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Hickory Ridge High School
"Oklahoma" tickets: On sale now in the media center, or they or can be reserved by calling 704.454.6570. 7 p.m. May 6-8 in the auditorium. Tickets: $5, advance; $7 at the door.
C.C. Griffin Middle School
Run for Haiti: The STAR 5K and Fun Run to benefit Haiti will be at C.C. Griffin at 8 a.m. May 8. This event is being sponsored by CC Griffin Middle School, Hickory Ridge Middle School, Central Cabarrus High School, and Hickory Ridge High School. The 5K is $25, and the fun run is $15. Registration forms can be picked up at the front office at Central Cabarrus High, or you can register at C.C. Griffin Middle School at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. The cost includes a T-shirt and bottle of water.
Central Cabarrus High
Masonry skills recognized: SkillsUSA students competed against students across North Carolina in trades skills (masonry). In the post-secondary Division, Dylan Ennis placed first; he will go to Kansas City, Mo., in June to compete at the National SkillsUSA Masonry Contest. In the masonry 1 division: Chance Kiker placed seventh and Justin Hartsell, eighth. In the secondary division: Jordan Hartsell, sixth; Cory Strickland, eighth; and Brett Mcgee, ninth.
Wall of fame: Central Cabarrus would like to honor its present and former scholars and teachers with a "wall of fame" and needs your help. The 2008 Spring Leadership class and PTSO are starting a Legacy Wall at Central where students, faculty and alumni can purchase plaques that will hang in the entry of the school. Plaques range from $20-$25. To order online: www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/central/PDFs/2008-09/viking%20legacy%20doc.pdf.
Yard sale: UPRISE, the student leadership group at Winecoff Elementary School, will host a community yard sale from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 8. Supporters can rent a table for $10 and bring items to sell. Also, you can, donate items to be sold at the UPRISE table. Money earned will be considered a donation to the UPRISE account. 704.782.4322.
A grant for shade: Concord Mayor Scott Padgett and three Cabarrus County school board members (Cindy Fertenbaugh, Andrea Palo and Carolyn Carpenter) helped Boger families celebrate the school's new shade and outdoor classroom area funded by two grants: the American Association of Dermatology (AAD) $8,000 Shade Structure grant and the Cabarrus County Parks and Recreation $18,000 Matching Incentive Program.
W.R. Odell Elementary
Teacher appreciation: The school celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week all week long. Specific events include a hospitality lunch , sundaes for teachers and appreciation certificates. "Experts have concluded that giving teachers the status and recognition they deserve as professionals is the best way to improve education in this country," said Kimberly Castles, PTA president. "All of us know of exceptional teachers, and we should recognize that there is a great deal of good work being done in our schools."
High school graduations
Graduates should arrive at the Cabarrus Arena one hour prior to the respective scheduled graduation ceremony time and follow instructions. Signage for designated graduate drop-off point or for parking will be marked at the arena.
Central Cabarrus High: Be at the arena 7:30 a.m. check-in for 9 a.m. June 12 graduation.
Northwest Cabarrus High: 4 p.m. June 12 at the arena.
Jay M. Robinson High: 2:30 p.m. June 13 at the arena.
Hickory Ridge: 6 p.m. June 13, Cabarrus Expo Center.