School Notes, Sept. 22

September 20, 2013 

School bond discussion

Dr. Jim Merrill, superintendent of the Wake County Schools System, will discuss the 2013 school bond referendum during a meeting of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Sept. 27, at the N.C. State University Club, 4300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event is free, but lunch can be provided for $16. Reservations must be made by Sept. 23 at

School supplies needed

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 located at 2950 Millbrook Road, Raleigh; 404 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh; and 8041 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh.

Siemens competition

The deadline to register for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

The competition provides budding high school scientists with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 for original research in team and individual categories. Registration is available at For more information,

Marching band competition

The 11th annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Competition will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Wolverine Stadium at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. For more information, email

Scholarship available

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened a new college scholarship for high-achieving, lower-income high school seniors seeking to attend the country’s best four-year colleges and universities. The scholarship will provide up to $30,000 for tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.

For more information or to apply, visit

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