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Back to School 5K: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17 beginning at 122 Victory Lane, Statesville. Net proceeds will go to the top three Iredell County schools, public or private, with the most participants. Awards also presented to the top three male and female finishers overall and in age groups. Entry fee is $15 in advance and $20 on race day for the 5K, and $10 for the fun run. Information and registration is online at tarheel-realty.com/5k.
Graduation orders: Oct. 19 during lunch. The basic package is $65 (cap, gown, hat, tassel, diploma, diploma cover, mini-diploma) and is required in order to participate in graduation. Announcements and other items can be ordered.
Excellence award: The Catawba County school system recognized the school as a School of Excellence after for its score as part of the N.C. ABC's of Accountability model.
Lake Norman High
New office hours: Main office to be open 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Yearbook sale: Place yearbook orders online at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Purchases made before Sept. 16 will be $70; beginning Sept. 17, price increases to $90.
Senior photo makeup day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24. Sitting fee $15 for formal shot, $35 for additional poses/clothing changes. Details: 704-799-8555.
Open house: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 27. Parents can meet teachers and visit classrooms. 704-799-8555.
Band boosters: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 27, band room. firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Iredell High
SAT prep course: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sept. 17. Open to all juniors and seniors.
Family night: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 27. Meet teachers, sign off on school-needed paperwork. iss.schoolwires.com/brawley.
Fall book fair: 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 3-5, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6. Selection of books for both students and parents available. Expanded list of books also available online for purchase at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/publish/lakeshoremiddle. Parent volunteers also needed to help staff the booth during the school day. Details: 704-799-0187; email@example.com.
Teacher award: Dawn Kavanaugh, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, recently received the first LMS Lakers Life Saver award.
East Mooresville Intermediate
Parent tech night: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. 704-658-2700.
Space camp meeting: 7:45 a.m. Sept. 14 and 4:15 p.m. Sept. 22 at the school. A parent must attend one of the meetings if they are interested in sending a child on the planned visit to Space Camp Feb. 15-17. Registration deadline Oct. 20.
Coddle Creek Elementary
New PTO website: School's Parent-Teacher Organization recently unveiled a new website, www.coddlecreekpto.org.
Room parent meeting: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 21-22, for volunteers to learn about being a room parent. Details: Email volunteer coordinator Susan Blossom, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Norman Elementary
Curriculum nights: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 (for third through fifth grades) and 4:30- 6:45 p.m. Sept. 20 (for kindergarten through second grade). Parents of students who will be attending the Students Actively Increasing Learning (SAIL) and interested in the system's Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program will have special orientation-information sessions. Complete schedule of orientation sessions and other events online at iss.schoolwires.com/Page/12448.
Family night: 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the school. Parent-Teacher Organization also to meet; ice cream social during the evening. 704-662-8261.
Chess club: First meeting of school's Chess Club 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Media Center. Open to all grade levels; a parent must attend meeting. Other meetings first and third Fridays of each month. Details: Email email@example.com.
Park Road Elementary
Curriculum night: 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. for first graders and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for third-graders, Sept. 20.
PTO meeting: 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Family reading night: 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Scholastic book fair: Preview for students Sept. 26-30, with in-school sales 7:10- 7:40 a.m. and 2:15-4 p.m. Oct. 3-7. Online sales taken Sept. 26-Oct. 8. Sales will also be made during the school's Curriculum Night 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3. For information or to order, visit bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/shepherd.
Sherrills Ford Elementary
Excellence award: The Catawba County school system recognized the school as an Honor School of Excellence after it achieved a 90 percent performance composite score as part of the N.C. ABC's of Accountability model.
Woodland Heights Elementary
PTO meeting: 6 p.m. Sept. 15, cafeteria.
Fall academy: First session begins Sept. 19 after school. For information or to register online visit woodlandheightsacademy.com.
Book fair: Sept. 26-30. Store will open 7 a.m. for students during their scheduled enhancement time. Family Night 2-6 p.m. Sept. 27; Grandparent Night 2-4 p.m. Sept. 29. Order online Sept. 23-30 at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/publish/whesmooresville.
Admission open houses: 10 a.m. Oct. 7 for junior kindergarten through fourth grade; 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and 1 p.m. Nov. 5 for junior K through 12th grade. Campus tours and information on the school's admission process. 704-721-7167.
Early childhood workshop: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29, Davidson United Methodist Church chapel, 304 S. Main St., Davidson. Cheryl Wolfe, child development expert on lecture staff of Gesell Institute of Child Development, to speak on "Is Play a Four-Letter Word?" Register at www.cannonschool.org/play.
Community School of Davidson
Education conference: 8 a.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, open to the public.
Teachers and administrators can count the seminars toward certificate renewal.
Optional classroom observation session 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Cost $50 for two-day session, $25 for the classroom observation session.
Registration online through Sept. 14 at www.csdnc.org or call 704-896-6262.
Lower school Q&A: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 (fifth and sixth grades only) at the school's Commons area. Wes Wehunt, head of Lower School, to meet with parents of toddlers through sixth-graders.
Teacher honored: A Mooresville native recently received her second teacher of the year award, and her first as a school system winner.
Regina Hovis, a first-grade teacher at Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver, was named the 2010-11 teacher of the year for Lincoln County Schools.
Hovis received a monetary gift to be used for classroom technology.
Hovis graduated from South Iredell High School in Troutman in 1995.
While attending college she spent four years as a teacher's assistant and bus driver with the Iredell-Statesville Schools.
She was named Lakeshore Elementary's teacher of the year in 2002. Hovis has been teaching at Rock Springs since 2007.