THE Cary High School
I would like to welcome you to Cary High School, where we value Tradition, Honor, and Excellence. We were the first public school in North Carolina and we take pride in celebrating our long history of graduating highly successful students and citizens. Our school culture demands focus, curiosity, engagement, and hard work. We believe that our school has a responsibility to support its community by serving others. Cary High School provides many specialty programs that allow students to explore and hone their talents and interests, from performing on stage to excelling on the field. We hope that you will find our website useful in learning about us and all of the wonderful opportunities awaiting you on our campus.
5:00 PM Art Show
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Chorus Concert
7:00 PM Band Concert
7:00 PM IMProv
WCPSS strives to deliver reliable transportation to every student as often as possible. If you have any questions or concerns please click HERE to file a concern with the WCPSS Transportation Dept. Please be aware that this form goes directly to the WCPSS Transportation Office. Cary High School Administration does not recieve any of these forms.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Auditorium
ALL Tickets sold at the door only
3pm Show - $2, Doors open at 2:15pm
7pm Show - $5, Doors open at 6:15pm
Cary High School took top honors at the 2017 North Carolina ProStart Invitational Presented by Golden Corral, which took place March 17 at The Chef's Academy in Morrisville. They will now advance to the prestigious National ProStart Invitational, which is in Charleston, South Carolina, April 28-30 this year. The top teams are also now eligible for nearly $1 million in scholarship funding.
Competitors are enrolled in the North Carolina ProStart program, a nationwide premier culinary arts and restaurant management program offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, where high school students learn from an industry-derived, competency-based curriculum that teaches culinary techniques and restaurant management skills, coupled with real-life restaurant sector experiences. The Cary Culinary Team also placed third in the state!
Shout Out to Back Yard Bistro and Blue Moon for the congratulatory lunch donation for the
CHS ProStart and Culinary Teams!! Thanks Guys!!
(Alex Danchi pictured above working on other life support fuctions for the future space station)
The race to design the next generation of space stations is underway and a team of Air Force Academy cadets may have an early lead.
Cadets came up with Odyssey, a space station that has advantages the existing International Space Station does not possess - like gravity. But while building the hulking international station took years, the cadet proposal could be ready for orbital use in as little as two launches.
The key is a reliance on existing technology and a creative re-use of some used space hardware.
"It's built to be modular like the International Space Station using parts already on the ISS," explained junior cadet Jake Lutz, who is leading an 11-cadet team in a NASA competition for space station design.
The academy team made the semifinals, putting the cadets against peers from top engineering schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The cadet's secret weapon may be gravity. Getting gravity into outer space involves some basic physics, creative design and a lot of math.
The cadets hope to link station modules together in a circle that will spin, causing centrifugal force that would equate to the gravity on Mars - a third of that on Earth.
That would give astronauts the ability to fall down and a big leg-up in the health department, Lutz said.
Without gravity, novice astronauts often experience something like sea-sickness.
"It can take 24-72 hours for them to adjust," he said.
And life without gravity means astronauts need to spend hours exercising to keep their bodies from shutting down.
"Your heart is not doing any work," Lutz said.
Because it will have the same gravity as the Red Planet, the spinning station would also better prepare astronauts of the future headed for Mars and help space scientists ready gear for the trip.
Now, the team is working to design a bearing that would allow the gravity-giving spin. That's a tough problem, Lutz said, because the bearing must hold an airtight seal and withstand the rigors of spaceflight.
Keeping astronauts supplied with air and other life-support functions on the station is a worry for sophomore cadet Alex Danchi.
The cadet plan would tie the station's spinning habitat to the existing Tranquility module of the International Space Station, which now provides life support to astronauts in orbit.
It's envisioned that the station will be retired by then and could be parted out for other uses. Danchi is doing the math and studying specifications to determine if used space station parts will be good enough to keep astronauts alive a decade from now.
"I think it is just really cool," Danchi said, "One of my far-off dreams is to go to space."
For Danchi and Lutz, the station is more than classwork. They and their teammates have been finding precious minutes in their packed academy days to ponder their future in the stars.
"It mostly comes out of my sleep," Lutz said.
But the dreaming could pay off for Lutz. He wants to be an Air Force engineer and has higher goals, too.
"I'm gunning to be one of the first people on Mars," he said.
Seniors PLEASE ATTEND this meeting in the auditorium in order to receive your Senior Booklet that contains valuable infomration pertaining to your graduation.
will be on April 20 and 21 during SMART lunch in the gym lobby.
To request your Official Transcript:
In-State: Go to CFNC.org, type "Transcript Manager" in the search bar if you're not sure where to look.
Out-of-State: Go to wcpss.net/transcripts, Designate "Final Transcript" in the Special Instructions Box.
Some students are talking about the miniseries "13 Reasons Why," dealing with a student's death by suicide. We do not recommend that your student watch the series. However, if you choose to watch it, here is some helpful information for healthy discussion about it.
There are two information sessions in May about upcoming changes in Extended Content Classes that will occur over the next four years.