Southwest Wake News

School Notes: April 2.

Holly Springs High School choral students performed in the North Carolina High School All-State Chorus Festival Concert on Feb. 22 in Greensboro.
Holly Springs High School choral students performed in the North Carolina High School All-State Chorus Festival Concert on Feb. 22 in Greensboro. COURTESY OF MICHELLE WOOD

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. Details: 919-431-7593 or

Athens Drive High School

• Excel Introduction for Teachers: 6:45-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays, April 8-29, $85.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• FIT Session 1: Steps to Successful Money Management: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, $48.

• Bridging the Culture Gap in the Classroom: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, April 10-24, $100.

• FIT Session 2: Get Out of Debt!: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, $48.

Student exchange program

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is looking for host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and former Soviet Republics. Couples, single parents and families with or without children can host a teenager for the 2014-15 school year. To apply, call local area representative Erin Kalbarczyk at 919-924-4679 or 1-800-888-9040, or go to

Green Hope Robotics team competes in NC FIRST

The Green Hope High School Robotics team competed in the regional NC FIRST Robotics Competition and will advance to the national championships in St. Louis. The team is looking for sponsors for its participation in the national competition. For information about the team, email Tony Pluchino at or go to For information about the competition, go to To sponsor the team, go to

Cary High School NJROTC Color Guard performance

The Cary High School NJROTC Color Guard presented the colors at a Raleigh Kennel Club dog show on March 22 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

McDonald’s McTeacher’s Night raises money for Farmington Woods

McDonald’s McTeacher’s Night raised more than $1,000 for Farmington Woods Elementary School in Cary on March 11. Principal Winston Pierce and Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht competed in a race to make a McDonald’s Big Mac.

Kids Together Playground needs volunteers

Kids Together Playground at 111 Thurston Drive in Cary is closed for renovations through Thursday, April 17. The playground needs volunteer families on Saturday, April 5. For details, go to or To register to volunteer, email


Panther Creek High School students will present “Seussical,” a musical, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, in the school auditorium, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets will be available for $6 to students who bring a student ID to the show on Thursday, April 10. For details or tickets, go to

IMProv at Cary High School

Students will perform in competitive IMProv shows at 7 p.m. one Friday a month through May in the drama studio at Cary High School, 638 Walnut St. Shows will be April 11 and May 16. Admission is $2.

Garden grants

Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education will accept applications for two $1,000 grants for elementary schools through Sunday, April 13. One grant is to be used to support a school’s garden. The other grant is for a school to start its first garden. To apply, go to

Vote for finalists from Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 30, at the Triangle Moe’s Southwest Grill Facebook page at Winners will be announced Friday, May 2.

Green Hope football team spreads mulch

The Green Hope High School football team and Mulch Masters are working together in a fundraiser for the football team. Team members will spread mulch for $15 per cubic yard on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13. A discount on mulch is available, and there is a delivery charge. Order by Friday, April 4. For details, call Julie Duckworth at 919-345-1579.

Spring Vendor Fair and Bar-B-Q Sale

The Holly Springs High School Choral Boosters will host a Spring Vendor Fair and Bar-B-Q Sale on Saturday, April 26, at Holly Springs High School, 5329 Cass Holt Road. The vendor fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and barbecue sales will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Vendor spaces are available. The school’s Student Directed Play Festival will follow the fair at 7 p.m. For more information or to participate as a vendor, go to

Green Hope PTSA scholarships

Green Hope High School seniors who join the PTSA by Friday, May 2, may apply to win one of three $500 scholarships toward vocational school, community college or a four-year college or university in the fall of 2014. For details, go to

StreetSafe at Green Hope

StreetSafe, a driving program for teenagers, will be at Green Hope High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Registration will be open later in April at For more information, email Diana Bader at

Falcon Night

Green Hope High School’s PTSA is looking for volunteers for Falcon Night, an after-prom party on Saturday, May 17. If you would like to help, contact Jean Miller at