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Members of the Cornelius Elementary Robotics Team at FIRST Lego League State Championship.
(R to L) Back row: Mrs.Warren, Katherine Chou, Alexis Admire, Eloise Bissette,  Liam Bredeson, Mr.Rosebrook
Front row: Keegan Bamford, Kaya Dickens, Zoey Hart, Anthony Gautier, Nora Tobias, Yahya Khan

Cornelius Elementary Robotics Team lands trophy

Jan. 30. Cornelius Elementary’s Robotics team brought home a trophy from the NC FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge State Championship. The team placed fourth in Core Values, and ranked 10th in Robot Run out of 90 qualifying teams. Teams are scored at the competition based on their robot run performance, their research project and their […]

Melissa Easley unseats veteran CMS board member

Nov. 9. By Dave Vieser. With two candidates for Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board District 1 splitting the Republican vote, Democrat candidate Melissa Easley won decisively, with incumbent Rhonda Cheek and newcomer Ro Lawsin coming in second and third. Easley: 18,510 Cheek: 14,542 Lawsin: 10,711 Fountain: 9,447 Fisher: 7,663 Two other independent candidates—Bill Fountain and Hamani […]

Photo: Cornelius PTO

Could Cornelius Elementary get a new building?

March 17. By Dave Vieser. A new three-story building to house the aging Cornelius Elementary School may be in the works, according to CMS School Board Member Rhonda Cheek. “We really are in a good position with the Cornelius Elementary School property since we have an extensive amount of property upon which we could build […]

Monday will be a teacher workday

Oct. 27. Monday Nov. 1 is a teacher workday for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. CMS will add three half-days to the 2021-2022 school calendar, making Nov. 17, Feb. 9 and March 30 half-days for students. The intention is to provide more planning time to teachers who are stretched thin amidst high absenteeism among colleagues and a […]

Virtual discussion Oct. 20: Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact

Oct. 18. With Critical Race Theory a topic of discussion nationwide, Unity in Community North Mecklenburg (UiC) will hold the second installment of a two-part virtual forum on Wednesday Oct. 20 to discuss education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. “Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact” will be moderated by Dr. Brandy Nelson, executive director of CMS secondary […]


First day of school at CMS: Watch for kids, be safe

Aug. 25. Cornelius Police Sgt. Jeff Connors did an awesome job shepherding kids across Catawba Avenue on the first day of school at Cornelius Elementary. Reminders —CMS is requiring face coverings for all staff and students indoors in all facilities. —Every child should have their mask ready to wear as they board the bus. —There […]

David Farley is new principal at Hough High

Aug. 24. David Farley is the new principal at William Amos Hough High. He has been the assistant principal since 2018 and dean of students from 2016 to 2018 at Hough High. Farley, who was an instructional accountability facilitator at North Mecklenburg High from 2015 to 2016 and a teacher at Harding University High from […]

CMS Education Centr building dedications to Dr Chris Folk and

CMS board votes to require facemasks indoors, regardless of grade

July 30. As COVID numbers spike, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education is requiring universal face coverings in all schools and educational office buildings effective immediately. The requirement applies to all students over the age of 2, staff, volunteers and visitors inside buildings and buses. Face coverings will remain optional outdoors. ‘Serious concern’ “This decision aligns […]

CMS Board sets special meeting to decide on mask requirements

July 27. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will meet in the Chamber Room at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 9 am July 30 to consider masking requirements. Gov. Roy Cooper last week strongly encouraged face coverings in North Carolina elementary and middle schools, saying masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anson County Schools have […]

CMS Education Centr building dedications to Dr Chris Folk and

Meck County restores $56 million in CMS funding

July 8. By Dave Yochum. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners have resolved their dispute over county funding for the 2021-2022 school year. It means county commissioners will remove the conditional-allocation restrictions placed on $56 million of the current appropriation, making the funds immediately available to CMS. In addition, […]