Boy Scout Troop 316 of Apex honored outgoing Scoutmaster Brandon Smith and welcomed a new scoutmaster, Dwight Jones, to lead the troop's 90-plus scouts during the troop's Summer Court of Honor Aug. 27. Smith, who joined Troop 316 in 2005, began serving as Scoutmaster in 2007 and helped triple Troop 316's size during his four years as its leader.…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on October 3, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments
Hello TRACKS members, or shall I say farewell?
This will be my last blog post as owner and editor of Triangle TRACKS. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time managing this social network for all of you, and getting to know many of you in person or online. It brought me great joy to host contests and spread the word about so many wonderful resources and events for Triangle kids, but my favorite Triangle TRACKS memory was when …Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on July 31, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Congratulations to Cherie Sheppard, winner of four tickets to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2". Cherie will be able to take her family to see the final Harry Potter movie in 3D at Wells Fargo IMAX Theater in Raleigh at a showing of her choosing. Cherie earned a…Continue
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Harry Potter mania is ramping up, and next week, when "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" premieres, you can watch the show front and center in 3D at Wells Fargo IMAX Theater in Raleigh -…Continue
Triangle TRACKS received this email about local parents' attempt to change an Apex law that prohibits children from playing in cul-de-sacs and neighborhood streets.
Let Parents Decide – Let Kids Play!
Thanks to the 100+ people that showed up at the May 17th Council meeting, we made progress, BUT...
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North Carolina Zoo officials are deeply saddened to announce that the baby gorilla expected to be born this summer has been lost to a stillbirth.
Keepers at the Forest Glade Gorilla Exhibit arrived around 7 a.m. Thursday to find that female gorilla Jamani had given birth overnight. But according to General Curator Ken Reininger, “they were heartbroken to discover” that the baby had apparently been stillborn.
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Frozen fruit, popsicles and ice blocks! Check out these photos of the Museum of Life and Science's black bears. …Continue
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Participate in the Duke University Child Learning Lab study with your child: "How Do Children Learn & Grow?" The Child Learning Lab is interested in how children's own actions help them learn and think about the world.…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Wake County Public School System Superintendent Tony Tata has extended the online simulation of the proposed Community-Based Choice Plan, also known as the Blue Plan, until midnight on June 24.
The school system is also holding a number of community outreach events on Sunday, June 19 and Monday June 20 to help increase participation in the simulation.…Continue
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Two items pertaining to Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students are in discussions right now on Capitol Hill.
A. The Talent Act. Purpose: to aid gifted and high-ability learners by empowering the nation's teachers act.
B. Continuation of funding of the Javitz Act. The Javits Gifted & Talented Students Education program has been de-funded for 2011 as part of…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 9, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
WCPSS Superintendent Tony Tata has announced the addition of middle and high school options to the online student assignment proposals website. Parents can now see a sample list for middle and high school options that could be used in a new student assignment plan starting with the 2012-13 school year. The middle and high school options are available for the two leading assignment proposals: The Community-based Choice model, known as the Blue Plan, and the Base Schools Achievement Plan,…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 3, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments
The flip side of this coin is…Continue
Toys here. Games there. Fun everywhere. With activities and amusements galore, Family Day: Toys and Games at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will have something for everyone — for free! Yes, it won’t cost a penny to enjoy toys and games from North Carolina’s past. All the fun takes place on Saturday,…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on May 31, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Congratulations to Carly Nickerson, winner of Triangle TRACKS' annual membership drive! Her invitations resulted in the highest number of new members. Carly has won the following first place prizes:
Local theaters have announced free and cheap summer movie programs. Here's our most updated list:…
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