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Atkins High Receives $25,000 from State Farm Safe-Driver Campaign

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   Thanks to a State Farm safe-driving campaign, Atkins Academic & Technology High School has $25,000 to spend on technology and safe-driving programs. Principal Joe Childers made the announcement to students this afternoon at a special assembly at which teacher Tonja Canady drew back […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
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Rockets to the Rescue – It was all Associated with the 4-H National Youth Science Day

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   By the end of their field trip on Wednesday, students from Kennedy, Hanes, Wiley, Paisley and Brunson had built rockets to bring supplies to people stranded on an island, hobnobbed with engineers and learned about what goes into designing and testing airplane seats. […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
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Public Art Highlight – Tactile Wall at Industries for the Blind

By Margaret Seay The Pfefferkorn Playground at Tracy’s Little Red School House, a part of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, has a new feature, a mosaic wall assembled by local artist Betti Pettinati-Longinotti and her team of assistants and volunteers. Through her work, Pettinati-Longinotti hopes to inspire the blind, visually […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features

SciWorks- Math + Money = FUN in MONEYVILLE!

By Staff   Students and other visitors will find out about money, math and more when they explore the vibrant city of Moneyville, SciWorks’ new traveling exhibit. With highly-interactive activities, games and simulations, children — and adults — can build essential problem-solving skills and learn priceless lessons in money management. […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
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Local Grad Applies Youth Leadership Skills as Freshman in the United States Naval Academy

By Staff   Timothy Smith, a graduate of Summit School and Calvary Baptist Day School high school, is excelling during his fall semester as a freshman (called a plebe) at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Smith recently said the leadership skills honed in Winston-Salem are serving him […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, Features

SciWorks Hosts Butterfly Festival and Monarch Butterfly Mass Release

By Staff   The NC State Park system has declared 2014 the “Year of the Lepidoptera,” so SciWorks is celebrating all things butterfly with two special events. On Saturday, September 20, SciWorks will host a Butterfly Festival from 11:00am until 4:00pm Visitors of all ages will enjoy special activities including […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, Just For kids
Star Gazing at SciWorks This Saturday

Star Gazing at SciWorks This Saturday

By Staff   On Saturday, September 6, the Forsyth Astronomical Society and SciWorks Planetarium will offer a free Star Gazing Event in the SciWorks parking lot from 8:00-10:00pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to view the moon, several deep-sky objects, and the autumn constellations. Participants may arrive and depart […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, Just For kids
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Edward F. “Teacup” Hanes Leaves Us at Age 83

Edward F. Hanes Sr., known by close friends as “Teacup”, was born in Boston Cottage in Winston-Salem on May 2nd, 1931. He was the fourth son of O. Frank Hanes Sr. and Evelyn Jeffreys Hanes. Except for time away in various schools, he spent his entire life in Winston-Salem. He […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, Features, Middle Schools, Pre-K to 12
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NC GOP Voucher Program Ruled Unconstitutional by Superior Court Judge

By Staff “The General Assembly fails the students of North Carolina when they are sent with public, tax-payer money to private schools that have no obligation to teach them anything. – Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood In a strongly worded decision from the bench Thursday morning, Superior Court Judge Robert […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 2 comments · Education, Features, Pre-K to 12
3rd Shift – Art Pope’s Jihad Against Public Education & Educators

3rd Shift – Art Pope’s Jihad Against Public Education & Educators

By Chad Nance “The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.” – President Gerald Ford An American city burns after another unarmed young black man […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Education, Features