Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes

Wake Tech open house

Wake Tech will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, on the main campus and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, on the North Campus. High school students, counselors, parents and members of the community may visit the campus and learn more about the programs and resources offered at Wake Tech.

Prospective students and others can learn about curriculum programs, speak with staff and faculty members, take a campus tour, receive information about resources such as financial aid, athletics, clubs and organizations and the career center.

Student selected for all state band clinic

Kyle Ellington, a senior at Franklin Academy High School, has been selected to participate in the N.C. All-State Honors Band Clinic and Concert May 4-6 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Students are selected through rounds of district and state auditions. Ellington is the first student from Franklin Academy High School to be selected for the All-State Honors Band. He has been a member of the band program since fifth grade and will be attending Appalachian State University this fall, majoring in music.

Wake Electric grant application available

The Bright Ideas grant program, 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. Grants of up to $3,000 are available through Wake Electric for public school teachers. Educators must submit an application that includes a description of the project’s goals, implementation, creative elements and budget.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 12. Teachers who apply by Aug. 17 will be entered in a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card. To learn more about the program or apply, go to www.ncbrightideas.com.

International conference

The English as a Second Language Office of Wake County schools will hold its second annual K-12 International Parent/Student Conference, “Developing Emerging Leaders,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Millbrook High School, 2100 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh.

The school system will offer K-12 workshops for parents and students.

The free conference is intended to provide parents with the educational tools to better help their children reach academic success, to graduate on time and to continue to pursue a higher education.

Students workshop will be offered in English, and parents workshops will be provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean and Spanish. Matty Lazo Chadderton from the Institutional Public Affairs Office at the Consulate General of Mexico and Jaime Zea, a news reporter from Univision TV will speak.

For more information, contact MariaRosa Rangel at mrangel1@wcpss.net or 919-431-7703.