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Cabarrus County Schools

Road closures: Road closures and construction in Harrisburg will affect traffic and bus routes this school year. The road closures and detours may result in longer ride times for students on school buses and changes to bus stop locations.

The road and rail construction project under way is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Piedmont Improvement Program. The program is an initiative to upgrade highway and rail infrastructure and increase safety along the high-growth Raleigh-to-Charlotte corridor. Details:

Boger Elementary

Coffee chats: Principal Rick Seaford will host informational coffee chat events for parents this month. All start at 8:15 a.m.: Kindergarten, Sept. 10; first and second grades, Sept. 11; third grade, Sept. 12; fourth and fifth grades, Sept. 15. Parents will be able to chat with the principal, watch the Student News on CB-TV and ask questions.

PTO general meeting and curriculum night: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary

Boy Scout recruitment: A recruitment presentation and registration night for Boy Scouts will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 3.

Rocky River Elementary

School store: The school store is open 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays for kindergarten, first and second grades. It’s open at the same time Thursdays for third, fourth and fifth grades. The store carries erasers, pencils, notebook paper, folders and spirit wear and more.

Concord High

Dissertation presentation: Concord High School teacher Monica Lee-Currie was selected to present an abstract of her doctoral dissertation, “School is Your Job: A Case Study on School Leadership and Black Male Achievement,” at the University of California–Riverside’s Summer Global Conference on Education in August.

The international conference is dedicated to the advancement of theory and practices in education. Lee-Currie was one of 30 presenters representing Bahrain, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States. Her presentation discussed the research findings of her case study, which was based on the leadership team at Concord High School, and how the strategies used to improve high school graduation rates can serve as a model for other schools.

Cox Mill High

Meet the Teachers Night: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for parents and students.

Charger Challenge: The Cox Mill High Bible Teaching Association will host the Charger Challenge 5K Walk/Run and Fun Run starting at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Frank Liske Park on Stough Road in Concord, rain or shine. Registration runs 9:30-10:50 a.m. The Fun Run starts at 10:15 a.m. and the 5K starts at 11 a.m. Registration is $23 in advance and $25 on race day. A T-shirt is guaranteed to runners who register by Sept. 25. Proceeds will benefit the Cox Mill High Bible Teaching Association. For details visit or contact Leticia Dye at 704-305-3868 or