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The Board of Education unanimously approved the 2012/2013 school calendar during Monday night’s regularly schedule.

The calendar, which is now being sent to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and State Board of Education for approval, has designated August 9 as the first student day for next school year, with the first teacher workday falling on August 2 and the last day of school for students will fall on May 24.

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• Family Storytimes for ages 18 mos. - 5 yrs. Monday and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. (Kids, wear your pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal or doll and listen to bedtime stories.)

• Tuesday, 4-5pm, K-5th Grade, Club Discovery! This month’s theme is ‘Nature.’ Don’t forget to sign up ahead of time at the Children’s Desk.

• Wednesday, Home School Book Talk for 3rd – 5th grade, 1:00p.m.

The Macon County Academic Foundation will hold the 25th annual Academic Auction at Cartoogechaye Elementary on Saturday March 31.

All proceeds from the event are set aside each year to fund educational activities for classes throughout the county.This year, one project that the funds from past auctions were used for was to help construct an outdoor classroom at Mountain View Intermediate.

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Sixth grade students at Mountain View Intermediate were treated to special wildlife outreach presentations which included live wolves and lots of little critters last Friday, March 16.

The presentations were made possible through Wild South, a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to inspire people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South.

The program started at noon with Rob Gudger and his four wolves. Gudger, an expert on wolf behavior spoke to students about the four-legged creatures.

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published: 10/18/2013
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