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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 . . .

Saturday, March 29 make-up day canceled

After reviewing instructional hours required for students, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is canceling the Track 1, 4, and single-track year-round makeup day that had been scheduled for Saturday, March 29. Instead, the district is extending the Early Release day on Friday, March 28, to a full day of instruction.

School bus service will be provided on Friday according to the usual schedule for a full instructional day.

After-school activities canceled

Due to the onset of inclement weather, all after-school activities in the Wake County Public School System are canceled on Monday, March 17, 2014.

School board and County Commissioners leadership reach agreement

Joint Release with Wake County Board of Commissioners

Representatives from the Wake County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Wake County Board of Education (BOE) subcommittee met on Thursday, February 27, 2014, to discuss the inter-local agreement (ILA) between the two governing bodies. The purpose of the ILA is to establish collaboration for the process of site acquisition, design, and construction of school buildings and to promote a cooperative working relationship.

Wake County Board of Education Chair Christine Kushner noted, “Our community expects us to build and renovate school buildings to accommodate our growing population and keep schools up-to-date. Approval of the ILA will help to accomplish that.”

“We have reached a consensus concerning the ILA and it is ready to be passed by both boards,” said Wake Commissioners Chair Phil Matthews. “We are ready to move forward and do what’s best for the community.”

The next steps include the following:

  • The Board of Education is expected to approve the ILA at their next regular meeting, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  • The Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the ILA at their regular meeting, Monday, March 17, 2014.
  • Upon approval, the boards will establish a Joint School Facilities Core Team to lead research, evaluation of site acquisition, design, and construction.

The boards agreed to the subcommittee at the last joint meeting on Friday, February 21, 2014. The subcommittee included Matthews and Kushner, Board of Education Vice-Chair Tom Benton, Board of Education members Keith Sutton and Bill Fletcher; Commissioners Vice Chair Tony Gurley, Commissioner Caroline Sullivan, along with Interim County Manager Joe Durham, County Attorney Scott Warren, Superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill, and Wake Board of Education attorney Jonathan Blumberg.

Todas las escuelas de WCPSS estarán cerradas el 13 de febrero

Todas las escuelas de WCPSS estarán cerradas el 13 de febrero debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. El día de recuperación será anunciado pronto.

Para todos los días de recuperación de este año, por favor haga clic aquí. Continue Reading . . .

All schools to dismiss 1 hour early Tuesday, February 11, due to inclement weather

Due to the onset of inclement weather, all WCPSS schools will dismiss 1 hour early on Tuesday, February 11. Continue Reading . . .

Schools to be closed on Friday, Jan. 31

Because of continued hazardous driving conditions, Wake County schools will be closed on Friday, January 31st.  This decision comes after extensive staff evaluation of secondary and neighborhood road conditions, especially in outlying areas; school parking lots; school access roads; and carpool lanes.

Black History Month recognition program at Marbles Kids Museum

Due to limited space, the registration for this event is closed.

For more information, contact contact Dr. Marvin Connelly, at (919) 431-7550 or email:

Schools operating on 2-hour delay Wednesday, January 22, due to inclement weather

Wake County schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, January 22, due to inclement weather.

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Afterschool activities canceled for Tuesday, January 21, due to forecast inclement weather

All afterschool activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, at WCPSS facilities have been canceled due to forecasts of inclement weather. Continue Reading . . .