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Course Registration for Next Year Begins!

Course Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be from March 1-30. All students received a course selection checklist from their second block teacher. This year, students will register in the media center during second block class. Please complete your registration checklist with your parents prior to coming for your registration time. Click here for course registration material. ALSO, are you a rising Senior? Student Services has applications for rising Seniors who: are interested in late arrival or early release for the 2018-19 school year Continue reading →

How to Keep Art Education Alive at School

For nearly 50 years, the National PTA Reflections program has inspired millions of students to explore their talents and be involved in the arts by creating works for fun and recognition. This is a story of Julie Frum, a mother of two and how she helped keep art programs alive in Maine’s school system. “I just love the opportunity for kids to get a chance to be creative,” says Julie.   Keep Reading…

Important ACT Details for 11th Graders!

  Attention 11th grade students, the ACT will be administered on Feb 27. In preparation for the ACT, all students must have a photo ID to present to be admitted to their testing session. Students who do not have proper ID must complete the ACT Student Identification Letter by Feb 20 and turn it into student services. If you need this form please pick it up in student services. Please be aware that All 11th grade students will attend the pre-bubble session on Feb 20 Continue reading →

Empowering Your Kids About Healthy Body Image Starts with YOU

This conversation is just as important as the birds and the bees. You need to talk with your children and students about healthy body image. But, how can you talk to them if you aren’t sure what healthy body image is?  We have been flooded for decades with what we ‘think’ healthy body image is, only to religiously count calories, go on fad diets, exercise profusely and feel guilty for eating a dessert.  The media are saturated with focusing on weight loss and depicting skinny Continue reading →

Closing The Wide Homework Gap

Parents,  you know the routine. Your kids tell you they need to use the computer to do their homework. They need to find a picture of a notable person online, Google a current event they’re studying in class to write a report—or create a PowerPoint presentation (with images and hyperlinks) instead of a paper poster. And God forbid if the internet goes down, because completing the assignment will seem impossible. Several studies have found that more than 75% of teachers assign homework that requires the Continue reading →

1st Semester Exam Schedule

The 1st Semester Exam Schedule for 2017-18 has been posted. Parents and Students, please pay close attention to the Special Notes as there is important information. Good luck to all students as they work hard to prepare for their end of semester final exams. Parent Early Release Form for Exam Days

Summer Ventures deadline is Jan 15th

Good thing, because you’re not average. Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers. Programs are available at Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Wilmington. Interested students must apply online Continue reading →

Summer at Duke

Summer College for High School Students (academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 and 11) Summer Academy for High School Students (academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9-12) We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are: seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or learn to be a Leader and a Global Citizen through personal enrichment courses; hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities such as ball games, outlet shopping, dances, talent shows, Continue reading →

De-Stress Your Holiday Season

Scottish musician and songwriter Thomas Oliphant wrote the popular Christmas carol “Deck the Halls.” Oliphant was one of seven children, however, he was never married and had no children, so he probably couldn’t fathom what I go through to shop for, feed, entertain and referee my seven children or the challenge of having children home from school all day during the extended holiday season. Read more…

NCTAP: North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program

Earn money while you learn! As an NCTAP apprentice you will be paid while you are learning. In addition some of the many advantages include: Associates Degree in Applied Science – paid by your employer Apprenticeship Certification from NC Department of Commerce & USDOL Competitive pay and benefits Rigorous, 8,000-hour program Guaranteed job opportunities A jump-start on a terrific career NCTAP prepares you for high-demand careers that include: CNC Machinist (learn more) Tool / Die / Mold Maker (learn more) Plastics Technician (learn more) Design Continue reading →