Principal's Message

  • 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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  • November 25, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/25/2018

    NC Teaching Fellows

    NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship is a 4-year scholarship for students willing to work as a teacher in NC. NCSU 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.

    Senior Fee

    Attention Seniors: Reminder that senior fees are still available to be paid online through the school's website. The fee is $50 and can be accessed through the Senior page. Deadline to pay is January 17th and currently 330 Seniors still haven't paid their fee yet. So get this Senior requirement checked off today!

    Wakefield Basketball

    Come join us Friday, November 30th as the Wakefield Varsity Women’s and Men’s basketball team takes on Hoggard in our first home varsity game of the season. Don’t miss the opportunity to cheer our Wolverines to victory!!!!

    Saturday School

    Saturday School is scheduled for this Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. Students should attend Saturday school if they have accumulated over 10 unexcused absences in any of their classes.

    Beauty and The Beast

    This winter members of the Wakefield Theater Program will present Beauty and the Beast. Shows will take place in the auditorium November 29th and 30th at 7:00 PM. There will also be a 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM performance December 1st. Please come out and show your support for the Wakefield Theater Program. Tickets are only $10.00

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  • November 18, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/18/2018

    Schedule for the Week.

    School will only be in session Monday and Tuesday of this week. Tuesday is an early release day for all students.

    Wakefield Football

    Congratulations to the Wakefield football team for an amazing run this season. Despite their 21-19 loss to Fuquay Varina High School in the state playoffs, they demonstrated a lot of grit and played hard to the end. Great job guys!!!!!

    Practice ACT

    Attention 11 Graders: Please visit the WHS Homepage under Announcements to register to take the FREE Practice ACT here at WHS on December 8, 2018 at 8am. The deadline to register is coming up on Wednesday, November 21st.

    Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY)

    Attention 10th Graders: Each year Wakefield selects one sophomore to attend the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) conference and serve as our HOBY Ambassador. This is a 3-day leadership program held at NC State. Please see Mr. Walker in Student Services if you would like more information and/or an application. Applications are due Friday, November 30th.

    Just Think First 

    The Just Think First club will be sponsoring their annual Thanksgiving Day Kid Dash, 1-mile Fun Run, 5k, 10k and half marathon. Come join us Thanksgiving Day to raise awareness for a great cause and burn some calories before you indulge in your Thanksgiving Day feast. More information is available under the Student tab and Just Think First.

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  • November 11, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/11/2018

    Free ACT practice exam

    Parents, Wakefield High School is offering the Free ACT Practice Exam to interested 11th graders only on December 8th at 8am. Please visit the WHS Homepage under Wakefield News and register. This is an opportunity for your student to practice and prepare for the ACT Exam that will be given to all 11th grade students on February 20, 2019. Check-in will begin at 7:30am. Transportation is not provided by WHS. The Deadline to register is November 21st.

    ASVAB

    Parents, the ASVAB (Armed Services Aptitude Battery) Test will be given here at Wakefield HS on Thursday, November 15th to interested 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Please encourage your child to sign up in Student Services by November 9th. The ASVAB is not just used for entrance into the Military but it can also assist your student with identifying their career interest. Don’t let your student miss this opportunity to take this test for free.

    9th Grade parent Night

    Parents, Wakefield High School will hold a community engagement night for 9th grade parents on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Workshops will be held on topics such as the Class of 2022 planning timeline, PreACT, and career and college exploration.

    Senior Fees

    Attention Seniors: Reminder that senior fees are still available to be paid online through the school's website. The fee is $50 and can be accessed through the Senior page. Deadline to pay is January 17th and currently 330 Seniors still haven't paid their fee yet. So get this Senior requirement checked off today!

    Report cards

    Reports cards went home for parents that did not pick them up Friday November 9, 2018. If you have any concerns about child’s academic progress don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher and set up a conference.

    Athletic Banquet

    The Fall athletic banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 PM at Wakefield High School. All Fall athletes and their parents are welcome to attend.

    Veterans Day

    There will be no school Monday due to Veteran’s day.

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  • November 4, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/4/2018

    Report Card Pick Up/Parent Teacher Conference Night

    Parent-Teacher Conference night will be held on November 8th from 5-7pm.  Parents and students should attend.  This will be an opportunity for parents to pick up their student's report card and to speak briefly with their student's teachers.

    Parent Junior Night

    Parents who missed the Junior Parent Night on November 1st can review the PowerPoint presentation on the WHS website under the Student Services tab, and then under Juniors. For parents who did attend Junior Night please complete the following feedback survey so we can know how best to serve the needs of you and our students.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJzSAcKwBRllRQ5oqKW9T6sUVTCI8o96VWDrJP0Jp7BZ3moQ/viewform 

    Practice ACT

    Juniors - Please visit the WHS Homepage under Announcements and register now for the Free Practice ACT exam here at WHS on December 8, 2018 @ 8am.  This will be an opportunity to practice and prepare for the ACT Exam that will be given to all 11th grade students on February 20, 2019.  Check in will begin at 7:30am; transportation will not be provided.  The deadline to register is November 21, 2018. 

    Freshman Night

    Parents of 9th graders -Wakefield High School will hold a parent information night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  A dinner will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by information sessions from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Please register if you plan to attend. This will help staff ensure enough resources are available.  The registration link and agenda can be found on the WHS homepage. Interested families can direct questions to Mr. Cummings

    Mistletoe Market

    November 10th is the 18th annual Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair hosted by the PTSA.  This is our school’s ONLY fundraiser. The event boasts over 200 vendors from all over North Carolina. Please support the W and come by for a fun day of shopping, food and raffles between 9:00 and 4:30pm

    Saturday School

    The next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday November 17, 2018 from 9:00-12:00. Saturday School is for students with over 10 unexcused absences. 

    Fun fact - Congrats to Marching Band for placing 1st place in Music, Visual Performance, Percussion, Color Guard, & class ranking & placing 2nd place General Effect & Drum Major, & had the 2nd highest score out of the 18 bands.

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  • October 28, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 10/28/2018

    Mistletoe Market

    The PTSAs Mistletoe Market will be Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School.  The school will be transformed into a wonderland of crafts and shopping boutiques.  This is the only fundraiser our PTSA hosts and it provides the funding needed for the designated programs for the entire year.  The PTSA needs your help.  There is still a need for basket raffle donations and parent volunteers.  More information about how you can help can be found on the PTSA Facebook page, the PTSA website wakefieldhsptsa.org or you can call/text Susan Napolitano at 919-922-7246. 

    Junior Parent Night

    Junior Parent Night is scheduled for November 1, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM. We will be discussing ACT, Post-Secondary planning and answering questions parents have about transitioning to senior year.

    Homecoming

    The Homecoming Game has been rescheduled to Friday, November 2, 2018 against Knightdale High School. After the game there will be a Homecoming Dance. The Homecoming Dance is scheduled to end at 12:00 AM. Parents please make sure your child ride arrives to pick them up from the dance by 12:00. Dance tickets are $5.00 at the door.

    Saturday School

    The next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday November 17, 2018 from 9:00-12:00. Saturday School is for students with over 10 unexcused absences.

    Parent Teacher Conference Night

    Parent Teacher Conference Night is schedule for Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The time was adjusted due to a make-up home football game being scheduled the same night.

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