School Notes, Sept. 18

September 16, 2013 

Teacher workshop

A fall open house and workshop for teachers will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn to incorporate primary sources into lessons with demonstrations, break-out sessions and information booths. Registration is required at 919-807-7982.

Drawing workshop

A Drawing Workshop: Studio Techniques for the Non-Art Teacher will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Learn foundational skills in drawing and explore how they can be used to increase learning in any subject area. Teachers will earn one continuing education credit. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Registration is required at

School bond discussion

Dr. Jim Merrill, superintendent of the Wake County Schools System, will discuss the 2013 school bond referendum during a meeting of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Sept. 27, at the N.C. State University Club, 4300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event is free, but lunch can be provided for $16. Reservations must be made by Sept. 23 at

School supplies needed

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples will participate in the Staples for Students National School Supply Drive through Sept. 28. All donations will be given to the local Boys and Girls Clubs, who will deliver the goods to disadvantaged youths.

The local Staples stores that are participating in the supply drive are located at 2950 Millbrook Road, Raleigh; 404 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh; and 8041 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh.

Siemens competition

The deadline to register for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

The competition provides budding high school scientists with scholarships ranging from $1000 to $100,000 for original research in team and individual categories. Online registration is available at For more information,

Scholarship available

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened a new college scholarship for high-achieving, lower-income high school seniors seeking to attend the country’s best four-year colleges and universities. The scholarship will provide up to $30,000 for tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.

For more information or to apply, visit

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