Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker
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Weekly Update September 22, 2016
Good Evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. Our vision is to provide all students a world class education to create lifelong learners while recognizing, affirming, and valuing each person's uniqueness. Our goal at East Mecklenburg is to provide a safe haven where your child can explore and express their feelings while also maintaining an orderly school and learning environment. The staff and I care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of your child.
I recognize that it's a very challenging time for our Charlotte-Mecklenburg community with the series of events happening in our city. After the tragic events earlier this week, all of us, adults and students, are trying to process information and sort through our own questions. With all of that being said, a big thank you goes out to all our students for the way they have expressed their feelings through their conduct and conversations in our classrooms. I consistently saw classrooms engaged and focused on learning even with all of the circumstances going on around our city. They have definitely been a model for the CMS district. I am so proud of them and you should be too.
Looking ahead to next week, Monday, September 26th there will be a Back to School Night for Spanish Speaking Families from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A special Connect Ed will go out on Sunday evening regarding this upcoming event. Also, Volleyball with a record of 10-4 vs. Butler and Soccer with a record of 6-2-2 vs. Garinger at home. On Tuesday, September 27th, we have the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 7 a.m. -2:30 p.m; Golf vs. Butler; and IB Information Night for current students in the media center from 6:00 p.m. -8 p.m. Wednesday, September 28th, Volleyball vs Rocky River. Thursday, September 29th, JV Football vs Butler at home. Our Varsity Football team lost a barn burner, with time running out, against Providence 30-31 this past Friday. Tonight they play Independence at home and next week on September 30th play Butler away. Saturday, October 1st, our Cross country team runs at McAlpine in the Wendy's Invitational.
Our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week is Rachel Sawyer, one of our math teachers. Please check out her in formation on our East Meck Website to learn more about Ms. Sawyer.
I would like to give a shout out to our PTSO who provided refreshments today for our first VIP Friday for teachers. Thank you so much for that kind gesture. East Mecklenburg appreciates your parent partnership and interest in our school and students.
Big Shot Saturday is tomorrow September 24th. Last chance for Students to get immunizations and or NC Health Assessment completed for free. This is held at Billingsville Leadership Academy, 124 Skyland Avenue from 9 till 4.
Have a great week-end!
World Class Education To Create Lifelong Learners.