Principal's Message

  • October 18, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/18/2021

    College Application Week

    College Application week begins tomorrow, October 18th and runs through Friday, October 22nd at 5pm. During this week, select colleges and universities in North Carolina will waive application fees, allowing students to apply for free. If a college is not participating in College Application Week,  seniors can reach out to their counselor to request an application fee waiver if the cost presents a hardship.

    Student Services is hosting several workshops this week for seniors to get help with applications, essays and financial aid.  It's not too late to sign up! There will also be two Google Meet help sessions for parents on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9am to drop in with any application questions. 

    Parents and students can visit the WHS homepage and click on the Countdown to College announcement in the banner section to sign up for sessions and find the Google Meet links. 

     

    Make Up Picture Day 

    Make up pictures for Underclassmen and Seniors will take place on October 20th in the media center. Underclassmen will take pictures between 7:30-10:30AM. Virtual Academy students are welcome to come during these times to be photographed.

    Seniors will receive passes with appointment times listed for this day.

     

    Parent/Teacher Conference Night

    Please mark your calendars for our Parent/Teacher Conference Night scheduled for Thursday, November 4, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Parents can schedule appointments with their child’s teachers to discuss their child’s progress through Quarter 1. Details are posted in the banner section of the WHS homepage. This will be a virtual event.

     

    End of Quarter 1

    This is a reminder for all parents that Quarter 1 will close Monday, October 25.

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  • October 11, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/11/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Parent Teacher Conference Night

    Please mark your calendars for our Parent/Teacher Conference Night scheduled for Thursday, November 4, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Parents can schedule appointments with their child’s teachers to discuss their child’s progress through Quarter 1. Additional details will be posted on our homepage later this week. This will be a virtual event.

     

    End of Quarter 1

    This is a reminder for all parents that Quarter 1 will close Monday, October 25.

     

    College Application Week

     The Countdown to College, sponsored by CFNC, is underway! This year, College Application Week is Oct 18th - Oct 22nd. During this week, select colleges and universities in North Carolina will waive application fees, allowing students to apply for free. If a college is not participating in College Application Week,  seniors can reach out to their counselor to request an application fee waiver if the cost presents a hardship. 

     Next week, CFNC will host seminars on Financial Aid, FAFSA, and Residency to help students prepare for College Application Week. Learn how Financial Aid works and chat live with Financial Aid administrators. To register for a seminar, go to www.cfnc.org.

     Finally, parents and students can now view the Wakefield High School Financial Aid presentation, which is posted to our website. On the WHS homepage, go to Quick Links and look under "Senior News".  

     

     Class Shirts

     Class shirts are on sale online through Tuesday, October 12th. You can purchase the shirts through the online payment portal on the school website. Just go to the Students or Parents tab and click on "Online Payments". Once you have paid, you can put in the sizing information at bit.ly/shirtwhs. 

     

    Homecoming 

     Homecoming week will be October 12th-15th. This year's theme is Movie Mania! Be on the lookout for our spirit days on social media and on the school website. The Homecoming Game will be Friday, October 15th at 7 PM against Millbrook. 

     

     Make Up Picture Day

     Make up pictures are scheduled for October 20th. Photos will be taken in the Media Center. 

     Any senior who missed the summer sessions will be assigned an appointment time and provided a pass for that time. Men will need to wear a white undershirt; the tux will be provided. Women will need to have a spaghetti trap tank top to wear under the provided drape. There is no sitting fee. 

     Underclassmen who were absent on the original picture day will be sent down during their 1st and 2nd period classes to take their photo. Virtual Academy students are invited to come to school to take their photo between 7:25 and 10:30 AM. You will need to report to the Media Center for your photo.

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  • October 4, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 10/4/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Parent Update 10-3-21

    UNC System Virtual Open House

    The UNC System is excited to be hosting the second annual UNC System Virtual Open House for students and families!  During the week of October 4th, a series of four virtual sessions will be presented.  This year current students from each university will share about their college experience and answer questions live. Registration is required. To register, please go to www.northcarolina.edu and search for "virtual open house".

     

    Grades For Virtual Academy Classes

    For our VA students and Parents, Powerschool will not display grades for NCVPS courses. Grades can be viewed in Canvas under the grades page of the course. Parents should ask their child for the teacher's name and reach out to the teacher to be added as an observer on Canvas.

     

    CCP Classes Wake Tech

    Students who missed the Career and College Promise Information Session held by Mrs. Joyner on Wednesday can find the recording under the NEWS section of our website and on the link here: https://create.piktochart.com/output/54486749-my-visual

     

    COVID Updates

    Due to a problem with the supply chain, our stock of styrofoam cups is running low. We encourage all students to bring an individual water bottle to campus daily. This practice is another preventative measure that will slow the spread of COVID. Parents, who are willing to donate, may do so by dropping cups off in the main office.

    Parents and students are asked to contact Mr. Cummings, wcummings@wcpss.net, if they are exposed or test positive for COVID-19.

     

    National Art Honor Society

    There will be a National Art Honor Society membership meeting Thursday, October 7 in room 304 at 2:30pm.

     

    Athletic Picture Day

    Please review the following Link for information about athletic team picture day taking place Monday October 4th.

     

    PTSA

    Parents, in order for Wakefield High School to provide all the resources and opportunities your child needs to be successful we need your assistance. The best way to assist us is partnering with the school to stay in the know. Wakefield High School's PTSA provides a forum for parents to meet with school officials monthly and work with them to meet the needs of our children. Even if you can't attend the monthly meeting please consider joining. Joining the PTSA is just a click away. Please use this http://wakefieldhsptsa.org/index.html

     

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  • Sept. 27, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 9/27/2021

    CCP Spring Semester

    There will be an Information Session for Students Planning on taking Career & College Promise courses for the SPRING semester on Wednesday, September 29th at 9:00 in the media center.  Mrs. Ansbacher will make an announcement to send those students down and they do not need to sign up in advance.  This session is for NEW and RETURNING CCP students.  Mrs. Joyner will also be recording the session for students who are unable to attend.

     

    Science Olympiad

    The Wakefield Science Olympiad team will be holding an interest meeting Sep 29 at 2:30 in room 204. See Mrs. Stiles or Ms. Stanek if you have questions.

     

    FCCLA Membership

    Interested in FCCLA but missed the interest meeting, check out the website for all the information you need! Make sure you fill out this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoEprjBKauF-1-kyLHM__UN1cGuON4kOXGDGuMiAgZc6SgPQ/viewform and pay your dues to be a full member!!

     

    Book Club & Creative Writing Club

    Are you interested in either or both of our literary clubs?   Please fill in this https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZBgmgUCRKL8fAvK0BVMq9Ab1tfUbwgL3jCnrkrtEtNFRr5w/viewform ASAP and we will get back with you about our meetings.  Our Kick-Off Meetings for Newcomers are:  Wed. the 22nd for BOOK CLUB and Wed. the 29th for CREATIVE WRITING Club.  These meetings start immediately after school until 3:30.  

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  • September 13, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 9/13/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Parent Update 9-12-21

    Virtual Senior Parent Meeting

    Senior parents: please join us for a virtual senior parent information session hosted by Student Services on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Two sessions are scheduled for 9am and 6pm. Both will cover information on graduation, college admissions and other important senior information. Please plan to attend only one session as Google Meet has a limit on capacity. Links to each session will be posted on the Wakefield Homepage on Monday, September 13, 2021. 

     

    Meet the Teacher Night Feedback Survey

    We would like to thank all of you who participated in last week’s Meet the Teacher Night.  Please complete this survey to provide us with feedback regarding this event.   

     

    Student Devices

    Wakefield High School has over 700 Chromebooks to distribute to students. We highly encourage all students to pick up, or exchange, their device in the media center this week. All unclaimed devices will be returned to the WCPSS distribution pool.   We encourage all students whether they have a devise or not to get a WCPSS issued Chromebook because of the compatibility with the platforms we are using as a district.  Those receiving a school-issued Chromebook must complete and submit a Student Device Program Agreement form.  This form can also be found on the WHS homepage under the Quicklinks section.  Students who need hotspots may contact Ms. Claudia Collins at cncollins@wcpss.net

     

    Bell/Lunch Schedule

    A slight change to our bell schedule will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021. We will begin to dismiss students with an off-campus pass five (5) minutes earlier than normal. The slight adjustment to the lunch schedule will be explained to students with off-campus lunch passes on Monday.

     

    PSAT/NMSQT 

    Wakefield High School will offer the PSAT/NMSQT in-person on October 13, 2021 at 7:30 am.   Unlike last year, we will no longer be restricting participants to students in the 11th grade.  However, the PSAT/NMSQT contains problems with Algebra I and Geometry concepts. Therefore, students that have not successfully completed Math 1 should consider not registering. 

    The PSAT/NMSQT allows 11th grade students the opportunity to potentially qualify for a National Merit scholarship if they receive a very high score (generally the top 1%). For this reason, WCPSS is offering the test free of charge to those students with a weighted GPA of 4.3125 or higher.  The PSAT will be $18.00 and must be submitted prior to testing.  Please complete the link for registration found on the school website homepage in the banner by September 10, 2021. 

     

    Yearbooks and Senior Ads

    Yearbooks are on sale, for the lowest price of the year, until September 24, 2021! You can purchase a book online at jostensyearbook.com and selecting Wakefield High School-Raleigh as your school. You can also purchase a recognition ad for your senior with the same link. 

     

    Underclassmen Picture Day

    Picture day for 9th-11th graders will take place on September 15, 2021 during 1st and 2nd period. More information can be found

    here: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/whsyearbook/news

    Yours,

    Malik Bazzell, Principal

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  • August 29, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 8/29/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Parent Update 8-29-21

    Meet the Teacher Night/ Open House

    Parents, the Fall 2021 Open House us schedule for September 9th starting at 6:30 PM.  It is highly recommended parents/guardians access teachers’ rooms using their child’s WakeID account. We look forward to seeing everyone next Thursday evening. The proposed schedule is below, however it's subject to change. More information will be sent out via school messenger before the actual event.

    6:45-6:55pm Period 1

    7:00-7:10pm Period 2

    7:15-7:25pm Period 3

    7:30-7:40pm Period 4

    7:45-8:00pm “Missed Someone” Period

    Please access your child’s schedule through PowerSchool. Parents/guardians without PowerSchool access may contact their child’s counselor. Parents/guardians may contact Ms. Cook, at kcook2@wcpss.net, if they need to create or reset their PowerSchool account.

     

    School-Issued Chromebooks

    VA students who missed device pick-up may pick-up a Chromebook in the WHS Media Center from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Other students will receive their device over the next few weeks.  Students are welcomed to use their personal device if they choose.  However, we encourage all students whether they have a devise or not to get a WCPSS issued Chromebook because of the compatibility with the platforms we are using as a district.  Those receiving a school-issued Chromebook must complete and submit a Student Device Program Agreement form.  This form can also be found on the WHS homepage under the Quicklinks section.  Students who need hotspots may contact Ms. Claudia Collins at cncollins@wcpss.net

     

    COVID-19 Updates

    Please review the latest updates regarding COVID-19 by clicking here.  Students are required to wear masks inside the building at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.  Masks are optional if outside.  Parents may contact Mr. Cummings with COVID related questions.  Mr. Cummings can be reached at 919.562.3600 x22232, or wcummings@wcpss.net.

     

    Parent Information Night Feedback Survey

    Parents who participated in our information night on Thursday, August 19, are asked to complete the following survey.  The survey will be posted on the WHS homepage by Tuesday, August 24.  This will assist us in planning future events. 

     

    Campus Beautification Efforts

    Due to an issue with our school lawn care service, we are asking parents and community members to help assist until the company is able to return to taking care of our facility.  If you or someone you know has a mower and is willing to help the school grounds continue to look good for our students in the interim, please contact our athletic director Chancey Wolfe.  You can email him at cwolfe@wcpss.net.  

     

    Carpool and Student Pick Up and Drop Off

    Parents if you are new to Wakefield High School and you are dropping your child off in the morning or picking them up after school, please review the following link concerning carpool procedure. https://www.wcpss.net/Page/3515. Additionally, for the safety of everyone  it is important that you only use designated areas for student drop off and pick up. Please don’t use the Handicap Loop in front of the school, the Wakefield Bus Parking Lot or the Middle School Staff Parking Lot to drop your children off in the morning. It is causing safety issues for both students and staff. 

     

    PSAT/NMSQT 

    Wakefield High School will offer the PSAT/NMSQT in-person on October 13, 2021 at 7:30 am.   Unlike last year, we will no longer be restricting participants to students in the 11th grade.  However, the PSAT/NMSQT contains problems with Algebra I and Geometry concepts. Therefore, students that have not successfully completed Math 1 should consider not registering. 

    The PSAT/NMSQT allows 11th grade students the opportunity to potentially qualify for a National Merit scholarship if they receive a very high score (generally the top 1%). For this reason, WCPSS is offering the test free of charge to those students with a weighted GPA of 4.3125 or higher.  The PSAT will be $18.00 and must be submitted prior to testing.  Please complete the link for registration found on the school website homepage in the banner by September 10, 2021. 

    Yours,

    Malik Bazzell, Principal

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  • August 1, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 8/1/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Looking for Information for the School Year?

    Our website is a great place to start. We have lots of information there to get you started for the school year. Check back frequently as information is added daily for the upcoming year.

     

    Technology Help

    Students can get technology help on our website in order to claim their WakeID and begin the process for accessing our technology apps and platforms.

     

    New To Wakefield?

    We will hold a New Student Orientation for grades 11-12 on August 23rd at 1:00. Students will have the chance to tour the school, find their classrooms, receive key information, and meet staff and students. No reservation is required. Look forward to seeing you then!

     

    Virtual Academy Students

    Information will be shared soon regarding access to learning platforms, daily schedule, etc. Class schedules for Virtual Academy will be available the week of August 17th.

     

    Meningococcal Vaccination Requirement:

    By NC law, all seniors are required to get the 2nd dose of the Meningococcal vaccination. This applies to seniors that are yearlong virtual and in-person. The deadline to get this vaccination is Monday, August 16, 2021. Updated immunization records must be submitted by Monday, August 16th. An appointment card will not meet the requirements. You can email the immunization record to Ms. Favors at cfavors@wcpss.net or drop it off at the school from 7am to 3pm. If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Favors by email or phone at 919-562-3600.

     

    Class Schedules

    Class schedules will be available in PowerSchool the week of August 17th in PowerSchool. The Course Change request period will be from August 18th-245th. The form will be posted on the website in the Student Service section beginning August 17th.

    Yours,

    Malik Bazzell, Principal

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  • 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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