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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

Archived Weekly Updates         

Week Ending January 29, 2016

Good evening this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update.   Last week we completed all Exams and began second semester.   We also experienced inclement weather on Friday, Monday and Tuesday.   Please note, the following student make-up days;  Friday, Jan 22nd will now be made up on Monday, February 15th.  Tuesday, January 26th will now be made up on Monday, April 25th.  

Congratulations to David Veto, East Mecklenburg's Teacher of the Year Nominee.   Mr. Veto will represent East Mecklenburg High School and will compete against other Central Zone candidates for an opportunity to be the CMS Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to Penny Ratchford and all the Academy of Engineering teachers; we received word today that we are a true model academy, with hopes of becoming a Distinguished Academy next year!  Thank you to our staff members who have worked hard in getting this Academy established.    A congratulations goes out to Jenny Nguyen, a sophomore, who was recently accepted to the Charlotte Youth Leadership Program.  Also, please take a moment to see our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week posted on our website.  Each week we will post the "spotlight" of one of our staff members.   This is a good way to put names with faces when you visit our school. 

Looking ahead to next week, Reverse Homecoming activities will begin.   On Monday, "color wars" will begin – 9th graders should wear yellow, 10th graders should wear white, 11th graders should wear blue and 12th graders should wear black.   Tuesday is "Jock vs Nerd" day, Wednesday is "Twin Day", Thursday, is "Tacky Day" and Friday, everyone should wear their Panther spirit wear.  Reverse Homecoming week will end with a Basketball game on Friday, February 5th against Garinger.  Homecoming "King" will be announced.     On Tuesday, February 2nd, there will be a Town Hall Meeting with Ann Clark in our Media Center beginning at 4:30 pm.  Wednesday, February 3rd, the quarterly Coffee with the Principal, will be held in the main office conference room beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Wednesday evening, February 3rd, mid-year graduation will be held at BoJangle's Coliseum.   Saturday, February 6th, ACT Testing will take place on campus.  

Attention parents of seniors; the deadline for senior recognition ads is February 1st.   To create your ad, go to and search for East Meck High School.   Once you create an account, you can design and pay for your ad on-line.  

East Mecklenburg will hold an ACT information session for the parents of juniors on February 11, 2016 at 7:30AM and 12:30 PM in room 630.  Parents may attend either session; the information presented will be the same at both sessions.  We will discuss the importance of the test and resources for families.  To reserve a spot, please email

With the start of second semester, comes a new beginning for our students.   East Mecklenburg High School thanks you again for all your support, please continue partnering with us in our quest to make our school a place of World Class Education To Create Lifelong Learners.  Together we can do this by encouraging your student every day to Prepare To Win, Plan To Win and Expect To Win. 

Thank you and have a good evening.

World Class Education To Create Lifelong Learners. 

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