On March 28, the School Counseling Office will host a parent registration information night for rising 9th graders. There will be two meetings: 6:00 - parents/students whose last name begins with A-K; and 6:45 - parents/students whose last name begins with L-Z.
Parking passes for the senior class of 2018 will be on sale 8/1/2017 and again on 8/7/2017. Times and locations will be announced at a later date. Remaining parking passes for rising juniors will be on sale 8/9. Time, location, and additional information regarding the passes will be announced at a later date. Please check the website periodically for updates, forms, and procedures.
The spring Piedmont BBQ will be Friday, March 31st.
4:30 PM JV Baseball @ Weddington
4:30 PM JV/V Softball @ Marvin
7:00 PM Varsity Baseball @ Weddington
4:00 PM Track & Field @ Rocky River
4:00 PM Men's Tennis @ Sun Valley
Several Piedmont students participated in the UCPS Diversity Day held at the Union County Ag Center. This event provided students an opportunity to attend two different diversity workshops and collaborate with students from across Union County to discuss and gain an appreciation for each other's differences. In addition, students were provided with tools to help them gain new perspectives in celebrating diversity. As Principal of the Year, Dr. Tyson did a presentation on "Diversity Among Teams", where Sam Kodikara, Michael Rodriguez, and Matt Price shared their experiences and insights on diversity as members of a variety of teams at Piedmont.
The annual spring BBQ is Friday, March 31, and Piedmont staff and students are working hard to prepare for the big fundraiser. Tickets are $8 for a plate or 3 sandwiches and can be purchased from any Piedmont student or staff member. Pick-up orders should use the Love Mill Road entrance between 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Each year, Student Government sponsors Care Week as an opportunity to increase awareness about conditions that impact our students and staff. This year, the focus of Care Week is autism, Down Syndrome, and all forms of cancer. Students have watched interviews with staff members who are directly affected by these conditions, participated in dress days to show their support, and will have an opportunity in May to contribute financially to Relay for Life. The week will conclude with Disney Day, where all will be encouraged to wear Disney attire as Disney is typically a happy experience for everyone, especially children and youth who are touched by cancer.
Congratulations to Kayley Carpenter, who is a recipient of the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill. This scholarship provides a fully funded 4-year, 4-summer education. This year, only 3% of applicants became recipients of the scholarship, which reveals Kayley's impressive credentials for this award. Her qualifications include maintaining a 4.96 weighted GPA, serving as the Piedmont Marching Band Pit captain and leading the front ensemble percussion, being actively involved in theater, co-founding the Project Unify Club that works with developmentally disabled teenagers through athletic fellowship, and being a member of the cross country and swim teams. Kayley's Morehead-Cain experience will begin this summer when she will participate in a summer enrichment opportunity through an outdoor leadership course. Piedmont is so proud of your accomplishment Kayley!