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, www.lncs.org. 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, www.micharter.org. 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 www.pinelakeprep.org.

• 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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