Archive for May, 2014

 

Nuevas prácticas de transporte para brindar un mejor servicio

WCPSS pondrá nuevas prácticas de  transporte  para el año escolar 2014-15 con el objetivo de mejorar el servicio  a las familias.

Las familias que actualmente  utilizan el servicio de autobús:
Las familias que actualmente están inscritos y utilizando el servicio de transporte de WCPSS y además son elegibles para el servicio de autobuses el próximo año se les asignará automáticamente el transporte a su dirección registrada sin la necesidad de tomar ninguna acción. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS bus driver finishes second in state bus roadeo

WCPSS bus driver Billy McKemey finished in second place at the annual State School Bus Roadeo held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. McKemey earned a $400 cash prize for his second place finish.

McKemey earned the chance to compete in the state finals by winning first place at both the District III and Wake County Bus Roadeos. McKemey is a driver in the WCPSS Holly Springs Transportation District. Continue Reading . . .

New practices begin today to provide better bus service

WCPSS will put new practices into place beginning today for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families.

Families new to Wake County enrolling in school and current families who will be first time users of bus service in 2014-15 will be required to request transportation service. The requests must be completed approximately one month before the start of school to receive first day service. Continue Reading . . .

2014 Graduation Schedule and more

** See below for an important note about graduations taking place Friday, June 6, to Sunday, June 8.** 

Families, we welcome you to our graduation ceremonies. You can view the 2014 graduation schedule here. The follow guidelines apply to all ceremonies:

  • Graduates must be at the graduation services at least one hour before graduation.
  • No one without an admission ticket will be admitted to a graduation ceremony.
  • Doors open to parents and guests 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.
  • Do not bring any balloons, glass containers, wrapped packages or noisemakers of any kind.
  • Please be considerate of all graduates and hold applause as required by the schools.

For graduations taking place in downtown Raleigh, ceremonies will impact traffic and parking. Please allow plenty of time to park and arrive at the ceremony.

The parking spaces located along McDowell Street adjacent to the Convention Center under the ‘Shimmer Wall’ will be reserved for passenger drop-off for the duration of the graduation schedule. Golf carts will be available at the drop-off area and nearby parking garages to transport those people having difficulty walking long distances to the doors of the Convention Center and/or Duke Energy Center.

NOTE: Graduations taking place Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8 in downtown Raleigh:

Students from 12 high schools will attend graduation ceremonies at the Raleigh Convention Center during this weekend. But participants should be aware that several other downtown events will contribute to heavy traffic and limited parking from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8. Continue Reading . . .

Fuquay-Varina band director earns Award of Excellence

Fuquay-Varina High Band Director Matt Edwards received the Award of Excellence for the Central District Bandmasters Association for 2014. Only six such awards are given statewide, and since the recipient is chosen by other band directors, it is considered especially meaningful. Continue Reading . . .

Para los padres: Cómo prepararse para las pruebas de fin de año

testprepLas últimas semanas del año escolar significan que miles de estudiantes del Condado Wake están empezando a tomar los exámenes para demostrar todo lo que han aprendido en este año. Los padres juegan un papel importante ayudando a sus estudiantes a sentirse preparados.

Cómo ayudar a su estudiante:

Ayude a su hijo a mantener un horario constante de sueño durante varias noches antes de la prueba.

  • Fomente una alimentación saludable y consistente. Asegúrese de que su estudiante tiene un buen desayuno en casa o en la escuela el día de la prueba.
  • Haga ejercicio o juegue con su estudiante para ayudar a aliviar el estrés o nerviosismo antes de la prueba.
  • Dígale a  su hijo que usted cree en él y que lo apoya. Construya su confianza mediante la revisión de todo lo que ha aprendido este año.
  • Los maestros pasan un tiempo en la clase diciéndoles a los estudiantes lo que  esperan en el examen y ofrecen estrategias para tener éxito. Consulte con su estudiante acerca de estas estrategias. Recuérdeles que deben verificar que cada sección de la prueba tiene que  completarse antes de pasar a la siguiente sección—a los estudiantes no se les permitirá regresar a las secciones anteriores, una vez que se haya pasado a la siguiente sección.
  • En la mañana de la prueba, mantenerse  tranquilo.Tómese el tiempo suficiente para que su hijo llegue a la escuela. Crear un segundo plan en caso de que él o ella pierdan el autobús o el viaje a la escuela.
  • Hacer hincapié de la importancia de hacer el mayor esfuerzo, pero también recordar a su hijo que los resultados de la prueba son sólo una medida del progreso académico, y no definen sus habilidades o valores.
  • Recuerde que los teléfonos celulares y otros dispositivos electrónicos no están permitidos en el salón de la prueba.
  • Un fuerte abrazo y decirles cosas positivas, pueden fomentar la confianza de su estudiante.
  • Continue Reading . . .

For parents: Getting ready for year-end tests

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The last few weeks of the academic year means that thousands of Wake County students are starting to take exams to demonstrate all they have learned this year.

Parents play an important role in helping their students feel prepared.

How to help your student

  • Help your student keep a consistent sleep schedule for several nights before the test.
  • Encourage consistent and healthy eating. Make sure your student gets a good breakfast the day of the test at home or at school.
  • Exercise with your student or play games to help relieve stress or pre-test jitters.
  • Let your student know you believe in him and support him. Build his confidence by reviewing all he has learned this year.

Continue Reading . . .

Twenty-six Wake County seniors named valedictorian

Twenty-six students earned the title of valedictorian at 24 Wake County high schools this year. Garner Magnet High and Wake Forest High each named two. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education honors students and employees

The Wake County Board of Education recognized 23 Wake County students as their school’s recipient of the Spotlight on Students award at the board meeting on Tuesday, May 27. The Spotlight on Students program has been a project of the Wake County Public School System since 1982. Continue Reading . . .

Wake County bus drivers compete in State Bus Driver Roadeo

Four bus drivers from the Wake County Public School System will be among the 43 drivers competing in the state school bus competition Friday at the State Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Billy McKemey won first place at both the District III and Wake County Bus Roadeos. McKemey is a driver in the WCPSS Holly Springs Transportation District. Matthew Monk of Apex, Stephanie High of Millbrook and Pete Alicea-Rivera of Millbrook earned the chance to compete at the state based on their success at the district and county roadeos.

The school bus drivers will participate in a driving competition to crown the top school bus driver in North Carolina.  The winner will receive a cash prize and a trip to represent North Carolina in the national school bus driving competition this summer in Charleston, S.C.