Tuesday, May 3
Flash workout, Tuesday, 1:42 p.m. (Two locations: The Academy at Lincoln, 1016 Lincoln St., Greensboro; and Ferndale Middle, 701 Ferndale Blvd., High Point) - Two Guilford County School (GCS) middle schools - The Academy at Lincoln and Ferndale Middle - will take part in a nationwide flash workout precisely at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday, moving in unison to the sounds and choreography of singer Beyonce Knowles. The event is part of National Physical Education and Sport Week May 1-7 and is sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation in association with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign. For more information, contact Sharon Parks, physical education and health curriculum specialist, at 336-370-3274.
Northwood Elementary to Celebrate Chinese Culture, 5:30-7 p.m. (Northwood Elementary,
3801 N.C. Highway 150 Greensboro) -
Parents and community members are invited to Northwood Elementary on Tuesday to enjoy a night of culture and understanding. The kindergarten through fourth-grade classes will present to parents what they've learned about China over the course of the school year. Presentations will include a song sung in Chinese, an example of Chinese phrases and games, as well as paper-mache examples of china painted in the blue willow pattern. Fifth-grade students will make a presentation on climate change. For more information, contact Principal Scott Winslow at 336-819-2920.
Central Region Town Hall Meeting, 6 p.m. (Foust Elementary Auditorium, 2610 Floyd St., Greensboro) -
Regional Superintendent Dr. Terry Worrell will hold a town hall meeting for the Central Region in the auditorium at Foust Elementary on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Parents, staff and community members are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Central Region Office at 336-433-7198.
Thursday, May 5
Guilford County Board of County Commissioners to Hold Public Hearings on Budget, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. (Old County Courthouse; Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 201 S. Eugene St., Greensboro) - The Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings on Thursday to discuss the budget of Guilford County. Those citizens who wish to speak should arrive 30-45 minutes early in order to sign up to speak, according to the County Manager's Office. For more information, contact the Guilford County Commissioners at 336-641-3351 or
PTA Award Celebration, 6:30 p.m. (Northwest High,
5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro) -
The Guilford County Council of PTAs will host an awards ceremony at Northwest High to show its appreciation toward all of the parent-volunteers who dedicate their valuable time to the district. These awards are presented yearly for outstanding work in GCS. This year's awards celebration will be emceed by Eric Chilton, evening meteorologist at WFMY News 2. For more information, contact Principal Ralph Kitley at 336-605-3300.
Leigh Hebbard Declared NCHSAA Athletic Director of the Year (Smith Center, 300 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill) -
Leigh Hebbard has been declared the recipient of the 2010-2011 North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Athletic Director of the Year award. The NCHSAA presents awards in several categories that are all based on who has done the most for high school athletics as a whole that year. The award presentation will be this Thursday at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Program Administrator Laurie Hogan at 336-370-8307.
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Hooping for Knowledge
Motivation is the key word behind Fairview Elementary's newest after-school tutoring program. Coaches Lee Tucker and Weaver Walden wanted to make a difference and have more of an impact on the lives of male students at Fairview. Their after-school tutoring program, "Hooping For Knowledge", combines both End-of-Grade preparation and basketball fundamentals to keep male students motivated to do their "best on the test." With 20 years of coaching combined, Tucker and Walden tutor the young men in reading and math twice a week. Following their academic time, students travel to the gym to work on basketball fundamentals, discipline and being a positive student athlete. For more information, contact Principal Rhonda Copeland at 336-819-2890.