School Notes, Oct. 16

October 14, 2013 

Informational sessions

Envision Science Academy, a new charter school opening in Wake Forest next year, will hold informational sessions from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16, 23 and 24, and from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26. The information sessions will give parents updates on progress, answer questions and discuss the enrollment process. For more information, visit

Barbecue fundraiser

Athens Drive High will hold a band program barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Swift Creek Community Center, 6221 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Plates cost $8 and include barbecue pork and fried chicken, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw and sweet tea. Delivery of six or more plates is available to local businesses. Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program. For more information, visit

Sculpture workshop

Sculpture Workshop: Studio Techniques for the Non-Art Teacher is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Learn foundational skills in sculpture and explore how they can be used in any subject area. The workshop is worth 0.5 continuing education credits. Registration costs $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact Camille Tewell at 919-664-6771 or visit

Vocational and college fair

The Oak City Classic Vocational and College Fair will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the John P. “Top” Greene Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. Students and parents can interact with admission representatives from post-secondary institutions and discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life and other information. For more information, call 919-831-6527.

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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