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Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 377
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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


Cultural Caring​

​​Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker

Archived Weekly Updates         

Weekly Update March 24, 2017

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our Friday Update. Our Woman's Chamber Choir, partnering with Northwest School of the Arts, participated in The Musical Showcase held at Belk Theater on Monday night. It was amazing! This event represented some of the best Fine Arts talent CMS has to offer. So proud of our Chamber Choir! They sounded awesome.  Our 2017 TEDx event "MotivaTED" held on Friday was outstanding! The students did a fantastic job presenting their TEDx talks and talent to an audience of 100 people. ​

I am so proud of Emely Barahona who recently received the Presidential Scholarship at Queens University. This is a full ride scholarship and one of the highest scholarships offered by Queens! Way to go Emely!

Congratulations to Victoria Moreno who received the Health Scholarship from Appalachian State University. This is a partial scholarship.

Congrats to our Junior Marshals Class of 2018 - Chief Marshal: Morgan Opela, Parina Bhuva, Madison Burkardt, Simon Gordon, Layna Hong, Charles Knock, Katey Le, Annabelle Manges, Liliana Moranchel, Kylie Morgan, Jenny Nguyen, Napoleon Nguyen, Jane Oles, Jennifer Ramsey, Sophie Robinson, Brianna Shore, Danielle Von Briesen, Margaret Whalen, Emily Wichman, and Dajabre Williams

Football player, Khamal Howard, is up for Friday night football cover boy, go vote Vote once from each device and help raise east meck to the top. Deadline April 7th. Booster fundraiser at Atlanta braves new stadium working concessions. Leave April 14th 7am return April 15 around midnight. Bus, room, meals, and t-shirt covered by the braves. Boosters make $80 pp plus commissions. View East Meck booster Facebook page for event details. Need commitment by Tuesday March 28th. Contact Beth Carter 704-668-5144.

Congrats to our Art Teacher, May Winiarski, for being our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week. Please visit our East Meck website to learn more about this wonderful teacher. Also, congrats to Mary Tarrant, Exceptional Children's teacher, for being the first staff member to receive the Culture of Care Recognition - I care, I communicate, I connect. Ms. Tarrant was recognized for caring by tending to our raised bed gardens and beautifying the campus with flowers.

It is not too late to join the EM PTSO.  We need to 20 more people to join in order to reach 150 members for the 2016-2017 school year.   All dues stay at East and are put to use for teacher appreciation, grounds upkeep, and special projects at the school.  Dues are just five dollars per person.  We also have several board positions open for the 2017-2018 school year.  "Look for an announcement in our Blue Blast with details or visit the EMPTSO website for more information." 

Due to being rained out last week, the Costa Rica Fundraiser Yard Sale this Saturday 3/25 from 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ East Mecklenburg.

Sports Updates for next week are as follows: Tuesday, 3/28 Baseball, Softball, Soccer vs MP; Tennis vs Butler; Wednesday, 3/29 Track vs North Meck & Hopewell; Thursday, 3/30 Tennis vs Rocky River; 

As a reminder, I want to invite everyone to an upcoming district-wide event for families of English Learners. The English Learner Services department of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be hosting the International Day of Learning: A family event on Saturday, April 1st 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. Come and enjoy a day of learning, fun, and cultural celebrations. 

Fourth quarter is quickly approaching. Please stay zoned into your child's school performance by checking in with them regularly and reviewing Power School grades to keep in the loop. By all of us working together, we can stay on top of it!

Remember next Friday, 3/31, is a Teacher Workday! No school. 

Have a great week-end!


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