Compiled by Gina Smith
Cabarrus County Schools
Back-to-school website: Cabarrus County Schools has set up a dedicated Web page for back-to-school information at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/backtoschool. The site includes details about academic calendars, transportation, bell schedules, report card and progress report dates, open house events and more.
Shoe distribution event: Samaritan’s Feet will host a shoe distribution event for children and youths 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Logan Recreation Center, 184 Booker Ave., Concord. Volunteers will distribute 500 pairs of shoes for school. Dental screenings and kindergarten physicals and immunizations will be provided at the event. Sports physicals will be scheduled, and students can receive free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies. For details or to volunteer, contact Teresa Gray at 704-786-6183 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Wilma King at 704-777-1920. To schedule kindergarten physicals and immunizations, call 704-792-2239.
Host families: The Council on International Educational Exchange is seeking host families in Charlotte and surrounding counties for international high school students arriving in August 2014. Host families bring high school exchange student into their homes for five or 10-month periods. For details, contact Trish Hasty at 704-661-4765 or email@example.com or visit www.ciee.org/highschool.
Kindergarten orientation sessions: Kindergarten camp orientation sessions for rising kindergarteners will be held 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20-21. The sessions are designed to prepare children for their first full day of kindergarten. Children need to bring a bag lunch. Details: www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/Domain/9.
Cox Mill Elementary
Football night: Cox Mill Elementary Night at the Cox Mill High School vs. Mount Pleasant High School football game is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Cox Mill High’s stadium. Tailgate starts at 5:30 p.m., and the game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Dive into School Camp: A free camp for students entering kindergarten – second grade this fall at Winecoff Elementary who live at Brooke Pointe Apartments will be held 9-11 a.m. Aug. 18-21 in the Brooke Pointe Apartments Community Room, 1445 Fairington Drive NW, Concord. Students will participate in hands-on activities, build home libraries from book bins, receive guided reading instruction and learn through digital tools. Snacks will be provided. Students will receive free books. Details: www.facebook.com/winecoffelem/timeline.
C.C. Griffin Middle
Dress code decisions: C.C. Griffin Middle School Leadership Team, comprised of teachers, administrators, clerical staff and parent volunteers, has been considering the possibility of implementing a uniform code of dress since the spring of 2014. Based on the feedback received, the team has decided to extend the decision-making process through January 2015 but has adjusted the existing dress code slightly. For the updated Dress Code Guidelines for 2014-2015, visit www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/Domain/27. Guidelines are also available in the front office.
Kannapolis City Schools
Woodrow Wilson Elementary
Open house: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 23. Open to rising prekindergarten to fourth grade students and their families. Registration is open for all students. Enrollment packets are available 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday in the front office.