Send your news release and any photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Gina SmithCabarrus County New website design: The Cabarrus County Schools launched a redesigned district website July 1. The design was developed by Schoolwires Inc. Cabarrus County Schools departments and school website designs are also being updated. View the changes at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us.Concord High Playhouse: Carpentry students participated in a summer camp July 8-12 to build a dream playhouse that will be entered in a competition at the Southern Ideal Home Show in August. The Cabarrus County Building Industry Association offered the camp to Cabarrus County Schools carpentry students. Local builders facilitated the project. One Make a Wish Foundation recipient will get to choose a playhouse from the show to take home. Other playhouses will be auctioned; proceeds will benefit local children’s charities. Schedule changes: July 31 is the final day to request schedule changes for the coming school year. Only one request is allowed per student. Requests should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The student’s entire first and last names should be noted in the subject field of the email.Harrisburg Elementary Open house: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. Students entering first through fifth grades and their parents can stop by to meet their teachers for the 2013-14 school year. Meet-the-Teacher evening: 5-6 p.m. Aug. 22. Parents should plan to stay the full hour to learn about expectations for the coming year. Students may attend.Mount Pleasant Middle Fall sports meeting: 5-6 p.m. Aug. 16, auditorium. Mandatory meeting for parents of students who want to participate in football and softball this fall. New assistant principal: Drew Fitzgerald will replace Dustin Shoe as assistant principal of instruction. Shoe is now principal at Beverly Hills Elementary. Fitzgerald is a former exceptional children teacher and been assigned to Wolf Meadow Elementary since 2007 as an assistant principal. Performance Learning Center Hogs for Haiti: Teacher Ken Small recently participated in Hogs for Haiti, an 8,500-mile motorcycle ride to raise money for and awareness of a new children’s home in Haiti. Small made the ride with three other members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. This is the first year for the ride. The ride was sponsored by Lifeline Christian Mission. For details or to make a donation, visit www.HogsForHaiti@lifeline.org.Winkler Middle New Spanish class: Exploratory Spanish will be offered to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in place of one semester of health/physical education. Spanish 1 will be offered for high school credit to eighth-graders during the 2014-15 school year. Students who plan to take Spanish 1 must take Exploratory Spanish this year as a prerequisite. To complete an interest form for the class, visit www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/Domain/35.Kannapolis City Habitat partnership: Kannapolis City Schools is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County and the city to build Habitat homes in the Carver neighborhood. On July 9, the group dedicated its first Habitat home. The idea came from students who wanted to give back to their community. Jackson Park Elementary Open house: Noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Aug. 26. Families need to attend only one session. Recognition: For June, Diane Love was named the Teacher of the Month and Sonya White was named Teacher Assistant of the Month. Love and White work on the school’s kindergarten team. Kannapolis Middle Open house events: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 24 for seventh grade; 1-3 p.m. Aug. 26 for eighth grade. Class colors: For 2013-14 school year, the seventh-grade colors will be light blue or dark green, and the eighth-grade colors will be navy blue or red.
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013
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