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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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  • Meet Ms. Anne Berryhill, Instructional Coach

    Mrs. Berryhill has been an educator for 20 years. While in college, she worked for a house repair mission camp. She is happily married and has a beautiful three-year-old daughter. When she is not working, you can catch her cooking, reading, watching sports or just having a good time with her daughter. She attended both Appalachian State University and East Carolina. Her favorite color would have to be blue. Her dream job would be to go around the world and write about what she sees. Her favorite thing at Parkwood is the nice friendly students and teachers.

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  • Meet Ms. Jennifer Richardson, English Teacher

    Mrs. Jennifer Richardson has been an educator for 16 years. She has two sons and while they were in preschool she worked at their school. In her free time, she likes to read. Mrs. Richardson attended UNC Chapel Hill. Her favorite animal is her dog, Mickey. She really loves her teaching job now, but when she was little she always dreamed about being a news journalist. Her favorite part about teaching at Parkwood is the nice friendly environment that the students and teachers provide.

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  • Meet Mr. Edge Atkins, Math and PE teacher

    Welcome to Mr. Edge Atkins. He is one of our math and PE teachers. This is Mr. Atkins twenty-third year of teaching. He decided to become an educator because he loves teaching, helping others and coaching. His favorite things about Parkwood are being able to teach both math and PE. He also loves the administration and staff. He has taught many math classes before coming to Parkwood his favorites being; AFM, Precalculus, and Discrete Math. Mr. Atkins has also been a PE teacher for middle and high school for six years. Mr. Atkins is married with four children two boys are grown and out of the house and one boy and girl still live at home. He has two dogs and four cats. Mr. Atkins is from Indiana and lived in Florida for six years and on the Gulf coast for eight years before moving to North Carolina in 1999. He loves traveling. Some of the top places he wants to go are Japan/Okinawa, Australia/New Zealand, and Israel.

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  • 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 

    French Club will meet Wednesday, October 30 at 7:45am in room 809.

    FCCLA members planning on attending the District Leadership meeting at Lincolnton Cultural Center on October 28, need to see Mrs. Hoobler or Mrs. Rivers for their permission slip. The cost is $20.

    There will be a Battle of the Books interest meeting for all grade levels on Tuesday, October 29 from 3:15 -3:45pm. If you cannot attend this meeting, but would like to be on the team, please stop by the media center and see Mrs. Williams.

    Women's basketball tryouts will start on October 31 at 3:30pm. Anyone interested in trying out must bring a copy of your completed and up to date physical to Coach Boyce and complete their family ID by no later than October 25. Any questions, see Coach Boyce or Coach Richar ASAP. If family ID is not completed, you will not be permitted to try out, NO EXCEPTIONS.

    SAVE club meeting on Tuesday, October 22 in Mr Whelan's room 103.

    Academic WorldQuest team members are to meet in Room 401 briefly after school Thursday, October 24

    There is a mandatory rehearsal for all Chamber Choir members Tuesday, October 22. Please practice with your recordings before rehearsal. Rehearsal will end at 5:00pm.

    There is a Women's Soccer interest meeting on Friday, October 25 at 7am in the New Gym.

    Congratulations to the following chorus students. They were accepted into the 72nd Mars Hill Choral Festival through an audition process: Samantha Cromwell, Brooke Hospelhorn, Avery Martin, Joangel Rangel and Noah Voglewede. This is Samantha’s, Brooke’s, and Noah’s second year in a row being accepted, and Joangel’s third year in a row. Outstanding job! 

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  • FAFSA Night

    FAFSA Night will be Tuesday, October 22 at 6pm in the media center. 

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  • Senior Pictures

    Seniors can now sign up for their Senior Portraits on the picture make-up day on October 24. You MUST sign up for a time. Go to Seniors.legacystudios.com to claim your time.

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  • Free College Application Week

    Seniors, if you're interested in Free College Application Week, many private schools waive their application fee. If you are interested or have any questions, Guidance will be in the media center during all lunches on October 21 through 25.

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