South Charlotte

School news

If you would like to have an announcement in School news, send your news release and photos to


Superintendent search: The public engagement phase of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent search is giving the community the opportunity to provide input through Nov. 7 at

Child nutrition winners: CMS Child Nutrition Services earned two HealthierUS Challenge Bronze Awards and $500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the program developed at Ardrey Kell and McKee Road to improve the quality of food served, provide students with nutrition education, physical education and activity.

Charlotte Christian

Honors band: Five Charlotte Christian students were selected to participate in the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools Honors Band held Oct. 14-15 at Campbell University. The following students performed in the honors band: Andrew Looker Jr., Gerlea Patton, Jeremy Timperio, Griffin Wilson and Abby Yoh.

Charlotte Country Day

Open house: There will be an admission open house for perspective families of students grades 9-12 at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the school, 1440 Carmel Road. For reservations, visit or call 704-943-4530.

Performance: The Middle School will present "Hotel Escargot," 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Gorelick Family Theater on campus.

Covenant Day

Hometown hero: Covenant Day School senior Brent McKnight was awarded the Heroism Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America during his troop's Court of Honor on Oct. 27. McKnight received the award for saving the life of his teacher, Joe Rego, while on a mission trip in Haiti. Rego was choking on a sandwich when McKnight performed the Heimlich maneuver.

Bush aide: Former White House Aide Tim Goeglein will speak at Covenant Day School on Nov. 3 from 9:45-11 a.m. Goeglein, author of "The Man in the Middle," will give his first-person account of President George W. Bush's faith in action.

Video seminar: Covenant Day School will host a seminar on video game conflict on Nov. 8 from 8:15-10 a.m. and Nov. 15 from 7-9 p.m. Covenant Day Counselor Dawn Poulterer will present the 12 mistakes that parents make when it comes to video gaming in their home. The seminar is free to the public and child care will be provided. To make a reservation and register for child care,

East Meck High

Volleyball for cancer: Sarah Mumford and Sanda Knox, co-captains of the East Meck Volleyball team, recently planned a fundraiser in honor of breast cancer awareness month. In collaboration with the DREAM Team, the girls planned a volleyball tournament in which four mens' teams competed against each other in short games with the winner playing the varsity volleyball team. All players and patrons contributed $1 for the cause and a canned good (to go toward the school's hunger drive). The funds raised will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Elizabeth Lane Elementary

Classroom caravan: Elizabeth Lane Elementary was recently presented with a $1,000 check by Windstream's SchoolsWIN campaign. The Windstream Classroom Caravan has been traveling across the nation giving away checks for technology and school supplies to schools who applied for a "quick fix."

Myers Park High

Free concert: The Myers Park Marching Band will join the Myers Park Band Ensembles for a music concert 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the school auditorium, 2400 Colony Road.

Providence High

Band competition winner: Providence High School placed first in the 5A division of the 30th Blue Devil Classic Competition for high school marching bands and was the overall winner of the competition.

South Charlotte Middle

Subway contest winner: Therese Mendoza, a South Charlotte Middle School student, was one of two grand prize winners in the Subway Fresh Fit Video and Poster Competition. She won an awards package that included a $1,000 fitness grant for her school to purchase new equipment and education resources.

South Meck High

Sabre of the Month: Valery Ortiz has been named the first recipient of the Sabre of the Month award. She received the certificate from the principal, Dr. Maureen Furr, along with gift cards to IHOP and AMC Theaters. The award recognizes students who represent the best of what South Meck stands for: integrity, academic achievement, diversity, striving for improvement, a positive attitude and willingness to help fellow students and the community.