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Ambassador Christian School ribbon-cutting

At 1:30 pm today Ambassador Christian School, Lake Norman’s newest high school, will hold a ribbon-cutting at the 80,000-square-foot facility on Hwy. 73 east of Hwy 115. Melissa Gibbs, widow of JD Gibbs, President of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing, and attorney Nicole Vandiver Bryan are the school’s founders. Their goal over the course of the […]

New Christian high school begins classes Aug. 21

July 9. The first day of classes at Ambassador Christian School, Lake Norman’s newest high school, will be Aug. 21, with 9th through 11th grade students in an 80,000 square foot facility in Huntersville. Ambassador’s founders, Melissa Gibbs and Nicole Bryan, have been laying the foundation of the school for three years. ACS has received […]

Central Piedmont offering new, 2-year AI program

April 24. Central Piedmont Community College is launching a new associate-degree program in artificial technology with the start of the 2024 fall semester. The AI program will cover machine learning, chatbots and generative AI, chatbot programming, artificial intelligence programming, system analysis and design, and AI applications in various industries. Given the ever-changing technology landscape, the […]

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US News rankings: Local high schools among state’s best

April 23. By Dave Yochum. There are about 25,000 high schools across the United States and US News & World Report ranks them. Several Lake Norman area schools landed in the top 5 percent nationwide. —Hough High in Cornelius ranked 39th statewide, or No. 1,096 nationally. —Community School of Davidson was 29th statewide, No. 820 […]

Do you know an exceedingly awesome teacher?

Jan. 29. Nominations are now being accepted for ASC’s Cato Excellence in Teaching Awards, which recognize teachers who have distinguished themselves in teaching art, science or history, or who have demonstrated creative infusion of arts, science or history into the core academic curriculum. Six creative teachers will receive $1,500 awards. The awards are made possible […]

Cornelius Youth Orchestra launches program for elementary-aged students

Jan. 17. Cornelius Youth Orchestras (CYO) has launched the Musical Pathways Initiative (MPI), a program designed to provide access and opportunities for elementary-aged students in the Lake Norman region to explore music by learning a musical instrument. Background Local school systems often introduce band or orchestra classes in the 6th grade, leaving a gap in […]

Former SouthLake Christian teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student

Dec. 18. A private school teacher who was placed on leave back in April has been charged with sex crimes involving a student. Tyler Dean Melton, who lives in Cornelius, was charged with sexual activity with a student and indecent liberties with a student on Dec. 15. He turned himself in to the Mecklenburg County […]

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New schools, ‘hardened’ to the times, are most important part of bond issue

NEWSMAKERS BREAKFAST | By Dave Vieser Oct. 3. Dr. Crystal Hill, the new superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, had a clear focus when she spoke before 75 attendees during a Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club: The $2.5 billion bond issue needs to pass, and CMS is continuously working to keep schools safe. The 2023 […]

Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 22 features CMS superintendent

Sept. 19. Dr. Crystal Hill, the new superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, will be the featured speaker at a Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 22 at The Peninsula Club. She leads the second-largest school system in North Carolina. Public education is a timely topic, not with a $2.5 billion bond referendum coming before voters, but as the […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 22 features Q&A with Dr. Hill, new CMS superintendent

Sept. 15. Dr. Crystal Hill, the new superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, will be the featured speaker at a Newsmakers Breakfast Q&A on Friday Sept. 22 at The Peninsula Club. Hill leads the second-largest school system in North Carolina. Public education is a timely topic, not only as a $2.5 billion bond issue goes before […]