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Compiled by Gina Smith

East Mooresville Intermediate School

Father/Daughter Dance: 7 p.m. April 24 at the school.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks can be pre-ordered online until May 15. A limited number of yearbooks will be available for sale in the main office when they are delivered during the last week of school. To pre-order, visit www.jostens.com.

Mooresville High

Senior project judges: Community members are needed to volunteer as judges for senior projects 3-5 p.m. May 20. Judges must also attend a one-hour training session offered at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. May 14 in room 120 on the main campus. Judges who have previously attended a training are not required to repeat it. As members of the Senior Project Review Board, panels of three to four judges will view student portfolios, listen to their 15-minute oral presentations and ask them questions. All senior English students at Mooresville High School are required to participate in a senior project as part of their graduation requirements. Each student chooses a topic, researches it, writes a paper and does a minimum of 15 hours of hands-on learning about the topic. They then create a digital portfolio of their learning experience. A reception will immediately follow the presentations. For details, contact Colleen Kennedy at 704-658-2573 or mhsseniorproject@mgsd.k12.nc.us.

Ocean exploration project: Mooresville High School science teacher Lindsay Knippenberg was recently selected by the Ocean Exploration Trust to be a lead science communication fellow and will sail with the Nautilus Exploration Program during its 2015 expedition season. Knippenberg will sail on Exploration Vessel Nautilus June 8-July 8 as the team explores hydrothermal vents and other deep-sea features surrounding the Galapagos Islands. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, will be onboard during the expedition, and the ship will visit the site where Ballard and his team discovered hydrothermal vents for the first time in 1977. Knippenberg and the other scientists will communicate via live interactions with shore-based audiences and through Nautilus Live, a 24-hour live web portal. Follow Knippenberg’s adventure starting June 8 at www.nautiluslive.org and via social media at Nautilus Live on Facebook, @EVNautilus on Twitter and NautilusLive on Instagram.

AP Boot Camp: Mooresville High will host its fourth annual AP Boot Camp for students new to the Advanced Placement program 8:15 a.m.-noon Aug. 10-12. Returning AP students are also welcomed. For details, contact Lisa Valentine at lisavalentine@mgsd.k12.nc.us.

N.F. Woods Advanced Technology and Arts Center

SkillsUSA honors: The N.F. Woods SkillsUSA Chapter took a large group of students to the Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase March 16 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro. Of the 56 students who competed in various skills contests, 41 members brought home medals. Also, student Tucker Key was elected as a SkillsUSA Regional Officer during the conference.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Snow make-up day: Because of the number of hours missed because of inclement weather this school year, schools will extend the early-release day by one hour on April 22. The school day will run 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on that day. This is one extra hour compared to a normal early-release day. The additional hour will allow all schools to meet the seat time requirement established by the state. The second snow make-up day will be on June 12.

Troutman Elementary

Jump Rope for Heart: This year’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign at Troutman Elementary earned nearly $8,030 for the American Heart Association. The school held its Jump Rope for Heart events in early March.

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: whepto.org or www.facebook.com/whepto

Brawley Middle

Football parent meeting: 6:30 p.m. May 4, cafeteria. Parents of rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders wishing to play football next school year at Brawley can attend to learn about the Summer Skills Camp and tryouts. Details: http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/184

South Iredell High

South Iredell Softball Camp: A softball skills camp for rising fourth- through eighth-graders will be held 9 a.m.-noon July 13-15 at South Iredell High. Early registration is $50; registration on the first day of camp will be $65. Early registration can be mailed to: South Iredell High School, Attn: Coach Guessford, 299 Old Mountain Road, Statesville, NC 28677. Details: www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/3079

Cannon School

Fundraising success: Cannon School raised more than $30,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by participating in the JDRF Walk for a Cure on April 10. Students, parents, faculty and staff members participated in events such as penny wars and spirit days throughout a two-week period that led up to the walk. School nurse Brenda Newman organized the event. It was the first year for the school to participate in the fundraiser.

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