Recently, I was called by a parent about her child and how he failed the NC end of grade tests. The child was devastated, and to make matters worse, he had to take it again! For many in this position, it is easy to see how the retake seems like a punishment to the child, not to mention hopeless. The child unfortunately failed the retake as well. He has ADHD and he has struggled with standardized testing since he was able to take the tests.
To make matters worse, the child was told he… Continue
Added by Success4School, Jill Cassone on June 4, 2012 at 3:14am —
In 2010, more than 49 children died while alone in vehicles. According to Kelly Ransdell of Safe Kids North Carolina
, many parents don’t realize that kids can die of hyperthermia if left alone in vehicles when temperatures outside are as low as 70 degrees. In an effort to increase awareness of the dangers of vehicular hyperthermia,
Safe Kids… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on May 27, 2011 at 3:00pm —
BounceU of Apex, a full-service inflatable entertainment center owned by Tony Chang at 3419 Apex Peakway in… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on May 25, 2011 at 7:00am —
(Raleigh, N.C.) North Raleigh icon Margaux’s Restaurant is hosting a special holiday event for diners who want to celebrate with family and friends in style with its 19th Annual Easter Luncheon April 24 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
An incredible three-course Prix Fixe menu features an exploration of amazing flavor combinations for just $29.95 per person, with a kids menu available for only $10.95.
“It’s rewarding to see all the families with relatives in from out-of-town come relax… Continue
Added by David Menzies on April 14, 2011 at 1:10pm —
National Geographic explorer Helen Thayer, is returning to the Museum of Life and Science
on Sunday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. to share stories and photographs from her latest journey: “Walking Africa…Exploration of Africa’s Cultures and Wildlife.” Helen and her husband, Bill, walked 7,000 miles across Africa's Sahara Desert, the Atlas Mountains and the vast Serengeti plains, while living with the Maasai,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 23, 2010 at 10:04am —
What: A Celebration of North Carolina Arts
When: SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 10 AM–10:30 PM and SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 10 AM–5 PM
Experience the spectacular new gallery building
, and join us in celebrating North Carolina’s rich array of arts and culture. Musicians, artists, dancers, and craftspeople will create unforgettable festivities, including performances, lectures, hands-on…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 23, 2010 at 10:00am —
Just in from the N.C. Museum of History:
“I tell everyone and anyone who will listen about your fabulous camps!” — parent of 2009 camp participant
It’s one thing to read about history, but it’s quite another to experience it. Summer campers can do just that at the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on March 28, 2010 at 11:00am —
Just in from the Museum of Life and Science:
(JANUARY 6, 2009 - DURHAM - NC) Yona the abandoned bear will get a new home at the Museum of Life and Science this month. Currently she is in the care of Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) in Tennessee, an organization that rehabilitates orphaned and injured bears for release to the wild. Yona will begin her journey to the Museum on January 15, weather permitting, and will remain in quarantine for… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 7, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Just in from the Museum of Life and Science:
(JANUARY 7, 2009 – DURHAM) Visitors to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham witnessed a remarkable view yesterday. “It was breath taking to watch the bears on ice,” commented a visitor. Despite the winter freeze, the bears seem to be “bearing” the cold. Greg Dodge, a museum ranger captured images of the bears exploring their frozen… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 7, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Just in from the museum's press office: “We are grateful for the community’s response to this year’s Santa Train fundraiser. Tickets are sold out,” said Laura Hayden, Santa Train organizer and the director of the annual fund. Tickets went on-sale to Museum members on November 16, and to the public yesterday. Nearly 8000 tickets were sold out by 9:30 this morning.
“Last year we sold out in two weeks. That’s why we added more trains this year, totaling 400 more seats for the event. We… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on November 19, 2009 at 1:49pm —
In conjunction with PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" (November 11 – December 20, 2009), the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill will present "The Illustrated World of Charles Dickens" (November 4 – December 6, 2009), a selection of original drawings, illustrations, and prints that illuminate the early Victorian world and literary culture of Dickens’ England.
Drawn entirely from the Museum’s permanent collection, the installation… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on November 1, 2009 at 8:00am —
I wanted to share our Sports TRACKer Kurt Dusterberg's upcoming book signing at All Booked Up in Apex with all of you. I highly recommend his book, "Journeymen: 24 Bittersweet Tales of Short Major League Sports Careers"
for the sports fans on your holiday shopping list. Check out the details on our calendar posting of this event… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) of Wake County will sponsor its biannual Super Saturday event Nov. 7 at N.C. State University’s Talley Student Center. The event consists of courses covering a variety of academic subjects, which are offered in the morning from 10 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Many students participate in both sessions, while others attend whichever session fits into their… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
This weekend, the NC Museum of History anticipates that the 100,000th visitor will enter the popular exhibit Knights of the Black Flag
at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The exhibit opened March 6, 2009, and will run through Jan. 3, 2010.
Museum staff members (and a pirate!) will recognize some lucky visitor, who will receive a bounty of prizes.
When: Saturday, Oct. 10, between 1 and 2 p.m.
Where: The… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 9, 2009 at 2:59pm —
The N.C. Museum of History will present a "Government Matters! Education Forum" for middle and high schoolers Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Here are the details we received from the museum:
Should your town enforce curfews for teenagers? Do you want more green space in your neighborhood? Five representatives from towns in Wake County will discuss these and other issues during the 2009 Education Forum, part of the program Government Matters! for middle- and high-school students, at the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 3, 2009 at 6:00am —
From a museum press statement:
Some of Hollywood’s finest are visiting the Museum of Life and Science on Saturday, September 12 to share with visitors the science behind the movie making industry. “This is the only event of its kind in North Carolina,” says Shawntel Landavazo, event organizer and Museum employee.
The event features a variety of high-profile companies and individuals that have worked behind the scenes in the film… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 4, 2009 at 11:30am —
From the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: Hey waiter. Where can I go to guarantee a fly in my soup? BugFest 2009 of course! The biggest bug-centric festival in the country ― only at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh, Saturday, September 12, 9am–9pm. FREE.
This year’s event features Lepidopterans, the order of insects that includes more than 180,000 species of moths and butterflies. Special… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 4, 2009 at 6:00am —
On Monday, September 7, the existing North Carolina Museum of Art
building will temporarily close through April 2010, as the museum's staff begins moving nearly 800 works of art into the new galleries and renovations to the existing lobby commence. For the safety of visitors and protection of the collection, the building cannot remain open during these critical operations. The 164-acre Museum Park will remain open during regular… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 1, 2009 at 6:00am —
"Wizards of Waverly Place" fans only have to wait a few more days for the release of the series' movie this Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. on the Disney Channel. Watch the trailer here
, and don't forget to set your digital recorders!
Image credit:… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2009 at 11:35am —
A beautiful song by the Christian rock band Point of Grace
titled "King of the World"
has direct ties to a new children's book titled… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2009 at 5:30am —