Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Feb. 6

Wake Forest Thales open houses

Thales Academy will hold an open house at its junior high and high school from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 3121 Heritage Trade Drive #104, Wake Forest.

Thales will hold an open house at its K-5 Wake Forest location from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at 3106 Heritage Trade Drive, Wake Forest. For more information, visit www.ThalesAcademy.org.

Thales Academy K-5 tour

Thales Academy will hold a tour of its K-5 school in Raleigh from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8151 Town Drive. For more information, visit www.ThalesAcademy.org.

High schools open to prospective students

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

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.

Broughton High School: Broughton will hold a parent registration meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the school, 723 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. A registration meeting for parents of rising ninth-graders is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

Youth Legislative Assembly

The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the N.C. Department of Administration will accept applications through Monday, Feb. 18, for the 43rd annual Youth Legislative Assembly scheduled from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17, in Raleigh.

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

YLA is an opportunity for North Carolina high school students to write, debate and vote on bills and share their views with legislators and other state government officials. Following procedures used by members of the N.C. General Assembly, participants will work in one of 10 committees before gathering for general sessions.

The cost is $135 per student staying four to a room or $175 per student staying two to a room. The fee covers the hotel for two nights, five meals, a T-shirt and conference materials. Fees must be included with the application and will increase after Feb. 18. Written notice of acceptance or denial of registration will be provided by March 1.

For a registration form, visit www.doa.state.nc.us and search Youth Legislative Assembly. For more information, contact Cynthia Giles at 919-807-4400 or cynthia.giles@doa.nc.gov.

Registration open at School of Grace

Registration is open at The School of Grace, a parent participatory preschool serving children ages 6 months through 5 years. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit www.schoolofgrace.com or call 919-787-4740.

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.

Brains and Bodies Award

Advocates for Health in Action is seeking applicants for its Brains and Bodies Award, which recognizes individual Wake schools working to improve the health of students and staff. AHA will give awards in three areas: policy/systems, employee wellness and student wellness.

To apply, visit www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 11.

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.

Short fiction scholarship contest

The Wade Edwards Short Fiction scholarship contest is open to high school juniors through May 1.

The annual competition, administered and supported by the N.C. English Teachers Association and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, is sponsored by the Wade Edwards Foundation.

The three scholarships, along with a gift to the first-place winner’s English department, total $10,000. For the first time this year, each of the eight NCETA regions will select a winner to receive a $500 scholarship. The first five entries from each region will also receive a $50 gift card. Students from all schools – public, private, charter and home schools – are encouraged to submit their writing.

For more information and an entry form, go to www.wade.org.