Principal's Message

  • April 5, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 4/5/2020

    Driver’s Eligibility Certificates

    Until further notice, WCPSS will not be issuing Driver’s Eligibility Certificates (DECs) as all schools and district offices are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.

    Remote Learning

    Attached is the link that provides parents and students guidelines for remote learning  Remote learning

    Daily Schedule

    Students will have a daily schedule to follow as we conduct school through remote learning. The daily schedule will be uploaded to the school website this week.

    School Operation

    Many parents have questions and concerns about school closure and the remote learning process. Wakefield High School is planning to create a video chat where we can answer and address parents and student concerns later this week. If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed in this web chat please submit them using this link. Questions about remote learning and school closure.

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  • March 29, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 3/29/2020

    CCP Information Sessions

    Attention Students: The CCP Information Sessions for students interested in taking summer and fall courses have been moved to online only.  To access the online Information Session students must visit the CCP Information Page at ccp.waketech.edu and click on the Watch Mandatory Information Session link.  The student must watch the entire video, sign-in and complete the survey in order to receive credit for attendance. 

    Course Selections

    Attention Parents: Please review your child’s Course Selections for the 2020-2021 school year by clicking on the “Course Registration Link” located in your child’s PowerSchool Portal.  To make changes to the courses that your child selected you must access the “Course Verification Change Request Form” located on the WHS Homepage in the Banner Section.  All changes must be submitted by 3:00 PM on Friday, April 3rd.

    Scholarships

    Attention Seniors:  Please continue to visit the Scholarship link on the Student Services Page under the College Link for interested scholarships.  Scholarship are updated regularly. 

    Application Courses

    We are extending the deadline for submitting applications for application courses.  Digital copies of the applications are available on the Student Services page of the school website.  Please complete the appropriate form and email it to Ms. Torres at ctorres@wcpss.net by 4/3/20.   

    Remote Learning

    Parents if you had not completed the remote learning survey administered by your child 2nd period teacher or  located on the WHS website please do so as soon as possible.  We are waiting on 800 more parents to respond. This information is needed to accurately access the needs of the communities served by WHS.

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  • March 8, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 3/8/2020

    AP Exams

    Attention AP Parents & Students: The AP Exam Information and Exam Location Schedule is now posted on the WHS Homepage in the Banner Section. Please be aware that some of the AP Exams will be administered at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Students will need to provide their own transportation to the off-campus site. Please contact Mr. Douglas in Student Services if you have any questions.

    Registration

    Attention Parents & Students: Any student who have not registered for their courses for the 2020/2021 school year will meet with their counselor on Tuesday, March 10 in the Media Center. Passes will be given to the students in their 1st period class.

    Scholarships

    Seniors, please remember to complete the Scholarship Reporting Form located in the Banner Section.

    Tardy Notes

    Parents, if your child is tardy to school, they must bring the tardy note with them the day they are tardy. Tardy notes will not be accepted the next day. However, students have two days to bring in a note if they were absent from school.

    Attention Parents of Rising Seniors

    North Carolina law now requires the Meningococcal (“Me-nin-go-coc-cal) vaccine for entry into 12th grade. This vaccination must be done before the first day of school. Please bring in a copy of your child’s immunization record showing this vaccination has been completed. A handout about this vaccination will be given to your child during course registration. If you have questions, please contact our Registrar Mrs. Privette.

    Athletic Fundraisers

    On March 13, 2020 Wakefield Athletics will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser starting at 6:00 PM and lasting until 8:00 PM in the Commons. The cost for the spaghetti dinner is $5.00 per person. On March 14, 2020 Wakefield High School Athletics will host a Pancake Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser in the Commons from 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM. The cost will be $7.00 per person. Come out and join us as we support are spring sports teams.

    Jostens

    Jostens will be on campus on Tuesday, March 10th during lunch in the front lobby to deliver cap & gown units and senior products. All items must be paid for in full before students can receive their products. Online payments must be made 48 hours prior tothe delivery date. Cash or money order only will be accepted on the delivery date. If you still need to place an order, please go to www.jostens.com

    Spring Market Craft Festival

    On Saturday, April 18th, the Wakefield High School Band will be hosting their 1st annual Spring Market Craft Festival. This event will take place at Wakefield High School from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM. The Spring Market will feature over 100 vendors from all over North Carolina, offering handmade jewelry, arts & crafts, clothing, baked goods, seasonal merchandise and food trucks. Admission is $5 cash or $5.50 for debit/credit cards. Proceeds from this event will help support the instrumental music programs at Wakefield High School. Please add this event to your calendar, share it with your friends, and help us have a great Spring Market

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  • March 1, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 3/1/2020

    Attention Parents of Rising Seniors

    North Carolina law now requires the Meningococcal (“Me-nin-go-coc-cal) vaccine for entry into 12th grade.  This vaccination must be done before the first day of school.  Please bring in a copy of your child’s immunization record showing this vaccination has been completed.   A handout about this vaccination will be given to your child during course registration.  If you have questions, please contact our Registrar Mrs. Privette.

    Athletic Fundraisers

    On March 13, 2020 Wakefield Athletics will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser starting at 6:00 PM and lasting until 8:00 PM in the Commons. The cost for the spaghetti dinner is $5.00 per person. On March 14, 2020 Wakefield High School Athletics will host a Pancake Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser in the Commons from 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM.  The cost will be $7.00 per person.  Come out and join us as we support are spring sports teams.

    Jostens

    Jostens will be on campus on Tuesday, March 10th during lunch in the front lobby to deliver cap & gown units and senior products. All items must be paid for in full before students can receive their products. Online payments must be made 48 hours prior to the delivery date. Cash or money order only will be accepted on the delivery date. If you still need to place an order, please go to www.jostens.com

    Drivers Ed

    The March Drivers Ed class begins on Tuesday, March 3, 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. 

    Culinary Arts

    If you are interested in taking Culinary Arts next year, please see Mrs. Writtenberry in Room 2222 for a course application. You must turn in an application to be eligible to take the class. Applications must be submitted by February 14th.

    PTSA Scholarships

    Wakefield High School PTSA will award 10 $800 scholarships as well at 2 $500 ThinkFirst scholarships in 2020. Wakefield High School PTSA Senior Scholarship Applications are online (PTSA website and Facebook). All applications and additional requirements are due by April 17th . You and your parent must be PTSA members and the deadline for membership has been extended from January 31st to February 29th. Please contact scholarship@wakefieldhsptsa.org for more information. 

    Attention Seniors

    All Senior fees that were not paid by the deadline are not a fine and can only be paid for in the Media Center in cash. Please be aware that if a senior has any outstanding fees, they will not receive tickets to graduation until they are paid in full.

    AP Exam Registration

    AP Students, if you are enrolled in a 2nd semester AP course the deadline to register to take the AP Exam is March 3rd.  All AP Exam Registrations must be done through your College Board Account. Please see Mr. Douglas in Student Services if you have any questions.

     AP Exams

    Attention AP Parents & Students:  The AP Exam Information and Exam Location Schedule is now posted on the WHS Homepage in the Banner Section.  Please be aware that some of the AP Exams will be administered at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.  Students will need to provide their own transportation to the off-campus site.  Please contact Mr. Douglas in Student Services if you have any questions.

    Registration

    Attention Parents: WHS will complete registration of our current 9th grade students for their courses for the 2020-21 school year on Monday, March 2nd and begin registering our 10th grade studentsAll students will receive a pass to report to the Media Center to meet with their counselor.

    Scholarship Reporting

    Seniors, please remember to complete the Scholarship Reporting Form located in the Banner Section.  

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  • February 18, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 2/18/2020

    AP Exam Registration

    AP Students, if you are enrolled in a 2nd semester AP course the deadline to register to take the AP Exam is March 3rd. All AP Exam Registrations must be done through your College Board Account.

    AP Testing

    Parents, please click on the AP Testing Schedule located in the Banner Section of the WHS Homepage to see important information concerning testing location for the AP Exams.

    Class Rank and GPA

    Parents, your student’s rank and GPA has been updated to reflect their 1st semester grades. Please have your student visit their counselor for information concerning their updated rank and GPA.

    2020-21 Course Registration

    Parents and Students, the Registration Tab for students to begin selecting their courses for the next school year will go live on Feb 17th. Students must login to their PowerSchool to access the link. WHS Counselors will begin registration for all students on Wednesday, Feb 26th.

    Graduation

    Graduation this year is schedule to take place In Reynolds Coliseum a change from previous years. Due to the capacity of the new venue students should only expect to receive approximately 6 tickets to distribute to their family for graduation. Please plan accordingly. Senior Class Night is scheduled to take place May 28th at 6:00 PM at Wakefield High School. Senior Night is an opportunity to celebrate your senior’s accomplishments before the actual graduation ceremony. If you have family or friends who will not be able to attend graduation because the limited number of tickets, Senior Night is a great opportunity to ensure family and friends get a chance to celebrate the accomplishment of your senior.

    Yearbooks

    If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, you MUST have a book purchased by February 23rd in order to guarantee you will receive a copy. Yearbooks can be purchased through the Jostens website. Parents of seniors, you can still purchase yearbook recognition ads for your seniors through February 21st at jostensyearbooks.com.

    Attention Seniors!!

    Wakefield High School PTSA will award 10 $800 scholarships (Academic, Services, Arts, First Generation, AIM, PRIDE, Community College) as well at 2 $500 ThinkFirst scholarships in 2020. Wakefield High School PTSA Senior Scholarship Applications are online (PTSA website and Facebook). All applications and additional requirements are due online by April 17th as well as an interview on May 7th. You and your parent must be PTSA members and the deadline for membership has been extended from January 31st to February 29th. Please contact scholarship@wakefieldhsptsa.org for more information.

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  • February 9, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 2/9/2020

    Open House

    Open House/Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled to take place this week, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Wakefield High School. Meet the Teacher Night is an opportunity for parents to learn about the course content and teacher expectations.

    Report Cards

    Report Cards will be distributed to students Monday, February 10, 2020.

    Yearbooks

    If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, you MUST have a book purchased by February 23rd in order to guarantee you will receive a copy. Yearbooks can be purchased through the Jostens website. Parents of seniors, you can still purchase yearbook recognition ads for your seniors through February 21st at jostensyearbooks.com. 

    Attention Seniors!!

    Wakefield High School PTSA will award 10 $800 scholarships (Academic, Services, Arts, First Generation, AIM, PRIDE, Community College) as well at 2 $500 ThinkFirst scholarships in 2020. Wakefield High School PTSA Senior Scholarship Applications are online (PTSA website and Facebook). All applications and additional requirements are due online by April 17th as well as an interview on May 7th. You and your parent must be PTSA members and the deadline for membership has been extended from January 31st to February 29th. Please contact scholarship@wakefieldhsptsa.org for more information.

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  • January 26, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 1/26/2020

    Scholarships

    Attention Seniors - The Scholarship Reporting Form is now available on the WHS website under the Senior tab.  Any student in the Class of 2020 who receives a scholarship should complete this online form, even if you don't accept the award money.  We want to recognize and celebrate your success.  Please contact Ms. Ansbacher in Student Services if you have questions.

    There is still plenty of time to apply for Scholarships!  Check out the WHS Website > Students > Student Services > College > Scholarships to see our monthly Scholarship Bulletins!  There are scholarships available for both 2-yr and 4-yr colleges and universities, both in-state and outside North Carolina.  Scholarship Bulletins are updated weekly, and we are starting to receive more opportunities for students to get money for college.

    School Registration

    Attention Parents and Students: In preparation for our upcoming Schoolwide Registration Process, Wakefield High School will host our Curriculum Fair on Thursday, January 30th from 6-8 PM in the Commons Area.  This is an opportunity for you and your student to receive information and answers to questions, that you may have, about courses that your student is interested in taking next year.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.     

    Winter Formal

    Mark your calendar for the Snow Ball Winter Formal Dance on Saturday, February 15th from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online on the school's website through February 7th or purchased on February 6th or February 11th during all 3 lunches in the commons, cash only. Outside date forms are available to pick up in the front office starting Monday! 

    Stunt

    Due to the Exam Schedule, the STUNT interest session will be moved to January 29th. Still during the first part of SMART Lunch, in the Collaborative Space. Please see Coach Mitchell in Room 2300 if you cannot attend and are interested.

    Spring Semester

    The Spring Semester for students starts Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. Unless your child needs to make up an exam or make up time at school because they have over 10 unexcused absences, they should not report to school Monday, January 27th 2020.

    Spring Track

    There will be a spring track interest meeting On February 5th during the beginning of Smart Lunch. All interested students should attend. Tryout information will be provided.

    Men’s Golf

    There is a mandatory Men’s Golf Interest meeting on January 28th @2:30 in room 3216. Those wanting to try out on February 12th -13th need to attend this meeting.

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  • January 12, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 1/12/2020

    Winter Formal

    Mark your calendar for the Snow Ball Winter Formal Dance on Saturday, February 15th from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online on the school's website through February 7th or purchased on February 6th or February 11th during all 3 lunches in the commons, cash only. Outside date forms are available to pick up in the front office starting Monday!

    School Registration

    Attention Parents and Students: In preparation for our upcoming Schoolwide Registration Process, Wakefield High School will host our Curriculum Fair on Thursday, January 30th from 6-8 PM in the Commons Area. This is an opportunity for you and your student to receive information and answers to questions, that you may have, about courses that your student is interested in taking next year. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

    Scholarships

    Seniors, please continue to check the Scholarship Tab located on the Student Services Website under the college link on the left of the page. The scholarship listing is updated as new scholarships are made available.

    Stunt

    Due to the Exam Schedule, the STUNT interest session will be moved to January 29th. Still during the first part of SMART Lunch, in the Collaborative Space. Please see Coach Mitchell in Room 2300 if you cannot attend and are interested.

    Exam Exemption POLICY

    All classes are required to give a final assessment that will account for 20% of the student’s weighted grade for the semester. All instructors in a PLT will give the same final assessment to all sections of the course. Exams will be given in one of the following formats: EoC, NCFE, VOCAT, traditional test, performance assessment or summative project. Details on the format of the final exam will be included on the course syllabus. For students who are not taking a course with an EOC, NCFE or VOCAT exam, all absences count in the exemption total except for approved school sponsored activities and college visits.

    All students, 9-12, may be exempted from exams if the following criteria are met:

    “A” average with 3 or fewer absences for the course.

    “B” average with 2 or fewer absences for the course.

    “C” average with 1 or fewer absences for the course.

    3 tardies = 1 absence.

    Any student with an unexcused absence cannot be exempt from an exam. There will be no appeals process for exemptions.

    Early Release During Exam Week

    Any student not scheduled to take two exams during final exam week and would like to be released early from school should download the early release permission letter from the Wakefield High School website or pick it up from Student Services. Letters must be turned in to the Main Office and signed by parents to provide students permission to leave school early during exam week.

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  • January 5, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 1/5/2020

    Partial Day Schedules

    Attention Seniors:  Student Services will begin accepting applications for Partial Day for 2nd semester beginning Monday, December 16th through Friday, January 10th.  Applications will be available in Student Services.  Submitting a request does not guarantee a schedule adjustment due to class sizes. 

    Schedule Change Request

    The Schedule Change Request will be available online from Monday, December 16th through Friday, January 10th.  All request must be submitted online.  Counselors will not accept emailed request for schedule changes. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee a schedule change.

    Exam Schedule

    The Final Exam Schedule can be found on the WHS website. Please review the exam schedule because depending on the classes your child is assigned; they may not have to come to school each day of exam week.

    Exam Exemption POLICY

    All classes are required to give a final assessment that will account for 20% of the student’s weighted grade for the semester. All instructors in a PLT will give the same final assessment to all sections of the course. Exams will be given in one of the following formats: EoC, NCFE, VOCAT, traditional test, performance assessment or summative project. Details on the format of the final exam will be included on the course syllabus. For students who are not taking a course with an EOC, NCFE or VOCAT exam, all absences count in the exemption total except for approved school sponsored activities and college visits.

    All students, 9-12, may be exempted from exams if the following criteria are met:

    “A” average with 3 or fewer absences for the course.

    “B” average with 2 or fewer absences for the course.

    “C” average with 1 or fewer absences for the course.

    3 tardies = 1 absence.

    Any student with an unexcused absence cannot be exempt from an exam. There will be no appeals process for exemptions.

    Early Release During Exam Week

    Any student not scheduled to take two exams during final exam week and would like to be released early from school should download the early release permission letter from the Wakefield High School website or pick it up from Student Services. Letters must be turned in to the Main Office and signed by parents to provide students permission to leave school early during exam week.

    Academic Grades

    Parents we have two weeks left until final exams and the end of the 1st term. Please check Power Schools consistently to ensure your child is on track to meet passing requirements for the classes they are currently enrolled in.

    Attention Seniors

    Reminder that your Senior fee is due by Jan 30th and can be paid online through the school's website. Currently 70% of the Senior class has not paid their fee. Starting Feb 1st, the fee will go up $5

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  • December 8, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scales on 12/8/2019

    Practice ACT Participants

    Juniors who participated in the practice ACT on 11/16, are invited to a score interpretation night on Tuesday, Dec. 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the auditorium. You and your parents can come and receive your test scores and learn about ACT resources and test taking strategies that can help you improve your scores for the actual ACT you will be taking on February 25th.

    ACT Accommodations

    Students taking the ACT at Wakefield High School on February 25, 2020 who want to utilize their accommodations outlined in their educational plan will need to submit a consent form.  This consent form can be found on the Wakefield website.  The form needs to be submitted to the testing coordinator, Amy Russell (arrussell@wcpss.net), by January 3, 2020.  Without the submitted consent form, approval for utilizing accommodations will not be granted by ACT.  This is the first step in the accommodation approval process.

    Fiesta Latina

    We are having a Latin party here at Wakefield High School. This event is hosted by all three Wakefield Schools. Come dance salsa, merengue, bachata, eat food, face painting, crafts, break pinatas, and play bingo. For our Spanish speaking families, we have interpreters and information to get connected to Wakefield. We hope to see you here Wednesday December 11, at 5:30 PM

    Class Rings and Senior Products

    Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, December 11th during lunches in the cafeteria lobby to deliver class rings that were ordered in the fall. Your ring must be paid for in full in order to receive it Wednesday, December 11th.  December 11th will also be the final day for Seniors to place their order for senior products during lunches in the front lobby. A $60.00 dollar deposit is needed to place the order.

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