Saturday, January 26, the Guilford County School System will host its Magnet Programs Fair. Kelly Hales is the executive director of federal and special programs with Guilford County Schools. She says students can choose from 53 programs to find an area of study that excites them. “Anything through our performing arts, our STEM program or our Early College programs.
The Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Board wants more information before initiating new security measures at its 79 school. Spokesman Theo Helm says last night, board members heard about several security options. “You know it would be another $3.5 million dollars to put SRO’s at every elementary school. To a $1.2 million dollars for a card access system where all the doors would be locked and you’d have to have a card to be buzzed to get in. To keeping all doors locked and issuing keys for $25,000.”
StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives. It is a project of the ECHO network and is made possible by the generosity of Salemtowne, a continuing care retirement community, where every life shines and stories are celebrated. In the early 90’s in Winston-Salem, Kermit Piggott was shot to death by one of his best friends. Two years later, his older brother Ben created the community wide program, Peace Toys for War Toys, in his brother’s memory.