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School starts today for Queen’s Grant!

While CMS kids have a couple more days before school starts, Queen’s Grant k-8 and high school started today. The high school is located at Garr Christian Academy for hopefully half the school year while the new building on Lawyers Road gets built. Also new at the high school are 11th graders. For about changes […]

By |August 21st, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

Locke Foundation: CMS gets a D+

The John Locke Foundation, a think tank based in Raleigh, gave Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools a D+ for being “parent friendly” in a recent spotlight report. The rankings are based on 11 different measures in the four categories of school administration, teachers, safety, and performance. No NC school received an A and just 19 of the […]

By |August 19th, 2008|Schools|2 Comments

When to enroll your child in kindergarten

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has made some possibly confusing changes to enrolling kindergartners. CMS created a toolkit for parents of students in every grade with questions about the upcoming school year. […]

By |August 19th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

CMS rolls out new rules for eligibility

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced new rules and procedures for verifying student-athlete eligibility.

“I think we’ve moved to the next step,” said Dr. Peter Gorman, CMS superintendent. “You can never resolve something that has on-going monitoring and compliance, you’ll just continue to have to check on it.”

CMS accepted every recommendation from the 24-member committee put together to tackle the system’s eligibility issues during the last school year.

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By |August 15th, 2008|Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Bulldogs, Patriots open preseason

The Butler Bulldogs and Independence Patriots scrimmaged against local high school football teams yesterday. Butler scrimmaged the Olympic Trojans at 8 am, and the Patriots faced the Charlotte Catholic Cougars at 7 pm. […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Butler and Independence players declared ineligible

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said yesterday it found three players ineligible at Butler and Independence high schools.
After an investigation by CMS Law Enforcement, one Butler High School varsity football player and one Butler High basketball player were declared ineligible. The students violated a CMS residency rule by falsifying their addresses. A junior varsity football player from Independence […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|1 Comment