Pre-K to 12


Atkins High School Takes Third in State: Coaches Rival on the Sidelines

By Staff The Atkins High School Chess Team of Winston-Salem, coached by teacher Scott Plaster, recently clinched the third place trophy in the K12 state championship tournament February 13-15, 2015 in Charlotte. This article tells the deeper story of Plaster’s duel with rival coach (yet friend) Johnny Williams of Northern […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 3 comments · Education, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
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Semantics, Politics & Science – No Easy Solutions for Hanes/Lowrance

by Carissa Joines   Elected officials with direct influence over the current matter with the Hanes/Lowrance campus have met this week to make determinations about how to best address the issues – from the viewpoints of both science and public perception.   On Tuesday, the full school board met in […]

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WFU Provost Rogan Kersh to Speak at Summit School

By Staff Rogan Kersh, provost and professor at Wake Forest University, will speak at Summit School on February 2 at 7 p.m. Kersh is speaking on the topic of “ethics and integrity among young people today” as part of Summit School’s Inspiring Learning series. All Inspiring Learning speaking events are […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Pre-K to 12
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Triad Academy Receives $50,000 Grant from the Mebane Foundation for Teacher Training & Summer Camp

By Staff   Through a generous gift from the Mebane Foundation, Triad Academy at Summit School will provide Orton-Gillingham training to 10 public school teachers and scholarships for 20 public school students to receive one-on-one Orton-Gillingham instruction at a five-week summer camp. Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory approach to learning for […]

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WS/FCS to hold Annual Magnet Fair on Saturday

By Staff On Saturday the WS/FC School System will hold their annual Magnet Fair for students and parents who are interested in some of the choices they have heading into middle school. The school system’s magnet programs offer abundant choices for rich and diverse learning experiences. Students can focus on […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Pre-K to 12
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School Board to Hold Special Event to Tour Schools in Serious Need of Facilities Rehab

By Staff   The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has announced that they will hold a special called meeting at 4pm on Jan. 7 at Konnoak Elementary School. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss immediate facility needs. Board members will have a chance to tour Konnoak, which […]


Application Deadline Approaches for U.S. High School Students Seeking YES Abroad Scholarships

By Staff   The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship program is January 7, 2015. The program provides full scholarships to American high school students to experience overseas communities and cultures, preparing students to collaborate on today’s global challenges such as human rights, […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Pre-K to 12
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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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Glenn High School Students are Forensic Scientists for a Day

By Kim Underwood W-S/Forsyth County Schools   At Glenn High School, biology students donned protective aprons and eye guards and became forensic scientists for a day. Using DNA fingerprinting, they determined which one of two suspects had been at the scene of a crime. This adventure in science was brought […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
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Winston-Salem Foundation Grant helps Students with Disabilities Enhance Literacy Skills

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   Thanks to a grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation, students with disabilities will have access to literacy kits that include assistive technology and other materials designed to help them enhance their reading and writing skills. The $14,710 grant is one of four totaling more […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Elementary Schools, Pre-K to 12