Posted on 21 November 2013.
Posted in Cornelius, Public works, Schools
Posted on 13 November 2013.
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Schools
Posted on 06 November 2013.
A student carried a sign saying “We Support Our Teachers.” (Little Photography)
By LISA MILLER
Many schools across North Carolina staged something called a “walk-in” Monday. It was in lieu of a one-day strike that some teachers had been contemplating to protest stagnant wages, elimination of tenure, and an increase in standardized testing.
[Members of the Parent Teacher Organization and other supporters joined the statewide "walk-in" Monday afternoon at J.V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius. They gathered after dismissal at 3:15 on the front sidewalk of the school and walked in together "in support of our phenomenal teachers," according to an organizer. ]
Several weeks ago, Superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools Brady Johnson got wind that a teacher walk-out was in the works. So he suggested an alternative. Read the full story
Posted in Schools, WFAE
Posted on 29 October 2013.
Hough’s band won the Grand Champion award at the Porter Ridge competition. (Eric Feldman photo)
The Hough High School Marching Band followed up last week’s first in class awards at the Blue Devil Classic by winning top honors at the 8th Annual Pirate Cove Classic hosted by Porter Ridge High School, in Indian Trail. The Marching Huskies were named Grand Champion, scoring more points than larger bands fielded by traditional marching band powerhouses Myers Park, Cherryville and Independence. The Huskies claimed first place in every category possible, earning the following honors:
- Director Award – Mr. Robert Carrington
- Band of Pirates Spirit Award
- 1st Place – Percussion
- 1st Place – Color Guard
- 1st Place – Drum Major
- 1st Place – Marching
- 1st Place – General Effect
- 1st Place – Music
- 1st Place – Class AAA
- Most Points Class A to AAAAAA
The crowd was thrilled by the Marching Huskies’ performance of Echoes Reflected and applauded loudly at the end of each movement. One judge even danced along with the band at one point. The crowd cheered so loudly at the end of the show it was obvious that the Huskies were the band to beat out of the 18 bands in the competition.
Robert Carrington, Director of Music for the marching band, was proud of the Spirit Award, saying it recognized the band’s “dedication and commitment.”
Carrington also gave credit to the band’s years of training, which began in middle school music programs led by Ruth Petersen at Bailey Middle School and Rick Owens at Bradley Middle School.
Hough High School Band Website, http://www.houghhsband.org/
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