Cary News

School notes: May 23

Cary Academy

The Cary Academy Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter will hold a mock car crash on Wednesday, May 23, at the academy. Students will see cars staged to look like an accident, students in makeup portraying victims of the accident and emergency responders in action. There will also be police, EMS, fire and a helicopter rescue, as well as the drunk driver being taken into custody. Preceding the mock crash there will be an assembly in the theater discussing the responsibilities of making good safe decisions.

Cary Homeschoolers

Cary Homeschoolers will hold a student showcase from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Cary. Displays will include many different disciplines and approaches to education and cover a wide range of ages. There will be special exhibits and demonstrations by award-winning FIRST Lego League and FIRST Robotics Competition teams. Pre-registration required. To register, call 919-388-7913 or visit

Green Hope High School

• The Fine Arts Boosters will hold its drama/chorus banquet, “Drammys” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For details, visit


• Senior Field Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, immediately following the Senior Awards Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym. Seniors must wear cap, gown and nice shoes. Parents are encouraged to attend the award ceremony. Senior students should bring a change of clothes and shoes to participate in field day activities. Parents are needed for field day. To volunteer, contact Donna Snipes, or visit


Lifelong Learning

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

Athens Drive High School

• Historias cortas en Espanol, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 30-July 25, $105

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Spanish for Real Life Part 1, Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 31-July 26, $160

STEM Teacher Awards

McGraw-Hill Education is accepting submissions for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Innovative Educator Awards, to recognize and reward teachers who are finding innovative ways to reach today’s students. McGraw-Hill will award $25,000 in cash and prizes to the winners of the contest.

To enter, teachers can submit a short video, which should be used to demonstrate an innovative lesson, experiment or other project from their classroom at A short essay and lesson plan should accompany the video. Submissions will be accepted through May 31.