CMS reassignment period closes Friday

Families who participated in the first student-assignment lottery and wish to place their child in a different school have until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27 to request reassignment. Reassignment requests are considered for four reasons:
• The student wishes to attend his/her home school (placement is guaranteed)unknown
• Child of CMS staff member (placement is not guaranteed)
• Student’s medical and/or health condition (families must complete the CMS medical packet)
• Extreme hardship, which are circumstances that affect a family’s ability to support the student’s educational success. • Hardship requests require a written explanation and supporting documents.       Continue reading


Person robbed at gun point in Matthews

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Last night at approximately 11:30 pm, Matthews Police received a report that an individual was robbed at gunpoint in a home on Springwater Drive. It was stated that there were two suspects, last seen running out of the home and their location was not known. Both suspects were described as being African American and wearing dark grey mechanic style jump suits. No one was injured during this incident.
The Matthews Police Department received assistance from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police by providing their helicopter and K-9 unit. The area was thoroughly searched by air and ground and no suspects were located. The investigation is still in the early stages and many of the details are still being confirmed. Detectives are currently attempting to determine if the victim was targeted for a specific reason.


More than 100 turn out for MH high school boundary meeting

photo by Tim Long

Parents from Mint Hill and the surrounding area came out to Independence High School last night for the first of two workshops on the boundaries for the new Mint Hill high school. Get the full story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.