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Ardrey Kell High

Tropical vacation: The women's tennis team is hosting a seven-day vacation raffle to a tropical resort. Tickets are $10.

To purchase a ticket, contact coach Hudson in room A305.

Tutoring help: National Honor Society members are offering tutoring every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the media center.

Charlotte Christian

Winthrop honors band: Junior Hayley Buckner and sophomore Scott Ortlip have both been chosen to perform in the 30th Annual Winthrop Invitational Honor Band Festival on Nov. 19-20 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Hayley is a bass clarinet player and Scott plays trombone; both have had previous selections to both the Winthrop Honor Band Festival and the Virginia Tech Honors Band.

Drama: The ACT 1 Drama Team competed recently at the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival at Greensboro College. More than 120 shows from 90 schools competed at the regional level, and the top 16 shows performed at the state festival. ACT 1's production of "Into the Woods Jr." won its second state championship and was chosen to advance to the Southeastern Theatre Conference to represent the state of North Carolina. The group also won excellence in set design, and Polly Hilton was named best actress.

Charlotte Latin

NCAIS teacher conference: Fifteen-hundred teachers and administrators from independent schools throughout the state gathered at Charlotte Latin School on Nov. 5 for the 2010 North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) Biennial Teacher Conference, announced Linda S. Nelson, executive director of the organization. Charlotte Mayor Anthony R. Foxx presented the opening remarks and Arch N. McIntosh Jr., Charlotte Latin's headmaster and NCAIS president, welcomed the attendees to the special opportunity for professional development. Internationally known educational consultant Dr. Rob Evans, author of "Family Matters," "The Human Side of School Change" and "Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader," gave the keynote address, which focused on how parents and educators can effectively work together to support children's educations.

Charlotte Catholic

Drama: Katrina Ashlin has been cast as Clara, the lead non-professional role in the Charlotte Youth Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker." In addition to Katrina, other CCHS students in the Nutcracker are: Maggie Tomaszewski (10th grade), Avery Faucette (ninth grade) and Katharina Traynor (ninth grade). They will be performing Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Halton Theatre on the central campus of Central Piedmont Community College. There is also an abbreviated version of the ballet for schools, Dec. 3 at 9:30 p.m. The Charlotte Youth Ballet hosts professional guest artists from around the world and allows student dancers to perform with them. Parking is free. Make sure you tell the Halton Theatre Box Office that you are associated with Charlotte Catholic High School for either of the performances. Tickets: $12-$25 (special rates for Girls Scouts). Tickets are available online at tix.cpcc.edu or CarolinaTix.org, or by calling The Halton Box Office, 704-330-6534, visit www.charlotteyouthballet.com for more information.

East Mecklenburg

Culinary Arts request: Equipment is needed for the Culinary Arts Room 201. All parents are encouraged to visit the website www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=400333 to provide stools for the Culinary Arts Department at East Meck. Please donate for a very worthy cause at the school.

Financial aid: On Dec. 15, East Meck will present "Financial Aid Night" from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., which will provide vital information regarding college financial aid.

South Mecklenburg

Drivers education: South Meck will host two driver education classes after school, beginning Nov. 30-Dec. 15. The rosters for these classes are posted in the Main Office and on the Driver Education Bulletin Board in the mall. Students interested in taking driver education over the winter break may pick up a registration form in the Main Office. South Meck will host a class Monday, Dec. 27-Friday Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You must attend all five days and be in the class the full 61/2 hours each day to complete the course. There are no makeup days. The registration form must be returned by Dec. 3.

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