FAFSA Day – February 22nd

Financial-AidFederal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. They provide more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study  funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school.

FAFSA Day is a program offered by CFNC.org, the NC Assoc. of Student Financial Aid and the State Employees’ Credit Union. On FAFSA Day, college financial aid officers and other volunteers will help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. The program is open to students who plan to attend college in the 2014-15 academic year.

Register Now to attend a FAFSA Day near you.

Juniors/Sophomores – Start Your College Planning Now

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Free College Planning Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to informing parents and their students about the process of academic planning, financial planning, and student enrollment and positioning. We put the most accurate and up to date information at their fingertips.

They hold Free College Planning Workshops around the country to assist students and parents in making the most informed decisions when planning for college. Workshops are being held right now in our area. Visit Free College Planning, choose North Carolina, and put in code ’42’ to see events being held in the Wake County area. My family attended one and we definitely walked out with some nuggets of information we did not previously know. Well worth the time.

Parent Academy

To promote continued cooperation between families and schools, Wake County Public School System is offering Parent Academy – a series of classes, workshops and events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and positively contribute to their child’s academic and social success. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Check out what’s happening this month: http://www.wcpss.net/parent-academy

Triangle Youth Leadership Conference of NC State

TYLC is designed to educate and motivate North Carolina high school students to create relevant, local change. Participants will leave TYLC better equipped to improve their communities through innovative leadership.

TYLC is put on by Triangle Youth Leadership Services (TYLS). Based out of N.C. State University, we are a completely student-led organization of current Park Scholars and ambitious Wolfpack undergraduates dedicated to community development in North Carolina through youth leadership and empowerment.

Applications for the 5th Annual TYLC Conference are being accepted now through December 18th. The cost of the conference is $75. To apply, visit www.triangleleadership.org/application.

Helping a Student’s Cause

158806543For 8 years Elizabeth Maguyon, one of our Senior students, called the Philippines home. Now she is trying to help her family and the many other victims of the devastating typhoon that happened two weeks ago.

Elizabeth is asking for donations like canned goods, gently worn clothing (non-winter clothes are best because it is a tropical country), sandals/flip flops, over-the-counter medicine, or any hygienic products. Large boxes are located in the commons, student services, and the main office. Other smaller boxes are located in select teachers’ classrooms. Please have all donations in by Wednesday, November 26th (before Thanksgiving break).

Thanks for lending a helping hand to Elizabeth’s family and the many victims of this terrible tragedy.

Wade Edwards Learning Lab

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The WELL provides after-school programming for Wake County high school students. We are located at 714 Saint Mary’s Street in Raleigh, across from Broughton High School. We are open to all Wake County high school students. Our facility is open to students from 2:15pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, with some hours on Sundays as well.

We provide free tutoring and homework assistance, access to the internet in our computer lab, career conversations through semi-monthly Wednesday Forums, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and a focus on service through the WELL Service Warriors.

Learn more  about our services!

PTSA Meeting – Parent Forum with Mr. Martin

mchs1PTSA MEETING: Monday, November 18 at 6pm in the Media Center

 Please join us for a special conversation with Mr. Martin: “Parent Forum. Discussing Communication Between Home and School.”
As concerned parents, we all want to know what is happening at the place where our kids spend so much time. Our principal, Mr. Martin will join us Monday night for a positive, frank discussion about how to improve communication between home and school. The floor will be open, but if you would rather submit your question or concern ahead of time, please email Carman Webb atcgwebb@me.com. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!