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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 . . .

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 . . .

Enloe student awarded summer study trip to Germany

Enloe sophomore Jill Jones has been awarded an all‐expense‐paid summer study trip to Germany. Continue Reading . . .

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 . . .

“Who’s going to College?”


The Wake County Board of Education continues its close look at a project that tracks the characteristics of students who attend college after graduation.

The project, titled “College-Going Diagnostic Results: Examining On-track Status through College Persistence in WCPSS,” shows Wake County students surpass state and national averages when it  comes to seamless enrollment, which means going to college immediately after high school graduation. Continue Reading . . .

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 . . .

Broughton students package food for Stop Hunger Now

Broughton High students raised the money and packaged the food for the Raleigh-based Stop Hunger Now program to deliver 100,000 meals to children in other countries. This is the second year, Broughton International Baccalaureate students led the student body in an international community service project.

June 2 and June 13 make up days canceled

The Wake County Public School System is canceling the June 13 make up day for traditional calendar schools and the June 2 makeup day for Leadership Academies and NCSU STEM.  View the complete make up day calendar.

WCPSS schools that have the minimum required 1,025 hours within their existing calendar will not need to make up any time, and schools that need to make up time to reach the 1,025 hours will work within their individual school schedules to regain the time. If a school needs to add time, options include shortening class change time, shortening lunch periods, or eliminating a non-instructional activity.

Wake County Schools are prepared to tackle suspension rates

Wake County school leaders are gearing up to keep the momentum going on a host of initiatives aimed at reducing suspensions, while continuing to ensure that schools are safe and orderly. Recently released data covering a five-year period from 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 specifically looked at suspensions of African American males and students with disabilities. While the report shows a decline during the first four years, suspension rates began to increase during the 2012-13 school year. Continue Reading . . .