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For those ages 18 and younger  who normally get free or reduced lunch during the school year, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer food at various locations throughout the summer.

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Several Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools celebrated graduations over the last few weeks. Here are some scenes from the North Mecklenburg High and Hopewell High (light blue) graduations, which took place June 9 at UNC-Charlotte's Halton Arena.

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CORNELIUS – There is a little grey cupboard tucked just outside the back edge of the Cornelius Community Garden. The unobtrusive object is meant to be a place where people will be able to come and get household items they may need without having to ask.

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HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High School Principal Dino Gisiano has been selected to represent North America on an international panel focused on enhancing the educational programming provided through the Cambridge learning system.

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HUNTERSVILLE – Eighteen area high school juniors have recently completed the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership program for 2017-2018.  The program, administered by the Chamber, is coordinated by the 2016-2017 graduates of the Chamber’s Adult Leadership Lake Norman as a serv…

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• Bailey Middle – The character ed program is March 4. ... The PTSA board meeting is May 8. … The final SLT meeting is May 8. … A school tour is May 9. … The “Ozma of Oz” performances are May 10-11. 

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• Bailey Middle – All State honors are April 20. … Honor Roll celebrations are April 20. … The eighth-grade trip to Williamsburg, Va., is April 25. … Dancing with the staff is April 25. 

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Every day, at all three of the high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system serving the north Mecklenburg community, students voluntarily engage in a program that emphasizes discipline, pride and self-improvement to take steps toward becoming better citizens. 

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MURFREESBORO – Huntersville’s Evelyn Walker won the Best of Category & Special Judges Award in the 2017 Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Awards Collegiate Print Competition March 24.

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Bailey Middle School won first place at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Wingate University. The team competed in the middle school division problem 5, “A Stellar Hangut” and will move on to World finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, on May 22. 

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CORNELIUS – The Bailey Middle School Seventh and Eighth Grade Performing Band is one of 15 ensembles in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that has been chosen to perform at A Musical Showcase April 23 in Charlotte.

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Blythe Elementary IB World School celebrated cultures from all over the world this week with presentations, special projects and guest speakers. The event culminated March 23 with a Parade of Nations and program with students sharing dances, poems, plays and songs representing a variety of c…

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CORNELIUS – The Bailey Middle School Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Band performed at the South Central District Music Performance Adjudication March 8 at Wingate University.

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• J.M. Alexander Middle – The Spring Book Fair is March 19-23. … The Annual International Festival with presentations, performances and food from more than 30 countries is 6 p.m. March 22.

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HUNTERSVILLE – The North Mecklenburg Debate & Speech Team qualified six students to attend the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Championships to be held over Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C.

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MOORESVILLE – Community School of Davidson eighth-graders were busy for the past month and a half working diligently on their interactive history projects. While replicating a battle scene or war moment was part of the design portion of it, what they took away was more than simply a lesson i…

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“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…” is just one of the classic lines from the legendary Dr. Seuss books, beloved by children and educators alike. Dr. Seuss was actually named Theodor Seuss Geisel, and lived until the age of 87. He was an author, a political cartoonist and more, writin…

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A Honor Roll – Joseph Michael Anastasio, Bridget Marie Anderson, Grace Caroline Anderson, Molly Nicole Andrews, Avrey Vivian Arzamarski, Benjamin David Atherton, Ekin Darka Aygen, Brooke Elizabeth Baldwin, Santhosh Balla, Hannah Elizabeth Barger, Anna Marguerite Barker, Sarah Jane Benjamin, …

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As technology improves and intermingles with entertainment and education, children are exposed to more screens than ever before. That exposure has the potential to cause certain harmful aspects, beyond the physical dangers, according to local health officials. 

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HUNTERSVILLE – Throughout the Lake Norman region, the population has risen over the last decade to the point where necessary medical services became harder to access for those who don’t live i…

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CORNELIUS – Planning is underway for a new day care and preschool at 8715 Westmoreland Road, which is slated to house 178 students at peak capacity.

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HUNTERSVILLE – NC Global Leadership, which was formerly known as Piedmont Triad International Visitors Council, has announced Barry “Justin” Spencer, a senior at N.C. A&T State University …

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Theater groups from Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville and Lake Norman High School in Mooresville have both been honored for their performances in North Carolina Theatre Conference (NC…

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• J.M. Alexander – There will be an open house at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. … 13 Reasons Why Not: Suicide Awareness & Prevention will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the…

Herald Weekly

On Friday, Nov. 10, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be celebrating the Veterans Day holiday, and schools will be closed.

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HUNTERSVILLE – On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Grand Oak Elementary School students will have the opportunity to dress up like their favorite book character and bring their favorite book to school to share.

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Each Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education District 1 candidate was given the opportunity to answer questions in their own words. All responses are in the candidates’ own words and …

Herald Weekly

Each Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education District 1 candidate was given the opportunity to answer questions in their own words. All responses are in the candidates’ own words and …