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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 

Cultural Caring​

​​Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker

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Weekly Update February 17, 2017

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our Friday weekly update. Remember, Monday, February 20th Presidents' Day is a teacher workday. There is no school.

Next week is our big production of the musical The Wiz. Come on and Ease on Down the Road straight to our Silver Auditorium Thursday, February 23th through Saturday, February 25th. Advance tickets will be sold online at and in all lunches – adults for $8 and students for only $5. All tickets at the door will cost $10. See you there!

Congratulations are in order for our Culinary Arts Team, Blair Riggsbee and Jensine Crowder. They won gold at the FCCLA State Culinary Competition with a perfect score of a 100!! Blair and Jensine proved there is no substitute for HARD work. They now will compete at Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee over the summer! Congratulations to Minh-Anh Dinh and Cameron Williams for being a finalist for the Goodnight Scholarship at NC State. I wish these outstanding students good luck winning this scholarship. East Mecklenburg now has three finalist!

Congratulations to our Boys' Varsity Basketball Team for a great season. They finished 3rd in the SW4A Conference and are waiting to hear if they made the play-offs Also, Good luck to Nukwan Fair who is participating in the NC State Wrestling Champion! It is time for our Spring Sports to begin. The Spring Sports Parent Meeting is February 22nd @ 6 p.m. in the Media Center. All parents of athletes are required to attend.

Congratulations to our Staff Members of the Month: Trio Justine Busto, Rebecca Lintz, and Shanda Hannan from our ESL Department were honored for all their work with our English Second Language students; and Valerie Edwards, Assistant Principal, for her behind the scenes work scheduling professional development for staff, coaching teachers on best practices and covering classes when needed to relieve teachers.

Kudos to Amanda DeAlvarez, Spanish teacher, who is our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week. Please visit our East Meck website to learn more about this outstanding teacher.

A note from our Career Center: Career and College Promise (CCP) gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a "jump start" and earn college credit toward a two-year or four-year degree while still in high school. Students are dually enrolled in their high school and at Central Piedmont Community College, allowing them to receive both high school and college credit for courses taken through the program. Best of all, CCP classes are tuition-free during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please contact if you want more information.

As a reminder the state administration of the ACT is February 28th. All juniors are required to test, and the scores are college reportable.

Seniors, as your scholarship offers start pouring in, please bring in your offers to Coach Shuford or your counselor. Our school gets credit for all scholarship offers. We earned 8 million last year. 

Don't forget to order your yearbook. You will have memories for a life time! Today is the last day to order your yearbook for only $75. Starting tomorrow, February 18th, the price goes up. Go to to order now!

Lastly, I have a Safety Notice: Please do not drop off your child on Monroe Road in the morning. This is a safety violation and could result in you getting a traffic ticket. CMPD will be patrolling in the morning and I do not want you to get a ticket.

 Have a great three day week-end!


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