School Notes: Sept. 18

September 16, 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

• Medical Coding I, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 19-Dec. 12, $130.

• Spanish for Travel, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 31, $90.

• Digital Photos and Your Computer, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 23-Oct. 14, $85.

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

• Understanding Special Education/Entendiendo el Programa de Educación Especial, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, free.

• Writing Popular Fiction (And Memoir), 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 15, $79.

• Microsoft Office Intro, 6:45-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 15, $85.

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

• Knife Skills I, 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, free.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• 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.

• Survival Kit for New Teachers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 18-Oct. 25, $250.

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

Substitute Teachers Association meeting

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. RSVP to

Barbecue fundraiser

The Band Boosters of Fuquay-Varina High School will host a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Roses parking lot, 1304 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Proceeds will support the school's band programs. Plates cost $8 to $11.

Lufkin Road Middle School participates in Hunger Action Month

To raise awareness about hunger, Lufkin Road Middle School students, teachers and staff are holding a canned-goods drive during September, which is Hunger Action Month for the Feeding America network of food banks.

Cary student studies at UNC-Charlotte

Matt Lombana, a Cary resident and junior at Panther Creek High School, attended the N.C. Summer Ventures program at UNC-Charlotte this summer. He studied optical engineering. The Summer Ventures program brings together rising juniors and seniors for science, technology, engineering and mathematics study and research.

Electronics drive

The Green Hope High School computer club has organized a drive during the month of September to collect unwanted electronics, which will be donated to the Kramden Institute. Electronics can be donated in Room 2000 at Green Hope High School, the school commons, at sports events and at the car pool line. For details on the Kramden Institute, go to

Wrestling club for future Panther Creek students

Panther Creek High School athletics and CREW Wrestling will offer a wrestling program for students in third through eighth grade who plan to attend Panther Creek High School. The wrestling club will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the CREW facility, 1832 NW Maynard Road, Cary. Registration costs $50. For details, go to

Panther Creek Invitational

The sixth annual Panther Creek Invitational marching band competition will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the school stadium, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary. Gates open at 2 p.m.; the first band is set to perform at 4 p.m. General admission tickets cost $10; $5 for children and senior citizens; free for children under 4.

The event suffered financial losses last year, when the competition was canceled due to bad weather. This year, Panther Creek marching band members are working toward a trip to compete in the Bands of America competition in Indianapolis.

For details, go to

Cheerleading clinic

Middle Creek High School will host a cheerleading clinic from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the gymnasium at the school, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A parent exhibition begins at 2:30 p.m.

Participants will learn cheers, chants, dances, tumbling, stunts and jumps. Lunch is provided, along with a T-shirt, photo and spirit bag. Participants will cheer at the Middle Creek football game on Oct. 4.

Registration costs $45 in advance; $50 at the door. Contact Coach Booker at

Better Business Bureau offers scholarships

The Better Business Bureau of eastern North Carolina will accept scholarship applications until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Scholarship prizes are $1,000 to $2,000. For details, go to

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