2014-2015 School Year
Sarah Moran, Jack Pruitt, Emily Francis, and Chris Harrison were recently recognized by the Cabarrus County School Board as February's Impact on Education Award Recipients. Sarah and Jack are both fifth graders. Mrs. Francis is one of our ESL teachers and Mrs. Harrison works in the office. Congratulations to these deserving individuals!
Ms. Latta Knapp Selected as WM Irvin's Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Ms. Knapp, our music teacher, on being selected as our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Knapp has been at Irvin for 8 years sharing her love of music with all. Her co-workers describe her as always being positive with a beautiful smile on her face. Her students brag that she teaches through song. "Ms. Knapp taught me about rainforests in a song we are singing. I didn't know singing could help me learn that!" Congratulations Ms. Knapp. We are so proud of you!!
The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association recently announces its winners for their Poster Art Contest as part of Law Day 2015. Congratulations to Jason Newton, Fabian Quintin Renteria, Kenston Seltzer, and Melissa Flores for being selected as state winners. The North Carolina Bar Association will honor these students and their families with the opportunity to meet state Supreme Court justices, appellate court judges, attorneys, North Carolina Bar Association leaders, and members of the North Carolina General Assembly Congratulations to these deserving individuals!
Irvin Receives Grant from the Jimmie Johnson FoundationThe Jimmie Johnson Foundation along with Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has awarded our school a grant for $40,316 to build a track in the back of our school. Our new track will include workout stations and will be built this spring. Thanks Jimmie Johnson Foundation!
2014 Math Fair School Winners
Congratulations to Alecia R. and Sidney B. on winning Irvin's math fair.
Young Author School Winners
Congratulations to the following students at Irvin who are recognized as a school winner for the Greater Cabarrus Reading Association's Young Author Contest: Riley H., Jack P., Olivia G., Marissa B., and Lillie R. We also have one Forever Young entry that will compete at the county level, Melissa Brantley. Click here to listen to winners read their winning entries.
Irvin to Receive $2500 from Unilever, Dollar General, and Speedway Children’s Charities
Irvin recently participated in the Reading Puts You on the Track to Victory program, which touts the importance of reading and literacy and ties in fun and excitement with the Dollar General 300 Race, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As a result of student's reading, our school received $2500 from Unilever, Dollar General, and Speedway Children's Charities. We also received a collection of children’s books for our media center selected by NASCAR drivers.
Ms. Ashley Hamby Awarded the Hilbish Ford Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Hamby for being recognized as the Hilbish Ford Teacher of the Month. The following is a quote from her nomination letter. "Ashley Hamby is an exceptional teacher! She constantly encourages the best in each of her students.... As Plato said, "The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." I know my child will do great things in his lifetime because Ms. Hamby cared."
Irvin Students and Staff Give Back to CommunityIrvin continues to give back to our community. Irvin was one of eleven schools who recently completed fundraising drives to benefit A Change of Clothes, an effort sponsored by the Junior Charity League of Concord (JCL). Our schools raised more than $13,000 and collected hundreds of pairs of gloves and socks and other items for JCL store. JCL provides a supply of basic clothing and toiletries to CCS students in need. The organization works with school counselors and social workers to identify students in need. The students are transported to the JCL store to ‘shop’ for the items. Schools that participated in this year’s drive were: Harrisburg, W.M. Irvin, Beverly Hills, Boger, Bethel, Pitts School Road, Royal Oaks and Mount Pleasant Elementary; C.C. Griffin Middle and Hickory Ridge High.