Lake Norman & Mooresville

School notes

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Mooresville High

Financial Aid Night: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. College-bound students and their parents may attend to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other ways to pay for college.

Junior student/parent meeting: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, auditorium. Information will be provided for juniors and their parents about the senior year, the college searches, the ACT and SAT, the college application process and more.

Senior project judges: Volunteers from the community are needed to judge senior projects for Mooresville High students. The projects are a graduation requirement and require research, a written report, at least 15 hours of hands-on learning about the chosen topic and creation of a digital portfolio. Judges are needed 3-5 p.m. Jan. 8 to view the portfolios and listen to oral presentations. Details: Send an email to mhsseniorproject@mgsd.k12.nc.us or call Colleen Kennedy at 704-658-2573.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Holiday Card Contest winners: The four student winners of the 2014 Iredell-Statesville Schools Holiday Card Student Art Contest will be recognized at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Iredell Statesville Schools Board of Education. The winners are: Morgan Caldwell, grades K-2 winner, Troutman Elementary; Bryce Lewis, grades 3-5 winner, Woodland Heights Elementary; Mary Tharpe, grades 6-8 winner, Mount Mourne IB Middle; Taylor Morefield, grades 9-12 winner, South Iredell High. Students were invited to submit full-color, original artwork on one standard-sized piece of paper. Entries were divided into four age groups and judged accordingly. Over 150 entries were received from students around the district. Each winner received a $25 check and a certificate. More than 200 cards were mailed or distributed to ISS schools, other school systems from across North Carolina and to elected officials and community leaders.

Coddle Creek Elementary

PTO parent meeting: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 9, cafeteria. PTO meetings are held the first Friday of each month.

Lake Norman Elementary

Math expo: The school math expo will be held Feb. 19. The first 20 students to register will win a free display board. Details: http://bit.ly/1zw0Fb8.

Lake Norman High

Exam proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor examinations Jan. 16-22. Details: http://goo.gl/forms/NKzKSQaYmw.

Exchange program: The Council on international Educational Exchange is seeking families in Cabarrus and surrounding counties to host international high school exchange students arriving in August 2015. Students stay for between five and 10 months. Details: Trish Hasty at 704-661-4765 or t.hasty@hotmail.com or visit www.ciee.org/highschool.

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