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Student Spotlight: Mint Hill student plants sustainability at QGHS

Student Spotlight: Mint Hill student plants sustainability at QGHS

MINT HILL – Queen’s Grant High School (QGHS) students welcomed the new school year with various colorful flowers greeting them at the school’s entrance, thanks to the efforts of Mint… Read more »

Finding sunshine

Finding sunshine

Greenpeace coalition pushes for renewable energy sources throughout CMS The Rolling Sunlight truck visited Mint Hill Middle students in May to teach students about the benefits of using renewable energy… Read more »

CMS announces mentor reading program

CMS announces mentor reading program

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools faculty will rally together this year in a program aimed at achieving Superintendent Ann Clark’s “north star”– literacy. The North Star Reading Program is a CMS initiative in… Read more »

Education Notes Aug. 28

Education Notes Aug. 28

CMS students gain open access to libraries Charlotte-Mecklenburg students can easily check-out books and complete online research, beginning Sept. 1, thanks to a new agreement with Charlotte-Mecklenburg libraries to allow… Read more »

Private school vouchers make friends, foes across state

Private school vouchers make friends, foes across state

A recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision might provide more school options for disadvantaged children that some education advocates believe depletes an already struggling public education budget. The Supreme Court… Read more »

Education Briefs: Aug. 21

Education Briefs: Aug. 21

Independence student earns Phoenician scholarship MINT HILL – Tamer Alyateem, of Independence High School, earned a $2,000 scholarship, thanks to the Metrolina Phoenician Club. The Metrolina club is a nondenominational… Read more »

DPI to study new testing assessment model

DPI to study new testing assessment model

Although many teachers and families across the state express distaste for standardized testing, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) plans to add multiple, shorter tests throughout the year,… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Young golfers find community at Pine Lake

Student Spotlight: Young golfers find community at Pine Lake

MINT HILL – Four youth golfers at Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill wouldn’t have found athletic success without the support of each other and the Pine Lake community…. Read more »

Back to school checklist

Back to school checklist

Doesn’t Staples tell us the “most wonderful time of the year” is almost here? Parents are getting ready to shout with joy as students who’ve been home all summer are… Read more »

CMS remains in limbo as state extends budget deadline

CMS remains in limbo as state extends budget deadline

The school bell will ring on Aug. 24 and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will not know the fate of its teacher assistants. State legislators meant to complete the budget for the fiscal… Read more »