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Mooresville Graded School District
Kindergarten registration: The Mooresville Graded School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year f9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Representatives from all three of the district’s elementary schools will be there along with school nurses and representatives from the transportation department. Parents should bring a certified copy of their child’s birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of Mooresville residency, such as a current utility bill, home purchase or lease agreement, driver’s license or a recent bank or credit card statement. A child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2015, to register. North Carolina law requires parents to provide an up-to-date immunization certificate and completed Kindergarten Health Assessment form for school entry. Parents should schedule an appointment with their child’s health-care provider or the Iredell County Health Department at 704-664-5281. For details, call the Mooresville Graded School District Central Office at 704-658-2530.
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Above and beyond: Mooresville Intermediate School’s cafeteria manager, Wendy Salmond, recently received the Mooresville Graded School District’s Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award for February. Salmond’s school’s principal, Chris Gammon, and assistant principal, Tammy Russ, nominated her for the award, citing efforts including coordinating breakfast for students on delayed schedule days, serving coffee at monthly All-Pro Dads meetings and participating with the school’s Girls on the Run program and running in the program’s Final 5K Run at Catawba College in December.
Teacher certifications: At its February board of education meeting, the Mooresville Graded School District recognized five teachers who received their National Board Certification and eight teachers who renewed their certification. National Board Certification is a yearlong process that required developing a 75-page portfolio and over 100 hours of work. Newly certified teachers are: Barbara Huth, Robyn Justice, Lindsay Knippenberg, Karen Martin, and Tracey Waid. Teachers with renewed certifications are: Debbie Hauff, Allison Long, Misty Loden, Christina Nuss, Debbie Page, William Powell, Stephen Stith and Penny Tucker.
Global projects: Second-grade teachers Cheryl McCrorey and Erin Micklow recently hosted a Global Skype Night event that allowed their students an opportunity to skype with classes in eight countries, including Vietnam, Pakistan and New Zealand. The sessions were conducted as “Mystery Skypes,” where students asked questions and tried to guess where each class was. The second-graders are also participating in a global book study project called 1 Book, 1 World. McCrorey has made contacts with other teachers around the world through blogs and Twitter, and is coordinating to read and study a book, “Melonhead,” with classrooms around the U.S. and in other countries via Skype, blogging, Twitter and Edmodo. For details on the project, visit http://1book1world.blogspot.com/ .
New assistant principal: Ayana Robinson will join Mooresville Graded School District as the new assistant principal for South Elementary on March 2. Robinson previously worked in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.
Heart disease fundraiser: Brawley parents who make a $25 donation in their child’s name can win one free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket to the March 11 Charlotte Hornets game against the Sacramento Kings. Children whose parents make a donation will also receive a free dress code day pass and a chance to take a shot on the Hornets’ playing floor on March 11. Grade levels that raise $1,000 or more will receive an additional free dress code day pass for the entire grade level. Donations are due by Feb. 28. To donate, visit: www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1116302&team=6158214.
Lake Norman Elementary
Pride Lines: Pride Lines are on sale through Feb. 27 for the 2014-2015 Lake Norman Elementary yearbook. Pride Lines are full-color messages that can include handwritten or typed text, drawings or photos. The cost is $10 for a 2.25-inch by 2.25-inch box. Details are at: http://iss.schoolwires.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=12966&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=96337&PageID=13657. To order a yearbook, visit: www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html
Spirit Day: 4-9 p.m. Feb. 26, Sports Page, 128 Argus Lane, Mooresville. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of all food sales during this time to the school.
Lake Norman High
Scholastics Art and Writing Awards: Gold Key winners of the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards at Lake Norman High include Emily Forcino, Faye Lazarz, Karinna Montoya, Rachael Nasoff, Mackenzie Patrick and Rachel Simon. Silver Key winners are Lauren Rapier and Shannon Gress. Gold Key Award-winning work is on exhibit at the Knight Gallery in Spirit Square through March 8. The Silver Key Exhibit is at the Mint Museum through March 1. Gold Key winners will continue to the national competition. Results will be announced in March.
Herter-O’Neal Scholarship: Current and enrolling college students in North Carolina may now apply for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association’s Herter-O’Neal Scholarship. The $750 scholarship is for students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field. Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. The annual scholarship honors Edith Herter and Frances O’Neal, founding members of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association. For details or to request an application, contact Joyce Dorsey at 704-736-8452 or email@example.com.