Giving Back

In The Spirit of Community

Giving back and supporting our community and the people it serves is alive and well with Cabarrus County School’s tradition of community involvement, support and service.

Our CCS community’s
employees and students alike, volunteer their time and talents to support many causes and organizations.

We take on leadership roles on community service committees and boards,

and we raise and donate financial and material resources to help others.

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CCS Students Help Feed the Hungry

CCS students representing various clubs, teams, and entire student bodies participated in a Feed the Hungry event in October 2015.

More than 570,000 meals were packaged during the two-day Feed the Hungry event. The meals were sent to Haiti to be served at Haitian schools as student lunches and also given to families through a nutrition program at Lifeline Christian Mission in Grand Goave, Haiti.

The event also yielded more than 4,000 pounds of donated nonperishable food items for the food banks of Cabarrus County through Cooperative Christian Ministries.


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8th Annual King of the Court
Tournament Sets Record

Students from CCS high schools teamed up to volley for a cure for breast cancer for the 8th Annual King of the Court event.

The King of the Court tournament started out as a school-wide event at Mount Pleasant High School in 2008. Over the years, the event has grown in popularity and has been expanded to include other CCS high schools, as well as other Cabarrus County high schools. The event has raised more than $50,000 for local breast cancer charities.

Carolinas HealthCare System joined the effort in 2015 as a presenting sponsor. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Northeast Foundation, the Vickie Honeycutt Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.

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United Way -- Helping our Neighbors in Need

CCS holds an Annual Employee Giving Campaign to benefit United Way Central Carolinas and its 24 partner agencies in Cabarrus County. Since 2008, our employees have donated more than $200,000 to United Way. Our donations help support agencies that provide housing and stability, health and human services and enrich the lives of children and families here in Cabarrus County.

Each fall, a team of Central Office employees participate in United Way’s campaign kick-off event – Season of Caring. For one week, volunteers complete a variety of tasks from yard work to painting to reading to students for United Way agencies.

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Central Casting: CCHS On the Big Screen

Central Cabarrus High School was transformed into a Florida high school for seven days in December 2014 for the filming of the motion picture Paper Towns, which is based on the John Green novel of the same title. The movie premiered in July 2015.

About one third of the movie was filmed at Central Cabarrus High School – during school hours. The distinctive whitish brick at Central Cabarrus is easily recognizable in the movie. Other scenes, most notably, the prom scene, were shot in the gym, the band room, classrooms, and hallways along banks of student lockers.

Students and staff were forbidden by 20th Century Fox to post anything on social media, share photos or even mention Paper Towns until the movie was released.

Here’s a peek on set during filming.