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Rocky River High

The school will hold New Student Orientation 9 a.m.-2 p.m.Aug. 12. Back to School night will be held 4-6 p.m. Aug. 19.

Levine Middle College High

The first day of school will be Aug. 10. The CPCC classes begin Aug. 17.

Albemarle Road Middle

Open house will be held Aug. 21. Sixth grade will be 10 a.m.-noon. Seventh and eighth grade will be 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

James Martin Middle

Open house events will be held as follows: sixth grade 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 18; seventh and eighth grade, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20.

Kennedy Middle

Open house will be held 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19.

Reid Park Academy

Reid Park will hold open house 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20 for grades one through 8.

Mallard Creek

The school will hold the following open house events: 6 p.m. Aug. 19 for ninth and 10th grades and 6 p.m. Aug. 20 for 11th and 12th grades.

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

Open house will be held-6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20. Students will be able to pickup schedules, meet their teachers and sign up for building tours.

Palisades Episcopal School

Palisades Episcopal School has appointed Kevin Dunlap to the position of Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Dunlap is a trial lawyer with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his undergraduate degree from Furman University.

Grand Oak Elementary

Meet the Teacher will be held Aug. 20 as a drop-in event. K-2 students and parents may visit the school 5-6:30 p.m., grade 3-5 students and parents may visit 4-5:30 p. m. The school is also accepting registrations 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center

Students who missed orientation may pick up their schedule beginning Aug. 14 at their school’s Guidance Office.

Northwestern High

Freshman orientation will be held 9-11 a.m. Aug. 10 in the F gym.

Rock Hill High

Make-up orientation will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 for students in all grades who were unable to attend the earlier designated time.

Fort Mill District

Back-to-school events are as follows: sixth-grade Meet the Teacher, 6 p.m. Aug. 12; Elementary Meet the Teacher, 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 13; and High school ninth-grade orientation, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Rock Hill District

Pearlie Abel was awarded the 2015 S.C. School Bus Driver of the Year. Abel has held the position for 31 years. She is also president of the district’s bus drive committee and is involved with developing routes and training special needs bus drivers. The award is given annually by the S.C. Association for Pupil Transportation.

Clover High

Freshman open house will be held Aug. 12. Last Name A-L at 5 p.m. Last name M-Z at 7 p.m.

Oakridge Middle

Open house will be held for sixth grade 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. For seventh and eighth grade a drop-in event will be held 4-7 p.m. Aug. 12.

Clover Middle

Meet the Teacher events are as follows: sixth grade, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12. Seventh and eighth grades, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Larne Elementary

Back-to-school events include the following: Kindergarten orientation, 3-4 p.m. Aug. 9. PreK orientation, 4-5 p.m. Aug. 9. Open house, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 13.

Kinard Elementary

Meet the Teacher Night will be 4-6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Crowders Creek Elementary

Back-to-school events include the following: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Aug. 10, open house pre-K; 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., open house, first grade; 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Aug. 11, open house, second grade and 6:30-7:15 p.m., open house kindergarten; 5-5:45 p.m. Aug. 13, open house, third grade; 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Aug. 14, open house fourth and fifth grades.

Bethel Elementary

Back-to-school events: Aug. 13, 4 p.m., fourth-grade orientation; 5 p.m., fifth grade orientation; 6 p.m., pre-K parent meeting. Aug. 14, 12:30 p.m., K5 orientation; 1:30 p.m., first grade orientation; 2:30 p.m., third grade orientation.


Cabarrus County Schools

Open house events: 4 p.m.-6 p.m., middle school and 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 19 high schools. 5-7 p.m. Aug. 20, elementary school.

The CCS back-to-school website includes school bell schedules, report card dates and calendars. Visit:

CFA Academy

Back to School events include: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 17, elementary orientation. 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18, middle school, high school new student orientation.


Cuthbertson High

Open house will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. The event is drop-in and includes a self-guided tour, meeting teachers and transportation information.

Marvin Ridge High

The following orientations will be held: Aug. 12, senior orientation; Aug. 13, junior orientation; Aug. 17, sophomore orientation; Aug. 18, freshman orientation. Final times and sessions to be advised.

Parkwood High

Open house will be held 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20. Rising freshman orientation will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 13. Register online. Freshman boot camp will be held 8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug. 17.

Marvin Elementary

Open house dates are as follows: New families, parents only, 6 p.m. Aug. 20. Kindergarten parents and new to Marvin parents (for parents only) 6-7 p.m. Aug. 20. Students and parents (will attend session according to the first letter of the student’s last name.) Aug. 21, 1-2 p.m., A-F; 2-3 p.m., G-N; 3-4 p.m., M-Z.

Rocky River Elementary

Open house will be held , 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20.

Stallings Elementary

The following Back to School events will be held: 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11, new family orientation (parents only, does not include kindergarten parents); 6-7 p.m. Aug. 18, kindergarten orientation (parents only); Aug. 20, open house, 4-5 p.m., grades 1-3; 5-6 p.m., grades 4-5. 5-6 p.m. Aug. 28, kindergarten open house.

Sun Valley Elementary

Open house will be held, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20.

Western Union Elementary

Back-to-school events include the following: Aug. 17, new family and kindergarten family social, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20, open house (grades 1-5) A-K, 4-5 p.m.; L-Z, 5-6 p.m. Aug. 28, kindergarten open house, 4-5:30 p.m.

Cuthbertson Middle

Back-to-school nights will be held: Aug. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., last name A-M; Aug. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., last name N-Z.

Parkwood Middle

Back to School events include the following: Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, sixth grade orientation. Aug. 20, open house, seventh grade, 1-3 p.m.; eighth grade, 3-5 p.m.

Compiled by Cindy Stern