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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (Camp) Oh My!!

In the ongoing battle to keep American kids from losing any more ground in the fields of Math and Science to their foreign peers, North Carolina offers a small silver lining.  While America is still behind several nations in science and math, North Carolina students are performing better than other U.S. states in Math. To […]

Local Students Earn Reward from Wake Electric

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Local Students Earn Reward from Wake Electric

Thanks to the generosity of Wake Electric members, students in the area earned a little financial reward for their good grades. Thanks to the Operation RoundUp program, Wake Electric Members donate to the academic reward initiative known as “Give Us and A” by agreeing to round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. […]

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GC5 Vintage Owners Branch Out with New Business

There’s Pick Up Sticks, you-pick strawberries, and now Pick A Class. Wake Forest business owners Amanda and John Giustiniani are launching a second business in Downtown Wake Forest this week that aims to fill that gap between, “I wish I knew how to [insert skill here]” and a five-week course at a local community college. […]

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It is challenging to find things to keep kids busy with during the summer or find track-out camps for children of working parents.  Recently, I came across a fantastic, unique camp thanks to a flyer sent home with my kids from Franklin Academy.  The camp is called S.T.E.M., or Science, Engineering, Technology and Math.  Their […]

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Heritage High School Students and Wake Electric Team Up To Monitor Electric Use

Students from Heritage High School in Wake Forest recently learned valuable life lessons about energy conservation through an AP Environmental Science project in which their local electric cooperative, Wake Electric, took on an unexpected role. Their teacher, Molly Bostic, assigned a personal home energy audit requiring students to monitor their electric usage for a 10 day-period […]

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WCPSS Urging Parents to Register Kindergartners By Next Thursday

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WCPSS Urging Parents to Register Kindergartners By Next Thursday

The Wake County Public School System urges parents to enroll their rising kindergartners and new students for the 2012-13 school year by Thursday, April 12. Parents must register their children and make school selections by 10 p.m. Thursday to be considered for seats in their preferred schools. WCPSS will hold two bilingual Spanish and English […]

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Greetings from Camp Kanata!

Wake Forest is home to Camp Kanata, a 150 acre YMCA co-ed resident camp (they also have day camp and mini-camp options), that serves children from ages 6-15.  When it was created in the 1950s, I’m sure it was considered to be a “rural destination.” Though the area has grown tremendously, if you take the short drive on 98 West, hang […]

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Second Round Choice for Wake Schools Now Open

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Second Round Choice for Wake Schools Now Open

The second proximity choice round of student assignment for 2012-13 has reopened online, with the choice period extended until Thursday, April 12 at 10 p.m. In order to help parents make more informed choices, the online selection web application has been updated to show grade-level capacity numbers and the number of students on waitlists as of […]

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Wake Forest Schools Change Bell Schedule for 2012-13

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Wake Forest Schools Change Bell Schedule for 2012-13

Scroll to the bottom to see changes to Wake Forest-area schools. The Wake County Board of Education voted 5-3 Tuesday in favor of a new bell schedule for the 2012-13 school year that will save the Wake County Public School System $4.8 million going into a tight budget year. Following a series of community meetings, […]

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Town, Lions Club, Heritage High Plant Trees Around Wake Forest

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Town, Lions Club, Heritage High Plant Trees Around Wake Forest

A partnership rooted in service has planted a shady future in three sunny areas around town. The Town of Wake Forest Urban Forestry Department teamed with the Wake Forest Lions Club and students from Heritage High School on Friday, March 16 to plant several trees at the Smith Creek Soccer Center on Heritage Lake Road […]

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