Bailey Middle School this week has set up a new sort of “Giving Tree” in support of the Habitat for Humanity Middle School Build Project. Through January, community members are invited to visit the tree and select an ornament, on which is listed an item needed and a suggested donation amount. Also in this column, Woodlawn students Peyton Kelly, Ella Kiley and Libby Dy place first, second and third in the Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club peace poster contest, and W.A. Hough High still needs about 10 volunteers to judge senior projects next week. Also, North Mecklenburg High hosts a blood Drive, Davidson Day School celebrates global holiday traditions while St. Mark Catholic plans Christmas concerts and celebrations this month. And, a reminder that Friday is the deadline for families to enter CMS’ first Magnet Lottery. Read below for details.
VISIT THE BMS TREE, SUPPORT THE HABITAT BUILD PROJECT
In support of the Habitat for Humanity Middle School Build Project, Bailey Middle School has placed a decorated tree in the school’s front office. Each ornament on the tree includes items needed for the build project, and community members are encouraged to select an item from the tree and donate the suggested amount.
The build project brings area middle schools together to build a Habitat House.
Items needed for the project range from small things, like keys and electrical outlets, to larger building materials and doors, and suggested donations range from $1 to $250.
The tree will be up in the office through January. Donations may be given to school staff in the office, or to students’ homeroom teachers. All checks should be made payable to Bailey Middle School.
WOODLAWN STUDENTS WIN LIONS POSTER CONTEST
Three Woodlawn sixth-graders in Art Teacher Jackie Royce’s class placed first, second and third in the Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club’s third annual Peace Poster Contest this month. First place winner Peyton Kelly, 11, won a $100 gift card and her entry moves on to the county-level competition. Ella Kiley and Libby Dy won second and third place respectively.
The theme for this year’s poster contest was “children know peace,” and entries were judged based on artistic merit, creativity and representation of the theme. The Lions received entries from students at Woodlawn, the Community Arts Project in Cornelius and Bailey Middle School.
HOUGH HIGH STILL NEEDS 10 PROJECT JUDGES
W.A. Hough High School is still in need of about 10 parent volunteers to judge seniors’ graduation projects during the second week in December. The school needs 14 volunteers daily from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, Dec. 5-8, and is short between 2 and 5 people on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
During the project presentations, the seniors will deliver a speech about their paper they wrote as a Junior plus be presenting a portfolio of their work and a product. Each part is given a score (speech, portfolio, and product) that is combined for their final score.
Here is the daily schedule:
- 7 a.m. – Registration/breakfast begins
- 7:20 a.m. – Training
- 11:30 a.m. – Lunch
- 2:15 p.m. – Finish
Each parent will judge as a member of a team of one staff member and two parents. Click here to sign up.
Questions? Contact Liz Rhines 704-564-7052, email@example.com.
NORTH MECK BLOOD DRIVE WILL HELP LOCAL CITIZENS
North Mecklenburg High School, at 11201 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville, is hosting a community blood Drive Dec. 12 from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The school is partnering with the Community Blood Center, so all donated blood will be used locally.
Blood donors must be 16 years or older and at least 120 pounds.
LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AT DDS DEC. 10
Davidson Day School, at 750 Jetton Street, invites community members to its second annual “Season of Light” event Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The event features the sights, sounds and tastes of winter holiday celebrations around the globe. Students from early childhood (ages 2-4), Kindergarten and first-grade classrooms will showcase celebrations from places such as China, France, Germany, Hawaii, India, Israel, Mexico and Sweden, including Chinese New Year, Chanukah, Christmas, Diwali, Santa Lucia Day, St. Nicholas Day and Three Kings Day.
Children who attend Season of Light will be given a “passport” to be stamped as they “travel” to each country or location. At each stop, children will make crafts, eat food and learn about a holiday.
The event is free and open to the public.
ST. MARK CATHOLIC CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS
Students and staff at St. Mark Catholic School kick off the Christmas season Friday evening with Carols in the Courtyard, presented by the fourth and fifth grade classes. Then, on Dec. 6, students will celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas.
The holiday celebrations continue Dec. 12 and 15, with a band concert and a performance by the school’s Honors Chorus, and just before break students will enjoy classroom Christmas parties and a middle school luncheon Dec. 20.
The school will close for Christmas break Dec. 22, and students will return Jan. 3.
DEADLINE FOR FIRST CMS MAGNET LOTTERY IS FRIDAY
Families wishing to enroll their child in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for the 2012-2013 school year and participate in the first magnet lottery must enroll by this Friday, Dec. 2.
New-student enrollment is for children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarteners who did not attend a CMS pre-kindergarten program or older students who will be new to CMS. Students must be enrolled by Dec. 2 to be eligible for the first magnet lottery, which will be open from Jan. 6 – Feb. 13, 2012.
Families that are enrolled by the Dec. 2 deadline will receive a personalized magnet-lottery instruction sheet in the mail during the first week of January. Families who plan to send their child to their assigned home school do not have to register by Dec. 2, but are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.
Children must be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2012, to be considered for kindergarten. Students must be four years old on or before Aug. 31, 2012, to be considered for pre-kindergarten.
New student-enrollment forms are available on the CMS website, at any school, zone office or the Family Application Center (700 Marsh Road). For more information, please call the Family Application Center at 980-343-5335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.