Lifestyles: Schools

Jan. 13, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Class Notes

  • Lottery applications open
  • DPS employees serve in state association
  • Jordan to induct 13 faculty into Hall of Fame
  • Tickets available for ‘Evening of Entertainment’
  • NCCU displays DPS students’ artwork

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Class notes

  • School choice workshops at Cooperative Extension
  • Learn more about middle schools
  • Tickets on sale for ‘Evening of Entertainment’

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Campus briefs

- Dr. Sallie Permar with Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Tamlin Pavelsky of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Geological Sciences have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Permar and Pavelsky were two out of 102 researchers honored by President Obama.

Dec. 23, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Class notes

  • NCSSM teams competing for Emerging Issues Prize
  • Jackson makes Phillips Academy honor roll
  • Two receive honors at Mercersburg Academy

Dec. 23, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Fifth-graders first to pen Northside’s history

Third- and fifth-graders at Northside Elementary have made a clear connection with the heritage of their school with the dedication of a book that traces the legacy of the school.

The students gathered in the library of the new school for the dedication of a book the fifth-graders wrote on the history of their school. School librarian Kathryn Cole said that this was the first project of its kind.

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 11:29 AM

Duke University’s Student of the Month: CMA student on an academic roll

Tyler Booker, a senior at City of Medicine Academy, didn’t always put his best foot forward as a freshman.

And as a result, his grades suffered.
“To be honest, I wasn’t very, very serious about school freshman year,” Booker said. “It was sophomore year when I had my reality check, like I needed to get serious.”

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

Class Notes

  • Third-grader leads toy drive
  • Four DPS teachers honored
  • Agape Corner offering vocation training

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 10:40 AM

Campus briefs

UNC-Chapel Hill musicologist Tim Carter has won two major awards from the American Musicological Society. It is the first time one scholar has received dual honors in the same year — and in very different fields.

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Students’ pennies add up to help for Philippines

Every little bit helps and that includes pennies.

As the people of the Philippines work to rebuild and clean up following Typhoon Haiyan Barbara Brunson’s fifth-grade class at Seawell Elementary raised money to aid in the relief effort, one penny at a time.

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

Campus briefs

Dr. Sean Kimbro, director of the N.C. Central University Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) and associate professor of biology, has been appointed to the American Heart Association Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year. 

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS adds additional meeting on suspensions
  • VFW honors Fayetteville Street teacher
  • Restaurant to donate 10% of sales to DPS
  • Entrepreneur award accepting applications
  • Cresset theater program honored


Dec. 09, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Ask the Superintendent: How Read to Achieve affects students

Last month, families of third-graders received reports of how well their children are performing in reading and literacy. The reports are part of the state’s new Read to Achieve program, which I first wrote about in the September “Ask the Superintendent” column. Since the reports were released, we have received more questions about what Read to Achieve is and how it will affect our students.

Dec. 02, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

Campus briefs

Dec. 03, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

Class Notes

Home Builders raises scholarship funds

DPS to hold job fair

DPS talks to focus on suspensions, discipline

Walltown presents ‘Indigo Blue’

Dec. 02, 2013 @ 10:25 AM

Girls on the Run boosts confidence, promotes healthy lifestyle

They gathered behind Morris Grove Elementary ready to workout. With energy to spare, the all-girl group embarked on another day of Girls on the Run.

The girls are in the third, fourth and fifth grades and are part of a program that combines healthy living practices like exercise and nutrition with self-esteem and confidence building.