School Notes: Oct. 16.

October 14, 2013 

Students of Cedar Fork Elementary School and their families participated in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Morrisville. The police and fire departments helped keep nearly 200 kids and parents safe from traffic as volunteers from Morrisville’s Community Emergency Response Team led the “walking school buses” to school.


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

• Cooking in Spanish: 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6, $100.

• Hoy dia: Spanish for Real Life Part 2: 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17-Dec. 12, $105.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• College is Possible/La universidad es posible: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, free.

• Communidades: Más allá del aula Part 2: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 5, $97.

Northwoods Elementary participates in Walk to School Day

Northwoods Elementary School of Cary participated in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Robert Duarte, a school custodian, acted as a crossing guard. Mel the koala, the school mascot, greeted students and families at the finish line. The school now plans monthly walks for the rest of the school year so families can walk and talk together. The next walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Robert V. Godbold Park, 2050 NW Maynard Road, Cary.

Festival of Bands

The Fuquay-Varina High School Marching Bengals will compete with 16 local marching bands in Fuquay-Varina High School’s 25th Annual Festival of Bands at noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at 201 Bengal Blvd. For details, go to

Spirit Sprint at Northwoods Elementary School

Northwoods Elementary School will host its seventh annual Spirit Sprint fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8850 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. During the school day, the entire school, organized by grade level, will run, hop, skip, jump or walk to raise donations from sponsors.

Thales Academy tours

Prospective students and parents are invited to tour Thales Academy of Apex’s junior high and high school from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the K-5 school at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1177 Ambergate Station. For information about the school, go to

College Disability Services Workshop

N.C. State University and Wake Technical Community College staff will discuss disability services with students and parents from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Davis Drive Middle School auditorium, 2101 Davis Drive, Cary. Register at

Middle Creek High School PTSA annual craft fair

Middle Creek High School’s PTSA annual holiday craft and vendor fair, Winter Wonders, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the commons at the high school, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex.

55th Annual Cary Band Day

The 55th Annual Cary Band Day will be from 11:50 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Cooper Field at Cary High School, 638 Walnut St. More than 4,000 students from 33 high school bands from North Carolina and Virginia will participate.

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, 1823 NW Maynard Road, Cary. Registration costs $50. For details, go to

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