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Charlotte, NC 28212
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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

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Weely Update - October 20, 2017

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School, calling with our Friday Weekly Update. Our sophomores and juniors completed another state test (the Pre-ACT) on Wednesday, October 18th while freshman and seniors completed required CMS Digital Citizenship courses. The next required state test will not be until first semester exams. The annual Powder Puff game was fun for everyone. Of course, the seniors prevailed with a big win 42-24!!

Our staff members for the month of October were Heather Nash, Science Teacher and Kathryn Kinser, Social Studies Teacher. Our Culture of Care Award winner is David Levesque, Auto Tech teacher. The staff member spotlight of the week is David Cioch, EC Autistic Teacher. Please visit the East Meck website to learn more about this amazing teacher.

Congrats to Ms. Macleod and her Theatre students for performing two outstanding nights on this past Wednesday and Thursday of the Fall Play, "All in the Timing." It very entertaining and fun!

Congratulations Marching Eagles for their outstanding performance this past week-end! The band received a Class 4A Superior Rating and brought home 2nd Place in Music, and 3rd Place Overall Class 4A at the Wildcat Invitational last weekend. Please support the band's annual citrus fruit sale! See any band or color guard member to order, or order online at

Per the Fire Department, cars are not allowed to park in the fire lanes in front of the school.  If you need to pick up a student, if the front parking is occupied you must park in the student parking on the left-hand side of the school to enter the building.

Invest today. Build tomorrow. On Thursday, October 12th, I took a tour of our new building with my Property Managers, Culinary teachers, and administrative secretary. It looks amazing! The classrooms are big and open with lots of windows for natural lighting. Our Culinary Arts Lab kitchens and dining room along with our JROTC Command Center is state of art. Come second semester, the students and staff are going to enjoy the new facility and all the amenities it is bringing. Well, 2013 CMS bond money made this happen. With the 2017 Bond, East Mecklenburg has another chance to reap the benefits. More of our building will be renovated and state of art facilities built. We need East Mecklenburg to keep rising to the top by establishing a sustainable environment of continuous improvement. I am only a high school principal, not a politician. So I'm not telling you how to vote. What I am trying to tell you is information about the bond, what it would do and encourage you to be an informed voter come November 7th.  

I have listed our home events for the week:

  • 10/24 - Cross Country Regional Meet @ McAlpine Park; Soccer vs Hickory Ridge
  • 10/25 - Choir Fall Concert - 7-8:30 p.m. 
  • 10/26 - Volley for the Cure Event 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the gym

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Henry Ford, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." Let's all join forces to make sure our children are planning to win, preparing to win, and expecting to win in their actions, academics, and life!

Have a great week-end!

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