Send your news release and any photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Gina SmithCabarrus County SchoolsA.T. Allen Elementary Open house: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22.Beverly Hills Elementary New principal: Dustin Shoe recently was named principal. Shoe has been an educator in Cabarrus County for 10 years, previously teaching English language arts at Jay M. Robinson High School and the Performance Learning Center. He has served in administrative roles at Wolf Meadow Elementary, the Performance Learning Center, Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College and Mount Pleasant Middle School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in secondary education from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in school administration from UNC Charlotte. Central Cabarrus High National ranking: “U.S. News & World Report” recently awarded Central Cabarrus High a Bronze National Ranking among its listing of Best High Schools of 2013. For the ranking, the publication and the American Institutes for Research collected data on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. They evaluated schools on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments; how well schools prepare students for college-level work; and how effectively schools educate their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. In the national rankings, 500 schools earned gold medals, 1,790 were awarded silver and 2,515 took home bronze. To view the Best High Schools of 2013 visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/north-carolina. New alumni web page: Central Cabarrus High alumni are encouraged to submit contact information and photos from their high school days to the school’s alumni database. To participate, visit http://ccs.schoolwires.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1432.Carl A. Furr Elementary New assistant principal: Nicole Pilla has been named assistant principal at Furr. Pilla previously taught mathematics at Concord and Hickory Ridge middle schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from UNC Charlotte and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Wingate University. Spanish class: This school year, Spanish language class will be offered once a week to third- and fourth-graders. The teacher will be Angelica de Santa Ana. R. Brown McAllister Elementary Kindergarten open house: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. For parents only. Elementary open house: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. For grades 1-5 students and parents. Northwest Cabarrus Middle Titan Athletics sponsorship program: Local businesses, individuals and families are needed to sponsor Titan athletic programs. Sponsors give a one-time donation of $250. Sponsorships include a banner with company or family name and logo, which can be displayed at all athletic events that take place in the school gymnasium this school year, including the seventh-grade South Piedmont Middle School basketball tournament. For details call Ray Hylton at 704-788-4135 ext. 4043 or email Raymond.firstname.lastname@example.org.Northwest Cabarrus High Open house and schedules: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. Open to ninth-graders and new students. Schedules will be distributed to all students during homeroom on the first day of school. Homeroom lists will be posted around the school.Kannapolis City SchoolsKannapolis Middle Open house events: Seventh grade, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 24. Eighth grade, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 26.Independent schoolsCannon School Athletics town hall meeting: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Taylor Hall. Open to all parents of Cannon students. Department of Athletics coaches, program directors and staff will discuss the department’s vision and philosophy, expectations and opportunities for students to participate in athletics programs. Details: Pay Moyer, email@example.com.
Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
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