WCPSS News – Week of February 13th – 19th

Here’s a recap of some of things going on over the last few weeks in Wake County Public Schools…

As usual, there are some new school administrative assignments.  Why is there always so much movement in school administrations?  I will never understand.  Nevertheless, at the February 7th Board meeting, the following principal assignments and reassignments were announced:

  • Kimberly Grant, Principal at Lynn Road Elementary to Principal at Lincoln Heights Elementary
  • Molly Dillon, Teacher at Cedar Fork Elementary to Assistant Principal at Salem Elementary
  • Michael MacGovern, Assistant Principal at East Garner Middle to Assistant Principal at Broughton High
  • Martha McCaskill, Retiree to Interim Assistant Principal at Enloe High
  • Freda Cole, Retiree to Interim Assistant Principal at Salem Elementary
  • Charles Langley, Retiree to Interim Assistant Principal at North Ridge Elementary


Community input sessions will take place next week to review new high school math resources that will be introduced in the schools starting with the 2017 / 18 school year.  This is part of WCPSS’ three year effort to bolster curriculum resources provided in schools.  Sessions will be held each of the following days from 6:30 – 8pm: on Monday, February 20th at  Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street, Rolesville; Tuesday, February 21st at Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh; Wednesday, February 22nd at Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh; and Thursday, February 23rd at Enloe High School, 128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh.   Sessions will be held for other course curriculums in the weeks to come.


School to Prison Pipeline … On Thursday, February 23rd at 6 pm, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes will convene a public discussion between members of the community and a panel of nonpartisan leaders including herself and Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, Wake County Juvenile Court Judge Craig Croom, Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles, and WCPSS School Board Member Monika Johnson-Hostler.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss best practices to ensure a safe learning environment while addressing the concerns about the school-to-prison pipeline.  The event was spurred, in part, in response to the recent viral video incident at Rolesville High School involving a School Resource Officer who was breaking up a fight between multiple students that took place on campus before the start of the school day.  The public is invited to attend the meeting which will take place at the Rolesville Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville, NC.


Magnet Application Results to be Announced on Thursday, February 16th. Wake County will be notifying parents by email of magnet application results on Thursday.  The notifications will go out in batches of 3,000, starting at 8 am and continuing throughout the day so as not to crash their computer system.


The high school course registration process has begun for the 2017-18 school year.  While this is par for the course (no pun intended) for current high school students, parents of rising 9th graders should be on the lookout for information from their middle school guidance counselors about course offerings, registration methods and deadlines for their particular school.  Parents should already have received notification of their student’s base high school assignment.  Early transfer application runs from February 22 – 28th for parents considering a transfer to a different school, and there are strict guidelines for eligibility that can be found on the WCPSS website at www.wcpss.net.



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