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Rocky River Elementary

Spirit Night: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Chick-fil-A, 457 River Highway, Mooresville.

East Mooresville Intermediate

Fall Festival: The last day to buy discounted wrist bands for rides and games at the East Mooresville Intermediate PTO’s Fall Festival is Oct. 8. Discounted wrist bands bought in advance online are $8; wrist bands at the gate are $10. The festival will be held 2-6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the school. The rain date is Oct. 11. The event will offer children’s activities, inflatables, food, vendors, raffle baskets and games. Admission is free. Proceeds from wrist band sales will help pay for tutors to engage students one-on-one in the classroom. To buy wrist bands in advance, visit http://tinyurl.com/fallfestsales

Mooresville High

Winter parent/athlete meeting: 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the auditorium. Both athletes and parents must attend.

PTSO meeting: The monthly PTSO meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Magnolia Campus. All parents are encouraged to attend. For details, contact the PTSO at MooresvillePTSO@gmail.com.

Homecoming T-shirt: Student Courtney Rockness was the winner of Mooresville High’s 2015 Homecoming T-shirt Design Contest. Twenty-three students entered the contest and the student body voted on their design choice for this year’s homecoming T-shirt. All proceeds from the sales of homecoming T-shirts will help DECA students attend competitive events in November, February and April.

Coddle Creek Elementary

Baccalaureate program: Coddle Creek Elementary school is researching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and plans to apply for candidacy by late spring of 2016. A information night for parents and the community will be scheduled in November. More details to come. To learn about the program, visit www.ibo.org/en/programmes/primary-years-programme/.

Lakeshore Elementary

Fitness Fun Run: Lakeshore Elementary is working to raise $40,000 for upgrades to the school playground through a Fitness Fun Run event. Students are collecting pledges toward the number of laps they will run during the Fun Run on Oct. 9. All students will run 30-35 laps. Family members are encouraged to attend the run on Oct. 9 to cheer on their students. One-hundred percent of the donations collected for the Fun Run will go to the school. To make a pledge for a student, visit www.99pledges.com/fund/lesptofunrun and type in the student’s name. All donations are tax-deductible. Details and printable pledge sheets are available at www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/1550.

Lake Norman High

Hoops 4 a Cure: Faculty members from Lake Norman High and Mooresville High will compete in a Hoops 4 a Cure charity basketball tournament at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Lake Norman High gym. Proceeds from the event will be split between the two schools and the Hoops 4 a Cure charity. An online auction is also being held to benefit Hoops 4 a Cure through 8 p.m. Oct. 12. To view auction items and for details on bidding, visit https://friendraising2.donorpro.com/campaigns/42/370.

PTSA meeting: A PTSA meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Media Center. The meeting is open to all.

ASVAB test: The ASVAB Career Exploration Program test will be administered at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 9 at the school. Students interested in taking this test, especially those interested in pursuing a career in the military, should sign up in Room 427 by Oct. 7. The ASVAB test is available to all current sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Cannon School

Community presentation: Internationally recognized parenting and bullying expert and bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. The event is free and open to the public. Wiseman is the author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and New Realities of Girl World,” the book which became the basis for the movie “Mean Girls.” The follow-up book, “Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends and the New Rules of Boy World,” was published in 2013. The presentation is part of the Maria DeHaas Lecture Series, which features free talks on topics of importance to families by distinguished speakers.

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