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School Store: The school store is now open 7-7:45 a.m. Fridays, as well as at school events including book fairs, art expos and more. During September only, Barnette cinch sacks are on sale for $5, and wristbands are on sale for $1. Volunteers are needed. To sign up to help with the store, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054CAAAA29A46-2014. To see all items offered in the store, visit http://barnettepta.weebly.com/school-store.html
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J.V. Washam Elementary
Coffee Chat: Parents can meet for a Coffee Chat with Principal Paula Rao at 8 a.m. Sept. 10.
Curriculum Night: 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Parents can meet the teachers and learn about the curriculum that will be covered throughout the school year. The PTA will also hold a general meeting during the event. Parents and teachers who wish to join the PTA can register at Curriculum Night.
J.M. Alexander Middle
Cross-Country for Youth: Registration is open for cross-country for Youth, a 10-week program for students in sixth through eighth grades. Participants practice 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the school Sept. 15-Nov. 19 and will compete in a series of cross-country meets in October and November. For details and to register, visit www.crosscountryforyouth.org.
Lincoln County Schools
Lincoln County College Fair: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Lincolnton High School, 803 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. The annual event is open to all high school students. Participants will be able to pick up brochures and speak with admissions officers from colleges and universities nationwide.
High school competition: The Institute for Emerging Issues is sponsoring the 2015 Emerging Issues High School Prize for Innovation, a contest for North Carolina high school students. Teams of students are challenged to investigate the history of a problem faced by their local community, develop a solution to the problem and engage community members in solving it. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 for project implementation, and up to five finalists will win $1,000 each. The deadline for students to apply is Nov. 10. http://iei.ncsu.edu/