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East Mecklenburg
High School
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 

Archived Weekly Updates       

Week ending April 4th

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with the weekly update.  Juniors received a message this week advising them of the SAT prep class sponsored by College Edge on April 8th from 8:00AM -12:00 PM in the Media Center.  The cost is only $15 and includes a detailed report of student strengths and weaknesses and a parent follow up session.  Don’t miss the last prep class of the year!  Students need to sign up with Ms. Mercabi in room 630.

 As a reminder the CMS parent survey began on March 19th and will conclude on May 2nd.    The survey can be accessed directly at and can also be accessed from the homepage of the CMS Website under the Parents tab at the top left of the page.    The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and we really want to hear from you!   If you prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, you may pick one up at the school.  

I also want to let you know that CMS is launching a School Bell Time Survey. We want your input on school start and end times. The survey is being administered online through midnight April 18, 2014. The survey is being administered by K12 Insight on behalf of the CMS School Time Task Force, which is studying current bell schedules and other school-time related matters. Your responses on the survey will help inform any potential changes in the bell schedules. Survey responses will remain confidential.  You can access the survey on the homepage of the CMS website at under the Spotlight section in the bottom left part of the page.  If you prefer to complete a paper version of the parent survey, you may request a copy at the school's front office. When it is complete, simply return it to the school by April 18.

Wednesday, April 9th, Graduation Project Reviews will take place beginning immediately after school.  ACT Testing will be held at East Mecklenburg on Saturday, April 12th.

Students, Prom is May 17th, as a reminder for students bringing a non East Mecklenburg prom date, the deadline to submit your form is May 9th.   This is an absolute deadline!  

Congratulations to the following Eagle newspaper staff members who have won first place in the at-large category for the 2013 National Federation of Press Women’s High School Communications Contest.  Anna Schecterson, for her review and feature story, Courtney Blackman and Quincy Stanford for their double truck layout, Karringtan Harris for her sports story,; and Hikmat Al-Chami for her opinion piece.   Congratulations to these five students, whose entries won in the at-large category of 38 states and whose works are now competing in the national contest.

A shout out goes to Micajah McCurry who placed 4th overall in the National Whitewater Kayaking Trials held at the Nantahala River March 21st-23rd.     Congratulations to the following students who competed at the HOSA State Competition held this past weekend in Greensboro; Molina Shaw was elected as the District 6 State Officer. Maddie Garcia is the newly elected District 6 VP.  Becca and Emily Laxson received a GOLD medal in Community Emergency Response Team.  Maddie Garcia received Bronze in Clinical Specialty *Murali Saravanan received Bronze in Medical Math.   Students who placed in top ten:  Minh - Anh Dinh and Noah Richardson - pathophysiology Sarah Holley - Researched Persuasive Speaking MolinaShah and Julia Hoang - CERT Milaan Shaw – Pharmacology.   An Nguyen made it to the 2nd rounds for Medical Assistant (top 20) Great job EM HOSA!

Congratulations to Isabel Bedoya for winning GOLD at NC FCCLA State conference and to Bianca Withers on being installed as the new NC FCCLA State President.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

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