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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 . . .

Daniels students raise shad in the classroom

Daniels Middle School is one of 23 schools along the Neuse and Roanoke River Basins participating in the Shad in the Classroom Project. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS brings Letterland to Pullen Park

Raleigh’s Pullen Park will be transformed into Letterland on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. to reward preschool and elementary school students in Wake County. Continue Reading . . .

Roy Williams congratulates student readers

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams congratulated WCPSS middle school students who read 40,000 books this school year as part of the Ticket To Reading Rewards challenge. 3,000 students from 10 schools took part in the challenge supported by college basketball coaches and General Parts International/CARQUEST.

Ticket to Reading Rewards Rally to be held at Rolesville Middle School

Ten Wake County middle schools will gather at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the gymnasium at Rolesville Middle School for the third annual Ticket to Reading Rewards Rally. Locally funded by General Parts International/CARQUEST, Ticket to Reading Rewards is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Foundation. Continue Reading . . .

Vandora Springs plans Chairs of Hope project

Vandora Springs Elementary will hold its 8th annual Chairs of Hope silent auction to benefit the Relay For Life of Garner and The American Cancer Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the school.

More than 35 hand painted chairs, inspired by Oaxacan, Mexico wood carvings and created by the 5th Grade Art Club, school staff, Green Hope High and community leaders will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the fight against cancer. In the past seven years, the Chairs of Hope Project has raised more than $20,000 for cancer research.

For more information, please contact art teacher Jim Hunt at  or visit

National Academy Foundation honors two WCPSS academies

The National Academy Foundation has recognized the Apex High Academy of Information Technology and the Sanderson High Academy of Finance following its annual assessment process. Continue Reading . . .

Seven high schoolers named Youth of the Year


Chris Williams

Seven high school students have been recognized as Youth of the Year by the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs.

The students were selected from among 20 nominees to receive the honors based on their contributions to their Boys and Girls Clubs, schools and communities, as well as their personal accomplishments.

The overall Wake County winner received $1,000 scholarship. Club-level winners each received a $500 scholarship.

The winners were:

2014 Wake County Youth of the Year
Chris Williams, East Wake School of Health Science Continue Reading . . .

Ligon prepares for 60th Anniversary Celebration

alumni talk in front of ligon

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 . . .

Women’s Leadership Academy to host glow-in-the-dark fundraising walk

The Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy will host an evening walk-a-thon with the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association on April 11. The Glow-A-Thon, in which participants will wear glow sticks, will raise funds for both school groups.

Current and past students, staff, and families will walk laps around the central Governor Morehead School campus from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Participants are encouraged to wear all black so their neon glow sticks stand out more. The cost to participate is $10.

As an additional incentive, WYWLA students will compete by grade level. The grade that walks the most laps will be rewarded with two days in April where students can forego their WYWLA uniforms.

For more information on how to participate download the flier, contact WYWLA administrators, or email glowathon at gmail (dot) com.