Editor's note: School news is a schedule of upcoming events, programs and other activities on area school and college campuses.
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Here's a look at upcoming programs and events at Meridian's city, county, private and faith-based schools:
• Poplar Springs Elementary Title I Advisory Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Panda Staff Development Room. Open to parents, staff, and community members.
• MCT2 Science Test for fifth and eighth grades
• MHS Girls Basketball Tryouts
• Parkview Elementary Gifted Gala
• Northwest Middle Gifted Gala
• Meridian High School Honors and Awards Program for Seniors, 6 p.m. p.m., Meridian High School Auditorium
• Parkview Elementary Hawaiian Luau; good behavior activity for K-5th grades
• Poplar Springs Elementary Kindergarten Program "Barnyard Moosical,"
10:30 a.m., auditorium. Kindergarten students will perform an arts integrated program celebrating skills learned throughout the year.
• Northwest Middle Eighth Grade Prom, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., school gym. Eighth grade students only.
• Oakland Heights Elementary Gifted Gala
• West Hills Elementary Gifted Gala
• Meridian High School Honors and Awards Program for freshman, sophomores and juniors, 3 p.m., Meridian High School Auditorium
Here's a look at upcoming programs and events at East Central Community College, Decatur:
• Optional open clinics for 2013 Cheerleading Squad, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., South Campus Gymnasium. FMI: ECCC Cheer sponsor Pam McKnight, (601) 507-9790.
• The Ac’cents' fall campus concert, 7 p.m., Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Attendance free to public
• Tryouts for the 2013-14 Cheerleading Squad, 10 a.m., South Campus Gymnasium. There is a non-refundable $30 fee for all participants.