Archive for December, 2013


Farmington Woods Celebrates Reading

Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary focused the last week of the semester on improving reading with a Gift of Reading celebration. The school shared gifts with students, families and the school community. Continue Reading . . .

East Wake Middle students collect food and toys

Students at East Wake Middle School collected food and toys to donate to the Kiwanis Club of Knightdale for distribution to needy families for Christmas. Students donated more than 1,600 non-perishable food items and toys. Continue Reading . . .

Enloe Magnet High charity ball 2013 raises $62,000

Enloe Magnet High hosted its 9th charity ball at Marbles Kids Museum on December 14. Students raised $62,000 with the ball to benefit SAFEchild, a charity that offers parent education and support services to families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Continue Reading . . .

Parents urged to read with their students over the holiday break

Wake County Public School System officials are urging parents of young children to keep their students involved in reading over the long winter break, which begins December 20 for traditional schools.

Students who are not engaged in their normal instructional routines for extended periods are subject to losing some of their literacy skills.

At a news conference on December 19, Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore told reporters, “At no time in the history of our school system is it more important for students to move forward in their literacy skills, especially third graders.”

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Cary High student wins contest with anti-bullying video

Cary High senior Ed Elliott won the HensonFuerst Law Firm public service video contest focused this year on bullying.  Students from across North Carolina could compete in creating a public service video to encourage students and adults to stand up against bullying. Continue Reading . . .

NCHSAA announces Wells Fargo Conference Cup fall standings

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013 fall sports season. Continue Reading . . .

Board appoints interim principal for Athens Drive High School, and more

The Board of Education approved several staff appointments at its December 17 meeting.

  • Louis Ambrico has been appointed Assistant Principal at Panther Creek High School.
  • James Baughan has been appointed Interim Assistant Principal at Holly Springs Elementary School.
  • Gary Duvall has been appointed Assistant Principal at Hunter Elementary School.
  • Edmon Jones has been appointed Assistant Principal at West Cary Middle School.
  • Charles Langley has been appointed Interim Principal at Athens Drive High School.
  • Hugo Linares has been appointed Assistant Principal at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.
  • Kelly Nilles has moved from a half-time to a full-time Interim Assistant Principal at Wakefield High School.
  • Che-Von Stone has been appointed Principal at Cedar Fork Elementary School.

Board of Education honors students and employees

The Wake County Board of Education recognized 20 Wake County students as their school’s recipient of the Spotlight on Students award at the board meeting on Tuesday, December  17. The Spotlight on Students program has been a project of the Wake County Public School System since 1982. Continue Reading . . .

School board creates Government Relations Committee

The Wake County Board of Education unanimously approved the creation of a Government Relations Committee at its December 17 meeting. Committee membership on existing Board of Education committees for 2014 was also announced. Continue Reading . . .

Powell students prepare for holiday break with a good book

Powell students Joey and Jalani found the perfect books for Holiday reading.

The holiday break seems to be a perfect time to curl up with a good book, and that’s exactly what school leaders hope all Powell GT magnet elementary students plan to do. As students prepare to spend the holidays with family and friends, teachers and staff are also encouraging students to read a book during the time away from the classroom.

Evelyn Cheek tells her fourth graders to use the same strategy as in basketball. “The more you practice the better you get, the more you read, the better reader you become.” Cheek has taught school for the past 26 years and tells parents, “A book is a wonderful holiday gift idea.”

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