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Sanderson holds Technology Showcase

Sanderson High School will hold its 4th Annual Student Technology Showcase on April 29 from 7-8 p.m. in the school library. Continue Reading . . .

Xtreme Beginnings prepares students for success

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Students converged at NC State’s McKimmon Center from all corners of the county to get a peek into their futures. They turned out by the hundreds to participate in the 14th annual Xtreme Beginnings, an initiative by the Wake County Public School System’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.

The idea is to provide students an opportunity to directly and actively engage with more than 200 business and community leaders. Students walked away with an understanding of what skills are necessary for success and productivity. Continue Reading . . .

Pretty Prom Promises


Mary Phillips Prom Promise 030Prom season has arrived! As students make plans for the special Spring occasion, the perfect prom attire is a must.  Thanks to the donations of almost 500 dresses, the May 3rd prom will indeed be a special occasion for young ladies  at Mary Phillips High School (MPHS). About 150 students stopped by the gymnasium on Tuesday to select that perfect dress during the Prom Promise event. All of them walked away with a special garment, carefully bagged and placed across their arms.

Some new and gently used prom dresses began arriving from all across Wake County when the call went out to find dresses. “We were so excited to receive a huge donation of beautiful formal dresses from some very generous ladies at Meredith College,” said Dalila Lilly, MPHS teacher and Student Government Advisor. Continue Reading . . .

Ligon prepares for 60th Anniversary Celebration

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Dr. Chuck Davis and Leonard Hunter, Class of 1955, talk about their time at the former Ligon High School in Southeast Raleigh.

A huge community celebration is being planned as Ligon GT Magnet Middle School prepares to step back in time. Ligon was founded in 1953, right after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Continue Reading . . .

Mary E. Phillips celebrates first Multi-Cultural Festival

Students at Mary E. Phillips High School spent the day learning about health, exercise, positive attitudes and received a huge boost of motivation from the reigning Miss Black North Carolina USA, Yasten Burton. Ms. Burton shared stories of her pathway to success and her personal mission of H.O.P.E, ‘Helping Others to Pursue Excellence’, program.Mary Phillips Cultural fest 012

It was all a part of the school’s first annual Multi-Cultural festival, designed to educate, motivate and inspire the 225 students at the school to believe in their own potential for success. The event was also organized to help students become more knowledgeable about their community and the resources available to them.

Some students attended workshops led by business leaders and entrepreneurs.  Others learned the origins of quilting and got a lesson in science and technology with robotics.   Continue Reading . . .

Phillips students headed for State Math Fair

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Mary E. Phillips high school sent eight students to the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Eastern Regional Mathematics Fair

held at East Carolina University in Greenville N.C., on Friday March 14, 2014.  The NCCTM focuses on “Promoting Excellence in Mathematics teaching and learning for all. ”

The team of Isabel Hernandez and Veronica Torres finished third overall in the category for grade levels 9-12. The team of Angelica Del Rosario and DaChrisha Ramsey finished second overall in the 9-12 grade level category.

Both teams qualified for the State Math Fair, which will be held at the Science and Math Institute in Durham, North Carolina on May 3.  Mary E. Phillips went into the competition led by Math teacher Nicolle Martin, a first-year beginning teacher.

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Final Superintendent’s Direct Line Scheduled

The final in a series of five Superintendent’s Direct Line events has been scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2014, at Green Hope High’s auditorium. This event is a make-up for a Direct Line that had been set for January 29 at Panther Creek High but was canceled due to inclement weather. Green Hope High is located at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary, NC  27519.

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Community input sought

Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Superintendent James Merrill is inviting WCPSS employees, parents, and the public to share their thoughts, concerns, and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent’s Direct Line. The first session is slated for Thursday, January 23, at East Wake High.

“This is especially important at this time of year,” said Dr. Merrill, “as we work on the budget and plans of action for the 2014-2015 school year.” Continue Reading . . .

Commonwealth of the Bahamas learns from Mary E. Phillips High School

A contingency of 18 educational, social and public safety leaders from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas spent the day visiting Mary Phillips High School to learn about successful educational alternative programs that WCPSS offers its students.

After a tour of the school, the delegation received an overview of the High School alternative program from Principal Daniel Colvin and his staff, along with an overview of the Middle School alternative program from Mt. Vernon Principal  Robbie Gupton and his team. The leaders from the Bahamas learned that small class sizes, collaboration with parents and creating a non-traditional school setting are key toward a student’s success at alternative schools. Continue Reading . . .

Dillard Drive students chosen for Arlington wreath laying ceremony

Four Dillard Drive Middle eighth graders have been chosen to participate in the  Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.  Continue Reading . . .