School news

If you would like to have an announcement included in School news, send your news release and photos to

Cannon School

College aid seminar: Cannon School invites parents to its Concord campus Thursday, Dec. 9, to learn strategies to cover the rising costs of college through scholarships and financial aid. The "Funding a College Education" event takes place in Taylor Hall beginning 7 p.m.

Cox Mill High

West Point representative: A representative from West Point Military Academy will be on campus during fourth period at 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 22 to meet with students interested in applying and learning more about the academy. If you are interested, sign up in the S3 office by Nov. 17.

Jay M. Robinson High

Sports passes: All Family Sports Passes are still being sold by the Jay M Robinson Booster Club for $145 per family. These passes are good for admission to all sporting events throughout the year and can be used by all family members, except students who attend Jay M Robinson. Students who attend Jay M Robinson should purchase an individual All Season Sports Pass. For more information about these passes and other Booster Club news, please visit the Jay M. Robinson Booster Club website:

Students recognized for blood drives

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas: The Community Blood Center recently announced the winners of its "2010 Saving Summer Scholarship" program, in which area high school and college students held a combined 39 blood drives and collected 1,100 units of blood. The center awarded three $1,000 scholarships for the top three performing CBCC blood drives between June and September 2010: The Katelyn Weeks Student Drive In Memory of Kyle Allen. Held by Katelyn Weeks of Stanfield, the drive - which collected 126 units of blood - was held in honor of her cousin Kyle Allen. The Friendship Christian Church Drive held by Brandon Neely and Ashley Burris of Gastonia collected 54 units. Neely and Burris will split the scholarship prize and each receive $500. The Tori Brigman Student Drive held by Tori Brigman of Harrisburg collected 53 units. For more information on how your student or school can receive a blood drive, contact CBCC at 704-972-4700.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Open house: Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is hosting an open house for prospective students Thursday, from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Representatives from admissions, financial aid, the registrar and faculty from each program will be available to meet with prospective students. Tours of the college will also be offered. The application for admission and other enrollment information are available online at For more information contact the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Office of Admissions at 704-403-1556.

Central Cabarrus High

Planetarium fund: Representatives from the class reunions of CCHS 1973-1977 recently presented a check to the CCHS Planetarium Fund. The planetarium - which currently is not in operation - will benefit all schools in Cabarrus County and other counties when it returns to full operation. Central Cabarrus is the only high school in North Carolina that has a planetarium.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Art exhibition: The public is invited to view the artwork of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students at the Fifth-Annual RCCC Student Autumn Exhibition, now through Nov. 20. Hosted and supported by the Rowan Arts Council, pieces in the RCCC Autumn Exhibition are on display at the Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., in Salisbury.