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Compiled by Gina Smith
J.V. Washam Elementary
Book drive: To celebrate J.V. Washam’s 10-year anniversary, the school is working to collect 10,000 books by May 24 to donate to the Give 5, Read 5 program. Individuals and local churches and other organizations may participate by dropping off new and gently used books to the school’s front lobby. In early June, the collected books will be distributed to students with the goal of giving each child five books. Remaining books will be shared with area schools in need of reading resources.
Lunch and PTO meeting: The final Brown Bag Lunch of this school year will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 18 in the media center in conjunction with a general meeting of the PTO. Principal Paula Rao will conduct the Brown Bag Lunch. New PTO board members for the next school year will be elected at the meeting.
J.M. Alexander Middle
Eighth-grade social: Parent volunteers are needed to help coordinate and set up for the eighth-grade social, which is scheduled to happen 6-8 p.m. June 3. Donations are also needed for the event. For details and to sign up to help, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Band competition: The Bailey Middle School Jazz Band performed at the North Carolina Western Regional Jazz Music Performance Adjudication on May 6 in Hickory. The students played three prepared pieces for judges, earning the top rating of “Superior.” The band is under the direction of Ruth Petersen and student teacher Caleigh Davis.
Spring Chorus Concert: The Hough High School Spring Chorus Concert will be held 7 p.m. May 20 in the auditorium. The event will feature performances by all the Hough choruses along with a special appearance by students from the Hough Jazz Band. For details, visit www.houghsingers.org.
North Mecklenburg High
Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor end-of-year tests 7 a.m.-noon school days May 25-June 9. Twenty-five proctors are needed each day of exams. No experience is necessary. Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aabaa23a31-exam.
Science Olympiad results: Seventeen members of the North Mecklenburg High Science Olympiad Varsity team competed in the state tournament at N.C. State University on April 23. The tournament consisted of three trial events and 23 team events in the areas of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. The Vikings placed sixth overall out of 46 schools competing and had nine teams place in various events. Winning first-place honors were the Experimental Design team of George Dimitrov, Lauren Holmes and Nishitha Karumuri, and the It’s About Time team of Ashna Ram and Sam Thornton. The first-place winners received scholarships of up to $2,500.
Mooresville Graded Schools
Park View Elementary
All Pro Dads: The All Pro Dads will meet 7:30-8:15 a.m. May 19 in the cafeteria. Families planning to attend should RSVP at http://apdd.allprodad.com/2114.
Gateway presentations: Sixth-graders will present their Gateway projects 9-10:30 a.m. May 18 at the school. As part of a problem-based learning initiative, students were asked to identify and solve a problem in their community, state or nation. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/zw49y4v or contact assistant principal Tammy Russ at 704-658-2680 or email@example.com.
Retirees: Iredell-Statesville Schools recognized a total of 1,608 years of service from 73 retiring staff members on April 28 with a dinner in their honor at the Statesville Country Club. Each retiree was given a brass clock as a retirement gift.
Survey: Iredell-Statesville Schools seeks feedback from parents, educators and members of the community regarding proposed revisions to the content standards for high school math courses Math I, II and III. An online survey has been set up at http://tinyurl.com/z8dswwx to collect input. The survey will be available through May 20. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction reviews the state’s Standard Course of Study on a five-year cycle per subject, and mathematics is currently under review. For more details on the review process, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/hktjh3q.
Woodland Heights Elementary
PTO open session: The PTO will host its Spring Open Session at 7 p.m. May 18 to review the 2015-2016 school year, provide an overview of PTO financials, vote in a new PTO board for the 2016-2017 school year preview coming activities. For details, visit whepto.org.
Gymnastics Summer Camp: A noncompetitive introductory gymnastics camp will be offered for rising third- through sixth-grade girls and boys 1-4 p.m. June 13-16 at Brawley Middle. Counselors will offer activities for all skill levels and help students create basic routines. Building strength and flexibility will be emphasized. Cost is $80. For details, visit www.iss.k12.nc.us/Domain/184.
Lake Norman Distance Running Camp: Registration is open for the Lake Norman Distance Running Camp for rising sixth- through eighth-grade boys and girls. The camp will be held 8 a.m.-noon June 13-17 at Brawley Middle and a variety of running locations. Transportation to other locations during the camp will be provided. Cost is $130 for the week. To register, contact the Mooresville Recreation Department at 704-663-7026 or visit www.mooresvillerecreation.org. For details, contact Mary Shalvey at Brawley Middle School at 704-664-4430.
Mount Mourne IB Middle
Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to help proctor final and end-of-grade exams 8:15-11:30 a.m. school days May 27-June 6 at the school. Training is provided. Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c49a9ac28a57-proctors. For details, contact testing coordinator Lorie Lowell at 704-892-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor end-of-grade exams May 27 and 31 and June 1-3. As many as 25 volunteers will be needed each day of testing to meet state requirements. For details and to sign up, visit Details and sign up: http://preview.tinyurl.com/jjfyapa.
Lake Norman High
Test proctors: About 20 volunteers are needed to proctor final exams 8 a.m.-noon June 6-7. For details and to register, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/jjb2xqm.
Lake Norman Christian
Volleyball champions: The Lady Storm Volleyball team from Lake Norman Christian School ended its season by defeating Statesville Montessori in the JPAC conference finals. Several of the girls, ages 10-13, had played together for five years, despite three consecutive seasons with no wins. The coach is Chris Sawyer.
Pine Lake Preparatory
Color Fun Run: Pine Lake Preparatory hosted a Color Fun Run fundraiser on April 30. The event raised more than $1,300, which will benefit the school’s fine arts programs.
Community School of Davidson
Video contest: Community School of Davidson juniors Caroline Knight of Huntersville and Meghan O’Brien of Cornelius were among the top 10 winners of the 2016 New York Times Learning Network Vocabulary Video contest. More than 800 contestants worldwide entered the video competition. Caroline illustrated the word “equinox” and Meghan illustrated “guffaw.” Eliza Robinson of Davidson, also a student CSD, was honored in a separate category created specifically for her entry.