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Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Severe weather policy change: CMS unveiled a new severe-weather plan. CMS now has the option of operating under a two-hour delay. This delay will affect bus drivers and students. Schools will open two hours late with the same end time. All employees will report to work at usual time and each school will develop a modified bell and lunch schedule.
The Communications Department will notify the public when weather requires schools to open, close or operate under a two-hour delay. No notification means schools are open. Severe weather changes will be posted on the CMS website, intranet, local news outlets as well as Connect-Ed messages.
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East Lincoln High School
Blood drive: East Lincoln had a successful blood drive Dec. 15. The blood bank collected 105 units of blood and received 148 donors. Seniors with the Health Occupation Students of America assisted in the drive.
Scholarship finalist: Senior Marni Krehnbrink was named a Morehead-Cain semi-finalist for the Morehead-Cain scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. Sixteen percent of Morehead applicants are chosen as semi-finalists.
Concert rescheduled: The Chorus Concert was rescheduled Jan. 6 due to weather, location to be announced.
Robotics team: Five Davidson Day Middle School students participated in the Robotics Regional Competition at Charlotte Latin on Dec. 4. The team qualified for the state competition that will be held Jan. 29. Students Sarah Chinuntdet, fourth grade; Jack Ransom, fourth grade; Christina Catlett, fifth grade; Jordan Graham, fifth grade, and Kevin King, sixth grade. The students were part of the team named DDS Fantastic Five FLL Robotics Team.
Admission open house: Davidson Day will host an admission open house for preschool-fourth grade Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. Seats available for children beginning at age 2. RSVP is encouraged. Contact the admissions office at 704-237-5229 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Junior rangers: Fourth-graders at Davidson Day received certificates for completing the Davidson Day Junior Ranger Program based on the National Park Junior Ranger Program. The program encourages students to live by the motto: Explore, Learn and Protect.
Girls on the Run: Cornelius' Girls on the Run team ran the 5k non-stop and finished ahead of many other school teams. Everyone crossed the finish line under 48 minutes. The school plans to offer two sessions beginning February that will take place before and afterschool on Tuesday and Thursday. The next session will end in late May.
North Mecklenburg High School
Holiday project: North Mecklenburg clubs joined together to make and fill bookshelves to benefit the Charlotte Community School for Girls, North Meck literacy teachers and the Grier Heights Family Learning Outreach Center. The Architectural Design club designed a table-top bookshelf and produced them for CCSG. Each of the personal bookshelves has a brass name plate a dedication from the NMHS Arch. Design Club. North Meck senior class also conducted a book drive for gently used books for the CCSG. Extra books benefited NMHS literacy teachers and the Grier Heights Family Outreach Center. The NMHS horticulture students also made bows for the shelves.