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New band director: Charlotte Catholic announced Joshua Potter is the new band director, which includes marching band, symphonic and concert bands and a jazz band. Potter taught at Millbrook High in Raleigh, West Rowan High in Mount Ulla, and for the past 11 years as director of bands and chair of the atrts department at Wakefield High in Raleigh. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from UNC Chapel Hill in 1998 and a Master of Music in conducting from East Carolina University in 2008.
British American School
Open house: Prospective students and their families are invited to an open house at The British American School of Charlotte 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 or Sept. 21. The Ballantyne school welcomes students of both international and American backgrounds ages 3 to 16. To RSVP, call 704-341-3236.
Campus cleanup: There will be a campus cleanup 8 a.m. Aug. 20. Bring yard tools and gloves to join the community movement. Community service hours will be rewarded.
Parking stickers: Juniors and seniors may apply for parking spaces on a first-come-first-serve manner based on grades Aug. 15 and 16. Students must have the application filled out, the required documentation and $25. See the Providence website for details: schools.cms.k12.nc.us/providenceHS.
Wilderness course: Student Rebecca Goins, 15, recently completed a 14-day wilderness course with NC Outward bound. She and 11 crewmates participated in a variety of activities including backpacking and whitewater canoeing, learning to use a map and compass and more.
South Charlotte Middle
Sixth-grade vaccinations: Rising sixth-graders must have their Tdap shot by Sept. 23. Proof must be provided by this date for students to remain in school.
New appointments: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the appointment of chief information officer Dr. Scott R. Muri; two zone superintendents; zone executive director; executive director of family and community services and Parent University Dr. Paul Holden; and five principals at its July 26 meeting.
Cricket: The United States Youth Cricket Association announced a partnership with CMS as a model for the rest of the U.S. in its implementation of the USYCA Schools Program in the 2011-12 school year. They will supply CMS' 136 elementary and middle schools with free cricket sets, instruction and ongoing support. CMS will incorporate cricket into the physical education curriculum.
School Supply Drives
Verizon: Area residents can drop off new school supplies through Aug. 15 at local VerizonWireless stores to give students back-to-school essentials. The nonprofits receiving the supplies include: the Boys & Girls Clubs, Communities in Schools, Lancaster County First Steps and Stanley County Family YMCA.
Forest Hill: Forest Hill Church off of Park Road is holding a book bag and supply drive for Quail Hollow Middle School. They will be collecting bags and supplies at all services the weekend of Aug. 14 at the Park Road location, 7224 Park Road, and Ballantyne Location at the Ballantyne Village Theater. Details: 704-578-8815 or www.kitsforkidz.org/forest.