MecklenburgHarding High: Aja Purkett has been accepted into membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. SouthLake Christian Academy: The school awarded diplomas to 61 seniors May 31. Valedictorian Danae Christine Mouton delivered the address to an audience of more than 1,100 attendees. Bailey Middle: The school will offer before and after school services for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. To operate by Aug. 1, 20 families must be registered for each program. For details, visit www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/asep/Pages/default.aspx. JV Washam Elementary: The school raised $1,480 through Pajama Day in support of the Oklahoma tornado victims. Jennifer Creely’s fourth-grade homeroom class also hosted a carnival and raised $105. The school will donate the money to the American Red Cross. Metro School: Josh Wally, graduating senior, sang the National Anthem at the school’s graduation ceremony. Josh carried a full class load during this school year and participated in track and was on the cheerleading squad. He will now participate in programs that promote independent living opportunities for him. Stoney Creek Elementary: The school community recently unveiled Nicki’s Garden.The garden was dedicated in memory of Nicki Radosevic, a third-grade teacher and one of the school’s original teachers, who died in 2012. Community and student volunteers planted the beds and decorated stepping stones, birdbaths and birdhouses. Cato Middle College High: Deirdre An, has served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives and was sponsored by Rep. Rob Bryan. Deidre is the daughter of Michael and Ann An. Lake Norman Christian School: Wes Johnston has been hired as Head of School.Johnston has 20 years of educational administrative experience in venues including private schools and residential schools for disadvantaged children. York Fort Mill District: The school district has announced six new principal assignments.• Jeanette Black, Ft. Mill Elementary.• Scott Frattaroli, Elementary No. 9.• Chris Gardner, Elementary No. 8.• Michelle Gritz, Sugar Creek Elementary.• Grey Young, Pleasant Knoll Elementary.• Matt Wallace, Gold Hill Middle. Clover District: Books on Wheels is again making stops throughout the district for the weeks of June 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22, 29; and Aug. 5.Offered by the Clover School District, the mobile van makes 16 stops with books for school-aged children at all grade levels. Details: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ff606fdd91f1357de33f2577/files/Books_on_Wheels_Schedule_2013.pdf. Crowders Creek Elementary: School officials held a groundbreaking event June 3 for the new administration building.The building will house a central school operations office and offer a more secure entrance to the school. Current office spaces will be renovated for special education and resource classrooms and smaller conference areas. Northside Elementary School of the Arts: The school has received an Arts in the Basic Curriculum (ABC) grant of $5,625 for continued funding of arts-related activities.The grant, received by Northside for 10 years, funds an annual musical production by the school. Saluda Trail Middle: The school has been recognized as an Arts in the Basic Curriculum site by the South Carolina Arts Commission.Led by Myra Amler, Pam Johnson, Angie Copley and Lauren Yon, the arts team and steering committee have worked since 2011 toward this goal. Cabarrus Royal Oaks Elementary: The school’s Girls on the Run team and Principal Rick Seaford presented a check for $2,042.29 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in May.The team had chosen “Pasta for Pennies” as a service project to support Rachel’s Challenge. Team members organized the fundraiser and tracked daily donations. The Concord Olive Garden provided lunch to the class with the highest collections. Cannon School: Patrick Moyer has been named the new athletic director at Cannon School. Moyer is the founding coach of the school’s varsity softball program. He has recently served as a professor of physics at UNC Charlotte for over 10 years. Cannon School: School officials broke ground June 4 for the auditorium and performing arts center.In addition to a 450-seat auditorium, the project will include an art gallery, full stage and backstage with advanced acoustics, audio and video capabilities. • Graduating senior Sophia Lapietra has been awarded the 2013 American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Outstanding Senior in French Award.The award honors excellence in the study of French language and culture. Sylvia Simard-Newman was awarded the 2013 AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the secondary level. Simard-Newman is the only recipient of this award in the United States for 2013 and the only teacher in North Carolina to have won the award. Union Western Union Elementary: For the second consecutive year Jennifer Bittner hosted State Superintendent June Atkinson in her classroom as a Royal Reader.Atkinson read to Bittner’s fourth-grade students and talked about books and qualities important for success. The class had visited Atkinson in Raleigh on a field trip earlier in the school year. Union County: Children 18 years and younger can eat lunch meals at no cost at Monroe Middle School this summer.Meals will be served June 10-27, closed July 1-5, and open again July 8-Aug. 15. Monroe High: Linda Geer competed in the pro/am division of “Swing Into Summer,” a ballroom competition held recently in Florida.The foods and nutrition teacher and her partner placed first in the Closed American Rhythm Championship, first in the Open American Rhythm Championship and second in the Open American Smooth Championship. She was also named a top five student of the event. Compiled by Cindy Stern
Friday, Jun. 14, 2013
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