Community mourns student standouts

By Clellie Allen The collective Wake Forest and Rolesville communities are reeling this week from the sudden, tragic deaths of two students. Isaiah Langston, 17, a junior from Rolesville High School, and Braden Rock, 15, a Heritage High sophomore, both died Monday, prompting an...

Flapjacks for FHS foreign language trip

WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton High School foreign language department will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised will be used to provide financial support for students attending the school’s study-abroad trip,...

RED Gallery hosts exhibit closing

ROLESVILLE — The curtain will fall on an exhibit at RED Gallery Saturday night. A closing party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for acylic painter Judy Stines, whose exhibit features nature-themed works in the gallery at 101 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served and art will be...

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...

Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...

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’ 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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;...

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...

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...

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...