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Kindergarten staggered entry

CMS uses a staggered entry approach for kindergarten students. Using this method, approximately a quarter of each class’ students attend each of the first four days of school. On the fifth day, the entire class is in attendance. CMS kindergarten students are staggered August 27-30. All kindergarten students are requested to attend school on Aug. […]

By |August 16th, 2012|Around Town|2 Comments

School volunteers

Many CMS schools have benefited from volunteers and partners who contributed 355,898 hours during the 2011-2012 school year. School volunteers have the power to make a difference in the lives of our students and progress in the classroom. Volunteers positively impact students’ self-esteem, attitudes, social growth and communication skills by helping to provide the personalized attention students […]

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Improved school lunch

CMS Child Nutrition Services wants families to know that when students return to school in a few weeks, they’ll find healthy new choices in their school cafeterias that meet tough, new federal nutrition standards. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, school lunches will meet age-appropriate calorie limits, larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must […]

By |August 16th, 2012|Around Town|1 Comment

Maestro stays in Charlotte

The Charlotte Symphony announced on Tuesday that music director Christopher Warren-Green is extending his contract through the 2015-2016 season.  He was able to improve the public image of the Charlotte Symphony, both locally and internationally.  Warren-Green works around the world, including conducting at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in April 2011.  Music […]

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