The Charlotte Mathematics Club meets for the first time this school year 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Providence Day School (5800 Sardis Road). The club is open to students in grades 7 and up. Details: www.da vidson.edu/math/cmc , Harold Reiter at 704-687-4561, or Stephen Davis at 704-894-2343.
The club's South Chapter, for students in grades 4-6, meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, also at Providence Day. Details: www.math.uncc.edu/~hbreiter/clubs/mmc.htm or Melissa Stewart at 704-804-9542.
Officials are handing out backpacks and school supplies to disadvantaged students at eight Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in August and September.
Billingsville, Statesville Road, Sterling, Thomasboro, Westerly Hills and Bruns Avenue elementaries, and Highland Renaissance Academy are among the schools receiving the gifts as part of Backpacks Across Charlotte.
The program is run by CMS and Classroom Central, which facilitates donated goods to school children throughout the Charlotte area. Several local companies and the Charlotte Knights are volunteering to donate and distribute the supplies.
Winterfield, Merry Oaks, Greenway Park and Cornelius elementaries, and West Charlotte and Berry highs also are getting partial help.
The Charlotte Teachers' Circle hosts its first meeting of the school year 9:30 a.m.- noon Sept. 13 at Providence Day School (5800 Sardis Road). The twice-monthly meetings are for middle and high school beginning algebra teachers.
Details: Harold Reiter at 704-687-4561 or www.math.uncc.edu/ctc/index.html.
Brittani Hunter of Matthews was awarded a Dean's Scholarship for Academic Achievement to St. Mary's College (Notre Dame, Ind.). Hunter has joined the St. Mary's Class of 2012.
Christopher Cobitz, director of assessment for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, participated in a panel of national experts to discuss the federal No Child Left Behind act on Aug. 18. Cobitz was the only panel member from North Carolina.