Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker
Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending May 22, 2015
Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. We are excited to report that our electronic marquee was installed this week and soon we will be able to scroll all the events happening at our school. A big congratulation goes out to the following students, Ashley Allen who signed with Johnson and Wales University women’s soccer, Jonathan Jones who was selected to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Internship Summer Program, and LaBria King who was featured in the Charlotte-Observer regarding her perseverance and dedication to field and track and her hopes to return to summer track to run in national competitions in the summer.
On Wednesday, East Mecklenburg H. S. welcomed to the First Lady of Guatemala to our campus. She visited several classrooms where she spoke to the students and had a brief tour of our campus. In conclusion, our hopes are to have a global partnership with the educators and students of Guatemala.
Our last “Coffee with the Principal” was held on Thursday of this week. These “Coffees” have been a great resource in hearing your views and ideas regarding our school community. I look forward to continuing them next year. Also, Thursday, Mr. John Ellis from the Matthews American Legion Post 235, visited East Mecklenburg High School to share the U.S. History through the use of flags. He spoke to various classes in the Silver Auditorium about our nation's history and how different flags were used to represent our nation during various periods of time. The American Legion also presented the school with a new American Flag to be flown in front of our school.
Recovery ends May 27th. Please make sure your student is making every effort to complete their recovery if they are over ten days in any class.
Looking ahead to next week, Tuesday, May 26th Sophomore Board is conducting a study session to prepare sophomore students for upcoming final exams. The session will be held from 2:30 -4:00 pm in the cafeteria. The screening of the movie “The Hunting Ground” will be held in the auditorium, Tuesday, May 26 from 2:30 -3:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Athletic Banquet will be held in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday May 28th is the annual Student Faculty Basketball games. Thursday, ROTC will hold their blood drive in the Media Center. Friday, May 29 is the annual Awards Day Ceremony and followed by the Senior Carowinds Trip. Friday afternoon Freshman Field Day will be from 12:45 until 2:15. Eagle Flight will have their last tutorial for the school year on Saturday, May 30th.
There are still copies of the 2015 East Wind yearbook available to purchase for $86. Ms. Connolly will be selling them during lunches in the Media Center Tuesday-Thursday, and Friday prior to the Senior Awards day presentation. Books will be sold until we are sold out.
Again, thank you for your support of East Mecklenburg and our students. Enjoy your long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday.
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