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Popsicles on the playground: Rising kindergarteners and their families will meet for popsicles 4-5 p.m. Aug. 19 on the playground. Details: www.corneliuspto.org.
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Silent auction donations: The PTO is seeking donations of goods and services for its silent auction fundraiser to be held Sept. 18 at the Galway Hooker in Cornelius. Items such as sports tickets, electronics, vouchers for activities and classes, gift certificates and more are needed. The PTO is also seeking volunteers to help with the event. For details, visit corneliuspto.org/silent-auction-fundraiser.
Open house: The school will host its annual open house and meet-the-teacher event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20.
School Tool Box: The PTO is offering families a chance to buy school supplies kits through the School Tool Box program through Aug. 8. Each order placed will provide a meal to a starving child through School Tool Box’s One Box, One Meal, Two Kids program in partnership with the Feed My Starving Children organization. Families can register for the kits at Schooltoolbox.com. Kits will be delivered to the customer’s home. Details: www.davidsonpto.org.
Open house: An open house will be held for students and their families 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the lobby. Register at www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4eafa92caa8-201516.
Trillium Springs Montessori Elementary
Open house: An open house will be held for rising first- through fourth-grade students 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
Ridge Road Middle
Open house: Open-house events will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Aug. 19.
Fall sports tryouts: All students planning to try out for a fall sport can pick up a sports packet and register starting Aug. 25 in the gym. Packets must be completed and returned before tryouts begin at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31. All students must have a current physical on file to tryout. Tryouts end promptly at 6:30 p.m., so rides need to be on time for pick up. For details, contact Kellis Waller at email@example.com. The sports packet can also be downloaded at schools.cms.k12.nc.us/ridgeroadMS/Pages/Athletics.aspx.
Enrollment sessions: Student Services will conduct the summer’s final new-student enrollment sessions at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 and 12. Students need only attend one session. The sessions will include an overview of Hough High, information on course registration and a tour of the school. For details on what to bring to the session, visit http://houghstudentservices.weebly.com/new-student-enrollment.html.
Ninth-grade orientation: Orientation for ninth-graders will be held 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. Students need to attend only one session. Registration is required. Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c48a8a92fa13-9thgrade to sign up.
Physical education uniforms: The school is accepting online orders for physical education uniforms for the 2015-16 school year starting Aug. 1. Orders can be placed at http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/williamamoshoughHS/Pages/Default.aspx using a credit card. For payment by cash or check, orders can be placed in person at the school or at the open house on Aug. 19. Orders placed online or in person by Aug. 15 will be ready for distribution in physical education classes starting the week of Aug. 31.
North Mecklenburg High
Charity golf event: Sponsors are needed for a golf tournament in honor of football coach Will Campagna that is planned for Oct. 19 at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius. Proceeds will benefit the football program at North Mecklenburg High. For details, visit www.willscharitygolfclassic.org or email Tony Campagna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln Charter School
Top ACT score: Curtis Jackson, son of Brandon and Becky Jackson and a senior at Lincoln Charter, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite.