Cary News

School Notes: March 19.

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

• Cake Decorating for Beginners III: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, March 24-April 14, $100.

• Anatomy and Physiology for Coders: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 27-May 6, $135.

• Medical Law and Ethics: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 31-May 7, $135.

• SMART Technology in the Classroom Level 1: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-3, $125.

• Excel Introduction for Teachers: 6:45-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays, April 8-29, $85.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Basic Conversational Spanish II: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 19-April 30, $100.

• Medical Billing II: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 27-May 6, $135.

• FIT Session 1: Steps to Successful Money Management: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, $48.

• Bridging the Culture Gap in the Classroom: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, April 10-24, $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

Apex resident performs at Visible Music College

Kyle Holder of Apex will perform his senior recital after three years of study at Visible Music College on April 5 in Memphis, Tenn. The juried recital, prepared over a semester, is the final requirement for graduation.

Cary High School hosts ROTC drill meet

Cary High School’s Navy Junior ROTC hosted the 2014 Cary Classic Drill Meet on March 1. The Drill Meet’s athletic events and military drills included 15 local high school ROTC units.

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

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.

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 on Saturday, March 22, and volunteer families on Saturday, April 5. For details, go to or

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

Coach D 5K

The third annual Coach D 5K fundraiser for the Gene Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund, organized by Apex High School, Panther Creek High School, Salem Middle School and Apex Sunrise Rotary, will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration costs $30 with a $2.80 fee through Thursday, March 20, at


Weatherstone Elementary School’s PTA will host its second annual STEM Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at 1000 Olde Weatherstone Way, Cary. Weatherstone was designated last year as a STEM school that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. The free expo for parents and students will feature 15 volunteer organizations, Marbles Museum, N.C. State Robotics, Cycling Starts Here and Mathnasium. There will be food trucks and kids’ activities, including a fossil dig.

‘Meet the Strings’

The Cary High School Orchestra will host “Meet the Strings” with string orchestra music by students at West Cary Middle School, Reedy Creek Middle School, Cary Elementary School and Cary High School at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Cary High School auditorium, 638 Walnut St. Admission is free.

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.

Green Hope High School will collect books through Saturday, March 29, in the bin in the school’s lobby, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

Donate gently used children’s books. For more information about WAKE Up and Read, go to

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy of Apex will host tours of the junior high and high school program from 8-8:30 a.m. and the elementary school program from 8:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at 1177 Ambergate Station. For more information about the school, 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.

Green Hope football team spreads mulch

The Green Hope High School football team and Mulch Masters are working together in a fundraiser for the football team. Team members will spread mulch for $15 per cubic yard on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13. A discount on mulch is available, and there is a delivery charge. Order by Friday, April 4. For details, call Julie Duckworth at 919-345-1579.

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