W.A. Hough High School offers a program Thursday on the college search process, and invites all interested parents and families to attend. Meanwhile, North Mecklenburg High School invites people to take a “stroll through the arts” next week, and St. Mark Catholic School sets a fundraising record for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Also, Davidson Day School earns reaccreditation and Cannon School offers a world languages summer camp. Read below for details.
COLLEGE SEARCH PROGRAM
CORNELIUS – Rising seniors or juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend an evening program on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the W. A. Hough High School auditorium that will focus on the college search process. A representative from Queens University will give an overview of what colleges are looking for in applicants during the admission process and to help students identify which institutions may be the best fit for their academic success.
N. MECK STROLL THROUGH THE ARTS MAY 3
HUNTERSVILLE – Enjoy art – in many forms – at North Mecklenburg High School next week, as students display their visual artwork in the hallways and play live music. The “art stroll” is leading up to the theater department’s production of the musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
From 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., enjoy ceramics, photography, paintings and other 2-D art while listening to live music in the school’s J building. Then at 6:30, head to the auditorium for the free musical performance (doors open at 6:30, show opens at 7 p.m.).
ST. MARK AIDS DIABETES RESEARCH
HUNTERSVILLE – Students at St Mark Catholic School in Huntersville have earned the honor of Top Fundraising School in the United States for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Kids Walk Program. The school sponsored a JDRF Kids Walk fundraising campaign to educate students about type 1 diabetes and to raise vital funds to improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes.
Fundraising efforts included a spirit week, “penny wars” classroom competition, raffles and pledge solicitation. The campaign culminated in a day-long event on March 9 where students participated in kick-ball, limbo, line dances, dodge ball and walking several laps around the school’s outdoor track. Surpassing all expectations, St Mark Catholic School raised an incredible $61,000 through these efforts. The amount is not only the most raised by any school in the country this year; it is the most ever raised by a school in the history of the JDRF Kids Walk Program, according to school officials.
DAVIDSON DAY ACCREDITATION
DAVIDSON – Davidson Day School earned reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The school said the accreditation team praised Davidson Day for providing a “world class education for students in early childhood through grade 12 following an innovative and challenging curriculum model that is highly successful.” A report said reviewers were impressed with the “visionary leadership” and “well-articulated, shared vision of growth for the school.”
The team reported that Davidson Day School’s “staff and teachers are qualified and committed to the mission of the school and the maintenance of high standards throughout the grades. A wonderful sense of community exists within the school and is shared by students, parents and staff.”
“When a team of educators from some of the finest independent schools in the Southern States submits such an effusive and glowing report, you know you’re doing a lot right in educating kids,” said Bonnie Cotter, Head of School, in a news release. “I’m very proud of what we are building here at Davidson Day.”
Building the school includes plans to grow its student population to 1000 and move its Upper School, grades 7-12, to a new campus in Mooresville within the next several years.
WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES AT CAMP CANNON THIS SUMMER
CONCORD – The world will get a little smaller this summer at Camp Cannon. Children ages 5-11 will learn about different cultures through week-long language immersion and cultural discovery activities designed to engage young minds.
Students will develop listening ability, memory, creativity and critical thinking skills, and learn new ways of looking at the world.
In “A Small World After All,” for ages 8-11, campers will explore world cultures through song, dance, fashion and traditions. “Spanish Fiesta,” for ages 7-10, explores Spanish culture through art, music appreciation, foods, dance explorations and storytelling.
Camp Cannon also offers Spanish and Mandarin Chinese language immersion classes for children ages 5-8, in partnership with the Language Academy of the Carolinas.
“Spanish has emerged as an essential skill needed in today’s world, and Mandarin promises to be the language of tomorrow,” said Marcia Brashear, Cannon School’s director of enrichment programs.
Class and registration information are available at www.cannonschool.org/campcannon.
Camp Cannon runs for seven weeks on Cannon School’s Concord campus beginning June 11 through August 3, with the exception of the week of July 4.