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Graduation orders: Oct. 19 during lunch. Basic package $65 (cap, gown, hat, tassel, diploma, diploma cover and mini-diploma), required in order to participate in graduation. Announcements and other items can be ordered.
Lake Norman High
Senior photo make-up day:9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24. Sitting fee $15 for formal shot, $35 for additional poses/clothing changes. 704-799-8555.
Open house: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 27. Parents can meet teachers, visit classrooms. 704-799-8555.
Band Boosters: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 27, band room. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24, Mooresville Intermediate, 1438 Coddle Creek Highway. Workshop presented by John Swann, educator with Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools. Registration form is online at the school's website.
Family Night: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 27. Meet teachers, sign off on school-needed paperwork. Details: 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 needed to help staff the booth during school days. 704-799-0187 or email email@example.com.
Yearbook orders: Orders being accepted for school's 2012 yearbook. Orders made and paid for before Sept. 30 will be $38-$56, depending on personalization. Orders accepted until January 2012.
Scholastic Book Fair: Oct. 17-21.
Curriculum Night: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22.
Mount Mourne School
Back-to-School Social: 3-5 p.m. Sept. 23, gymnasium. Open to all sixth-grade students. Admission $8 per student includes pizza, dessert, drinks, DJ. Make checks payable to MMIB Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO). Chaperones needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Sixty-Five Roses Fall Fest: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Craft vendors, food, petting zoo, door prizes, live entertainment from Chosen Vessels, Karla Causey and the Rock Springs Bluegrass Band. Admission: $5 adults; free for those younger than 12. Arts and crafts vendors can apply for a booth by emailing email@example.com.
Top administrator: Assistant principal Jason Humphrey was recently named Assistant Principal of the Year by Iredell-Statesville Schools.
Space Camp meeting: 4:15 p.m. Sept. 22 at the school. A parent must attend if they are interested in sending a children on planned visit to Space Camp Feb. 15-17. Registration deadline Oct. 20.
Coddle Creek Elementary
Room parent meeting: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 21-22. Volunteers learn about being a room parent. Details: Email volunteer coordinator Susan Blossom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Norman Elementary
Welcome-Back Coffee: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30. Parents can meet new principal Roberta Ellis. Play area provided for non-school-age children.
Running track dedicated: Students and staff recently dedicated a new running track to the late Kim Suitt, a former school volunteer. The track was built over the summer by the school's Parent-Teacher Organization and Pete Denicola, who provided his services for free.
Park Road Elementary
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. in-school sales 7:10-7:40 a.m. and 2:15-4 p.m. Oct. 3-7. Online sales Sept. 26-Oct. 8. Sales also will be made during school's Curriculum Night 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Order online at bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/shepherd.
9/11 Memorial: The entire student body and staff gathered around the school's flagpole Sept. 9 to observe a moment of silence and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to honor those in the U.S. military and those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001.
Woodland Heights Elementary
Book Fair: Sept. 26-30. Store will open 7 a.m. for students to attend during their scheduled enhancement time. Family Night 2-6 p.m. Sept. 27; Grandparent Night 2-4 p.m. Sept. 29. Orders can also be placed online Sept. 23-30 at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/publish/whesmooresville.
Parent-Staff Coffee: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 26, Taylor Hall. Open to parents of all seventh- and eighth-graders. Details: Email email@example.com.
Business Before Hours: 7:30-9 a.m., Taylor Hall. Monthly gathering by the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, upper school library annex. Held in cooperation with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Details: Email email@example.com.
College planning: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Taylor Hall. Open to parents of high school juniors. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the lecture staff of the Gesell Institute of Child Development, to speak on "Is Play a Four-Letter Word?" Register at www.cannonschool.org/play.
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 provided. 704-721-7167.