Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker
Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending May 27, 2016
Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. This week has been a busy one around campus. Yearbooks were distributed on Monday. Kudos to Kim Hunniford and the yearbook staff for a wonderful and memorable yearbook. Many seniors were honored at our annual Seniors Award and Recognition Ceremony Wednesday morning. I was so proud and thankful to see that the Class of 2016 had planned to win, prepared to win and expected to win in so many areas. Congratulations to these hard working and dedicated seniors. Congratulations to Heather LaJoie as she received the Golden Eagle Award. This award is given to a staff member for their continuous meritorious contributions to the school.
As a reminder, Friday May 27th is an optional teacher workday and Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day Holiday. Tuesday, May 31st, is the rescheduled Senior's Carowinds trip. Students will be called to the buses around 9:30 and will return to the school around 6:30 pm. Also on Tuesday, May 31st, the sophomore EOC study session will be held in the cafeteria from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Snacks will be provided. Wednesday, June 1, the IB Senior Dinner will be held in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30 pm. Friday, June 3rd through June 8th EXAMS will be given.
As previously stated; I would like to remind all of our students, the importance of being present on your exam days. This year, with East Mecklenburg High School's graduation being on June 10th, we will need our school records complete and all grades recorded at the end of the day on June 8th. We need, you as parents, to be sure that your students are here promptly June 3rd through June 8th. If a makeup exam is unavoidable, students need to make arrangements to make them up with their teacher on an afternoon between June 3rd and June 8th.
During final exams our school day will begin at 7:15 a.m. Make sure your student is up early and ready to go! Dress code will be strictly enforced. Pajamas, bedroom shoes, and blankets are prohibited. To insure a proper testing environment, all students must remain in their class until the end of the exam period. NO EARLY DISMISSALS will be allowed during the exam period. Please be sure your child is well prepared for testing, as final exams count 25% of the final course grade. The exam schedule will be as follows:
Friday, June 3 Period 1 exams; Monday, June 6th period 2 exams; Tuesday, June 7th period 3 exams and on June 8th, period 4 exams will be given. School will be dismissed at 12:30 pm on exam days. SAT Testing will be held on campus, Saturday June 4th.
Seniors remember to pick up a pink Final Transcript Request form located in the School Counseling Office. These are due by the end of the school year so your college can receive final grades. Please contact your School Counselor with any questions.
Parents, I thank you for your partnership with East Mecklenburg and for encouraging your child to be well rested, on time, and on target next week to finish strong!
Again, thank you for your support of East Mecklenburg and our students.
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