Principal's Message

  • December 5, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 12/5/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Drop/Add

    The schedule change request period for second semester will open on December 12th and close on December 20th at 2:30pm. The request must meet the criteria stated on the form. Please to not email or call Counselors with your request. We will only review requests via the Schedule Change request form. The form will be located on the website.

     

    Senior Yearbook Ads

    Senior ads can be purchased through December 31st to recognize your student. Ads can be purchased and designed at jostens.com/yearbook23. Don't forget to purchase a book while you're there!

     

    Interim Week of 12/5-12/9

    Parents and students, second quarter interim grades will be posted and available in PS by the end of the week. Questions or concerns regarding individual course grades should be directed to the course teacher. If you have questions or concerns about your child's overall progress, please contact your child's counselor. 

     

    Saturday Academy

    Saturday Academy will be held this Saturday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Students may come to Saturday Academy to:

    • Making up time from excessive absences
    •  be in an environment appropriate for learning outside of school hours
    • Access to administration and certified staff to assist with schoolwork

    Students may show up without signing up to attend.  Staff and honor society students will be available to assist and supervise students.

     

    Wrestling

    The varsity wrestling team is looking for a heavyweight wrestler. Anyone (male or female) over 200lbs is technically a heavyweight wrestler. We need your help. Talk to coach Williams in room 2200 to join today.

     

    Mark Your Calendars

    December 5th Early Release 12:18 PM

    December 21st Early Release 12:18 PM

    December 22nd- January 2nd Winter Break 

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  • December 1, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 12/1/2022 3:00:00 PM

    WAKEFIELD WINTER WONDERLAND 

    The performing arts department combine to make the start of the winter holidays with our WAKEFIELD WINTER WONDERLAND performances!  Dance, Theatre and Orchestra will showcase their talents on the stage this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm and a special Saturday Matinee at 2pm.   Tickets are $5 general admission and are available through our GOFAN site at www.wakefieldtheatre.net!  Start you winter holidays off with this wonderful collaborative event!  We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Drop/Add

    The schedule change request period for second semester will open on December 12th and close on December 20th at 2:30pm. The request must meet the criteria stated on the form. Please to not email or call counselors for your request. We will only review requests via the Schedule Change request form. The form will be located on the website.

     

    Senior Yearbook Ads

    Senior ads can be purchased through December 31st to recognize your student. Ads can be purchased and designed at jostens.com/yearbook23. Don't forget to purchase a book while you're there!

     
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  • November 17, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 11/17/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Saturday Academy

    Reminder that Wakefield is hosting Saturday Academy tomorrow, November 19th  from 9:00 AM-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 from administration and intervention team members on academic work and have access to school resources in a low distraction environment. For students specifically needing math assistance, we will have a math tutor in place and multiple math certified staff. Beginning this Saturday, there will also be other staff certified in various core content areas available to support student learning/progress. Please reach out to Mrs. Acrey by email with any questions at hacrey@wcpss.net 

     

    SLEEPING BEAUTY THE MUSICAL

    Our theatre arts department is presenting  Sleeping Beauty the Mussical the North American Premiere of Performance are November 17, 18 and 19 at 7PM and a Matinee Performance on November 19th at 2PM.

    Reserved Seating $10  Tickets are available online at www.wakefieldtheatre.net 

    Don't miss the exciting opportunity to see this show, brought over from the United Kingdom and produced right here at Wakefield High School!

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  • Nov. 13, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 11/13/2022

    PreAct Makeups

    PreACT Makeups are November 16, 2022 in the media center starting at 7:30 am.  Please be sure to bring an ACT approved calculator for the math portion.  Please contact Amy Russell, arrussell@wcpss.net, with any questions.  

     

    Parent Canvas Use 

    Please follow the steps presented in the links below to become a Canvas Observer.  Canvas Observer allows parents to stay informed about what is happening in their child's classes. This link demonstrates how students can create a pairing code to share: https://wcpss.instructuremedia.com/embed/4a13aafa-e132-47dc-87d3-96f239369435 

    How does a parent create an observer account once they have a pairing code?  

    https://wcpss.instructure.com/login/canvas 

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  • November 7, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 11/7/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Parent Update 11-6-22

    Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    Wakefield High School is hosting a dual-purpose event on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Parents can pick up their child’s report card as well as have parent/teacher conferences. Report cards that are not picked up will be distributed to students in the Period 1 class on Thursday, November 10.

    We ask that conferences be scheduled prior to the end of the day on Monday, November 7. Details on how to schedule a conference can be found in the link above.

     

    Mistletoe Market

    Please support Wakefield High  School and the PTSA by attending Mistletoe Market on Saturday Nov 12 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. We will have over 200 area vendors selling goods from food to holiday items and gift ideas for everyone!Admission is $5 cash or $4 with a donation of canned goods supporting our area Food Bank.  Your admission fee supports the PTSA provide student scholarships, all school programs and school improvements.Our WHS Dance team will offer baked goods for sale and pizza slices for lunch!  The theater group will offer concessions outside of the theater and the WHS Booster club will be on site with SpiritWear and offering two raffle baskets!We will also be sponsoring our WHS Angel Tree  where WHS families can support students in need by taking an ornament to provide an item for the holidays.There will be food trucks and Kona Ice so please come and make a day of it!

     

    PreACT

    All sophomores will take the PreACT on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative. There is no pre-registration or any fees.  Sophomores should be present on campus by 7:20 am. If students have an ACT approved Graphing Calculator, they should bring it with them, though all math problems can be solved without a calculator. Makeups will be administered November 16, 2022, in the media center at 7:30 am. Please email Amy Russell with questions (arrussell@wcpss.net). 

     

    Parent Canvas Use

    Please follow the steps presented in the links below to become a Canvas Observer.  Canvas Observer allows parents to stay informed about what is happening in their child's classes. This link demonstrates how students can create a pairing code to share: https://wcpss.instructuremedia.com/embed/4a13aafa-e132-47dc-87d3-96f239369435

    How does a parent create an observer account once they have a pairing code? 

    https://wcpss.instructure.com/login/canvas

     

     

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  • Nov. 4, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 11/4/2022 2:25:00 PM

    Saturday School 

    Reminder that Wakefield is hosting Saturday Academy tomorrow, November 5th, 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 from administration and intervention team members on academic work and have access to school resources in a low distraction environment. For students specifically needing math assistance, we will have a math tutor in place and multiple math certified staff. Beginning this Saturday, there will also be other staff certified in various core content areas available to support student learning/progress. Please reach out to Mrs. Acrey by email with any questions at hacrey@wcpss.net

     

    Mistletoe Market

    Please support Wakefield High  School and the PTSA by attending Mistletoe Market on Saturday Nov 12 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. We will have over 200 area vendors selling goods from food to holiday items and gift ideas for everyone!Admission is $5 cash or $4 with a donation of canned goods supporting our area Food Bank.  Your admission fee supports the PTSA provide student scholarships, all school programs and school improvements.Our WHS Dance team will offer baked goods for sale and pizza slices for lunch!  The theater group will offer concessions outside of the theater and the WHS Booster club will be on site with SpiritWear and offering two raffle baskets!We will also be sponsoring our WHS Angel Tree  where WHS families can support students in need by taking an ornament to provide an item for the holidays.There will be food trucks and Kona Ice so please come and make a day of it!

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  • Oct. 31, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/31/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Halloween

    Students we are allowing you to dress up in costumes for Halloween. However, costumes must adhere to the WCPSS dress code. Additionally, students are not allowed to wear mask that covers their face of face paint at school. Thank you for adhering to the rules.

     

    Teacher of the Year

    Students, in the next few weeks Wakefield High School will be nominating candidates for teacher of the year. We would like your input in this process. Students in order to nominate a teacher on staff for WHS teacher of the year please visit the Wakefield High School Website and use the link on the banner page to make your selection for teacher of the year.

     

    PreACT

    All sophomores will take the PreACT on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative. There is no pre-registration or any fees.  Sophomores should be present on campus by 7:20 am. If students have an ACT approved Graphing Calculator, they should bring it with them, though all math problems can be solved without a calculator. Makeups will be administered November 16, 2022, in the media center at 7:30 am. Please email Amy Russell with questions (arrussell@wcpss.net). 

     

    Parent Canvas Use

    Please follow the steps presented in the links below to become a Canvas Observer.  Canvas Observer allows parents to stay informed about what is happening in their child's classes. This link demonstrates how students can create a pairing code to share: https://wcpss.instructuremedia.com/embed/4a13aafa-e132-47dc-87d3-96f239369435

    How does a parent create an observer account once they have a pairing code? 

    https://wcpss.instructure.com/login/canvas

     

    Mistletoe Market

    Our only PTSA fundraiser, Mistletoe Market it November 12, 2022.  We are still in need of Adult and Student volunteers to make this a successful event, especially on the day of the event and for breakdown of the event.

    If you are able to volunteer even for a couple of hours, please consider volunteering your time.  We are also in need of raffle basket item donations for the Mistletoe Market.  If you are able to donate an item or an entire basket, please see the sign up for donations listed below.

    Adult Sign Up

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-2022

    Student Sign Up

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-20221

    Raffle Basket Donations

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-20222

     

    End of the Quarter

    Parents and students, if you have any questions regarding the grade for a specific class, please contact the teacher of the class. If you have questions regarding your child's academic progress, or if you would like to request a conference, you may contact your child's counselor at the contact information below.  

    https://www.wcpss.net/Page/4966

     

    Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    Wakefield High School has scheduled a dual-purpose event for Wednesday, November 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Parents can pick up their child’s report card as well as have parent/teacher conferences. Report cards that are not picked up will be distributed to students in the Period 2 class on Thursday, November 10.

    Details on scheduling parent/teacher conferences will be posted on the WHS homepage later this week.

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  • October 26, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/26/2022 1:00:00 PM

    Mistletoe Market

    Our only PTSA fundraiser, Mistletoe Market it November 12, 2022.  We are still in need of Adult and Student volunteers to make this a successful event, especially on the day of the event and for breakdown of the event.If you are able to volunteer even for a couple of hours, please consider volunteering your time.  We are also in need of raffle basket item donations for the Mistletoe Market.  If you are able to donate an item or an entire basket, please see the sign up for donations listed below.

    Adult Sign Up

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-2022

    Student Sign Up

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-20221

    Raffle Basket Donations

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-20222

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  • October 24, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/24/2022 7:00:00 AM
    Parents Can Monitor Their Canvas Accounts
    Please follow the steps presented in the links below to become a Canvas Observer. Canvas Observer allows parents to stay informed about what is happening in their child's classes.
     
    This link demonstrates how students can create a pairing code to share: https://wcpss.instructuremedia.com/embed/4a13aafa-e132-47dc-87d3-96f239369435
     
    How does a parent create an observer account once they have a pairing code?
     
     
     
     
    North Carolina Governor’s School
    The North Carolina Governor's School is a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines and the arts.  If you would like more information about this program and how to apply, please contact Mr. Walker (bwalker2@wcpss.net) by 10/24/22.
     
     
    Athletic Fundraiser
    Bricks for the legacy walk at the Wolverine's stadium are on sale now through December 20th. These bricks are installed into the walkway and become a permanent part of Wakefield High School. They are a great way to commemorate a student, teach, coach, team or business. Bricks can be customized with text and logos to convey whatever message you like and 100% of the proceeds go to the Wakefield Wolverine Club. Please go to the banner on the Wakefield High School website to order yours today.
     
     
    Wakefield Haunted House
    The International Thespian Society is running it's annual haunted house attraction during  the evenings on Friday and Saturday. The students have worked very hard on it this and it's going to be frightfully fun!
     
     
    Saturday Academy
    Reminder that Wakefield is hosting Saturday Academy next weekend on October 29th, from 9:00-Noon. This opportunity is open to all students. During this time students can make up time for excessive unexcused absences (10 or more), receive assistance from administration and intervention team members on academic work and have access to school resources in a low distraction environment. For students specifically needing math assistance, we will have math intervention teachers present. Please reach out to Mrs. Acrey by email with any questions at hacrey@wcpss.net. Don’t miss out on the last Saturday academy opportunity before the end of the first quarter.
     
     
    Report Card Pick-Up and Parent/Teacher Conference Night
    Wakefield High School has scheduled a dual-purpose event for Wednesday, November 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Parents can pick up their child’s report card as well as have parent/teacher conferences. Report cards that are not picked up will be distributed to students in the Period 2 class on Thursday, November 10.
     
    Details on scheduling parent/teacher conferences will be posted on the WHS homepage later this week.
     
     
    Make-Up Picture Day
    Strawbridge Studios will be on campus Wednesday, October 26, for make-up pictures. Seniors and underclassmen who did not have the opportunity to take their photos are scheduled to take them throughout the day.
     
    Underclassmen who would like to retake their photo must return their original proof on Wednesday in order to sit for another photo. These students should bring their original proofs to return. Students without their original proofs will not be able to retake their photo.
     
     
    Wakefield High School Spirit Day at Crumbl Cookies
    November 9, 2022 8am-10pm 8815 Six Forks Road Crumbl Cookies will donate 20% of all purchases to the WHS PTSA when you mention “Wakefield High School.” This is a great opportunity to assist with fundraising for our school.
     
     
    Student Volunteers
    The Wakefield High School PTSA is hosting our annual Mistletoe Market on November 12, 2022.  This is a great opportunity for any students looking for community service volunteer hours to get them by supporting the sole PTSA fundraiser for this year.We will be setting up all day on Friday November 11 and then hosting the event on Saturday,  November 12th . If you have any questions, please contact us at mistletoemarket@wakefieldhsptsaorg.
    Sign up link:
     
     
    Spooky Short Story Contest
    Wakefield's Haunted Library 4th annual Spooky Short Story Contest is this month.  Visit the  Contest website for the rules and remember that the Deadline is October the 28th.

     

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  • October 10, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/10/2022 9:00:00 AM

    Parent Update 10-10-22

    Picture Make-Up Day

    Did you miss getting your school photo? You have another chance on October 26. Strawbridge will be coming back. Please visit the Wakefield High School website to get more information about make up picture day and package options

     

    PTSA Fundrasier

    Please consider supporting the WHS PTSA with their ONE fundraiser, Mistletoe Market 2022.  The funds raised at this event support school improvements, staff and student events and student scholarships.  The dates for Mistletoe Market are  November 11th (set up) and 12th (event).
    WHS PTSA needs your support and a small amount of your time to even make this event possible this year.   Please sign up to help if you are able

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EADAE2CA5FA7-2022

     

    Athletics Fundraiser

    Bricks for the legacy walk at the Wolverine's stadium are on sale now through December 20th. These bricks are installed into the walkway and become a permanent part of Wakefield High School. They are a great way to commemorate a student, teach, coach, team or business. Bricks can be customized with text and logos to convey whatever message you like and 100% of the proceeds go to the Wakefield Wolverine Club. Please go to the banner on the Wakefield High School website to order yours today.

     

    Saturday Academy

    Saturday Academy is now available for students. Doors open at 9:00 for students to get small group and one on one assistance with their course work in our school media center. Members of our intervention team and administration will be present to assist and supervise students until 12:00. Student leaders from various Honor Societies will also be available for peer tutoring. We hope students can benefit from this time if they need additional time and school support to master work/study skills, academic content or just in need of a quiet environment to encourage their focus. Additional dates for the first semester can be found on the school webpage.

    Yours,

    Malik Bazzell, Principal

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