Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending October 24, 2014
Good evening this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. East Mecklenburg Pride was very evident around campus this week as we celebrated Homecoming and Spirit Week. Tonight we will conclude Spirit Week with our Homecoming game against Garinger. I would like to encourage you to please come and support our Eagles and enjoy a great evening out. I would also like to thank every parent who attended our first quarterly “Coffee with the Principal” session on Friday morning. I enjoyed the feedback from our parents, listening to your concerns and especially for the support you are giving to our school. Our next “Coffee” will be in January and I look forward to it.
Looking ahead to next week on Tuesday, October 28th, Singer, Guitarist, and Songwriter, Eric Vincent will be performing for our students enrolled in French and for other visiting schools. On October 31st, East Mecklenburg High School will host the District 6 FCCLA training. As a reminder to parents and students, Friday October 31st is a teacher workday, students are out of school.
Monday, October 27th will end the first quarter of the school year. Parents and students now is the time to assess grades in each class, discuss what actions need to be taken to insure your students are on target to end first semester successfully. Seniors, this is your first checkpoint in evaluating your status toward graduation in June. On Monday, November 3rd we will implement a revised bell schedule, in which will begin having our Flex Time on Monday through Thursday and homeroom will meet on Fridays. As a school team we feel this schedule will be more beneficial l for our teachers and our students by having the extended flex time Monday through Thursday.
Also I would like to take this time to encourage you to join our PTSO for only $5.00. Some of the wonderful things the PTSO helps our school with are:
- Supplies/Refreshments for 2 Campus Beautification Days
- Supplies for our Health Room
- Support for the volunteers of the Senior Exit Panels
- Funds for a digital marquee at the front of the school
One hundred percent of your $5.00 PTSO dues stays at our school. You can take it one step further and donate to the PTSO “Soaring Eagles” Campaign, which also goes 100% to our budget expenses. Checks maybe made out to EMHS PTSO and dropped off in the main office.
We are just a few days away from the Mecklenburg County General Election which includes the Mecklenburg County Sales Use Tax Referendum. Early voting started October 23rd and will continue through November. Please exercise your right to vote. Have a great weekend, hope to see you at the game tonight.