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April 7, 2014

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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

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Bridging the Culture Gap in the Classroom: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, April 10-24, $100.
• FIT Session 2: Get Out of Debt!: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, $48.
• FIT Session 1: Steps to Successful Money Management: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, $48.

Thales students compete in Certamen

Two Certamen teams from Thales Academy junior high in Apex competed in the regional qualifications tournament in Winston-Salem. Certamen, a quiz game, features questions on Latin material and ancient Roman and Greek history, culture and mythology. Students will go on to the semifinal and final rounds of the competition on April 11 and 12 at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Panther Creek High School students will present “Seussical,” a musical, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, in the school auditorium, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets will be available for $6 to students who bring a student ID to the show on Thursday, April 10. For details or tickets, go to

Garden grants

Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education will accept applications for two $1,000 grants for elementary schools through Sunday, April 13. One grant is to be used to support a school’s garden. The other grant is for a school to start its first garden. To apply, go to

Vote for finalists from Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 30, at the Triangle Moe’s Southwest Grill Facebook page at Winners will be announced Friday, May 2.

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy of Apex will host tours for prospective students and families of the junior high and high school program from 8-9 a.m. and the elementary school program from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at 1177 Ambergate Station, Apex. For details, go to

Fuquay-Varina internships

The town of Fuquay-Varina is offering three-week summer internships to high school students who are juniors or seniors. Interns will work in town departments. Apply for the unpaid internship program by Friday, April 25. For details, go to

Spring Vendor Fair and Bar-B-Q Sale

The Holly Springs High School Choral Boosters will host a Spring Vendor Fair and Bar-B-Q Sale on Saturday, April 26, at Holly Springs High School, 5329 Cass Holt Road. The vendor fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and barbecue sales will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Vendor spaces are available. The school’s Student Directed Play Festival will follow the fair at 7 p.m. For more information or to participate as a vendor, go to

Spring Carnival

The Middle Creek Elementary School Spring Carnival will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 110 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. There will be food, a video game truck, giant trike races, a Flow Circus performance and mini golf. Admission costs $10 for kids older than 5 and $6 for ages 5 and younger.

Green Hope PTSA scholarships

Green Hope High School seniors who join the PTSA by Friday, May 2, may apply to win one of three $500 scholarships toward vocational school, community college or a four-year college or university in the fall of 2014. For details, go to

Friday Night Lights

Green Hope High School’s Friday Night Lights dance for the classes of 2016 and 2017 will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at 2599 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Students must turn in permission forms to receive free tickets. Forms are online at and can be turned in during lunch on Tuesday, April 15, Wednesday, April 16, or Thursday, April 17.

The Green Hope High School PTSA is looking for parent volunteers to help at the dance. If you are interested, email Chelly Williams at

StreetSafe at Green Hope

StreetSafe, a driving program for teenagers, will be at Green Hope High School from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Registration will be open later in April at For more information, email Diana Bader at

Falcon Night

Green Hope High School’s PTSA is looking for volunteers for Falcon Night, an after-prom party on Saturday, May 17. If you would like to help, contact Jean Miller at

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