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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 October 2, 2015     

Good evening this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg H. S. calling with our weekly update.   We have now completed the first six weeks of school, with the first quarter of school ending in just three weeks. 

Looking ahead to next week, Tuesday, October 6th there will be a meeting for athletes interested in playing Rugby.   The meeting will be held in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30 pm. 

On Wednesday, October 7th, students in grades 9-11 will report directly homeroom for some form of testing.  Please ensure your child is at school prior to the 7:25 bell.  Sophomores will take the state mandated PLAN test.  This test is a checkpoint to see if students are college and career ready.  All students who are on time and sit for the test will receive a 10 point bonus coupon good for any class.  Freshmen and juniors will take a practice ACT test.  They will also receive a 10 point bonus coupon for arriving on time and completing the test.  All students involved in testing should bring a calculator and number 2 pencils.  Seniors will have an opportunity to receive help completing college applications in the Media Center on this day.  The 7th is district mandated early release day.  The school day will end for students at 11:15.  There will not be any early dismissals on this day.  All car riders should be picked up by 11:30 pm.   

On Wednesday, October 14th, sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT.  Juniors have the opportunity to earn scholarship money by scoring well on this test, so please encourage your child to do his/her best.  Students will have another opportunity to earn a 10 point coupon by arriving on time and completing the PSAT.  This is a national test and students must be in their seats by 7:25.  Freshmen will take a practice PSAT, and can earn the 10 point coupon as well.    Students should bring a calculator and number 2 pencils.  Seniors will have an opportunity to receive help completing college applications in the Media Center on October 14th.  There will be no early dismissals during the testing period, and students will attend all classes upon completion of testing.

Additional information about these tests can be found on the testing tab of the East Meck website, or by contacting the School Testing Coordinator at

Parents, as you know, social media is a part of our students' everyday life.   Students enjoy sharing and keeping up with their friends through social media.   Social networking can be an important and productive tool for high school students.  It is important for us as educators and you as parents to know what our students are doing through social media.  Unfortunately, students will make choices using social media that could affect their peers or their own future.  Students need to be reminded that postings to social media are not private, accounts can be hacked, and at no time is cyber-bullying acceptable.  Spreading gossip, i.e. postings, pictures and videos can lead to serious consequences.    Please remind your student when using social media, you should always be respectful, polite and responsible.      Remember that "World Class Education to Create Life Long Learners is our mission and I want all students to plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win every day!

Thank you and have a great weekend.

World Class Education To Create Lifelong Learners. 

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