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Video of Apex High School student tearing down Black Lives Matter mural goes viral  WTVD-TV

A video of an Apex student tearing down a Black Lives Matter mural at his high school is going viral on Twitter and now that student has been suspended.



Apex High School teacher suspended after video appears to show him choking student  WTVD-TV

An Apex High School teacher has been suspended after a video appeared to show him choking a student.



Apex High School teacher resigns after video appears to show him choking student  WTVD-TV

An Apex High School teacher has resigned after a video appeared to show him choking a student.



Apex High School senior jumps in Junior Olympics  WTVD-TV

The Triangle was well represented as the American Association of Athletics Federation held its third Junior Olympics last month in Buenos Aires.



Parade makes homecoming real for new Apex high school  The News & Observer

Students at Apex Friendship High have been waiting for a week like this. They're preparing for their first homecoming, which includes a parade Friday evening ...



A student's Black Lives Matter mural was torn down. Her tweet of frustration struck a chord.  The Herald-Sun

For Gracie Staser's art project, the sophomore created a mural Monday with a Black Lives Matter theme, only to have it torn down from a main hallway wall at ...



Airline strike leaves Wake County high school students stranded in Europe  WRAL.com

Chaperones are working to get members of the Tri-High Chorus chorus back to the United States after an airline strike left them stranded in Europe.



Third case of whooping cough confirmed at Apex High School  WTVD-TV

A third case of whooping cough has been reported at Apex High School, according to Wake County Human Services. Stay on top of breaking news stories with ...



The message of an Apex High School student's Black Lives Matter mural reaches thousands on Twitter  News & Observer

Gracie Staser, 15, shares her story on Friday, May 11, 2018, about a recent viral tweet of her Black Lives Matter mural that was torn down by a fellow student at ...



Apex neighbors fight plan for convenience store near new high school  The News & Observer

People who live near Green Level High School in Apex oppose a proposed Eagles convenience store with 12 gas pumps. But the town council says its hands ...



Sanderson shuts out Apex in convincing 56-0 win  HighSchoolOT

Sanderson scored quick and never gave up a single point as it defeated Apex 56-0.



Apex hires former player to take over football program  HighSchoolOT

Britt Morton, a graduate of Apex and former football player, will take over the Cougars' football program.



Third case of highly contagious whooping cough reported at Apex High School  The News & Observer

Another case of highly contagious pertussis, or whooping cough, was reported at Apex High School on Monday, according to Wake County school system ...



Meet the six coaches and athletes named to the Apex High sports hall of fame  The News & Observer

The Apex High School/Apex Consolidated High School Sports Hall of Fame added six names in 2017, the second year of the hall of fame and the first since ...



Sneak peak of new campus housing Apex High School students  WTVD-TV

Apex High students have a new home while their campus on Laura Duncan Road is being renovated.



Apex teens return after being stuck in Europe following airline strike  CBS17.com

After being held up in Europe a little longer than expected, the chorus group is returning from a spring-break trip with their chorus group.



Apex's Cooper named NCHSAA Coach of the Year  HighSchoolOT

Roy Cooper has coached track and cross country at Apex High School since 1984. He is the male coach of the year for the 2017-2018 school year.



Apex High School’s renovated building will stand four stories tall, feature a parking deck  News & Observer

The Apex Town Council unanimously approved a site plan Tuesday for Apex High School renovations, a design that will transform the campus with a building at ...



Hand-held device helps keep young athletes safe from heat  CBS17.com

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association uses it to determine if it's safe to practice and play.



Picture U.S. 64 in Cary and Apex as part freeway, part 'superstreet'  The News & Observer

To improve the flow of traffic on U.S. 64 in Cary and Apex, the N.C. Department of Transportation has come up with three options that each involve widening the ...



Students, alumni paint parting messages in the halls of Apex High  News & Observer

Educators would never encourage students to deface a public building for the sake of artistic expression. But leaders at Apex High School did just that. For good ...



Apex high school student struck by car while in crosswalk  WRAL.com

An Apex high school student was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday morning while walking to school, authorities said.



Apex school resource officer will follow students to temporary location  News & Observer

Apex High School students will relocoate to the new Green Level High School building in Cary for two years starting this fall.



Wake has tweaked its new student assignment plan. See who are the winners and losers.  The News & Observer

Wake County student assignment staff made a few changes in the second draft of the 2019-20 student assignment plan. But staff say they couldn't make several ...



Former Enloe High principal Lloyd Gardner named Wake County schools' chief of staff  The News & Observer

Lloyd Gardner has been promoted to chief of staff of the Wake County school system. Gardner will be paid $167500 for a job that includes coordinating the ...



2 arrested in Apex BB gun shootings  News & Observer

Apex police arrested two for shooting at members of the Apex High cross country team with a BB gun.



Apex teen's death described as 'freak accident'  WRAL.com

Ozzie Vargas, 17, was killed Saturday when he fell 47 feet from a zip line at Camp Oak Hill, which is located north of Oxford, authorities said.



First Apex High/Apex Consolidated Sports Hall of Fame class to be inducted  News & Observer

Apex gets to share its storied athletic success in a new way as it inducts 12 members to the inaugural Apex High/Apex Consolidated Sports Hall of Fame class at ...



Apex High School Academy of Information Technology evaluated  News & Observer

A Wake County school board committee will discuss Monday school technology, school crime, selection of classroom materials and an evaluation of Apex High ...



Apex High School fight explodes on Twitter  WTVD-TV

Video showing a male student knocking out another on Apex High School's campus is taking off on Twitter, less than 24 hours after the fight happened.



Apex High School evacuated after science experiment goes wrong  WTVD-TV

Apex High School has been evacuated. Students tell ABC11 there was a fire in a chemistry lab after an experiment didn't go as planned.



Apex High could be torn down, rebuilt  News & Observer

A Wake County schools proposal to do more thorough renovations on Apex High School could delay the opening of the new Green Level High School in Cary ...



Green Level: A look at Wake County's next new high school  HighSchoolOT

The next new high school in Wake County will open just down the street from Green Hope High School and Panther Creek High School.



Holly Springs comes from behind to beat Apex in fourth quarter  HighSchoolOT

Holly Springs' boys basketball team, the No. 3 seed in the South Wake Athletic Conference tournament, upset second-seeded Apex in the semifinals on ...



Police: 17-year-old used Twitter to threaten to shoot up Apex High School  WTVD-TV

Police say 17-year-old Brady Whitaker, a former Apex High School student, made the threat on Twitter saying, "Boutta shootup Apex High."



Students plan Wednesday walkout at Wake County schools  WTVD-TV

Wednesday marks one month since the shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17.



Local National Charity League Class Graduates with 5000+ Hours Donated  CaryCitizen

Cary, NC – The Carolina Lily chapter of the National Charity League graduated their 2018 class in late April, sending off a group of local students who have ...



Wake County changes start times at four schools but drops North Forest Pines  News & Observer

Four Wake County schools will see new start times this fall, but families at North Forest Pines Elementary successfully fought another attempt to change the ...



New Apex Friendship High opens Monday, bringing 3 schools together  News & Observer

Rick Gardner and his daughter Sarah came to the first open house for Apex Friendship High School. About a week later, they returned to the school – for a ...



Former Apex star Ian Boyd hits third game-winner in a week  HighSchoolOT

Ian Boyd, an Apex graduate and sophomore at George Mason, hit his third game-winning shot in a week last night.



Wake County school board buys land for new high school in Apex  News & Observer

The Wake County school board agreed Tuesday to buy land for a future high school in White Oak township in Apex. The district will pay $4.3 million for 66.48 ...



North Carolina teachers are now averaging more than $50,000 a year  The Herald-Sun

The average salary for a North Carolina teacher has increased to more than $50,000 a year for the first time. Recently released figures from the state Department ...



High school teacher finds ‘Sweet’ life with in-home bakery  News & Observer

Amy Gage teaches English at Apex High School and spends her evenings baking goodies for area establishments, teachers and home deliveries.



See how your child’s high school compares with other North Carolina schools on the SAT  The Herald-Sun

The SAT results for every North Carolina public high school and school district from this past school year were posted Friday by the state Department of Public ...



Cary teenager charged with armed robbery of two other teens  WTVD-TV

A Cary teenager is behind bars accused of robbing two other teens at gunpoint.



Do new 'open design' schools leave students exposed to risk?  WRAL.com

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter, and Randall Kerr, senior producer, WRAL Investigates. Following mass shootings across the country, school systems ...



Wake County NC to Issue $151 Million Bond for Educational Facilities  MuniNet Guide

Wake County, NC is issuing $151 million in limited obligation bonds for the purposes of constructing and equipping new schools and renovating existing ...



Bobby Guthrie named lifetime achievement award winner at HSOT Honors  HighSchoolOT

Bobby Guthrie spent his entire professional career in education and athletics, much of it dedicated to interscholastic athletics.



Researchers say high schools should start later, but Wake sticks with early schedule  News & Observer

Wake County is increasingly going in the other direction at a time when some school systems are starting high schools later and elementary schools earlier to ...



'We deserve a safe place to learn.' After school walkouts, students gather in Raleigh.  News & Observer

Thousands of students around the country walked out of school on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre to call for tougher gun control ...



Robbery suspects captured near Apex High School  WTVD-TV

There was heavy police activity near Apex High School Tuesday afternoon after officials said someone was robbed at gunpoint while at a gas station.



Apex High School senior makes history  WRAL.com

Justin Perkins has been playing the tuba since he was in the fourth grade, and now the young man is the first African-American drum major in the Apex High ...



Apex High senior youngest to present on TEDxRaleigh stage  News & Observer

What began as Dhvani Bhatia's college admissions essay turned into a TED talk – a story-driven lecture on big ideas – all because the teen said “yes” to ...



High court ruling could mean new sentencing hearing in bizarre 2008 Apex murder case  News & Observer

Ryan Patrick Hare was three days shy of his 18th birthday on Nov. 30, 2008, when he led three other teens through a bizarre murder plot that left an Apex High ...



Apex says goodbye to its ‘Cougar Den’ in the coming days  News & Observer

In all likelihood, Monday's Southwest Wake Athletic Conference tournament opener may be the last time the Apex boys basketball team plays a contest in what ...



Richard Young named athletic director at South Garner  HighSchoolOT

Richard Young will be the first athletic director at South Garner High School when the school opens in the fall.



Apex, Wake County schools negotiate Apex Friendship Middle site plan  News & Observer

The Town Council approved Wake County Public Schools' site plan for Apex Friendship Middle School Tuesday, but only after the school system compromised ...



Wake County may reallocate money from new schools to renovations  News & Observer

Wake County school facilities staff say that three fewer new elementary schools need to be built after 2020, which would allow the money to be spent instead on ...



This police officer is busting stereotypes and recruiting minorities  The News & Observer

Jacques Gilbert, a captain with the Apex Police Department, runs Blue Lights College.



Teacher pay has improved on average, but not across the board  News & Observer

“NC teachers' salaries now averaging more than $50,000 a year” (Mar. 5) touts that teacher annual salaries in NC now average more than $50,000. Will this ...



Apex girls outlast Cary in double-overtime thriller  HighSchoolOT

Apex defeated Cary, 49-42, Friday night in double overtime to extend its winning streak to seven games.



Durham girl dies at Northwestern University  WRAL.com

A Durham native died over the weekend at Northwestern University, according to a letter sent to students.



High School Activists Keep Leading the Fight Against School Shootings as a Teen-Driven Comedy Fundraiser for Parkland Bubbles Up in Raleigh  The Independent Weekly

When the Parkland school shooting happened in Florida, Jonathan Beyer, a sixteen-year-old sophomore at Apex High School, struggled to make sense of his ...



Apex High student dies after drug party  WRAL.com

The Wake County District Attorney is considering additional charges against an Apex teenager who allegedly sold the drugs that killed a friend.



Graduation and Sunday morning worship won’t clash in Wake this year  The News & Observer

A group of local pastors complained to the Wake County Board of Education last year that Sunday morning high school graduation ceremonies forced some ...



Holmes kicks Mustangs past Fuquay-Varina  HighSchoolOT

The Middle Creek Mustangs ran their winning streak to 11 games over the Fuquay-Varina Bengals, 23-18 on Friday night.



Time change means Wake students start class before sunrise  WRAL.com

The Triangle awoke to a winter reminder Sunday with a dusting of snow but Wake County high school students, faculty and staff will see another reminder of ...



Parents upset as Wake Schools proposes bell changes  WTVD-TV

If Wake County Public Schools changes the bell schedule to his children's elementary school, North Forest Pines, the queue of parents waiting to pick up their ...



How many Durham teachers must take a personal day before schools are forced to close?  The News & Observer

Durham Public Schools will consider closing schools May 16 if too many teachers take a personal day to travel to Raleigh to advocate for teachers and public ...



Apex high school punishes student for Snapchat racism  Daily Mail

A student in Apex, North Carolina posted a photo of the school's step team captioned: 'Plantation owner watches his former slaves rejoice and celebrate their ...



Apex proposal for paid parental leave stalls after failing to win council support  News & Observer

A proposal to provide paid parental leave to Apex town employees stalled Tuesday after council members couldn't come to a consensus or compromise on the ...



Apex BB gun shooting suspects appear in court  WTVD-TV

The Apex Police Department said the suspects wanted for three separate BB gun shootings have been taken into custody.



Cary Girl Scouts Earns Award for Athletics Project  CaryCitizen

Cary, NC – A growing concern for young people is a lack of athletic options in school and in their extracurricular lives. But a project created by a local Girl Scout ...



Apex pastors – one white, one black – seek to build bonds between their churches  News & Observer

The pastors of Peak United Methodist Church and St. Mary AME Church connected after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. But they wanted to ...



Wake County school board to vote on $1.5 billion budget proposal  News & Observer

Expect a lot of comments from Wake County school board members on Tuesday about why they feel a request for a $35.7 million increase in funding from the ...



Apex wins 4-A state championship behind star performances  HighSchoolOT

Ian Boyd scored 25 points and T.J. Evans added 22 as the Cougars won their first state championship title in program history.



Looking ahead to Western Wake County growth, changes  News & Observer

As western Wake County's towns transform into an increasingly cohesive and urban metropolitan area, they're all confronting inevitable strains on roads, ...



Apex, Wake County going head-to-head over new middle school  News & Observer

The Apex Town Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to hear the Wake County school system's request that it not be required to construct two turn lanes ...



Apex hires Robert Graham as head football coach  News & Observer

Robert Graham is Apex's next football coach, the school announced Thursday. Graham is a career and technical education teacher at the school who played ...



Panther Creek sweeps Bojangles Apex Lions Relays  HighSchoolOT

Panther Creek swept the competition Saturday to claim the boys and girls titles in the 2017 Bojangles Apex Lions Relays at Apex High School.



Wake County school board approves $1.98 billion building program  News & Observer

The Wake County school board approved Tuesday a $1.98 billion school construction program that would build 14 new schools, renovate 11 schools and cover ...



New schools, reassignment a hot topic at WCPSS meeting  CBS17.com

About 50 people attended a meeting Wednesday night to give feedback on the first draft the student reassignment plan for the 2019-2020 school year.



Dean Smith gave Apex coach David Neal a chance, taught many lessons  HighSchoolOT

Apex basketball coach David Neal earned an unlikely seat on the Carolina bench under Dean Smith, and it forever changed him as a coach and a person.



Diversity programs at UNC campuses are coming under fire  The Herald-Sun

A study documents diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity programs across the UNC system campuses. The study is now under review by a group of the UNC ...



Teachers Rally Includes Plea for School Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors  North Carolina Health News

Teachers at Wednesday's event told of their necessity for nurses, social workers and psychologists in order to do their jobs.



Wake County school board approves 2018-19 calendars for students  News & Observer

Newly approved 2018-19 Wake County school calendars make the Tuesday before Thanksgiving an early release day for students and discontinue the ...



How Republicans have reshaped education in North Carolina  The Herald-Sun

Republican lawmakers have made fundamental changes to the way K-12 education is provided in North Carolina since taking control of the legislature in 2011.



What to Watch on Friday: Apex grad on ‘Million Dollar Matchmaker’  News & Observer

Justin Jedlica, who grew up in Cary and graduated from Apex High, looks for love on the debut of WeTV's “Million Dollar Matchmaker.”



Apex Costco to open in March  News & Observer

The Costco in Apex will open March 16, the retail giant has announced.



2 charged in connection to Apex BB gun shooting  WRAL.com

Police charged two people with shooting students on the Apex high school track team with a BB gun.



Apex teen's 'Prom-posal' goes viral  WTVD-TV

A North Apex High School student got a huge surprise when her boyfriend asked her to prom in a unique way. Now, news of his prom-posal is going viral.



Wake County honors Class of 2017 high school valedictorians  News & Observer

The Wake County school board recognized the 25 high school valedictorians in the Class of 2017, which will be the next-to-last group of seniors that will get that ...



Wake County school board recognizes Spotlight on Students winners  News & Observer

The Wake County school board will recognize 48 students as Spotlight on Students award recipients on Tuesday.



Green Level High underway in west Cary  News & Observer

Bill Fletcher, who represents Cary on the Wake County school board, grabs a shovel to begin digging at a site on Roberts Road in Cary where the school system ...



Cary Native and Author Going on Local Book Tour  CaryCitizen

Cary, NC – Scott Reintgen describes himself as Cary-oriented, learning to love writing in Cary schools and teaching that same love to local students. Now, with ...



An Apex teen dies of an overdose of synthetic LSD  The Independent Weekly

Here is the friend. Arms cradling the boy he has known since fifth grade. The boy, 17, is on the ground, foaming at the mouth. Moaning, twitching, tongue ...



Patriot League Announces Swimming & Diving Weekly Awards (10.9.2018)  Patriot League Official Athletic Site

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Navy men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened the 2018-2019 season in strong fashion, by defeating Connecticut ...



Elaborate murder plot led to Apex teen's death  WRAL.com

When a first attempt to kill Matthew Silliman failed, friends convinced him they were faking his death because his life was in danger, a witness testified Tuesday ...



Charter schools in NC: Performance  The Charlotte Observer

Charter schools are booming in North Carolina. They were created with the goal of improved student learning, but a group of researchers found charter schools' ...



Wake County schools will send students home early Friday  News & Observer

Friday is the first of the Wake County school system's six early release days in which all students will be sent home 2 1/2 hours early. Schools will use the ...



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