School notes: May 15

May 14, 2013 

F-V High’s Parker named National PE Teacher of the Year

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education has named Charla Tedder Parker, a physical education teacher at Fuquay-Varina High School, National Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the high school level. The National Physical Educator of the Year Awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today’s youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

Substitute Teachers Association meeting

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. Timothy’s School, 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. RSVP to stawakecounty@gmail.com.

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy will hold tours of their kindergarten through fifth grade program for prospective students and families from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at 1177 Ambergate Station, Apex. For details, visit www.ThalesAcademy.org.

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

• Story Development and Plotting for Screenwriters, Fiction Writers, and Novelists, Wednesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., May 15-July 17,$90

• Introduction to Portuguese, Mondays,6:30 to 9 p.m., May 20-July 22,$160

• Complete Spanish 1a, Mondays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 20-July 29,$90

• Ballroom Dancing, Mondays, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m., May 20-July 29,$145

• ESL Expanding Reading and Vocabulary, Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 20-July 30, free

• Easy and Elegant Chicken Dinners, Monday, 7 to 9:30 p.m., May 20,$45

• Spanish Advanced Grammar, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 21-July 23,$150

• Japanese Beginning, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 20-July 23,$200

• Telephone Etiquette for the Workplace, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 21-June 25,$90

• Public Relations for Everyone, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 22-June 26,$85

• Write Right!, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 10,$90

• Global Street Food, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 10,$100

• Introduction to Korean Part 2, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 22-July 24,$150

• Spanish Advanced Grammar Part 4, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 22-July 24,$150

• Spanish for Beginners Part 2, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., May 22-July 24,$90

• ESL, Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 30,free

• Knife Skills, Wednesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m., May 22,$45

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Arabic Beginning Part 1, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 21-July 23,$175

• Complete Spanish 1a, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 21-July 23,$90

• French Conversation, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 21-July 23,$145

• Effective Essay Writing, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 21-July 16,$90

• A Career in Cake Decorating: Beginner, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 21-July 9,$90

• The Road to TOEFL iBT, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 21-July 23,$150

• Basic Digital Photography, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 10,$90

• ESL, Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 30, free

• Asian Regional Cooking, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 10,$100

• ESL, Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22-July 30, free

Panther Creek Athletic Booster Club golf tournament

The Panther Creek Athletic Booster Club will hold their fourth annual Catamount Classic Golf Outing at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club, 840 The Preserve Trail, Chapel Hill. The first 100 players to sign up will receive lunch, dinner and a complimentary round at the Preserve or Chapel Ridge at a later date. Sponsors and volunteers are also needed. The event will benefit the Catamounts Athletic Program.

To sign up, email golfouting@panthercreekathletics.com or visit www.panthercreekathletics.com/Store.

Davis Drive Middle rises to top in regional, state Odyssey of the Mind

Davis Drive Middle School teams were among several first-place winners from Wake County in the Eastern Region Odyssey of the Mind Competition in Chapel Hill this spring.

More than 240 teams from across the region competed to solve problems in five categories, and the top two teams in each category were invited to compete at the state competition at East Carolina University last month.

First-place teams from western Wake County at the elementary school level came from Davis Drive, Green Hope, Laurel Park and Penny Road elementary schools. A team from Mills Park earned second place.

At the secondary level, teams from Davis Drive Middle and Green Hope High earned first place. A team from Davis Drive Middle also earned second-place titles.

From Davis Drive Middle School, the “ARTitecture” team of Tom Bonin, Cheri Caggia, Varsha Gopal, Sarah Lawrence, Andrew Lopez, Isabelle Muise and Nathan Mulder earned a first-place title and on two different second-place teams were Alex Chung, Anu Joy, Arjun Keshava, Matthew Rossi, Mason Rowland, Matthew Schmithorst, Alex Shostak, Rachel Chen, Namrata Jumani, Claire Manning, Michael Mizak, Ruda Nighot, Megan Phillips and Ruchi Sarkar.

The ARTitecture team from Davis Drive Middle placed second in the state competition last month, earning them an invitation to compete in the World Championships later this month at Michigan State University. They will be joined by a team from Green Hope High.

Cary residents recognized for top ACT and SAT scores

Seventh graders Alex DeWalle and Bhrij Patel were recognized at the Duke TIP ceremony on May 7 for scoring in the top percentile in North Carolina for seventh graders taking the ACT and SAT tests. Both students are residents of Cary and attend the Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy in Raleigh.

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