School Notes: Oct. 30.

October 28, 2013 

The Triangle Math and Science Academy in Cary launched a balloon into the atmosphere on Oct. 17. A camera attached to the balloon took photos of its launch, pictured here with students in red and white, to 113,850 feet above sea level, and its travel and descent into Halifax County. The event was sponsored by the school’s Science Olympiad team and organized by teacher Isa Pamuk and parent volunteer Tanner Lovelace. For details, go to


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

• Educating the Fearful Flyer: Why Aren’t We Falling?: 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, $59.

• Cake Decorating for Beginners II: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 10, $100.

• Basic College Cooking: 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, $45.

• You’re On The Air ... How to Really Make it in Voice-Overs: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, $35.

• Basics of Cooking II: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 18-Dec. 9, $100.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Basic Conversational Spanish II: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 30-Dec. 11, $100.

• How to Market Your Self-Published Book for Sales: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, $75.

• How to Get Your Products and Services on TV and Radio: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, $75.

• Problem Solving for Beginner Writers: 7-8:30 Tuesday, Nov. 19, $75.

• How to Self-Publish a Book Successfully: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, $100.

Middle Creek High School PTSA annual craft fair

The Middle Creek High School 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 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. Saturday, Nov. 2, 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.

Thales Academy tours and open house

Thales Academy of Apex will give tours for current and prospective students and families of the junior high and high school from 8-9 a.m., and kindergarten to fifth grade from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1177 Ambergate Station. An open house will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. For details, go to

Drama Showcase

The Drama Showcase by Cary High School students will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the school’s auditorium, 638 Walnut St. Admission costs $5; $2 for students.

IMProv at Cary High School

Students will perform in competitive IMProv shows at 7 p.m. one Friday a month from November through May in the drama studio at Cary High School, 638 Walnut St. Shows will be on Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 21, April 11 and May 16. Admission costs $2.

Band on the Run 5K

The Fuquay-Varina High School band will host the Band on the Run 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 201 Bengal Blvd., Fuquay-Varina. A mile-long fun run and walk will start at 8:30 a.m. Early registration costs $20; registration after Tuesday, Nov. 5, costs $25. For details, go to

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