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Compiled by Gina Smith
Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools
Grand Oak Elementary
Outstanding Owl: Grand Oak Elementary’s Outstanding Owl award winner for January is fourth-grader Kyle MacGowan. Each month, teachers enter students who are doing great things at the school into a drawing for the Outstanding Owl award. Kyle’s teacher honored him for being a good role model and a leader in taking care of technology in the classroom. The Outstanding Owl program is supported by Marc Allen Orthodontics.
J.V. Washam Elementary
Lobby Guard volunteers: Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help in the front office manning the Lobby Guard Station inside the front lobby helping visitors sign in during lunch time. Shifts are in one-hour time slots. Detailed instructions will be provided upon registration. Participants must be registered to volunteer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. To sign up to volunteer, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945a4ae2ca02-lobby.
Classroom needs: The school is in need of donations of pencils and facial tissue for use by students. Also, the Social Studies and Foreign Language departments need several items, including toothpicks, marshmallows, markers, crayons and construction paper. For details, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacaf2ca2fc1-classroom.
International Festival: Alexander Middle School students and families are needed to sponsor country displays for the school’s International Festival at 6 p.m. March 22. Student applications are due Feb. 15 and rubrics are available at school or at http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/jmalexanderMS/Pages/Default.aspx. Parents interested in sponsoring a display should contact Mary Kendrick at email@example.com.
W.A. Hough High
Leadership initiative: Students Sharonda Adams and Alexa Duffy were recently selected to join several other Charlotte-area students as Footsteps Ambassadors in the Echo Foundations 2016 Footsteps Global Initiative: Bosnia. The leadership program provides students with the opportunity to learn about, travel to and serve in Bosnia, a location of humanitarian importance. The students were chosen for the program based on their participation in activities that help others, their compassion for those less fortunate and their potential to serve as future leaders. As part of the selection process, applicants were required to complete an application, write an essay and interview with members of the Echo Foundation.
North Mecklenburg High
Jimmy K. Poole Scholarship: The North Mecklenburg Athletic Boosters is sponsoring the Jimmy K. Pool Scholarship. The scholarship is available to North Mecklenburg High varsity student athletes who are graduating in 2016. Four 2016 scholarships – two for two $1,000 each and two $500 each -- will be awarded. Applicants must have plans to complete either a two-year or four-year college or university degree. Students must have belonged to one or more varsity athletic teams at North Mecklenburg High School for at least their senior year and achieved a cumulative unweighted grade-point average of 2.50. Applications and coaches’ recommendation forms will be available in the Guidance Office starting Feb. 15.
Girls Night Out rescheduled: The Girls Night Out event hosted by the sophomore class has been rescheduled to take place 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25. Parents are needed to volunteer to help out before and during the event. To sign up, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aabaa23a31-girls.
Mooresville Graded School District
Registration: Enrollment is open for the 2016 Camp Invention for Mooresville Grade School District students entering grades one through six in the 2016-2017 school year. The camp will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 18-22 at Rocky River Elementary School, 483 Rocky River Road, Mooresville. The cost is $220. An early-bird discounted price of $195 is available through March 21. For details, visit http://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=14564.
All Pro Dads: The next All Pro Dads Breakfast takes place 7:15-8:15 a.m. Feb. 12 in the cafeteria.
Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: The Mooresville High School Athletic Hall of Fame will celebrate the inductions of the class of 2016 with a celebration banquet 6-9:30 p.m. March 5 at the Charles Mack Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Tickets are $60 and include two meals and one entry into a cash drawing. For tickets, contact the MHS Athletic office at 704-658-2582. The 2016 inductees are: Twanna Alexander, Class of 1985; Milton Johnson, Class of 1972; Neil Linker, Class of 1961; Patrick Stutts, Class of 1995; and Dale “Tray” Brawley, Class of 2003.
Community Dinner: The next Community Dinner fundraising event will be 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at El Cerro Reyes, 655 Brawley School Road. The most recent event at Chipotle raised more than $1,000 for the school. Students who attend will receive a dress code pass to wear approved non-uniform clothing to school the next day.
Candy Grams: Valentine’s Day candy grams will for sale for $1 each during lunch periods through Feb. 11.
Valentine Dance: Lakeshore’s student Valentine Dance will be held 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12 in the cafeteria. Students must be picked up promptly at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. The dance will include a DJ and door prizes, and concessions will be for sale. Dress must be school-appropriate. Only Lakeshore Middle Schools students are permitted to attend. Permission forms were handed out in homerooms or are available at http://bit.ly/1SqAAZU. Completed permission forms and admission will be collected at the door.
Girls soccer tryouts: Tryouts for the girls soccer team will be held 3:45-5:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the school. For details and required forms, visit www.iss.k12.nc.us/domain/405.
Lake Norman High
PTSA meeting: The PTSA will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Media Center. The meeting is open to all. The next meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. March 9.
Panel discussion: Head football coach Brad Hoover recently sat for a panel discussion at the school where he answered questions about when he played for the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 during their 2003-2004 season. He also discussed the concepts of attitude, perseverance and teamwork. Hoover was joined by head strength and conditioning coach Shawn Powell, who served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Panthers in the same Super Bowl.