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Fall plants now on sale

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville FFA students in high school and middle school are now selling fall plants. Pansies (wave and regular varieties) and snapdragons grown by students in the new Rolesville High School greenhouse as well as mums will be for sale. Plant prices range from $1 to...
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Wake School board grateful for new money

by Burwell Stark WAKE COUNTY — Following last week’s vote by Wake County citizens to raise taxes in order to fund a $810 million school bond, the Wake County Board of Education opened their Tuesday public meeting with an air of gratitude and relief. Chairman Keith Sutton began...
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Wakefield High heads to polls — to compete for $100,000

WAKEFIELD — Members of Wakefield High’s Just Think First club gather to ready for the kick off of State Farm’s Celebrate my Drive online voting campaign. Wakefield High will compete for votes next week, Oct. 18-26, with high schools across the country. They will use their...
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Benton, bonds win election

By David Leone WAKE COUNTY — Incumbent Tom Benton of Zebulon beat out Wake Forest resident Don McIntyre for the Wake County Board of Education District 1 race Tuesday. Benton obtained 4,211 votes to McIntyre 3,889, garnering 52 percent of the district’s vote. Additionally, voters...

School Briefs — Oct. 10, 2013

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Get advance gate tickets to the N.C. State Fair (Oct. 17-27) and help public schools raise money. For every adult advance ticket sold ($7.00), two dollars will be returned to individual schools. For...
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Wake Forest contestants go to national pageant

WAKE FOREST — The above young ladies competed in the state contest in August, and will represent North Carolina at the national pageant, held in Orlando, Fla. over Thanksgiving. Since 1983, Miss American Coed Pageants have helped young ladies develop poise and self-confidence...

Franklin County youth celebrate National 4-H week

LOUISBURG — More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Franklin County 4-H will be celebrating National 4-H Week by wearing clovers and green and white to school, work and...

School briefs — week of Oct. 3, 2013

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Get advance gate tickets to the N.C. State Fair (Oct. 17-27) and help public schools raise money. For every adult advance ticket sold ($7.00), two dollars will be returned to individual schools. For...

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...