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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

​​​​​​Mr. Parker, Principal 

Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker

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Weekly Update October 21, 2016​

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our Friday update. The students have had a great time with Spirit Week. It started last Friday night with the Annual Powder Puff Football game with the senior ladies prevailing over our juniors ladies 35-7. This week, we all, students and staff have had a lot of fun participating in the daily dress up themes. Today, we had a Pep Rally and tonight is our Homecoming game against Garinger. Come out early, tailgate before the game and enjoy some great barbecue and the Wonder Wings Food truck. It should be a fun and exciting night. 

Our sophomores and juniors fulfilled the requirement of students taking the PSAT this week. Our next testing period will be Mid-terms on October 24th for first and third period and October 25 for second and fourth period.

On Monday, October 24th of next week at 6:30 p.m. the Academy of Engineering will have an evening to learn more about their program and Academy Partners. Information about internships, work based learning, and the four year curriculum pathway will be covered. Please come to see what is expected for an Academy of Engineering student. 

Please join me in congratulating the following students on being selected as our schools nominees for the following scholarships. The Morehead Cain(UNC) - Lac Phan, Sarah Holly, Amber Kupfer; The Park (NCSU) - Lac Phan, Davis Claiborne; The Jefferson(UVA)-Parita Bhuva; The Belk(Davidson) - Fern Guimond; Abigail Shepard-Moore; and The Levine(UNCC) -  Parita Bhuva, Carter Claiborne, Davis Claiborne, Marriana DiPirro, John Harris, and Brittany Rhyant.

Congratulations to Adam July for earning an East Meck Pride shirt for "Doing the right thing!" He found a cell phone in the 700 hallway bathroom and turned it in to his science teacher Ms. Semmler. Thanks Adam for your honesty and helping get that phone back to its rightful owner. 

Our Staff member Spotlight of the Week is our Band Director, Chris Moreau. Please visit our East Mecklenburg Website to learn more about Mr. Moreau. 

If your child needs tutoring, make sure they are taking advantage of our morning and afternoon tutoring times. If they have practice or other commitments, the morning tutoring, which is built in to our daily schedule, is an excellent way to get it done early and not interfere with their after-school activities. Next quarter is one of the fastest of the year with Thanksgiving and Holiday break. It is time now to get a routine for success in place. 

We appreciate your partnership in your child's education, and we realize we cannot do it alone.  Building relationships with you is the key to our success. We need you! If you have not joined our PTSO please consider doing so. All of the money goes directly to East Mecklenburg. The PTSO was instrumental in the purchased our new marquee. Our big fundraiser, working the ACC Championship Football game at Panther Stadium as cancelled due to the HB2 Bill. So, we are trying to reach out and get all of our families to join. It is only $5. 

This Saturday we have the ACT test and the CMS High School Honors Chorus on our campus. 

Our sports teams are all away next week: Soccer plays Porter Ridge on Monday and Myers Park on Wednesday; JV Football is at home against Porter Ridge and our Varsity is away; Cross Country has the County Regional Meet on Next Saturday at McAlpine Park. 

We embrace the East Mecklenburg vision, "providing all students with a world class education that creates life-long learners, while recognizing, affirming, and valuing each person's uniqueness." Thank you for all your support for East Mecklenburg! We are grateful that you and your child are a part of the East Mecklenburg Family.

Have a great week-end!

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