Open house: A general open house will be held Jan. 22 at 8:45 a.m. in the Media Center for parents of rising freshmen/new students, with optional tours beginning at 8 a.m. Administration, counselors, parents and current students will be available to answer questions. Parking will be available in the bus lot at the school’s side entrance across the street from Southminster Retirement Community. Tours may also be scheduled by request: SouthMeckHSPTSATours@gmail.com.
Wrestling awards: In the Holy Angels Invitational tournament held earlier in January, Collin Stewart placed first, Blake Barber, third, Chris Moungle, third, and Jacob Norby, eighth.
Spelling bee: Eva Vega, winner of the spelling bee, will represent the school in the regional Charlotte Observer Spelling Bee Jan. 29. Eva, along with runner up Chloe Richardo and Hayes Wright and Josita Paulrag will represent the school in the ACSI Spelling Bee in March.
Aquarium grant: Latin students were chosen as recipients of an Initiative Grant from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. The team will present their project, “Ancient Aquatic Adventures,” at the Georgia Aquarium’s STEAM events during the Atlanta Science Festival in March. The project is in collaboration with Emory University’s Carlos Museum.
Charlotte Country Day
Headmaster recognition: Mark Reed, Head of School, has been elected into the Headmasters Association, a prestigious organization of 100 secondary school educational leaders nationwide. Reed is one of two members in the state.
Alumni news: Kent Caldwell’s art installation “Forest Monsters” is on display at the Sahara West Library in Las Vegas through Jan. 26. Caldwell is a Cirque du Soleill Mystere performer and graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in art and design and biopsychology. His exhibit features 3D printed figurines inspired by pediatric cancer patients’ artworks.
Geography bee: Joseph Sachtleben recently won the school Geography Bee for fifth through eighth graders. If he successfully completes a written test, Joseph will advance to the state bee. The competitions are in conjunction with the National Geographic Bee.
Reading program: Two-hundred-fifty six lower school students participated in the second quarter of the Reading Knights program. The incentive program encourages reading and a lifelong love of books. Students read books aligned with their grade level and are recognized for meeting quarterly goals.
Open house: The school will hold an admissions open house dinner 6 p.m. Jan. 29 for prospective students and parents interested in JK through fifth grade. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and classroom tours. Faculty members will be present to meet with attendees. Reservations are encouraged by email, email@example.com or by phone, 704-366-5657, ext. 6503.
Gap year: Post-secondary gap year programs will be discussed at an informational session at Providence Day School Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m.
The session is in collaboration with Dynamy Internship Year and Thinking Beyond Border. For information, visit www.internshipyear.org or www.usagapyearfairs.org or contact Kathy Cheng at 508-755-2571, ext. 18.
Waddell Language Academy
Rescheduled event: Freshmen Night, previously scheduled for Feb. 5, will now be held March 26.
Open house: The school will hold an open house Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m. www.anamimontessori.org