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School Notes, March 31

Lifelong Learning

The Wake school system will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For details, call 919-431-7593 or visit www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.

Millbrook High School

Medical Billing I and II, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May 7, $230.

PowerPoint Introduction, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, April 8-29, $85.

Simple Web Page Design, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9-23, $85.

At-Home Literacy Support for Adolescents, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, free.

Identify and Protect Your Child Against Bullying in School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, free.

Supporting Academic Growth over the Summer Break, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, free.

Sanderson High School

Easy & Elegant Desserts, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, $45.

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

Viva Mexico! 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, $45.

Parent Academy class on literacy support

A Parent Academy workshop on at-home literacy support is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The free workshop will discuss the sophisticated reading comprehension skills needed at middle and high school levels.

Future workshop topics will include dealing with bullying, the special education process and supporting academic growth during the summer break. Registration is required. Find more information and register at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy.

Sanderson student technology showcase

Sanderson High School will hold its third annual student technology showcase from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Sanderson High School library, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh.

Students will present technology-based projects such as Prezi, Photo Story, BuildaBook, Turning Point, Edmodo and Wordle.

Parent Academy class on bullying

A Parent Academy workshop on how to identify bullying and protect your child is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The free workshop will provide parents with information related to the definition of bullying, warning signs of bullying and strategies for bullying prevention. Registration is required. Find more information and register at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy.

‘Hairspray’ at Leesville Road High

Performances of the musical “Hairspray” will run at 7 p.m. April 18-20 at Leesville Road High School, 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.prideproductions.info/lhkrs. A show preview will run at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Admission is $5.

Parent Academy class on special education

A Parent Academy workshop on special education is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The free workshop will address the evaluation process and how teachers monitor progress on a child’s goals. Registration is required. Find more information and register at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy.

Teen Poetry Contest through libraries

Wake libraries’ annual Teen Poetry Contest will run through April 30. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit as many as three original poems. A winner will be chosen in each of four categories: sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade, ninth-10th grade, and 11th-12th grade. Winners will be announced in early May, when they will be honored with a reception and a trophy. For online submissions and entry guidelines, go to www.wakegov.com/libraries/kids. For more information, contact Judy Packer 919-387-4311.

Parent Academy class on summer academic growth

A Parent Academy workshop on supporting academic growth during the summer break is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The free workshop will provide parents with educational ideas and information about summer camps. Registration is required. Find more information and register at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy.

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.

Scholarship for students with disabilities

Students can apply for Mayor’s Committee scholarships through May 31. The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to students with disabilities.

Applicants must be residents of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post-secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning. The recipients will be chosen based on academic performance, financial need, character, school and community activities, honors or awards, and the ability to express themselves in an essay.

To download an application, visit www.raleighnc.gov and search “mayor’s committee.” For more information, contact Cathey Ector at 919-996-6100 or cathey.ector@raleighnc.gov.

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