School Notes: Aug. 28

August 26, 2013 

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

Athens Drive High School

• Basic Conversational Spanish II, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 16, $100.

• Ballroom Dancing, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18, $145.

• Basic Conversational Spanish I, 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 16, $100.

• Basic Conversational Korean I, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, $130.

• Basic Conversational French I, 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16-Nov. 18, $130.

• Basic Conversational German I, 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16-Nov. 18, $130.

• Basic Conversational Chinese I, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 20, $130.

• Basic Conversational Italian I, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 11, $130.

• Basic Conversational Portuguese I, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 20, $130.

• Ay, Enchiladas, 7-9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, $45.

• Cake Decorating for Beginners I, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29, $100.

Reedy Creek Middle School

•  Communidades: Más allá del aula Part 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 29-Oct. 17, $121.

• Información general de las oportunidades del Programa de Aprendizaje Temprano (para los padres con hijos de 2 a 5 años), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, free.

• Overview of Early Learning Opportunities (parents/caregivers of children ages 2 to 5), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, free.

• How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 3, $100.

•  Cultures at Work, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 1, $100.

• Intensive Advanced Conversational Spanish, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 26, $130.

• Los componentes clave de la participación de los padres en la educación de su hijos, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11, free.

• Literatura Y Espanol II, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12-Dec. 5, $130.

• Basic Conversational Spanish I, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 23, $100.

• From Culture Shock to Cultural Insight for Expat Spouses, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, $100.

•  Cómo entender los Cursos Comunes y los Estándares Esenciales, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, free.

• How to Understand Common Core and Essential Standards, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, free.

• Entendiendo el Programa de Educación Especial, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, free.

Local students earn scholarships from Kiwanis Club

Local high school students received scholarships this year from a contest held by the Kiwanis Club of Cary.

Stephanie Lamm of Cary High School was the first-place finalist in the scholarship competition. Anupama Warrier, also of Cary High School, earned second place. Kathryn Armstrong of Green Hope High School also placed.

Other semifinalists who received scholarships were Abigail Bell, Samuel Feldstein and Graham Lewis of Cary High School; Lara Coole and Jill Green of Panther Creek High School; Paula Crisp and Neil Wathore of Apex High School; and Kevin Xiao of Green Hope High School.

Apex student earns 4-H scholarship

Mary Silliman of Apex received the Dr. Tom Hobgood 4-H Scholarship. She is the daughter of Ben and Betty Silliman, and she will attend Appalachian State University to study biology.

Moe’s and Poe Garden Contest

Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education are accepting grant applications from elementary schools. They offer two $500 grants to support gardens for elementary schools. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, Aug. 31. Applications are at

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy of Apex will host tours of its elementary, junior high and high school for prospective students and families from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1177 Ambergate Station, Apex. For information about the school, go to

Workshop for Brains and Bodies Award

Elementary, middle and high schools in Wake County may apply for the Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) Brains and Bodies Award, which recognizes schools that promote health. AHA will hold workshops about the award for school administrators, teachers and parents from 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 1603 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Register at

Farmington Woods open house

Farmington Woods Elementary School will hold information sessions for parents at 1413 Hampton Valley Road, Cary.

• Kindergarten to second grade: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

• Third to fifth grade: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

• World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit group, is seeking local host families in Wake County for high school-age

• Ayusa is, or visit

Wake Electric offering grant programs

Public school teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties can apply for grants up to $3,000 in Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program and the Bright Ideas grant program until Sept. 12.

• Classroom Technology Award grants will be given in any discipline for specific technology such as computers, digital cameras, scanners and software. To apply, visit

• Bright Ideas grants will be awarded to teachers for hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. To apply, teachers must include a budget; explain the creative elements, implementation, goals and evaluation of the project; and have approval from the school principal. Details:

Send School Notes to

Cary News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service