Cary News

March 5, 2014

School Notes: March 5.

School news from western Wake County.

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. Details: 919-431-7593 or

Athens Drive High School

• You’re on the Air ... How to Really Make It in Voice-Overs: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, $35.
• Zumba Basic Fitness: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 11-May 6, $65.
• Simple Web Page Design: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 13-27, $85.
• Short Stories in Spanish Part 1: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 17-April 21, $73.
• Medical Coding II: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 17-April 23, $135.
• Basic Conversational Spanish II: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, March 17-April 28, $100.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• FIT Session 1: Steps to Successful Money Management: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, $48.
• FIT Session 2: Get Out of Debt!: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, $48.
• Basic Conversational Spanish II: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 19-April 30, $100.

Student exchange program

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is looking for host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and former Soviet Republics. Couples, single parents and families with or without children can host a teenager for the 2014-15 school year. To apply, call local area representative Erin Kalbarczyk at 919-924-4679 or 1-800-888-9040, or go to

Thales Academy students compete in MathCounts

Four members of the middle school math team at Thales Academy of Apex were invited to the MathCounts state-level competition. Sam Ferguson, Jon Kelly, Emma Carney and Ronith Gonsalves will compete on March 14 in Durham. For more information about Thales Academy, go to

Thales Academy students participate in Youth Art Exhibit

Four students at Thales Academy of Apex participated in The Halle Cultural Arts Center’s Youth Art Exhibit. Anna Zulueta won Elementary First Place, Ryan McCullough won Junior High First Place, Kelly Dougherty won Junior High Third Place, and Sophie Sherali won Junior High Honorable Mention.

Scholastic Book Fair

Northwoods Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday, March 6, at 8850 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. There will also be a family reading night from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 6. For details, go to


Green Hope High School students will perform the show “Grease” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7, and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Tickets in advance cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and kids at Tickets at the door cost $12 for adults, $8 for students and kids.

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Mills Park Middle School will present the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13; 7 p.m. Friday, March 14; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the school auditorium at 441 Mills Park Drive, Cary. Tickets cost $5.

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

The Cary High School performing arts department will present “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, through Saturday, March 15, at 638 Walnut St., Cary. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students starting Saturday, March 1, at

Wake Electric scholarships

Wake Electric will accept applications from high school juniors in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties for two $1,000 scholarships until Friday, March 14, at Winners will receive the scholarship and join the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C., from June 14-20. Winners will also become eligible for more scholarships worth $2,000 to $2,500.

Kids Together Playground needs volunteers

Kids Together Playground at 111 Thurston Drive in Cary is closed for renovations through Thursday, April 17. The playground needs adult volunteers from Monday, March 17, to Friday, March 21, on Saturday, March 22, and volunteer families on Saturday, April 5. For details, go to or

IMProv at Cary High School

Students will perform in competitive IMProv shows at 7 p.m. one Friday a month through May in the drama studio at Cary High School, 638 Walnut St. Shows will be March 21, April 11 and May 16. Admission is $2.

Building Future Leaders Forum

The Building Future Leaders Forum for boys in high school and their fathers or male role models will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Athens Drive High School, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh. For details and registration, go to

Book drive

Fuquay-Varina Elementary School will host a book drive for the WAKE Up and Read program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, March 29, in the school’s front lobby, 6600 Johnson Pond Road. Donate gently used children’s books. For more information about WAKE Up and Read, go to

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