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School Notes, Jan. 16

Thales Academy offers tour in Raleigh

Thales Academy, a college preparatory K-12 chain of schools, will hold a tour for prospective students and families at its K-5 school from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.thalesacademy.org.

Catholic school welcomes new principal

Brian Peppiatt has been named the new principal of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School. The school will formally welcome Peppiatt before the Parent Teacher Organization meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, on the school’s campus, 520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest.

The announcement coincides with National Catholic Schools Week, which will begin Jan. 27 with the theme “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.”

The week’s events include a special school Mass, Bring Your Parents to Lunch Day, the annual middle school Science Fair, and an “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” competition.

For more information, go to saintcatherinesienawf.org.

Research Triangle High open house

Research Triangle High School will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 31, at the school, 10 Park Drive, Durham. RTHS is a STEM and liberal arts public charter high school that draws on the experience and resources of the Research Triangle Park companies. For more information, visit www.researchtrianglehighschool.org.

High schools open to prospective students

Wake County schools are starting to have their information sessions for prospective students and their parents.

Broughton High School

Broughton will hold parent registration meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 27, at the school, 723 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Registration meetings for parents of rising ninth-graders are set for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 28.

Leesville Road High School

Leesville Road will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders and their parents to meet teachers and talk about classes at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the school, 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh. Current students will have a chance to learn more about AP class offerings for next year.

Sanderson High School

Sanderson will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the auditorium of the school, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh.

Millbrook High School

Millbrook will hold a magnet curriculum fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19, at the school, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Families and students will have a chance to speak with Millbrook staff, including administrators, teachers and magnet coordinators, and learn about subject-specific courses and pathways.

Wakefield High School

Wakefield will hold an open house and curriculum fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. Both campuses will be open. Rising ninth-grade parents and students should report to Wakefield Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest, for a presentation first. All other students and parents should report to main campus.

Asbury Preschool preschool registration

Asbury Preschool will hold its general public preschool registration on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the school, 6612 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Asbury Preschool is a half-day, NAEYC accredited and 5 star-licensed program and a ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church. For more information, visit asburyraleigh.org/preschool or call 919-846-4773 for a tour.

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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