Published: Oct 02, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Nov 08, 2012 09:33 AM
Fourth and fifth grade students from Chesterbrook Academy in Cary visited Durham U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Sept. 7 to witness their teacher, Brigitte Karin Reithinger, become a citizen of the United States. The students watched as Reithinger, a math and science teacher originally from Germany, pledged the Oath of Allegiance along with her husband and 44 other citizenship candidates during the naturalization ceremony.
During the visit, students engaged in a discussion about the immigration and naturalization process with field officer Jeffrey Sapko and met representatives from the Daughters of the American Revolution dressed in period costumes. Students surprised Reithinger by singing patriotic songs and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance after she completed her citizenship ceremony requirements. Green Hope High School
• Green Hope High School will hold homecoming on Friday, Oct. 5. A pre-game tailgate will be from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a DJ, games and food. Tickets are $10. The football game against Middle Creek High School will begin at 7:30 p.m. For details, visit greenhopehigh.wcpss.net
• The Green Hope High School Band will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 305 Preston Village Way, Cary.Holly Springs High School
• The Holly Springs High School PTSA will hold Homecoming Spirit Day from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Chick-Fil-A in Holly Springs. When ordering mention Holly Springs High School and proceeds will go to help PTSA programs.
• The Holly Springs High School PTSA will hold “Pastries with the Principal” at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the media center. Parents are encouraged to attend an informal meeting where Principal Locklair will introduce key staff, review the first weeks of school, discuss the new Common Core National Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards and answer questions.Lifelong Learning
The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For details, call 919-431-7593 or visit www.wcpss.net/adult-edu
. Athens Drive High School
• Viva Latin America, Mondays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 10-Nov. 19, $100
• You’re on the Air… How to Really Make it in Voiceovers, 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 10, $35
• SMART Technology in the Classroom, Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 11-18, $125
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