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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 . . .

Board considers bell schedule changes for 5 schools in 2014-15

Five schools could have new start times next school year to improve transportation times and efficiency. The Board of Education is scheduled to make a final decision on any bell schedule changes for 2014-15 at its May 6 meeting.

Under a staff proposal, schedules for Durant Road elementary and middle schools, Kingswood, and West Lake elementary schools each would be changed by less than 15 minutes. Continue Reading . . .

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 . . .

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.

Wake teacher resignations up significantly

An alarming number of Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) teachers have resigned their positions, according to data compiled by the school system’s Human Resources Department.  See the data here:  Teacher Resignations

As of April 9, 2014, more than 600 teachers have left their jobs since the beginning of the school year on July 1, 2013, an increase of 41 percent over the same period last year. WCPSS, the largest school system in North Carolina, currently employs just under 9,000 teachers. 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 . . .

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.

Three WCPSS seniors earn 2014 National Merit Achievement Scholarships

Three Wake County Public School System students earned 2014 National Achievement Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Continue Reading . . .