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.
Upcoming Events and Info
Magnet Parent Information SessionsGeneral information sessions about all magnet themes, early colleges, and year-round calendar, along with info about the application and selection process.
- December 4, January 8
- Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
- Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Email: email@example.com
Explore all magnet elementary programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme.
- 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
Magnet Middle School Evening Mini Fairs
Explore all magnet middle school programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme.
- 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