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East Lincoln High
Summer Writer Workshop: Students who scored a level I or II on the state writing test can enroll in the ELHS Summer Writer Workshop 8:30-11a.m. or 11:30a.m.-2p.m. June16-30 (excluding Fridays). Contact Tim Ward, interim assistant principal for details. 704-736-1860.
Transition camp: East Lincoln High will host a summer transition camp for rising ninth-graders 8a.m.-2p.m. June20-21. For details, visit the school's website at elhs.lincoln.k12.nc.us.
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Teacher of the Year: Rebecca Carr.
Plant sale: The Future Farmers of America are conducting their semi-annual plant sale. The sale includes begonias, impatiens, petunias, cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes, watermelons, salvia and marigolds. Plants are $8 per flat or $2 for a six-pack. Potted petunias, lantanas, New Guinea impatiens and geraniums are $2 each. In addition, hanging petunia baskets are being sold for $5. The sale helps FFA raise money for projects and the annual convention. Plants can be purchased during school hours between 8a.m. and 3p.m. Details: 704-736-1860.
Lincoln County Schools
Teacher of the Year: Regina Hovis of Rock Springs Elementary was named Teacher of the Year for Lincoln County Schools. Hovis has been a first grade teacher at Rock Springs Elementary for the four years she's been with Lincoln County Schools. She has been in education 12 years as a teachers assistant and kindergarten teacher.
Retirees honored: Lincoln County schools honored 62 retirees in the county at a banquet at North Lincoln Middle. Retirees from Lake Norman area schools are: Lynn Black, Rock Springs Elementary; Elizabeth Bradford, East Lincoln High; Peggy Buckner, Catawba Spring Elementary; Kathryn Bumgardner, Rock Springs Elementary; Carol Farrell, Rock Springs Elementary; Barbara Haggert, East Lincoln High; Donna Leichty, Rock Springs Elementary; Holly Piercy, Rock Springs Elementary; and Carol Still, East Lincoln High.
North Mecklenburg High
Debate camp: North Meck High will host a debate camp later this summer 8:30a.m.-2p.m. Aug.8-11. The school is looking to expand the camp to all competitors in the Charlotte area. The camp's goal is to prepare students for the 2011-12 season and get a head start on early competitions. All high school levels are welcome. Tuition is $50 for the week to cover expenses. To sign up, email Christopher Rocca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Stewardship: Barnette Elementary has joined CMS's Environmental Stewardship Initiative. The school will find ways to operate in ways that protect the environment. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the school will go paperless "to whatever extent possible." Things like forms, rubrics, permission slips and more will be posted on the school's website or linked through a classroom website. For details on the initiative, visit bit.ly/CMSEnvironmental.