CMS new student enrollment deadline Dec. 7
The new student enrollment period for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students wishing to apply for magnet school programs for the 2013-14 school year ends Friday, Dec. 7.
To participate in the first student-assignment lottery next spring, students must enroll by Dec. 7. Families who plan to send their child to their assigned home schools do not have to register by Dec. 7, but are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. Parents should enroll children who are entering pre-kindergarten in 2013-14, starting kindergarten in 2013-14 and did not attend a CMS pre-kindergarten program or older students who will be new to CMS.
Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2013. Students must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2013, to enter pre-kindergarten.
In order to enroll students in CMS, families must provide three documents to show proof of residency. There are three categories of acceptable documents:
• A copy of a lease or a record of the most recent mortgage statement
• A utility bill dated within the past 30 days
• A valid driver’s license or vehicle tax bill
Per North Carolina law, parents also must fill out a Safe Schools Enrollment Declaration, which can be found on the district’s website, www.cms.k12.nc.us. The declaration requests information about suspensions, expulsions and felony convictions.
In addition to these forms, parents must also provide a certified birth certificate (with seal) and a copy of the student’s current immunization record. Student-enrollment forms are available on the CMS website, at any school, zone office or the Smith Family Center, 1600 Tyvola Road.
For more information, call the student placement office at 980-343-5335 or email email@example.com.
Rocky River Theatre to present ‘Sunday Gold’
The Rocky River High School theater department will present “Sunday Gold” by Joanna H. Kraus, Dec. 13 and 14.
The story follows two young girls, both with big dreams, who hope to find gold during the North Carolina gold rush. When reality hits, one girl is forced to give up her dreams to help her friend, according to a news release. Come see history and friendship collide in this play about poverty, slavery and the North Carolina gold rush.
The show runs Dec. 13 and 14, Thursday and Friday, at 7 p.m. both nights at the school, 10505 Clear Creek Commerce Drive, in Mint Hill. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public. Children younger than 12 get in free. The show is recommended for families with kids ages 10 and older.
Elizabeth Lane tops fundraising goal
Students at Elizabeth Lane Elementary School recently raised more than $4,000 for the final push in the school’s All For One Fund capital campaign, surpassing the fundraising goal of $75,000.
In honor of the accomplishment, Elizabeth Lane Principal Tara Lynn Sullivan allowed the class who raised the most money to duct tape her to a wall, while other classes paraded through the halls.
The money from the campaign will fund technology and literacy projects.
Providence band named a 2012 Carrousel Award winner
The Providence High School marching band was named a winner for their performance in the 2012 Belk Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade in uptown Charlotte.
The Pride of Providence Marching Band, who also served as the Nov. 22 parade’s honor band, was chosen as the best band in Class AA, or bands with 50 to 74 wind instruments, and received a cash award. Judges selected winning bands based on overall performance and musical skill. This year, East Burke High School won the Spirit of Carrousel Award and will serve as the honor band for the 2013 parade.
The 2012 Belk Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade featured over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, step units and drill teams and special units. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison served as this year’s Grand Marshal.