Archive for November, 2013


109 teachers earn renewed National Board certification

One hundred and nine WCPSS educators have renewed their certificates from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. National Board certification is a rigorous professional program that helps teachers improve their teaching and school leadership so they can continue to increase student achievement. Participation in the program is voluntary, and highly regarded.

Although state-licensing systems set basic requirements for teachers, National Board certified teachers demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills, and practices. Continue Reading . . .

Millbrook holds Welcome to Our World event

Millbrook Magnet Elementary held its 5th Annual “Welcome to Our World” event.  Continue Reading . . .

Millbrook hosts teachers from Beijing

Millbrook Magnet High has an exchange program with the Beijing Royal School. The Beijing Education Commission visited Millbrook to discuss the benefits of the student exchange program.

WCPSS Project Enlightenment receives $2 million grant from John Rex Endowment to bring Positive Parenting Program to Raleigh

Project Enlightenment of the Wake County Public School System has received a $2 million grant from the John Rex Endowment to help parents with young children in Raleigh improve parenting skills. Project Enlightenment will work with approximately 18 community agencies to train and provide Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® (Triple P), an internationally acclaimed model that is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children.

“Let’s face it, parenting is a hard job!” says Audrey Bunch, director of Project Enlightenment. “Entering the world of parenthood can be overwhelming, and the newborn, grandchild, or adopted child who comes into your life does not come with a set of parenting instructions.” Continue Reading . . .

750 high-school students head to career fair Friday on NCSU campus

More than 750 high school students will gather at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University on Friday, November 22, to learn about potential careers at the annual Great Xplorations Career Fair.

The Expo is geared toward high school freshmen enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses at their schools.

Students will work with 175 representatives from businesses, colleges, and the military to talk about continuing their education beyond high school, professional networking, leadership development, and opportunities in various industries. Continue Reading . . .

Lufkin Road student earns arts honors

Lufkin Road Middle School eighth grader Deven Schaefer received Honorable Mention for his chameleon ceramic sculpture at the 25th Annual Young Artists Exhibit. Continue Reading . . .

Moore Square AG/GT Museum Magnet Middle students compete in AMC8

Fifty-four students from Moore Square AG/GT Museum Magnet Middle School participated in the 29th annual American Mathematics Competition 8. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS Office of Early Learning invites families to Marbles Museum

The Wake County Public School System Office of Early Learning invited families in their programs to a special night at Marbles Kids Museum. Children had a chance to play and learn in the museum and see the new Ready, Set classroom. Parents received tips on building children’s literacy skills.

Hunter teacher named Literacy Teacher of the Year

The North Carolina English Teachers Association named Hunter Magnet Elementary fifth grade teacher Angela Parham the association’s Outstanding Literacy Teacher of the Year at its annual conference. Continue Reading . . .

East Wake School of Health Science holds STEM night

The East Wake School of Health Science will hold a Night at the Museum at 5:30 p.m. on November 20 featuring student work on science, technology, engineering and math projects.