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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

Mr. Parker, Principal 

Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker

Archived Weekly Updates         

Week Ending August 28, 2015       


Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling to thank all of our students and staff for a great start to the 2015-2016 school year.  To insure a smooth start to the school year, grade level assemblies for all students were held this week to introduce the academic and behavioral expectations. Beginning, Monday, August 31st, lockout procedures and the dress attire policy will be enforced.     Please be sure you have reviewed the student handbook with your child regarding all rules and regulations.   As a reminder to all students who drive, you must have your parking pass or you are subject to being ticketed or car being towed.  For the safety of all students, parents, please drop off your student in the designated area on the student parking lot side of the school.   Do not drop off students on Monroe Road to enter the school.  For your child's safety and the safety of others, they will need to enter the school at the designated drop off area or from the bus parking lot.   These entrances will be monitored.   For all students safety,  no student should be  entering the school at the main office entrance in the mornings.

Looking ahead to next week, please mark your calendar for our "Back To School" night on Thursday, September 3rd.   At our Back To School night, there will be a brief PTSO general meeting in the Auditorium beginning at 6:15 to vote on the proposed budget.   Please visit the PTSO table to learn more ways you can be involve and  check out the PTSO  website at to sign up to receive the weekly email called the "Blue Blast".   This "Back To School" Night will begin at 6:30 pm.  This is a great opportunity to receive important information pertaining to your student's high school educational journey and a chance to meet their teachers.   There will be organizations set up with information about what they do for East Mecklenburg High School and how you can be a part of their organization.    More details to come, early next week. 

Our Friday night football game next week, September 4th, will be at home against North Mecklenburg.    There will be a Tailgate Party for Seniors only, beginning at 5:30 p.m.    Please come out to the game and support our Eagles.    Also, the next SAT is October 3rd.  You must register by September 3rd to reserve your spot!  This is the last chance for any Senior who has not tested yet and are planning to attend a 4-year college.   For more information, please visit our website and click on testing information.

In closing I want to stress the importance of your child attending school every day.   Did you know that missing just 2 days a month can put your student behind academically?   The discipline and determination to get to school every day builds a habit that helps a student persist and succeed from preschool through college.    Parents, we are asking you to partner with our school to develop a culture that values good attendance, because ultimately you have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure your student gets to school every day.  Please monitor your student's absences so that missed days don't add up to academic trouble. 

Aristotle says it best:  We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.

World Class Education To Create Lifelong Learners. 

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