Cary News

May 19, 2014

School Notes: May 21.

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

• SMART Technology in the Classroom Level 1: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-12, $125.
• Medical Coding I: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 2-July 9, $135.
• Electrical Contractor’s Exam Preparation: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, June 2-July 28, $290.
• Beginner Latin Dance: 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 2-July 14, $100.
• Basic Conversational Spanis I: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 2-July 14, $100.
• Medical Terminology: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 3-July 10, $135.
• Ballroom Dancing: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-Aug. 4, $100.
• Esperanto Language and Culture Part 1: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-July 29, $40.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-24, $200.

Green Hope PTSA

The Green Hope High School PTSA in Cary is looking for officers, committee chairs and volunteers for the 2014-15 school year. For details, email Dee Deanhardt at

Apex student earns perfect ACT score

Riley Sassaman of Apex, a junior at Apex High School, earned a perfect score on the ACT college-entrance exam. Riley is the son of Stephen and Denise Sassaman.

Earth Day at Lincoln Heights Elementary

Jagathi Kamalakanthan and Rohan Mohammed of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ soil testing lab visited third-grade students at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina on Earth Day in April. Kamalakanthan and Mohammed gave demonstrations and helped students participate in experiments.

Green Hope artists compete

Michelle Lam of Green Hope High School won third place in the N.C. Museum of Art’s Teens Inspired competition. To see her entry, go to

Katherine Dorn and Bria Goeller won awards in a Fine Arts League of Cary art show on May 4. Katherine won an honorable mention, and Bria won second place.

Cary Academy graduation

Chancellor Carol Folt of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will speak at Cary Academy’s graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the school’s SEA building, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary.

Senior Awards Ceremony

Green Hope High School’s Senior Awards Ceremony will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

The Drammies

The Drammies, Green Hope High School’s drama and choral awards night, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

Baccalaureate service

Green Hope High School’s Baccalaureate service for the class of 2014 will be from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the school auditorium, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Mike Hall will speak. RSVP by Sunday, May 25, to

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy of Apex will host tours of the junior high and high school programs from 8-9 a.m. and the kindergarten to fifth grade program from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at 1177 Ambergate Station. For information about the school, go to

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