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Poinsettias for sale: The school's horticulture program will have poinsettias grown and nurtured in the school's greenhouse on sale for the coming holiday. Call 828-241-3171 for information.
South Iredell High
Literary magazine: Submissions accepted through Dec. 23 for the school's new literary magazine. Submissions can include short stories, poetry, book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews, opinion-based articles and artwork/photography (black-and-white). Print entries cannot be more than 650 words. Artwork/photography must be scanned and sent as JPEG files.
Yearbook photos: The school's yearbook staff is looking for photos of activities involving BMS students outside school for use in 2011-12 yearbook. For information, email email@example.com.
PTSO Meeting: 9 a.m. Jan. 5, media center.
Spelling bee: Classroom competition Dec. 16.
Football camp: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17 and Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders interested in participating in a football conditioning and skills camp. A valid physical exam form must be on file. Cost: $80 per person. Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Mourne IB Middle
Holiday luncheon: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 16 for all faculty and staff.
Orchestra concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 19, media center.
Chorus concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 20, gymnasium.
Winter concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 15, gymnasium. Performance by the school's concert band.
Choral concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 20, gymnasium. Performance by the school's chorus.
PTO-Athletic Boosters meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 9.
East Mooresville Intermediate
Winter concert: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 15.
Coddle Creek Elementary
Cookie exchange: Dec. 16. The PTO's third annual Holiday Cookie Exchange will give gift of homemade cookies to the school's teachers and staff. Drop-off will be at the school's media center 2:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 7-9 a.m. Dec. 16.
Winter Wonderland Dance: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 6. The third annual "best guy" - fathers, uncles or grandfathers - and daughters dance, in the gymnasium. Advance tickets $15 per couple and $5 for each additional student; at the door, $20 per couple and $10 for each additional student. Advance payment forms must be turned in by Dec. 21.
Lake Norman Elementary
Community dinner night: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 14, McAlister's Deli, 601 River Highway, Mooresville.
Math Expo/Science Fair Extravaganza: Jan. 4. Winners in the science fair advance to Iredell-Statesville Schools district science fair Jan. 19. Winners in the local math expo will compete in the regional math expo March 31 in Boone.
PTO board meeting: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Park View Elementary
Flat Classroom project: Teacher Julie Buda's third-graders are wrapping up their participation in the FCP's "A Week in the Life" project, which involves elementary school students from 19 U.S. schools and six countries. Buda's class got to know the other students involved in the project through Edmodo, a networking site for classrooms.
All Pro Dads Breakfast: 7:30-8:15 a.m. Dec. 16, Room 302 (staff development room near the kindergarten-first grade entrance). Information: Email email@example.com.
Rocky River Elementary
Spirit Day: Dec. 16.
All Pro Dads Breakfast: 7:30-8:15 a.m. Jan. 6.
Give Back Days: All day Dec. 15, 22 and 29, Sports Page Food and Spirits, 128-D Argus Lane, Mooresville. A portion of the proceeds from that day's sales will go to the school.
Woodland Heights Elementary
Staff luncheon: Dec. 14, for all teachers and staff members.
PTO meeting: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3.
Teen Miss Dance N.C.: Eighth-grade student Rachel Harris was crowned Teen Miss Dance North Carolina after earning the highest scores in five different categories during the Nov. 12 competition in Greensboro. Harris qualified for the Dance Masters of America's annual scholarship competition in Anaheim, Calif., in July 2012.
Chick-fil-A Night: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 10, Mooresville Chick-fil-A, 457 River Highway, Mooresville.
Christmas program: 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Performance by elementary pupils.
IB program nights: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Lake Norman High School, Mooresville, for incoming students at Lakeshore and Brawley middle schools; and 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at South Iredell High School, Troutman, for incoming students at Troutman Middle. Information will be available for students and parents interested in participating in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Mount Mourne IB and Northview Middle IB.