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Bain Elementary School to be replaced?

Bain Elementary School may not be renovated after all. At last night’s school board meeting, the idea was proposed to replace the existing building with a new one. Pineville Elementary will also be replaced instead of renovated. Guy Chamberlain, associate superintendent for auxiliary services, described the changes to the Board at its Aug. 12 meeting: […]

By |August 13th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Real Estate, Schools|1 Comment

Take a tour of Mint Hill’s 2010 public high school

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.

Butler and Independence scrimmage tomorrow, but not each other

[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 […]

By |August 11th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|1 Comment

Mixed messages from CMS?

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 […]

By |August 7th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

Butler practices in dawg days of summer

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 […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Ryan Houston looks lean and mean at UNC

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 […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments