Posts Tagged ‘Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy’

 

Board names new principals and administrators at May 20 meeting

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its May 20 meeting:

  • Janiece Dilts has been appointed Assistant Principal at the Holly Grove Middle School.
  • Jonathan Enns has been appointed Principal at Fuquay-Varina High School.

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Women’s Leadership Academy to host glow-in-the-dark fundraising walk

The Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy will host an evening walk-a-thon with the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association on April 11. The Glow-A-Thon, in which participants will wear glow sticks, will raise funds for both school groups.

Current and past students, staff, and families will walk laps around the central Governor Morehead School campus from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Participants are encouraged to wear all black so their neon glow sticks stand out more. The cost to participate is $10.

As an additional incentive, WYWLA students will compete by grade level. The grade that walks the most laps will be rewarded with two days in April where students can forego their WYWLA uniforms.

For more information on how to participate download the flier, contact WYWLA administrators, or email glowathon at gmail (dot) com.

Leadership Academy student to sing at historic Apollo Theater

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The first time Nia Faith Gray, 14, sang for her mother, she was so shy she had to put a sweater over her head and face the wall.

Through practice and performing in her church choir, Nia Faith has slowly become more comfortable singing for an audience. On April 9, she’ll face possibly her largest audience yet—a crowd at the historic Apollo Theater in New York.

Nia Faith, an 8th-grade student at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, will perform “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys on Amateur Night, competing against other contestants for a chance to reappear later in the season and win a $2,000 prize. Videos from the show will be posted on the Apollo website. Continue Reading . . .

Wake Leadership Academies to partner with Saint Augustine’s University to provide students with college-level curriculum

Students at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

The Wake County Board of Education took its first formal step on October 15 to secure Saint Augustine’s University of Raleigh as the college partner for the Wake Leadership Academies.

“This partnership creates an exciting and rare opportunity for our high school students to attend college-level courses on campus, where they will be exposed to the rigor and academic culture of a four-year university,” WCPSS Superintendent Jim Merrill said. “This collaboration will allow our school system and Saint Augustine’s to fulfill a mutual mission to provide students with the skills, leadership development, and pathways for academic and personal success.” Continue Reading . . .

Students appreciate the privilege of education on Day of the Girl

Students in Kate Leckonby’s class cheer for Day of the Girl.

It’s not often that students consider themselves lucky for being allowed to attend school. But on International Day of the Girl, students at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy reflected on the privileges they take advantage of every day—being able to access education without the barriers girls in other countries face every day.

Students throughout the academy studied the stories of notable girls and women across the world and presented their research at an event October 9. (The school celebrated two days before the international event due to Fall Break.) Continue Reading . . .

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy celebrates Day of the Girl

The Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy will celebrate the International Day of the Girl at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Continue Reading . . .

Wake Leadership Academies and Early Colleges open August 12

Workers put the finishing touches on the lobby of the new building for Wake N.C. State STEM Early College.

About 1,000 students at four schools begin the 2013-14 school year on Monday, August 12.

What’s new for 2013-14

Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy
After spending their first year in a temporary location, students will start 2013-14 in the permanent home, the former Thompson School at 567 East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh. The historic building has undergone $3.5 million in renovations. The academy will welcome about 100 new students, including new entering 6th-grade and 9th-grade classes, and will serve approximately 250 students in grades 6 through 10.

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Faculty, staff, middle-school and high-school students spent the 2012-13 school year in one leased building on the campus of the Governor Morehead School, located at 301 Ashe Ave., in Raleigh. Approximately $4.7 million in renovations has transformed the school this summer, allowing high-school students and faculty to expand into a second building on the campus. The academy will welcome about 100 new students, including new entering 6th-grade and 9th-grade classes, and will serve approximately 250 students in grades 6 through 10. Continue Reading . . .

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy host visiting students

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy will host a group of 14 students from Mexico visiting Raleigh as part of the Youth in Action program, a joint partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Department of Education in Mexico. Continue Reading . . .

Leadership Academy holds girls leadership summit

The Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Saint Mary’s School will hold a Girls Leadership Summit April 12 and 13 to engage girls in a meaningful, hands-on leadership training experience. Continue Reading . . .

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy students meet guide dogs

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 . . .