School Notes, May 15
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05/13/2013 11:25 AM
Scholarships available for conservation camp
The Wake Soil and Water Conservation board of supervisors are accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 2013 Resource Conservation Workshop. The workshop will be held Sunday, June 23, at N.C. State University.
Scholarships are available to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Wake County high schools. During the week-long camp, students will learn about natural resources management in fields such as soil and water conservation, forestry, water quality and wildlife. For more information, visit www.ncagr.gov/SWC/educational/RCW.html.
Applications are due by Friday, May 24, and can be sent to WSWCD, 4001 Carya Drive, Suite D, Raleigh. To request an application, call the WSWCD at 919-250-1050 or email Wake Environmental Program Director Sheila Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be received by Friday, May 17.
Open house at Tutoring Center of Raleigh
An open house for an educational summer program will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Tutoring Center of Raleigh, 3739 National Drive, Suite 130, Raleigh. The program is designed to assist students who perform below grade level in math, algebra, geometry, reading and writing. Students will be tested to determine skill levels and given an individualized program. For more information, call 919-786-9685 or visit www.tutoringcenterofraleigh.com.
The Wake school system will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For details, call 919-431-7593 or visit www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.
Millbrook High School
Citizenship Preparation, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, May 21-July 30, free
Introduction to Korean, 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 20-July 22, $150
Korean Conversation, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 30, $150
French Beginning Part 2, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $180
French Beginning Part 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22-July 24, $180
Spanish for Beginners, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22-July 24, $90
Sanderson High School
Cooking With Summer’s Bounty, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 20-July 15, $100
Easy & Elegant Chicken Dinners, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, $45
Dinner and a Movie, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 21-July 9, $100
Cook’s Tour of Latin America and the Caribbean, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 18, $100
Ballroom Dance Certification Rhythm Prep I, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, May 20-July 29, $600
Yoga & Flexibility, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 20, $50
Zumba with Candis, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 20, $40
Strength Training Basics – Fit to Be 50+, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 29-June 24, $65
French Beginning Part 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $180
Spanish for Beginners, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $90
Voice: A Community Singing Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 30, $90
Special Event Planning, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 2, $90
Introduction to Professional Acting and Auditioning, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 30-July 25, $90
Carnival at Fred Olds Elementary
The Fred Olds Elementary PTA will hold Spring Fling from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Fred A. Olds Elementary School, 204 Dixie Trail, Raleigh. The event will feature games, a bake sale, a taco truck and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit programs funded by the PTA. For more information, contact Holly Mitchko at 404-895-1043.
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Students can apply for Mayor’s Committee scholarships through May 31. The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to students with disabilities.
Applicants must be residents of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post-secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning. The recipients will be chosen based on academic performance, financial need, character, school and community activities, honors or awards, and the ability to express themselves in an essay.
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 www.wemc.com/classawards.aspx.
• 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. For details, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.
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