Posts Tagged ‘Parents’


WCPSS ‘STANDS UP and SPEAKS OUT’ Against Bullying in October

There’s just nothing cool about bullying. The Wake County Public School System has fully embraced this stance and is taking meaningful action to protect students from being either victims or perpetrators.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the WCPSS Counseling and Student Services team has crafted an extensive array of activities and information points for students, parents, teachers and counselors across the district. The goal: to empower young people to stand up and speak out against bullying.

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2014-2015 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

2014-15 SSA – Parent Session HandoutSingle Subject Acceleration (SSA) allows students to accelerate beyond their assigned grade level in English/Language Arts OR Mathematics.

Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within specified nomination windows. Testing will ONLY occur during specified testing windows in the spring of 2014.

Accelerative services will begin at the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

For more information, please refer to

You will find the SSA contact information for your child’s school on the site listed above. Parents are also encouraged to attend the information sessions.

Students who do not meet the criteria, transfer to WCPSS after the testing window, or are nominated after the spring 2014 window, will not be accelerated during the 2014-2015 school year.

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International families invited to April 12 Educational Culture Conference


Students, families, and community members are invited to the free WCPSS Educational Culture Conference at Millbrook High School on Saturday, April 12.

The event will offer workshops for parents and students, information from community agencies and colleges, and cultural performances. The objective of the event is to celebrate cultural diversity in our schools, and to provide English language learners and their families with the tools and resources to help students be successful in school. View multi-lingual flier. >>

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Tap into success at Family Summit

Parents and students can join together to discuss supporting academic success at a countywide Family Summit on Saturday, March 1 held at Millbrook Magnet High School at 2201 Spring Forest Road in Raleigh. Workshops are designed for parents and students and focus on meeting needs at elementary, middle and high school. A fair will share information from WCPSS, community agencies and organizations.

Family Summit Parent Flyer – English | Spanish
Workshops Description – English | Spanish

For more information, contact Maria Rosa Rangel at 919-431-7703.

WCPSS Office of Early Learning invites families to Marbles Museum

The Wake County Public School System Office of Early Learning invited families in their programs to a special night at Marbles Kids Museum. Children had a chance to play and learn in the museum and see the new Ready, Set classroom. Parents received tips on building children’s literacy skills.

Project Enlightenment hosts parent workshops

Project Enlightenment offers workshops for parents on a variety of topics. Upcoming parent workshops for October and November 2013 include:

  • Positive Discipline: Firmness & Limit Setting on Tuesdays, October 15, 22 & 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Briarcliff students learn Golden Clock Rap

Students at Briarcliff Elementary are learning the Golden Clock Rap as part of the school’s Tardy Busters program to encourage attendance and on time arrival at school. Continue Reading . . .

Language Assistance Plan serves WCPSS families

The school system’s Language Assistance Plan implemented in April 2013 has demonstrated marked improvement in the school system’s delivery of services to families with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Three-fourths of LEP parents surveyed three months after the plan’s implementation indicated they were aware of the interpretation and language support services, although fewer parents indicated they knew how to request the services. The survey was conducted in June 2013, prior to WCPSS posting Language Assistance notices on district and school websites.

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Board receives proposal to move Montessori Magnet program to Kingswood Elementary

The Wake County Public School System’s only Montessori Magnet program may soon be housed at Kingswood Elementary School, beginning in the 2014-15 school year. The Board of Education Student Achievement Committee received a proposal at its meeting on September 12 to move the Montessori program from Poe Elementary to Kingswood Elementary.

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Parents: Come to our free Back-to-School Information Fair on Sept. 14

Wake County parents are invited to a free information fair on Saturday, September 14, to help their students get the most out of the 2013-14 school year. The first 100 families who arrive at the event will receive free school supplies.

The fair will offer valuable information on academic programs offered through the Wake County Public School System, after-school enrichment and recreation opportunities, track-out programs, and more.

This year, the event will also feature a parent workshop on social media, available in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. The session, which will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, will explain the pros and cons of social media, and strategies parents can use to keep their children safe online.

Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4 to 13. No pre-registration is required.

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