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Cabarrus County Schools

Student Leadership Summit: Student leaders from Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College, Central Cabarrus, Cox Mill, Hickory Ridge, Mount Pleasant and Northwest Cabarrus high schools met at Afton Pizza and Pub recently to collaborate and network at the second annual Student Leadership Summit. During the summit, students planned for the King of the Court districtwide male volleyball tournament to benefit local breast cancer charities. After raising $28,000 during the past two years while at Jay M. Robinson High, the event will take place Oct. 14 at Hickory Ridge High School. Superintendent Chris Lowder spoke to the students about leadership and answered questions. Participating students included:

▪ Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College – Fisher Fullerton.

▪  Central Cabarrus – Kaylee Davis, student body president; Alex Vanderberg, student body vice president; Keely Curry, student body second vice president; Chloe Phares, student body secretary; Peden Williams, student body treasurer.

▪ Cox Mill – Thomas Diaz, student body president, and Gabe Stocker, senior class president.

▪ Hickory RidgeAnna Martina, senior class secretary, and Leah Woehr, student body president.

▪ Mount Pleasant – Chase Newmeyer, student body president; Matthew McDonald; Kailyn Sanderson and Rachel Davis, AWSUM Club leaders; Holly Christy, student body vice president and Merrick Rogers, student body secretary.

▪ Northwest Cabarrus – Hannah Wareham, student body president, and Kaleb Jenkins, student body vice president.

A.T. Allen Elementary

Summer Reading Program: The A.T. Allen Summer Reading Program runs 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays June 17-Aug. 5 in the school library. Parents can bring students to the program to check out books, earn prizes and hear stories.

Medications: Medications kept at the school must be picked up by a parent or guardian by noon June 11. No medicine can be left at school over the summer. Medicines not picked up by the deadline will be destroyed per the Cabarrus County Schools’ medication policy. Parents who are unable to pick up their child’s medicine should call nurse Tammy Alexander at 704-784-5188.

Harrisburg Elementary

Physical education camp: Fitness camps for elementary school-aged boys and girls, will be offered June 15-18 and June 22-25. Camp for rising first-graders will be 8-10 a.m. June 15-18 and will feature scooters, parachutes and more. Camp for rising second- and third-graders will be 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for boys and 2-4:30 p.m. for girls, both June 15-18, and will feature tagging games, power ball, scooter games and more. Camp for rising fourth- and fifth-graders will be 8:30-11 a.m. for boys and noon-2:30 p.m. for girls, both June 22-25. Activities will include games such as castle ball, surviror tag, space invaders and mission impossible. Activities take place in the air-conditioned gym at Harrisburg Elementary. Sessions are limited to 25 campers each. Cost is $75 for rising first-graders, $85 for other grades. T-shirts and health snacks are included. Sibling discounts and financial aid are available. To register, visit For details, email Scott Wolfe at

Hickory Ridge High

Softball camp: Softball camp will be offered 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 1-3:30 a.m. for age 11-rising freshmen June 22-25 at Hickory Ridge High. Instruction will cover fundamentals, hitting, bunting, catching, throwing, defensive play, pitching mechanics and base running. Cost is $75 in advance, $80 the first day of camp. Early registrants receive a camp T-shirt. For details, visit

Mount Pleasant High

Scholarship: Graduating senior Shannon Kindley is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association. Kindley plans to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in the fall and later transfer to N.C. State University to pursue a degree in agriculture. The scholarship award will be presented at the school June 12 during the baccalaureate program.

Northwest Cabarrus High

Baseball Camp: A baseball camp for rising first- through ninth-grade boys will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 6-9 in the Northwest Cabarrus High School gymnasium. The camp will cover fundamentals, hitting, bunting, catching, throwing, defensive play, pitching mechanics and base running. Cost is $90. For details, visit

Basketball camp: Basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be offered 8 a.m.-noon June 15-18 in the Northwest Cabarrus High School gymnasium. Fundamental skills, strategy, conditioning, techniques, individual development, team offense and defense for all skill levels will be emphasized. Cost is $70; a T-shirt is included. For details, visit

Freshman Transition Camp: Freshman Transition Camp for rising freshman for the 2015-2016 school year will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6 in the gym. Schedules will be distributed so students can tour the school, locate classrooms, meet the principal and upperclassmen, learn about athletics and clubs and more. Transportation will be provided. Registration is required. To register, fill out the form at h​t​t​p​s​:​/​/​d​o​c​s​.​g​o​o​g​l​e​.​c​o​m​/​f​o​r​m​s​/​d​/​1​S​F​m​C ​7​z​r​Q​-​k​y​1​G​B​K​l​r​Iy9thJIv3g7gkrEOvD7lEChBNg/viewform.

Kannapolis City Schools

Fred L. Wilson Elementary

End-of-the-year activities: The fourth-grade picnic will be held1 p.m. June 11. End-of-the-year awards ceremonies will be held as follows on June 12: Kindergarten and first grade, 8:30 a.m.; second and third grades, 9:45 a.m. Moving-up ceremonies will be held 11 a.m. prekindergarten and 1 p.m. fourth grade.