Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has a tool kit to help families prepare for the start of the school year. Visit the “Bulletin Board” section on www.cms.k12 .nc.us. Visit http://pages.cms .k12.nc.us/ parenttoolkit/for parents.html for information about kindergarten and pre-K programs.
The Mallard Creek High band hosts a garage sale 7-11 a.m. Sept. 20 at the school. Sellers must reserve a spot by Sept. 15 for $10 each and may keep profits from their sales. Reserve a spot by paying at the school (3825 Johnston-Oehler Road) or mailing a check made out to “MCHS Band Boosters” to MCHS Band Boosters, P.O. Box 481028, Charlotte, NC 28269. Call Elizabeth Marsh at 704-992-1742 for details.
Mallard Creek High's Masquerading Mavericks host a pre-audition workshop from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, followed by auditions Wednesday-Thursday. Contact Aimee Jordan at aimee.jordan@ cms.k12.nc.us for details.
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Kevin Paige is the new executive director for CMS' Central Learning Community. Paige has been principal of Torrence Creek, Sterling and Morehead elementary schools. He has been with CMS since 1979.
Sarika Pride, a former principal in Texas and Wisconsin, is the new principal at Hidden Valley Elementary.
Naadira Billinsley, a senior at Mallard Creek High, was one of 16 N.C. students to attend the Students Hot On The Sciences program this summer in Greensboro.
Nancy Langenfeld was selected as the featured speaker at training for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Rockville, Md. Langenfeld is CMS' director of coordinated school health services.