School Notes for December 17

• Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Schools are closed Dec. 22 to 31 for winter break.

• Gaston County Schools: Schools are closed Dec. 22 to 31 for winter break.

• Corvian Community School: The school closes at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, for winter break. Classes resume Jan. 3.

• Francis Bradley Middle: Students participate in “Red and Green Day” Tuesday, Dec. 21.

• Hopewell High School: The school’s JROTC enjoys a Winter Ball beginning at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in the school cafeteria.

• Lake Norman Charter: Applications for the 2011-12 school year lottery are available at the middle and high school campuses, 12435 Old Statesville Road, as well as on the school’s website, The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

• Long Creek Elementary: The school hosts holiday parties Tuesday, Dec. 21. Volunteers must be registered to attend.

• Mount Holly Middle: The school holds a talent show Monday, Dec. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is one canned good for the Mount Holly Community Relief Organization. … The school seeks donations to help Gaston County Cancer Services, including soups, Gatorade, Powerade and meal replacement drinks such as Ensure and Boost.

• Mountain Island Charter: The school will hold its admissions lottery for kindergarten through eighth grade Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. at the New Covenant United Methodist Church. Applications will be available through the school’s website, The application period closes at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 7.

• Mountain Island Elementary: Students enjoy winter parties at school Tuesday, Dec. 21, beginning at 1 p.m.

• Paw Creek Elementary: The school’s chorus performs a winter music program Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the auditorium. Students in kindergarten, first and second grade perform from 8 to 9 a.m. and students in third, fourth and fifth grade perform from 9 to 10 a.m.

• Pine Lake Preparatory: The school is now accepting online enrollment applications, at

• Ramah Christian Classical School: The school closes Wednesday, Dec. 22, for the winter holiday. Classes resume Jan. 4.

• River Oaks Academy: The school’s winter ball is Friday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

• Whitewater Academy: Yearbooks are available for pre-sale through Friday, Dec. 17. … Parents enjoy a Parents Night Out Friday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 6 p.m.

– Compiled by Christina Ritchie Rogers

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