Here is a Calendar showing all major religious holidays occuring during the 2017-18 school year:

Religious Holidays and Celebrations

2017-2018 Academic Year

The Carolina International School community is comprised of people of different faiths, religions and beliefs.  Our community is encouraged to learn of the variety of celebrations and traditions practiced within our community to come to a better understanding and greater appreciation of each other.

June 2017 December 2017

May 26, 2017 - June 25, 2017 Ramadan month Islam  
July 11, 2017 Patriarch of Western Monasticism Catholic  
August 14, 2017 Krishna Jayanthi Hindu  
August 15, 2017 Solemnity of the Assumption Catholic  
August 25, 2017 - September 5, 2017 Ganesh Chathurthi Hindu  
August 30, 2017 – September 4, 2017 Hajj Islam  
September 1, 2017 – September 5, 2017 Eid-Ul-Adha Islam  
September 12, 2017 Muharram Islam  
September 20, 2017 - September 30, 2017 Navaratri Hindu  
September 20, 2017 – September 22, 2017 Rosh Hashanah Jewish  
September 29, 2017 – September 30, 2017 Yom Kippur Jewish  
October 4, 2017 – October 11, 2017 Sukkot Jewish  
October 20, 2017 – October 21, 2017 Birth of B'Ab Baha'i  
October 12, 2017 Shemini Azterot/Simchat Torah Jewish  
October 19, 2017 Diwali (Deepavali) Hindu  
October 19, 2017 Bandi Chor Diwas Sikh  
October 31, 2017 Reformation Day Christian  
November 1, 2017 All Saints' Day (Holy Day) Catholic  
November 4, 2017 Guru Nanak Jayanti Sikh  
November 30, 2017 – December 1, 2017 Mawlid al-Nabi Islam  
December 3, 2017 First Sunday of Advent Catholic  
December 8, 2017 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary Catholic  
(Holy Day)  
December 12, 2017 – December 20, 2017 Hanukkah al-Nabi Jewish  
December 25, 2017 Nativity of the Lord (Holy Day) Catholic  
December 25, 2017 Nativity of the Lord (Holy Day) Catholic  
December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018 Kwanzaa Cultural  

Religious Holidays and Celebrations

2017-2018 Academic Year

        January 2018 May 2018

January 1, 2018 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day) Catholic
January 5, 2018 Guru Gobind Singh Janaynti Sikh
January 13, 2018 Lohri Sikh/Hindu
January 14, 2018 Makar Sankranti Hindu
January 24, 2018 Bhodi Day Buddhist
February 8, 2018 Nirvana Day Buddhist
February 13, 2018 Maha Shivaratri Hindu
February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Catholic
February 16, 2018 Chinese New Year Cultural
February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent Catholic
March 1, 2018 – March 2, 2018 Purim Jewish
March 1, 2018 – March 2, 2018 Holi Hindu
March 21, 2018 Solemnity of St. Benedict Catholic
March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday Catholic
March 30, 2018 - April 7, 2018 Pesach (Passover) Jewish
March 29, 2018 Holy Thursday Catholic
March 30, 2018 Good Friday Catholic
March 31, 2018 Holy Saturday Catholic
April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday Catholic
April 2, 2018 Easter Monday Catholic
April 8, 2018 Visakha Day Buddhist
April 11, 2018 – April 12, 2018 Yom HaSho’ah Jewish
April 14, 2018 Vaisakhi Day Buddhist
April 22, 2018 Earth Day None
May 10, 2018 Ascension of the Lord Catholic
May 15, 2018 – June 14, 2018 Ramadan Month Islam
May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday Catholic

Community members are encouraged to send suggestions or corrections to David Kukielski, CIS Head of School.

Here is the link to the spirit rock calendar:

If you see a date you would like to reserve please email Jean Davis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to make the reservation and she will happliy put you on the calendar. There are two sides to the school rock; SS (school side, seen if turning left into school) and HR (Harris Road, seen if turning right into the school).

It is $10 per side or $20 for the whole rock. You are the one painting the rock, not the school. All proceeds go to support the senior class.




Click on this link: 7th Grade Parent Info

Applications for the 2018/2019 School Year Lottery are now available.

We are partnering with InfoSnap again this year to assist us with this process. A separate application must be filled out for each child you are applying for, if you are applying for more than one child.  Please note that there is a 30 second auto log out on the application. 



InfoSnap provides comprehensive support to assist families in accessing and completing online forms. The InfoSnap Support Team can be contacted at 866-752-6850, or by visiting for further assistance.

Families can utilize InfoSnap support if they are having difficulty accessing a form, are unable to log in to their account, have forgotten their password, are having technical issues with a form, or if a form has been linked to the wrong user account. 

If you have any questions regarding Admissions, Tours, or Open House schedules, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Rebecca Aranyi, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are no longer accepting Applications for the present 2017/18 school year. 


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    • Mrs.Sarah Grafton, Seconday Instructional Facilitator


      Welcome to a new school year at CIS!




      Upcoming Events



      Open House will be on Thursday, August 28th from 5 to 7.  We look forward to seeing you there.



      About Me


      My name is Sarah Grafton.  I am the Instructional Facilitator for the Secondary School at CIS. 

      This is my 18th year in education.  I have had the pleasure of working in several educational environments that have allowed me to hone my skills as an educator. 

      My husband Rich and I have two boys, Elijah and Micah.  We have lived in Cabarrus County for 15 years and we love it. 


      What is an Instructional Facilititator?

      An IF promotes the development of instructional goals, instruction, and delivery to teachers so that these goals can be reached by our students.

      It is my pleasure to work with staff to ensure that the instructional goals and the charter of CIS are met.  As a team; administration, teachers, staff, parents, students, and the community, we will reach our goal of having every child succeed!



      My Office Hours


      7:30 and 8:00 Tuesday through Friday

      *Upon request








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