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High school placement test: The high school placement test for eighth-graders interested in attending CCHS will be 8-11:30 a.m. Feb. 5. Students may bring a light snack for the testing break.
Myers Park High
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Dallas Brass: Four brass musicians with percussion playing classical, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music intended for the entire family. Dallas Brass has appeared with symphony orchestras including the Cincinnati Pops, New York Pops and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center and in tours in Europe and Asia. This concert helps to support the "Music in the Schools" project day that Dallas Brass will spend with MPHS band students during the week. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Myers Park High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.myersparkband.org.
Morehead-Cain semifinalist: Charlotte Christian senior John Humphries recently was named a semifinalist for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill and participated in regional interviews. The Morehead-Cain Scholarship, which began in 1945, was the first merit scholarship program established in the United States. The program provides a four-year academic scholarship including tuition, student housing, books, laptop computer and a four-year Summer Enrichment Program. Nominees are selected rom across North Carolina, select schools across the United States, Great Britain, Canada and other countries.
Open house: Charlotte Christian School will host an admissions open house for parents and prospective students at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Flenniken Dining Hall for all grades, junior kindergarten through grade 12. Families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet the faculty. Families interested in attending are encouraged to make a reservation by calling Janet Aldridge in the admissions department at 704-366-5657, ext. 6503.
Charlotte Country Day
Great Decisions lectures: Charlotte Country Day is hosting the annual Great Decisions Charlotte Community Lecture Series, open to CCDS parents, faculty and staff. The lectures, sponsored by the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, will be held weekly 7-8:30 p.m. through Feb. 15. The topics include: Jan. 25, Horn of Africa, Dr. Kenneth Menkhaus, Davidson College; Feb. 1, Global Governance, Dr. James Walsh, UNC Charlotte; Feb. 8, Sanctions and Proliferation: North Korea and Iran, Dr. Chris Van Aller, Winthrop University; Feb. 15, Responding to the Financial Crisis, Dr. Richard Buttimer, UNC Charlotte. The lectures will be at Cramer Lecture Hall at the school at 1440 Carmel Road. Cost: $40 for individuals for all six sessions; $10 for individual lectures; $20.56 for a Great Decisions briefing book. Download, print, and complete a registration form from www.charlottecountryday.org. Checks made payable to UNC Charlotte. Send to: Great Decisions 2011, Office of International Programs, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Contact Maddy Baer, 704-687-7744, or e-mail to email@example.com.
Nominate a Carolinas Champion: The Carolinas Champion 2011 contest allows community members, parents, students or co-workers to nominate a teacher who has touched their lives. All four Carolinas Champion 2011 finalists will receive a custom Charlotte Bobcats jersey, in-game recognition at a Charlotte Bobcats game and Bobcats tickets for themselves and 20 students. One grand-prize-winning teacher will receive a lease on a Hyundai Sonata for one year, courtesy of Keffer Hyundai. Visit www.kefferhyundai.com/carolinaschampion.jsp to nominate a teacher. The contest ends Jan. 31.