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Central Cabarrus High

Freshman orientation: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 23, followed by a parent open house from 6-7 p.m.

Senior pictures: Through Aug. 15 in the auxiliary gym. Appointment cards were sent out prior to photo sessions.

School Supplies

Verizon Wireless: Donate school supplies through Aug. 15 at area Verizon Wireless stores, which will be distributed by local organizations that serve underprivileged and low-income youth. Participants include Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs, but Communities In Schools will serve Cabarrus County residents. Needed supplies include No. 2 pencils, magic markers, colored pencils, plastic rulers, spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, white glue, dry erase markers, pocket folders, construction paper, pencil bags, erasers, index cards and children's scissors. Verizon's participating Concord location is at 8603 Concord Mills Blvd.

Miami Baptist Church: Miami Baptist Church will host a back-to-school event 1-5 p.m. Aug. 13 at 6701 Miami Church Road. Event organizers are looking to collect school supplies for 100 children. Needed items include backpacks, folders, notebooks, pens and pencils. Monetary donations also will be accepted. 704-467-6031.

Concord High

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

Cox Mill High

Back to school night: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Returning students may pick up schedules starting at 5:30 p.m. and walk the school. New students will arrive at 6 p.m. for a short orientation session in the auditorium before picking up schedules.

Open house: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Mount Pleasant High

Freshman camp: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11. All freshmen invited. Students will receive their schedules and attend all 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 on 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.

Concord Middle

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

Mount Pleasant Middle

Mandatory parent meeting: 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. Contact Shelly Edwards, admission assistant.

First day of school: Aug. 15.

Back to school night: Lower school back to school night 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 18 in Taylor Hall. Contact Michelle Alexander, head of lower school.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Pints for Pencils: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Classroom Central are joining forces for a two-month campaign called Pints for Pencils. For each blood donation in August and September, CBCC will donate $1 for school supplies to Classroom Central.