Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker
Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending April 29, 2016
Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. This week has been a very busy week at East Mecklenburg, our CIS Seniors were honored at a CIS "Celebrating our Graduates" event on Monday. A special congratulation goes to Leyana Casey who was selected from all the CIS high school sites to receive the "CIS Leadership Award" and she also received a laptop computer. On Wednesday, our Student Services Department honored our Seniors at the "Seniors Decision Day" Breakfast held during homeroom. On Thursday evening the Student Service Department held a Juniors Informational Session in the Media Center. On Friday, our JROTC held their awards ceremony. Congratulations to these cadets. Wednesday during homeroom, Kathryn Thompson and Michael Schultz were recognized as staff members of the month! Congratulations to both of them for all their hard work and dedication to East Mecklenburg. Last night, Brian Zurhellen, English teacher, received the Meck Ed Teacher of Excellence Top Honor, held at the Center City Hilton. It was a proud night for East Mecklenburg High School. Brian's compassion for students inside and outside of the school campus is unmeasurable!
Looking ahead; the prom will be held tomorrow from 8:00-12:00 at the Fillmore. Please park where it states lot open. Turn by the diner when you enter and park in the back. Also, please be sure you have your prom tickets and identification. Also, hope to see everyone and their families at the East Mecklenburg High Foundation Fundraiser – "Rock the Ed" at Amos –South End beginning at 4 until 11:00 pm. Eight bands, food trucks, and vendors will be there, it should be a great time for families and alumni. All CMS teachers are admitted free!!
Thursday, May 5th there will be an IB Dessert Social in the cafeteria for upcoming freshmen beginning at 6:30 pm. On Friday, May 6th the Junior social will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm. On Saturday, May 7th SAT Testing will be held on campus.
Parent of Senior's, please know the 12th graders received a handout with information about graduation in homeroom this week. Extra copies are available in the main office. Also, students who still need to purchase a cap and gown should do so online at jostens.com ASAP. Make sure all financial obligations are taken care of.
The Athletic Booster Club is excited to begin their 2016-2017 fundraising efforts. East Meck was selected to operate a concession stand at the Bank of America Stadium, home of our Carolina Panthers, for a full year beginning in July 2016. We are hopeful to earn $25,000 or more for our athletics.
Sign Up by going to our East Meck Booster Club website –Click on the Bank of America Schedule and Sign-Up tab. Be on the lookout for more information!
This is a wonderful opportunity for parents, coaches, East Meck staff and athletes to earn money for their teams, earn volunteer hours and show our East Meck spirit, while having a great time!
Let's show our community our Eagle Pride! See you at "Rock The Ed" and "Prom" tomorrow. Have a great weekend.
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