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  • Kelsey's Dream Day

    Meet Dream Kid, Kelsey! Kelsey is a 17-year-old Hickory Ridge High School student living with Down syndrome. Kelsey had a Dream to meet soccer superstar, and her idol, Alex Morgan. Thanks to the HRHS Jr. Dream Team, Kelsey did just that! Read full story.

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  • VEX Team Wins Judges Award

    The Weddington Hills Elementary Wildcat Circuit Team was awarded the Judges Award during the Innovate divisional qualification match. They received this award based on their engineering journal, virtual and in-person interviews, and how they handled themselves throughout the competition. Read more.

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  • CMHS Holds Girls in STEM Event

    Cox Mill High School (CMHS) held its first Girls in STEM event with nearly 200 attendees! The Girls in STEM event was created with the purpose of inspiring, motivating, and encouraging female students in grades K-12 to get involved with STEM. Read more.

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  • Personnel Announcements

    Superintendent John Kopicki today announced the following personnel appointments, which were approved by the Cabarrus County Board of Education on May 9th Read more.

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Superintendent's Message - May 3, 2022

  • John Kopicki
    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our awesome teachers! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our students. You are changing lives and shaping futures every single day.
    Congratulations to Angie McClain, a kindergarten teacher at Beverly Hills STEM Elementary School, who was named 2022 Hendrick Automall Concord Mills Teacher of the Year during an event on April 13th at the Davis Theatre. You can learn more about Angie in this video.
    We are quickly approaching the end of another school year. These next weeks will be filled with a flurry of activities and events. Last week, we kicked off an interactive meeting series designed to allow parents and the public to provide feedback and input for the district’s new strategic plan. Here’s the schedule for those feedback sessions, which begin at 6 p.m.:
    • Tuesday, May 3 at Concord High School
    • Tuesday, May 10 at West Cabarrus High School
    • Thursday, May 19 at Central Cabarrus High School
    • Monday, May 23 at Cox Mill High School
    • Tuesday, May 31 at Jay M. Robinson High School
    • Thursday, June 2 at Northwest Cabarrus High School
    We also are just a few weeks away from the end-of-year testing season and to celebrating our CCS colleagues who will retire from the district at a special event on May 11th and the Class of 2022 during graduation ceremonies on May 14th for our early colleges and on June 9th, 10th, and 11th for our traditional high schools. 
    This month, we also will celebrate National School Nurse Day on May 11th. Cabarrus County Schools is grateful for our long-standing partnership with Cabarrus Health Alliance and for each of our school nurses. Their value to our school system has been immeasurable during the pandemic.
    Here’s a list of other important dates for the remainder of the school year:

    • May 10th– Planning/Staff Development Day – No School for Students
    • May 14th – Graduations for Early Colleges
    • May 17th– Planning/Staff Development Day – No School for Students 
    • May 30th– Memorial Day Holiday 
    • June 9th– Last Day of School for Students
    • June 9th, 10th, 11th– Graduations 

    Thank you for all that you’ve done this year to support our students and to ensure their safety and success.  
    Stay well,
    John Kopicki, Ed.D.