In East Charlotte, artist and author KJ Green is sharing his “Jerry Drop” comic book series at local Little Free Libraries.
The Little Free Library program is a series of small free “libraries” that anyone can borrow from or contribute to. These Little Libraries can be found in many Charlotte neighborhoods. One such library sits in the driveway of Safe Hands Learning Center, which is located off of Sharon Amity on Vernedale Rd, behind old Eastland Mall property.
The newest addition to this little library, titled “Jerry Drop in: Quarantined,” is the latest edition of a comic book series by creator KJ Green, a middle school student from East Charlotte. Established in 2016, the “Jerry Drop” series uniquely chronicles the adventures of a group of water droplet characters. The series was inspired by an assignment KJ received in school.
KJ intends to share more of his books with the East Charlotte community by adding his comics to more little libraries for readers to discover. To be the first to know about Jerry Drop updates, email the author here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The recent school report cards released by CMS has many parents concerned about how well their children are doing in local schools compared to students across our nation. The scores have not been satisfactory for quite some time.
Below are some of the reported EOG passing scores/stats from local Elementary schools
As you can see there is MUCH work to be done!! The staff at Your Destiny Academic Academy have developed a program that leads to academic success for East Charlotte students. The staff report that 98% of the students enrolled at Your Destiny Academic Academy are on the A/B honor roll. This is certainly a stark contrast to the CMS reported EOG scores.
Parents of local East Charlotte CMS schools can find out more about this program at the Your Destiny Academic Academy Webpage. They offer a variety of academic support eviroments including an before and afterschool programs, summer camp and tutoring.
On Saturday November 15th citizens across our great nation will participate in America Recycles Day. Here in Charlotte, as part of the Wipe Out Waste Campaign our County Solid Waste Services will host a one day paper shredding event at multiple recycling facilities.
East Charlotte residents can safely dispose of old documents at the Hickory Grove Recycling Center located at 8007 Pence Rd between the hours of 8am and 12 noon.
Congratulations Eastwood Acres community !! Your continued commitment to building an inclusive neighborhood is an inspiration. Thanks for leading the way!! EastCLT Proud!!Post by Eastwoodacres Charlotte.
East Charlotte neighbors are working together to support local Veteran Vickie Fewell in saving her Shannon Park home. This long time East Charlotte activist has been given notice that her home will be sold at auction Nov. 3. Friends, neighbors and supporter are asked to lend any support they can to help Ms Fewell to help keep this tragedy from happening.
A GOFUNDME.com site has been set up to receive donations to assist Ms Fewell. Neighbors and friends have also scheduled a rally on Wednesday at 6 p.m. 5014 Grafton Drive, off The Plaza.
Please consider lending help to this long time champion of East Charlotte!!
Walmart is building a new Neighborhood Market at the corner of East W.T. Harris Boulevard and Albermarle Road. They have began the hiring process for 95 available positions at this location. Those interested in applying for available positions can initiate an application at the careers.walmart.com page and designate store #4148.