Principal's Message

  • September 29, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 9/29/2019

    Financial Aid Night

    Class of 2020 Parents and Students - WHS will host a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 10th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the WHS auditorium.  Our Financial Aid Advisor, Ms. Susan Waldrum, will facilitate this event, and will available to answer questions on grants, student loans, and paying for college.

    Free College Application Week

    NC Countdown to College is coming up the week of October 21st - October 25th.  During this week only, seniors can submit college applications to certain NC colleges and universities for free.  A list of participating schools is available in Student Services and on the WHS website under the Senior tab.  Seniors are encouraged to sign up for a time slot that week to work with a counselor on their applications.  Sign-up sheets will soon be available in Student Services.  Please be sure to complete the RDS process ahead of time.

    Governor’s School

    Governor's School is a summer experience for academically accomplished students.  Students may attend and study in an academic area or arts discipline.  This opportunity is available to current 11th grade students in all areas and current 10th grade students for the arts area only.  The selection process is highly selective, and students must meet high academic standards to be eligible.  Interested students should attend an information session during Pride Time on Tuesday, October 1st, in the Media Center.  Please see Ms. Holliday for more information.

    Wake Tech CCP Spring Session Dates

    Wake Tech CCP Information Session Dates for Spring 2020 enrollment are now available.  Attendance at an info session is mandatory for students not currently enrolled in CCP who wish to enroll in the Spring 2020 semester.  Please visit the Wake Tech website for a list of upcoming sessions.

    Senior Class Rankings

    Seniors - Counselors will upload your transcripts to Common App after October 2nd.  We will run Beginning Rank on Wednesday, October 2nd, as we are waiting to receive Wake Tech transcripts for those seniors who were enrolled in summer CCP courses.

    Attention Juniors and Seniors:

    Any Junior or Senior not on campus during the Josten’s presentation should  please stop by Student Services to pick up a packet to order your class ring or your cap and gowns. Josten's will be on campus next week to take orders!

    PowderPuff

    Registration for PowderPuff is now available online. All junior & senior girls looking to participate must register by October 7th. T-shirts can be purchased by all students in any grade. Registration link: https://gofan.co/app/events/68569

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  • September 1, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 9/1/2019

    Safety

    Parents of student drivers: Please remind your children to be careful and abide by traffic rules while driving in the student parking lot and leaving campus. We have a lot of students that walk home, and we don’t won’t any pedestrians to get hurt or have car accidents that could be avoided. Speeding has been a big issue as students are pulling out in the afternoon.

    Carpool

    Parents for the carpool to run safely and efficiently we need all parents to adhere to carpool rules. Please do not drop your child off at Wakefield Pines Dr in the morning. Parents make certain that you pull all the way up to the front of the school before letting your child out the car. Additionally, students should not be dropped off in the student parking lot in the morning. For the safety of all, thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

    Senior Parent Night

    Attention Seniors and Parents:  WHS Student Services will facilitate a Senior Parent Night on Thursday, September 5th from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM in the school auditorium.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  Also, Senior Conferences are scheduled to begin on September 9th.  This is an opportunity for your student to meet one-on-one with his/her counselor to discuss post-secondary goals and to ensure that they are on track to graduate in June 2020.

    Open House

    Fall Open House /Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for September 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Open House provides parents and guardians the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and learn classroom expectations. Hope to see you there.

    Parking Passes and Lunch Passes.

    Parking passes and lunch passes can be purchased this week before school, during lunch and after school by students and parents. Make certain your fines are clear and all appropriate paperwork it completely filled out to purchases your parking permit or lunch pass.

    Giving Back to the Schools

    Parents do you know a quick and easy way you can monetarily support the school with very little hassle and at no extra cost to you. Link your Harris Teeter card to Wakefield High School and part of the profits Harris Teeter makes will be donated to the school. The school code for the Harris Teeter VIC card is 4707. Thank you for your support.

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  • August 28, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 8/28/2019

    Friday Night Football

    This Friday Wakefield High School will host its first home football game against Millbrook High School. To celebrate this event Wakefield Athletic boosters would like everyone to come tailgate with us at the school. We will have free food for students who sign up to join the Wackos fan club and K.97.5 radio station will be broadcasting live. This event starts at 5:00 PM and will be set up in the practice field. Students and family members are welcomed to tailgate in the school parking lots starting at 5:00PM. Kickoff is at 7:00 PM. Alcoholic beverages are always forbidden on school grounds.

    Community Support

    Parents and Students: We need your help in wiping out hunger. Wakefield Athletics will be hosting a food drive this Friday during the home football game against Millbrook High School with North East Wake Backpack Buddies. Bring any 15oz canned meals or other single serve items to the Backpack Booth to aid us in our efforts to eradicate hunger. We appreciate all your support.

    Athletic Passes

    Parents and Students: Do you regularly attend Wakefield Athletic events? If so, buy your Wakefield Wolverine Athleticpasses to save money. Student passes are $55.00, Family passes are $195.00 and individual adult passes are $75.00. Athletic passes get you free entry into all Wakefield regular season home games. Passes will be on sell at the gate Friday during our first home football game.

     

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  • August 25, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 8/25/2019

    Class Schedules

    Attention Parents and Students: We are excited about the start of the 2019/20 school year and want to ensure that our students have a smooth transition back into the school day. All students will receive a copy of their class schedule in 1st period on Monday. Please check your PowerSchool so that you will know where to report for 1st period. The Counselors and Administrators will be in the Commons Area and near Student Services to assist students with locating their 1st period class.

    Schedule Changes

    The counselors are working through the schedule change requests, please check PowerSchool for updated schedule changes. Schedule Change request are accepted online only through the Schedule Change Request Google Form located in the banner section on the WHS Homepage. The deadline to submit schedule changes is Wednesday, August 28th by 2pm.

    Wake Tech CCP

    Juniors and Seniors, if you are taking CCP courses and have not submitted your schedule to Student Services please do so immediately.

    Senior Night

    Attention Seniors and Parents: WHS will host a Senior Parent Night on Thursday, September 5th from 6-7pm in the school auditorium. Please make plans to attend.

    Freshman Orientation

    Freshmen parents, we enjoyed hosting you and your students this past week. If you participated in one or both of our orientation events, we'd love to hear feedback from you. Please visit the school website and click on the survey. Additionally, the information presented in the Parent Night survey has been posted to our school's website, on the Student Services page.

    Transportation Parents, if your student needs bus transportation, please visit www.wcpss.net to request bus service. School staff will be available next week to answer questions regarding transportation as well.

    Exam Exemption Policy

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

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

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

    “C” average with 1 or fewer excused 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.

    Absence Notes

    Attendance notes can be dropped off at the attendance office. Attendance notes should be received within two days after an absence

    #Maroonstrong

    Congrats to the 2018-19 Wakefield Howler newspaper staff for winning for the Tar Heel Award in Journalism excellence from the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association

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  • August 18, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 8/18/2019

    Freshman Orientation and Parent Night

    Parents of Rising Freshman, please join us at our upcoming orientation events. We will hold a Freshman Parent Information Night on Wednesday, August 21st from 4:00-7:00. Events will include an information fair and sessions designed to get the year off to a great start. We will also hold a Freshman Early Start for our rising ninth graders on Friday, August 23rd. This morning event will allow your child to meet their teachers, walk their schedule, and make new friends all before the first day. Check-in begins at 8 am and lasts until 11:00. Please visit our website or contact the school if you have any questions.

    Class Schedules

    Attention Parents and Students: Wakefield High School schedules will go live on Wednesday, August 14th. Students will be able to login to their PowerSchool Account and view their schedules. All students will receive an official copy of their schedule on the 1st day of school.

    Schedule Changes

    All schedule change request must be submitted through the online Schedule Change Request Google Form located in the Banner Section on the Wakefield High School Homepage. The schedule change process will begin on August 15th and end on August 28th. Students requesting a schedule change must meet the criteria outline on the Google Form for a schedule change to made. Due to class sizes, no other schedule change request will be accepted that do not meet the criteria.

    CCP Classes

    Juniors and Seniors: If you have enrolled in the CCP program at Wake Tech and have not submitted your Wake Tech Schedule to Student Services, please do so immediately so that your Wakefield High School Schedule can be adjusted to reflect your Wake Tech course. Please stop by the main office and turn in your Wake Tech schedule.

    Off Campus Lunch Passes

    Juniors and Seniors- This week is your last chance before school starts to purchase your off-campus lunch pass and parking spot. Follow the link on the Wakefield Home page to student applications and bring your paperwork to the office between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM Monday thru Friday of this week. After this week, we will resume sales the 2nd week of school.

    Athletic Boosters

    Wakefield Wolverine Club board meetings usually are on the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm in the media center of Wakefield High School. Anyone from the Wolverine family is

    welcome to attend. We invite feedback and participation from all parents and guardians of our high school athletes!

    SAT/ACT Prep

    Educational Services Center will be offering an in-depth 8-week SAT/ACT program here at Wakefield High School. The course is 8 sessions, Mondays 6:00-9:00 PM, Sept. 9th thru Oct. 28th. The course will prepare juniors & seniors for fall 2019 PSAT, SAT and ACT exams. There is a discount for Wakefield students, reducing the course tuition from $479 to $395, which includes all books & lesson materials. If registering online, go to www.esctestprep.com, refer to Group #79, and enter coupon code F19395 to activate discount. You may call the ESC office to register, or with any questions: 609-953-4001.

    #Maroonstrong

    Fall Teacher Open House- 9-10-19

    Senior Night- 9-5-19

    First Home JV Football Game- 8-22-19

    First Home Varsity Football Game- 8-30-19

    First Home Game Volleyball- 8-21-19

    First Home Game Women's Tennis- 8-19-19

    First Home Game Men's Soccer- 8-26-19

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  • May 19, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 5/19/2019

    Current Juniors

    If you are interested in applying for Mid-Year Graduation can pick up an application in Student Services. The deadline to submit Mid-Year Graduation Applications is Friday, June 7th.

    All Students 

    If you have registered for an AP Class for the 2019-20 school year and have now decided that you no longer want to take the course, you must complete and submit the AP Course Drop Request Form no later than Friday, June 7th. Requests to drop an AP Class will not be honored after this date. If you miss the deadline, you should complete your summer assignment(s) and expect to be enrolled in the course(s) next year. Forms are available in Student Services and on the WHS website under the AP Course Information tab.

    Rising Juniors and Seniors

    Rising Junior and Seniors -- the deadline for Fall CCP applications to be submitted to Wake Tech is next Wednesday, May 22nd.

    Seniors

    Seniors - please check out our website for the Class of 2019 Senior Survey link - we want to be sure that we document your post-secondary plans.

    Non returning underclassmen 

    Parents if your child is an underclassman this year and does not plan on returning to Wakefield High School next year please contact Student Services to inform them of your plans.

    PTSA General Meeting

    Please join us for our final PTSA meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm in the Media Center. This will be a GENERAL meeting where we will be voting on the Proposed Budget and nominees for 2019-2020 school year.

    Pizza and light refreshments will be provided!

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  • May 12, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 5/12/2019

    Senior Fees and Fines

    Attention Seniors: All Senior fines are to be paid in the Media Center by May 17. A new fines list has been posted outside the Media Center and the big gym. Graduation tickets will be held back for any Senior who has not cleared their account.'

    Student Council Interest Meeting

    Have you ever wanted to help choose Homecoming and Prom themes? Or design class t-shirts? Come to our Student Council interest meeting on Wednesday, May 15th in Mrs. Bentley's room 3214 during A lunch to learn more!

    Fines and Fees

    Monday, May 13th, is the last day you will be able to pay fines and fees with a check. After that, the Media Center will be accepting cash only.

    Athletics Open House

    Rising 9th Graders who participate in athletics should plan to attend our Athletics Open House on Thursday, May 16th at 6pm in the Main Gym. Future students/parents will have an opportunity to meet coaches and get important information.

    Summer Registration for Drivers Education

    Summer Registration for Drivers Education has begun. If you signed up for a class in the spring and did not get in, you will need to register again. Forms can be picked up in Student Services or printed from the Jordan Driving.com website. See Mr. Tharrington in room 2314 with any questions regarding Drivers Ed.

    Wakefield Football

    Our new Head Football Coach will be introduced at 2:30pm this coming Monday 5/13 in the main gym. Feel free to stop by and meet him.

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  • May 5, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 5/5/2019

    Attention AP Students:

    AP Exams begin Monday, May 6th for all students who have registered to take an AP Exam this year. Please make sure that you report to your exam location 30 minutes prior to the start of your exam. No late arrivals will be allowed to test. Transportation to the offsite testing location will not be provided by Wakefield High School. Transportation for students who have an afternoon exam on the Wakefield High School campus should arrive no later than 3:30 PM to pick up your student.

    Seniors

    Remember to turn in all your scholarship offers to Student Services. The scholarship reporting form can be obtained on the Student Services Website under the "Senior Tab" or you can pick up a form in Student Services. The deadline to submit scholarship offers is due May 17th.

    Rising Seniors

    If you are interested in applying for Mid-Year Graduation can pick up an application in Student Services. The deadline to submit Mid-Year Graduation Applications is June 7th.

    WHS Family Survey

    It is important for Wakefield to know more about your child’s experience in our school. We are working hard to improve communication, academic programs and the overall experience for your children, Your opinion matters. Please go to Wakefield website to fill out the family survey by clicking on the banner.

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  • April 7, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 4/7/2019

    Report Cards

    Report cards were distributed to students on Friday morning. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress don’t hesitate to contact their teacher or counselor to set up a conference.

    Spring Break

    Spring break is schedule to occur from April 15thuntil April 22nd. Students do not return to school until Tuesday April 23rd.

    Prom

    Prom will be here before you know it! The event will take place on April 27th at the Marriott in downtown Raleigh. Prom tickets are being sold on the school website for $50. If you are bringing an outside date, please fill out an outside date form. These are located on the school's website and in the main office. Outside dates forms can be turned into Ms. Bentley in Room 3214.

    AP Exams

    Attention AP Students.  If you have registered to take an AP Exam in May, please visit the Wakefield HS Homepage in the Banner and under the Announcements Section to review the exam schedule information and location.  Please note that some of the exams will be facilitated at the North Wake Academy (Old 9th Grade Center) and that transportation will not be provided by Wakefield High School.  Students who will be taking an afternoon exam on campus must secure their own transportation home.  

    Plant Sale

    Mark your calendars for the annual WHS Plant Sale sponsored by the FFA. Join us in the greenhouse Thursday, April 11th through Monday, April 15th from 10 am- 5 pm. Plant material is student grown and includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, succulents, and more. 

    Personal Finance Event for Parents and Students 

    Do you ever reflect on your previous transactions and ask your self - how do you feel about that purchase? Are you happy with that McDonald's purchase two nights ago? What else could you buy? Do you ever feel regretful of your spending? A local startup Zogo Finance from Duke University has been studying these questions for years and are presenting their result at Wakefield High School on April 25th at  6:00 PM. This seminar is not the usual financial literacy talk - It will cover the psychology of money and Zogo guarantees you will start to think of your purchases a whole new way. You will also get access to Zogo's latest mobile app at the end and be one of the first users to test it out. Visit zogofinance.com to learn more. 

    Both parents and teenagers are welcomed. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/zogowhs

     

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  • March 31, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 3/31/2019

    Yearbooks 

    Yearbooks are on sale at Jostens.com. There are only 75 copies left until they sellout, so make sure you order yours today! Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in late May.  

    Prom

    Prom will be here before you know it! The event will take place on April 27th at the Marriott in downtown Raleigh. Prom tickets are being sold on the school website for $50. If you are bringing an outside date, please fill out an outside date form. These are located on the school's website and in the main office. Outside dates forms can be turned into Ms. Bentley in Room 3214.

    Rising 10th and 11th grade Parent Night

    Attention 9th & 10th grade parents, please join the 9th and 10th grade counselors on Monday, April 1st at 6 PM for sessions on "Preparing your student for their next grade level".   All 9th grade parents will meet in the Media Center and 10th grade parents will meet in the school auditorium. 

    AP Exams

    Attention AP Students.  If you have registered to take an AP Exam in May, please visit the Wakefield HS Homepage in the Banner and under the Announcements Section to review the exam schedule information and location.  Please note that some of the exams will be facilitated at the North Wake Academy (Old 9th Grade Center) and that transportation will not be provided by Wakefield High School.  Students who will be taking an afternoon exam on campus must secure their own transportation home.  

    Plant Sale

    Mark your calendars for the annual WHS Plant Sale sponsored by the FFA. Join us in the greenhouse Thursday, April 11th through Monday, April 15th from 10 am- 5 pm. Plant material is student grown and includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, succulents, and more. 

    PTSA Scholarships

    All Seniors applying for PTSA scholarships for 2018-2019 school year are required to be a member of the PTSA by March 31, 2019. You can join online using the link on the Wakefield High School webpage to our PTSA website to join online. Forms are also in the front office and you can leave the completed forms with payment in the PTSA box. 

    Panorama Survey

    Parents please complete the WCPSS Panorama School Climate Survey. You can access the survey by logging in to your Power Schools account.

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