Principal's Message

  • May 1st, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 5/2/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Senior Surveys

    Seniors, please remember to complete your Senior Survey to tell us your plans after graduation. Seniors who have earned scholarships are also asked to complete the Scholarship Reporting Form. Seniors should report all scholarships earned, even those you will not accept.

    Please see the Wakefield High School homepage for links to the two surveys. 

     

    Baccalaureate

    Senior parents, if you are interested in organizing the senior Baccalaureate ceremony for graduation please reach out to the Dean of Students Mrs. Tiana Reid at treid1@wcpss.net

     

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Parents and students, this week is teacher appreciation week. Let’s make sure we reach out to our teacher or our child’s teacher to let them know how much their work matters!!

     

    Family Survey

    We invite you to complete the following survey. This survey is designed for families to provide feedback for their school. The information we collect from the survey is very important to help us serve our families and students. Please take a moment to fill out the survey so that we may better serve our community. As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to continuing our partnership with families.

     https://surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family/surveys 

     

    Prom Tickets

    The last day to purchase prom tickets is Friday, May 6th. Tickets can be purchased through the school website. All outside date forms need to be turned in to Ms. Bentley in Room 3214 by Tuesday, May 3rd. Outside date forms can be found on the Prom 2022 page that is under the Activities tab on the school website. 

     

    Senior Decision Day

    Tuesday, May 3rd is Wakefield High School's Decision Day! This is a day to celebrate our Seniors and their decisions of what they plan to do after graduation. We invite Seniors to wear gear from their college/university, community college, military branch, or employer. Students will get the chance to take photos and add their name/plans to our decision wall! We encourage all seniors to participate!

     

    Underclassmen Parent Night

    We will be having a 9th-11th grade parent night on Wednesday, May 11th from 5:30-7:00. Families can choose up to 3 out of 4, 30-minute presentations to attend on topics including: College Applications, Student Involvement & Graduation, Career Services and Student Social/Emotional Wellness. For more information, a flyer is posted to the Student Services website! We look forward to seeing you all there & sharing some great information with you! 

     

    AP Testing

    Ap testing for students taking AP classes will begin Monday of this week. Please review the follow link for information related to the AP testing schedule. Ap testing info

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  • April 18, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/18/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Family Survey

    We invite you to complete the following survey. This survey is designed for families to provide feedback for their school. The information we collect from the survey is very important to help us serve our families and students. Please take a moment to fill out the survey so that we may better serve our community. As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to continuing our partnership with families.

     https://surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family/surveys 

     

    Senior Scholarships

    The PTSA is now accepting applications for the PTSA senior scholarships. Applications will close on April 15th. Please see the PTSA website for how to apply. Please note, 1 parent and student must be PTSA members in order to apply.

     

    Prom Tickets

    Prom tickets are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased through the Online Payments section of the school website. If you are purchasing a ticket for an outside date, please make sure to complete the Outside Date Form and provide a photocopy of your date's ID prior to purchasing their ticket. Forms can be found on the school website and in the front office. Forms should be turned into Ms. Bentley in Room 3214. All prom information can be found here: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/3772

     

    Senior Meeting

    Please mark your calendars: Wakefield High School will host a Graduation Information Session for senior parents on Monday, April 18th at 6pm in the Auditorium. We will share information and answer questions regarding graduation and other end-of-year activities for seniors. 

     

    Exam Schedule

    Please check the Wakefield webpage for the Spring Term exam schedule. 

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  • April 11, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/11/2022 8:00:00 AM
     

    Family Survey

    We invite you to complete the following survey. This survey is designed for families to provide feedback for their school. The information we collect from the survey is very important to help us serve our families and students. Please take a moment to fill out the survey so that we may better serve our community. As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to continuing our partnership with families.

     https://surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family/surveys 

     

    Senior Scholarships

    The PTSA is now accepting applications for the PTSA senior scholarships. Applications will close on April 15th. Please see the PTSA website for how to apply. Please note, 1 parent and student must be PTSA members in order to apply.

     

    Prom Tickets

    Prom tickets are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased through the Online Payments section of the school website. If you are purchasing a ticket for an outside date, please make sure to complete the Outside Date Form and provide a photocopy of your date's ID prior to purchasing their ticket. Forms can be found on the school website and in the front office. Forms should be turned into Ms. Bentley in Room 3214. All prom information can be found here: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/3772

     

    Senior Meeting

    Please mark your calendars: Wakefield High School will host a Graduation Information Session for senior parents on Monday, April 18th at 6pm in the Auditorium. We will share information and answer questions regarding graduation and other end-of-year activities for seniors. 

     

    Exam Schedule

    Please check the Wakefield webpage for the Spring Term exam schedule. 

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  • April 4, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/4/2022 6:00:00 AM

    Parents of Seniors

    Please mark your calendars: Wakefield High School will host a Graduation Information Session for senior parents on Monday, April 18th at 6pm in the Auditorium. We will share information and answer questions regarding graduation and other end-of-year activities for seniors. 

     

    NEW Environmental Club: Forces of Nature 

    Forces of Nature Club will be having a meeting Tuesday, April 5 at 2:30 in room 204, Stop by and help us make posters and hear directly from a professional environmentalist, who is super passionate about informing students. 

     

    Spring Plant Sale

    It's that time of year again! Our Wakefield FFA is hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale...20th anniversary! The plant sale is at the greenhouse April 21st-April 25th from 10am-5pm. Herbs, flowers, perennials, annuals, and warm-season veggies will be available at various prices. Please support our agriculture program!

     

    Project Prom

    Do you have old prom or homecoming attire taking up your closet space, if so FCCLA will be collecting gently used formal wear for Project Prom. We are accepting dresses, shoes, accessories, suits, tuxedos, sports coats and dress slacks. Bring all donations to rm 2220 3/1-4/8.

     

    Spring Final Exams

    Please go to the Wakefield High School website to  preview the Spring Semester Final Exam Schedule.

     

    Parent Conferences

    Parents if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher to schedule a conference because you were not able to last week, please contact your child’s teacher directly. If you would like to conference with multiple of your child’s teachers at once, please reach out to your child’s assigned counselor.

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  • March 28, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/28/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Report Card Pick Up & Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    WHS invites parents to visit our building on Thursday, March 31, for tours, report card pick-up, and parent/teacher conferences. A detailed agenda will be posted on the WHS homepage later this week.

    • Parent Tours 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Report Card Pick Up 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00-8:00 pm

     

    Wakefield ZINE

    Do you like drawing? Or making sculptures and jewelry? Maybe you're a photographer or writer. If you like art, listen up! The Wakefield zine is a student made magazine we'll be releasing at the end of the year. It will be filled with your student submitted artwork and writing. This could be your chance to show off your talents. For more information, go to the art hall on the 1st floor and scan the QR code on the poster or ask Ms. King in room 304. 

     

    Project Prom

    Do you have old prom or homecoming attire taking up your closet space, if so FCCLA will be collecting gently used formal wear for Project Prom. We are accepting dresses, shoes, accessories, suits, tuxedos, sports coats and dress slacks. Bring all donations to rm 2220 3/1-4/8.

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  • March 14, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/14/2022 8:00:00 AM

    Report Card Pick Up & Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    WHS invites parents to visit our building on Thursday, March 31, for tours, report card pick-up, and parent/teacher conferences. A detailed agenda will be posted on the WHS homepage later this week.

    • Parent Tours 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Report Card Pick Up 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00-8:00 pm

     

    Make Up ACT

    The ACT make up day is March 15th. All 11th graders who missed the ACT during its first administration this year will be required to participate in the ACT make up administration. The assessment will start at 7:30. Calculators are optional. 

     WFHS and HHS PTSA presents Keeping it Real Parenting Expo; Teen Substance Use and Mental Health - Sunday, March 20, 2022 at The Cotton Company, Wake Forest, NC. Find event and registration information.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keeping-it-real-parenting-expo-teen-substance-use-and-mental-health-registration-269935924617

     

    PTSA Scholarships

    The PTSA is now accepting applications for the PTSA senior scholarships. Applications will close on April 15th. Please see the PTSA website for how to apply. Please note, 1 parent and student must be PTSA members by April 1st in order to apply.

     

    Educated and Empowered!: 2022 Young Women's

    The 4th annual young women summit  will be VIRTUAL  event on the last Saturday of Women's History Month 2022 - March 26th. This event provides young women grades 7tth -12th a safe place to discuss navigating the 21st century as a women.   The tentative schedule is as follows, each breakout session will be an hour. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GYT6OUE7YOUcbF83xqOt_UFTfBmXNrU3oUjoUs4pCio/viewform?edit_requested=true

    • 9:00-9:30 Opening Session
    • 9:40-10:40 breakout #1
    • 10:50-11:50 breakout #2
    • 11:50-12:30 Lunch break
    • 12:30-1:30 breakout #3
    • 1:30-2:00 Closing Session

     

    Wakefield ZINE

    Do you like drawing? Or making sculptures and jewelry? Maybe you're a photographer or writer. If you like art, listen up! The Wakefield zine is a student made magazine we'll be releasing at the end of the year. It will be filled with your student submitted artwork and writing. This could be your chance to show off your talents. For more information, go to the art hall on the 1st floor and scan the QR code on the poster or ask Ms. King in room 304. 

     

    Project Prom

    Do you have old prom or homecoming attire taking up your closet space, if so FCCLA will be collecting gently used formal wear for

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  • February 28, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/28/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Registration Update

    Counselors will be meeting with students starting next week to register for courses next week. Please visit the Student Services website for further information. 

     

    Statewide Tornado Drill

    North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled March 6-12.  In response, Wakefield High School will participate in a statewide tornado drill on March 9, at 9:30 a.m. 

     

    ACT Administration

    The ACT will be administered to all juniors on March 1, 2022, at 7:30 am. No registration is required. If students have an ACT-approved graphing calculator, they should bring it with them, though all math problems can be solved without a calculator. Please reach out to Amy Russell (arrussell@wcpss.net) with any questions. We have two makeups dates this school year- March 15th and March 29th. Please click here for test preparation information. 

    Again, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Amy Russell (arussell@wcpss.net) if you have any questions.

     

    Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    Wakefield High School will host a Spring 2022 Parent/Teacher Conference Night.  This event is scheduled for Thursday, March 31.  Additional details will be provided in the upcoming weeks. 

     

    School-Based COVID Testing

    Wakefield High School offers students the opportunity to receive free COVID testing every Friday.  Testing is free of charge and optional for those who participate.  Testing will be administered in Student Services from 7:30-9:00 a.m.  Registered students should report to Student Services at 7:25 a.m. if they wish to be tested.

    Registration and additional information can be found by clicking the hyperlink above.  Questions can be directed to Mr. Cummings at wcummings@wcpss.net, or 919.562.3600 x22232. 

     

    Student Parking Lot

    Parents please refrain from using the student parking lot to drop your child off in the morning. It is causing congestion which is a significant safety concern when dealing with the many inexperienced drivers in the student parking lot.

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  • February 14, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/14/2022 7:00:00 PM

    Youth Leadership Wake Forest

    Started in 2010, Youth Leadership Wake Forest is a year-long program for 10th-12th grade students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and have interest in learning about our community. Our mission is for participants to assume leadership roles in our schools and to become more involved in our civic, cultural, economic development, and philanthropic organizations.  For more information visit www.wakeforestchamberfoundation.org.

     

    Track and Field

    Wakefield HS Track and Field will be conducting tryouts February 15th-17th from 2:45 pm-4:30 pm at the track. All paperwork must be completed thru Dragonfly prior to participation. Registration information is on school athletic website under Ticket to Play. https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/1936043-ticket-to-play

     

    Interims 

    Parents and students, interim grades will be viewable in PowerSchool by Friday, 2/18.

     

    School-Based COVID Testing

    Wakefield High School will offer students the opportunity to receive free COVID testing starting Friday, January 28. Testing is free of charge, optional for those who participate, and available every Friday. Testing will be administered in Student Services from 7:30-9:00 a.m.

    COVID TEST

    Registration and additional information can be found by clicking the hyperlink above. Questions can be directed to Mr. Cummings at wcummings@wcpss.net, or 919.562.3600 x22232.

     

    ACT Test All Juniors

    The ACT will be administered to all juniors on March 1, 2022 at 7:30 am. No registration is required.  If students have an ACT approved Graphing Calculator, they should bring it with them, though all math problems can be solved without a calculator.   Please reach out to Amy Russell, arrussell@wcpss.net, with any questions.  Student testing locations will be communicated prior to testing. 

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  • February 7, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/7/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Youth Leadership Wake Forest

    Started in 2010, Youth Leadership Wake Forest is a year-long program for 10th-12th grade students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and have interest in learning about our community. Our mission is for participants to assume leadership roles in our schools and to become more involved in our civic, cultural, economic development, and philanthropic organizations.  For more information visit www.wakeforestchamberfoundation.org.

     

    Curriculum Fair

    Our Curriculum Fair for the 22-23 school year will be held virtually on Thursday, February 10 from 5-7 pm. We will have live information sessions, as well as videos and flyers. Links will be posted on the school website prior to the start time. We look forward to you joining us. 

     

    Theatre Competition Winners!

    Congratulations to Millie Monahan and Sofia Fisher for their presentations in the THESPY'S theatre competition. Millie and Sofia advanced to the state competition with their duet scene and Sofia also advanced to the state competition with her solo "Ice Cream" from the show "SHE LOVES ME"! The International Thespian Society Troupe 6326 is very proud of your accomplishments!

     

    Track and Field

    Wakefield HS Track and Field will be conducting tryouts February 15th-17th from 2:45 pm-4:30 pm at the track. All paperwork must be completed thru Dragonfly prior to participation. Registration information is on school athletic website under Ticket to Play. https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/1936043-ticket-to-play

     

    WHS Theatre Auditions for EMMA

    AUDITION PACKETS are now available for our spring musical: EMMA! Go to wakefieldtheatre.net and scroll down to click on the audition packet link. Auditions are OPEN to ALL STUDENTS at Wakefield High School! 

     

    Varsity Men's Golf

    There will be a Golf Meeting in room 3318 for all those wanting to try out for Men's Varsity Golf on February 2, 2022 at 2:30pm. If you plan to try out for the team, you MUST attend this meeting. Contact Coach James Doyle if you have any questions.

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  • January 30, 2022

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/31/2022 6:00:00 AM

    Parent Update 1-30-22

    ACT Test All Juniors

    The ACT will be administered to all juniors on March 1, 2022 at 7:30 am. No registration is required.  If students have an ACT approved Graphing Calculator, they should bring it with them, though all math problems can be solved without a calculator.   Please reach out to Amy Russell, arrussell@wcpss.net, with any questions.  Student testing locations will be communicated prior to testing. 

     

    Football Fundraiser

    Your Football Team needs your assistance ASAP. We have an opportunity at raising $30k! This will cost you absolutely nothing at all, but a little cell phone scrolling time. We simply need for each one of you and anyone that you would like to share the link below with, to complete 50 consumer surveys, on your cellphone. You will not be subject to any soliciting! Simply complete the 50 surveys, and you are finished! Please do your part in assisting your Wakefield High School Football Team! Let's get to answering surveys ASAP!

    https://sponsor.aoclife.org/wakefield-hs-football/?fbclid=IwAR17c1TAXM_4JrtbDN2k8OG2ydXHwf6567JRxnWOGqr5n6_20c7voYU1aG4

     

    Senior Yearbook Ads

    The last day to purchase a recognition ad for your senior is February 8th. You can purchase an ad at www.jostensyearbooks.com . There is a new program that allows you to build your ad through Jostens. If you would prefer to design the ad yourself outside of this program, select business ad instead of recognition ad, and you can email a pdf or jpg of your ad to Ms. Bentley at rbentley@wcpss.net. 

     

    Spring Meet the Teacher Night

    Parents and guardians are asked to mark their calendars for our Spring 2022 Meet the Teacher Night. Please join us Thursday, February 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for this virtual event. Additional details will be posted on the WHS homepage later this week.

     

    School-Based COVID Testing

    Wakefield High School will offer students the opportunity to receive free COVID testing starting Friday, January 28. Testing is free of charge, optional for those who participate, and available every Friday. Testing will be administered in Student Services from 7:30-9:00 a.m.

    COVID TEST

    Registration and additional information can be found by clicking the hyperlink above. Questions can be directed to Mr. Cummings at wcummings@wcpss.net, or 919.562.3600 x22232.

     

    Report Card Distribution

    Parents and students, Semester 1 report cards will be sent home by Tuesday, 2/1.  Please excuse the delay; we have been experiencing issues with the software system.  Semester 1 grades are viewable in PowerSchool currently.  

     

    Yours,

    Malik Bazzell, Principal

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