Lake Norman & Mooresville

School news: Lake Norman and Iredell

​Eddie Falls sings a number as the Cat in the Hat in SouthLake Christian’s production of “Seussical the Musical.”
​Eddie Falls sings a number as the Cat in the Hat in SouthLake Christian’s production of “Seussical the Musical.”

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools

Award-winning art

Hough student among honored: Students, grades 7-12 from seven CMS schools were given Gold Key Awards for their work submitted in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing contest.

Their art is being displayed on billboards throughout Charlotte. Students honored were: Zoe Slusarick from William A. Hough High; Enoul Job from West Charlotte High; Autumn Yarmosh and Gabriel Goldhagen from Ardrey Kell High; Holden Kales from South Mecklenburg High; Hannah Magraw from Providence High and Simone Levine from Northwest School of the Arts.

Blythe IB Elementary

5K volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help with parking, refreshments and more at the Girls on the Run 5K on April 30. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those younger than 16 must have adult supervision. For details and to sign up, visit

Davidson Elementary

Charity Challenge basketball game: Teachers from Davidson Elementary will face off against faculty from J.V. Washam Elementary during the 12th annual Charity Challenge Basketball Game at 6:30 p.m. April 7 in the gym at Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $3 at the door with proceeds supporting the Ada Jenkins Center. Concessions will be available.

J.V. Washam Elementary

Beautification Day: Parents, students, alumni and faculty are needed to help with a Beautification Day 9 a.m.-noon April 16 celebrating J.V. Washam’s 10th anniversary. Volunteers will be helping create an outdoor writing classroom in the outside corridor between the B and C halls.

J.M. Alexander Middle

Orientation: Orientation for rising sixth-grade students who will attend J.M. Alexander Middle in the 2016-2017 school year will be held at 6 p.m. April 7.

Hough High

Glam show: The Hough Huskies Fashion Club will host a Glam Show featuring student models during Husky Time on April 13 and 14. This is the second year the club has presented the show. Tickets are $2 each and are available during all lunches through April 8. Proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Mattress sale: The Hough High School Band Program will host a Mattress Sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 16 in the cafeteria lobby. Visitors can test and order brand-name mattresses, such as Simmons and Beautyrest, in all sizes and styles at up to 60 percent off retail prices. Cash, checks and credit cards may be used for payment and free layaway options are also available. Prices start at $150. Delivery can be scheduled for the week of April 18.

North Mecklenburg High

Spring plant sale: The Horticulture Department will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale 8 a.m.-noon April 16 at the school’s greenhouse. Early-bird tickets that allow admission at 7 a.m. are available for $5 per person through the school’s online payment website. Only 50 pre-sale tickets are available. To buy tickets, create an account using the student name John Doe and an eight-digit telephone number.

Annuals, bedding plants, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, mixed pots and decorative pots will be for sale. Proceeds help support the horticulture program at NMHS. For a catalog of available items, visit To buy early-bird tickets, visit

Mooresville Graded School District

Park View Elementary

All Pro Dads: The All Pro Dads group will meet 7:30-8:15 a.m. April 14 in the cafeteria. Members should RSVP attendance at

South Elementary

Yearbooks: Year books are available at the early-bird price of $18 until April 30. Beginning May 1, the price goes up to $20.

East Mooresville Intermediate

Book fair: The Scholastic Book Fair will be held April 11-15 at the school. All sales benefit the school. Volunteers are needed to decorate, set up, help children select books, serve refreshments, give book talks and pack up when the fair is finished. For details and to sign up, visit

Mooresville High

Spring musical: Students will present the play “Once Upon a Mattress” at 7 p.m. April 14, 15, 21 and 23 and at 2 p.m. April 23 in Roland Morgan Auditorium at the school, 659 E. Center Ave. This variation on the story of “The Princess and the Pea” follows the adventures of Prince Dauntless on his search for a bride as his mother, Queen Aggravain, tries to sabotage his efforts. Tickets are $10. For details, look for Mooresville High School Theatre on Facebook.

Iredell-Statesville Schools


Feedback sought: The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education is requesting feedback on the 2016-2017 Local Budget. Each year Iredell-Statesville Schools receives two budgets from the Iredell County Commissioners: Local Current Expense and Capital. Both budgets are under the direction of the board of education. The 2016-2017 local budget request was approved by the Board of Education on March 7. The board of education will hold a public hearing about these budgets and the request to the county commissioners at the regular scheduled meeting on April 11. Citizens are invited to review these budgets and share their feedback at Citizens that wish to make public comments at the meeting should register by calling Kelly McCarraher at 704-924-2028. For details, visit

Woodland Heights Elementary

Kindergarten registration: Woodland Heights Elementary will accept registration for rising kindergarteners for the 2016-2017 school year at 9:30 a.m. April 15. Children registering must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2016. Enrollment packets may be picked up in the school office at 288 Forest Lake Blvd. Proof of residence and a copy of the child’s birth certificate are required to receive an enrollment packet. Completed paperwork must be turned in by April 12. For details, visit

Lakeshore Middle

Dance chaperones: Parents are needed to chaperone the Spring Dance on April 22. Volunteers are needed for set up 7:30-8 p.m., during the dance 8-10 p.m. and for clean-up 10-10:30 p.m. To sign up and for details, visit

Mount Mourne IB Middle

Science Inquiry Festival: April 6-7, all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade science classes will participate in a Science Inquiry Festival: STEM Bonanza with the Catawba Science Center in the gym. Parent volunteers are needed to run the stations each day and accompany groups of students as they walk from station to station. No experience is required; training will be provided each morning. Any stations without volunteer staffing will be closed. Water and snacks will be provided. Volunteers should bring a lunch. For details and a list of stations, visit Sign up at

Lake Norman High

FBLA winners: Three Lake Norman High School students won awards at the North Carolina FBLA State Leadership Conference March 15-17. Paige Goodson won first place in Business Calculations, Alex Hayes won first place in Accounting I and Tanner Deal was in the Top 10 in Accounting I. Students who placed first through fourth at the state-level contest qualified to attend the national competition in Atlanta this summer.

Private schools

Lake Norman Christian

Spring production: Lake Norman Christian middle and high school students will perform Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” at 7 p.m. April 22 and 23. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The play tells the story of how a romance between East High basketball team captain Troy and new student Gabriella causes a stir among the school’s cast of athletes, brainiacs, thespians and skater dudes. Tickets are $10 for adult, $8 for ages 12 and younger, and are available at the school, 251 South St., Davidson.

SouthLake Christian Academy

‘Seussical the Musical’: Seventy-one SouthLake Christian Academy students completed a four-show run of the production “Seussical the Musical” on March 17-19. More than 1,500 tickets were sold, and the Friday and Saturday night performances were sold out. The production was directed by Hailey Benson and choreographed by Gina Duckworth. The musical directors were Mike Wallace and Rachel Davis. “Seussical the Musical” is based on the books of Dr. Seuss and debuted on Broadway in 2000.