Summer day camp registration starts Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is taking applications for Day Park Summer Camp Monday, March 3 through Friday, April 11. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, the Day Park Summer Camp is a full-day recreational summer camp program designed to...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...

Apply for page program starting Monday

RALEIGH — The office of State Representative Bobbie Richardson is accepting page applications beginning Monday, March 3, on a first-come, first-served basis for the N.C. General Assembly’s 2014 short session in May. To be eligible, pages must be age 14-18 and currently in the...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...
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Heritage Middle makes best ever placement in science olympiad

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School Science Olympiad team participated in the Feb. 8 regional competition and came away with their best placement ever — seventh out of 30 teams. The following students took home awards: •First place JV Bottle Rockets, Brennan McLaughlin and...

Schools facilities manager lands in hot seat

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Joe Desormeaux, facilities manager for Wake County Public School System, was in the hot seat more than once during the Wake County Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon. Commissioners tackled multiple agenda items concerning Wake Schools, all...

Friday deadline to enter Incredible Pageant

Student-organized event designed to embolden youths with disabilities. WAKE FOREST — Maha Rehman, a senior at Franklin Academy High School, has organized a pageant for youths and young adults, with a twist. “The Incredible Pageant is specifically organized to focus on children...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org.   Franklinton High happenings •Support Franklinton High School by linking your store card at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Target. A percentage...
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Heritage senior signs to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s Charles Clark will get a chance to play college football. Clark signed a letter of intent Feb. 5 during National Signing Day to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University, a NCAA division II school that competes in...
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Wakefield sprinter signs with Virginia tech

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield High School track and field athlete committed to attending Virginia Tech with a formal letter of intent signing Feb. 5 at Wakefield High School. Ama-Selina Tchume, a senior, made her decision to join the Hokies as a...
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Lovin’ art is in the air Friday

WAKE FOREST — What better way to spend a chilly Valentine’s evening than cuddled up with your love in a horse-drawn carriage downtown? February’s Art After Hours Friday night will overflow with everything you “heart.” The Cotton Company Art Gallery’s featured artist this month is...
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Love, love, love

ROLESVILLE — Red Art Gallery, nearly completely run by the National Arts Honors Society of Rolesville High School, is opening its second show Friday, Valentines Day, at 7 p.m. Appropriately titled Love, the show will feature works of art from high school students across Wake...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Neuse Christian Academy open house Interested families are invited to attend an open house at the school Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Neuse Christian...

Point, counterpoint: Common Core

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards Point/Counterpoint, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Geography bee challenges HMS students

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School held its 10th annual geographic bee competition in January. Some tough questions were answered, culminating in an exciting finish with the final two students going seven rounds before the tie was broken. Ryan Wimmer took home top honors and...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due March 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...

Wake Electric sponsors scholarship, trip to D.C.

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric seeks applicants for a $1,000 scholarship for college, plus a free, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the June 14-20 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored...

Free FAFSA day assistance

RALEIGH — On Feb. 22, college financial aid administrators and specialists will be available to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. The programs, sponsored by College Foundation of North...
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Wake Forest High receives construction grant

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High receives construction grant The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 community grant to the Wake Forest High School, Construction Technology Career Academy (CTCA) that will be used to help fund organization projects, field trips, and...
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Snow days payback

School systems announce makeup days for recent snow. While missing school for snow is fun while the sledding lasts, there’s always the school makeup to pay for on the other side when the days are sunny and warm. Here are the makeup days (in calendar order) that have been posted...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Richland Creek Elementary gets assistant principal Richland Creek Elementary, Wake Forest’s newest elementary school in the Wake system,  will get an assistant principal Friday. Lucille Glass was...

Youngsville High reunion planned in May

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville High School plans a reunion for all alumni through 1978 when the school closed. The event is set for the Youngsville Museum of History the first weekend in May. The weekend kicks off with a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym Friday,...
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Voucher opportunity is here

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was created last year by the North Carolina General Assembly for certain students attending nonpublic schools whose household income qualifies for free or reduced lunch in North Carolina public schools. Online...