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Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Thornton unveils new Mecklenburg County schools code of conduct

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton on Monday proposed a new code of conduct that gives school principals broad authority to punish students for some violations while leaving decisions on more serious offenses to the School Board.

Taylor named new principal at Chase City

Fred Taylor, who has served as assistant principal at Chase City Elementary School for the past several years, has been named the school’s new principal. His promotion came during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg County School Board.

Bluestone, Park View graduates pour out into world

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Four students with the top grade point averages at their respective schools spoke at commercement services Saturday for the graduating class of 2011 at Bluestone and Park View High Schools. At Bluestone (top), Christian Bowlin (left) was named valedictorian and Kimberly Pittard (right) spoke as school salutatorian. Park View had co-valedictorians: Sarah Bailey (left) and Bianca Rogers (right). David Conner II, photographer for the Mecklenburg Sun's sister newspaper, the South Boston News&Record, and a Mecklenburg County native, has made available on his Facebook page photos of all the graduates receiving their diplomas. Conner's eldest son graduated last Saturday from Halifax County High School and this is his gift to the local graduates. All he asks, is if you like the photos, please consider making a small donation in honor of his wife Elizabeth Conner, to your local Cancer association. (David Conner II photos)

Bluestone's graduates
Park View's graduates
Bluestone High School graduated 198 students and Park View High School graduated 182 students this past Saturday – all members of the class of 2011.


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Park View and Bluestone honored their outstanding seniors during Awards Day programs at both high schools last week. Top, Will Spencer presented retiring PVHS Principal Ben Taylor with a plaque and photo on behalf of the graduating class of 2011. Spencer, speaking for his classmates, said it was an honor to be a student of Taylor’s school. Above, Dottie Bratton, center, presented $500 scholarships on behalf of the Mecklenburg Association to two Bluestone students, Tashiri Allen and Tyler Bagbey.


Graduation exercises will be held at Bluestone and Park View high schools this Saturday, June 11. Bluestone’s commencement will begin at 9 a.m., followed by services at Park View at 11 a.m. All activities will take place in the gyms of the respective schools and tickets are required for admission.

Bluestone students rack up honors at Senior Awards Day

With proud parents and school officials looking on, Bluestone’s graduating class of 2011 accepted numerous scholarships, recognitions and other awards at the Senior Awards Day program on Wednesday.

Park View sets graduation schedule

Graduation exercises will be held at Park View High School on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m.

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