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Greyfriars Classical Academy, Covenant Day School, Masters Academy
Exam awards: Students from the three schools placed on the National Classical Etymology Exam, which tests Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language. From Master’s Academy Cory Hickey and Laura Schoeck earned bronze medals at the advanced level. At the intermediate level Caris Gross and Alex Ratliff earned a silver and bronze medal. At the novice level Abby Levinson earned a gold medal and Tate Clemons, Aislinn Niimi, Genevieve Romanelli and Anna Trejo each earned a silver medal.
From Greyfriars Classical Academy, Nathaniel McGowan earned a silver medal and Rebecca Claxton and Anna Lise McGowan earned a bronze medal at the intermediate level. Jonah Starr earned a bronze medal at the novice level.
From Covenant Day School Susanna Schoeck earned a silver medal at the intermediate level.
Charlotte Latin School
Associate Headmaster: Dr. D. Rodney Chamberlain has been appointed Associate Headmaster for Academic Affairs effective July 1. Chamberlain currently serves as Head of Schools for the Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii. He holds a B.S. in elementary education from Elizabethtown College and M.Ed. and D.Ed. degrees from Penn State University.
College high school program: The Middle College High School Program is looking for student participation in the upcoming school year. Students may take college and high school courses at CPCC’s Levine, Harper or Cato campuses. Students interested should apply through the CMS lottery and would need to plan to attend school full time at one of the CPCC campuses listed. For more information, students should contact their school counselor.
South Mecklenburg High
Principal of the Year: Maureen Furr has been named the Southwest Region Principal of the Year by N.C. Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Ann Clark. Furr will now compete for the state’s Wells Fargo Principal of the Year award which will be announced in May.
Providence Day School
Teacher award: Ted Dickson has been selected to receive the 2015 Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award by the Mecklenburg chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. In the contest submission essay Dickson discussed the importance of teaching the American Revolutionary era. He advances to the statewide contest which will be held in February.
Charlotte Country Day School
Technology distinction: The school has recently received approval as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.
The certification recognizes efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people and engaging the school community in the discussion. In addition, the following teachers and librarians received recognition as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator: Samantha Bosco, Anne Edwards, Megan Fink, Chad Jarrett, Sherri Leonard, Stacy Lynch, Karen Oldham, Michael Rinehart, David Sanders, Kasey Short, Jody Specker, Jordan Starck, Karen Sullivan, and Kelly Zander.
Charlotte Christian School
Reading program: During the second quarter, 324 lower school students participated in the Reading Knights program by reading 5,737 books. The incentive program was designed to encourage reading and instill a lifelong love of books in lower school students.