Principal's Message

  • March 17, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 3/17/2019

    Application Courses

    Application course applications are due no later than Friday March 22, 2019. Application courses include Yearbook, Newspaper, Art Advanced Studies, Dance, Veterinary Assisting, Early Childhood Education, CTE Advance Studies, CTE Internships, Sports Medicine, PEPI, Athlete Weight Lifting, Media Studies and Virtual Enterprises. Students who do not submit the application on time will be dropped from the course.

    AP Contracts

    AP contracts are due by Friday, March 29, 2019 to Student Services. Students who do not submit the AP contract on time will be dropped from the courses.

    Graduating Seniors

    There will be a meeting for all graduating seniors and their parents March 25, 2019 in the WHS auditorium. The Senior meeting will start at 6:30.

    Grades

    The 3rd quarter is scheduled to end March 26, 2019. Parents please make sure you are checking Power Schools to insure your child has all their assignments complete and up to date.

    Drivers Ed

    The March Drivers Ed classroom portion will begin on Wednesday, March 27, at 2:30 in the Media Center. Rosters are posted outside Student Services and room 2314. See Mr. Tharrington with any questions regarding Drivers Ed.

    Dropping Students Off

    Parents please refrain from dropping students off in the student parking lot in the morning. Although it saves time you are putting other children at risk.

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  • March 3, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 3/3/2019

    Course Registration 2019-2020:

    Course registration for the 2019-2020 school year started this past week. WHS counselors worked with our current juniors and sophomores to select classes for next year.  All current 9th graders will be registered on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th.  Makeup registrations will occur on March 6th and 7th for students who were absent or who missed their original appointment times.  

    Scholarships:

    The Triangle Educational Advancement Foundation's mission is to promote HS athletics, academic performance, and student character. HS athletics includes athlete, trainer, manager or scorekeeper. Senior student-athletes, you may be eligible for a TEAF $5000 scholarship, and Wakefield HS is able to nominate 2 of our students. Applications are available in Student Services and are due Monday, March 11th. Please see Ms. Ansbacher if you have questions.

    The Wakefield HS PTSA is offering 8 different scholarships to Seniors, each in the amount of $800.  Please visit the PTSA link on our website to apply.  

    Parent Conference Night

    Parents, we are excited to have you join us at our spring Parent Conference Night on March 14th from 6:00-8:00.  To make an appointment for a conference, please visit the school website at https://www.wcpss.net/wakefieldhs and follow the link at the top of the page. See you soon!

    Saturday School

    Saturday School will be held in the Media Center from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM for students who have more than 10 unexcused absences.

    Early Release

    This Friday is early release for all students. School will dismiss at 11:50 AM for all students.

    Senior Parent Night

    Senior Parent information Night date has changed! Mark your calendars for Monday, March 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Auditorium! This meeting will be to share information regarding graduation, senior night, honors, and more.

    Parent Survey

    Parent please take five minutes to complete this short parent survey to provide Wakefield feedback about its service. Parent Survey

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  • February 24, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 2/24/2019

    AP Exam Registration:

    Students who wish to take an AP exam this May MUST register by this Friday, March 1st, at 11:59pm. Students are required to register through the Total Registration Link on the WHS Homepage in the Banner Section. There is also a link under the Announcement section. Students who are enrolled in AP courses through Wakefield HS or NCVPS will test free of charge.

    Course Registration 2019-2020:

    Course registration for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb 25th during 1st, 2nd and 4th period each day. Counselors will register all 11th graders on Monday, Feb 25th & Wednesday, Feb 27th. All 10th graders will be registered on Thursday, Feb 28th and Friday, March 1st, and all 9th graders will be registered on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th. Makeup registrations will be facilitated on March 6th & 7th for students who are absent or miss their appointment times. We encourage you to visit the WHS website to review the course registration materials in advance of these meetings, and students are welcome to bring the registration sheets with them.

    Scholarships:

    Wakefield HS can nominate one senior for the SECU Foundation's People Helping People $10,000 scholarship. Student applications and materials are available on the WHS website under the scholarships tab. Completed applications must be emailed to Ms. Ansbacher no later than 8am this Monday, February 25th. 

    Seniors, as you continue to receive your scholarship awards this year, please remember to complete the Senior Scholarship Report Form so that we can recognize all your achievements. Forms are available in the Student Services office. Congratulations and continue to apply!

    Winter Athletic Banquet

    The Winter Athletic Banquet is scheduled for this Monday at 6:00 PM. All winter sports athletes and their families are invited to attend to celebrate and laud our winter athletic teams.

    Spaghetti Dinner

    Tired of fast food, don’t feel like cooking? Come join Wakefield this Friday March 1st in the commons for spaghetti dinner. The cost is $5.00 dollars per person. All proceeds will benefit the Wakefield Girls Soccer team. Hope to see you there.

    Interim Reports

    Interim reports go home for all students failing a course by 3/1 - check PS to see your child's grades

    Senior Parent Information Night 

    Senior Parent information Night date has changed! Mark your calendars for Monday, March 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Auditorium! This meeting will be to share information regarding graduation, senior night, honors, and more.

    Parent Conference Night

    Parents, we are excited to see you at our upcoming Parent Conference Night on March 14th from 6:00-8:00. You can sign up for conferences with individual teachers using the link on the school website. The sign-up period runs through March 8th at 3:30. We look forward to seeing you then! www.ptcfast.com/schools/Wakefield_HS.

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  • Feb 10, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 2/10/2019

    Career College Promise

    Attention Rising 11th and 12th Graders:  Please visit the Student Services Page and click on the Career and College Tab to register for the upcoming CCP Information Session that will be held here at WHS on Tuesday, February 19 at 6PM.  Parents, this is an opportunity for your student to take college classes for free while in High School.  Register Now for the mandatory information session!!!

    Class Rank

    Seniors: The Mid-Year Class rank is now available.  Please see your counselor for details.

    College Admissions

    Seniors: The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a College Admissions Process Hands-On Workshop on February 23rd from 9am - 12pm at the IBM Recreation Center in RTP.  This will be an opportunity to get free assistance with: Creating a Digital Portfolio, writing personal statements, and completing & submitting applications.  Please visit Student Services for more information.

    SECU Scholarship

    Wakefield HS is able to nominate one senior for the State Employees Credit Union Foundation's People Helping People $10,000 scholarship. Student applications and materials are available on the WHS website under the scholarships tab. Completed applications must be emailed to Ms. Ansbacher no later than 8am on Monday, February 25th.  

    AP Registration

    Attention AP Students:  The portal to register for AP Exams opened on Friday, February 1st and will close Friday, March 1st.  All students planning to take an AP Exam must register through the online portal.  Students will be able to access the registration portal by visiting the WHS Homepage and clicking the link in the Banner Section.

    Registration

    Please visit the Student Services portion of the Wakefield website in order to access materials related to course registration for the upcoming school year.  Should you have questions about the materials or registration process, please contact your child's school counselor.  

    Failure Due to Excessive Absences

    If your child needs to make up time as a result of an FF, please have him/her attend Saturday School on Saturday, February 23rd.  It runs from 9AM-12:00PM.

    ACT

    All 11th graders are required to take the ACT. The ACT will be administered February 20th

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  • February 3, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 2/3/2019

    AP Registration

    Attention AP Students:  The portal to register for AP Exams opened on Friday, February 1st and will close Friday, March 1st.  All students planning to take an AP Exam must register through the online portal.  Students will be able to access the registration portal by visiting the WHS Homepage and clicking the link in the Banner Section.

    Career and College Promise

    Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors:  Wakefield HS will be hosting a Wake Tech College and Career Promise program information session on Tuesday, February 19th from 6 to 7:30pm in the Media Center.  We are excited to have a CCP information session on campus this year so that you can learn about this opportunity for your high school student to earn college credit tuition free.

    MYNCF.COM

    The National Association for College Admissions Counseling is coming to the Raleigh Convention Center on March 19th from 4:30p to 7:30p. Students who are interested in an opportunity to access hundreds of colleges and universities in one location should register for free at GOTOMYNCF.COM.

    Registration

     

    Please visit the Student Services portion of the Wakefield website in order to access materials related to course registration for the upcoming school year.  Should you have questions about the materials or registration process, please contact your child's school counselor.  

     

    Failure Due to Excessive Absences

     

    If your child needs to make up time as a result of an FF, please have him/her attend Saturday School on Saturday, February 9th.  It runs from 9AM-noon.

     

    Counselor Appreciation Week

     

    Next week is counselor appreciation week. Make sure you show your counselor some love for all the hard work and dedication to the well being of the students we serve.

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  • January 13, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 1/13/2019

    Scholarship Opportunities

    A reminder to Seniors to check our scholarship bulletins on the WHS website -> Students -> Seniors -> College -> Scholarships.

    Scholarship bulletins are organized by the month that the scholarship is due and are updated regularly. Just this week, we have received 5 new scholarship opportunities, both need and merit-based. Please see Ms. Ansbacher in Student Services if you have questions.

    Exam Schedule

    This week is final exam week. Each child’s exam schedule is unique depending on their circumstances. Please review the exam schedule on the WHS website to determine when your child is scheduled to take their exams. If your child is exempt from an exam and would like to leave school early you must download and sign the parent permission form for early release. Students should turn that form into the teacher’s class they are missing prior to the exam. All students are required to attend exam review days even if they are exempt from the exam. If you have questions about exam exemption, that policy is available for review on the WHS website. 

    Future Mechanics

    Juniors interested in mechanics listen up! UTI in Morrisville's Summer Ignite Program courses will train high school juniors in automotive, diesel, motorcycle and collision repair mechanical technology. The skills taught are the same as those in the full-tuition program courses—but offered here for FREE. Please see Ms. Toborowsky in Student Services for more information.

    Prom

    Prom is scheduled for April 27, 2019 at the Marriott downtown. There was a date misprint on an earlier version of the senior timeline, so please note the correct date.

    Curriculum Fair

    Wakefield High School will conduct it’s 2019-2020 Curriculum Fair Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:30- 8:30 PM. The purpose of the curriculum fair is to inform parents /guardians about high school program planning and course selections for the 2019-2020 school year. From 7:30- 8:00 PM several topics will be presented in the WHS auditorium including promotion and graduation requirements, math and science registration options, course offerings and sequence, course placement and expectations and Wake Tech Career and College Promise (CCP).

    Open House Meet the Teacher Night

    Open House Meet the Teacher night is schedule for January 28, 2019 from 6:30- 8:30 PM. The purpose of Open House/ Meet the Teacher Night is for teacher to provide parents information about course expectations and available supports provided by the teacher and school to aid our students in being successful.

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  • January 6, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 1/6/2019

    Partial Day Schedule

    Any senior who is interested in a Partial Day for second semester must complete and submit a Partial Day Request Form. Forms are available in the Student Services office and on the WHS Website under Student Services Forms. Forms are due no later than January 17th.

    Early Release Request Forms

    Juniors and Seniors who are enrolled in CCP, Dual Enrollment, or a CTE internship off-campus 2nd semester must complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Early Release Request Form in order to leave campus. Forms are available in the Student Services office and on the WHS Website under Student Services Forms. Forms are due no later than January 17th.

    Practice ACT Interpretations 

    The Practice ACT Score Interpretation and test taking strategy session will be held on Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30pm in the WHS auditorium.

    Summer Opportunity 

    Duke University hosts several summer opportunities for students. They have both credit and non-credit programs that give students the opportunities to get a feel for a college campus both academically and residentially. (One of the STEM Academy weeks is a even commuter week for local students who do not care to live on campus.)

    A representative will be here during Pride Time on Tuesday, January 8th. Please see Mrs. Joyner to get a pass.

    Saturday School

    The last Saturday School of the Fall Semester will be held Saturday January 12, 2019. If your child has over ten unexcused absences, they need to be sure to make up their time in order to receive credit for their classes.

    Final Exams 

    Final exams will be administered January 14-18. Please check the Wakefield High School website to determine when your child is scheduled to take their exam. If your child is not required to take all their exams and wants to be released early, they must turn in the permission slip that can be downloaded from the WHS website. Please refer to the exam exemption policy located on the WHS website to see if your child is eligible for final exam exemption.

    Open House

    Wakefield High School Spring Semester Open House is schedule for January 28, 2019. More information soon to come.

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  • December 16, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 12/16/2018

    Fees and Fines

    School fine notices were handed out to students last week. Be sure to check with your child to see if they received a notice indicating fines or lost items. Students will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities, walk across the stage at graduation, or receive parking and off campus lunch passes with any outstanding fees or fines on their account.

    Schedule Change request

    Second semester schedule change request period will open on Monday, December 17th and close on Friday, December 21st. Schedule change requests can only be made online.

    Career College Promise

    Juniors and Seniors who are enrolled in CCP, Dual Enrollment, or a CTE internship off-campus 2nd semester must complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Early Release Request Form in order to leave campus. Forms are available in the Student Services office and on the WHS Website under Student Services Forms. Forms are due no later than January 17th. 

    Partial day request

    Any senior who is interested in a Partial Day for second semester must complete and submit a Partial Day Request Form. Forms are available in the Student Services office and on the WHS Website under Student Services Forms. Forms are due no later than January 17th.

    Testing for Mid-year Graduates

    Mid-Year graduates that have been approved to test in December will be testing on December 18th and 19th in Room 3320. Our testing coordinator, Ms. Russell, will contact you concerning test times.

    Holiday Spirt Week

    As we go into the Winter Break, Wakefield High School will celebrate this last week of school by having a Winter Spirt Week. Each day will have a specific theme as we celebrate the Holiday season. Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Winter White Out, Wednesday is favorite Holiday Character, Thursday is Holiday Colors, and Friday is Tacky Holiday Sweater.

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  • December 9, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 12/9/2018

    School Fines

    School fine notices were handed out to students this week during their 2nd period class.  Be sure to check with your student to see if they received a notice indicating fines or lost items.  Students will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities, walk across the stage at graduation, or receive parking and off campus lunch passes with anything outstanding on their accounts.

    PSAT results

    PSAT scores will be available online to students by Wednesday, December 12.  Students who provided their email address on their PSAT answer sheet will receive an email reminder from College Board explaining where and how to view their scores. Students who did not enter an email address will have to see their counselor to retrieve their access code. 

    Junior Conferences

    Junior conferences will take place December 10th through December 18th.  Grade 11 students will begin discussing post-secondary plans with their counselors.  Students will receive passes from their first period teachers to attend these sessions.

    Spring Schedule Change Request

    Second semester schedule change request period will open on December 17th and close on December 21st.  Schedule change requests can only be made online.

    Congrats         

    We would like to recognize our teachers who recently earned National Boards Certification. Earning national Boards certification is a rigorous process that highlights a teacher’s expertise in teaching. We would like to congratulate Shelli Clark, Christina Goodson, Adam Mills and Emily Scales on earning this prestigious honor.

    Wakefield Foundation

    We need parents and community members to help us with establishing a Educational Foundation to support the Wakefield Schools. If interested, please contact Mrs. Hanna at ehanna@wcpss.net.

    Saturday School

    We will be holding Saturday School at Wakefield High School Saturday, December 15, 2019. Saturday School is for students to make up class time if they have more than 10 unexcused absences in any of their classes.

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  • December 2, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 12/2/2018

    Teaching Fellows 

    The NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship is a 4-year scholarship for students willing to work as a teacher in North Carolina. NC State will be on campus on December 4th to talk about their program. Please see Mrs. Joyner in Student Services to get a pass to attend.

    Need a part-time job?  

    There are new job postings at https://www.smore.com/jc5p4-employment-opportunities

    Scholarships:

    Seniors don't forget to visit the monthly scholarship bulletins that are posted on the WHS website.  Go to Students -> Seniors -> College -> Scholarships to see a variety of opportunities for funding your post-secondary education.   

    Indoor Track

    The Wakefield Boys and Girls Indoor Track team had a strong showing at the Red Ram Polar Bear Meet at Franklinton High School. Both Teams dominated the Sprints finishing top 5 in every race. The Boys was led by current NC leader Reggie Barlow in the 55m dash. Other top finishers were Kyle Lipscomb, Josiah Alexander, Will Randall, Maurice Jones and AJ Christian. The Girls was led by Daijon Lee, Jasmine Wilson-Johnson and Amaya Adair.

    Drivers Education

    The December Drivers Ed class will begin Monday, December 3rd, at 2:30 in the Media Center. Rosters are posted in Student Services and outside room 2314. See Mr. Tharrington with any questions.

    Food Pantry

    Our Wakefield High School Food Pantry, in partnership with Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, is now open! If you know families in the area who could benefit, please let them know to come to our main office and ask for Mrs. Toborowsky. Thanks to the Tri Area Ministry Food Pantry, the WHS PTSA, and all our wonderful families who donated! If you would like to donate, please click our Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/dyzFm9g

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