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Principal: CES student doing well after mishap

March 24. A third-grade boy who was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning at Cornelius Elementary is doing just fine. Principal Jessica Holbrook texted parents yesterday regarding the incident which resulted in the student being taken to the hospital. She said it is school policy that students should not be left unattended at any time, […]

CMS 2023 District Spelling Bee winners from left: Emerson McVey, third place; Dhruva Srivatsa, first place: and Grace Cai, second place.

How do you spell p-e-r-i-p-h-e-r-a-l?

Jan. 27. After spelling the final word, “peripheral,” correctly, Dhruva Srivatsa took home the top prize at the CMS 2023 District Spelling Bee Jan. 26 at The Mint Museum Randolph. He attends Davidson K-8 School. Dhruva and runners-up, Grace Cai from Irwin Academic Center and Emerson McVey from South Academy of International Languages will compete […]

Cornelius Elementary School Robotics Team

Cornelius Elementary’s Robotics Team goes to state championships Jan. 21-22

Jan. 11. Cornelius Elementary’s Robotics Team was awarded the Judge’s Award in the NC FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge qualifying tournament held at Olympic High School in Charlotte, and scored high enough to advance to the State Championship. The Judge’s Award is presented to the team that excelled in all aspects of the competition: Robotics, […]

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Outgoing CMS board member says superintendent will be named soon

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. In her final appearance as a Charlotte Mecklenburg School board member last night, Rhonda Cheek told Cornelius commissioners that she expects a new interim CMS superintendent to be named before schools break for the holidays. “I know the principals at our various schools are very anxious to have the decision […]

Rev. David Judge of First Baptist

Non-profit pre-school will launch next year

Oct. 26. Cornelius Early Scholars, a nonprofit scholarship preschool, will launch next year to give children in need a chance for a head start in their early childhood education. The preschool will meet in donated space in the Education Building at First Baptist Church on Catawba Avenue. “With one out of four children unprepared to […]

CMS District 1 candidates

5 candidates running for CMS District 1 seat

Oct. 7. There are 18 candidates for Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, five of them running for the District 1 seat that includes Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and parts of North Charlotte from Mountain Island Lake to Mallard Creek. It’s a non-partisan race, with two Republicans, two Democrats and one unaffiliated candidate running; Ro Lawsin has […]


Survey addresses where NC teachers stand nationwide

Sept. 27. With teachers making an average of $2,150 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.  WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of […]

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How to manage the back-to-school transition

Aug. 30. As kids head back to school, it’s a good idea to try to manage the transition. It can be hard! Dr. Pallavi Suvarna, a family medicine physician and mom, with Novant, shared these tips: Check in frequently. The mental and physical well-being of 73 million American kids is at risk and getting worse. […]


First day of school: Let’s all keep an eye out for kids

Aug. 29. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools welcomed back roughly 140,000 students and 18,000 employees today. There are 925 buses on the road, not to mention tens of thousands of parents. Keep an eye out for kids! Kathie Moquin (pictured) is. She’s the new crossing guard at Cornelius Elementary. Extra caution Watch for kids walking while looking at their […]

5 candidates have filed for District 1 CMS board seat

Aug. 12. By Dave Vieser. The CMS District 1 school board election in Mecklenburg County, delayed for a year by the late arrival of census data, just got more interesting. There are now five candidates. District 1 covers Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and portions of North Charlotte. Filing closed at noon today. Here’s the lineup as […]