Teacher of the year finalists announced

WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Public School System is one step closer to naming the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Jim Merrill and members of the WCPSS human resources team surprised each of the 13 finalists for the title at their respective schools April 7 and 8....

Senior fulfills a dream

by Nick Fekaris WAKE FOREST — Music is his passion, the jazz upright bass is his instrument and he plans to bring beautiful sounds to the world. Wake Forest High School senior Philip Norris is quite the music aficionado. He’s been playing music ever since the age of four, and he...

Students build replica of Golden Gate bridge

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy Middle School Bridge Building Team started as a vision in the eyes of a Franklin Academy rising senior in the summer of 2015. This vision slowly became a reality in the fall of 2015 when Jacob Faulkner sent out a request to middle school...

Rolesville High School celebrates A/B honor roll Friday

ROLESVILLE — An A/B Honor Roll celebration will be held for approximately 850 students tomorrow (Friday), 1-2:30 p.m. Food trucks will be available for food purchases along with a DJ to get the celebration going. Volunteer help is needed during this event. Time frame for...

Heritage Middle Science Olympiad team heading to state tournament

WAKE FOREST —  After nine years of competition, the Heritage Middle School Science Olympiad team will be going to state competition for the first time. On April 23rd at North Carolina State University, they will compete with the 50 best middle school teams in North Carolina....

Get tickets now for Cow Pie Bingo

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School Bands are hosting their first Cow Pie Bingo Saturday, April 16 at Franklinton High School from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A total of 225 tickets will be sold at a cost of $25 each, reduced from an original $50. Each ticket holder will be given a...

See all of Shakespeare’s plays — in under two hours

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Are the complete works of William Shakespeare on your life’s bucket list? You’re in the right place to get it checked off as Wake Forest High School (WFHS) drama students will present two theater works which include all of the bard’s 37 plays. WFHS...

Get tickets now for Cow Pie Bingo

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School Bands are hosting their first Cow Pie Bingo Saturday, April 16 at Franklinton High School from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A total of 225 tickets will be sold at a cost of $25 each, reduced from an original $50. Each ticket holder will be given a...

See all of Shakespeare’s plays — in under two hours

WAKE FOREST — Are the complete works of William Shakespeare on your life’s bucket list? You’re in the right place to get it checked off as Wake Forest High School (WFHS) drama students will present two theater works which include all of the bard’s 37 plays. WFHS students will...

Rolesville FFA plant sale begins Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Gardeners, take note: The last average day of frost is just around the corner and with it, the time to start putting in late-spring and summer season plants. And just in time is the annual Rolesville FFA plant sale. A variety of spring plants will be available for...

Kudos – Week of April 7, 2016

Academics honored Elizabeth Caulfield of Louisburg, is the recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award from Vance-Granville Community College. Marie Leighton McCall, grade 10, of Wake Forest earned highest honors for the winter 2016 term...

Heritage Middle School students study the Titanic

WAKE FOREST — As part of a project to practice communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity (the 4 Cs), students at Heritage Middle School worked on group projects focusing on the Titanic. After forming cooperative groups, they performed research and wrote...

Endeavor Charter School hosts fun run April 15

WAKE FOREST — Endeavor Charter School in Wake Forest will host a Boosterthon Fun Run event on April 15. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine-day program that increases funds for local schools and inspires students to live healthy, character-filled lives. Students will run for about...

Wake Forest tennis seeking help from school board

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After months of talking with Wake County school system officials, Wake Forest High School is on track to get their tennis courts resurfaced. The issue first came up during the girls season last fall. In October, a player from Broughton slipped on...

Red Rams hold cow pie fundraiser

FRANKLINTON —Franklinton High School Bands are hosting their first Cow Pie Bingo Saturday, April 16 at Franklinton High School from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A total of 225 tickets will be sold at a cost of $25 each. Each ticket holder will be given a numbered 5-foot-by-5-foot square...

Song premiered at choral fest

WAKE FOREST — The fourth annual Heritage choral festival, held March 23 at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, featured the Patriot Pride Honors chorus from Heritage Middle School directed by Elsie Shuler and Heritage Elementary Honors choir directed by Barina Bailey. Both...

Kudos – Week of March 31, 2016

Scholarships awarded Janna Johnson, daughter of Bob and Elizabeth Johnson of Wake Forest, has received the $1,000 Mr. and Mrs. Wingate scholarship at Wingate University for the 2016 fall semester. Special recognition •Blake Martin of Wake Forest was inducted into Eta Sigma Phi at...

Four students qualify for state science tourney

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School science Olympiad team showed well in their first regional event Saturday, March 12. The individual winners are: •Matthew Hoffman and Halley Winkler, first place in cell biology. •Kara Alberg and Liz Brown, first place in Write it Do i...

School make-up days scheduled

FRANKLINTON — To make up the missed instructional time due to inclement weather on Feb. 12 and 15, Franklin County Schools’ board of education recently approved a plan that will extend the school day by 45 minutes each day, Monday through Thursday, for all Franklin County Schools...

School briefs – Week of March 24, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] North Forest Pines Elementary •Report cards will go home today, (Thursday) for tracks 2, 3 and 4. •Tonight, (Thursday) is family spirit night at Goodberry’s, 11736 Retail Dr, 5-9 p.m. •Tonight (Thursday) is Bring Your On...

Kudos – Week of March 24, 2016

Scholarships awarded •Shannon Stephens, daughter of Jim and Norma Stephens and a 2014 graduate of Wake Forest High School, has been awarded the 2016 General Federation of Women’s Clubs-NC (GFWC) Greeson-Johnson Teaching Scholarship in competition at the GFWC-NC contest held at...

Heritage Elementary School announces PTA Competition winners

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Elementary School announces the winners of the 2016 National PTA Reflections Artistic Competition. They are Katelyn Gipner, Daisy Briones, Avary Buck, Hadley Mathias, Reagan Richardson, Sophia Yatsko, Haley Capeles, Maxton Greene, Caroline Mathias, Sawyer...