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Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013

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Compiled by Gina Smith

J.V. Washam Elementary

Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair continues 7:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 8 at the school. Children shopping before school must be accompanied by an adult. Classes will visit during Media Technology time. Parents are welcome. Pre-orders of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck” are being taken through the end of the fair. Online shopping is available through Nov. 15 at

J.M. Alexander Middle

Red Cross Blood Drive: 2-6 p.m. Nov. 6, Multi-Purpose Room. Call the main office at 980-343-3830 if you plan to participate.

Bailey Middle

Veterans Day Celebration: Bailey Middle will honor local veterans with a Veterans Day program at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 in the gymnasium. The Hough High JROTC will perform, along with Bailey’s band, chorus and honors dance group. All veterans are welcome to attend, but should RSVP to Teresa Lester at using “Veterans Day” in the memo or subject line.

School tours: Bailey Middle will host tours for rising or new students for the 2014-15 school year on at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 20 and Dec. 1. The tours will be given by parent volunteers. Participants will have a chance to meet the principal and administrative staff members.

Francis Bradley Middle

Winter sports sign-ups: Registration for winter sports, including cheerleading and girls and boys basketball, will be held 8:45-9:15 a.m. Nov. 13-15 in the main hallway outside the Health room. Students wishing to participate in these sports must sign up in order to attend tryouts. Tryouts for all winter sports will be held Nov. 18-19. Nov. 20 can also be used by individual coaches if deemed necessary. Those trying out for boys and girls basketball will need a white shirt to write on, sneakers and plenty of water. Those trying out for cheerleading will need sneakers; participants with long hair will need something with which to pull it back.

Winter sports health screenings: Seventh and eighth-grade students who wish to try out for winter cheerleading boys basketball or girls basketball must have a current health screening on file. All health screenings, concussion forms and insurance forms for anyone trying out for winter sports are due to the athletic office no later than 4 p.m. Nov. 15. There are no exceptions to the deadline and no emails or faxes will be accepted. Those who have already submitted forms for the fall season do not need to submit them again, but students still need to register for their sport. Health screenings are good for 365 days. For details, see Ms. Weter before the deadline. Forms are available on the Bradley athletics webpage at or in the main office.

Hough High

Restaurant Night: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 6, International House of Pancakes at Sam Furr Road and Statesville Road, Huntersville. Those who mention Hough High at checkout will have and a percentage of the cost of their meal donated to the Hough High Parent-Teacher-Student Association.

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