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Author Archives: Courtney Schultz

South Charlotte schools prep for NCASA state final

South Charlotte schools prep for NCASA state final

Some south Charlotte students are preparing their academic game faces for this weekend. Providence and Ardrey Kell high schools and Jay M. Robinson Middle School’s Quiz Bowl teams will compete… Read more »

Rama Road girls dig into STEM curriculum

Rama Road girls dig into STEM curriculum

Female students at Rama Road Elementary School are dissecting squids, identifying bones in owl pellets, learning about engineering and building working machines all through a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)… Read more »

‘Kinky Boots’ takes sass, creativity to high-heeled heights

‘Kinky Boots’ takes sass, creativity to high-heeled heights

Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky Boots” took flair and passion to a new level as part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts PNC Broadway Lights series. The show brought humor,… Read more »

CMS sees decrease in dropouts, suspensions

CMS sees decrease in dropouts, suspensions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools saw decreases in dropout rates and suspensions over the past school year, according to the annual 2013-14 Consolidated Data Report presented to the North Carolina School Board on… Read more »

Beverly Woods takes art to the next level

Beverly Woods takes art to the next level

Beverly Woods Elementary School tends to make its art shows larger than life and this year is no exception. Last year, Beverly Woods art teacher Gail Glunz and Lauren Reddick,… Read more »

South Charlotte magnet programs earn national awards

South Charlotte magnet programs earn national awards

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), a national organization of magnet and theme-based schools, announced merit awards for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and south Charlotte programs came out on top. Four south Charlotte… Read more »

Former actress urges adolescents to ‘embrace their weirdness’

Former actress urges adolescents to ‘embrace their weirdness’

Lisa Jakub lived what looked like the “charmed life” throughout her childhood. She was an actress at 4 years old and went on to play memorable roles such as the… Read more »

Carmel Middle students top the ranks of district art contest

Carmel Middle students top the ranks of district art contest

Two Carmel Middle School students topped the competition in this year’s Mecklenburg County PTA Reflections Art Contest. Eighth-grader Makenzie Blake and seventh-grader Zach Cowan placed first and second, respectively, in… Read more »

Award-winning partnership brings greater  STEM opportunities for south Charlotte school

Award-winning partnership brings greater STEM opportunities for south Charlotte school

Multinational corporation Cognizant Technology Solutions granted McPIE, or McClintock Partners in Education, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) grant of $13,150 to bring a Quadcopter Maker Space program to middle… Read more »

Joseph dreams in color at Charlotte’s theater

Joseph dreams in color at Charlotte’s theater

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” took Charlotte’s theater scene by fluorescent storm. The musical is a modern telling of the biblical story, found in the Book of Genesis, “Joseph… Read more »