What is the $53 million new Mint Hill High School going to look like? Here’s a computer animation of the Bailey High School–Mint Hill will look exactly like it when it is constructed in the Clear Creek Business Park. Both schools are set to begin in 2010. Video courtesy of CMS.
[singlepic=8,150,150,,right]High school football preseason kicks off tomorrow in the Mint Hill area. Butler High gets things started with a scrimmage at 7 am against Olympic at home. Independence gets its preseason underway at 7 pm at Independence against Charlotte Catholic. The last two scrimmages against Charlotte Catholic have been unlucky for the Patriots. One was canceled because of weather, and tight end Mario Carter tore an anterior cruciate ligament last year. Carter now plays for N.C. State.
Butler and Independence open the regular season August 29. The Bulldogs play North Meck at Butler, and the Patriots take on the Olympic Trojans at Independence.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported today more schools throughout the district met expected academic growth or had high academic growth. One hundred twenty-three schools made expected and high growth in 2007-2008, compared to 102 school in 2006-2007.
CMS reported July 21 fewer schools met adequate yearly progress standards according to the No Child Left Behind Act. All students must perform at grade level by 2014 to meet adequate yearly progress.
So in one measurement the schools are doing better than last year, but in another measurment they are not meeting adequate yearly progress?
Prospective Bulldogs took over two practice fields Tuesday morning preparing for the upcoming football season.Assistant coaches led players through various position drills while head coach Mike Newsome looked-in at each station. Newsome also advised some of the younger players about their position.
Butler had two water fountains to counter the effects of the early morning heat.
The Bulldogs finished last season 10-3 and open the 2008 season August 29 at home against North Meck.
Last year, former Butler Bulldog Ryan Houston entered UNC weighing a whopping 273 pounds–as a running back! He netted 145 yards and scored one TD playing a back-up role for the 2007 Heels. This season, Scout.com reports, he’s at 240 pounds and looks like a new man. He’s listed at No. 2 on the Tar Heel depth chart, but look for him to make huge strides this season. Butler’s head Coach Mike Newsome said he could one day see Houston playing in the NFL. He seems to be on the right path.
Twelve students from Butler High School, along with 36 other CMS high school students from Philip O. Berry, Myers Park and Vance high schools, will head out for an adventure tomorrow morning. The students will participate in Outward Bound in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trip will last eight days and the students “will learn decision-making and leadership skills while rock-climbing and backpacking.” Sounds like a nice vacation before school starts.