JYJ Counselor News

September 2017

Welcome Back

We are off to another exciting school year! This year is extra special since it is your child’s last year at JYJ and elementary school. I know that it may seem a little early to discuss middle school but I like to keep parents very much informed about the transition to middle school.


Throughout the year I will be sending out information regarding the next step (middle school). It is certainly NOT too early to begin thinking about middle school options. Last year we had students assigned to attend 23 different middle schools (there are lots of choices here)!


Here's a list of WCPSS magnet schools. If you are planning on continuing at a WCPSS magnet middle school, I highly encourage you to visit any school(s) that you are interested in. Below is the latest info I have on open house info, application info and application dates. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Baby Pictures Needed

Please send in a baby picture of your child to be included in the 5th grade slide show. Please email pictures to jyj5thpics@gmail.com or if you have a hard copy, I will scan and return the picture back to you (please write your child's name on the back of the picture).


If you have group pictures from school events throughout the years from class events, field trips, Spanish dancing, etc please send those in as well.

What are my middle school options?

Not sure of your middle school options? Click here to access the address lookup finder to see which middle school(s) are assigned to your location.

WCPSS Magnet Schools Fair

Saturday, Nov. 4th, 9am-12pm

2600 Rock Quarry Road

Raleigh, NC

Held at Southeast Raleigh High School for all families interested in exploring magnet schools.
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Wake Leadership Academy (early application dates)

Both the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy & Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy require an Early College application (the dates are different than the magnet application period). The dates to apply are October 8th - December 9th.


Tour dates TBA

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Magnet application acceptance period

For Leadership Academies
Date:
October 7th - December 16th

All other magnet choices
Date:
January 10th to January 31st 2018
Available online only at www.wcpss.net

Notification period will be February 19, 2018.
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Magnet Theme Parent Information Sessions

Magnet Middle School Evening Session: Explore all magnet middle programs.

November 30, 2017

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Carroll Magnet Middle School

4520 Six Forks Rd

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Carnage Tours

Tours will begin in October. Please check their website for tour sign up info.
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Centennial Tours

Tours are conducted weekly from October - January, and monthly throughout the rest of the academic school year. We offer tours at various times and days during the month to accommodate diverse schedules. To attend an upcoming tour, please click the link Centennial Campus Magnet Tour Registration 17-18.
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Daniels Tours

There are various opportunities to tour Daniels Magnet Middle School throughout the year. Tours will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Click here to sign up. There will also be an Open House event on Wednesday 11/29 at 6:30pm.
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East Garner Tours

Tours are offered throughout the school year. Parents and students can tour the school by first calling to schedule a visit. Please contact Joanne Edwards at 919-662-2354.
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East Millbrook Tours

East Millbrook conducts tours for interested Magnet students and their parents. Please contact the Magnet Coordinator with any questions.
Dylan Eyre
(919) 850-8755 ext. 27359
deyre@wcpss.net.


Tour Dates

TBA

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Ligon Tours

Ligon Middle School will host tours are on MOST Thursday's at 9:00am beginning in October. Click here to sign up for a tour.
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Martin Tours

Martin Middle School will begin campus tours starting October 3rd. You will need to register online for a tour time. Click here to register.
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Moore Square Tours

Tours are conducted on Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am October 19, 2017 - January 25, 2018. Tours are available monthly throughout the rest of the year by appointment. Click Upcoming Tours to sign up. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Nona Hardy, for tour information.
Tips To Prepare For The Middle School Transition