Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hanford-Dole Family Night

Hanford-Dole Elementary hosted its first Family Night of the year on Oct. 6.

Sabrina Eagle, school counselor, had Melissa Shue of the Terrie Hess House present a program on Prevent Child Abuse-Rowan to over 90 parents in attendance. Parents were given ways to keep their kids safe in a changing world.

While the parents were in the presentation, the students were invited to the gym for a “Movie and Popcorn.”  Communities In Schools site coordinators invited Western-Southern Insurance to work with parents to start an identification kit which would include fingerprinting  of the children at their homes.

All families were invited to stay for a dinner of pizza, chicken nuggets, salad, dessert and a drink.  Chick-fil-A, CiCi’s Pizza, Union Lutheran Church, Eagle Plumbing, Duane Eagle Electric, Hanford-Dole PTA  and school staff members contributed to the meal. The school’s PTA offered several baskets in a “Basket Raffle” that included a number of gift cards from area businesses.

Catawba offers youth swimming

Catawba College is offering a new winter session for youth swimming, Nov. 3-Dec. 3.

The 5-week program is taught by Catawba swimmers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m.-7:15 pm. The cost is $80 per participant.

The class needs at least 15 participants to make this session possible. Sign up by Oct. 30. Contact Michael Sever, head swimming coach at 704-637-4762 for the sign-up form.

There is also a youth competition swim program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, and Masters Swimming on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Contact Michael Sever for more information.

Proceeds support Catawba College swimming.