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6709 Pence Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Courier #: 410
P: 980-343-6464  |  F: 980-343-6517 
Principal: Matthew Bower
LC: East
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Community Partners


We would like to thank our community partners for their hard work and dedication to our staff and students.  Below are the names of those partners and the activities our partners are involved in with our school.

Partnerships Housed on the HGES Campus

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool-non-profit preschool that provides a bilingual preschool program for students in Charlotte 

Parks and Rec.-preschool literacy collaboration

School Partners

Hickory Grove Christian School - Reading Buddies Program w/first grade, High School Volunteers

Faith-based Partners

Hickory Grove United Methodist Church - Weekly snack bag donations for families, coat/uniform donations, holiday family sponsorships

Hickory Grove Baptist Church- Facilities for quarterly planning sessions w/teachers, staff appreciation, clothing and food donations, school improvement projects, holiday family sponsorships, volunteering with PTO events

Additional Partners

Carolina Panthers- Backpacks, T-Shirts and Supplies

Classroom Central- School Supplies 

Lowe’s-Lowe’s Hero’s Project Recipients

Horace Mann-Provides staff appreciation support throughout the year, matches Donor’s Choose Grants for teachers to utilize in the classroom, provides Scholarships for teachers to pay off student loans

Trees Charlotte, NASCAR Green, Elgin-Beautification Project to plant trees all over the entire campus, NASCAR Green provided STEM instructional supports for our 5th grade science classroom 

BB&T- Partner for our PTO, Social Committee, and school bank accounts

Assistance League of Charlotte-Uniforms for students: Operation School Bell

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America-Present to students, provide information nights at HGES for parents to get their children involved in these programs

YMCA-Y Readers Program which yielded high growth in reading

Family First & Cano Family Services-Counseling Services for Students & Families w/Cano focusing on our Spanish-Speaking students/families

Northstar Reading Initiative-volunteers from the community and the school district tutor our third grade students in reading

UNCC-Students of the University come into the school to complete clinical hours as well as support classroom instruction

Girls on the Run-Program after school for our girls in the upper grades to promote fitness as well as a strong self-esteem


P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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