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Candy fundraiser: Jodi Salmon’s sixth-grade students are hosting a candy basket raffle to raise money to aid earthquake and avalanche victims in Nepal. Students will sell raffle tickets 8-8:30 a.m. in the hall May 29. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn on June 1. Money raised will benefit the needy in Nepal, and Alpine Ascents International will match all funds raised. The students decided to hold the fundraiser after connecting via Skype for a class project with a Sherpa at Base Camp Everest who lost his home and many friends and family members in the disasters. For details about Alpine Ascents International, visit http://alpineascentsinternational.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/y/365D847E8CBB891E/47039FA926DF162DCE63909E3969C05F
Youth volleyball camp: Mooresville High School is sponsoring a youth volleyball camp for rising sixth- through eighth-graders 8-11 a.m. June 22-24 in the high school’s gym. The cost is $50 per person. The deadline to register is May 29. Campers registered by the deadline will receive a T-shirt. The camp is designed for players of all skill levels. For details on how to register, visit www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/page.cfm?p=2531&newsid=118.
Coddle Creek Elementary
Spirit wear sale: All spirit wear T-shirts are $2 each, cash only, until the end of the school year or all stock is sold. Youth and adult sizes with both the coyote logo and paw logs are available. Sweatshirts and hoodies have already sold out. Details: http://coddlecreekpto.org/upcoming-events/.
Powder puff game: The seventh-grade girls will challenge the eighth-grade girls in a powder puff flag football game 4 p.m. June 4. The half-time show will include a cheerleading performance by Brawley’s male football players and the school’s principal. The event is open to all ages and will serve as a fundraiser for the Student Support Services Fund, which provides clothing, health, services and programs for at-risk youth; alcohol and drug education; and opportunities for students to enhance their emotional, physical and social well-being.
Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor end-of-grade tests May 28 and June 2-3. For details and to sign up, visit http://iss.schoolwires.com/Domain/387.
Career Day: Volunteers are needed to speak to eighth-grade students about their jobs during Lakeshore Middle’s Career Day, 1-3 p.m. June 5. Speakers will need to volunteer for about one hour. For details or to sign up, visit http://iss.schoolwires.com/Domain/387.
Lake Norman High
College workshops: The Real Counselors of Lake Norman are presenting a series of free lunchtime workshops on college application and financial aid planning to students and parents May 27-29 in the auditorium. The workshops are open to students in all grade levels, but juniors are particularly encouraged to attend. During Smart Lunch A on May 27, students can attend “Back That App Up: Completing College Applications.” During Smart Lunch B on May 28, students can attend “I Got 99 Payments and a Loan is One: A Guide to Financial Aid.” Parents are invited to a cram session on college 11:15 a.m.-noon May 29. Parent attendees will have a chance to win free Kaplan SAT and ACT test preparation materials. Details are available in the guidance office.
South Iredell High
Freshman Summer Transition Camp: Rising ninth-graders may attend a Freshman Summer Transition Camp 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11-12 at the school. Students will have a chance to tour the campus and meet teachers and other students.
Stadium field naming: Cannon School will name their stadium field the Randy Marion Field in honor of Randy Marion, who gave a gift of $250,000 to help fund the new turf field project that will install this summer. Betty and Randy Marion have six grandchildren who attend Cannon School. The announcement follows a September dedication ceremony in which Cannon School unveiled the new Randy Marion Family Field House. The Randy Marion Family Field House serves as a permanent welcome center with a press box, restrooms and concession stand for sports fans and visitors to Cannon’s 65-acre campus on Poplar Tent Road. The Marions gave a gift of $500,000 to name the Field House as part of Cannon’s $7.4 million Building Bright Futures Capital Campaign. The new turf field will complete Cannon’s athletic complex. In addition to the field house, over the past eight years, the school has installed new stadium lights, seating, a track and a strength training center.