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Tuesday, May. 06, 2014

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Blythe Elementary

Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor end-of-grade tests May 23, 28 and 29. Each exam lasts between 90 minutes and 2.5 hours. Volunteers can work one, two or all three days. To volunteer, contact Jennifer Hankins at jenniferm.hankins@cms.k12.nc.us.

J.V. Washam Elementary

‘Sleeping Beauty’: The Drama Club will present the play “Sleeping Beauty” at 6 p.m. May 9 in the gymnasium. The play is open to J.V. Washam families. Admission is free.

Lemonade fundraiser: J.V. Washam will participate in a communitywide lemonade stand fundraiser 9 a.m.-noon May 17 at locations throughout Davidson to raise money for Eliminate the Digital Divide, or E2D, a Davidson-based nonprofit organization that helps buy laptop computers for local students. Volunteers are needed to host lemonade stands. Details: washam.pto@cms.k12.nc.us

J.M. Alexander Middle

Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor for J.M. Alexander’s end-of-grade tests and final exams 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 23-29 and June 3. Sign up at http://bit.ly/jmaproctorsignup and http://bit.ly/jmaproctorsignup2. Details: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/jmalexanderMS/PagesDefault.aspx

North Mecklenburg High

Spring Concert: The Spring Concert will be held 7 p.m. May 22 in the auditorium featuring the jazz band, beginner band, symphonic band and concert band.

Cannon School

Special Olympics fundraiser: Cannon School’s middle school students and faculty sold tickets to the April 10 Charlotte Checkers hockey game raise money to send Cabarrus County’s Darius Robinson to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, to be held June 14-21 in Princeton, N.J. The effort raised $3,455, which is enough to pay for Darius’ trip. Darius competed in the Cabarrus County Spring Games on April 9 in cycling. He is the only athlete from Cabarrus County to be selected to compete in the national games. Cannon eighth-grader Brooke de Gorter and sixth-grader Lucas Kabasakalian were the top two students in ticket sales. They were rewarded with a ride on the Zamboni machine at the Checkers game.

Music Camp: Cannon School’s Camp Cannon will offer Youth Rock Orchestra Music Camp 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays June 28-Aug. 1 at the school’s campus on Poplar Tent Road in Concord. The camp is designed for rising seventh- to 12th-graders with at least one year of experience studying violin, viola, cello or string bass. Students must have their own acoustic instruments and can also bring electric bowed instruments. www.campcannon.com.

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