North Meck Students take on Green Invaders

Twenty-four North Mecklenburg High School students recently participated in the first Clarks Creek Nature Preserve Invasive plant weed pull. The students from Horticulture II and IB Biology were part of a program sponsored by Central Carolina Master Naturalists and Mecklenburg County Natural Resources. Students engaged in classroom activities describing the history of North American invasive plants and the ecological impact these plants have on the Central Piedmont area. They learned to identify Mecklenburg County’s most noxious weeds. 

The day following their classroom study, the students participated in fieldwork at Clarks Creek Nature Preserve located just south of North Meck High School on Hucks Road. With loppers, saws and weed wrenches in hand, they took on several acres of woodland that had been overgrown with Japanese and Bush Honeysuckle, Privet, Autumn Olive and Tree of Heaven. North Meck looks forward to future lab activities and partnerships with Central Carolinas Master Naturalists and Mecklenburg County in preparation for the future public opening of Clarks Creek Nature Preserve.

Davidson Elementary School enrolls kindergarteners, announce Beginners Day

DAVIDSON – Parents who register their child for kindergarten at the Davidson Elementary school office now will receive a free DES Tiger T-shirt for their child.

DES’ Beginner’s Day will take place on May 2. Doors will open at 8:45 a.m., and the program will run from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Parents and rising kindergarteners get to experience a fun morning at the school. Parents will learn more about the school and about a typical day in the life of a DES kindergartener. Their child will visit a kindergarten class, the cafeteria and a school bus.

Questions can be answered by calling the school office at 980-343-3900.

Run to benefit students with disabilities

Bailey Middle School PTSA is hosting its annual Run Too Overcome 10k, 5k and Kids Fun Run March 9 on the Green in Davidson. The 10k will begin at 9 a.m., the 5k at 9:10 a.m. and the fun run at 9:45 a.m.

The races are a fundraiser to support the exceptional children’s departments, their teachers, students and families in northern Mecklenburg County. Last year, money raised paid for computers for Bailey’s EC department. This year, the department wasn’t to buy iPads to enhance co-taught classroom instruction for EC and regular-education students.

Visit,, to registration and see the cost for each race.

Davidson Elementary 2nd graders sing country music (There are photos to go with this)

DAVIDSON – On Feb. 26, Davidson Elementary second graders gathered in the gym and put on an upbeat and entertaining country western music performance. Led by music teachers Denise Mayes and Ashley Hamrick, the kids sang, danced and played instruments including the cowbell, tambourine and kazoo.

The music teachers give a special thank you to all the second grade teachers, Michelle Beaver, Principal Dana Jarrett, Assistant Principal Molly McKinney and the custodial staff for making the performance possible. They also thanked the parents and acknowledged the children for the fantastic effort.