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Cabarrus County Schools

Principal assignments: Cabarrus County Schools Superintendent Barry Shepherd announced some changes in principal assignments. Lynn Rhymer, principal at Northwest Cabarrus High will become principal at Central Cabarrus High. She takes the post held by Natasha Thompson, who has resigned from Cabarrus County Schools. Mike Jolley, assistant principal of instruction at Hickory Ridge High will become principal at Northwest Cabarrus High. Jolley worked as a teacher and a coach at Northwest Cabarrus earlier in his career. Changes went into effect Aug. 10.

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 an orientation session in the auditorium before picking up schedules to walk the building.

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

Auto Bell

Scholarships: Autobell Car Wash Inc. recently awarded 131 employees its 2011 academic scholarships toward the college or university of their choice, with this year's gifts totaling $91,500. This year's local recipients are: Evan Dunbar of Kannapolis, who will attend N.C. State; Matthew Hastings of Midland, attending UNC Charlotte; Ludwig Ossowski of Concord, attending UNC Charlotte; Orane Ossowski of Concord, attending UNC Charlotte and Collin Wilson of Concord, attending Central Piedmont Community College.


Winning schools: Three Cabarrus County Schools won a national video contest through the Big Lots Lots2Give campaign. The campaign awarded $100,000 to 35 schools across the country. Royal Oaks Elementary, Wolf-Meadow Elementary and Coltrane-Webb Elementary won cash prizes. Royal Oaks received more than $5,400 while Wolf Meadow and Coltrane-Webb received more than $2,400 for their entries. Each schools' winning videos can be viewed on the Cabarrus County Schools website.

Hickory Ridge High

School time reminders: School ends at 2:15 p.m., when students should clear the building unless directly supervised. No check-outs will be permitted after 2 p.m.

Mobile phone policy: Phones should be turned off and out of sight. Violators will have phones confiscated. No electronic devices will be allowed between 7:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.