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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

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

Archived Weekly Updates        

Weely Update - April 20, 2018

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School, calling with our Friday Weekly Update. It is an exciting time for our seniors as many completed their senior exits on Wednesday and received their cap and gowns during lunch on Thursday and Friday. Tonight we have our Spring Fling Alumni Basketball game at 7:30 the gymnasium. 

Tuesday evening April 15th, we had 38 students inducted into the 2017-2018 East Mecklenburg High School Veritas Chapter of the National Honor Society. They pledged to maintain high scholastic standing in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. I am so proud of our students and their accomplishment. Their names are listed in the email.

Sydney Anderson, Emma Anderson, Del Barnhill, Kevin Bui, Kate Carroll, Daniel Carter, Alisa Casey, Isabel Cosby, Alexander DiPirro, Mimi Dizes, Alex Donatelli, Linh Duong, Max Fennell, Asleigh Fields, Neel Gajjar, Chanda Gurung, Akaylah Heath, Julianna Kantor, Eli Kerstein, Charles “Griffin” Knock, Ngoc Le, Avah McManus, Nora Mehltretter, Elise Palmer, Marley Poku-Kankam, Emma Powell, Rilee Ramperad, Emily Robinson, Kaylee Schwanke, Gabrielle Secker, Gabriela Silva, Ethan Spence, Taylor Starnes, William Stiff, Stephanie Suster, Allison Thorson, Van ting, Bonnie Zhang

Yearbook Day is 33 days away! If you haven’t yet purchased a yearbook for your student, do so right away, as there are less than 80 books left! Go to to make sure you don’t miss out! 

Congratulations to Eagle newspaper staff members, who won 13 awards in the at-large regional competition of the National Federation of Press Women's High School Communications Contest. Five entries were awarded first place and move on to national competition. Congratulations to Juliet Burton, who won two first place awards, along with Cecilia Whalen, Elise Palmer and Layna Hong. 

Hey are invited to the Media Center on April 27th from 2:30-3:30 for an East Meck Poetry Slam.  Come celebrate National Poetry Month and share your favorite poem with others!  Silly or serious, it doesn't matter....just come by and help celebrate poetry!

The Staff Member Spotlight of the Week is Taren Clemons, Physical Education/Health Teacher. Please visit the East Meck website to learn more about this amazing teacher.

Circle K is providing an exciting opportunity on how you and your child can reward your favorite CMS high school teacher with a free, brand new 2018 Toyota Camry! This opportunity comes thanks to the generous support of Circle K, Coca-Cola, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Toyota. Beginning today, you and your student can submit your nominations for your favorite CMS high school teacher through the free Circle K app. Simply download the free Circle K app, press the ‘menu’ button on the top left corner of the app’s home screen and select ‘Deals.’ Click on ‘Nominate Your Teacher’ and get started with the brief submission form. If you don’t have the Circle K app, you can download it for free on the App Store or google Play. The nomination period ends at 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 5, and finalist teachers will be contacted shortly after all nominations have been reviewed. The selection will not be based on popularity. The first 100 students to submit a nomination will receive a free ticket to see Judah and the Lion at Circle K Speed Street’s Thursday night concert event on May 24. The winning CMS high school teacher will be announced and presented with his/her brand-new Toyota Camry at Circle K Speed Street’s Thursday night concert event, and two finalists will receive gas for a year! I highly encourage you and your student to seize this opportunity to give your favorite high school teacher the gift of a lifetime. Let’s make East Meck High School the highest participating high school in all of CMS!

Seniors! Graduation rehearsal is Thursday, June 7th (2:30-4pm) at Bojangles Arena. Graduation is June 12th at 8:30 a.m. @ Bojangles Arena.

Next week on Tuesday, April 24th in Athletics we have Senior Night in Baseball and Softball versus Hickory Ridge. 

Parents, we would like you to always be informed to events that may occur around East Meck. We have created a text called REMIND. You will receive texts from me to keep you in the know. How to activate the REMIND, text to 81010, in the message box type: @eastmeckl. Once that is complete, you will be connected.

I recently put an 8 ounce can on my desk to remind me that SUCCESS comes in CANS not CANNOTS. The secret to success is “Excellence is the result of effort and preparation.”

Have a great week-end! 

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