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CMS increases the number of graduation tickets to 4

April 29. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is increasing the number of graduation ceremony tickets that will be distributed to graduating seniors. Up to four guests per graduate will be allowed For a full list of graduation dates and times click here. All ceremonies will be livestreamed for remote viewing. Families of students who do not attend the […]


CMS board of ed proposing $1.7 billion budget

April 28. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has approved a $1.7 billion operating budget for 2021-2022. It includes a county funding request of $551.4 million. It seeks a $10.1 million increase in county funding for investing in district employees, $9.7 million for student growth and operation of new facility space, $9.3 million in program expansion […]

Camp CMS registration reopened

April 13. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is providing a six week in-person summer learning and enrichment program for students. The program is designed to address unfinished instruction and the impacts COVID-19 had on the 2020-21 school year. All students will receive transportation if needed, daily meals, physical activity, social emotional learning supports, and instruction to meet […]

Hough High Lacrosse made it to State Championships

March 30. The Hough High Huskies made it to the State Lacrosse Championships over the weekend having defeated Lake Norman High School last Wednesday 13-5. But the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders beat Hough 14-5. Hough, which is coached by Adam Olmstead, had a 13-3 season this year. Raleigh’s Cardinal Gibbons was the defending North Carolina 4A […]


Starting April 12, in-person instruction for CMS grades 6-12 increases to four days a week

March 24. The CMS Board of Education has voted to send students in high schools and traditional middle schools back to classrooms four days a week beginning April 12. While it applies only to families who opt to have their students attend in-person learning, families will have the option to choose between the Full Remote […]

CMS seeks input on 21-22 budget

March 23. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is looking for the public’s input on the 2021-2022 budget. Community members are encouraged to attend a virtual broadcast and provide input for district leaders as they discuss priorities and develop budget recommendations. Feedback will be collected in real-time during the meeting. The sessions are virtual and broadcast live on the […]

CMS superintendent to recommend Plan A next week for middle, high schools

March 19. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston will present a recommendation for moving middle and high school students to Plan A (minimal social distancing) to the CMS board at their meeting this coming Tuesday. That recommendation is likely to mirror the current Plan A for elementary schools, with students whose families opt for them […]

NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps has summer internships

March 9. Looking for a summer internship? The NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps provides a database to help match college students with local governments and nonprofits that need additional help during the pandemic. Interested students and host organizations can attend a virtual informational session on March 10 or 18 to learn more. Most intern projects […]

Virtual event Saturday for young people focuses on issues like bullying, dating violence, self esteem

Feb. 25. By Dave Yochum. The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association and Family Mankind will hold a virtual event—Know Your Worth/Teen Empowerment—that will address such issues as dating violence, bullying, self-esteem, and opportunities around future careers on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. Joining in the event are the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police […]


CMS District 1 board member may run for re-election in 2021 after all

Feb. 15. By Dave Vieser. Rhonda Cheek, the District One Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools representative, may run for re-election after all. Cheek, of Davidson, has told fellow board members she did not plan to run again for the School Board this fall, but when contacted over the weekend on a separate issue, she said those plans […]