Wake Electric rewards student achievement

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric recently awarded 40 $25 Visa gift cards to area students who received at least one “A” (or its equivalent) on their report cards through the co-op’s “Give Us an A” program. This program encourages academic achievement and Wake Electric encourages the...

School Briefs — week of Sept. 26, 2013

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Tomorrow, Friday is the first early release day for Wake County traditional calendar schools. -Elementary School- Forest Pines Elementary •PTA’s Boosterthon runs through Oct. 2. •Family Spirit Night is...

Homeschooling seminar Oct. 18

WAKE FOREST — Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association is holding a free workshop featuring Ray and Charlene Notgrass, homeschool parents, curriculum authors, and owners of the Notgrass Company. The Workshop is titled “Homeschool Without Fear: Encouragement for the Journey,”...
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Cancer survivor awarded scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Ciera Jones of Wake Forest is one of 38 students from across the United States to be awarded a college scholarship from The National Children’s Cancer Society’s Beyond the Cure program. Jones is currently in graduate school at Liberty University. The Beyond the Cure...
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Wakefield marching band competition Oct. 5

  WAKE FOREST — The 11th annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Competition will be held at the Wakefield High School Wolverine Stadium Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, email heartofcarolina@wakefieldhsband.org or visit...

School Briefs — week of Sept. 5, 2013

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233 by Monday, 5 p.m. Traditional-calendar schools  in both Franklin and Wake counties began the new year Aug 26. Here are some quick links to help parents with school age kids stay informed: Franklin County...

Kudos — week of Sept. 5, 2013

Spread the good news: submit accolade information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Congrats, grads! •Sarah McKenzie Dillow of Wake Forest graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Carolina, May 11. •Paula Catalina Ospina Buitrago of Raleigh graduated from...

School Briefs — Aug. 29, 2013

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax news to 919-556-2233. Traditional-calendar schools  in both Franklin and Wake counties began the new year Monday. Here are some quick links to help parents with school age kids stay informed....
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Keep kids safe around school buses

Each day thousands upon thousands of children board school buses to take them to and from school. Parents and caregivers entrust their children’s well-being to the care of school bus drivers and aides. Although parents may worry about school bus accidents, such accidents...

Kudos — week of Aug. 22, 2013

Congrats, grads! •April Marie Wortham, of Wake Forest graduated from Strayer University with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in human resources. She graduated with honors. •Monica Zyph, of Raleigh, graduated from California Lutheran University with a...

Girls lacrosse possibility for Wake Forest High in spring

WAKE FOREST — If a handful of folks at Wake Forest High have any say, there will be a new spring sport at the school this year. Dave Cima, the dad of a rising ninth-grader, along with  teacher Laura Pierrie and Athletic Director Mike Joyner are holding an interest meeting...

Learn the early warning signs of bullying

Learn the early warning signs of bullying WAKE FOREST — 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...
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Wake traditional calendar bus routes ready

Wake County Schools’ bus routes for the 2013-14 traditional school year are ready — go to wcpss.net/school-directory/bus-routes. Bus stop information will not be sent home through the mail. A few key notes from WCPSS: •All parents should call new centralized phone number:...

Backpack safety can prevent serious injuries

WAKE FOREST — It’s back-to-school time for traditional-calendar schools, and that means it is a good time to evaluate one of the more common sources of school-related injured — backpacks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates there are more than 7,300...

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...