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Mooresville Graded School District
Credit by Demonstrated Mastery: A meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Mooresville High School auditorium to provide information on and answer questions about the Credit by Demonstrated Mastery process. CDM is the process by which the Mooresville Graded School District determines to award a student credit in a particular course without requiring the student to complete traditional classroom instruction for a certain amount of time. For details about the application process, visit www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/page.cfm?p=2687.
East Mooresville Intermediate
PTO word cloud: The PTO is collecting words to make a word cloud that will be sued to create a design for a new T-shirt. Families can submit words that remind them of the school at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gqsrn3wpPi6r05YRStwhuIQo9Xp3qDc-TJAnT1EH7_4/viewform.
Coddle Creek Elementary
Book fair: Coddle Creek Elementary’s Fall 2015 Scholastic Book Fair continues this week in the school library. Families can shop 7:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 and 7:15 a.m.-noon Nov. 20.
Father/Daughter Dance: The seventh annual Father/Daughter Dance takes place 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4 in the school gymnasium. Coddle Creek Elementary girls can bring their fathers, uncles, grandfathers or other “best guys.” The theme for this year’s dance is Candyland. Advance tickets are $15 per couple, $5 for each additional female student. Tickets at the door are $20 per couple, $10 per additional female student. Tickets must be ordered by Nov. 20. A professional photographer will be available to take photos at the dance for $15. Cash is required for photographs. Volunteers are needed to help with decorating, set up, chaperoning and clean up. To volunteer, contact Amy Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details and ticket order information, visit http://coddlecreekpto.org/cce-girls-event/.
Toy drive: The fifth-grade class is hosting a holiday toy drive through Dec. 10 to support the Salvation Army, an organization that helps families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. The toys will be used to provide holiday gifts for local children. New, unwrapped toys can be sent to school with students or given to any fifth-grade teacher. The gifts will be delivered to the Salvation Army on Dec. 11. For details, contact any fifth-grade teacher.
Study Buddies: The Language Acquisition Department recently launched an after-school language study session called Study Buddies. Study Buddies takes place 3-4 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month in rooms 37, 38 and 39. Students can received one-on-one help from fellow students in Spanish and French.
Lake Norman High
Pet supply drive: The Lake Norman High School PAWS Club is holding a cat and dog food and supply drive through Dec. 18. Donations of any sort of pet supply or food are welcome. All donations will go to the Humane Society. Donations can be dropped off in room 508.
Parent Information Night: A Parent Information Night session will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Media Center at Lake Norman High. School guidance counselors and the career development coordinator will lead the session, focusing on explaining to parents and students the importance of academic and career planning. Information will be provided about classes offered at the school as well as other opportunities for students involving internships and college options. To sign up, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49a4ad2ba7f58-parent.
Golf tournament fundraiser: Cannon School golfers Michael Sanders of Davidson, Michael Childress of Salisbury, Lansdon Robbins of Davidson, Braxton Tracy of Huntersville and Tim Bunten of Concord raised $38,710 charity when they participated in a junior charity golf tournament at the Dormie Club in Pinehurst the weekend of Oct. 24-25. The Dormie Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament, which brought together 24 of the top junior golfers from North Carolina to raise money for golf-related organizations including the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation, the First Tee program and the ACE grant for the American Junior Golf Association. The event was created six years ago by aspiring junior golfers Patrick Cover of Huntersville and Thomas Walsh of High Point. Cover and Walsh both went on to play college golf at UNC Wilmington and the University of Virginia, respectively. Each player committed to raising a minimum of $1,000 in order to play in the tournament. The tournament has raised over $230,000 for charities since its inception.