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Compiled by Gina Smith
Free summer meals: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Child Nutrition Services is offering the Summer Food Service Program through Aug. 7 at 52 school sites throughout the district. The program provides breakfast and lunch at no cost to children ages 18 and younger in Mecklenburg County. All meals meet nutrition standards based on federal guidelines. For a full list of sites, dates and hours, visit http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/News/Pages/Providingchildrensummernutrition.aspx or contact Child Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041.
Sites in the Lake Norman area include:
Hopewell High School, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Serving breakfast 7-9 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Details: Rhonda McGriff, 980-343-3207.
North Mecklenburg High, 11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Serving breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details: Margaret Abate-French 980-343-3398.
School supplies: Parents can order back-to-school supplies through the School Tool Box program through Aug. 10 for delivery before the first day of school. To order, visit www.Schooltoolbox.com and search for “Cornelius Elementary.”
School supplies: Parents can order back-to-school supplies through School Tool Box program through Aug. 8 for delivery before school starts. Every order that Davidson makes to School Tool Box will provide a meal to a child through the One Box, One Meal, Two Kids program in partnership with the Feed My Starving Children organization. To order, visit www.Schooltoolbox.com. Teacher-approved supply lists are provided. Orders can be customized.
J.V. Washam Elementary
School tours: Parents of prospective J.V. Washam students may participate in parent-led tours of the school at 10 a.m. July 15 and 22 and Aug. 5 and 12. Reservations are encouraged but not required. For details and to make reservations, call the school at 980-343-1071.
J.M. Alexander Middle
Volunteers: The PTSA needs volunteers for committees for the next school year. Time commitments vary depending on committee. For details, visit www.jmaptsa.org.
Summer hours: Summer hours for Bailey Middle are now in effect. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Summer hours: Summer hours for Hopewell High are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 7. Counselors are working on a limited basis and will only be enrolling new students in July. To make an appointment for new student enrollment, call 980-343-5988. Beginning in August, counselors will be available for returning student schedule planning meetings. Schedule change requests will made online again this year beginning in August. For details, check the website at http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/hopewellHS/Pages/Default.aspx.
East Lincoln High
Girls basketball camp: The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs will offer a basketball camp for rising fourth through eighth-grade girls 9 a.m.-noon July 13-16 at East Lincoln High School. The camp, directed by East Lincoln head coach Jason Otey, will focus on individual skill work, fundamentals, strategy and more. Cost is $50 in advance, $60 the first day of camp. Cost for families with multiple children is $40 per child. Each camper will receive a T-shirt and be able to work with high school coaches and players. All proceeds will go to the East Lincoln girls basketball program. To register or for details, contact Otey at email@example.com.
Athletic exchange: The 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation and Reconditioning facility hosted a strength and conditioning exchange with students and coaches from Cannon School on June 18. The students and coaches were led through physical training events similar to those performed by special operations soldiers on a daily basis at Fort Bragg. The THOR3 program focuses on training special operations soldiers on human performance relevant to their missions. Students and coaches participated in two separate events during the exchange. Green Berets from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School led the group through an event similar to what is experienced by soldiers in the Special Forces Assessment and Selection course.