Archived Weekly Updates
Week ending May 23rd
Good evening this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. Tonight the Theatre Department will present their annual production of East Side Stories. Plays begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. You are invited to come out and enjoy an entertaining evening.
Next Tuesday, May 27th the annual student/faculty basketball game will be held in the gym beginning at 3:00 p.m. There will be a sophomore study session on Thursday, May 29th from 2:30-4:30 in the cafeteria; this is a great opportunity to get extra help and tutoring before exams! The annual Senior Awards Ceremony will be Friday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m. in the Auditorium. Also, Friday evening, the IB Seniors will have their end of the year dinner celebration in the cafeteria beginning at 6:00 p.m. Yearbooks were distributed on Thursday, any student who is interested in purchasing a yearbook can see Ms. Connolly in the Media Center. Yearbooks are still available for $85.00.
Final Exams or Testing has started. Beginning May 23rd through May 30th the students who have English II EOC A/B day courses will be testing during the regular school day. Beginning, Monday, June 2nd the schedule will be as follows: Monday, June 2nd, period 1 Exam, Tuesday, June 3rd, period 2 exam, Friday, June 6th period 3 exam and Monday June 9th period 4 exam and Tuesday, June 10th will be all make up exams. All exam days include block and A day/ B day classes and will follow the bell schedule of 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 5th are regular school days with the bell schedule of – 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. All makeup exams must be scheduled with the appropriate teachers. Attendance is vital for the success of all exams. I stress to all parents, students must be present for their scheduled exams. Dress code will be strictly enforced. Pajamas, bedroom shoes, and blankets are prohibited. All exams begin at 7:15 a.m. Dismissal will be at 12:10 p.m. 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.
Again, thank you for your support of East Mecklenburg and our students. Enjoy your long weekend and we will see on Tuesday.