School Notes, July 28

July 26, 2013 

Chase Edmunds


Chase Edmunds leads N.C. delegation

Chase Edmunds, a rising senior at North Raleigh Christian Academy, as North Carolina Governor for Youth and Government recently returned from the Conference on National Affairs, which drew more than 700 students from across the country to the Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, N.C. The conference is held each year around the Fourth of July for students active in youth government.

Elected to his post in February at the annual YAG conference of more than 1,600 delegates in Raleigh, Edmunds led a delegation of 25 students from North Carolina to the national conference, where he drafted and introduced legislation to student government committees. Edmunds also attended a Governors’ Conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.

Edmunds said of his role in YAG, “It is the most important event that has happened in my high school career.”

’73 reunion of Sanderson High

Sanderson High’s class of 1973 will celebrate its 40th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at North Hills Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $58 per person and includes food and two beverage tickets. For more information, email

Summer workshops for high schoolers

Summer workshops for high school students will be offered at The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab, 714 St Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. Here is the workshop schedule:

Aug. 5-8 – Algebra 1 Review and Organic Chemistry will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon. Algebra 2 review and a Study Right course will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 12-15 – Write Outside the Box and Interact: Teen Relationships and Dating will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon. College Application Quick Start and Common Core Math 1 Prep will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit

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 or visit

Haven House collecting donations

Haven House, a nonprofit providing services to at-risk youths 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

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 For more information or to submit an application, visit

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

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

Boys and Girls Clubs seek school supplies

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples will participate in the Staples for Students National School Supply Drive through Sept. 28. All donations will be given to the local Boys and Girls Clubs, who will deliver the goods to disadvantaged youths.

The local Staples stores that are participating in the supply drive are at: 2950 Millbrook Road, Raleigh; 404 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh; and 8041 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh.

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