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Education briefs

Presentation tonight on paying for college

Tamika Ruffin from the College Foundation of North Carolina will present information today at Sacred Heart Catholic School for parents on how to pay for college.
Ruffin will talk about ways to start planning and saving now so families will be prepared for the cost of higher education- especially if they have multiple children. The total current estimated cost for NC State University for one year is $24,327.00. This will be a chance to learn what you can do now to help be ready to pay for college when your child graduates from high school.  The earlier you start to plan, the better.
The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic School.
West Rowan hosts ‘Once Upon a Bedtime’

West Rowan High School’s play, “Once Upon a Bedtime” will open Friday at 7 p.m.

The play unfolds as a babysitter consoles a sleepless child with bedtime stories, which are brought to life on the stage. Song selections include “Thriller,” “Into the Woods,” “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” “Let It Go,” “Dig A Little Deeper,” “Circle of Life,” and “You’ll Be In My Heart.” The production will feature West Rowan High School students, Southeast Middle School students and West Rowan Middle students.

A predominantly student-led production, “Once Upon a Bedtime” is directed by West Rowan High chorus teacher Justin Snyder, choreographed by Keshun Bradley and written by Margaret “Megan” Smith.

Shows will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 4 p.m. at West Rowan High School.

Yadkin Path Montessori open house

Yadkin Path Montessori, at 2135 Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with games and prizes for children, tours of the building, information about registering and a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon with the Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander. For more information or to RSVP, contact yadkinpath@gmail.com or call 704-642-2211.
DCCC to hold commencement exercises 

U.S. Sen. Richard M. Burr will present the keynote address to Davidson County Community College’s 2016 graduating class. The college’s 53rd commencement is set for 10 a.m. on May 14 at the Davidson Campus.

During the ceremony, a total of 1,535 credentials – 598 associate degrees, 173 diplomas and 764 certificates – will be awarded to 1,038 graduates. The college will also announce the 2016 Academic Excellence Award representative, the first recipients of the Robert Bruce Smith Jr. Student Success Scholarship and other special recognitions.

Burr, first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his second term in the U.S. Senate. In the Senate, Burr serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and sits on the Health, Education Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee.

DCCC’s commencement ceremony will be broadcast live at www.DavidsonCCC.edu/graduation-live. For additional commencement information, visit www.DavidsonCCC.edu/graduation.


Support West Rowan Middle School’s band
Come Support West Rowan Middle School Bands at 5925 Statesville Blvd., at a vendor expo and flea market May 14. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to the Public. Vendor and yard sale booths available. If you are interested in getting a booth, contact Peggi Brown at 336-880-3554 or scents4warmers@gmail.com.
Rowan Sheriff’s Office hosts summer leadership camp

Join the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office’s youth leadership camp for free food, fun, enrichment sessions, games and trips.

Trips may include swimming, bowling and other fun and interesting places and activities. Enrichment sessions will include Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) instruction from Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and members of the community. The camp is free and free lunch and breakfast is provided each day.

The goal is to provide a fun, safe environment where youth can increase cultural awareness, social skills, and peer interaction and learn ways to be a responsible and successful young person.

There are a limited number of openings for three sessions:

  • Session One: June 27- July 1 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (First Baptist Church, Salisbury)
  • Session Two: July 18-22 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (C.C. Erwin Middle School)
  • Session Three: Aug. 8-12 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (Mt. Zion UCC, China Grove)

Mail completed application to: 232 N. Main St. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office (Dep. Walker).

Applications are due May 1. Those accepted into the program will receive a verification letter with details and attendance information.



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