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Cabarrus County Schools

School Choice information: Parents of students enrolled in Title I schools in School Improvement will receive information in the mail regarding school choice options for the 2011-12 school year. The No Child Left Behind legislation requires school options for Title I schools that fall into the category of school improvement. Applications must be delivered in person or by mail by Aug. 10 to Cabarrus County Schools Central office, 4401 Old Airport Road, P.O. Box 388, Concord, N.C., 28025. Pairings for the school year can be found on the district website or call 704-786-6191 for details.

First day: The first day of school for students in Cabarrus County Schools is Aug. 25.

Hickory Ridge High

Tennis coach: The athletic department is searching for a girls' tennis coach. Interested applicants may contact Athletic Director Adam Despot at Tennis players should visit the school's website for updates regarding practices.

Physicals: Students trying out for sports and/or attending summer workouts must have a current physical on file. For details or to download a form, visit the school's website.

Concord High

Open house: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

Cox Mill High

Open house: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

Mount Pleasant High

Freshman camp: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11. All freshmen are invited. Students will receive their schedules and will attend all of their classes, including lunch, to see where each classroom is. Students may also meet with teachers and learn about supplies.

Freshman parent night: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 For parents of freshmen who want to learn about the high school experience. Learn about procedures and expectations.

Schedule pickup: Freshman can pick up schedules at Freshman Camp, Aug. 11. Other students, including freshman, can pick up schedules 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

Open house: Sept. 29.

Hickory Ridge Middle

Maverick club: The Maverick Community Club is collecting 11-ounce coffee cans to create banks for the Clean Water Project, which will begin in the fall. Coffee cans may be dropped off at the school office during the summer or when school resumes in August.

Open house: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22.

Concord Middle

Open house: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22

Mount Pleasant Middle

Mandatory parent meeting: A mandatory meeting for parents of all students interested in trying out for seventh- or eighth-grade football or softball must attend the meeting 6 p.m. Aug. 15 in the auditorium. All athletic paperwork should be completed by this date. Forms are available on the school's website under the School Documents tab.

Cannon School

Orientation: New student orientation will take place 8 am.-12 p.m. Aug. 12 in Taylor Hall. For details, contact Shelly Edwards, admission assistant.

Middle school sports: Begin Aug. 8

High school sports: Begin Aug. 1.

Fall sport meeting: Parent meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Boswell Gym.

Senior picture day: Aug. 10-11.