Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending October 17, 2014
Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. On Wednesday, October 15th ninth, tenth and eleventh graders were administered the PSAT test. I would like to say thank you to all our parents and students for understanding the importance of this test and making arrangements to be at school on time and helping to make this a successful day. Also a big thank you goes out to Tim Moore, parent and SLT member and all the parent volunteers who helped with East Mecklenburg hosting the volleyball conference. A great time was had by all who attended.
Congratulations go out to the following students; Noah Richardson a 2015 National Achievement Program Outstanding Participant Referred to College; Tin Phan and Milaan Shah as Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Program. We are proud to recognize these students in their exceptional academic promise.
Looking ahead to next week, we have our big Homecoming Spirit Week! Seniors will have their group senior picture made on Monday. Seniors, be sure to wear your East Mecklenburg blue and gold and show your school pride! On Monday, to kick-off Spirit Week, we encourage all students to take part in the Spirit Week activities; on Monday wear Pink, Tuesday is Tacky Tourist Tuesday, Wednesday is Sports Day, Thursday is Disney Character Day and Friday is Spirit Day ending the week with a Pep Rally before our Homecoming game against Garinger – Wear your East Mecklenburg Shirts or your blue and gold!
On Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. parents and guardians are invited to an informal “Coffee with the Principal” in the media center. Come hear about the good news around campus. ACT Testing will be held on campus on Saturday, October 25th.
Also as a reminder to parents and students eligible to vote, there are less than 20 days until election day. Early voting begins on October 23rd and ends November 1st, the general election will be held on November 4th. Please exercise your right to vote!
In closing, I just want to remind everyone that student congress is in the process of collecting non-perishable and canned goods for our annual Hunger Drive. Please bring your non-perishables or canned goods in next week. As always, please join me in making sure that your child is planning to win, preparing to win, and expecting to win as we partner together to provide every day a world class education creating life-long learners! Hope everyone has a great weekend.