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Student jazz ensembles hold free Koka Booth show April 27

Musicians from four high schools will perform in the free Western Wake Music Fest on Sunday, April 27, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.

Students from the Cary, Green Hope, Panther Creek and Athens Drive high school jazz ensembles will appear in the show. The Athens Drive Strings Orchestra and the Athens Drive Wind Ensemble, which recently played Carnegie Hall, will also perform.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the show is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, directions and parking, visit the Koka Booth Amphitheatre website. >>

Centennial Magnet Middle holds Riskfest

The Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold its 8th annual Riskfest at Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School Wednesday. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS educators honored

Three Wake County Public School System educators will be honored with Lara Jane Parker Awards in ceremonies at the Friday Center April 24. 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 . . .

Washington Magnet Elementary marks 90th anniversary

Washington Magnet Elementary marked its 90th anniversary with a special celebration. Former students visited the school to share their memories of their high school with current elementary students.

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 . . .