Parents: Student assignment splits neighborhood

Residents question school leaders over draft plan by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A change to the draft 2015-16 student assignment plan that was designed to keep neighborhood children together may now divide them. That was the complaint by some Bishop’s Grant subdivision parents to...

Principals of the Year

ROLESVILLE — The Wake County Public School System has named Rolesville Middle School Principal Dhedra Lassiter the 2014 Wake County Principal of the Year. Deputy Superintendent for School Performance Cathy Moore presented the award to Lassiter during a ceremony at Marbles Kids...

A star on and off the field

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Oftentimes in life you get to run into truly remarkable people. Among the talent pool that is Wake Forest High School, there is an individual who stands out. Senior Bryce Love is a top-ranked running back at 5 feet, 9-inches, 180 pounds, a track and...

Husband and wife coach the best two golf teams in the Cap 8 conference

by Marty Simpkins Coach Carolyn Reitz of Wakefield has won almost every single conference golf match this year. Her only loss was to her husband, Ron Reitz of Heritage. The couple has been married for 50 years and they have enjoyed every minute of it. Even when they play against...

Miracle League fall festival Oct. 24

LOUISBURG — The Miracle League of Franklin County will host their annual Fall Festival for children and adults with special needs, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Louisburg High School. Donations of cupcakes and cakes are being sought for the festival, as well as goody-bag...

Art exhibit to benefit Langston

ROLESVILLE — RED Gallery, 101 N. Main St., will honor a Rolesville High School student with an exhibit of his favorite art style. Isaiah Langston, a football player and artist who died last month, loved cartoon art and superheroes. An opening celebration will be held at the...

School Briefs — Oct. 16, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

A rosary for peace

WAKE FOREST — A 75-foot balloon rosary floating over Wake Forest Oct. 3 was an uplifting sight to many onlookers. The rosary, made with biodegradable materials, was launched by the students of All Saints Academy to show their commitment to world peace. “We are a small school, but...

Fear the forest and raise funds

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High Booster Club sponsors its Fear the Forest fundraiser at Trentini Stadium Wednesday, Oct. 22, during the powderpuff football game from 5 to 8 p.m. Money will be raised as senior athletes volunteer to take a pie in the face, coaches are dunked in...

St. Catherine dedicates gym, cross country course

WAKE FOREST — School staff, students and their families, along with Mayor Vivian Jones, were on hand recently as St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School held ribbon-cutting ceremonies on campus. The new gymnasium will host practices and home games scheduled for varsity basketball,...

Apply for BBB scholarships

RALEIGH — Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarships, recognizing students who personify high ethics through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound...

Room to grow

WAKE FOREST — School officials, town and school system leaders joined parents and students to dedicate the newly constructed 96,000-square-foot Richland Creek Elementary building Monday at 840 Wallridge Drive, off Harris Road in Wake Forest. Tammie Sexton, above, principal for...

Organize a blood drive, win scholarship

RALEIGH — The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late — or too early — to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Many blood donors report making their first blood donation while in high school. High school and college students account for about 20...

United Way abuzz with spelling bee plans

FRANKLINTON — The United Way of Franklin County spelling bee is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, at Franklinton High School, with a reception starting at 6 p.m. and spelling starting at 7 p.m. Schools, community organizations, businesses and churches are invited to sponsor a team of...

CenturyLink offers teachers’ grants

YOUNGSVILLE — Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants, designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Full-time teachers in public or private...

School Briefs — Oct. 9, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

Manufacturing matters in Franklin County schools

FRANKLINTON — Phillip Price and Cody Peace are both seniors at Franklinton High School and are both part of a new career and technical education program in Franklin County Schools: Advanced Manufacturing. With the help of The Golden LEAF Foundation, Novozymes and a consortium of...

Wake Forest High presents “Stuart Little”

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School theater students, under the direction of Marie Jones, have connected to the parable of Stuart Little and the characters in his world by playing multiple roles to create a wide array of characters both animal and human who interact with Stuart...

Club helps Cougars keep marching

WAKE FOREST — Tony Gordon, right, of the North Raleigh Exchange Club, presents a check for $2,500 to Wake Forest High School band director Joel Tucker. Between donations to the band and scholarships for the school, the North Raleigh Exchange club has donated $20,000 over the last...

Long Mill Elementary teacher garners excellence award

YOUNGSVILLE — Charlene Shaffer, on right, from Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville, was named the 2014-15 Exceptional Children (EC) Teacher of Excellence Award from Franklin County Schools. Celebrating with Shaffer is Long Mill Principal, Dr. Monica Headen.

Learn about CTE and small business

FRANKLINTON — A lunch-and-learn session featuring speaker Laureen Jones, Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) director, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road. The session is an...