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American Renaissance Charter School
Science & Math Teachers Academy: Elementary school science teacher Laura Smith of Mooresville was one of the 200 science and math teachers selected for the Exxon Mobil Mickelson Science & Math Teachers Academy. More than 1,500 teachers applied. The academy is a weeklong hands-on training seminar. The Mickelson name is associated with the program because it is funded in part by PGA Tour golf professional Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy. They have partnered with Exxon Mobil to advance science and math education.
A Lakeshore Middle Dodgeball Tournament will be held 2-4 p.m. May 1. $5 entry fee (6-member teams). Proceeds benefit Chase Foust. Hosted by Shepherd Elementary School. 704-664-2582. Details: www.caringbridge.org/visit/chasefoust.
N.C. Student Academy of Science
Mount Mourne School winners: More than 150 middle and high school students from North Carolina showcased original science research papers and gave an oral presentation during the N.C. Student Academy of Science competition recently at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Jaehyeong Lee and Robert Gourley of Mount Mourne School placed second in Middle School Engineering and Technology for their "Comparison of Spectral Response on Various Solar Cells."
SAT prep class: Free. May 2.
Drivers Education class: 3-5 p.m. May 4 in the health room.
Talent show: Choral Department presents the first Talent Show & Dessert Theater 7 p.m. May 19 in the cafeteria. $5 for adults; $3 for students. Under 4 is free.
Lake Norman High
Scholarship: For seniors who want to go into the teaching field. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. Completed applications should be returned to Carla Fassbender or Kaye Taliana by April 22.
Spring Break: April 22-29.
Algebra IB Review Sessions: Students can either review algebra in Room 110 or Room 217: 6:45-7:10 a.m. After school tutoring times are 2:25-3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays in Rooms 216, 217 and 110.
South Iredell High
Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame: The South Iredell Athletic Booster Club is accepting nominations for the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. Anyone can nominate a coach, athlete, alumni or contributor who has made significant contributions to the athletic program. Criteria and nominations available on school's website. Deadline is June 1. The inductees will be honored in August at the first football game of South Iredell football season. Details: Tammy Paxton, 704-508-0224.
East Mooresville Intermediate
Spring Fling: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Rain date is May 14.
Volunteer opportunity: Seeking volunteers for tutoring/mentoring program. The program is 2:40-3:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Saturday school: Students can catch up on material from math, reading and eighth-grade science. Saturday school will be available 9-11 a.m. May 7, 14.
Rocky River Elementary
Make-a-Wish Spirit Chain: Each grade level is starting a Spirit Chain for the Make-a-Wish Fundraiser through April 29. Donate $1 for the Make-a-Wish fundraiser to add another link to your grade's chain. The school's goal is to raise $1,000.
Camp sessions: Sessions focus on the arts, science and sports for children ages 3 to 17. June 6-July 29; no sessions the week of July 4. Details: www.cannonschool.org/campcannon.
Catawba County home and high schools
Distracted Driver Video Contest: Catawba County high school and home-school students are invited to participate in the new Distracted Driver Video Contest. An application form is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Distracted-Driving-Video-Contest. Entries are due by May 2. Details: Donna Mull, Catawba County Youth Council advisor, 828-465-8240 or firstname.lastname@example.org; John Eller, Catawba County Social Services, 828-695-5600 or email@example.com.