Education briefs

  • Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Salisbury Academy preview

Salisbury Academy faculty and staff invite parents to visit the school March 22 for a preview morning event.

During this event, parents will learn about Salisbury Academy and have time to interact with teachers and staff. Academic Administrator and Admissions Director Beverly Fowler will lead a discussion on the seven key principles of an effective school choice decision. Parents are also invited to tour the campus and spend time in the classrooms to get a first-hand look at the school’s curriculum that provides skills needed for 21st century learners.

“Making the decision where to send your child for their formative educational years is one of the biggest decisions parents make,” said Fowler. “Personal visits and conversations with teachers and administrators about the curriculum, learning environment, and school’s educational philosophy are an important first step in this decision-making process.”

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N.

For more information contact Fowler at or 704-636-3002, extension 103.

RCCC Tour de Campus

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Alumni Association is presenting the Tour de Campus 5K - Rowan on the North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. on Saturday, March 16. This race is part of the 50th anniversary celebration for Rowan-Cabarrus. Registration for Saturday’s race begins at 7:30 a.m. at building 400 with a start time at 9 a.m. The half mile fun run (for kids 12 and under) will start at 9:45 a.m.

The 5K fee is $25 and the fun run fee is $10.

The Tour de Campus 5K - Rowan is a trail race using the new walking and running trail recently constructed on the 100-acre Salisbury campus. The 3.1 mile course loops through and around the campus.

The race will benefit the RCCC Alumni Association that has recently been reinvigorated. The Alumni Association has been designed to involve, inform and serve members of the Rowan-Cabarrus family establishing their lifelong relationship with the college. The college is looking to expand the association and keep alumni informed of college events. Alumni should contact Barbara Meidl at 704-216-3876 or

The race is for competitive and recreational runners, as well as walkers. The college encourages individuals with disabilities to participate.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female participants in each of the 14 age divisions and an overall male and female winner.

Online registration is available at

For more information about the 5Ks, please contact Barbara Meidl, 704-216-3876, or visit For additional information about RCCC, please visit or call 704-216-RCCC (7222).

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