The WAKE Up and Read campaign was launched in 2012 to address one of the most critical junctures to lifelong success, reading on grade-level by 3rd grade. This unique community collaboration includes education, civic, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Wake County, all working together to help every child develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond. Our shared goal is to ensure that more children from low-income families have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners. Working together, we can build stronger students and a stronger community. To learn more, visit www.wakeupandread.org.
Early Release due to inclement weather is at 11:15. Please see the WCPSS website for further details.
Using the link below, you will be able to get an overview of rigorous math opportunities in the Wake County Public School System that includes:
Due to overcrowding, we are making changes to Art club times.
Tracks 1 & 3 Meet Thursday, February 6 and then Every Other Week
Tracks 2 & 4 Meet Thursday, February 13 and then Every Other Week
See the Art Club Website for further details.
Monday, February 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (for WCPSS employees),and 6:30-8:00 (for the general public) is the final Superintendent's Direct Line public meeting. This is an opportunity for the teachers/staff and parents to meet with Dr. Merrill. This meeting will be held at Green Hope High School in the auditorium. Dr. Merrill has reserved the first hour-and-a-half is specifically for teachers and other WCPSS employees.
The last hour-and-a-half is open to parents and the public. Interested speakers may begin signing up on-site at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Merrill welcomes the opportunity to hear what’s on the minds of Wake’s citizens. “I encourage everyone who cares about Wake schools to join us. This is a time to listen and let our community do the talking.”
All 8th grade parents are invited to our Parent Night to receive general high school information. This will include graduation requirements, course registration and timeline of the registering process. This will be a "parents only" meeting as we will go over the same material with the students in the classroom.
When: Thursday Feb. 13
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Lufkin Road Middle School
Attention NJHS Members- there will be a NJHS meeting Wednesday, February 12th from 2:30-3:00pm in Room 523.
Before the month of January slips away, I would like to take a few minutes to thank all the Lufkin parents, students, and staff who supported our 2013 Snowflake Tree Project this year. Once again many of you came through to help 40 Lufkin Students have a happier Holiday Season with your generosity and kindness. Please know your efforts do not go by unnoticed, as this Annual Lufkin Tradition would not be successful without your help. Lufkin is very fortunate to have such a wonderful community of caring individuals and it has been an honor to have worked in this school for so many years. I also want to give a special “thank you” to Sheryl Boone, 7/4 Science Teacher, who has assisted me with this project these past few years. Sheryl has been a dedicated partner with this important project, and without her help, the Snowflake Project would not have reached as many children as it has over the years.
Thank you very much to all of you,
Lufkin School Social Worker