Class notes

Nov. 11, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

Jessica Nolting serves as page

Jessica Nolting, a student at East Chapel Hill High School, recently served as a page for the N.C. House of Representatives. 

Nolting, the daughter of Mark and Mavis Nolting of Chapel Hill, was sponsored by state Rep.Verla Insko, D-Orange.

Pages spend a week at the General Assembly assisting members and their staff and learning about the structure of North Carolina government.

They help deliver bills and amendments for representatives during daily House sessions and committee meetings, offer assistance in individual Representatives’ offices and run errands around the Legislature. 

Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, appoints the pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week.

Hillside teacher gets oral history grant

A Hillside High School teacher and a Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary School teacher were recently named recipients of Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards to create a technology-rich classroom environment so teachers can better reach students and improve achievement.

Hillside’s Nicholas Graber Grace received a $500 grant for a Hillside Oral History project and Joe Toler-Oak Hill’s Florence Blackwell received an $829 grant for a project titled “Mighty Microscopes.”

Wake Electric has awarded teachers more than $189,000 in grants since the program started in 2004. 

Funding for the technology grants come from Wake Electric members who agree to round up their light bill to the nearest whole dollar through the Operation Roundup Program.

Sessions to describe new middle school

Parents of fifth and sixth graders interested in an innovative approach to middle school are invited to attend information sessions on Nov. 17, Nov. 18 and Nov. 24 to learn about the new Triangle Learning Community Middle School (TLC).

Each session will be at 1008 Watts Street, the future home of TLC.

The Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 sessions will take place from 3-5 p.m., and the Nov. 18 session will be from 7- 9 p.m.

For more information, email TLC founder, Steve Goldberg, at MrGoldberg@gmail.com, or call him at 919-357-8524.

Financial aid sessions planned

All high school and middle school students and their parents are invited to attend “Free Financial Aid Nights” sessions at various high schools over the next two months.

The sessions are designed to help parents and students learn how to apply for federal and state student aid, scholarships and grants and save money for college.

Below are the locations, dates and times for the sessions:

-- Southern School of Energy & Sustainability on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium.

-- Hillside High School on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium.

-- Northern High School on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m., in Room V-1.