Archive for July, 2013


Se invitan a los padres de estudiantes preescolares a talleres de alfabetización gratuitos

Los padres de los niños de edad preescolar y adultos que trabajan con niños pequeños están invitados a cuatro tallares de alfabetización gratuitos este otoño para aprender más sobre la importancia de la educación pre-escolar. Continue Reading . . .

Pre-school parents invited to free literacy workshops

Parents of pre-school children and adults who work with young children are invited to four free literacy summits this fall to learn more about the importance of pre-school literacy. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS bus inspector Ralph Trango earns title as best in North Carolina

Photo courtesy N.C. Pupil Transportation Association

After several years as a runner-up, WCPSS bus inspector Ralph Trango earned a title he’s been vying for for years—2013 Best Bus Inspector for the state of North Carolina.

Trango has been competing in the competition hosted by the North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association since it began in 2004.

To prove his skills, Trango and other competitors inspected buses and took a written test designed to test his knowledge and diagnostic skills as a bus mechanic and inspector. Trango received $500 and a trip to the National Association for Pupil Transportation competition in Seattle. Trango has been to the national event before, and previously placed second in the country in the technician competition.

“Ralph is a very strong competitor with previous national competition experience and expect he will do well in Washington” said Randy Henson, coordinator of the NCPTA competition. Continue Reading . . .

Coming soon! Information on the 2013 bond referendum and building program

Wake County and WCPSS are gearing up for the first school bond referendum since 2006.

Look for the Growing Forward logo on the WCPSS website and out in the community in the coming weeks for more information related to the building program. Voters will decide on October 8 whether to approve $810 million in bond funding.

Stay informed
Updates will be posted regularly to the WCPSS website, the School-Community News e-newsletter (subscribe here), and here on our blog under the Growing Forward category. (See all stories by clicking on the category on the right side of the page.) Continue Reading . . .

Teachers could earn $100 bonus for referring Special Education teachers

WCPSS teachers could earn an extra $100 between now and October 15 by referring a special education teacher to available jobs with the district.

The system needs about 50 additional Special Education teachers to work with students across the county with all levels of need. Current WCPSS teachers who refer a successful job candidate between July 24 and October 15 would earn the $100 bonus. The Board of Education approved the temporary incentive at its July 23 meeting. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education appoints new leaders at July 23 meeting

The Board of Education appointed several new leaders at its July 23 meeting. Continue Reading . . .

Look inside the new Rolesville High

The new Rolesville High School is ready for the 2013-14 school year. Principal Ericka Lucas offers this tour of the newest Wake County school opening to students August 26.

Rolesville leaders cut the ribbon for new high school

Principal Ericka Lucas, Mayor Frank Eagles and Board of Education chair Keith Sutton were joined by other county and community leaders in cutting the ribbon for the new Rolesville High School today. Continue Reading . . .

Partnership Elementary begins school year

Partnership Elementary is one of five modified calendar schools that began the new 2013-14 school year on July 22. Interim Superintendent Cathy Moore joined principal Mark Kenjarski in welcoming families back to school.

High schools schedule 2013 Freshman Camps

Wake County high schools will offer freshman camps or orientation sessions this summer to help rising ninth-graders make the transition from middle school to high school a little easier. Each high school has developed its own version of Freshman Camp in order to personalize its program, staff and campus facilities for the rising ninth grade students. 

As Freshman Camps have become a mainstay in Wake County high schools in recent years, the personal connections made with other students, as well as becoming familiar with campus before the first day of classes, make the move to high school much easier for freshmen.  Many camps focus on relationship- and team-building exercises to make the camps both fun and informative. 

Most of the camps are scheduled for July and August. During the camps, many high schools offer sessions to help parents learn more about high school and ways they and the student can adjust to high school.

You can find dates, contact names and additional information for the camps here.