W.A. Hough High School Marching Band members gear up for band camp next week. In other school news, CMS reminds families that all students must receive vaccinations before school starts, the North Mecklenburg High School team doctor offers $20 sports physicals, Tenders hosts a restaurant night benefiting Bailey Middle School, J.M. Alexander Middle’s PTSA hosts a back to school fair for new and returning students and families and Hopewell High grad Caleb White wins a $4,000 college scholarship.
HOUGH HIGH MARCHING BAND SEASON BEGINS NEXT WEEK
The W.A. Hough High School Band next Friday kicks off its marching band season with band camp. The band has 67 student members this year, according to Band Boosters secretary Angela Knox.
Students holding leadership positions for next year will begin camp early, Aug. 1 and 2, and students who have not competitively marched for a full season with the band begin camp Aug. 3. Beginning Friday, Aug. 5, all students who have competitively marched a full season will participate in the camp.
After a week of camp, the marching band will perform a “preview” for parents and community members Friday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Check out the band website for details and updates.
TENDERS RESTAURANT NIGHT WILL SUPPORT BAILEY MIDDLE ORCHESTRA
Tenders restaurant, at 18341 Statesville Road in Cornelius, hosts a restaurant night Aug. 2 benefitting Bailey Middle School.
The restaurant will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds from meals served between 5 and 8 p.m. to the school and the funds will go to support the Bailey Middle School Orchestra.
Mention Bailey Middle School when you place your order.
J.M. ALEXANDER PTSA HOSTS BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR
The J.M. Alexander Parent, Teacher, Student Association sponsors a Back to School Fair Aug. 13 to welcome the rising sixth-graders, new Davidson IB Students and returning JMA students.
The PTSA is planning the event as an opportunity for all students, teachers and parents to interact with each other in a positive way before school starts.
The fair will be held on Aug. 13 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the JMA athletic field.
Vendors for the event include Bruster’s Ice Cream, Jet’s Pizza, Cooke Rentals and Diamond Springs Water, according to the event Facebook page.
NORTH MECK’S TEAM DOCTOR OFFERS $20 SPORTS PHYSICALS THURSDAY
North Mecklenburg High School’s team doctor, Dr. Brian Delay, will offer $20 sports physicals this Thursday, July 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Delay’s office is located at 10030 Gilead Rd # 160, in Huntersville, next to Presbyterian Hospital.
He requests payments in cash.
CMS: STUDENTS NEED VACCINATIONS BEFORE SEPT. 23
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is encouraging parents to check with their health care provider to make sure they are aware of the vaccinations students must have before Aug. 25, the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
“Families need to make their appointments early,” said Nancy Langenfeld, coordinated school health specialist for CMS. “If families wait until August to schedule appointments, there may not be enough slots available across Mecklenburg County to ensure all students will be seen before the deadline.”
The exclusion date for students who have not been vaccinated is Sept. 23 for the 2011-12 school year. Students who are not compliant with vaccinations by this date will not be allowed to attend school until they have received the appropriate vaccinations.
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are required to have a physical and must be current on all childhood vaccinations. A booster shot called Tdap is required for all students who are entering the sixth grade and who have not had a booster shot containing tetanus in the past five years. The Tdap vaccine provides protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough).
In order to help families who need vaccinations, the Mecklenburg County Health Department has day and evening hours at the following locations for immunizations. Please be sure to bring the student’s vaccination record and insurance information as there may be a fee. Call 704-336- 6500 to make an appointment.
The Community Cruiser sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital will dedicate time over the summer for immunizations. From 9 – 9:30 a.m. the cruiser will give immunizations. The locations of the cruiser are listed below.
- First and third Mondays – Monte Calvariao International, 4814 Silabert Avenue
- Second Mondays – J. Ray Shute Center, 506 Green Street, Monroe
- First Tuesdays – Faith Memorial Baptist, 211 Lakewood Avuenue
- First and third Thursdays – Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6212 Tuckaseegee Road
- Second and fourth Tuesdays – Steele Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, 1500 Shopton Road
- Second and fourth Thursdays – St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist, 1600 Norris Avenue
- Second Fridays – Solomon House, 200 S. Main Street, Huntersville
- Fourth Fridays – New Beginnings, 707 Stillwell Road, Matthews
For more information on the Community Cruiser click here or call (704) 384-3031.
Click here for more information about the required vaccinations, or call CMS Coordinated School Health at 980-343-6269 or the Mecklenburg County Health Department at 704-304-6500
HOPEWELL GRAD WINS $4,000 CHARACTER SCHOLARSHIP
Hopewell High School graduate Caleb White, son of Mitch and Virginia White of Huntersville, received a $4,000 Stewards of the Game Christian Character Scholarship for college. He will attend Appalachian State University in the fall.
Caleb was awarded the scholarship in honor of his high academic achievements, participation on multiple athletic teams, leadership skills, community service, and the positive influence he had on his peers.
Casey Fitzsimons, Managing Director of Stewards of the Game, said: “Caleb’s faith is steadfast and shows in his various mission works from Pittsburg to Mexico where he recently lead a construction group in building housing for homeless families. He is an exemplary young man.”
Caleb played SOTG baseball for 6 seasons and coached a team for players ages nine and 10 with his father, Mitch White.
Stewards of the Game is a Christian faith-based sports league specializing in baseball and basketball. This past spring, Stewards awarded 21 sports scholarships to area youth so they could have the opportunity to play baseball.