Principal's Message

  • May 13, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 5/13/2024 7:00:00 AM

    .Interims Week of 5/13

    Parents and students, interim grades will be available in PowerSchool/Parent Portal by Friday, 5/17. If you have questions about your child’s progress in a specific class, please contact that teacher. If you have other questions about your child’s overall progress, you may contact your child’s counselor.  

     

    Summer Credit Recovery

    Our Summer Credit Recovery in-person program runs from July 8-August 2 from 8:00am-12:00pm. Breakfast and lunch are planned to be served throughout the duration of the program. Please note that transportation will NOT be provided. Applications for Summer Credit Recovery are now officially open. If your child needs to recover any failed core classes, please have them apply for this program. For cyber security reasons, applications can only be accessed using your child’s WCPSS student account.

     

    Spring Final Exam Schedule:

    Spring final exams and EOCs will occur from June 3-June 12. Please see our schedule here at: https://tinyurl.com/whsspringexam24. The link is also being posted on our school website.

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  • May 9, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 5/9/2024 7:00:00 AM

    AP Testing

    Attention Students Taking the AP Earth and Enviromental Science and AP Psychology Tests Thursday, 5/9

    Please pardon the short notice, but due to a facility issue, the APES and AP Psych tests will be held on campus at Wakefield High.  Students should report at the same time as they were originally informed.

     

    Senior Night Update

    To accommodate the needs of the program, the Senior Night start time will move up an hour. Senior Night will now start at 6:00 PM on May 30, 2024. Mr. Floyd will send out a senior update video within the week. If you have any questions, reach out to him at jfloyd3@wcpss.net 

     

    Saturday Academy 5/11/24

    This Saturday, May 11th, Wakefield will open our doors for Saturday Academy from 9:00-Noon. This opportunity is open to all students. During this time students can make up time for excessive unexcused absences (11 or more in any class), receive assistance on academic work and have access to school resources in a low distraction environment. There will be teachers present to support student learning/progress. There will also be a teacher-led Math 1 EOC Review. All students in Math 1 are invited to participate. 

    Students are now able to sign up for Saturday Academy through their AllTimely login. When signing up, they can select an offering based on their personal academic needs. This will assist us with planning for the number of students that will be in attendance and hopefully expedite the sign in process as well. Students are not required to sign up to attend. Anyone who arrives without prior registration will be accommodated.

    When arriving, students should report to the main lobby to check in with administration. We ask that students come prepared with a device and charger for the device as we have a limited number of loaners available. For students who need a calculator, we ask that they bring those with them as well or be prepared to use Desmos. Please reach out to Ms. Acrey by email with any additional questions at hacrey@wcpss.net.

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  • May 6, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 5/6/2024 7:00:00 AM

    Senior Portraits 

    2025 Senior Parents and Guardians, CADY is our school’s exclusive photographer and school pictures are going to be a little different this year. In order for your child to be in their senior yearbook, you must have their portrait taken with them. This is a very busy year so ideally, you’ll book your CADY session this summer. Their weekend schedules fill up fast, so book early to secure your spot! Get your photos for your family, grad announcements, senior yearbook ads, and more. Remember — Book early and don’t let your senior get left out of next year's yearbook! More information about booking your session can be found on our school website.

     

    Course Change Request

    he deadline for students to request a change in their registration selections has been extended to May 6. The Course Verification Google Form is available on the banner of our website. Counselors will be reviewing requests as they come in.

     

    AP Contracts Due May 6th 3:00 pm 

    Parents and Students, we have extended the deadline for returning AP Contracts until Monday, May 6 at 3:00 pm.  Students should return the contract to Ms. DeMarco in Student Services.  Students should reach out to their counselor if they have any questions. 

     

    AP Exam Administration

    The AP exam administration window is May 6-17. The majority of exams will be administered at the Spring Forest Modular Campus, located at 3851 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Spanish Language, US History, and US Government & Politics will be administered at Wakefield High School. Transportation will be provided for those in need. Visit our website for additional information.   

     

    Spring Final Exam Schedule:

    Spring final exams and EOCs will occur from June 3-June 12. Please see our schedule here at: https://tinyurl.com/whsspringexam24. The link is also being posted on our school website.

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  • April 22, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/21/2024

    Dedicated Attendance Email

    Per WCPSS attendance policy, families are required to submit notes within two (2) days of an absence so that it may be excused.  (Refer to the policy to determine which absences will be excused).  In order to streamline the process, we now have a dedicated email for the Wakefield High School Attendance Office.  You can continue to send in hard copy notes, but if you would like to send in a digital excuse, email staff about an absence or ask attendance questions, please use this new dedicated email.

    wakefieldhs-attendance@wcpss.net

     

    AP Exam Administration

    The AP exam administration window is May 6-17. The majority of exams will be administered at the Spring Forest Modular Campus, located at 3851 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Spanish Language, US History, and US Government & Politics will be administered at Wakefield High School. Transportation will be provided for those in need. Visit our website for additional information.   

     

    Course Registration 24-25 Verification:

    Parents and students, please have your student check PowerSchool to review their course selections for the next school year. If your child has no course selections, they have missed their registration appointment, and will need to contact their counselor. If your child would like to change their course selections, they need to fill out this form at: https://tinyurl.com/whscv2425. The deadline for course selection changes is April 28 at 3:00 pm. Thank you! 

     

    Spring Final Exam Schedule:

    Spring final exams and EOCs will occur from June 3-June 12. Please see our schedule here at: https://tinyurl.com/whsspringexam24. The link is also being posted on our school website.   

     

    WCPSS Student Survey

    WCPSS Parents and Guardians,

    In the spring, students in grades 5-13 will be asked to complete the annual WCPSS Student Engagement Survey. Your child will be given an opportunity to complete this survey during the school day. 

    The survey includes questions about teacher-student relationships, relevance of school work, and future aspirations and goals.

    The results of this survey help schools monitor their School Improvement Plans, and help the district track student perceptions about their educational experiences. 

    You can click here to review the questions included on this survey  and click here to review results of the survey from previous years. WHS will administer the survey April 29-May 2 in students’ first period class. 

    If you have any questions concerning the content of the survey, please contact the Wake County Public School’s Data, Research, and Accountability Department at wcpssdataaccountab@wcpss.net

    Thank you for your continued partnership.

     

    Blood Drive

    Wakefield HS will be hosting a Blood Drive with Red Cross on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-2pm in the Staff Parking Lot (closest to the tennis courts). 

    High school blood drives are vital in meeting the needs of patients at local hospitals. Help us meet our goal; stand out and give blood. Community members can schedule their appointments on www.redcrossblood.org. Any students who are under the age of 18 will need to see Mrs. Dembisky in Room 3322 to schedule an appointment. 

     

    Senior Information

    Wolverine Athletics Booster Scholarship

    The WakefieldWolverine Athletics Booster Club is proud to offer two graduating senior student-athletes, one male and one female, a one-time Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded annually to the student-athlete(s) that best exemplifies the spirit of being a Wakefield Wolverine - balancing academic success in the classroom, athletic participation, and community service outside of school. Please click the link to apply for the scholarship award: https://forms.gle/xPWsbHAzebXyaCGBA

     

    Financial Aid for College

    If you have filled out a FAFSA and in checking your status, have received an error message, it is likely due to one of the following"

    1.  Student signature is missing - line item #12

    2. Parent consent to retrieve and disclose information is missing - line item(s) #36 and/or #38

    3. Parent signature is missing - line item #47

    4. Dependency status has been entered incorrectly - line item #14

    Unfortunately, at the present time, you cannot make corrections or add schools to your FAFSA.  The ability to make corrections should be available in the next 10-14 days.  Please check your FAFSA for updates and make corrections as soon as you are able.

     

    Graduation Information Session

    There was a graduation information session held at 6pm in our media center last Thursday. . If you were unable to attend, we have provided a link to the video for your viewing. Our Senior page will be able to answer most questions, but please complete this form if you have additional questions.

    Thanks and we look forward to a great graduation season!

     

    PTSA Senior Scholarships

    The 2024 PTSA Scholarship forms for seniors are live!

    Go to https://wakefieldhsptsa.org/index.html

    Remember, the student AND their parent/guardian must BOTH be PTSA members. To join, click here:https://wakefieldhs.memberhub.com/store?limit=21...

    APPLICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP ARE DUE BY APRIL 19, 2024

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  • April 15, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/15/2024 7:00:00 AM

    Wolverine Athletics Booster Scholarship

    The Wakefield Wolverine Athletics Booster Club is proud to offer two graduating senior student-athletes, one male and one female, a one-time Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded annually to the student-athlete(s) that best exemplifies the spirit of being a Wakefield Wolverine - balancing academic success in the classroom, athletic participation, and community service outside of school. 

     

    Blood Drive

    Wakefield HS will be hosting a Blood Drive with Red Cross on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-2pm in the Staff Parking Lot (closest to the tennis courts). 

    High school blood drives are vital in meeting the needs of patients at local hospitals. Help us meet our goal; stand out and give blood. Community members can schedule their appointments on www.redcrossblood.org. Any students who are under the age of 18 will need to see Mrs. Dembisky in Room 3322 to schedule an appointment. 

     

    Financial Aid for College

    If you have filled out a FAFSA and in checking your status, have received an error message, it is likely due to one of the following"

    1.  Student signature is missing - line item #12

    2. Parent consent to retrieve and disclose information is missing - line item(s) #36 and/or #38

    3. Parent signature is missing - line item #47

    4. Dependency status has been entered incorrectly - line item #14

    Unfortunately, at the present time, you cannot make corrections or add schools to your FAFSA.  The ability to make corrections should be available in the next 10-14 days.  Please check your FAFSA for updates and make corrections as soon as you are able.

     

    Senior “Assassin” Games

    Families of seniors,

    Our district has received multiple reports from area law enforcement agencies regarding local high school seniors engaged in water gun and NERF gun battles in off-campus locations across our community. Law enforcement also shared with us that they are getting reports of students who are trespassing on private property and driving recklessly while engaged in these activities. 

    We are joining with law enforcement to ask you to encourage your student to make responsible decisions. Students who trespass or drive recklessly can face legal consequences and could put their future in jeopardy.

    Please continue to monitor your student’s activities. The best means to keep schools and communities safe is to maintain healthy and open relationships between adults and children at all times. Students and parents can also report safety concerns to our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911.

    We appreciate your partnership in keeping our communities safe and ensuring that our seniors stay on track for a successful future.

    If you have questions, please contact your school’s School Resource Officer or call the non-emergency line for your local law enforcement agency. 

     

    PTSA Senior Scholarships

    The 2024 PTSA Scholarship forms for seniors are live!

    Go to https://wakefieldhsptsa.org/index.html

    Remember, the student AND their parent/guardian must BOTH be PTSA members. To join, click here:https://wakefieldhs.memberhub.com/store?limit=21...

    APPLICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP ARE DUE BY APRIL 19, 2024

     

    Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    Wakefield High School will host our Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night on Thursday, April 18, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Virtual conferences will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by in-person conferences from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Additional details are posted on the WHS homepage.

     

    Rising Seniors and Senior Portraits

    Rising seniors and their parents are invited to an information session on the senior portrait process on Thursday, April 18, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Wakefield High School is planning to use Cady Photography for all student pictures for the 2024-2025 school year. The process for senior portraits is changing, and Cady would like to inform students and parents of how to schedule their senior portraits during Summer 2024. 

     

    AP Exam Administration

    The AP exam administration window is May 6-17. The majority of exams will be administered at the Spring Forest Modular Campus, located at 3851 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Spanish Language, US History, and US Government & Politics will be administered at Wakefield High School. Transportation will be provided for those in need. Visit our website for additional information.   

     

    For Ninth Grade and Tenth Grade Families 

    North Carolina House Bill 259 requires us to notify our current enrolled 9th and 10th grade students of the opportunity to graduate from high school after their third year. This legislation allows students to apply to be a 3-Year Graduate. Eligible students are only able to apply for this flexibility if they meet the state’s minimum graduation requirements. 

    We value the high school experience and believe that high school provides students with an opportunity to expand their academic pursuits and interests.  However, we also realize that this opportunity may be of interest to some of our families.

    We will hold information sessions for interested students and families on Thursday, April 18, at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. in the WHS media center During this meeting, we will review all available information and provide an opportunity for questions. 

    We hope you have a wonderful evening. Thank you. 

     

    Financial Simulation for Seniors

    Parents of Seniors:  We will be conducting a financial simulation on April 18th with all Economics and Personal Finance classes and need your help.  Students will be transformed into young adults with jobs and bills to pay.  We are in need of volunteers to help with this activity.  There is no experience necessary.  Please use the following link to register or email sjoyner@wcpss.net with questions. http://tinyurl.com/whspringrom

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  • April 8, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/8/2024

    PTSA Senior Scholarships

    The 2024 PTSA Scholarship forms for seniors are live!

    Go to https://wakefieldhsptsa.org/index.html

    Remember, the student AND their parent/guardian must BOTH be PTSA members. To join, click here:

    https://wakefieldhs.memberhub.com/store?limit=21...

    APPLICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP ARE DUE BY APRIL 19, 2024

     

    Wolverine Athletics Scholarship

    The Wakefield Wolverine Athletics Booster Club is proud to offer two graduating senior student-athletes, one male and one female, a one-time Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded annually to the student-athlete(s) that best exemplifies the spirit of being a Wakefield Wolverine - balancing academic success in the classroom, athletic participation, and community service outside of school. Please click the link to apply for the scholarship award: https://forms.gle/xPWsbHAzebXyaCGBA

     

    Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    Wakefield High School will host our Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night on Thursday, April 18, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Virtual conferences will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by in-person conferences from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Additional details will be posted on the WHS homepage during the week of April 8. 

     

    Rising Seniors and Senior Portraits

    Rising seniors and their parents are invited to an information session on the senior portrait process on Thursday, April 18, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Wakefield High School is planning to use Cady Photography for all student pictures for the 2024-2025 school year. The process for senior portraits is changing, and Cady would like to inform students and parents of how to schedule their senior portraits during Summer 2024. 

     

    AP Exam Administration

    The AP exam administration window is May 6-17. The majority of exams will be administered at the Spring Forest Modular Campus, located at 3851 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Spanish Language, US History, and US Government & Politics will be administered at Wakefield High School. Transportation will be provided for those in need. Additional details will be posted on the WHS homepage later this week.  

     

    For Ninth Grade and Tenth Grade Families 

    North Carolina House Bill 259 requires us to notify our current enrolled 9th and 10th grade students of the opportunity to graduate from high school after their third year. This legislation allows students to apply to be a 3-Year Graduate. Eligible students are only able to apply for this flexibility if they meet the state’s minimum graduation requirements. 

    We value the high school experience and believe that high school provides students with an opportunity to expand their academic pursuits and interests.  However, we also realize that this opportunity may be of interest to some of our families.

    We will hold information sessions for interested students and families on Thursday, April 18, at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. in the WHS media center During this meeting, we will review all available information and provide an opportunity for questions. 

    We hope you have a wonderful evening. Thank you. 

     

    Financial Simulation for Seniors

    Parents of Seniors:  We will be conducting a financial simulation on April 18th with all Economics and Personal Finance classes and need your help.  Students will be transformed into young adults with jobs and bills to pay.  We are in need of volunteers to help with this activity.  There is no experience necessary.  Please use the following link to register or email sjoyner@wcpss.net with questions. http://tinyurl.com/whspringrom

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  • March 18, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/18/2024 7:00:00 AM

    Newspaper Info Sessions & Applications

    Are you interested in journalism? Apply to join the newspaper. Join an info session using the QR code or link (also on school website) https://bit.ly/howlerinterestmeeting    Applications will be taken through next week on March 22nd.  Application HERE.  

     

    STAFF vs. STUDENT Basketball Game

    Wakefield Virtual Enterprise presents Staff vs. Student Basketball Game on March 21. Create your team and sign up using the QR codes on our flyers and Instagram @WakefieldSvS. Don't miss out on the ultimate match between the winning student team and the STAFF team. Don't miss out on this thrilling event - be there to witness the battle of the best! 

     

    Spirt Week March18th -22nd

    This week 3/18-3/22 is our Spring Spirit Week as we get ready for Spring Break! Below are the themes for each day, make sure you participate!

    • Monday- March Madness: wear a jersey for your favorite sports team or their shirt!

    • Tuesday- Tropical Day: Hawaiian out and dress for the beach!

    • Wednesday- USA Out: wear red white & blue!

    • Thursday- Twin Day: dress like a twin with a friend!

    • Friday- Class Color Day: wear your class color to celebrate the last day before Spring Break!

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  • March 11, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/11/2024 7:00:00 AM

    Parent Update 3/10/24

    ACT Makeup

    We will host makeups for ACT and ACT WorkKeys on March 12, 2024, starting at 7:30 am.  Students will report to the media center when they arrive at school. Students may bring an ACT approved calculator though both tests have an embedded calculator. Please reach out to our testing coordinator with any questions, Amy Russell, arrussell@wcpss.net.

     

    High School Spectator Event Bag Rules to begin March 1

    To increase safety and security at WCPSS-sponsored spectator events on high school campuses, the district will implement new High School Spectator Event Bag Rules beginning March 1, 2024. As a part of the new rules, spectators will be permitted to bring into events one clear bag no larger than 12” x 15” x 3” as well as:

    • A small, clear clutch bag/wristlet;

    • Bags containing medically necessary items for that attendee's assistance (e.g., an oxygen tank); and

    • Diaper bags.

    Full rules and FAQs are available at wcpss.net/bagrules. Individuals attending events may be subject to searches of their belongings consistent with governing law and Board policies. Event entry may be dependent on the inspection of any items. Spectators carrying prohibited bags may be denied entry. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with the new rules.

     

    WCPSS schools and/or staff members are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged. 

     

    Course Registration for 24-25 School Year

    Registration for the next school year will begin Feb 28-March 22. Details will be shared soon via the school website and communication home. Counselors will meet with each student by grade level, starting with current Juniors. Counselors will visit English classrooms, and for those not in English this semester, we will assign a PACK time for them to attend. Please encourage your students to attend their PACK time for registration. We look forward to assisting your students in meeting their academic needs and goals. 

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  • March 4, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/4/2024 7:00:00 AM

    High School Spectator Event Bag Rules to begin March 1

    To increase safety and security at WCPSS-sponsored spectator events on high school campuses, the district will implement new High School Spectator Event Bag Rules beginning March 1, 2024. As a part of the new rules, spectators will be permitted to bring into events one clear bag no larger than 12” x 15” x 3” as well as:

    • A small, clear clutch bag/wristlet;

    • Bags containing medically necessary items for that attendee's assistance (e.g., an oxygen tank); and

    • Diaper bags.

    Full rules and FAQs are available at wcpss.net/bagrules. Individuals attending events may be subject to searches of their belongings consistent with governing law and Board policies. Event entry may be dependent on the inspection of any items. Spectators carrying prohibited bags may be denied entry. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with the new rules.

    WCPSS schools and/or staff members are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged.

     

    Course Registration for 24-25 School Year

    Registration for the next school year will begin Feb 28-March 22. Details will be shared soon via the school website and communication home. Counselors will meet with each student by grade level, starting with current Juniors. Counselors will visit English classrooms, and for those not in English this semester, we will assign a PACK time for them to attend. Please encourage your students to attend their PACK time for registration. We look forward to assisting your students in meeting their academic needs and goals. 

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  • February 26, 2024

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/26/2024 7:00:00 AM

    High School Spectator Event Bag Rules to begin March 1

    To increase safety and security at WCPSS-sponsored spectator events on high school campuses, the district will implement new High School Spectator Event Bag Rules beginning March 1, 2024. As a part of the new rules, spectators will be permitted to bring into events one clear bag no larger than 12” x 15” x 3” as well as:

    • A small, clear clutch bag/wristlet;

    • Bags containing medically necessary items for that attendee's assistance (e.g., an oxygen tank); and

    • Diaper bags.

    Full rules and FAQs are available at wcpss.net/bagrules. Individuals attending events may be subject to searches of their belongings consistent with governing law and Board policies. Event entry may be dependent on the inspection of any items. Spectators carrying prohibited bags may be denied entry. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with the new rules.

    WCPSS schools and/or staff members are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged. 

     

    Course Registration for 24-25 School Year

    Registration for the next school year will begin Feb 28-March 22. Details will be shared soon via the school website and communication home. Counselors will meet with each student by grade level, starting with current Juniors. Counselors will visit English classrooms, and for those not in English this semester, we will assign a PACK time for them to attend. Please encourage your students to attend their PACK time for registration. We look forward to assisting your students in meeting their academic needs and goals. 

     

    ACT Testing for 11th graders

    The ACT will be administered to all juniors on February 27, 2024, starting at 7:25 am.  Please make sure to bring your charged Wake County issued device since ACT will be offered online.  If students have an ACT-approved graphing calculator, they may bring it with them, though all math problems can be solved without a calculator, and the online test has an embedded calculator. Additionally, select Seniors at Wakefield who are required to take the ACT WorkKeys Assessment will test on February 27, 2024. NCDPI requires that all students who are CTE Concentrators take the WorkKeys assessments their Senior year.  Seniors have received an email to notify them about being selected for ACT WorkKeys.  All ACT questions should be directed to our Testing Coordinator, Amy Russell, arrussell@wcpss.net

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