School news

Compiled by Gina Smith

Cabarrus County Schools

Charles E. Boger Elementary

Skate Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 4, Frye’s Roller Rink, 2800 Poplar Tent Road. Special PTO rate of $4 per student includes admission and basic skate rental. Frye’s will donate $1-$2 per Boger skater to the school.

W.M. Irvin Elementary

Teacher of the Year: Music teacher Latta Knapp was recently named W.M. Irvin Elementary’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Knapp has been teaching at Irvin for eight years.

Hickory Ridge Middle

Autism Speaks 5K: Hickory Ridge Middle will host its third annual Autism Speaks 5K, rain or shine, at 9 a.m. on March 7 at the Hickory Ridge Middle School track. The course winds around the campuses of the middle school and Hickory Ridge High School. Proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. Overall winners will receive cash prizes. To register, visit

Mount Pleasant Middle

Test proctors: Mount Pleasant Middle School will need volunteers to help proctor county and state required testing 8:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 28, May 29, June 1-5 and June 8-10. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and out of school to proctor. To help, download the form at, complete it and return it to the school.

Science fair winners: Mount Pleasant Middle School students Caroline Sobolowski and Joshua Gray were winners at the 2015 North Carolina Region 6 Science Fair in early February. Caroline won first place in the Biological Science category and the Broadcom Masters Award for her project on plant growth.

Joshua won the Naval Science Award for his project on bacterial growth.

Concord High

IB Meet and Greet: 6-7:30 p.m. March 10, Concord High cafeteria. A potluck dinner meet and greet will be held for rising International Baccalaureate program freshmen.

Cox Mill High

Barbecue fundraiser: The Cox Mill High Bible Association will host its annual barbecue fundraiser 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14 at Odell Baptist Church, 6320 Davidson Highway, Concord. Tickets are $8 per plate or $12 per pound of pork barbecue. Plates include chicken or pork barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert and a drink. Tickets are available in Michael Dye’s classroom or by calling the association’s president, Carla Barber, at 980-297-0166.

Hickory Ridge High

Spring musical: The Theater Department will present the musical “Fame” at 7 p.m. March 19, 20 and 21 in the school’s auditorium. The play follows a group of students in the 1980s at the New York High School for the Performing Arts as they follow their dreams of becoming famous. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For advance tickets, contact a cast member or call the Hickory Ridge High School Media Center at 704-454-6561. The production is rated PG-13 and is not recommended for children younger than age 13.

Dinner and bingo: The Hickory Ridge High Athletic Booster Club will hold its eighth annual Dinner and Bingo Fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 14 at the school. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The event will include door prizes, raffles and silent auction items. Extra bingo sheets will be available at the door. Participants must be age 18 or older. Babysitting will be provided to children ages 5-13 by the Ragin’ Bulls cheerleaders for $5 per child. Registration is required for babysitting services. Tickets for the event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are available at the school or by calling 704-369-9160 or 704-965-9658.

Jay M. Robinson High

Induction ceremony: The third annual Spanish National Honors Society Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held 6-8 p.m. March 13 in the cafeteria.

Kannapolis City Schools

Spring it On 5K: The second annual Spring it On 5K Walk/Run will be held 8 a.m. March 14 at the N.C. Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis. The event is open to all ages. Registration for the 5K is $25 in advance or $30 on race day. Registration for the 1-mile fun run is $10. Proceeds benefit the Kannapolis Education Foundation. Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For details, call 704-939-1308. To register, visit