MecklenburgAlexander Graham Middle: The school advanced to the state final in the Charlotte-area regional of the William Peace University N.C. Show Choir Competition in the middle school division. The school scored a rating of Good. Magnet lottery: The second magnet-lottery application period has begun and will run through 10 p.m. on May 3. For details, call 980-343-6243. JV Washam Elementary: Third-grade teacher Allison Ouellette has won the Teacher of the Year award. Mari Kirchner is the Teacher Assistant of the Year. Grand Oak Elementary: Grand Oak Elementary will start its first school year in August. The Beginners Day for rising kindergarteners who will attend Grand Oak will be held at Torrence Creek Elementary on April 18, 6-7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. UNC Charlotte: Poet Tanure Ojaide will present the final talk of the 2012-2013 “Personally Speaking” series on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s J. Murrey Atkins Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Make reservations at CLAS-Event@uncc.edu or 704-687-0082. Charlotte Latin: The following students were inducted into the Dr. Edward J. Fox chapter of the Cum Laude Society: Lauren Burton, Alexis Giger, Ricky Gillis, Connor Haines, Erin Haseley, Emily Johnson, Rory Keeley, Katie Mayopoulos, Michael Metzger, Claire Parnell, Sam Schell, Ellie Sheild, Jane Wester, Michaela Berens, Michaela Brown, Lizzie Chaconas, Olivia Davis, Ann Eubank, Eddie Goode, Emily Ho, Arthur Lim, Katie McDowell, Dan McFalls, Maggie Voelker and Mary Page Welch. The following seniors were inducted into the society as juniors: Caroline Beuley, Matthew Bredder, Chuma Eruchalu, Ashley Finke, Laura Gill, Davis Heniford, Mackenzie Jones, Mary Lewis, Grace Lowe, Catie Morris, Sarah Saba and Connie Zhou. Charlotte Prep: The Charlotte Fire Department recently practiced a controlled training burn for the new activity field at Charlotte Prep. The 30 CFD recruits burned a vacant home under the supervision of the fire department staff, practicing relay pumping, advancing hose lines and extinguishing room fires. Cabarrus Hickory Ridge , JN Fries middle schools: The schools advanced to the state final in the Charlotte Area Regional of the William Peace University N.C. Show Choir Competition. HRM scored a rating of Excellent. JNFM scored a Good rating. Harris Road Middle: The school recently won the N.C. eighth-grade Quiz Bowl by defeating Kannapolis Middle, 110-90.The event was sponsored by the Woodmen of the World and tested knowledge of state history. Cabarrus Partnership for Children: The ATTIC (Active Teaching Tools Inspiring Children), an early childhood resource center, has opened and features a lending library of books and kits about parenting and child development. For more information, call 704-262-3683. Opportunity School: Students, staff and community members recently listened to Dr. Cleveland Sellers Jr., author and President of Voorhees College, speak about his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. The students, who have studied Social Justice, also shared their ideas about events that occurred during the movement. JM Robinson: The school’s TSA/VEX Robotics competition team will host a summer camp for students ages 11-15. The focus will be on STEM and Robotics and building a VEX Robotics Base Bot. Cox Mill High: Twenty-two students participated in the Student Showcase at the recent 2013 N.C. Technology in Education Societies conference. Students showcased their projects and explained the technology used in their production. York Old Pointe Elementary: Students and staff raised $2,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Campaign Pasta for Pennies. The fundraiser was coordinated by school counselor Suzanne Dalesandro. Independence Elementary: Coordinated by second-grade teacher Maria Sylvester, the students and staff raised $4,330.85 for Pasta for Pennies. The campaign supports leukemia, lymphoma and patient services. Clover High: The robotics team finished third overall in the 10th annual Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The team’s entry was a Frisbee-throwing robot. Gloria McGinnas and Jonathan Lineberger were faculty advisers. Crowders Creek Elementary: Ron Johnson was the overall winner in the Second-Grade Music Bee. Students in Carla Mitchell’s music classes competed in knowledge of note values, music terms and musical instrument identification. Kinard Elementary: Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders recently learned how their science lessons are applied to real life problems. Engineers from Siemens visited the school with demonstrations of magnetic force, wind and water powered turbines and infrared cameras. Union Western Union Elementary: Avery Batts, JD Lewis, Stephanie Griffin, Makana Johnson, Agustina Psocik, Hailey Kirk, Jonathan Ellis, Jaslyn Brupbacher, Blair Burnette, Lydia Helms, Cooper Moberg, Joseph Harman, Sebastian Summerford, Logan Nichols, Joshua Ellis, Rene Perez-Rangel, Tyler Oakley, Rosalie Ramirez, Audrey Jackson and Iliana Ballew were honored at a special ceremony as Terrific Kids for being respectful to others. Parkwood Middle School: The school recently held its first Parkwood Middle Science Fair. Chris Jeffcoat was awarded first place for “AMD and Intel Processors.” Brice Martin and Joey Schneider won second place for “Particle Size and Temperature Effect on Chemical Reaction Rate.” Third place was a tie between Emma Meade and Mary Rogers’ “Iron vs. Temperature” and R.J. Tanner’s “Headlands and Sand Erosion.” Weddington Elementary: Second-graders participated in the 14th annual Re-Enactment of Ellis Island. Dressed as immigrants, the students underwent the exit interviews from the Old Countries and after the voyage were scrutinized during legal and medical inspections at Ellis Island’s Great Hall. This re-enactment was developed 14 years ago by Colleen Salter, the school’s media specialist, as a way for students to understand their ancestors’ immigration experiences. Sun Valley Elementary: Fifth-graders recently listened to a guest lecture by Physical Therapist Brian Mooney.He taught the 125 students about the muscular system and its interaction with the skeletal system and answered questions about how PT professionals work with patients in rehabilitation. Compiled by Cindy Stern
Monday, Mar. 18, 2013
The Clover Middle School MATHCOUNTS team placed fifth in a recent competition against ten schools.
Parkwood Middle student Chris Jeffcoat won first place at the first Parkwood Middle Science Fair.