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 . . .

Hundreds of students compete in Wake County Special Olympics


A Hilburn Academy student smiles as he approaches the finish line. (Allie Wilson/Ravenscroft School)

Hundreds of WCPSS students brought out their cleats, sneakers, banners, and signs to participate in the Wake County Special Olympics on April 23 and 24 at the Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. About 625 student athletes participated in track and field competition over the two-day event while their classmates, teachers, parents, and volunteers from WCPSS and Ravenscroft cheered them on. Continue Reading . . .

Enloe students win two Emmy Awards for documentary


Bob Kellam and Susan Wyatt on Kellam-Wyatt Farm.

Students at Enloe High School have earned two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a short documentary they produced about a Raleigh farm. Continue Reading . . .

Three Special Education teachers honored for excellence, advocacy

Three WCPSS Special Education teachers will be honored with Lara Jane Parker Awards on Thursday, April 24.

img-ljpwinnersLara Jane Parker Excellence Awards will be presented to Cary Elementary Speech/Language Pathologist Jessica Lewis and Holly Springs Elementary Preschool Special Educator Sarah B. Williams.

The Lara Jane Parker – Talbot L. Black Advocacy Award will be presented to Heritage High School Special Educator Kimberly Morrisette. Continue Reading . . .

Board approves budget

The Wake County Board of Education approved its 2014-15 budget request to the county Tuesday, calling for increased salaries and stronger classroom programs. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education meeting outcomes – April 22, 2014

Board of Education meeting outcomes – April 22, 2014. (Download PDF)

Board of Education appoints new staff members

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its April 22 meeting:

  • Adam Barabasz has been appointed Assistant Principal at Lufkin Road Middle School.
  • Daniel Burch has been appointed Assistant Principal at Fuquay-Varina High School.
  • Melanie Rhoads has been appointed Senior Director for State and Federal Programs.
  • James Weaver has been appointed Assistant Principal at the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy.

Please note – This list includes new appointments. The board may also have approved contract extensions or modifications for employees to continue serving in their current roles.

Six WCPSS Seniors Earn Corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has awarded six Wake County Public School System seniors corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. Continue Reading . . .

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 . . .