The raising of the flags at Community School of Davidson Friday included a special ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
We have photos from that event, plus more spelling bee news (including McKinney Academy’s first-ever bee winner), an ArtsStamp winner at Davidson Elementary and a calendar listing upcoming open house dates at Woodlawn, McKinney, Davidson Day and Cannon School.
All that, plus how to register for the 2nd annual “Run Too Overcome” and sports scores.
CSD MARKS SCOUTING ANNIVERSARY
2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Boy Scouts of America.
In honor of that milestone, Community School of Davidson invited all of its scouts to come to school Friday in uniform and attend a special morning flag raising event.
Girl scouts in green, cub scouts in blue and boy scouts in khaki saluted and helped with the raising of the Stars and Stripes. Scouts followed suit with the state flag and the school flag, and then recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
The ceremony follows action by the Davidson Town Board to name Feb. 7-13 as “Scouting Anniversary Week.” The proclamation noted that not only is this the 100th year of Boy Scouts, it is also “the 80th anniversary of the Cub Scouts, and 95th Anniversary of the Mecklenburg County Boy Scout Council.”
REGIONAL SPELLING BEE RESULTS
Joseph Pleasant, a 4th grader and the son of Renita and Anthony Pleasant, won McKinney Academy’s first ever spelling bee in January. Joseph advanced to the Independent School Spelling Bee, held Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Charlotte Country Day School , where he made it through the first round, correctly spelling the word “Permian.” (Stumped? It means “Belonging to the geologic time and deposits of the 7th and last period of the Paleozoic Era.”)
Woodlawn School’s trio of spellers competed at the NC Western Regional Bee for Non-Public Schools, held Feb. 11 in Salisbury. Frank Bragg, the school bee winner and a 6th grader from Huntersville, placed fourth overall at the competition. His classmates lined up right next to him: placing 5th overall was Peyton Kelly, and in 6th was Stephan Snyder.
Congrats to all of our local spellers!
DES STUDENT WINS ARTSTAMPS PRIZE
Kendall Miller, a fourth grader in Kyle Verlin’s class at Davidson Elementary, won the Runner Up award and a cash prize of $50 for her entry in the ArtStamps’ 2009 National Artistic Achievement Awards. ArtStamps is a school fundraising company that turns student artwork into U.S. postage stamps. Davidson Elementary’s student council has been using the fundraising program for the past few years. Click here to see Kendall’s drawing of a globe-sunflower among the other 2009 winners from schools across the country.
‘RUN TOO OVERCOME’ IS MARCH
The second annual Run Too Overcome 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will take place on Saturday, March 6, at 8 a.m. at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center. Event proceeds benefit the Special Needs Programs for eight schools in the Northern Learning Community of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Bailey Middle, Blythe Elementary, Croft Community, Davidson Elementary, Huntersville Elementary, J.V. Washam Elementary, Torrence Creek Elementary and Barnette Elementary.
Online registration for the event is available through March 3 at www.queencitytiming.com. Registration forms can be picked-up at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center or at the front offices of participating schools. Event costs are: $25 for the 5K Run/Walk ($20 for CMS Staff) and $15 for the Kids Race. Race Day Registration is available at the race location from 6 -7:45 a.m. for the cost of $30 for the 5K and $20 for the Kids Race.
Entertainment at the event will be provided by the local band, Cynergy, and by the Coca-Cola Discovery Vehicle, which features a Wii Sport play center and interactive inflatable games.
Please contact the event coordinator, Robin Kruse, with any questions at 704-280-9264.
The Woodlawn boys basketball team beat North Hills 51-49 in a thrilling, double overtime game Thursday, Feb. 11. That was followed by a 43-52 loss Tuesday to Countryside Montessori.
At Davidson Day, the boys varsity rolled past Statesville Christian Thursday, Feb. 11, by a score of 85-43, led by Clay McLean’s 17 points.
- WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17 – Woodlawn School will hold a K-12 Admissions Open House, starting at 6 p.m. in the school’s Red Barn. For directions and more information, visit the school website, www.woodlawnschool.org.
- THURSDAY, FEB. 18 – Open house, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., for families of prospective students at McKinney Academy. Parents can also call 704-895-9664 to schedule a tour.
- SATURDAY, FEB. 20 – Davidson Day will hold an Admissions Open House for prospective families, starting at 10 a.m. (Note that this event was rescheduled from Feb. 6 due to wintry weather.)
- SATURDAY, FEB. 20 - 10:30 – noon, Davidson Public Library. Charlotte-based college financial planner Ryan Clark will be holding a free class on how to afford college. See above for more info.
- FRIDAY, FEB. 26 – 11 a.m. The Performing Arts group at McKinney Academy will perform the African-American folk tale, “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.” See our post, “McKinney kids perform for Black History Month” for more information.
- SATURDAY, FEB. 27 - Open house, 1-3 p.m., for families of prospective students in grades 5-12 at Cannon School. Register at the school’s website, www.cannonschool.org.
- SATURDAY, MARCH 6 – Second annual Run Too Overcome 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center. See above for more details.
KEEPING UP WITH SCHOOL NEWS
DavidsonNews.net has been bursting with school news of late and we want to make sure you don’t miss anything. Check out the following links to previous coverage:
Davidson IB Future Cities team is nation’s best. The team from Davidson emerged as the champion at Tuesday’s National Finals judging, in a competition featuring 39 regional winners gathered in Washington, D.C. as part of National Engineers Week.
First Lady should consider Tigers on the Prowl. Davidson resident Amy Klett wrote an open letter to Michelle Obama, recommending that she take a look at Davidson Elementary’s successful fitness program.
Learning about college life from the Wildcats down the street. Davidson Day invited a panel of Davidson College students to come talk about college life, covering everything from dorm life to budgeting without mom around.
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