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School Notes, Sept. 26

Athens Drive band to sell barbecue

Athens Drive High School marching band is holding a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Swift Creek Community Center, Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Plates include barbecue pork, fried chicken, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw and sweet tea for $8. Desserts will be $1 each.

Free delivery to local businesses within 10 miles of Yates Mill Pond Road with an order of six or more plates. To order or for more information, email bbq@athensdrive.com.

Book celebrates Ravenscroft’s 150th

Award-winning photographer Billy Howard, a 1973 Ravenscroft graduate, will exhibit his photography and release the school’s 150th anniversary book at a reception from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, on campus. For more information about Howard, visit www.billyhoward.com. For more information about Ravenscroft’s year-long anniversary celebration, visit www.ravenscroft.org/150.

Workshops on choosing a college

Wake County Public Libraries is offering workshops on how to choose the right college. Discussions will help students and parents find a “good fit” school that matches the student’s academic, social and financial situation. Tips are offered on making the most of a campus visit and on being an informed college shopper. The sessions are free, but registration is required by calling the local library.

The following sessions are scheduled in the area:

North Regional Library – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Cameron Village Library 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-6710.

Richard B. Harrison Library – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-5720.

Athens Drive Library – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh. To register, call 919-233-4000.

School system offers parent workshops

Wake County is offering the following parent workshops:

• Supporting Literacy and Math at Home for Elementary Students, Tuesday, Oct. 2.



• College is Possible, Tuesday, Oct. 24.



• Understanding Special Education, Tuesday, Oct. 30.



• Understanding the U.S. Educational System, Tuesday, Nov. 6.



All workshops run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Millbrook Magnet High, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh.

Child care is available for children 4-13 years old. All sessions are free, but parents must register to attend.

To register or for more information, go to www.wcpss.net/parent-academy or call 919-431-7411.

Marching band event at Wakefield

The Wakefield High School Band Boosters will hold the 10th annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. Performances begin at 5.

The event will feature performances by high school bands from throughout North Carolina. Cost is $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children 10 and younger.

For more information, visit www.wakefieldhsband.org.

Cape Fear River Watch scholarship contest

Cape Fear River Watch is offering a scholarship essay contest for high school seniors.

The contest, meant to promote interest in environmental conservation, was created to engage students pursing college majors in environmental sciences, biology and wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as to give financial aid for tuition.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 toward education expenses at an accredited North Carolina university. The contest opens Oct. 1, and essays must be submitted by Jan. 15.

For more information, visit www.capefearriverwatch.org, call 910- 762-5606 or email Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez at kaylynn@cfrw.us.

SAT help at Athens Drive library

SAT 10-Question Challenge & Strategies is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Athens Drive Community Library, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh. Participants will complete sample test questions and experience test timing and pacing. Students will also learn score-raising strategies and how to be ready for the SAT. For more information, call 919-233-4000.

SAT and ACT practice test

Students can prepare for college exams by practicing on a real ACT/SAT combination test starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Richard B. Harrison Community Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Just like the real thing, this event is timed for 3 hours and 45 minutes. For more information, call 919-856-5720.

SAT help at Cameron Village library

SAT 10-Question Challenge & Strategies is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants will complete sample test questions and experience test timing and pacing. Students will also learn score-raising strategies and how to be ready for the SAT. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

SAT help at North Regional library

SAT 10-Question Challenge & Strategies is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Participants will complete sample test questions and experience test timing and pacing. Students will also learn score raising strategies and how to be ready for the SAT. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

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