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Compiled by Gina Smith

Park View Elementary

All Pro Dads breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m. April 17, cafeteria.

Mooresville Middle

Parent education opportunity: John Letterhos, a member of the Charlotte FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, will present a discussion for Mooresville Middle School parents on “Online Safety and Cyber Bullying” at 7 p.m. May 11 in the gym. The presentation will focus on real cases that Letterhos has investigated in which children were victimized by online predators. Letterhos will also discuss some popular social media apps and offer ideas and methods for keeping middle school students safe in the digital world.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Battle of the Books winners: The district recently held its annual Battle of the Books competitions for elementary and middle school students. In the middle school division, Lakeshore Middle School claimed the championship for the third year in a row. North Iredell Middle School placed second and Brawley Middle School followed in third. In the elementary school division, Coddle Creek Elementary School was named champion. Union Grove Elementary School placed second and third place was awarded to East Iredell Elementary School. The middle school students read up to 28 books with the district winner moving on to the regional competition and possibly a state competition as well. Elementary school students read up to 18 books with the winner advancing to the regional competition only. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature.

Coddle Creek Elementary

Family Night: Coddle Creek Elementary will host Family Night at the Kannapolis Intimidators baseball game on May 1 at the ball field at 2888 Moose Road, Kannapolis. Gates open 6 p.m., first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Principal C. Brian Foster will throw the first pitch of the game. Tickets for Coddle Creek families are $7 per person for reserved seating. Tickets must be ordered by April 25. Parking is $2 per car, payable at the event. Details:

Lake Norman Elementary

Kindergarten registration: Registration day for rising kindergarteners at Lake Norman Elementary is at 9 a.m. April 24. Registration packets are available at the school or at Details: 704-662-8261.

Woodland Heights Elementary

Spring Fling FUNdraiser: The PTO will hold the Spring Fling FUNdraiser 5-8 p.m. April 24. The family-friendly event will include an auction, raffles, food trucks, carnival games, a cake walk, a dance party and more. Details: or

Lake Norman High

Spring Cleanup Day: The PTSA will hold its annual Spring Cleanup Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25. The rain date is noon-4 p.m. April 26. Projects will include building raised garden beds in the atrium, rehabilitating the shed near the mobile classrooms, cleaning and organizing the greenhouse and maintaining the gardens and shrubs around the school. Volunteers are encouraged to bring any tools necessary for their chosen task, such as gardening tools, power tools, trimmers, paint brushes, gloves, etc. Water and snacks will be provided. Those with experience landscaping, garden building, building repairs, roofing or painting, are asked to consider volunteering as a crew leader. Forms will be provided to validate community service hours for students. Registration is required. Details and registration:

Cannon School

Scholarship: Cannon School senior Jack Amoroso recently earned the Morehead-Cain scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill. The Morehead-Cain scholarship program was established in 1945 as the nation’s first merit scholarship program. The four-year scholarship provides full tuition, fees, housing, meals, books, a laptop computer and supplies. It also includes a four-year summer enrichment program. Amoroso has been at Cannon School since 2012. He won the Ginger R. Holloway Interdisciplinary Research Paper Award in 2014, is president of the Model United Nations and is a member of the math, history, French and English honor societies. He is also cyclist who has participated in several long-distance cycling events, including Apogee’s “America Coast to Coast” tour in 2013, and is a starting outfielder on Cannon’s varsity baseball team. He is the son of Michele and Greg Amoroso of Charlotte.

No Makeup Day: On April 14, Cannon School’s Upper School held its third No Makeup Day event. The annual initiative was started by Cannon School students Victoria Bliss, Johanna Bloomquist and Sydney Frankenberg as a Girl Scout project aimed at boosting girls’ self-esteem. On No Makeup Day, students are encouraged to come to school with no makeup. Female students are also asked to submit photos of themselves that are posted in the library. Other students are asked to write compliments on sticky notes to place on each girl’s picture. Other elements of this year’s event included a discussion among all members of the Upper School, both male and female, and a performance of Colbie Caillat’s hit “Try” by Cannon School’s female a capella group, The Acabellas.