Published: Sep 12, 2006 10:19 AM
Modified: Sep 12, 2006 10:17 AM
Hearing held on middle school conversions
Parents wishing to speak out against mandatory year-round schools at the middle school level will have a chance to do so tomorrow night, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Sanderson High, 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh.Speakers will each be allowed three minutes to speak on a first-come first-served basis. Speakers can sign up at the door between 6 and 6:55 p.m. the day of the hearing.The Wake Board of Education is considering converting as many as six middle schools to a year-round calendar. They include Salem, East Garner, East Wake, Leesville, North Garner and Wakefield.
Board advisory council meetingThe Board Advisory Council for district 9 will be held Monday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Weatherstone Elementary in Cary. Representatives from Friends of Wake County and the school system will be on hand to speak about the upcoming school bond referendum. The public is invited to attend.
College Prep 101 for parentsThe college experience can be wonderful and frightening all at once — for both students and parents — but some of that fear can be minimized with a little advanced planning.The Town of Cary will hold a free seminar for parents of college-bound teens on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Herb Young Community Center.The seminar will address the topics of applying and paying for college.Pre-registration is required for the seminar. Contact the Herb Young Community Center at 460-4965 for information.
Online credits for teachersOnline Learning with Community Schools offers easy access to instructor-facilitated courses that are fun, affordable and very stimulating. Gain new skills and knowledge in your career or personal development on your own schedule. Teachers can get CEU credits for license renewal. Register for next session by Sept. 20 at http://cs.wcpss.net/wcpssonline.
Contact Valerie Marino at 460-2604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.