School Notes: April 6

CMS to host superintendent finalist public meetings

Parents, students and staff will have the opportunity to meet the three finalists for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s next superintendent Wednesday April 11, at various area locations.

A panel of community members chosen by the Board of Education will submit questions of their own, as well as questions of the general public, to the three finalists. Although questions must be submitted by noon on Tuesday April 10, the meetings are open to the public. Names of the finalists will not be released until Monday, April 9.

People can submit their questions by sending a direct message to @CMS_Schools on Twitter, or by sending a message to

The board is expected to make announce the new superintendent early May.

The public meetings are:
• St. Peter’s Episcopal Parrish Hall, 115 West Seventh St.
1 to 2:15 p.m.; 2:45 to 4 p.m.; and 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
• Government Center Chamber, 600 East Fourth St.
1 to 2:15 p.m.; 2:45 to 4 p.m.; and 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
• Francis Auditorium Main Library, 310 North Tryon St.
1 to 2:15 p.m.; 2:45 to 4 p.m.; and 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
• Northwest School of the Arts, 1415 Beatties Ford Road
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg students selected for N.C. Governor’s School

Several Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ students from Matthews and Mint Hill were recently accepted into the Governor’s School of North Carolina, a five-week residential program to take place this summer.

The N.C. Governor’s School integrates academic disciplines, the arts and other unique courses. The curriculum focuses on recent concepts and ideas in each discipline and does not involve credit, tests or grades.

The following students were selected to attend:
• Kaitlyn Baker, social science – Butler High School
• Dang Pham, math – Butler High School
• Brinda Bhaskar, natural science – Providence High School
• Halley Freger, social science – Providence High School
• Erich Jegier, math – Providence High School
• Sarah Peters, math – Providence High School

Scholarship open for Butler and Independence seniors

Seniors at Butler and Independence high schools can now apply for the R. Stephen Ross Scholarships.

The college scholarship program was created in 2003 in memory of Steve Ross, a 1970 graduate of Independence High School. Up to two seniors at each school may receive a one-time, $1,000 scholarship. The program is based on students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, outstanding character and a commitment to community service.

Applications can be found in the student services office at each school and are due by May 5.

A fundraiser Saturday, April 14 at Jake’s Good Eats, 12721 Albermarle Road, will benefit the scholarship fund. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $30. Reservations are required.

For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail katrinar87@earth

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