School news

Countryside Montessori School:

Countryside Montessori School will host Curriculum Night, focusing on math, on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Parents and the general public are welcome. Contact

Cannon School:

Cannon School's first homecoming weekend will be Oct. 21-22 at the school's campus in Concord.. Events will include a pep rally/bonfire, 5K race, crowning of the court and the football team's game against Carolina Pride.Details:

Davis Gossage, Wil Safrit, Katie Shaw and Emily Wheeler, Cannon School seniors, were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of 1.5 million entrants in the 2012 competition, the 4 seniors placed in the top 5 percent by taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College:

N.C. Rep. Larry Kissell has announced a $2 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant to RCCC for expansion and renovation of the Allied Health Sciences Building.

The Department of Commerce estimated that this capital project will create more than 100 new jobs in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. The grant will help RCCC meet the demand for trained health care workers.

Winthrop University:

Winthrop University Police Depart has instituted a laptop theft program available to faculty, staff and students. Operation C.L.A.W. allows the police to track a stolen computer. See campus police website for details.