Archive for October, 2012

 

Board names new Leesville Road Middle School principal

The Board of Education named Cynthia Kremer principal at Leesville Road Middle School at its meeting Tuesday.

Kremer has served as a principal at a Guilford County, N.C. middle school since 2003. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal at schools in High Point, N.C. and Carthage, N.C. Earlier she worked as an assistant principal, administrator and teacher in Moncks Corner, S.C. Continue Reading . . .

Personal experience as special education student inspires WCPSS alum to help students like her

More than 10 years had passed. But when Cam Lopes walked into a recent teacher meeting and saw one of her former students across the room, she recognized her right away.

It was Pamela, a student who had battled through two bouts of leukemia in elementary school. Lopes would visit young Pamela in her hospital room and at home to help her stay on track with her education while she was recovering from cancer.

There were days the young student was so drained from the cancer and chemotherapy, she just couldn’t focus on her lessons. Continue Reading . . .

Athens Drive’s Bae wins State Golf 4A Championships in playoff

Sarah Bae of Athens Drive High won a playoff to take the individual championship Tuesday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s golf championships at Pinehurst number six.

Bae and Ashley Osiecki of New Bern finished 36 holes knotted at 152, three shots ahead of the field and 10 over par in difficult playing conditions. Osiecki had a 73 and Bae a 74 in the final round. The two golfers played the 18th hole even and then Bae won it with a birdie on the second playoff hole when they played the 18th again. Continue Reading . . .

Author Jasper Fforde visits Martin Magnet Middle

Jasper Fforde, N.Y. Times best-selling author, visited Martin Magnet Middle School to promote his new novel for young adults. The Last Dragonslayer is Fforde’s first novel for teen audiences. The fantasy features heroine Jennifer Strange who lives in a world where magic is fading. Continue Reading . . .

SAS launches STEM Career Connections Day at Reedy Creek Middle

Seventeen SAS employee volunteers will showcase their STEM careers to the entire Reedy Creek Middle seventh grade on October 30. They will point out the connections between their work and their middle and high school classes. The SAS volunteers will lead four 55-minute interactive lessons emphasizing the importance of STEM learning and its application in the world of work. The lessons feature case studies of SAS software being used in key industries such as sports, conservation, fraud and crime prevention. The overall goal is to motivate more students to take higher-level math and science courses. Continue Reading . . .

Broughton’s Kane is 4-A state women’s tennis champ

Broughton High’s Maggie Kane overcame Chloe Willetts of R.J. Reynolds High to win the singles championship on Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis tournament at the indoor courts at N.C. State University. Continue Reading . . .

Athens Drive Band wins top award for a third time this year

For the third time this year, the Athens Drive High Marching Band earned the “Grand Champion Award” for highest score of the day in competition. Performing at the 24th Eastern N.C. Band Festival held on October 20 at Roanoke Rapids High School, the band received first place accolades for General Effect and Marching. In addition, Drum Major Darby Teander earned the highest drum major score of the day. Continue Reading . . .

Students – Take our Sports Interest Survey by Nov 30.

Update:The survey period has ended.

The Wake County Public School System is conducting a short (5 minute) confidential survey of all students in the 9th through 12th grades.  We encourage all students to provide their input on current athletic offerings and what we might offer in the future. You do not need to be a current participant in athletics to respond.   Please respond by November 30th.

Request New High School Sports or Levels of Sports Form

Families invited to explore magnet schools at Nov. 3 fair

The Wake County Public School System will hold its annual Magnet Fair on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.

Parents and students are invited to attend and learn about the district’s magnet themes, talk with staff from the schools and learn how to enroll. Continue Reading . . .

Leesville Road High School band performs for British dignitaries

The Leesville Road High School band welcomed distinguished visitors from London on October 25, officially accepting an invitation to perform in the 2014 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.

The school held a special assembly to welcome Councillor Catherine Longworth, who is a former Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, as well as parade Executive Director Robert Bone. The Symphonic Band performed pieces including “The Star Spangled Banner,” “God Save the Queen” and the “Olympic Theme.” Continue Reading . . .