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Recognition: Business Leader Media crowned Davidson Day School the 11th small business in greater Charlotte and 121st in the south in its 2011 Top-100 Small Businesses in North Carolina rankings. Davidson Day is the only school listed in the top-100.
Summer reading program: Students must complete a reading log and a project. Students must log at least 25 hours and complete the project by Sept. 6. The program is in conjunction with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library. Students can visit www.LibraryLoft.org to earn prizes for reading at the public library. For more details, visit the school's website.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Middle school sports: CMS will offer a limited program of middle school sports in 2011-12. Although middle school sports were not funded in the proposed budget for 2011-12, the district has identified funding for the program from high school and middle school participation fees, a $1 surcharge on high school ticket sales and community donations. The funding arrangement is self-sustaining and no state or local funding will be used. The middle school sports that will be offered are boys' football, girls' cheerleading and girls' volleyball in the fall; boys' basketball, girls' basketball and girls' cheerleading in the winter, and track and field for boys and girls in the spring. Softball, baseball, soccer and golf will not be offered in middle school for 2011-12.
Staff training: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted at its June 28 meeting to seek a one-year waiver and use the state-mandated five additional school days for teacher training and development in the 2011-12 school year. The district plans to integrate the extra days into the regular school calendar in 2012-13. Because CMS added 45 minutes to the elementary school day for next year, the district already has enough instructional hours in the existing calendar to meet the new state requirement.
Green Academy Home School
Speech and Debate: Ethan Green, of Cornelius, won the national title for Lincoln Douglas with NCFCA Speech and Debate in Boston, Mass. at Gordon College on June 18. Green is the son of Jeff and Maria Green and will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Honors College in the fall and plans to major in global studies and political science and minor in philosophy, politics and economics.
JV Washam Elementary
Open House: JV Washam Elementary School will have an informal open house Aug. 22. Times for our kindergarten, second- and fourth-graders will be from 4-5:30 p.m. and and for first-, third- and fifth-graders from 5-6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to informally visit the school and classrooms. A formal open house will take place in September. Due to parking please try to carpool for this event.
Lake Norman Charter School
Board of Directors: Lake Norman Charter is accepting nominations and applications for two positions on its board of directors. Candidates may download an application at www.LNCharter.org (Click on News and follow the link). Send completed forms and any questions to Cathy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due July 27. Lake Norman Charter is a public charter school for grades 5-12 and requires no fees or tuition. The school is in its 14th year. Details: www.LNCharter.org.