Archive for the ‘Magnet’ Category


Bugg students create and play at Student University

Bugg Magnet Elementary has changed its after-school program. Students now participate in academic, athletic and artistic classes.  Continue Reading . . .

Garner Magnet High named a Breakthrough School

Garner Magnet High has been named a Breakthrough School by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The association and MetLife Foundation annually identify, recognize and showcase middle level and high schools that are dramatically improving student achievement. Continue Reading . . .

Fox Road students learn to create a better world

Fox Road Magnet Elementary is working to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school. Fox Road students are using the IB learner profile traits to help create a better world.

WCPSS students get top scores in Math

Two Wake County students recently joined thousands of others across the country putting their math skills to the test.  Enloe High Freshmen Nikhil Reddy and Angela Deng each received perfect scores on the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) last month. They were the only public school students to receive a perfect score on the AMC 10 in North Carolina. Nikhil, Angela and 10 other students from Enloe High qualified to sit for the three-hour American Invitational Mathematics Exam.

For more than 60 years, students across the country have taken up the challenge of America’s longest-running and most prestigious math contests, The American Mathematics Competitions or the AMC. Every year, at thousands of schools in every state, more than 350,000 students are presented with a set of questions rich in content, designed to make them think. Continue Reading . . .

Enloe students named finalists for 2014 Innovation Summit

The Conrad Foundation selected a team of Enloe Magnet High students to compete in the final round of the 2013-14 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Continue Reading . . .

Bugg teacher named Regional Magnet Teacher of the Year

Magnet Schools of America has named Bugg Magnet Elementary teacher Maria Eby the association’s 2013-14 Region IV Teacher of the Year. Region IV includes teachers in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Continue Reading . . .

Carroll students make STEM visit to Cisco

Carroll Magnet Middle 8th graders visited Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park to learn about the multinational corporation’s leadership in networking. Cisco provided one-on-one mentoring for the 100 students and shared STEM opportunities in robotics and visits to Cisco’s emergency communications truck and telepresence system.

Twenty-four schools recognized by Magnet Schools of America

Twenty-four WCPSS schools have earned 2014 Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America, a national organization that promotes equity and educational excellence in magnet programs.

The annual awards recognize programs in the U.S. that demonstrate a strong commitment to academic standards, innovation, diversity, specialized teaching staffs and parent and community involvement. Wake County has 34 magnet schools with programs focused on the arts, technology, world languages, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and more. Continue Reading . . .

Brentwood Magnet School of Engineering celebrates Engineering Week

Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering students marked Engineering Week with students tackling engineering challenges. Each grade level had a different challenge. They planned, created and tested projects. Then they worked with professional engineers to refine their work.

Green Magnet Elementary holds first Leadership Day

Green Magnet Elementary held its first Leadership Day. The new magnet school has a leadership theme. Students are learning leadership by studying Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The students explained the Seven Habits and sang in different languages to an audience of community and school leaders.