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It’s a final: Butler beats Indy (albeit in last night’s jv game)

Butler kicked an extra point with 20 seconds left last night to lift its JV team past Independence 35-34. The game has become as heated of a rivalry as the varsity games in recent years, and should be an indication of the competitiveness of tonight’s game. PHOTOS BY Mark Sward

By |November 6th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|1 Comment

Butler golfer 19th in state tournament

Samantha Wallace fired an 81 in the first round of the state golf championship at Foxfire Golf and Country Club yesterday, good for 19th place. Butler’s Logan  Garman shot an admirable 92.   Ardrey Kell leads in team and individuals standings going into today’s final round. […]

By |October 27th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

What can brown do for you? It might be the color for the new Mint Hill high school has an update on the new Bailey Road high school which along with the new Mint Hill high school, will open next year.  The reporter interviews Terri Cockerham, the new principal at Bailey Road. She said they are having trouble coming up with colors for the high schools because most of them have already […]

By |October 23rd, 2009|Schools|11 Comments

Avery Mitchell named 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year

Albemarle Road Middle School Principal Avery Mitchell was named the 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at a surprise announcement held at the school. Mitchell, who is in her first full year at Albemarle Road Middle, was previously the principal at Crestdale Middle for four years.
During her time at Crestdale, the school was recognized as a North Carolina School of Distinction and made its goals for student academic growth. Mitchell was granted freedom and flexibility with accountability by Superintendent Peter C. Gorman during the program’s first year of implementation in April 2008. Crestdale was named a 2009 National School to Watch, an award recognizing middle schools for academic achievement, adolescent development and equitable education.
In March 2009, Mitchell was chosen by the superintendent to move to Albemarle Road Middle as part of the Strategic Staffing Initiative, which places high-performing administrators in high-need schools.
“This has tested my leadership skills and my ability to make strategic changes that will positively affect the school’s culture and student learning,” Mitchell said. “I am working closely with the administrative team, staff, parents and students to develop a culture that focuses on collaboration, rigor and continuous learning. […]

By |October 19th, 2009|Schools|1 Comment