Wake NC State STEM Early College computer science teacher Leslie Keller has been selected by the College Board to participate in the AP Computer Science Principles Phase II Pilot for the 2013-14 academic year. Continue Reading . . .
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Holly Grove Middle sixth graders have been school leaders advocating for a healthy green School. Continue Reading . . .
Combs Magnet Elementary has a motto: Combs Today, College Tomorrow. Third graders in teacher Janet Pride’s class are putting that motto into action. The students have researched engineering degrees they want to pursue. Continue Reading . . .
Move over, Taio Cruz!
Students and teachers at Barwell Road Elementary School came up with a clever cover version of the singer’s popular “Dynamite” song to get pumped up for their upcoming End-of-Grade exams, singing “Gaining knowledge, it’s so cool, cool, cool, cool…”
Click to read the full lyrics the teachers and students wrote for this video. Continue Reading . . .
Cary High students will compete in a cooking competition judged by Maneet Chauhan, the James Beard award-winning celebrity chef and judge on Food Network’s hit show Chopped. Continue Reading . . .
Students at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy shared some time this week with special visitors to the Governor Morehead School. The MIRA Foundation trains guide dogs for the blind and brought 14 guide dogs on Tuesday to the campus to give Governor Morehead students the opportunity to experience traveling with the assistance of a guide dog. Later, the MIRA team met some Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy students to give them a chance to work with the dogs. Principal Teresa Pierrie noted the opportunity her students experienced was another benefit of the partnership between the academy and the Governor Morehead School. Continue Reading . . .
Ninth-graders at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy will work with Cary business development firm EntreDot this week to learn about bringing business ideas to fruition. The students will take part in a two-day Connect the Dots workshop to understand the process of developing a new business. They will work in small groups to develop ideas for their own business start up. Once they come up with an idea, the students will seek to develop a premise, identify a market and explain what makes their business a money maker. In the workshop closing event, students will present their pitch before a group of local business leaders. For more information, contact principal Teresa Pierrie at 919-508-9088.
Fourteen Wake County Public School System teams earned first place in the Eastern Region Odyssey of the Mind Competition on March 2. Another 12 teams earned second place at the regional competition. Continue Reading . . .
Eighth grade students at Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School learned about environmental sustainability at a town hall meeting with community leaders at the school on March 6. Continue Reading . . .