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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Lakeshore Middle

Library partnership: The week before the holiday break in December, sixth-grade English language arts teacher Kim Busch and Media Specialist Joan Milliken at Lakeshore Middle coordinated with the Mooresville Public Library to promote library services to Lakeshore Middle students. Busch and Milliken held student assemblies for each grade level to share information about the library’s programming, online resources and e-books. The goal of the project was to support students' reading achievement and 21st Century Learning, reinforce digital literacy skills and nurture a community bond and partnership with the local library. The students received library card membership applications requiring parent signatures and most of the students returned their forms before the holiday break. The library will distribute the cards at the school this month (January) and provide information to the students about programs and services available to members.

Iredell-Statesville School System

Holiday Card Contest winners: Five student artists recently had their work recognized at a board of education meeting. The five artists were chosen as winners of the 2013 Iredell-Statesville Schools Holiday Card Student Art Contest sponsored by Toshiba Business Solutions. Students submitted their full-color, original artwork on one standard-sized piece of paper. Entries were divided into four age groups and judged accordingly. More than 200 entries were received from students around the district.

Winners were chosen from grades kindergarten-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12, and a Superintendent's Choice Award winner was chosen. Each winner will receive a Visa gift card courtesy of Toshiba Office Solutions. More than 250 cards were mailed or distributed to schools, other school systems from across North Carolina and to elected officials and community leaders. The winners are Lanie Estes, second grade, Central Elementary; Navelli Ramirez , third grade, Troutman Elementary; Jacob Levis, eighth grade, Troutman Middle School; Kayla Wolfe, 10th grade, West Iredell High School; Rachel Reddy, 12th grade, Lake Norman High School, Superintendent’ Choice Award.

Brawley Middle

Athletic event photos: Good photos are needed of Brawley girls’ and boys’ junior varsity and varsity basketball and football cheerleading. Photos should be copied to a disk or flash drive and delivered to Ms. Muller. Details: http://iss.schoolwires.com/Domain/184.

Mount Mourne IB Middle

Volunteer needs: Volunteers are needed to lead planning for and help with the Showcase the Arts fundraising performance event in May and the eighth-grade graduation. Sixth and seventh-grade parents are particularly needed to help with the graduation. Details: Beth Packman at jbpackman@roadrunner.com.

Shepherd Elementary

Technology class blog: Mrs. Onyskin recently introduced students to a new technology class blog. The blog features class happenings, samples of student work, how-to videos and more. The blog is at: http://elemtechteachr.edublogs.org.

South Iredell High

Driver Education classes: Sign-ups for the next Driver Education class this year have started in the main office. The class takes place 3:15-6 p.m. Monday-Friday Jan. 27-Feb. 7 in the auditorium. Students must have been born by July 27, 1999 to be eligible. Students are required to attend all of the sessions. Sign-ups end Jan. 24. For details, see Mr. McCoy in Room A-119.

‘The Wizard of Oz’play: South Iredell High will present “Oz, the Return,” an original production, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 in the auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations for the Levine Children’s Hospital will be accepted.

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