Lake Norman & Mooresville

School news: Iredell County

(Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy graduated its first class of seniors, from left, Melina Sauser, salutatorian; Eric Katsamas, valedictorian; Jacob Robinson, Reed Petersen and Mikala Croom.
(Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy graduated its first class of seniors, from left, Melina Sauser, salutatorian; Eric Katsamas, valedictorian; Jacob Robinson, Reed Petersen and Mikala Croom. LIBERTY PREPATORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Mooresville Graded School District

Groundbreaking: On June 5, community members and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Mooresville High School project that will include a new gymnasium and auditorium and a complete renovation of Mooresville High School. Renovations are also planned for the school’s Magnolia Annex, which will allow classes at the N.F. Woods campus to be moved to the Magnolia Annex. The updates will eliminate the necessity of busing between campuses throughout the day. The total cost of the proposed project is $40 million dollars. Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Mark Edwards introduced community members and officials at the ceremony who were key in helping pass the bond last November to fund the project.

Mooresville High

New flower garden: Lindsay Knippenberg’s Environmental Earth Science students led a community outreach project that resulted in a new flower garden at the school’s main entrance in memory of longtime Mooresville High bookkeeper Kay Bowles, who died this school year. Students from the Learning Lab also participated in the planting activities. The following students worked to get funding for the project from Lowe’s and spent a Saturday planting: Chris Caruso, Colton Pierce, Nick Pianovich, Allison Johnson, Bryan Izzo, Cody Threet and Elizabeth Underwood.

Youth volleyball camp: Volleyball camp for rising sixth- through eighth-grade girls will be offered 8-11 a.m. June 22-24 in the main gym at Mooresville High. For details, visit

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Lake Norman Elementary

Summer office hours: The school office will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays June 16-July 31.

Shepherd Elementary

Kindergarten celebration: The kindergarten moving-up celebration will be held at 8:45 a.m. June 11 in the gym. Only two adults are allowed per child due to fire code restrictions. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Fifth-grade ceremony: A promotion ceremony for fifth-graders will be held 10:30 a.m. June 11 in the gym. Doors open 10:15 a.m. Two adults are allowed per child because of fire code restrictions.

Brawley Middle

Powder Puff Game rescheduled: Brawley Middle School’s Powder Puff Football Game was rescheduled to 4 p.m. June 10. The seventh-grade girls will play flag football against the eighth-grade girls. Also, Brawley’s male football players will do a halftime cheerleading performance with principal Jimmie Dancy. The event is open to all ages. Tickets are $1 for students, $3 for adults. Proceeds will support the Student Support Services Fund. To view a video about the event, visit 

Lake Norman High

Graduation activities: The Senior Breakfast and Commencement Rehearsal will be held at 8:15-8:45 a.m. in the Commons Area and 8:45 a.m.-noon in the auditorium, both on June 12. Attendance is mandatory for graduates. Students must pay fees owed and return computers before being allowed to practice or graduate. Graduation will be held 8:30 a.m. June 13 in the stadium.

Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy

Graduation: Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy in Mooresville graduated its first class of seniors during its inaugural commencement ceremony May 16. The five graduating seniors were: Eric Katsamas, valedictorian; Melina Sauser, salutatorian; Jacob Robinson; Mikala Croom and Reed Peterson. Liberty Preparatory was founded in 2010 with kindergarten through eighth-grade classes and has added a class each year. This marks the first year the school had a full kindergarten through 12th-grade academy.

UNC Charlotte

Math camp: The registration deadline is June 12 for the 2015 Math CAMMP for rising first- through sixth-graders. The camp, offered by the college’s Department of Reading and Elementary Education and the Office of Educational Outreach, runs June 22-26. Activities will focus on mathematical concepts from arithmetic through algebra and geometry. Individual attention will be given to each participant by trained, master-level teachers. Space is limited. For details, email Michael Green at or Jack Piel at To register, visit For registration questions, email Victor Mack at