School news

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


Toys for Tots: N.C. Rep. Larry Kissell announced his Concord office will serve as a drop off site for the 2011 Toys for Tots program. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted at 325 McGill Avenue, Suite 500, Concord. Details: 704-786-1612.

Personnel change: Greg Hall, principal at Mount Pleasant Middle, was appointed principal of Jay M. Robinson High School, replacing Beverly Mack, who became principal of the Opportunity School in November. Cannon School: Open house, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. in Taylor Hall. Details:

Students donated more than 800 new gifts for underprivileged children during the school's annual Project Wrap-In.

Hickory Ridge High: The bands collected more than 100 toys for Operation Toy Drop, a philanthropic project in which Ft. Bragg paratroopers distribute toys to underprivileged children and social service agencies. Band members delivered the toys to Fort Bragg on Dec. 9 to observe the 1,800 paratroopers jump event. The students were taught on-board airborne operations protocol and learned chute recovery techniques under Jumpmaster supervision.