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Lincoln Charter High School
Scholars: Three students that were accepted to the N.C .School of Science and Math. Tyler Hayes was accepted to the residential program. Vic Griffin and Noelle Wilson were accepted to the online program and will take classes from Lincoln Charter. Tyler will complete the next two years of high school at N.C .School of Science and Math.
PTO: The next PTO meeting is 7 p.m. May 13, when voting for our new PTO Board Officers
Seeing Green: The Eagles won first place, and $1,000, in Harris Teeter's "We think Green Contest" for the school's submission of 363 bins of plastic bags.
Hopewell High School
Senior Exit Project: The senior exit project presentations have been rescheduled for 7:30 a.m.- noon May 17, 18, 19 and 21. Parents are needed to judge senior presentations during this week. Contact email@example.com.
Health screening: Heart of a Champion Day for the 2010-2011 school year will be June 5. Sponsored by Carolinas Medical Center, OrthoCarolina & Sanger Clinic, this is an opportunity for students to get free health screenings, including a general assessment (height, weight, vision, blood pressure, etc.), a cardiac assessment (including an echocardiogram and EKG) and orthopedic assessment.
Lincoln Charter Middle School
Powder Puff: The Middle School Student Government is organizing a powder puff flag football game 4 p.m. May 14 to raise money for a memorial to teacher Steve Luisi memorial. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls will be football players and boys will be cheerleaders. $3 and donations are welcome.
South Lake Christian Academy
Drama camps: There will be two sessions of camp. The first session, "Summer in the Spotlight" will be for grades 6-12 and will run from June 14-25. The second session, "Summer in the Spotlight Junior" will be for students in grade 2-6 and will run from July 12-16. Auditions will be 9 a.m.-11 a.m. May 22. E-mail questions to Hailey Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Greek Camp: Greek Camp is being offered for grades 7-12. Greek 1 will be the week of July 12-16 and Greek 2 will be the week of July
19-23. The time will be 8:45-11: 45 a.m. Students will learn Biblical Greek, and discuss issues related to textual transmission and translation. Cost: $100 total; $25 deposit (non refundable) to reserve a spot. Make checks payable to John Nerness and send to SouthLake Christian Academy: attention John Nerness.
Summer study in China: Caroline Cato, a Cannon School junior from Cornelius, has been awarded a merit-based scholarship to participate in a full-immersion Mandarin Chinese language program in Zhengzhou, China, where she will live and study this summer. Cannon School Chinese teacher Lirong Wang nominated Caroline to participate in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship program. "Caroline's outgoing personality, strong work ethic, concern for others, and desire to learn and share makes her a natural choice for this opportunity," said Wang.
J.M. Alexander Middle School
Honored: Lynn King is teacher of the year.
Bradley Middle School
Accelerated Reader: Ends May 14 for the year. It's the last chance to earn AR points for fourth quarter.
Davidson Day School
SummerFest 2010: The Parent Council's SummerFest is 3:30-7:30 p.m. May 19 on campus. There will be rides and a dunk tank and a pie throwing event. Prices are $15 per person and includes dinner, inflatables access and train ride. Forms available online to sign up are due to the front desk by May 18.
Middle School: The 7th-8th grade Green Science class worked on their organic garden throughout April. The students are already starting to see the fruits of their labor as the plants are starting to grow.
College tour: Southeast College Tours is offering a bus tour for students now in 9th through 11th grades to visit several N.C. colleges at the end of June. Cost is $215. Details: email@example.com.
Basketball summer camp: Davidson Day Coach Ron Johnson and boys' basketball coach and two-time state champion Ron Johnson will host a basketball camp this summer, from June 20-24th at Davidson Day. The camp will be for boys entering fourth through eighth grade. Details and signup form: www.davidsonday.net/~newsletter/04_30_10/SOUTHERNSTARSBASKETBALL%20summer%202010%20(2).pdf.
Summer camps in Davidson
Camp openings: The Town of Davidson's Park and Recreation Department has openings in summer camps for preschool and school-aged children. Details: www.ci.davidson.nc.us or 704-892-3349.
National Merit Scholarship
Davidson student: Eloise C. Andry of Davidson has received a National Merit Scholarship. She attends Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
Church honors teachers and students
Money, laptops for essays: New Birth-Charlotte in Huntersville recently handed out checks for $2,000 each to four teachers from the north area of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Among those honored was Rosemary Klein, a Davidson resident and 6th-grade math teacher at Bailey Middle School.
Working through the North Learning Community of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, church representatives launched a student essay contest in four local CMS middle schools: Bailey, Francis Bradley, Ranson and J.M. Alexander. Students were asked to submit essays about who they thought should be their school's Teacher of the Year.
The four winning students are:
Alexis Powers, who nominated Klein as Bailey Middle's Teacher of the Year;
Ariana Pena, who nominated eighth-grade math teacher Heather Powell for Bradley Middle;
Cole Thompson, who nominated sixth-grade science teacher William Zemcik for J.M. Alexander Middle;
Rosa Ortega, who nominated seventh-grade math teacher Levon Edwards for Ranson Middle;
The four students were awarded $250 and a gift bag containing a new laptop computer.
Church Bishop Terrell L. Murphy told the gathering that he plans to make the Teacher of the Year Initiative an annual event for local public schools.