Queen’s Grant Community Charter School,6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., will host an Open House this Thursday, Feb.27th. 2014 at 6pm to 7:30pm.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Feb. 25 that students will not have to make up school days missed on Feb. 13 and 14 due to the winter storm.
Dr. Heath E. Morrison, the district’s superintendent, presented a recommendation to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Feb. 25 to leave spring break intact by not making up two of the three missed days. The Feb. 12 snow day will be made up on March 31, previously designated a teacher workday.
The district calendar for the current school year has 1,080 hours of instructional time, which is more than the 1,025 hours required by the state. The extra hours provided some flexibility in the district’s response to the unusual weather event.
“The education of our students is always our first consideration and that is why the extra hours were built into the calendar,” Dr. Morrison said. “This decision was not an easy one but the unique nature of the February snow storm warranted a unique response. Many of our employees and families indicated that they had made plans for the break, so we are pleased to avoid shortening spring break at this time.”
However, Dr. Morrison reminded the Board and the public that it is possible that additional severe weather could occur this year. Missing more days of school, he said, will mean losing days during spring break. District leadership does not believe giving up more instructional time is in the best interests of students, he said.
Dr. Morrison’s recommendation was unanimously approved by the Board of Education.
The domestic animal industry has changed dramatically over the pass thirty years. Our pets have become very important members of our family. As pet owners we have become more educated on our pets health and what we feed our pets. We all love to spoil our little four legged friends by giving them treats. Hopefully this article will provide you with some information on the treats you buy for your dog or cat. Continue reading
Annual chili cook-off to benefit Arts and Science Council
The Town of Mint Hill and the Arts and Science Council team together again for this annual event to find the best chili in Mint Hill.
The event will take place from 11:30- 1:30 PM at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy. Participants must have their chili at Spotlight no later than 11 am on February 27.
Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located at 7741 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
For further information, contact Margie Nichols at 704-545-9726 or email@example.com by February 21.
To download an application, go to www.minthill.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg students must complete a graduation project where the student investigates a topic and presents their findings and a project to a panel. Independence High School senior and Mint Hill resident Erin Evans researched the negative effects of technology. Her report is below and has been edited for brevity. The full version is on our website www.minthilltimes.com.
Erin is the daughter of Evan and Whitney Evans of Mint Hill.
by Erin Evans
(edited for brevity)
A child sits quietly, hardly blinking, occasionally jerking, constantly staring, oblivious to his surroundings. Some might wonder if he is schizophrenic, autistic, or suffering from another mental illness.
This child is simply addicted to the technology that holds his undivided attention and isolates him from the real world.
Technology, which has so greatly impacted life today in positive ways, has now begun to raise concerns about its negative influences, especially upon the young. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson firstname.lastname@example.org
The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for February 13 was canceled due to the snow.
Mayor Ted Biggers called a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mint Hill Town Hall to make a decision on #ZC13-11, Filed by Town Of Mint Hill, Requesting a Text Amendment to Update the Flood Ordinance in response to the revised floodplain maps being prepared by Mecklenburg County.
According to Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, floodplain regulations for Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville have been updated to reflect both the new flood hazard data and the date the new floodplain maps take effect. Continue reading