The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has announced a grant award of more than $9 million to expand and revise magnet school themes in the Wake County Public School System. The Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) award, announced today, will provide funding over the next three years to support three new magnet school themes. It also will support revisions to two existing magnet themes. Continue Reading . . .
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Twenty-four Wake County magnet schools were recently named by Magnet Schools of America as 2014 Magnet Schools of Distinction or Magnet Schools of Excellence. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Last night, during the Magnet Schools of America’s 32nd National Conference in Hartford, CT the A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary in Raleigh, NC was named the recipient of the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award for 2014. This award is given annually to the nation’s top magnet school and commemorates the organization’s founding member Dr. Ronald P. Simpson. It also includes a $5,000 cash prize.
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Underwood Magnet Elementary won the Hicks Landscape Contractors poster contest with the theme of Come Alive Outside for Earth Day. Continue Reading . . .
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 . . .
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.
Bugg Magnet Elementary has changed its after-school program. Students now participate in academic, athletic and artistic classes. Continue Reading . . .
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 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.
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 . . .