School Notes for Aug. 12
by Staff Writer
• J.M. Alexander Middle: The school holds a back-to-school country fair and family social Saturday, Aug. 13, to welcome new Davidson I.B. Middle students, rising sixth-graders and returning J.M. Alexander students. The event lasts from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the school’s athletic field. … The school holds a sixth-grade orientation and seventh- and eighth-grade open houses on Aug. 23. Orientation begins at 5 p.m., and the open houses begin at 6:15 p.m.
• Bailey Middle: Parents have an opportunity to speak with Bailey Middle Principal Jennifer Dean on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Dilworth Coffee House, 9606 Bailey Road, Cornelius. … The school holds its open house Aug. 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for sixth-graders and 5 to 6:30 p.m. for seventh-graders.
• Barnette Elementary: The school holds its open house Aug. 24 from 3 to 3:40 p.m. for fourth and fifth grades, 3:40 to 4:20 p.m. for first and second grades and 4:20 to 5 p.m. for third grade. Teachers will offer classroom information and review class rules, and parents can get information about transportation, the parent-teacher association and after-school programs in the gym.
• Blythe Elementary: The school holds an open house Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.
• Bradley Middle: A list of school supplies students need this fall is available at the school’s website, www.schools.cms.k12.nc.us/francisbradleyMS/Pages/Default.aspx. Parents who purchased school supplies online through Epipacks may pick up their supply packs in their child’s homeroom during open house. … The school holds its open house Aug. 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for seventh and eighth grades and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the sixth grade.
• Cannon School: New student orientation takes place Friday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. … The new school year begins Monday, Aug. 15. … The lower school holds back-to-school night Aug. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Taylor Hall.
• Community School of Davidson: The school holds an ice-cream-social fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the school’s playground and front field. … Parents have their own open house Aug. 21. … Classes for all grades except kindergarten begin Aug. 22. … Staggered entry for kindergarten students begins Aug. 23. Kindergartners attend their first full day Aug. 26.
• Cornelius Elementary: The school sends home “welcome letters” Aug. 18. …The school holds its open house Aug. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m.
• Davidson Day School: Orientation for seventh through 12th grades takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. … Class begins for fifth through 12th grades Monday, Aug. 15. … Students in kindergarten through fourth grade begin classes Tuesday, Aug. 16.
• Davidson Elementary: This year’s school supply list is posted on the school’s website, www.schools.cms.k12.nc.us/davidsonES/Pages/Default.aspx. … The school holds its open house Aug. 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for kindergarten through second grades and 4:30 to 6 p.m. for third through fifth grades.
• Grace Covenant Academy: The school kicks off the sale of its Attraction Value & Dining Guide on Aug. 18. … Elementary school students return to class Aug. 22. … Pre-kindergartners and 3-year-olds start school Aug. 23.
• Hopewell High: Titan transition, an orientation program for rising ninth-graders, takes place Monday, Aug. 15, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Email Sonja McCreary at Sonja.firstname.lastname@example.org. … The school holds its open house Aug. 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Parent-Teacher-Student Association will hold a program at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.
• Hough High: The band will give a preview performance for parents, friends and the community Friday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the school. … The school hosts a campus beautification day Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. The school needs volunteers to help get the grounds ready for opening. Dress for outdoor jobs. … The school holds an open house for incoming freshmen Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upper classmen also can walk their schedules during this time. Members from many of the school’s clubs, booster groups and other organizations will attend and offer information.
• Huntersville Elementary: The school holds its open house Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.
• J.V. Washam Elementary: The school holds its open house Aug. 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for kindergartners, second- and fourth-graders and 5 to 6:30 p.m. for first-, third- and fifth-graders.
• Lake Norman Charter: The school holds an information social for incoming ninth-grade parents Sunday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. … An open house takes place Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. for the fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th grades and noon to 2 p.m. for seventh, eighth, 11th and 12th grades. Freshman orientation takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. … Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 17.
• Lake Norman Christian: Student/parent orientation takes place Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents and students can turn in student information forms, sign up for clubs, purchase spirit wear and consigned uniforms, bring in school supplies, sign up for volunteer activities and register for before- and after- school care. … Classes begin Aug. 22.
• Long Creek Elementary: The school holds its open house Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. for first through fifth grades and Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. for kindergarten.
• McKinney Academy: The school holds a Grounds Extreme Makeover Morning on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school welcomes volunteers to help clean up the school grounds. … The school holds its open house Monday, Aug. 15, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., and new families should arrive 15 minutes early. … Classes begins Tuesday, Aug. 16.
• North Mecklenburg High: A required student-athlete/parent meeting takes place Sunday, Aug. 14, at the school at 5 p.m. … The school holds its open house Aug. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
• Phoenix Montessori Academy: Parent orientation and opening ceremonies take place Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. … Classes begin Aug. 24.
• Ramah Christian Classical School: Classes start Monday, Aug. 15.
• St. Mark Catholic School: The school holds its open house Aug. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. for kindergarten families and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for first- through eighth-grade families. If families cannot make it on this day, they can stop by the school Aug. 23 from 9 to 10 a.m. …The school year begins Aug. 24 for first through eighth grades. Kindergartners with last names beginning with letters A through L attend Aug. 24 until noon and M through Z attend Aug. 25 until noon. All classes start a normal schedule Aug. 29. … The school will not serve hot lunches until the week of Sept. 6. Until then, students will need to pack lunch daily.
• Torrence Creek Elementary: The school holds its open house Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon for kindergartners, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for first-graders, 2 to 3 p.m. for second-graders, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for third-graders and 5 to 6 p.m. for fourth- and fifth-graders.
Woodlawn School: Classes begin Aug. 29.