Education briefs

  • Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 6:53 a.m.

West Rowan High hosts information night for juniors, seniors

MT. ULLA — West Rowan High School’s PTA and Guidance Department is hosting “Your Future One Stop: How to Get There” to all high school juniors and seniors in the district from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Students and parents will learn valuable information through mini sessions. 

Sessions include:
• Attendance/Time-Management Skills

• How’s Your Aptitude? (Career Inventory for Students)

• Drug/Gang Awareness
• Graduation Project

• Health Insurance/Immunizations Needed for College

• Impact of Education Beyond High School

• Your Child’s Education or your Child’s Safety...the Internet

• It Isn’t the What, it is the How (The New Common Core)

• Letting Go of your Child After High School

• Making Decisions
• Career in the Military

• NCAA Eligibility Center

• Money, Money, Money! Scholarship Opportunities

• Special/Summer Programs
• Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Testing

Students and parents will be able to visit three sessions.

North Rowan Connection Choir Hope Scholarship fundraiser is Saturday

The North Rowan Connection Choir is hosting its fourth annual Friends and Family/Rainbow Tea Scholarship Fundraiser this weekend.

The fundraiser, “Old School Gospel Concert,” is at 5 p.m., Saturday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell Street. The Rev. Dr. Clary L. Phelps is the pastor of the church. This year’s concert will feature gospel music from artists such as James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins and Keith Pringle. The concert is free to the public.

Milton Griffith is the director of the North Rowan Connection choir and the Hope Scholarship.

The fundraiser is to raise money for the North Rowan Connection Hope Scholarship, given to Rowan County area students.

The 2012 Scholarship Recipients are:

• Marquis Witherspoon, West Rowan High

• Sabrina Vann, North Rowan High

• Meredith Hovis, Salisbury High

• Bryce Ford, Salisbury High
• Taylor Rivers, North Rowan High

• Joshua Howell, North Rowan High

• Kenyata Thomas, North Rowan High

• Neegbeah Reeves, North Rowan High

This year’s program will bring awareness to seven of the 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in North Carolina — Livingstone College, Winston Salem State University, Johnson C. Smith University, NC A&T University, NC Central, Shaw University and St. Augustine’s University.

Wear jeans and your favorite college T-shirt.

Middle school students host fundraiser to aid in disaster relief

KANNAPOLIS — A group of 8th grade students at Kannapolis Middle are hosting a fundraiser to help disaster relief efforts from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The students are a part of an elective class called TRAIL, which stands for Taking Responsible Actions in Life. 

The class teaches them about leadership and communication skills, healthy relationships and how to handle peer pressure.  

They also plan a class service project to improve their school or community.  These students were devastated by the news footage from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

They rallied together and decided to dedicate their service project to raising money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Proceeds from Saturday’s yard sale and bake sale will got to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

The students know that the more money they raise, the more food, shelter and emotional support can be given to those impacted. 

West Rowan High band, chorus set to perform Christmas concert

MT. ULLA — The West Rowan High School band and chorus will perform a prism concert titled “Tis the Season” at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 in the school auditorium.

“A prism concert is basically a non-stop surround-sound concert,” said band director Daniel Trivette. “We’ll simply welcome everyone and the music will begin ... all over the place! Some groups will perform on stage, others on risers, some in the back corners behind the audience.  

Trivette said some lighting effects will be added to create a seasonal atmosphere. “It’s a really neat concert experience if you’ve never been to one,” he said.

The concert is free to the public, but the school is collecting food for the its backpack food program. That food is sent home with students during the weekends and long school breaks when they do not have a school provided meal to rely on.

Cannon School offers SAT prep course for area students

CONCORD — Cannon School is offering the Princeton Review SAT Prep Course for area public, independent and homeschooled students in grades 11 and 12. The course is recommended for juniors.

Trained, certified Cannon School faculty will teach the Princeton Review SAT Prep Course on the school’s Concord campus Jan. 26 through Mar. 2. The small-group course includes 18 hours of instruction and online practice tools, plus two practice tests given before and after instruction and scored by Princeton Review to track progress.

The cost of $450 includes all course materials.

 Registration is required and class sizes are limited. Registration details and course schedules are available at .

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