Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending September 19, 2014
Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg H.S. calling with our weekly update. We are excited about the Future Eagles Night at the East Mecklenburg High School football game tonight. Student and families from Greenway Park, Idlewild, Landsowne, Rama Road and McClintock are invited to cheer on our football team. Wear you school’s spirit wear and come out to enjoy an evening of great football. Gates open at 6:15 p.m.
Tomorrow and Sunday, we will be installing the “Walk of Fame” walkway beginning at 8:00 a.m. We encourage anyone interested in helping and being a part of the history at East Mecklenburg to come out and help with the laying of the 5,000 pavers! Lunch will be served.
On Thursday morning, September 18th many of you who drop your students off may have noticed the yellow flag hanging outside the drop off/ pick up area. This yellow flag is a notice to you and your student that we are extending the tardy bell to give students an opportunity to get to their first period class without being counted tardy and without the parent/guardian having to come and sign their student in. This yellow flag is only used when circumstances beyond our control such as extreme weather, or unexpected traffic congestion. At these times we want to make dropping off your student less stressful.
This was a busy week for our choir program! On Monday the Chamber Choir performed at the convention center for a conference hosted by the City Manager’s office. On Wednesday and Thursday, all of the groups worked with guest composer, Jim Papoulis, and guest conductor, Sophia Miller. Chamber Choir participated in a songwriting workshop and recording session, and all of the groups worked on several of Mr. Papoulis’ songs. These works will be featured on the fall concert, Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm.
Looking ahead to next week on Friday, September 26th the Women’s League will hold a voter’s registration at the school from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Media Center. This will be a great time for those who need to register to vote in the upcoming general election on November 4th. As a reminder, the deadline to register to vote is Friday, October 10th at 5:00 p.m. To learn more about the Mecklenburg County Sales Tax referendum, I encourage parents, staff, students of voting age and all community members to attend one of the PTA hosted parent meetings. For your convenience, East Mecklenburg High School will host a meeting on September 30th from 6:30-8:00 in which Dr. Morrison will be speaking.
I would also like to take a moment to give a big thank you to our PTSO. We appreciate all the things you do for our school and staff from purchasing items to better the school’s technology, classroom materials, staff incentives and staff appreciation. I encourage all families to join East Mecklenburg’s PTSO and being a part of this great organization. Thank you and I hope to see you tonight!