Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...

Former WFRHS student murdered

RALEIGH — Wake Forest-Rolesville Alumni felt the loss of Casty St. Louis, 20, a former football running back standout for the school, who was shot and killed shortly before 7 Friday night. Raleigh Police say St. Louis was found when officers responded to a report of a shooting in...

School Briefs – Sept. 11, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •The PTA is seeking volunteers for spirit event coordinator and PBIS representative (PBIS helps recognize positive student behavior). E-mail wfepta@gmail.com for more information...

Library News – Sept. 4, 2014

Library kicks off busy fall In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh,...

Huskies thrash opposition

Heritage-10, Knightdale-1 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Last week, Heritage High School soccer coach Scott Sloan talked about wanting to go to state playoffs and take the conference title. This week it appears they’re making a good shot to do so. With a 2-1-1 record so far, and...

Cougars give a good match against Wakefield team

Wakefield-6, Wake Forest-3 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s away match at Wakefield High was a chance for the girls to play against a bigger and more experienced team early in the season, which has given the Cougars difficulty for years. “The game against...

Wakefield captures top scores in opening golf match

WAKE FOREST — In the first conference match of the season, Wakefield came out on top with a team score of 118 for three players. Heritage placed fifth with 136, just ahead of Wake Forest’s sixth-place 137. Wakefield also notched the top individual score with Casey Burroughs...

Cougars let victory slip through their feet

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School soccer team took an early lead against Smithfield-Selma High School Monday, but lost it in the second half before losing 1-2. The Cougars will play a charity fundraiser game Sept. 19 against Rolesville to raise money for cancer research...

Huskies’ defense holds strong

  by Marty Simpkins photos by Clellie Allen HOLLY SPRINGS — It was fourth down in Heritage’s red zone with less than 30 seconds to go and Holly Springs was looking for the win. Quarterback Justin Armwood dropped back to pass and the Huskies’ pass rush was closing in. Armwood...

Scoreboard — week of Aug. 28, 2014

Here are other area scores as reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Anyone can submit scores and other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com. Heritage High School •Boys soccer, 2-1-1 overall: Wins against Rolesville, 8-0, and Knightdale, 10-1;...

Buddy Run coming Sept. 20 – Register now

WAKE FOREST — The sixth annual Buddy Run benefiting Wakefield, Wake Forest and Rolesville Backpack Buddy programs is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 8 a.m. The Buddy Run is a chip-timed 5K run with a non-competitive 2-mile roller run and a 1-mile family walk. Also...

Register for Miracle League

BUNN — Registration is accepted for players age 5 and up to play in The Miracle League of Franklin County, a baseball league for children and adults with disabilities serving Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren and Wake Counties. The unique concept of Miracle League baseball is...

The advantages to joining a parent-teacher organization

Parental involvement plays a key role in a child’s academic and social development. Mothers and fathers who take an active interest in their children’s education and extracurricular activities may notice their children are more willing to put their best efforts forward. Research...

Learn the early signs of bullying

Children grow and develop their personalities in various ways. While many youngsters are teased or receive some good-natured ribbing at some point in their school careers, some teasing can eventually turn into bullying. The National Education Association estimates that 160,000...

Review safety plans as kids return to school

Raleigh — Attorney General Roy Cooper offers safety tips to help parents and teachers get children back to school safely and ready to learn as the traditional school year begins across North Carolina: •Ask about the school’s safety plan. The plan should include how the school...

School Briefs – Aug. 28, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High news •Volunteers are needed for home football games, including Friday’s game. Positions include concessions, parking attendants and gatekeepers. Admission is free for volunteers. Sign up...

Help children make new friends

Students learn lessons each day. While many of these lessons pertain to their coursework, kids pick up much more than book smarts from school, where kids first learn to cultivate friendships and build lasting relationships. In addition to a new curriculum, new teachers and new...

Make the morning rush to school less hectic

Weekday mornings during the school year can be hectic. Parents who must get their youngsters ready for school while preparing for their own day often find themselves rushing through the morning and wishing there was just a little more time before they had to run out the door....

New charter school opens

Wake Forest Academy to stress critical thinking skills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The first day of classes for the town’s newest charter school was yesterday (Wednesday). Wake Forest Charter Academy, a K-5 elementary, with about 500 students, is located at 1851 Friendship...

Wakefield library funded

Construction on regional library to begin soon. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — Bonds have been sold that will pay for $11 million in county libraries, including the Northeast Regional Library planned for Wakefield. Additional bonds will pay for $334 million in school needs. County...

Mayor: New school creates traffic hazard

Commissioners ban parking on access road. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for a new school to run into traffic issues. Even before opening day at Endeavor Charter School yesterday (Wednesday), a new law had been enacted to address a potentially hazardous parking...