Community School of Davidson celebrates ArtSpace

DAVIDSON – Community School of Davidson dedicated its new ArtSpace with a celebration that included a food truck rally, student artwork presentations, dance performances, woodworking displays and a ribbon cutting with Mayor John Woods and local leaders.

The new 22,000-square-foot addition includes classrooms, a dance studio, woods art studio, music room, a 250-seat black box theater and a centralized student commons area for study and various events.

Michael McMillan, owner of McMillan Construction, was among the guest speakers whose Cornelius-based general contracting firm built the $13 million space. Three of his children attend the school.

“It’s cool to have an emotional tie to this project,” McMillan said. “It’s not just an edifice. My children will be performing in the black box and building in the woodworking shop.”


College offers emergency medical science degree next fall

CHARLOTTE – Central Piedmont Community College will offer a two-year associate degree program in emergency medical science starting in August 2014.

The new program will be the result of a partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and produce graduates to meet a growing need in Mecklenburg County for paramedics.

The program will be based at CPCC’s Merancas Campus in Huntersville with classes also offered at the Central and Levine campuses.

Paramedic-level classes will meet two evenings per week and include a Saturday option for some clinical and internship requirements.

The program will prepare students to take certification exams, as well as employment in EMS organizations.

“This EMS degree program and partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System will be unique, offering our students the best classroom, lab, clinical and field internship experiences available,” explained Tamara Williams, dean of the Merancas Campus.

Details: Michael Price, or 704-330-4112.


The Mint Museum plans display of Davidson Day students' photos

DAVIDSON – The Mint Museum has invited Davidson Day School students from Laura Mueller Wood’s photography classes to exhibit their work.

Mueller arranged a field trip to the Mint for her 60 students after reading a newspaper article about the photography exhibition, “Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer.”

The students followed their trip with an assignment to photograph Davidson’s Main Street in a style inspired by the “Bearing Witness” photographs.

The black and white images made by the students represent their visions of “street photography” and include scenes documenting daily life on Main Street.

The students’ photos will be exhibited Jan. 20-31 at the Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte.


Montessori school hosts open house

CHARLOTTE – Countryside Montessori School invites prospective parents to observe in a Montessori classroom.

The event will be held 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at 4755 Prosperity Church Road.

RSVP to Dolores Murgolo, or 704-503-6000 ext. 113. 


Students named to dean’s lists

HUNTERSVILLE – The following students were named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester.

• Kayce Elisabeth Beck, North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C.

• Casey Brighton, Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.

Gregory Thomas Pullen, Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.