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Internships: The following students have been selected for Discovery Place internships: Ilyasah Thomas, Dynasty Parker, Deangela Holmes, Christina Lunetta, Rylina Dey, Donye Dickens, Emmanuelle Vidale, Jordyn McAtee and Dominique Dantzler.
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The interns will participate in work-based learning and will work in Discovery Place labs, after-school programs, early childhood programs and evaluation. The new program is being piloted at Olympic and is based on the National Academy Foundation Model.
Principal appointment: Monique Hicks was approved as principal at the School of Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development at Olympic High. Hicks most recently was employed as a director of secondary education in the Gates County Public Schools in Gatesville. She holds degrees from East Carolina University.
Volleyball playoffs: The women’s volleyball team finished second in its conference and conference tournament and has earned a berth in the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Team members Anna Cook and Hayley Gaunt also qualified for the NCHSAA regional tournament in golf.
Myers Park High
Coat drive: The school PTSO is sponsoring a coat, fleece and hoodie drive for members in need. Donations will be collected in the main office.
Field hockey: The junior-varsity field hockey team recently won the Charlotte City Tournament. The team finished its regular season with an 11-1-2 record.
Music honors: The following students participated in the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools All-State Honor Band: Collier Elliott (bass clarinet), Veronica Leahy (alto saxophone), Thomas Lockwood (tuba), Harrison Bell (trumpet), Jasmine Leahy (trumpet) and Neil Patel (clarinet). The band performed Oct. 9-10 at Campbell University.
Oculus Rift: School headmaster Arch McIntosh Jr. has announced that students in art, engineering and programming classes are the first students in the U.S. to use the Oculus Rift virtual-reality system.
Students are using the technology to develop simulated worlds and to program experiences for a virtual world immersion.
Field Day: Classroom Central will host a field day from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Memorial Stadium at 301 N. Kings Drive.
The event is free for children and $5 for adults. Games, live music, food and prizes will be featured; proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies for children in need.
Open House: The school will host the following open house events: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and Jan. 29. Tours of the school will be available and Principal Marc Angerer will present a school overview.
Collinswood Language Academy
Magazine feature: The school has been featured in an October edition of Education Week.
The school was highlighted for its success in dual-language instruction, producing some of the highest math achievement scores in the CMS district. At Collinswood, the students are taught math, social studies, physical education, Spanish/language arts and higher-level language courses in Spanish. Art, music, science and English/language arts are taught in English.