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Cabarrus County Schools has launched a digital magazine and billboard advertising campaign designed to promote the school system. The digital magazine, CCS Look Book, can be found at CabarrusSchools.info. Chapters include Program Highlights, Yearbook, Educators, Facts and Figures, and Connect. The billboard advertisements will promote the district and the CCS Look Book, and will feature Cabarrus County Schools students, parents and educators. The billboard campaign will continue through the end of the school year. Recognitions:
The Cabarrus County Board of Education recognized students and staff at its business meeting Sept. 16.
The board presented Impact Through Education Awards to students and staff at A.T. Allen Elementary School and Hickory Ridge Middle School. Sponsored by Concord Printing, the awards honor individuals who exemplify initiative, hard work and respect for others. A.T. Allen Elementary winners were students Jasmine Toepfer and Dylan Morgan, and staff members Amy Whitten and Claire Phares. Hickory Ridge Middle School winners were students Jordan Cruce and Dylan Ratliff, and staff members Katie Sparks and Anna Parnell.
The Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Month Award for September went to Ashley Hamby of W.M. Irvin Elementary. She received a trophy, a cash prize and school supplies for her classroom collected by Hilbish Ford during a back-to-school promotion held in August.
Energy Star awards went to Patriots Elementary, Weddington Hills Elementary and J.N. Fries Magnet School for energy-efficiency accomplishments.
A recording of the meeting can be viewed on Time Warner Cable Channel 22 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and on demand at the Cabarrus County Government YouTube channel.Charles E. Boger Elementary Direct-giving campaign:
The Parent-Teacher Organization’s Invest in Our Students direct-giving campaign is continuing. Each student who raises at least $15 will receive a custom drawstring backpack. Donations are tax deductible and will help buy student agendas; art, music, physical education and guidance supplies; media materials; classroom enhancements; technology; and more. Donations are due by Oct. 16. Details: www.bogerpto.org/fundraisers/invest-in-your-child.Royal Oaks Elementary Boy and Girl Scouts Parent Night:
6-7 p.m. Oct. 3, cafeteria. C.C. Griffin Middle Technology fundraiser:
The school is collecting used inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, cellphones, laptops and other small electronics to recycle as part of a Funding Factory fundraiser. Donations earn points that can be used to buy technology items for the school. A collection box is in the front office. For a list of items visit: www.fundingfactory.com/programs/recycling/qualifying_items.aspx. Details: Kristy Dillon, email@example.com.Mount Pleasant Middle Sports paperwork:
All paperwork for Winter 1 and 2 sports must be turned in by Oct. 15 to Christina Roper at the school. For details about physicals and expiration dates, email Roper at firstname.lastname@example.org.Concord High Alpha Leadership nominees:
Parents and teachers can nominate male student leaders for the Concord High School Alpha Leadership Institute. The institute focuses on leadership development and the transition to college. Students will be paired with mentors from various professions. Meetings will be facilitated by Toastmasters groups and organizations that help with SAT preparation and college readiness. Forward nominations to email@example.com.Cox Mill High National Merit Scholarship semifinalists:
Students Raja Amara and Allyson Randle were recently named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Semifinalists scored in the upper 1 percent of about 1.5 million high school juniors who took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last spring. Finalists are selected on the basis of academic achievement, participation in school and community activities, honors and awards received and leadership.Kannapolis City SchoolsA.L. Brown High Unsung hero:
Teacher Bethany Richeson recently received a national Unsung Hero Award from ING Financial Services for her work in developing an anti-bullying program. ING presented a check for $2,000 to Richeson. Her program, “No More Bullies,” will be used at A.L. Brown High and will be expanded throughout the Kannapolis City Schools district.