05/30/14 — Schools set for Saturday session

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Schools set for Saturday session

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 30, 2014 1:46 PM

Students in Wayne County Public Schools are reminded to show up for classes tomorrow.

Saturday was chosen as one of the make-up days for school days missed during the erratic winter weather experienced across the state. It will be considered an early dismissal day, which means each school will release students two hours earlier than usual.

Officials were forced to juggle calendars several times earlier this year in response to inclement weather that resulted in nine school day closures between Jan. 28 and March 4. Wayne Early/Middle College High School and Wayne School of Engineering, which held graduation ceremonies earlier this month, had 10 snow days over the same period.

Initially, early release days were changed to full days to accommodate the lost instructional time. Those included Feb. 26, March 12, April 18, May 14 and June 6. Make-up days announced were March 24 and May 31. June 9 and 10 were also chosen for the students on the traditional school calendar, which means the last day of classes for students will now be Tuesday, June 10. It will be an early dismissal day.

Dillard Middle School will be in session until June 13, now the final day of classes for students. It will be an early release day.

Saturday was chosen as a make-up day for the March 4 closing, in an effort to keep graduation and testing schedules on track.

Graduation ceremonies for the remaining six high schools are spread out over June 6-10.

Rosewood High School graduation will be next Friday at 7 p.m., with Eastern Wayne and Spring Creek holding ceremonies on Saturday morning, June 7.  Charles B. Aycock commencement will be Monday evening, June 9, and the following evening ceremonies include Goldsboro and Southern Wayne high schools.

Details on the ceremonies, as well as photos of the area valedictorians and salutatorians, will appear in next week's News-Argus.