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Read Across America Week: South Elementary will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Week, March 2-6, with special activities. On March 2, the school will hold Hat Day in honor of the Dr. Seuss story “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” in which students can bring $1 to school to wear a favorite hat. The money collected will benefit the American Red Cross. On March 6, guests from the community and parents will be invited to read to students. Parents interested in being guest readers should contact their child’s teacher. Details: http://www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/page.cfm?p=2491.
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Mentors needed: Community members are needed to volunteer about 15-20 minutes at least twice per month to serve as mentors for Mooresville High School student. For details or to request an application, contact Colleen Kennedy at 704-658-2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle-school seminar: Elizabeth Hartley of Scholarship Gold Consulting will present her seminar, "Middle School Essentials: Navigating the Road to College with Enthusiasm and Success," 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Brawley Middle School gymnasium. Admission is free to Brawley Middle School families. Preregistration is required. To sign up and for details, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849a5ab2fa3fd0-elizabeth.
Candy bar raffle: The PTO is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 5-pound Hershey chocolate bar Feb. 4, 5 and 6 in the school lobby. Raffle tickets are 25 cents each.
Soccer tryouts: Soccer tryouts for boys and girls will take place 3:30-5:15 p.m. Feb. 16-18 at the school. A current physical from a doctor and a completed concussion form are mandatory for tryouts. For details and forms, visit www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/387.
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School tours: Tours of Mount Mourne IB Middle will be offered at 9 a.m. on Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Register at www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/1964.
Webcast concert series: The Jazz Program at Cannon School is hosting a new monthly webcast concert series in Cannon School’s new Performing Arts Center. The performances will be streamed live from the stages of Lincoln Center in New York City and shown on a giant screen. Each month’s concert will center on a theme and feature a different group of musicians. Cannon School Director of Jazz Brad Davis will preface each show with a 30-minute discussion on the history and context of the music that will follow. The events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Upcoming shows are as follows:
6:30 p.m. Feb. 20: Sherman Irby’s Journey through Swing.
7:30 p.m. March 27: Paquito D’Rivera presents “Around the Americas.”
7:30 p.m. April 24: John Scofield and Taj Mahal celebrate Muddy Waters.
7:30 p.m. May 15: Wayne Shorter with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra .