• Alexander Middle: Picture days is March 10.



• Bailey Middle: The Middle School Concert Band Festival takes place March 8-10. … Tuesday, March 8, is O’ Charley’s Family Night. A portion of the restaurants proceeds will benefit the school. … The school offers tours for prospective families every Wednesday through April. Tours are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and registration is not needed.



• Barnette Elementary: The PTA board meets Monday, March 7, at 6 p.m. … The school’s spring festival takes place March 10. … Picture day is March 15.



• Blythe Elementary: The school asks families to donate used printer-ink cartridges and cell phones to the Blythe Elementary Recycle program to help raise money for the school. Place cartridges and phone in the collection box in the lobby.



• Bradley Middle: The school’s bookfair takes place Monday, March 7, through March 11. The PTA board meets Tuesday, March 8. … The school will host a fine arts festival March 10 at 5 p.m. followed by family night at the bookfair at 5:30 p.m. … The PTA meets March 10 at 6 p.m.



• Cannon School: The school has extended its enrollment application deadline to March 15 to accommodate additional applicants to first grade. Cannon School will host an admission open house Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. in Taylor Hall. To learn more, call the admission office at 704-721-7199.



• Cornelius Elementary: The School Leadership Team meets Friday, March 4, at 8 a.m. … Fifth-graders meet with a group from Bailey Middle School on Friday, March 4, at 10 a.m.



• Davidson Elementary: The School Leadership Team meets Monday, March 7 at 4 p.m. … The school holds its spring book fair the week of March 14. … The school offers tours every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. through the end of April. Tours begin in the front office. For more information, call 980-343-3900.



• Davidson IB Middle: The PTA board meets Friday, March 4, at 7:30 a.m. … The school will host a talent show and silent auction Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m.



• Grace Covenant Academy: Registration for the 2011-12 school year is now open. Find more information at the school’s website, www.gracecovenantacademy.org.



• Hopewell High School: The school hosts a blood drive Wednesday, March 9.



• Hough High: Tenth-graders take the N.C. 10th-grade writing test Tuesday, March 8.



• Huntersville Elementary: The school offers a group tour Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m.



• J.V. Washam Elementary: The School Leadership Team meets Tuesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. … Take Dad/Male Role Model to school is March 11.



• Long Creek Elementary: The Honors Choir rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the music classroom … The Chess Club meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. in the media center.



• McKinney Academy: The school hosts open houses March 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Families with rising sixth-graders are encouraged to attend, as the school plans to add sixth grade next year. …The school celebrates Black History Month with a special presentation by the student body Friday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m.



• North Meck High: The school will administer the 10th-grade writing test Tuesday, March 8.



• Torrence Creek Elementary: … The next All Pro Dads event, which includes breakfast and a 45-minute program, takes place Friday, March 4, at 8 a.m. RSVP to trainer2go@aol.com. … The PTA meets Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. The school’s show choir will perform “Jungle Book” following the meeting. … The school’s science fair takes place March 10. The PTA meets March 10.



• Woodlawn School: The school offers a free seminar March 21 at 6:30 p.m. on paying for college, featuring Ryan Clark, author of “College Aid For Middle Class America: Solutions to Paying Wholesale vs. Retail.” Clark serves as president of Clark College Funding Inc. The seminar is open to all high school students and their parents. Find directions at the school’s website, visit www.woodlawnschool.org.

– Compiled by Andrew Batten