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Compiled by Gina Smith

Mooresville Graded School District

East Mooresville Intermediate

Cheerleading tryouts: Sixth-grade girls interested in cheerleading at Mooresville Middle School can pick up an application in Jill Conley's room any time before March 31.

Evening with the Art: 6 p.m. March 26

Mooresville Middle

Cheerleading tryouts: 5-7 p.m. April 6, 7 and 8 in the gymnasium. A formal evaluation by outside judges will be held at 3 p.m. April 9. For details, visit www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/cf_news/view.cfm?newsid=99.

Parent Night: A Parent Night for parents of rising seventh graders will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the gymnasium.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Coddle Creek Elementary

Restaurant Night: 5-8 p.m. March 31, Chik-fil-A, 457 River Highway, Mooresville. A percentage of the night’s sales will support the school.

Lakeshore Middle

Battle of the Books champions: A student team from Lakeshore Middle School won the 2015 Iredell-Statesville School System Competition, bringing home the school’s third championship in three years. All nine of Iredell-Statesville Schools’ middle schools competed in the annual competition at the Unity Center in Statesville on March 10. Each school competes in a total of 16 rounds.

Lakeshore Middle won 13 rounds and tied three. A perfect round receives a score of 18, but with the opportunity for bonus points if the opposing team misses a question. Lakeshore Middle finished the day with an average score of 18.9. The Lakers are coached by library media specialist Joan Milliken. The Lakers team advances to compete at the regionals competition against the top teams from 18 counties on April 14. The winner of the regional competition will advance to state tournament. In 2014, the Lakeshore Middle team won regionals and took third place at the state competition.

Lake Norman High

Run to Honor 5K: The Lake Norman High School Student Council, National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America will sponsor the inaugural Lake Norman Run to Honor 5K and Half-Mile Fun Run on March 28 at Lake Norman High. Proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society. Registration is available by searching for “Lake Norman Run to Honor” at www.active.com. Signups are also available during SmartLunch in the commons starting through March 25. Registration including participant T-shirt is $20 per individual or $40 for a family of five or fewer. Details are available at www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/2732.

Outdoor classroom grant: The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation recently awarded a $12,000 grant to the Lake Norman High School PTSA for the school’s outdoor classroom initiative. The funds from the grant will support the school’s SMART Lunch program (Students Maximizing Achievement, Relationships and Time) by providing outdoor spaces for individuals and small groups to gather for academic and extracurricular activities during the hourlong lunch block. The grant also expands an ongoing project between the school’s agriculture and culinary programs through the permanent installation of garden areas. Students in both programs will use the gardens to grow fresh vegetables and herbs for culinary class use. To apply for a Lowe’s hometown grant, visit http://responsibility.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/.

South Iredell High

Hometown Hero: The Charles G Monnett III & Associates law firm recently selected South Iredell High French teacher Bonnie Estes as the winner of its February Hometown Hero award. Estes plans to use the $250 prize to enroll her students in an upcoming conference. Monthly Hometown Hero award winners each receive $250 to use for classroom supplies and a Domino's Pizza Party for his or her class. Anyone from the community may nominate and vote for their favorite teacher by visiting www.carolinalaw.com.

Cannon School

Webcast series: Cannon School’s Jazz Program is hosting a new monthly jazz webcast concert series in its Performing Arts Center at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Performances will be streamed live from the stages of Lincoln Center in New York City to be experienced on the school’s giant screen and through its new sound system. The performances will each center on a theme and feature a different group of internationally known jazz musicians. Each show will be preceded by a 30-minute primer from Cannon School’s director of jazz, Brad Davis, providing history and context for the music. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and all event are open to the public. The concerts are suitable for all ages.

Concerts are scheduled as follows:

▪ March 27. Clarinetist/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and his band - Around the Americas. An exploration of South America and composers such as Ernesto Lecuona, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Raphael Hernandez and Chucho Valdez.

▪ April 24. John Scofield and Taj Mahal celebrate Muddy Waters.

▪ May 15. Saxophone master Wayne Shorter with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra celebrating Shorter’s contributions to jazz.

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