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Charlotte Christian

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. Families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet the faculty. Interested families are encouraged to make a reservation by calling Janet Aldridge at 704-366-5657, ext. 6503.

Re-enrollment: Re-enrollment packets were mailed Jan. 19 to current families for the 2011-12 school year. If you have not received a packet, contact Susan Edwards in the admissions office at 704-366-5657, ext. 6502. Packets due by Feb. 10.

All-District Band: Five Charlotte Christian musicians have been selected by audition for the South Central All-District Band on Jan. 28-30 at Hickory High School and Lenoir-Rhyne University: junior Hayley Buckner, bass clarinet; sixth-grader Andrew T. Looker Jr., trombone; sophomore Scott Ortlip, trombone; eighth-grader Alex Watkins, percussion; and eighth-grader Sydney Weaver, clarinet. Eighth-grader Sean Gallagher, tenor saxophone, and sixth-grader Abby Yoh, clarinet, are alternates.

Charlotte Country Day

Great Decisions lectures: Charlotte Country Day is hosting the annual Great Decisions Charlotte Community Lecture Series. The lectures will be held weekly 7-8:30 p.m. through Feb. 15. The next topic will be Feb. 1, Global Governance, Dr. James Walsh, UNC Charlotte. The lectures will be at Cramer Lecture Hall; $10 for individual lectures. Get a registration form from Maddy Baer, 704-687-7744, or e-mail to

Providence Day

Honors orchestra: Jason Yang was selected by audition Jan. 15 to perform in the N.C. Music Educator Association's Western Region Honors Orchestra Clinic. March 4-6, Jason will perform in the first violin section. He is the first violin student from PDS to reach such a high rank among high school musicians in the western part of North Carolina.

Alumna honored: Jocelyn Ruark '09 recently was selected a GLOBE Fellow at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. The GLOBE program provides undergraduate students a premier business education.

East Mecklenburg High

AOE info session: Academy of Engineering Information Session 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Session for parents wanting more information about East's AOE beginning in August 2011. Contact AOE Coordinator Penny Ratchford at

Open house: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31. A general welcoming session begins in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m..

Ardrey Kell

All District Honors Band: The following band students were selected to represent Ardrey Kell at the 2011 North Carolina SCBDA All-District Honors Band: Anna Boyer, flute; Spencer Caldwell, trumpet; Ryan Chandler, trombone; Linda Fang, flute; Amelia Fujikawa, clarinet; Emily Hodes, clarinet; Albert Hong, clarinet; Justin Hong, clarinet; Brooke Kinsey, trumpet; Maria Lopez, trombone; Grace Oh, clarinet; Ryan O'Malley, trumpet; Ann Marie Pichirallo, clarinet; Leslie Ro, flute; Cory Smith, French horn. Casey Anderson, Emily Murchison, Taylor Radford and Max Tucker were selected as alternates. The All-District Honors Band will rehearse in Hickory on Jan. 28-29 and perform at Lenoir-Rhyne University at 2 p.m. Jan. 29.

Covenant Day

Internet safety: Covenant Day School, in partnership with CMPD, is offering a Parent Seminar for Internet Safety 7:15 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Harbor. The goals include educating children to recognize potential Internet risks and engaging children and adults in a conversation about on- and offline risks. Call 704-847-2385.


Mid-Year graduation ceremonies: Approximately 401 high school seniors will graduate from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in mid-year graduation ceremonies Jan. 31 at Bojangles Coliseum, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. . Doors will open 30 minutes before each ceremony; guests will be checked with a metal detector. Free parking; no ticket required. Lauren Bell, 980-343-1081; or Kasia Thompson, 980-343-1140.