Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Dec. 26

Raleigh teachers receive Bright Ideas grant

Six Raleigh teachers were among 24 educators to win Bright Ideas grants from Wake Electric. Bright Ideas, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education by awarding grants to teachers in grades K-12 for innovative, classroom-based projects that would not otherwise be funded.

The following local teachers received grants: Jenny Beaudin of Root Elementary School, Emily Blair of Banks Road Elementary, Christie Clem of Sanderson High, Joan Colalilo of Conn Elementary, Trisha Dillon of Sycamore Creek Elementary, and Rita Vermeulen of North Forest Pines Elementary.

To learn more about the grant program, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.

Lifelong Learning classes offered at schools

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For more information, call 919-431-7593 or go to www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.

Leesville High

Spanish Classic Cine ─ 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 27, $95

Triangle Youth Orchestra ─ 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7 to April 22, $125

Spanish for School Personnel Part 1 ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, $109

Millbrook High

Communidades: Más allá del aula Part 1 ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 to March 11, $121

Medical Billing I & II ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29 to March 5, $230

Digital Photos and Your Computer ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7-28, $85

Excel Introduction for Teachers ─ 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-29, $85

Sanderson High

Easy & Elegant Chicken Dinners ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, $45

The Basics of eBay and Online Selling ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, and April 16, $50.

Ballroom Dance Certification Rhythm Prep I ─ 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 to April 29, $1,100

Hoy día: Spanish for Real Life Part 3 ─ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to April 30, $145

Drawing: A Natural Approach ─ 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to March 6, $90

Historias cortas en Español Part 1 ─ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22to Feb. 26, $73

Basics of Writing a Business Plan ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-22, $65

Painting Oil Portraits from Photos to Canvas ─ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 12, $125

Yoga & Flexibility ─ 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 to May 7, $50

Zumba Hip Hop Fusion ─ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 to May 7, $40

Cape Fear River Watch 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. 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.

Scholarships for children of veterans

The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs offers college scholarships to children of N.C. war veterans. The application deadline is March 1. Interested students should contact their local Veterans Service Office by visiting www.doa.nc.gov/vets/locations.

Wake Electric accepting scholarship applications

Students can apply for Wake Electric scholarships through March 29.

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship, for $2,000, will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. Applicants must be high school graduating seniors who are children of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric. They must then pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina.

Wake Electric will also award 16 scholarships of $1,250 each, the Touchstone Energy Scholarships. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state’s community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college.

Applications are available at www.wemc.com/scholarships.aspx and must be received in the office by 5 p.m. March 29. For more information, contact communications@wemc.com or 919-863-6312.

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