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Literacy Curriculum events: 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 5. The meetings, open to all families, will offer literacy tips and help parents with questions about apps and where their children should be in their learning.
Box tops: Cornelius families brought in more than 6,700 box tops in the recent I Heart Box Tops contest, raising $670 for the school.
Video contest winners: A public service announcement video on pedestrian safety by eighth-graders Jamison Ishihara and Elijah Kidd recently won the Moment of Silence Middle School contest sponsored by Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg. The contest is designed to raise awareness of walking safety among youth. Participants had to answer the question, “How would you tell your friends to put down their phones when crossing the street?” by producing a 60-second storyboard or video. Teacher Debbie Gresham paired Jamison and Elijah as a team for the project. Jamison and Elijah each received a $100 gift card and a certificate. Their entry will be submitted to the nationwide contest, and local safety departments will use the video in their safety programming. The national winners’ video will be professionally produced. To watch the Bradley Middle School PSA, visit http://bit.ly/1D7Kgvm.
Interest meeting: The National Honor Society will hold a new member interest meeting at 2:30 p.m. March 5 in the Media Center. All 10th- and 11th-graders who are interested in applying for membership and did not attend the previous meeting should plan to be there.
Family Dine Around Night: 4-9 p.m. March 4, Carrburritos, 445 S. Main .St, Davidson. Money raised from the event will support the Hough High bands.
Orchestra news: Thirteen Hough High orchestra students performed in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Honors Orchestra concert recently at Mallard Creek High School, where members were chosen for the 2015 North Carolina Western Regional Orchestra. Members selected are Maggie Ashby, viola; Brooke Lackey, viola; Meredith Steele, cello; and Emma Beard, bass.
North Mecklenburg High
Information session: An information session and school tour for future International Baccalaureate program participants will be held 7:30-8:30 a.m. March 6 at the school.
Lincoln County Schools
East Lincoln High
Hygiene drive: The East Lincoln High HOSA group is hosting a hygiene drive through the Ronald McDonald House. Donations of personal hygiene items such as shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and more can be brought to Room 21.