SCW Education Notes Nov. 9

Chantilly Montessori to host prospective parent open house

Parents interested in learning more about the Montessori learning style can attend an open house event this month at Chantilly Montessori School.

The school, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools magnet campus, will host the open house event Nov. 28. Prospective parents will meet with the school’s staff and tour some of the classrooms.

The event is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the school, 701 Briar Creek Road. Reservations are not necessary, but the school asks for the event to be parents or guardians only.

The school will host another prospective parent open house event Jan. 13, 2013.

Covenant Day students place in Fall Festival Art Show

Students at Covenant Day School placed at the 15th annual Pineville Fall Festival Art Show last weekend.

Each school was permitted to submit 25 entries. This was Covenant Day’s seventh year to submit prize-winning artwork.

Seventh-grader Michael Bose received Best in Show for his acrylic painting, winning $200. Sophomore Joe Yardley received first place in the high school division for his acrylic painting and seventh-grader Haywood Ferguson received third place in the sixth- through eighth-grade division for his collagraph print. Fifth-grader Eli Kibler received honorable mention in the third- through fifth-grade category for his acrylic painting.

Charlotte Prep student wins adult chess tournament

Seventh-grade William Shuford, a student at Charlotte Preparatory School, placed high in the 39th annual Lipkin-Pfefferkorn Open adult chess tournament Oct. 26 through 28.

William placed first in two divisions and tied for second in a higher division, receiving a $250 prize. He’s ranked in the 73rd percentile among U.S. Chess Federation-rated junior players and in the 59th percentile among all players rated in North Carolina.

East Mecklenburg marching band finishes strong

East Mecklenburg High School’s marching band recently wrapped up their competition season as three time grand champions.
During competitions at East Rowan, Chase and West Stokes high schools, the Eagles were named grand champions. The band won the highest rating of their class in the categories of music, marching, general effect, color guard and percussion in all three competitions.

The Eagles also placed second in all categories in the 4A division Oct. 27 during their final competition at Hickory Ridge High School. The school’s color guard placed first.

This year, the band performed CT’s Sultry Selections with music by Claude T. Smith. Drum majors Lashonda Brockington and Natalia Husby directed the band, with teacher Scott Clowes as their director.

Charlotte Christian dedicates Warner Field House
Charlotte Christian School recently held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on the school’s campus for the opening of the Warner Field House, a new facility dedicated in memory of George and Louise Warner.

The new building, named by Troy and Dena Brown after great-grandparents of three Charlotte Christian students, is a 7,800-square-foot facility that includes athletic offices, a multipurpose room designed for use by wrestling, cheerleading, fine arts and large group meetings. It also holds locker rooms for football, lacrosse and wrestling, a classroom that can be used for physical education lecture classes, athletic team meetings and study halls.

The new building was built through monetary gifts from current and alumni parents.

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