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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 

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Week ending April 11th

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update.   This week we completed our Senior Graduation Project Reviews.  A big thank you to Joel Edde and to Lisa Thompson for overseeing and organizing this project, a thank you to our Culinary Arts Department for the lovely reception and a heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers who gave of their time to make this project a huge success.  Also, parents, please check with your student, report cards were given to your child to be brought home today!

Congratulations to the following teachers who were recently selected to be a part of the 2014 Charlotte Teacher’s Institute Seminars; Kathryn Heinen, Connie Wood, Justine Busto, Debra Semmler, and Heather Nash. 

Congratulations to the Culinary Team, John Gamble and Rachel Jones, winning the FCCLA NC Culinary Gold Medal, highest score in NC. They will compete in San Antonio, Texas for the National Competition.

As a reminder to our seniors, your Carowinds Permission slip needs to be completed, signed and returned by April 30th.    For all students bringing a non East Mecklenburg prom date, the deadline to submit your form is May 9th.   This is an absolute deadline!   The Spring National Honor Society inductions will be Thursday, April 24th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  School Board Member Eric Davis will be our speaker.

As a reminder to parents, the CMS parent survey 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.   The School Bell Time 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.  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.

Mark your calendar and join us for our rescheduled campus cleanup, Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 – 12:00.  Many of you have heard about the CMS 2014-2015 budget proposal and how it reflects our dedication and commitment to the goal of educating every child, every day, for a better tomorrow. It's called the superintendent's recommended budget but it is truly the community's budget because it represents proactive outreach and intensive listening to our stakeholders. I hope you will join me in fully supporting and advocating for this funding request.  The time is now for us to take a stand for education!  And, I hope everyone has a safe and restful spring break.

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