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  • Parkwood/Cuthbertson JROTC Wins Big at Drill Meet

    On Saturday, November 9th, Parkwood/Cuthbertson, Monroe/CATA, and Piedmont/Porter Ridge AFJROTC units competed in the annual Union County AFJROTC Drill Meet. Parkwood/Cuthbertson crushed its opponents by sweeping all five of five events and winning first place overall. Later that morning cadets participated in, and observed a special Veterans Day program planned by the Union County Veterans Services Office at the Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport. At the end, a top cadet from each of the six Union County JROTC units received the Union County Board of Commissioners’ Patriot Award. Our unit’s recipient this year was Avery Batts! The grand finale for the day was the Warbirds over Monroe Air Show, which lasted all afternoon. The air show concluded with a giant “wall of fire” under passing warbirds, which simulated bombs but was actually pyrotechnic devices safely rigged across the runway from spectators.  You could feel the heat from hundreds of yards away! The field trip lasted nine hours and was an amazing day of drill competition, honoring our veterans, and fun!

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  • Beta Club visits 2nd grade students in Parkwood cluster

    Each year Beta Club takes time out of their schedules to build relationships with the younger students in our cluster through a reading program called Beta Buddies. Parkwood students choose picture books with global settings and travel to Waxhaw, Western Union and Prospect Elementary schools to read to 2nd grade students. After reading the books, the 2nd graders have an opportunity to decorate a book cover for their book and place it on a map near the country or continent where the story takes place. Before leaving each school, Parkwood students get to leave 2nd graders with a stuffed animal to be their "reading buddy" each day. This day is always a fun experience for all involved.

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  • Students visit Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Mr. Morgan's AP Environmental Science students took a trip to the Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Plant Friday, October 25, along with some of Ms. Mims' Clean Energy students. On average 1.5 to 2 million gallons of wastewater travel through the plant each day. First, primary treatment removes material that floats or settles out by gravity. Second, the sewage is treated to further remove solids and dissolved and suspended organic compounds. The solids (sludge) is pumped out to be disposed of in an environmentally beneficial manner. Finally, the water is disinfected to kill microorganisms. Some of our students even had the opportunity to put on gloves and handle the solids!

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  • JROTC participates in training mission with the NC Air National Guard

    On Friday, October 4, 2019, 17 AFJROTC cadets from Parkwood and Cuthbertson flew on a 3.5 hour C-17 aeromedical evacuation training mission with the NC Air National Guard at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The C-17 is a massive cargo plane with flight and medical crews for this mission. After takeoff, cadets spent time with the pilots in the cockpit, where they learned about military flight operations and aircraft instruments and equipment. In the cargo compartment, they learned about military medical careers from a flight nurse, and for lunch, they had an inflight meal of subs. Also on the trip, cadets were able to view the ground and horizon from several windows. The route of flight took them from Charlotte to Asheville, then to Roanoke and Norfolk Virginia, and finally southbound along the coast to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston before returning to Charlotte. Visibility was mostly clear, and the mountains and beaches were beautiful from their cruise altitude of 9000 feet. Cadets all had an unforgettable experience on this very special field trip!

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Announcements

  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

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  • Class/Club/Sports Information 

    NHS is sponsoring a Change Drive to support the Key Club Holiday party for our cluster elementary students. It will be held November 18-26, during 1st period. A Chick-fil-a breakfast will be given to the winning class.

    Parkwood FFA is having our Annual Poinsettia Sale. Poinsettias will be delivered November 26, 2019. We have 6" and 8" in red, white or pink. Anyone interested in purchasing some, please see Mrs. Kelsey Hill. Orders are due by November 21, 2019.

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  • Class Rings

    Jostens will meet with Sophomores on Monday, November 18 at 9:30am to distribute information on class rings.  They will return on Friday, November 22, during lunches, to take orders.

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  • ASVAB Signup

    Students in 10th-12th grades can sign up for the ASVAB. Do you need help deciding what you want to do for a career? The military is offering a free career exploration test that will not only ask you about your interests, but also will test your skills. This test lasts approximately 3 hours and will be given during the school day. When your results come in, you will be given information to help guide you in your career selection process. This test will be offered at Parkwood in the media center on Thursday, November 21 starting at 8:15 am. If you are interested in taking this test, please complete the google form by Tuesday, November 19. You can register on the main Parkwood High School webpage. 

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  • Attendance Recovery Dates

    Attendance Recovery will be offered on December 9-21, 2019 and January 6-11, 2020.  Afternoon sessions will be held Monday-Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm in the cafeteria.  Saturday sessions will be held from 8 am to 2 pm.  Mrs. Broome will begin processing waivers on December 2.  Please be sure to have all excuses, for prior absences, turned in before this date. 

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