Hough HighPrincipal changes: Hough High School Principal Terri Cockerham recently accepted the position of chief human resource officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Cockerham transitions to the new job on July 1. A committee of parents, staff and community leaders are working to create a principal profile and coordinate the search for a replacement. To submit comments to the committee, send an email to email@example.com. Summer hours: The school switched to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools summer schedule on June 17. Summer hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The school is closed on Fridays.Bailey Middle Bronco Round-Up/Open House: An open house will be held for sixth-graders in sessions by families’ last names between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Sessions are scheduled as follows: Families with last names beginning A-F, 9-11 a.m.; last names beginning G-M, noon-2 p.m. and last names beginning N-Z, 3-5 p.m. An informal classroom visitation and open house for seventh and eighth graders will be held 3-6 p.m. Aug. 22. Parent Teacher Student Association officers: The new officers for the Bailey Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association board of directors for the 2013-14 school year are as follows: Debra Cassidy, president; Chad Thomas, principal; Carrie Mahoney, secretary; Talina Bath; treasurer; Amy Hallman, vice president of communication; Kim Payne, vice president of family events; Johnny Nicodeme, vice president of fundraising; Andrea Hausler, vice president of membership and Erica Barozzino, vice president of school support. Volunteer of the Month: Tina Caldwell was named Bailey Middle School’s Volunteer of the Month for May. She received a gift card from Thirty-One, donated by Deann Champagne, Independent Thirty-One Consultant. Alternate bus stops: Parents of Bailey Middle School students that will attend an afterschool or afternoon daycare program for the 2013-14 school year must submit an alternate stop request for next year’s bus assignment. Early application is encouraged. To apply, visit www.cms.k12.nc.us, choose “Departments,” then “Transportation” and select “2013-2014 Alternate Stop Request Form.” The full address of the before-school or after-school facility must be included in the form.Cannon Teacher recognition: French teacher and director of international programs at Cannon School, Sylvia Simard-Newman, was recently awarded the 2013 American Association of Teachers of French Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the secondary level. Simard-Newman is the only high school teacher in the United States to receive this distinction for 2013, and the only teacher in North Carolina to ever win the award. Simard-Newman will be honored at the American Association of Teachers of French Awards Banquet in Providence, R.I. on July 13. Simard-Newman also received the 2013 Concours Pédagogique, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French annual lesson plan contest. Student recognition: Sophia LaPietra of Cornelius, a 2013 graduate of Cannon School, was recently awarded the American Association of Teachers of French Outstanding Senior in French Award. The award is presented annually to a graduating senior who demonstrates excellence in the study of French and a commitment to the French language and the cultures where it is spoken. LaPietra was a student of French teacher Sylvia Simard-Newton. New athletic director: The Cannon School recently named Patrick Moyer as the school’s new athletic director. Moyer started his new position on June 7. He is the parent of a Cannon School graduate and was the founding coach of the school’s varsity softball program. The softball team made the final four in 2010 and won the state championship in 2011. He served more than a decade as a professor of physics at UNC Charlotte. Moyer holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Moravian College, a master’s degree in physics from Saint Bonaventure University and a doctorate in physics from N.C. State University.Cornelius Elementary Summer Media Center hours: The Cornelius Elementary Media Center is open to students and their families noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 7. A celebrity guest will read stories at 1 p.m. each week. Parents must stay with their children. E-books are available at www.corneliusmediacenter.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/E-books.Davidson Elementary Committee chair positions: The Davidson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has volunteer chair positions open for the following committees: TOTP, Back-to-School Picnic, staff appreciation, Father/Daughter Dance, Bingo Night, bulletin board and front marquee coordinator, Fifth Grade Celebration, International Artfest, Parent Teacher Organization directory, Parent Teacher Organization newsletter, public relations, school store and Town Day. For details contact Shelley Suter Notte at firstname.lastname@example.org. Compiled by Gina Smith
Monday, Jul. 01, 2013
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