Weekly Message from East Meck Principal, Mr. Rick Parker
Archived Weekly Updates
Week Ending January 16, 2015
Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School calling with our weekly update. This week students completed their first semester exams. Any student who missed an exam period, it is important that they are present for the exam make up day on Tuesday, January 20th.
Wednesday, January 21st starts 3rd quarter and the second semester of the school year. I encourage all our students to remain focused and on task; and to our Seniors, this is it! You should be on track to graduate in June. Juniors should be preparing to take their ACT and SAT. East Mecklenburg students can access FREE test prep via Triumph. Directions and a link can be found on the East Mecklenburg HS homepage under the Testing Section. Also please watch for information about an upcoming ACT parent night and free ACT prep sessions.
We are also very excited to announce to our 2015, 2016 and 2017 Seniors, the new East Meck Eagle Scholarship. This scholarship is a need based, academic and achievement scholarship, providing a 4 year, full tuition funding to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. East Meck seniors graduating in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Award winners must be accepted for admission to UNCC for the fall term following their graduation from East Mecklenburg. For more information please stop by the school counseling office by March 31st. Applications are available on line on the school counseling webpage and in the school counseling office.
Looking ahead, Monday, January 19th is MLK Holiday, and Tuesday, January 20th is an exam makeup day. There will be and IB information session and the Coffee With The Principal for parents on Thursday, January 22nd at 7:30 am in the Media Center. Friday, January 23rd will be a workday for teachers; school is not in session for students. SAT Testing will be held on campus January 24th. Also beginning second semester, I am excited to say, we with the leadership of our ROTC cadets, we will begin each day with the Pledge of Allegiance.
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. Have a great weekend.