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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

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Week Ending April 17, 2015                                        

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg H.S. calling with our weekly update.  I hope everyone had a fun and restful spring break and are recharged for the race to the end.

  A big congratulation goes out to Dagim Workalemahu, who as volunteered at Carolina Medical Center every Friday, has won a full scholarship to participate in Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program in the field of Medicine, he will also participate in the Uplift Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and was selected as one of the Top Five Elite Scholars among top 100 Young Black Men Leadership Alliance.

Due to the rainy conditions, unfortunately, our Friday Spring Sports Spirit night has been cancelled.  We welcome you to come out and see our spring sports anytime.

Looking ahead to next week, On April 21st your child may be participating in the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  The survey data will be used to meet the needs of young people in CMS and Mecklenburg County.  A copy of the survey is available to parents in the main office.  On Thursday, April 23, our Choir Department will present their Spring Pop Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, the annual Spring Campus Cleanup will begin at 9:00 a.m.  All volunteers are welcomed!   Saturday, the Eagle Flight Tutorials will take place in the morning.

Parents, our Juniors received their ACT scores in homeroom today.  Please have your child go to and create an account to access more information on the ACT and to receive important updates.  For a more detailed explanation of the score report, parents and students can visit

Attention Class of 2016:  Lifetouch/Prestige Photography will be on campus April 29th-May 1st for the first round of senior portraits.  If you choose not to participate at this time you will be put on the schedule for the first make-up session June 22nd-23rd.  There will be one final set of days for on campus senior portraits at the start of next school year, dates will be determined later. 

Attention Seniors:   Jostens will be on campus, Friday April 29th to distribute caps, gowns, etc. during your lunch periods.   Please be sure to pick up your order.

Exams will begin June 1.  If you are interested in serving as a proctor June 1st-4th from 7:00-9:45, please contact the School Testing Coordinator at

Thank you again for partnering with East Mecklenburg H. S.  We continue to encourage all students to remain focused and on task.  Planning to win, preparing to win and expecting to win are essential during this time of the school year as each student is reviewing and mastering the material presented.  Have a great weekend. 

World Class Education To Create Lifelong Learners. 

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