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Magnet schools win honor

The School for Creative Studies, Morehead Montessori Elementary School and Lakewood Montessori Middle School were all recently recognized by the Magnet Schools of America for 2017.

The School for Creative Studies and Morehead Montessori both earned the prestigious “Magnet School of Excellence” designation and Lakewood Montessori Middle was deemed a “Magnet School of Distinction.”

“Magnet School of Excellence” is the highest category of award bestowed by the national organization.

The schools will receive their awards at MSA’s national conference in Los Angeles at the end of April.

MSA’s Magnet Schools of Merit Award program recognizes magnet schools that demonstrate an ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.

Rogers-Herr a school to watch

Rogers-Herr Middle School has been named a 2017 National School to Watch. The school is being recognized for providing a superior learning environment for every student.

Through the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the Forum’s criteria for high performance. Rogers-Herr has been recognized for challenging all students to use their minds well, being sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence, being democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, and providing a great experience for all students.

Rogers-Herr was originally named a School to Watch in 2008 and was presented as a Redesignation III School to Watch at the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (NCMLE) conference on March 6.

Summer internships

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program will host six sessions in the coming weeks to help youth complete the online application process for possible summer internships.

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, administered by the city of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, is now accepting online applications for approximately 200 summer employment opportunities for youth between the ages of 14–24.

Hourly wages will range from $7.25 to $12, and the deadline to apply is March 31.

The assistance sessions to help interested youth prepare and submit their applications will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. as follows:

▪  March 16, Durham Teen Center, 1101 Cornell St.

▪  March 21, Weaver Street Community Center, 3000 E. Weaver St.

For more information, go to: http://durhamnc.gov/598/Durham-Youthwork-Internship-Program.

Greg Childress: 919-419-6645, @gchild6645

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