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Communities In Schools hosts bands Dec. 11

Communities In Schools of Rowan County and Cornerstone Church bring back by popular demand The Rowan Big Band All-Stars to The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
The family event is free to the public.
The featured soloists are:
– Alexis Cowan, Principal from North Middle School.
– Chandler Dickson, student at North Rowan High School.
– Tina Rodgers, from Koontz Elementary School, accompanied on the piano by Karon Gobble.
The group will perform Big Band Christmas music. Cookies and punch will be available. Dancing and donations are welcomed and appreciated.
Communities In Schools of Rowan County is a United Way Agency and also receives funding from: The N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Juvenile Justice, The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, The Salisbury Community Foundation, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Speedway Children’s Charities, The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
The mission of the organization is: “To champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life”.
For more information about the event or helping a young person call: 704-797-0210
Hurley Good Citizens
Good Citizens for the month of November at Hurley Elementary School include:
Kindergarten: Natalia House, Jaden Highley, Katelyn Kirbaugh and Akin Robinson.
First grade: Shawntarria Neal, Janayia Phifer, Paul Phillips, Fernanda Torres-Alejandre, Ellen Yang and Kayla Young.
Second grade: Mitzi Avilez-Hernandez, Jose Cervantes-Flores, Xavier Kesler, Archie Norton and Taylor Poole.
Third grade: Roarke Burton, Kayleigh Hare, Michelle Padgett, Tyler Seward and Lizabeth Trejo-Garduno.
Fourth grade: Catherine Elkins, Sam Furches, Logan Hinson and Eric Kirbaugh.
Fifth grade: Tyzarea Alexander, Graham Bowes and Ahmed Mustafic.
Hanford Dole honor rollThe first quarter “A” honor roll for Hanford Dole Elementary School:
Third grade: Jaquis Clinding, Chioma Osakwe, Tamia Brown, Grace Dangerfield and Emily Hartsell;
Fourth grade: Catherine Helm, Aubrie Stinson, Coby Weant, Ty’Kier Walker, Arielle Edwards, Brandon Guzman, Angel Scialdone and Lane Davis;
Fifth grade: Javin Goodine, Jorge Jaimes, Esmer Villalobos, Paola Gomez, Chidi Osakwe, Azyza Thomas and Deja Worth.
Shive honor roll
Students on the Shive Elementary School all-A honor roll for the first quarter are:
Second grade: Marissa Blackwelder, Jeremy Clevinger, Maci Cooper, Ashley Drye, Brennen Dwinell, Triston Fuller, Livy Galloway, Vanessa Haburn, Garrett Jacobs, Victoria Lewis, Damion Moore, Brooke Morgan, Gage Jackson, Tyler Seamon, Katelyn Sifford, Caroline Turner, Douchi Vang, Kassidy Voyles
Third grade: Stephen Deutsch, C. T. Freeman, Matthew Porozynski, Taylor Porozynski, Mackenzie Sprinkle, Vallie Vazquez, Savannah Winters
Fourth grade: Carson Barnhardt, Austin Burchette, Matthew Caldwell, Krystal Diehl, Denise Dolinger, Trey Dry, Kenan Hartung, Tanner Jackson, Gabi Jolly, Zackary McClendon, Taylor Sienerth, Anne Marie Turney, Madison York
Fifth grade: Brittany Anderson, Rebekah Barnhardt, Jason Beaver, Nate Brink, Randy Chavira, Sawyer Drye, Karlyn Dwinell, Lindsey Edwards, Angela Haynes, Chloe Jacobs, Justin Leonard, Robert Myer
RCCC offering Six Sigma courses
CONCORD ó The Corporate and Professional Development Office at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer Six Sigma certification courses in early 2010.
The college will offer the Six Sigma Yellow Belt course on Thursdays, Jan. 14-28, from 6 to 10 p.m. Classes will be held at the Cabarrus Business and Technology Center at 660 Concord Parkway North in Concord. The course fee, including materials, is $1,295.
The Yellow Belt course provides a basic understanding of Six Sigma, basic statistical and problem-solving techniques, process mapping, action plans, data types, lean thinking and team fundamentals.
Rowan-Cabarrus will offer the Six Sigma Green Belt course on Mondays, Feb. 1-April 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at the Cabarrus Business and Technology Center, with a course fee of $1,295. Students in the Green Belt course will be able to demonstrate Six Sigma methodology on a project, understand Six Sigma team leadership and lead independent projects.
For more information, contact DeAnn Basden, the college’s director of corporate and professional development, at 704-216-3530 or basdend@rowancabarrus.edu.
R3 Center’s December workshops
KANNAPOLIS ó The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in December for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. All of the programs are provided free
Located at 164 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) to assist workers who are unemployed or under-employed.
The center’s mission is built on three Rs ń a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.
The center’s December schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free workshops, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance at 704-216-7201, and reserve a seat. Call also for specific workshop locations.
– New Client Launch ń 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 7, and 9 a.m. on Dec. 9. New Client Launch is an orientation program for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
– Lay-Off Survival ń 10 a.m. on Dec. 7;
– Identifying Your Career Options ń 10 a.m. on Dec. 9;
– Online Job Hunting-Updated ń 2 p.m. on Dec. 9;
– Interview Techniques ń 6 p.m. on Dec. 9;
– Looking for Work at 50+ ń 10 a.m. on Dec. 10;
– Stand Out & Network ń 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10; and
– Job Seeking for Veterans ń 6 p.m. on Dec. 10.
The R3 Center also will offer three resum clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Please call to reserve a seat. The resume clinics are scheduled for 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 8.
The R3 Center helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The center’s normal office hours are: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Check the center for reduced hours Dec. 14-18. The center will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 3 for the holiday season.
The R3 Center partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Employment Security Commission and other area community colleges.
For more information about the R3 Center and its services and programs, call 704-216-7201, or visit www.rowancabarrus.edu/r3center.

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