridge Middle. Presenters from the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University held demonstrations and instructed the students in calligraphy, paper cutting, Chinese business etiquette and cuisine. The event was grant funded by the Confucius Classroom Network of the Asia Society. Sun Valley Elementary: More than 800 visitors attended the recent Sun Valley Elementary School Global Festival. The attendees made culture stops for nations across the globe, including Australia, Russia, India, Mexico, the United States, France and Great Britain. Sweet tea from North Carolina along with Mexican art, African face painting and a bagpipe player were part of the customs and traditions demonstrated at the festival. York Clover High: Christy Wilson, Clover High’s Family and Consumer Science teacher, has received the American Association of Family and Consumer Services Teacher of the Year award for 2013. Wilson has taught at CHS for fifteen years and is an advisor to the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club. Clover High: The school’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Drill Team recently competed at Charleston Southern University’s annual drill meet. The cadets marched against thirteen S.C. drill teams in events including the Flight Armed and Unarmed event, Element Armed and Unarmed, Inspection and Color Guard. Bethany Elementary: The school’s LEGO Robotics teams competed against 80 teams in the State Championship held Feb. 23. The 10 fifth-graders were awarded second place for their project research. Bethel Elementary: The Bethel Botics placed first in the Research category in the State Championship. Team members are Sam Bangert, Adam Bouchama, Lauren Gilkeson, Nathan Nishimuta, C.J. Stefanco, Kaitlyn Suddee, Kaylee Williams, and Regan Zierverink. Todd Goff, Monica Roveri and Patricia Smith are the program leaders. Saluda Trail Middle: The school’s Junior Beta Club has raised $958 for the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. The club also collected more than 2,600 canned goods items for donation to St. Mary’s Food Pantry. Sullivan Middle: Assistant Principal Gwen Lindsay has received a $700 grant from Target for an eighth-grade “college field study trip.” PE/Health teacher Owen Privette has received $1,650 from Piedmont Medical for a hydration station for the school’s football teams.Cabarrus Jay M. Robinson High: Adam Kunesh and Kevin Murgas have been selected as 2013 National Merit Scholarship finalists. The students scored in the top 1 percent nationally on the PSAT. Central Cabarrus High: Principal Lynn Rhymer has been selected as a regional winner for North Carolina Principal of the Year. Rhymer will receive a cash award for CCH and a cash award for personal use. The state winner will be announced in the spring. Long School: More than 50 families participated in the school’s Pre-K Math Night as part of Math Spirit Week. Teachers, parents and students competed in games that used math skills. The games and activities included information about how parents could extend the learning. Cannon School: Andrew Herrin invited Congressman Richard Hudson to speak to his AP Government class as part of his senior project. Hudson spoke to the class on Feb. 19 about his service as Congressman for the Eighth District of North Carolina and his experience on the Agriculture, Homeland Security and Education and Workforce Committees in Washington.
Tuesday, Mar. 05, 2013
Parkwood Middle School eighth-grader Matthew Alexander, left, works on making Chinese letters in calligraphy class during Discover China held this year at Marvin Ridge Middle School on Feb. 21.
Cannon School senior Andrew Herrin, left, and Congressman Richard Hudson at a school visit.