School Notes: Feb. 12.

February 14, 2014 

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

• English Grammar for Professionals: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12-April 16, $135.

• Basic Conversational Italian I: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12-April 16, $135.

• Basic Conversational Korean I: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12-April 16, $135.

• Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12-April 16, $135.

• Medical Terminology: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 13-March 25, $135.

• Gluten-Free Baking I: 7-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, $45.

• Cake Decorating for Beginners II: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24-March 17, $100.

• Enjoy Health in an Unhealthy World: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4-May 6, $125

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Medical Billing I: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 13-March 25, $135.

• FIT Session 2: Get Out of Debt!: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, $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

Soup Supper

National Art Honor Society students at Green Hope High School in Cary, Sanderson High School in Raleigh and Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School will host a Soup Supper to raise money for the Raleigh Rescue Mission from 5-5:45 p.m., 6-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh.

Two-thirds of the money raised will be donated; the last third will be divided between the schools. Green Hope students will choose another charity for their share. Tickets cost $20 at

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 Feb. 14, March 21, April 11 and May 16. Admission is $2.

Cardinal Charter Academy information sessions

Cardinal Charter Academy, a new charter school for kindergarten through sixth grade, will open in the fall at 1020 St. Charles Place, Cary. Information sessions for parents and community members will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. Enrollment is open. For more information, go to

Auction and art walk

The Lufkin Road Middle School PTA’s Third Annual Silent Auction and Art Walk will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the school lobby, 1002 Lufkin Road, Apex. There will be auctions, live music and artwork by students to raise money for technology for the school. For details, go to


College financial aid officers and specialists will help high school seniors and their families submit their Free Application Federal Student Aid forms online during FAFSA Day, Saturday, Feb. 22, at State Employees’ Credit Union locations in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. For details and registration, call 866-866-CFNC or go to

Preschoolers’ art auction

Art by preschoolers at The Learning Eperience of Apex and Holly Springs will be sold in the Second Annual Nationwide BeCause Our Hearts Beat Art Auction from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at 560 Evening Star Drive, Apex, and 801 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs. Art sales will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Anxiety workshop

Dr. Aureen Wagner’s workshop, “Helping Children Cope with Anxiety,” was rescheduled for 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Davis Drive Middle School, 2101 Davis Drive, Cary. The workshop offers information and strategies for parents of kids with anxiety disorders or problems with anxiety. To register, go to

Holly Springs High School volunteer meeting

Holly Springs High School parents will meet to plan the Baccalaureate Service for the class for 2014 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Chick-fil-A, 801 Village Walk Drive, Holly Springs. Parents of Holly Springs High School students in all grade levels are invited. The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Salem Baptist Church, 1821 N. Salem St., Apex. To RSVP for the planning meeting, email

STEM Family Night

Lincoln Heights Elementary School’s STEM Family Night will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at 307 Bridge St., Fuquay-Varina. There will be science, technology, engineering and math activities by teachers, N.C. State University engineering students and Museum of Natural Sciences junior curators. For details, go to


Green Hope High School students will perform the show “Grease” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7, and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

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