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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

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Lincoln Charter and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy played in the fifth annual Talon Challenge in December.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

International student host: A family is needed to host an international student for the next eight months. He is a senior at Hopewell High School, brings his own spending money and health insurance, and is from China. Interested families should contact Trish Hasty at 704-661-4765 or email at t.hasty@hotmail.com.

Cornelius Elementary

Principal’s coffee: 9 a.m. Jan. 22, Waterbean Coffee, 19420 Jetton Road, Suite 105, Cornelius.

Bailey Middle

Parent Information Night: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Teachers and staff will offer information to and answer questions from parents of children who will attend Bailey Middle next school year.

Francis Bradley Middle

Health Room needs: The Health Room needs donations of Dixie Cups and tissues. Drop donations off at the school.

Lincoln Charter

Talon Challenge: On Dec. 20, Lincoln Charter and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy competed in the fifth annual Talon Challenge fundraiser. All proceeds from the event benefitted the V Foundation, an organization dedicated to cancer research, prevention and eradication. During the Talon Challenge, students from both schools ran a basketball used for games between the two schools between campuses – a distance of about 70 miles. The event also included varsity basketball competitions, a blood drive and T-shirt sales. Almost $7,500 dollars was raised for the V Foundation, 71 pints of blood were donated nearly 600 T-shirts were sold. In the end, Lincoln Charter brought home the trophy.

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