Archive for May, 2013

 

Laurel Park holds wellness day

Laurel Park Elementary had a special day devoted to wellness on May 28. During the day, students heard from guest speakers who talked about eating healthy, being active and taking care of their bodies.  Students heard a talk and took part in an activity station with each speaker.  Continue Reading . . .

Wake Education Partnership awards more than $70,000 in grants to teachers

Tahquetta Hunter (left) and Milly Hodges (center) of North Garner Middle School receive a $3,000 grant from the Wake Education Partnership, presented by the organization’s President Steve Parrott.

Students who arrive this fall in Milly Hodges’ 6th-grade science classes might not know what an electromagnetic spectrum is. But she’s hoping the use of an iPod application will help them understand the concept.

This summer, a $3,000 grant from the Wake Education Partnership will help Hodges and her colleagues at North Garner Middle School stock an iPod cart that will travel through science classes. The interactive devices will be equipped with apps that students will use to tackle challenging science vocabulary—electromagnetic spectra, binomial nomenclature and more. Continue Reading . . .

Thirty Wake County seniors named valedictorian

The Wake County Board of Education and WCPSS high schools would like to recognize the achievements of 30 seniors who have been named the 2013 valedictorian for his or her school. Continue Reading . . .

Holly Springs High students compete at national Health Occupations Students of America

Holly Springs High Health Sciences teacher Ronald Davis and his HOSA students will be attending the National HOSA competition in Nashville, TN, at the end of June. Continue Reading . . .

Dillard Drive teacher earns farming grant

Dillard Drive Middle teacher Joann Blumenfeld will work on a project in partnership with the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s Farm. Continue Reading . . .

Walnut Creek hosts International Night

Walnut Creek Elementary hosted its first International Night on May 15  Continue Reading . . .

Fuquay-Varina teacher honored as national PE Teacher of the Year

Fuquay-Varina High teacher Charla Parker has been named the national High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) at its national convention in Charlotte.

Parker, a PE teacher for the past 30 years,  received the award in recognition of her outstanding teaching performance at the high school level, her ability to motivate students and sharing these skills with other teachers.

Wake Early College of Health and Sciences graduates fourth class

The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences will hold their graduation ceremony tonight for 42 graduates in the Class of 2013. Continue Reading . . .

Wake County holds graduation ceremonies for 26 high schools

Graduation ceremonies are underway for 26 Wake County Public School System high schools. More than 8,000 students will graduate this year. Continue Reading . . .

La Junta Escolar aprueba una la política nueva de asignación estudiantil

La Junta Escolar del Condado Wake aprobó una política nueva de asignación estudiantil (Política de la Junta 6200) en su reunión del 21 de mayo. La política nueva, dirige que el personal de la junta escolar equilibre cuatro objetivos y factores a la medida más razonable. Los factores son los siguientes: Continue Reading . . .