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Cabarrus County Schools
Input sessions: Cabarrus County Schools invites parents, staff and the community to an input session into the district's next strategic plan. Review the district's performance in key areas and help guide the district as it defines goals for the next three years. The sessions will meet from 6-7 p.m. through May at the following schools: May 3 at W.R Odell Elementary , May 5 at Bethel Elementary, May 11 at Mount Pleasant Middle and May 12 at W.M. Irvine Elementary.
Harris Road Middle
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Locks of Love: If interested in having your hair cut for Locks of Love, stop by the front office and check in May 6.
Harrisburg American Legion
Students selected: The Auxiliary Unit #523 has selected three students to attend the 72nd Session of Tar Heel Girls State in June at Catawba College in Salisbury. Attending this year's session are rising seniors Nicky Frey, Hickory Ridge High; Addison White and Molly Walker, Jay M. Robinson High School. Tar Heel Girls State is a weeklong study of the structure and operation of North Carolina State Government. The non-partisan program uses a hands-on approach to learning the operation of state and local government.
Students recognized: A group of seventh-grade students who recently completed the entrance exam as part of Duke University's Talent Identification Program qualified for participation in the State Recognition Ceremony. These students earned scores equal to or better than half of the college-bound seniors who took the tests. Reid Herrera of Harrisburg will attend the Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University on May 23. The following students qualified for state recognition: Austin Coale, Justin Fromke, Dylan Housman and Christina Stylianou, Concord; Angeli Gupta of University City; Reid Herrera of Harrisburg; Davis Nelson of Salisbury; Isabella Jacoby, Sam Oddo and Padgett Powe, Huntersville; and Abigail Sparrow, Davidson.
Scholarships: Senior Joana Ramirez earned the Presidential Scholarship at Davidson College. She is the daughter of Patricia Munguia of Concord. Senior Onyema Nwanaji-Enweremearned the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. He is the son of Pamaji and Chioma Enwerem of Concord.
Cabarrus College of Health and Sciences
Program chair named: Cabarrus College of Health Sciences recently named Annette Simmons as founding program chair of the new pharmacy technology associate degree program. Simmons worked as a pharmacy technician for more than 17 years, including five in the Carolina HealthCare System. She has an associate in arts degree from Central Piedmont Community College and a bachelor's of science degree in health services management from East Carolina University. The pharmacy technology program will enroll students for the first time in August.
Central Cabarrus High
Drama Camp: CCHS Theatre is sponsoring a Drama Camp for students in grades four through eight 6-9 p.m. April 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April23. the cost is $25 per student that includes lunch. Proceeds benefit the Faith Striders' Great Strides walk to cure Cystic Fibrosis. Sign up online at bit.ly/cchscamp.
AP test fees: Due today. Make checks payable to CCHS and turn into the testing coordinator in the Student Services Office. The fee is $87 for each test.
Hickory Ridge High
Team Member of the Month: Math Teacher Andrew Thatcher was chosen for Team Member of the Month.
Percussion and Guard auditions: The Blue Regiment Percussion auditions are taking place this week from 6-8:30 p.m. and guard auditions will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. All rising students are welcome to audition.
Microsoft Office specialists: Several stuents of the school's inaugural Microsoft IT Academy earned certification as Microsoft Office Specialists in Office 2010. The students completed a series of online and classroom lessons preparing them for a test. The test required students to execute tasks in a timed environment. The students met globally recognized performance standards
Jay M. Robinson High
BJ's Fundraiser: The PTSO began the BJ's Wholesale Club Membership Fundraiser, which includes $10 off the membership fee, plus two additional months of membership. With every application received, BJ's will donate $5 to the school. Payment and applications are due April 22 in the school office.
Cox Mill High
Cap and gowns: Caps, gowns and graduation supplies will be distributed during all lunches today. Payments may be received at pick-up with cash, money orders, debit or credit cards.
Senior pictures: April 21. Portrait times will be assigned by homerooms. A senior-class photo will be taken for purchase.