Class Notes

Sep. 23, 2013 @ 11:38 AM

Willis named 2013 Educator of the Year by Poe Center

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools coordinator of health services Stephanie Willis has been named the 2013 Educator of the Year by the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education.

Willis has worked with the Poe Center and others to implement, enhance and institute programs and policies that are supportive of healthy behaviors and this award honors her as a champion of health education in schools.

Willis was presented with her award on Sept. 18.


Self-Help CU donates backpacks

DURHAM – Self-Help Credit Union had its first statewide “Adopt a Backpack” campaign, providing more than 1,400 backpacks filled with school supplies to students across the state.

The Durham Self-Help branch donated 113 backpacks to Eastway Middle School and an additional $315 to the school.

Self-Help Credit Union members were able to “adopt” a backpack by donating $5 in school supplies. Self-Help covers the cost of drawstring backpacks, buys the school supplies with the members’ donations and delivers the filled backpacks.

This year’s campaign was from July 15- Aug. 15.

Other participating branches include those in Wilmington, Kinston, Asheville, Hendersonville, Rosman, Penrose, Wilson and Laurinburg.


Give With Target campaign extended

DURHAM – Target has extended its Give With Target campaign through Sept. 30 to help participating schools win a combined $5 million in donations.

Voters can vote once per week for the school of their choice. Once a school gets 25 votes, Target will donate $1 per vote for a maximum donation of $10,000 per school.

For a full list of schools visit and enter the city and state. The campaign will end on Sept. 30 or when the $5 million has been allocated, whichever comes first.

The Durham schools include Ace Academy, Bethesda Christian Academy, Brogden Middle, C.C. Spaulding Elementary, Carter Community School, Jordan High, Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School, Cresset Christian Academy, Durham Nativity School, Union Independent School, Trinity School, Fayetteville Street Elementary and Immaculata Catholic School.

Some of the participating Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools include Chapel Hill High, McDougle Middle, Ephesus Road Elementary, Glenwood Elementary, Margaret B. Pollard Middle, Montessori Day School, New Hope Elementary, St. Thomas More Catholic School and Woods Charter School.

The participating Orange County Schools include A.L. Stanback Middle School, Abundant Life Christian Academy, Cameron Park Elementary, Cedar Ridge High, Central Elementary, Hillsborough Elementary, Montessori Farm School, Orange Charter School, Orange High School, Partnership Academy, Pinewods Montessori School and St. Mary Catholic School.


DPS receives anonymous donation for instruments

DURHAM – Following Bob Moulton’s donation of more than 200 band instruments to Durham Public Schools, an anonymous donor presented a cash donation for The Tuba Exchange for the district.

Moulton of National Pawn donated instruments and $2,000 for supplies and repairs to the DPS middle school band program. Two weeks later, an anonymous donor gave a cash donation for musical instruments to The Tuba Exchange.

The Tuba Exchange owners, Luc and Betty Kerkhof, matched the donation. Now, every DPS middle school will receive one brass instrument, a euphonium or tuba, valued between $1,595 and $2,550.