Kudos – week of Jan. 28, 2016

Academics honored •Whitney Cochran of Raleigh made the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania. To qualify, students must be registered for 12 or more academic credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 or better. •Cameron R. Lee of Wake Forest and William J. Parsons of...

How do you spell champion?

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary School held their spelling bee Thursday, Jan. 21. After more than 40 rounds, which completed the Scripps School Spelling Bee Study List and began the additional words, fifth-grader Jeremy Ayuk-Takem, in Ms. Ellison’s class, was declared the...

Middle School students get a taste of college

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School eighth-graders had the opportunity to visit various local colleges such as Wake Technical Community College, Louisburg College, Meredith College, Living Arts College, N.C. State University and UNC Chapel Hill. They have also visited Shaw...

School Briefs – week of Jan. 28, 2016

Send school news and photos to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary Jan. 28 is open house for new and prospective students, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Heritage Middle School •High School on the Horizon, Jan. 26, 5:30-6:30 in the auditorium. •PTA Spirit Night at PDQ, Feb. ...

Wake Forest Charter Academy hosts enrollment meeting tonight

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road, invites interested families to attend an enrollment information meeting tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m., during National School Choice week. Families will have the opportunity to tour the school, ask...

Rolesville Elementary renovations get go ahead

Vote was not without controversy over permanent mobile units. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The town’s eponymous elementary school is one step closer to beginning major renovations which will see the current campus of scattered buildings brought under one roof. Rolesville town...

Franklinton Elementary student wins safety poster contest

Franklinton— Daisia Banks of Franklinton Elementary School, won the N.C. 2015 school bus safety week poster contest. The theme was bully free zone. She received a plaque featuring her artwork and a school bus safety puzzle.

Elementary kids bring Jungle Book to life Friday

WAKE FOREST — Cody Keech, a senior at Wakefield High School, in conjunction with the high school theater director, Paul Orset, has been busy directing a production of the Jungle Book, Kids with students from Wakefield Elementary School (WES). Every Monday and Thursday, Keech has...

School Briefs

Send school news and photos to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines DriveElementary Jan. 28 is open house for new and prospective students, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Heritage Middle School •High School on the Horizon, Jan. 26, 5:30-6:30 in the auditorium. •PTA Spirit Night at PDQ, Feb. ...

Heritage High presents Disney’s High School Musical

WAKE FOREST — The same people who brought us last year's hit musical Shrek are bringing the Disney Channel’s wildly popular movie musical, High School Musical, to life on the Heritage High School stage. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first...

Kudos

Academics honored •Whitney Cochran of Raleigh made the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania. To qualify, students must be registered for 12 or more academic credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 or better. •Cameron R. Lee of Wake Forest and William J. Parsons of...

Ask Dr. Universe: Is there any way to tell what color of eggs a chicken will lay?

Is there any way to tell what color of eggs a chicken will lay? -Isabella, 8, Pullman, WA Dear Isabella, If you want to find out what color eggs a chicken will lay, you might just want to take a look at its earlobes. You read that right. chickens have earlobes. At first, I wasn’t...

Kudos

Academics honored •Grace Miller made  the president’s list at Northwest Mississippi Community College. To qualify, students must complete 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better. •Danielle Sentz of Wake Forest and Lauren Hagestad of Raleigh made the...

School Briefs

Send school news and photos to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Jan. 15 is an early release day. •Jan. 18 closed for Martin Luther King Day. •Jan. 19 is a teacher workday, no school for students. •Jan. 28 is open house for new and prospective students,...

Maximize your student loan grace period

Many students must take on loans to finance their college educations. While such loans make it possible for students to further their educations, many of those students ultimately graduate with substantial amounts of debt. According to a study by the Institute for College Access...

Kudos — week of Jan. 7, 2016

Academics honored The following students from Wake Forest have been named to University of North Carolina Asheville’s fall dean’s List: Olivia Louise Allen, Marissa Anne Banks, Casey Collen Clennon, Ty Austin Higginbotham, Jack Preston Huber, Trevor Charles Jenkins, Bryn Nicole...

Ask Dr. Universe: When can I own a robot?

Ask Dr. Universe: When can I own a robot? —Jack, 8, Taos, New Mexico Dear Jack, There are all kinds of robots in our world. In fact, you may already have one in your house. That’s what I learned from my friend, Professor Matthew E. Taylor. We met up at Washington Sta...
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Teacher injured in classroom fight

ROLESVILLE — A teacher and an 18-year-old male student at Rolesville High School were injured following a fight with a non-student which occurred while class was in session Dec. 3. The 38-year-old female teacher is reportedly out of school this week recuperating and Wake County...

Calling all kids: What do the holidays mean to you?

It’s our favorite time of year — and hopefully yours, too. We will soon publish the musings of area children, as they answer the question, what do the holidays mean to me? Submissions may include poems, stories, and drawings. The more colorful, the better! Three names will be...
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Franklinton teacher is Bright Ideas winner

RALEIGH — Franklinton High School teacher Tommy Kemp has been awarded a $2,890 Bright Ideas grant from Wake Electric. Kemp received the award during Wake Electric’s 13th annual Bright Ideas Award Luncheon held at the Dail Club at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. These grants are...
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New drop-off pattern for Franklinton High

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School staff have implemented a new traffic pattern for parents dropping off students at the Cedar Creek Road school to hopefully “minimize the number of cars backed up on Cedar Creek Road in the morning,” said Principal Russell Holloman in an email...
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Local scholars shine

Kudos -- week of Oct. 29, 2015 Academics honored Vanessa Nix of Franklinton  has been named to the provost’s list at Troy University for Term 1 of the 2015/2016 academic year. The provost’s list honors full-time undergraduate stud-ents who are registered for 12 semester hours and...
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Inside Out project comes to Heritage High School

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High students are participating in a global art project, installing 87, larger-than-life, black-and-white portraits on the exterior of the school. The purpose of this project allows Heritage art students to communicate an important message to the community,...

Biogen Foundation to give $125K grants

RALEIGH — The Biogen Foundation has announced a $125,000 competitive grants program designed to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs and projects in North Carolina’s public schools. Entitled, Ignite the Power of STEM, the grants cycle runs...