CMS second lottery-application period is open

CHARLOTTE — The second magnet-lottery application period for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools began March 13 and will remain open until 10 p.m. May 3.

Any family of a current or future-enrolled CMS student is eligible to participate.  The second lottery is primarily an opportunity to fill magnet seats left vacant in the first lottery and an opportunity for families who were not eligible or did not participate in the first lottery. 

Instruction letters on how to apply for the second lottery will be mailed in mid-March to families of students who were enrolled or future-enrolled in CMS since Dec. 7.   If a family participated in the first lottery and chooses to participate in the second lottery, the second lottery results will replace the first lottery results.  The first lottery results, including wait pool sizes and a “Magnet Schools with Space” document, will be available on the CMS website to inform and assist families with second lottery application selections.

Families participating in the second lottery will be notified of the results by letter in late May or early June.

The application is available online at 

Blythe Elementary celebrates International Week

HUNTERSVILLE – Blythe Elementary will celebrate its first International Week from March 25-28. Students and teachers will be working on research projects studying countries selected from the continents of North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. During this week, each hallway will display students’ projects from countries around the world studied in class.

Students will share their cultural heritage on WBES morning news. International speakers will present cultural information to students. The cafeteria will have a menu with international items, and music from around the world will be played.

From 1:45-2:30 p.m. on March 28 the week will conclude with a Parade of Nations, where students will display their international garments and flags to the school in a procession while singing "Hello to all the children of the world." Following the parade will be a musical and artistic program prepared by classroom teachers and students. Dances and songs from countries around the world will be presented.

International Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education. This is an effort to promote and prepare our students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences among our diverse student population. 

Bailey PTSA seeks board of director candidates

CORNELIUS – The Bailey Middle School PTSA is seeking candidates for the 2013-2014 board of directors as well as volunteers for committee chairs and members.

Those interested should complete an officer nomination form at or a committee position form at Nomination forms should be submitted to the school by March 26.

More information can been found at

Golf Squad has few spots still open

CORNELIUS – Golf Squad will begin at Bailey Middle School on March 28 for six weeks with practice on March 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9.

Golf Squad programs provide professional golf education to school-aged children for enrichment and character growth. The character building, social and physical aspects of golf are focused on in each class.

The classes are instructed by golf industry professionals. Each child receives a Golf Squad Handbook and visor. All equipment is provided by the Golf Squad PGA Professional Instructor. The classes take place inside or outside, depending on class level and weather. Golf Squad is officially recognized by the PGA of America.

For more information, email