Archive for February, 2013


Middle Creek students launch angry birds for algebra

Middle Creek High students will spend the day Friday, March 1 on the football field working to tackle algebra problems with an Angry Birds game. The students will launch the birds as part of a quadratic equations lesson. They will calculate the velocity of their object and then write an equation that represents the flight path of the object. Each launch will result in its own unique equation.  

Some of the students will use a computer application to plot trajectories and calculate the equation visually.

Thousands of students to jump rope for world record Friday

On Friday, March 1, students at more than two dozen schools will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people jumping rope at the same time at multiple locations.

Students at participating schools (see list below) will gather to jump rope from 10 a.m. to 10:03 a.m. in the hopes of breaking the current record of 70,881 simultaneous jump ropers. The event is open to students in grades 3 through 12. Continue Reading . . .

Wake Young Men Leadership students work on computers

Twenty Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy students volunteered Feb. 26 at Kramden Institute in Durham as part of Student at Work Week. Volunteers from Lenovo Computers worked with the students refurbishing computers. Continue Reading . . .

Joyner holds 5K Run/Walk Sunday

Joyner Magnet Elementary will hold the school’s second annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, March 3. The race will begin at the school at 2 p.m. and continue on Raleigh’s Greenway by Crabtree Creek. Continue Reading . . .

WRAL recognizes Millbrook Magnet Elementary teacher

The WRAL Teacher of the Week is Emily Deprez, a Spanish teacher at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School. WRAL features one teacher every week on its morning and noon newscasts, from the 50 or so counties they serve. A WRAL news reporter visits the teacher’s classroom, surprising her with a token of WRAL’s appreciation for a job well done, and sitting down with that teacher for 10 minutes to talk about the profession, and their experiences.

You can watch his Teacher of the Week video here.

Wake County Teacher of the Year semifinalists named

The Wake County Public School System named 24 semi-finalists for the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year award.  Continue Reading . . .

Barry Manilow donates new Yamaha piano to kick off music instrument drive

Barry Manilow is donating a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for Wake County Public School System. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the PNC Arena will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s April 26th concert in Raleigh, N.C. Continue Reading . . .

East Cary Middle School holds STEM Career Day

Students at East Cary Middle School will explore different careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Friday, March 1 with the school’s first STEM Career Day. Continue Reading . . .

El Sistema de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Wake (WCPSS, llevará a cabo una reunión abierta al público sobre la Educación Especial.

El Consejo Asesor de la Educación Especial  de WCPSS presenta “¿Cuál es la gran I.D.E.A de la Educación Especial?” una reunión abierta al público a las 6:00 pm el Martes, 7 de marzo en la Escuela Secundaria Broughton, 723 St. Mary’s St. en Raleigh.

Vea el volante que está disponible ambos en inglés y español.

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WCPSS holds special education open house

The WCPSS Special Education Advisory Council presents the “What’s the big I.D.E.A.” Special Education open house at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at Broughton High School, 723 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh.

View information flyer in English or Spanish.

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