Archive for April, 2014


Board of Education honors students and employees

The Wake County Board of Education recognized 41 Wake County students as their school’s recipient of the Spotlight on Students award at the board meeting on Tuesday, April 29. The Spotlight on Students program has been a project of the Wake County Public School System since 1982. Continue Reading . . .

Schools, parents spread autism awareness in April


Students at Highcroft Drive ES create an Autism Awareness banner for their school.

Schools throughout the county participated in activities at school this spring to mark National Autism Awareness Month in April.

At Highcroft Drive Elementary School, about 25 parents organized a day of service learning for students.

Fifth-grade classes attended an assembly where teacher Megan Olmstead talked about experiences of students with autism, including communication barriers many face. Continue Reading . . .

Bus drivers compete in Wake County roadeo

Bus drivers for the Wake County Public School System took part in the Wake County bus roadeo. Drivers polished their skills while getting a chance to see friends from other WCPSS Transportation districts. Winners at the Wake County level advance to a regional competition.

Raleigh Chamber provides two day leadership event for WCPSS students

Students from 10 Wake County Public School System high schools take part in a two-day High Climbers Career & Leadership Summit organized by a Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Raleigh Team.

On the first day students will listen to professional speakers and take part in teamwork and hands-on activities. The students will hear from Wells Fargo VP Business Sales and Strategy Denise Bennett and Dr. James Seymour. They will learn about mentorship, professional writing and communications, workplace behavior, and business ethics.

On the second day, the students will take part in leadership and team building challenges at Camp Mary Atkinson.

WCPSS Schools Win AHA Healthy School Awards

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) announced 2014 Brains and Bodies Award and Wellness Star winners – individual Wake County schools going above and beyond, to support healthy behaviors at school for students and staff. Continue Reading . . .

May 3 Fundraiser | Concert with Daryl Hall and John Oates Concert


Band Together, a fundraiser for Communities In Schools of Durham and Wake County, presents Daryl Hall & John Oates – the #1 selling duo in music history – as the headlining act for their 2014 Main Event, along with special guests Robert Randolph & The Family Band.

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Superintendent Merrill will raise money for March of Dimes this Saturday. Come join!


Join Superintendent Jim Merrill as he walks for the March of Dimes this Saturday to raise awareness of the need for funding to provide for babies who are born premature or with birth defects.

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Underwood wins Earth Day Poster Contest

Underwood Magnet Elementary won the Hicks Landscape Contractors poster contest with the theme of Come Alive Outside for Earth Day. Continue Reading . . .

New Heritage High Records release

Heritage High students will be the first to hear Survival of the Fourth Kind, new music on the school’s Heritage Records label created by students Malik and Trevor, known as rappers Infinite and T_$HO. Continue Reading . . .

Wake sends 10 drivers to District Bus Roadeo

Wake County bus drivers met for the annual WCPSS Bus Roadeo at the State Fairgrounds. A total of 59 drivers competed in six tasks on a driving course that required them to make precise stops and turns. Continue Reading . . .