James Hopkins, assistant principal at Jordan High School, did a double-take when he saw Michael Spears sitting in a conference room near the principal’s office that’s usually reserved for students who have gotten in trouble.
But Spears, a 16 year-old junior who plays power forward on the school’s basketball team, hadn’t broken any rules.
- 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.