School Notes, July 3

July 2, 2013 

Wake Tech graduates

Several graduates of Wake Technical Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program received awards in the following categories:

Johnny Blackman Physical Fitness award – Daniel S. Basler, day class; and Justin L. Jones-Allen, night class.

Best Average POPAT scores – Daniel S. Basler, day class; and Justin L. Jones-Allen, night class.

Firearms award – Jeremy T. Soule, day class; and Tyler G. Leithead, night class.

Academics award – Daniel S. Basler, day class; and Judy G. Benitez, night class.

Jeremy Soule received the Monique Mitchell Memorial Scholarship award, which is given to cadets who demonstrate discipline, integrity and leadership qualities.

To learn more about the BLET program at Wake Tech, visit www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit.

Students graduate from Boys State Program

Four rising seniors from Raleigh high schools graduated from The American Legion Tar Heels Boys State Program at Catawba College in Salisbury on Saturday, June 22. Those attending the program were: Carson D. Ellerby, Leesville Road High; Evan W. Haynes, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High; Roderick E. Hodge II, Enloe High; and Desmond J. Smalley, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High.

The one-week program is a non-partisan, hands-on experience in government leadership and the requirements of holding positions of significant public responsibility.

CAM Raleigh open studio

CAM Raleigh will hold an open studio session for high school students from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. Students can bring in works in progress and receive feedback from their peers, N.C. State College of Design students, faculty and guest artists. For more information or to register, email nicole_welch@camraleigh.ncsu.edu.

House seeks donations

Haven House, a nonprofit providing services to at-risk youth and their families in Wake County, is seeking donations of school supplies for its youths ages 10-17. Drop off donations before Friday, Aug. 9 at Haven House Cabarrus Street Office, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. For more information, call Linda Battaglia at 919-833-3312 Ext. 125 or email info@havenhousenc.org.

Grant opportunity for elementary schools

Moe’s Southwest Grill and Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education will offer two $500 grants to support a garden for two Triangle-area elementary schools. One grant will be for a school with an existing garden; the other grant is for a school to start its first garden. Poe Center staff will visit the winning elementary schools to teach children about where foods come from and the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

The deadline to enter is Saturday, Aug. 31, and voting will occur from Sept. 9-24 at www.facebook.com/MoesTriangle. For more information or to submit an application, visit www.poehealth.org.

Tutoring Center of Raleigh

The Tutoring Center of Raleigh will offer an intensive educational program designed to assist student performing below grade-level in math, algebra, geometry, reading and writing. Students will be tested and given an individualized program designed to improve the student’s performance. For more information or to sign up for tutoring sessions, call 919-786-9685, email info@tutoringcenterofraleigh.com or visit www.tutoringcenterofraleigh.com.

Wake Electric offering grant programs

Teachers can apply for grants up to $3,000 in Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program and the Bright Ideas grant program for the 2013-14 school year until Sept. 12. Eligible teachers include public school K-12 working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.

Classroom Technology Award grants will be awarded in any discipline for specific technology such as computers, digital cameras, scanners and software. The technology must benefit the students in the classroom. To apply, visit call 919-863-6312 or visit www.wemc.com/classawards.aspx.

Bright Ideas grants will be awarded directly to teachers for creative, 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. Applications will be judged in a competitive evaluation process and must be received by Thursday, Sept. 12. For details, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.

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