Kudos — week of Aug. 15

Congrats, grads! •The following students were pinned at Vance-Granville Community College’s practical nursing graduation ceremony Thursday Aug. 1: Ashley Kayla Green of Creedmoor; Nicole Perry and Yevette Rothgery, both of Franklinton; Lona Marie Crouse, Loftin Olivia Foster,...

School Briefs — week of Aug. 15

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax news to 919-556-2233. -Elementary school news- Wake Forest Elementary: •Parents are invited to join the PTA at wfepta.org/join-pta. Wakefield Elementary: •Regular updates are available at...

Bumper crop of kindergarteners coming

CARY — The Wake County Public School System is expecting more than 12,200 kindergartners for the 2013-14 school year — the largest projected kindergarten enrollment in WCPSS history.  Preparing students for this transition is essential and county officials say that reading is the...
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Wake Forest High School starts a new PTSA Charter

WAKE FOREST — The addition of Rolesville High School this school year has set the stage for Wake Forest High School to make a few exciting changes as well, according to Angie Levy, the school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) president. Wake Forest High School has...

Franklin School Board fills empty seat

Business leader chosen to be advocate for Franklin County Schools by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Education has appointed a champion. Rosemary Champion, a bank executive with Carter Bank and Trust in Louisburg, was appointed to fill the District 7 at-large...

School Briefs — week of Aug. 8, 2013

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax to 919-556-2233. Elementary school news Heritage Elementary •Aug 12 – 22, the school holds “A “Reading Oasis” Scholastic Book Fair Parents are welcome to come in and shop with their children or on...

SAT/ACT practice tests offered

WAKE COUNTY — Wake County Public Libraries, in collaboration with Kaplan Test Prep, offer free practice sessions in August for the SAT and ACT. The sessions involve taking a practice test and then covering results and strategies for improvement at the “give back” review a few...

Kids wander away from school

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Two fourth-grade girls wandered away from school Monday, leading to a frantic search by law enforcement officers before they were found unharmed. The girls are students at Franklin Academy, 1127 Chalk Road. “They left campus, and they were going to...
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Former Jones Dairy substitute teacher under investigation

School system reluctant to release any details about the matter except to, “a specific group of parents” by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) substitute teacher who recently worked at Jones Dairy Elementary is under investigation by the school...

Pre-school parents invited to free literacy workshop

WAKE COUNTY — Parents of preschool children and adults who work with young children are invited to a free literacy summit this fall to learn more about the importance of preschool literacy. The session, to be held at 8:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 7 at Rolesville Elementary, 307 S. Main...

Kudos — week of Aug. 1, 2013

Congrats, grads! •Caroline Walters of Raleigh graduated from Lake Forest College with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. •The following students graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill: Paige Rollins of Franklinton; Jacquelynn Berton, Allison Blackburn, Jessica Barker, Molly...
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The past meets the future

Members of the first graduating Rolesville High class on hand for opening of new school by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — More than a hundred local dignitaries, residents, school personnel, public safety officers and school board members were on hand, Tuesday, for the highly...
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School board praises Rolesville High

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — July 23, the Wake County Board of Education held its routine, open full board meeting that was mostly notable for its silence about the controversial state budget that has been tentatively approved by the General Assembly. A budget which, if passed and...
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Future of schools rests in key decisions

Board mulling choices for superintendent and board vacancies. by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Franklin County Board of Education members are being put to the test over the next few weeks. They have to make leadership decisions that will affect the direction of the county’s school system...

Build A Backpack kicks off

RALEIGH — Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) and Walmart have partnered to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students in North Carolina. The Build A Backpack back-to-school supply drive is the largest school supply drive conducted by Walmart in...

Schools Briefs — week of July 25, 2013

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax news to 919-556-2233. Elementary school news Heritage Elementary: •Open house for Tracks 1, 2 and 3 is tonight (Thursday), 6-7 p.m. •Track 4 returns to school Monday. •Tissues and Tea for...
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School bond proposal would hike Wake taxes

Referendum for $810 million bond to appear on October ballot. by Burwell Stark, correspondent RALEIGH — Wake County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a referendum that would raise Wake County property taxes beginning in 2015 during it’s regularly scheduled meeting...
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Creativity erupts

YOUNGSVILLE — Young scientists Jehlani Wilkins, Haley Williams and Savannah Leonard are impressed watching “volcanoes” erupt during Camp Invention, held at Long Mill Elementary School last week. For more, see full story.
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Galland to serve as team physician, medical director for Rolesville High

ROLESVILLE — Dr. Mark Galland, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC), has been named team physician and medical director of Rolesville High School’s athletic teams. In this position, Galland will be responsible for...
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New assistant superintendent for human resources hired

Dr. Cheryl Benson chosen for Franklin County Schools position By Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — As the Franklin County Board of Education continues to search for an interim and a new superintendent, it has selected a new assistant superintendent for human resources. Dr. Cheryl Benson was...
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Students solve problems at Camp Invention

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — A bit of duct tape, an old paper towel roll, some string and a ping pong ball are all it takes to make a seismoscope to measure earthquakes. For the students of Camp Invention, recycled materials can “solve” some of the most perplexing problems...

Kudos — week of July 18, 2013

Congrats, grads! •Andre Ivy of Youngsville recently graduated from United Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. •Christopher McGee Hurley of Wake Forest graduated from Miami University May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts. •Richard Upton of Raleigh graduated from Emory...