SCW Education Notes – April 25

Local students receive invitation to NC Governor’s School

Some students from south Charlotte are part of the group of 35 students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools recently selected to attend the 2014 Governor’s School of North Carolina.

The program is the nation’s oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted students. The program mostly is reserved for rising seniors, except in some selected performing/visual arts areas where rising juniors also are accepted. The program is funded by the General Assembly of North Carolina and is free to students who are selected. The school is located on two campuses, and up to 275 students will attend the five-week program at each campus, including Salem College in Winston-Salem and Meredith College in Raleigh.

The following students at south Charlotte CMS schools have been invited to attend:

• Ardrey Kell High School: Vishnu Menon, math; Asha Patel, Spanish; Lakshmi Prakash, math; Wilfred Wong, instrumental music; and Jessica Yun, art

• East Mecklenburg High School: Charlotte Deiss, natural science; Erica Jordan, social science; and Milaan Shah, math

• Myers Park High School: Jameson Blount, instrumental music; Jane Booth, art; Mary Carpenter, math; Cassandra Cassidy, social science; and India Little, French

• Providence High School: Shin Bum Kim, instrumental music; Soo Bum Kim, instrumental music; Alicia Kwon, instrumental music; Matthew Moravec, instrumental music; Rachel Pomerantz, social science; Jonathan Walls, theater; and Aaron Zhang, instrumental music

• South Mecklenburg High School: Ameila Cacchione, instrumental music; Justin Giles, English; Jessica Goldfarb, art; William Hester, Spanish; Audrey Hommes, math; and Naomie Shembo, French


CMS Beginners’ Days events coming up

Elementary schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are hosting Beginners’ Day events throughout April and May to help better prepare rising kindergarteners for the 2014-15 school year.

Kindergarten teachers and staff will provide parents with expectations for their kids during the event, and also will provide tips to start preparing students for a routine. Parents also will learn about requirements for kindergarten, including immunizations and physicals. The 2014-15 school year will begin on Aug. 25. Students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 to start kindergarten. Registration for the school year already is open. Find more information on registration at the CMS website,

Ballantyne, Beverly Woods, Elizabeth Lane, Elon Park, Greenway Park, Huntingtowne Farms, Lansdowne IB, McAlpine, McKee, Polo Ridge and Rama Road elementary schools already hosted their Beginners’ Day events. The following schools will host Beginners’ Day events:

• Collinswood Language Academy: May 23, a Friday, at 10 a.m.

• Cotswold Elementary School: May 8, a Thursday, at 10 a.m.

• Eastover Elementary School: May 7, a Wednesday, from 9:15 to 11 a.m.

• Endhaven Elementary School: May 7, a Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m.

• Hawk Ridge Elementary School: May 6, a Tuesday, from 6 to 7 p.m.

• Montclaire Elementary School: May 24, a Saturday, at 6 p.m. and May 25, a Sunday, at 8 a.m.

• Myers Park Traditional School: May 21, a Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

• Olde Providence Elementary School: Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

• Park Road Montessori School: Thursday, May 1

• Providence Spring Elementary School: Tuesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m.

• Selwyn Elementary School: Friday, April 25, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

• Sharon Elementary School: May 9, a Friday, at 9 a.m.

• Smithfield Elementary School: Tuesday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m.


Charlotte Latin students recognized by Duke TIP

Sixteen seventh-graders from Charlotte Latin School recently qualified for recognition in the 2013-14 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (Duke TIP) Seventh-Grade Talent Search based on scores on the SAT or ACT.

Two additional students also qualified for summer studies at colleges throughout North Carolina.

More than 55,000 seventh-grade students nationwide participated in the program this year, and 35 percent of participants were invited to state recognition ceremonies, while 3 percent were invited to the grand recognition ceremony at Duke University to be held May 19. The grand ceremony will honor participants who earned equal to or higher than 90 percent of recent high school graduates who recently took the ACT or SAT.

The following Charlotte Latin students qualified for recognition:

• Grand Recognition: Veronica Leahy

• State Recognition: Leo Beck, Sarah Coston, Lilly Egan, Cameron Fletcher, Arella Flur, Anna Kate Goodwin, Gavin Gwaltney, Olivia Jones, Elyssa Kim, Andrew Konradt, Veronica Leahy, William Lloyd, Olivia Lowe, Jacob Scheinson, Madison Sellars and Jacob Warmath

• Summer Studies Qualifiers: Ruthie Jones and Robert Schleusner


Compiled by Morgan Smith

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