• Play and Ingenuity

    Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, our magnet theme became Play and Ingenuity. This doesn't mean students just "playing around." Instead, it means finding new ways to meaningfully engage students in their learning while doing things that they enjoy and that interest them. 

    Play-based learning (grades K-2) features developmentally appropriate play that provides active exploration. It assists in building and strengthening brain pathways. Teachers and children explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning through play.

    Game-Like Learning & Systems Thinking (grades 3-5) is centered around the understanding that information is not separate and isolated across content areas. Systems Thinking and game strategy build on a world that is dependent on content areas interacting in a multitude of ways. Teachers and students collaborate to solve complex problems through multiple platforms.

    What kind of student are we looking for at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary? We welcome all students who are curious, creative, hands-on learners, interested in art, design, media and technology. We will teach your child to work collaboratively and become great critical thinkers, so they will be prepared for higher education and the working world.

    Learn more about our Play and Ingenuity success story.

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If you have any questions, please contact our Magnet Coordinator:
Cris Laurens | claurens@wcpss.net | 919-856-7737, ext. 26342

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Upcoming Events and Info

  • Magnet, Early College and Year Round Schools Fair

    Explore all magnet programs, early college schools and the year-round calendar in one location. Find magnet school options for your address located here.
    • Date: October 26, 2019
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Panther Creek HS, 6770 McKrimmon Parkway, Cary, NC 27519
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

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  • Magnet Parent Information Sessions

    General information sessions about all magnet themes, early colleges, and year-round calendar, along with info about the application and selection process.
    • September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8
    • Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
    • Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

     
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  • Magnet Elementary Schools Mini Fairs

    Explore all magnet elementary programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme. 

    • November 14, 9:30-11:00 at Mills Park Elementary, 509 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 27519
    • December 11, 9:30-11:00 at Scotts Ridge Elementary, 6601 Apex Barbecue Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    • January 8, 9:30-11:00 at North Forest Pines Elementary , 11501 Forest Pines Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    • January 15, 9:30-11:00 at Brier Creek Elementary, 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy., Raleigh, NC 27617

     

     

     


     

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  • Magnet Middle School Evening Mini Fairs

    Explore all magnet middle school programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme. 

    • November 12, 6p-7:30p - North Forest Pines ES,11501 Forest Pines Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    • December 10, 6p-7:30p - Mills Park ES, 509 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 27519
    • January 8, 6p-7:30p - Holly Grove ES, 1451 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs, NC 
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