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Compiled by Gina Smith
PTA board meeting: 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Media Center
J.M. Alexander Middle
Spirit wear orders: Spirit wear can be ordered through Sept. 11. To order online, visit www.agpestores.com/signature/groups.php.
W.A. Hough High
Concession stand volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help at the concession stand during athletic events. Help is needed throughout the school year, although football season is the busiest time of year. All profits from the concession stand benefit the Hough High Athletic Department. For details and to sign up, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0444aca82e5-20152016.
Book partnership: Main Street Books and the Hough High PTSA are partnering this school year to provide copies of book titles that Hough teachers assign for units of study. After teachers make book assignments, Main Street will make a bulk order and multiple copies will be made available for students to buy. Throughout the school year, the store will donate 10-20 percent of sales of books ordered for the school back to the PTSA.
Tenders gift cards: The PTSA is selling $10 Tenders gift cards for $7 at lunchtime on the first Tuesday of each month outside the cafeteria. The cards have no expiration date.
Record enrollment: Cannon School opened its school year on Aug. 17 with the largest student body in its history. During the summer, construction was completed on a dining hall expansion and renovated middle school space. The space includes a science lab, multipurpose area and brand-new ThinkTank room that features three-dimensional printers, robotics, circuitry and hardware to help integrate science and technology with the arts.
SouthLake Christian Academy
New faculty members: SouthLake Christian Academy recently hired four new faculty members for the 2015-16 school year. Rebecca Leonard will serve as the director of curriculum and instruction. She is returning to SouthLake Christian after working for the academy from 2000 to 2013. Kim Howlin is the academy’s new director of student services. She will coordinate extracurricular student activities such as outreach programs, enrichment programs and field trips. Cappy Davis was hired as an arts and drama teacher for grades two through eight. She is also returning to SouthLake Christian, having previously served from 2004 to 2010. Dawn Craddock is SouthLake Christian’s new fifth-grade teacher. She has 28 years of teaching experience and came to SouthLake Christian after serving eight years at Charlotte Christian.