Principal's Message

  • July 5, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 7/5/2021 9:00:00 AM

    Student Schedules

    Parents and students, PowerSchool and ParentPortal are down for routine state maintenance. Student schedules will be finalized and available in August. More information will be shared at a later date.

    Wolverine Club

    Our next booster club meeting will be held on Monday, July 12 at 6:00 in the media center.  Please come out and see how you can get involved in supporting our athletic programs for the 21-22 school year.   

     

    Student Parking

    The Process to apply for 2021-2022 school parking is open until August 20th and is completely online. Students  can access the application on the school website in the "Wakefield News" section.  To be eligible for parking, students must:

    • Complete the application online, which includes submitting: 
    • Signed copy of parking rules and regulations sheet
    • Photocopy of driver license
    • Photocopy of registration for each vehicle registered
    • Payment of parking fee (200.00 $)
    • You may be asked to pay any other outstanding school fines. 

    When completed, students will receive a temporary pass with thierr parking space number to be used the first week of school.  Students will exchange it in the front office for a permanent pass during the first week, Either at lunch or after school."

    Contact Mr. Harris if you have questions. charris8@wpcss.net

     

    Senior Pictures

    Senior pictures will take place at our school, in the small gym, from July 26th to July 30th. Strawbridge will be offering formal tux and drape, cap and gown, and inside/outside casual photos this year. Student can sign up by clicking the banner on the school webpage to schedule an appointment. 

    Things to know before you take your photos: 

    • Pricing for photos: Formal/Cap&Gown photo ($19.99) OR all backgrounds ($39.99)
    • Students will have the opportunity to see their photos and choose their yearbook pose at the session. 
    • Senior proofs will be emailed to the email address that they use when they sign up for the appointment. The email will be verified on picture day. If the proofs should go to a parent/guardian, please make sure this is communicated by providing that email address. 
    • Students will have the opportunity to come to any of the high schools that Strawbridge works with this summer if they are not able to make it the week scheduled for Wakefield HS. If you need to schedule for a different week at another school, you can choose one of the alternate sign ups through the school banner link.

     

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  • June 7, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 6/6/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Student Survey

    Parents please have your child complete the student survey developed by the district

    Students can access the survey here:

    College Bound Seniors

    All seniors planning to attend college must send a FINAL transcript to the admissions office of the college they will attend in the Fall of 2021.  For guidance on how to complete this process for both North Carolina and out-of-state schools, please visit the WHS website on the Senior Student Services page.

     

    Senior with Technology Devices

    Attention Seniors. All WCPSS Chromebooks, wifi hotspots, textbooks and other school materials must be returned to the school during exam week. Students will not be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies if these items are not returned.

     

    WCPSS Technology Devices

    Attention Students. All WCPSS wifi hotspots must be returned to the school during exam week. Hotspots will be deactivated June 12th. New hotspots will be distributed to families who need them at the start of the next school year. Students returning to the WCPSS may keep their Chromebook over the summer. Students who are not returning to a WCPSS school must return their device to the media center by Friday, June 11.

     

    Fall Term CCP Classes

    The deadline to apply for Fall semester CCP classes at Wake Tech is June 11th.  If you plan to take classes at Wake Tech in the Fall, you need to apply ASAP.  Email Mrs. Joyner (sjoyner@wcpss.net) if you have questions.  Students who have been accepted to Wake Tech's CCP program:  Make sure you are completing the orientation and registering for your classes. If you need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Joyner.  You will also need to notify your counselor so that we can adjust your class schedule for the Fall.

     

    School Awards Presentations

    Congratulations to all our students who were recognized this week during our 2 Virtual Awards Presentations.  Both the Senior Awards and Underclassmen Awards links are available on the main page of the WHS website.

    Link to Underclassman School Awards Presentation

    Link to Senior Awards Presentation

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  • June 2, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 6/2/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Underclassmen Awards Pickup

    Parents and students, we will hold a drive through Underclassmen Awards Distribution on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00-10:30.  If you were named as an award winner at our virtual ceremony on May 27, you may pick up your certificate in the traffic loop at the main entrance to the school. Hope to see you then! 

     

    College Bound Seniors

    All seniors planning to attend college must send a FINAL transcript to the admissions office of the college they will attend in the Fall of 2021.  For guidance on how to complete this process for both North Carolina and out-of-state schools, please visit the WHS website on the Senior Student Services page.

     

    Fall Term CCP Classes

    The deadline to apply for Fall semester CCP classes at Wake Tech is June 11th.  If you plan to take classes at Wake Tech in the Fall, you need to apply ASAP.  Email Mrs. Joyner (sjoyner@wcpss.net) if you have questions.  Students who have been accepted to Wake Tech's CCP program:  Make sure you are completing the orientation and registering for your classes. If you need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Joyner.  You will also need to notify your counselor so that we can adjust your class schedule for the Fall.

     

    School Awards Presentations

    Congratulations to all our students who were recognized this week during our 2 Virtual Awards Presentations.  Both the Senior Awards and Underclassmen Awards links are available on the main page of the WHS website.

    Link to Underclassman School Awards Presentation

    Link to Senior Awards Presentation

     

    Seniors with school materials checked out

    Attention Seniors.  All WCPSS Chromebooks, wifi hot-spots, textbooks and other school materials must be returned to the school during exam week.

     

    WCPSS Hot spots

    Attention Students.  All WCPSS wifi hot spots must be returned to the school during exam week.  Hot-spots will be deactivated June 12th.  New hot-spots will be distributed to families who need them at the start of the next school year

    Final Exams

    Final Exams starts Wednesday June 2nd. All students who report on-site are expected to attend the full day of school June 2nd and 3rd. Exam specific classes start June 4th. Only students in CTE classes or EOC classes are expected to come on-site regardless of whether they are virtual or not. Please refer to the exam schedule to see when and if your child is schedule to take an on-site exam this week or next week. 

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  • May 24, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 5/24/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Yearbooks 

    The last day to purchase a yearbook is May 25th. You can purchase a book at jostens.com/yearbooks. Yearbooks will be pre-order only this year---we will not be ordering any extras to be sold after delivery. 

     

    Yearbook Delivery

    In order to include all our sports and to cover our transition to in-person instruction, the yearbook will not be submitted until the end of this month. This means that yearbooks will not be available for pick up until August. Parents and guardians will be able to pick up books for graduated seniors. We will send out an email to those who purchased with pick up dates and times once books have arrived on site. 

     

    Final Exams Schedule

    Parents, we wanted to share our Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedule and Memo with you at this time.  Please see the banner page on our school website, as well the Exam Information link under the Academics tab.  

     

    AP Exams

    AP exam administration will begin Wednesday, May 26. Students who test will be provided an excused absence from all classes on the day of their exam. Exams will not be administered on site and are scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Please check with your child to ensure they have downloaded the digital testing app on their testing device. The AP exam and review session schedule can be located on the WHS homepage.

     

    Transportation for the 2021-2022 School Year

    WCPSS Transportation is preparing for the next school year. Please read all the important information below.

    Check Your Transportation Status

    • View your student’s 2021-22 Transportation status via your student’s Homebase/Powerschool account. Sign up for an account at your student’s school. More information on Home Base is available at www.wcpss.net/student-information.
    • Your student’s AM and/or PM transportation codes will display “Y” (yes) or “N” (no) for the 2021-22 school year until routes are posted. Routes usually are posted about 10 days before the start of the school year.
    • If your student’s code is “Y” and your student will be using transportation next school year, no action is required.
    • If your student’s code is “N” and you would like for your student to use transportation next school year, please submit a transportation request.
    • If your student is assigned to a bus but is not a bus rider, please submit the decline bus form at www.wcpss.net/declinebus so that we have the most up-to-date information.
    • If you need further assistance with bus service contact Mr. Cummings. Mr. Cummings may reach at wcummings@wcpss.net or 919.562.3600 x.22232.
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  • May 16, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 5/16/2021 6:00:00 PM

    End of Year Exams

    Parents and Students, as we approach the end of the school year, we wanted to share our exam schedule with you and provide you with some information that will help you prepare for exams.  This information is posted on our school website on the banner and on the Exam Information page under the Academics Tab. If a student cannot take their exam for any reason  during the assigned test time, he or she should set up a time for a make-up test during the testing window. Your child’s teacher is a great resource for additional information about your child’s final exam for their class.

     

    All School Awards Presentation

    WHS will be conducting a virtual All School Awards presentation on May 27th at 6:30pm.  This will be our time to recognize our underclassmen and their achievements for the 2020-2021 school year.

     

    College Bound Seniors

    Seniors -- all students planning to attend college must send a FINAL transcript to the admissions office of the college they will attend in the Fall of 2021.  For guidance on how to complete this process for both North Carolina and out-of-state schools, please visit the WHS website on the Senior Student Services page.

     

    Fall Term CCP Classes

    The deadline to apply for Fall semester CCP classes at Wake Tech is June 11th.  If you plan to take classes at Wake Tech next Fall, you need to apply ASAP.  Email Mrs. Joyner (sjoyner@wcpss.net) if you have questions.  Students who have been accepted to Wake Tech's CCP program:  Make sure you are completing the orientation and registering for your classes. If you need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Joyner.  You will also need to notify your counselor so that we can adjust your class schedule for next Fall.

     

    Senior Survey

    Seniors -- please complete the Senior Survey and the Scholarship Reporting form ASAP.  Links are available on the WHS website under Senior News and Senior Updates.

     

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  • April 26, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/26/2021 7:00:00 AM

    PTSA Scholarship

    1)  The PTSA has voted to extend the deadline for seniors and their parents to join the PTSA and for seniors to apply for one of the PTSA senior scholarships (Academic, Service, First Generation, Community College, Visual and Performing Arts).  

    The new deadline to join the PTSA and to apply is April 30th at 5:00 pm (EST).  A reminder that to be able to submit the scholarship application both the student and at least one parent/guardian must be a member of the PTSA.  The links to join the PTSA and the scholarship applications can be found on the home page of the PTSA website http://wakefieldhsptsa.org

     

    Scholarship Reporting

    2) Friendly reminder to complete the Senior Survey and the Scholarship Reporting Form -- please and THANK YOU:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HxXngSrxAaEDpIFM-_YPTc_t7V3ZAvp0UxirM5gmmnA/edit

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4Wm6ap5WzTkHA4yqb47S-xW4Eactgwo9nGgNSRzaKat0WHg/viewform

     

    PRE ACT

    All sophomores (In-Person and Virtual Academy students) will take the PreACT on Wednesday, April 28, as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  There is no need to pre-register or sign up.  All 10th grade students can take the PreACT for free.  Buses will run that day with a dismissal time of 12:00 pm.  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. There will be a short break, so students may want to bring a water bottle and a small snack.  Students will be required to wear a mask the entire time they are on campus. Please email Amy Russell with questions (arrussell@wcpss.net).

     

    Senior Cap and Gown Photos: Link NOW Available!!

    Cap and Gown photos will be taken on April 30th in the Media Center. If you would like to participate, you can sign up using the link here. You will need to provide your own cap and gown.

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  • April 21, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/21/2021 2:00:00 PM

    Senior Cap and Gown Photos: Link NOW Available!!

    Cap and Gown photos will be taken on April 30th in the Media Center. If you would like to participate, you can sign up using the link here. You will need to provide your own cap and gown, so make sure you have ordered these items from Jostens before the April 22nd pick up date! 

     

    Juniors

    Parents of Juniors - Please tell your student to check their email for an important message from Student Services.  

     

    Ticket Clarification

    We will be sending out a form closer to Senior Day to collect names of who will be using your tickets to the ceremony. The graduation RSVP is simply to collect who plans to walk at graduation in order to get an accurate count to help us plan the ceremonies. Our goal is to give families time to organize their party to avoid unnecessary changes as lists must be accurate.

    Students who have RSVP'd to graduation will be the only ones eligible to get tickets. Tickets will only be available to be picked up at the Graduation Rehearsal on June 7th, which is a mandatory event. 

     

    Jostens Cap and Gown Pick Up

    Reminder that Jostens will be on campus on Thursday, April 22st for Cap and Gown pick up from 2-3 in the building and from 3-4 for curbside pickup. This will be your last chance to pick up your Jostens products before Senior Day. Please make sure you have someone pick up your products, so you are ready for Graduation in June! If you haven't ordered yet, do so TODAY to pick up on Thursday or you pick up will be in May!

     

    Graduation RSVP

    If you haven't already RSVP'd to graduation, please make sure you do so by Friday, April 23! Click here to RSVP

     

    PTSA Scholarships

    PTSA Scholarship Applications are now open to the Class of 2021 and are available on the WHS Website under the PTSA Tab.  $1000 scholarships will be awarded in the following categories: Academic, Activities and Service, First Generation, Community College, and Virtual and Performing Arts.  Materials must be submitted by April 23rd and panel interviews will be after school on May 6th.  Both the senior and parent much be a member of the PTSA.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/12/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Pre ACT

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

     

    YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS

    For students who were unable to make our portrait days this year, the Wakefield yearbook staff is asking each 9th-12th grade student to upload their own portrait photo for use in this year’s yearbook. (You do not need to do this if you did come into the building to have your picture taken with Strawbridge.) Students will just choose an appropriate portrait photo from their camera roll or take one on the spot and upload it through ybkplus.com. 

    Here's How…

    • Have your student go to ybkplus.com on their phone or computer.
    • Once on the site, they will enter their WCPSS student email.
    • A code will then be emailed to them to verify identity.
    • Choose My Portrait, select and crop an appropriate portrait photo, then submit!

    The yearbook staff reserves the right to reject any photo that does not accurately represent the student identified, does not follow proper student dress code and/or does not meet publication standards. 

    Don’t delay! We want to include every student’s portrait in the book.  Due to publishing deadlines, we need all portraits uploaded to ybkplus.com by April 16th


    Thanks for your help!   We’re working hard on creating a yearbook that captures this historic school year.  If you haven’t already ordered yours, you can do so at jostensyearbooks.com.

     

    Cap and Gown Pictures

    Cap and Gown Pictures for Seniors will take place April 30th 2021. More information concerning times and scheduling of Cap and Gown Pictures will be given at the Senior Meeting,

     

    COVID Safety

    Parents please remind your children to keep their mask on all day while at school. Mask should be worn in a manner that covers your child's nose and mouth at all times. Children should also be reminded to wash their hands multiple times a day and stay socially distance whenever possible. COVID is still in the community, only by minding our three "W" will we be able to keep everyone healthy and safe. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. 

     

    Dress Code 

    As we move into the spring and summer the weather will continue to get warmer. Please remind your children to adhere to the WCPSS dress code. All student body parts between shoulders and thighs should remain covered at all times. 

     

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  • March 29, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/29/2021 9:00:00 AM

    Returning to Wakefield 21-22

    Parents if you are not planning on your child returning to Wakefield High School for the 21-22 School Year, please contact Ms. Favors or Ms. Cook at cfavors@wcpss.net or kcook2@wcpss.net 

     

    Senior Info 

    Please take a few moments to watch this link for helpful Senior info:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iWxJi1e1xMHAwDQV9erPsy22Wmqwpflw/view

     

    Pre ACT

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

     

    Plan A On Site Learning

    Earlier this week you received a message about WCPSS transitioning to Plan A where students will be required to come to school every school day starting April 8th at Wakefield High School. Parents if you want your child to come to school everyday and he/she is not in the Virtual Academy you are not required to do anything.

    Parents if you don’t want your child to go to school everyday and your child is not in Virtual Academy you most notify the school by completing, the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    Parents if your child is currently in the Virtual Academy and you want them to return to in person learning starting April 8th please make sure you fill out the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    The link to the Survey is here- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPkCGRebCiQJtR7I0dMutsr4D4GWiciosc-_cO5VEmgfU9-A/viewform​​​​​​​

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  • March 26, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/26/2021 7:00:00 AM

    TRANSITION TO PLAN A

    Earlier this week you received a message about WCPSS transitioning to Plan A where students will be required to come to school every school day starting April 8th at Wakefield High School. Parents if you want your child to come to school everyday and he/she are not in the Virtual Academy you are not required to do anything.

    Parents if you don’t want your child to go to school everyday and your child is not in Virtual Academy you most notify the school by completing, the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    Parents if your child is currently in the Virtual Academy and you want them to return to in person learning starting April 8th please make sure you fill out the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    The link to the Survey is here- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPkCGRebCiQJtR7I0dMutsr4D4GWiciosc-_cO5VEmgfU9-A/viewform

     

    Senior Video Bulletin

    Seniors, please be sure to check your school email this weekend for a video bulletin from Student Services.  Topics covered include Wake Tech upcoming events, Scholarship updates, and Google Form surveys that need your attention and completion.  

     

    Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

    The AP testing schedule is posted on the WHS homepage. You can view the schedule under Wakefield News.

     

    Student Accountability and Health Protocol Form

    Students who are returning to the building for in-person instruction are required to submit this form. Completed forms may be emailed to ctorres@wcpss.net, or returned to the student’s Period 1 teacher. Additional information can be found on the Student Accountability and Health Protocols webpage.

     

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Wakefield High School will host parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, April 14. Teachers will be available from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Additional information will be posted on the WHS homepage by March 26.

     

    Pre ACT

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

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