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$5,000 donated to Jay M. Robinson for technology

Representatives of Windstream Communications planned to present a $5,000 check to Jay M. Robinson High School on Friday.

The school is the recipient of Windstream's Classroom Connections program Spirit Awards, and the money will be used towards updating classroom technology.

Jay M. Robinson High School was among many schools to submit a video expressing the need for a technology update. The videos with the most votes were selected as winners. To watch the winning videos, visit

Windstream representatives are driving across the country in a bright green 1953 truck, visiting schools and donating school supplies. The company provides broadband internet access, phone service, and Dish Network Digital Television. Another area winner was Lakeshore Elementary School in Mooresville, which won $25,000.

Admissions open houses

Cannon School: Open house for families exploring educational opportunities for students in grades junior kindergarten-12. 1 p.m. Nov. 6. 704-721-7199. Taylor Hall at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.

Davidson Day School: Open house at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 the Davidson Day auditorium. Questions? Call the admissions office at 704-237-5200 or e-mail Davidson Day School is at 750 Jetton St., Davidson, just off I-77 Exit 30.

Golf tournament for career and technical education

Tournament: Captain's choice, four-person team, tournament at Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville on Nov. 2. Registration: 11 a.m., shotgun starts at noon. To register, contact Jerry Hathcock at Concord High School, 704-786-4161, Ext. 548. Tournament coordinators are Chuck White at Northwest Cabarrus High and Mark McSwain at Hickory Ridge High. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Hickory Ridge High

Craft Show: Hickory Ridge's second craft bazaar is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13. The math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, is hosting the show to raise money for the club and the school. The show will be inside the school. Those interested in securing a booth for the show need to complete a registration form and return it to Lindsay Kay Gryziec by Nov. 10. To get the form, visit the school's website at

Scholars: Twenty -three students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award. Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award. Of this year's award recipients, four students are sophomores or juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

Jay M. Robinson High

Community yard sale: Band boosters plan a community yard sale from 7-11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the school. Gates open to vendors at 6 a.m., and parking spaces will be sold for $20 for four spaces. Vendors do not have to reserve a spot ahead of time. All funds from the sale of spaces go to the bands of J.M. Robinson. Questions? E-mail

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Nurse Aide I Training Program: Classes are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2-Dec. 9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Upon completion, participants are prepared to take the state approved written examination and demonstration of competency skills to be placed on the North Carolina NAI Registry. Enrollment in the Nurse Aide I Training Program is limited to 20 students. To apply, the continuing education registration form available online at should be completed. Tuition for the Nurse Aide I training program is $411. Books cost approximately $60. Details: 704-403-3207.