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East Mecklenburg
High School
6800 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 377
P: 980-343-6430  |  F: 980-343-6437 
LC: Central Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Principal's Weekly Update 

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Week Ending September 26, 2014 

Good evening, this is East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update.  This past weekend the “Walk of Fame” brick walkway was laid in the courtyard.   A big thank you to Robin Freeman for coordinating the installation of the walkway, it looks great!   Also, we would like to extend a big thank you to the Women’s League of Voters, for setting up in our Media Center and holding a voter’s registration event on Friday, September 26th.  As a reminder to all those eligible to vote, the deadline to register to vote is Friday, October 10th at 5:00 p.m.    Again we would like to remind parents, staff, students of voting age and all community members to attend one of the PTA hosted parent meetings to learn more about the Mecklenburg County Sales Tax referendum.  For your convenience, East Mecklenburg High School will host a meeting on next Tuesday, September 30th from 6:30-8:00 in which Dr. Morrison will be speaking.  

Looking ahead, on October 6th, students in grades 9-11 will be engaged in some form of ACT testing.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to measure their progress towards college and career readiness.  Students should bring a calculator and number 2 pencils.   All students who participate in testing will receive a 10 point bonus coupon.  This will be a regular school day and attendance will be taken.  Please ensure that your child is well rested and on time for school.  To maintain an orderly testing environment, no early dismissals will be permitted.  Students may prepare for the various forms of ACT testing by visiting Triumph, a free online test prep program available to all CMS students.  Students received directions for accessing Triumph in homeroom.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Mercabi, School Testing Coordinator at juliab.mercabi@cms.k12.nc.us or 980-343-6430.  While other grades are testing, seniors will be participating in a career readiness workshop.  The workshop will consist of guest speakers and a college admissions advisor.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Wilson, Communities in Schools liaison at nicheller.wilson@cms.k12.nc.us or 980-343-6430.

Picture day for underclassmen will be Thursday, October 9th.   For those seniors who still need to have their portraits made, Prestige Photography will be on campus Monday and Tuesday in the media center, so please check with Ms. Connolly about having your picture made.   Students, these are the pictures that will be in the yearbook.    Order your yearbook for $60 by September 30th, after that the price increases to $70.  Download the ReplayIt app from Jostens and upload your pictures to the yearbook site for the chance for them to be included in the yearbook.    

In closing, parents and guardians, please make sure that your contact information is correct in our school records.  We have had mailings returned stating incorrect addresses, phone numbers are not always updated and emergency contact information is not always correct.   It is imperative that the school has the correct address of all students and that all parent/guardian’s phone numbers are correct.   If any of this information has changed within the past year, please contact our guidance office to insure that information in your student’s records are correct.

Again, we thank you for your support and hope that everyone has a great weekend.

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