Principal's Message

  • January 12, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 1/12/2020

    Winter Formal

    Mark your calendar for the Snow Ball Winter Formal Dance on Saturday, February 15th from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online on the school's website through February 7th or purchased on February 6th or February 11th during all 3 lunches in the commons, cash only. Outside date forms are available to pick up in the front office starting Monday!

    School Registration

    Attention Parents and Students: In preparation for our upcoming Schoolwide Registration Process, Wakefield High School will host our Curriculum Fair on Thursday, January 30th from 6-8 PM in the Commons Area. This is an opportunity for you and your student to receive information and answers to questions, that you may have, about courses that your student is interested in taking next year. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

    Scholarships

    Seniors, please continue to check the Scholarship Tab located on the Student Services Website under the college link on the left of the page. The scholarship listing is updated as new scholarships are made available.

    Stunt

    Due to the Exam Schedule, the STUNT interest session will be moved to January 29th. Still during the first part of SMART Lunch, in the Collaborative Space. Please see Coach Mitchell in Room 2300 if you cannot attend and are interested.

    Exam Exemption POLICY

    All classes are required to give a final assessment that will account for 20% of the student’s weighted grade for the semester. All instructors in a PLT will give the same final assessment to all sections of the course. Exams will be given in one of the following formats: EoC, NCFE, VOCAT, traditional test, performance assessment or summative project. Details on the format of the final exam will be included on the course syllabus. For students who are not taking a course with an EOC, NCFE or VOCAT exam, all absences count in the exemption total except for approved school sponsored activities and college visits.

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

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

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

    “C” average with 1 or fewer 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.

    Early Release During Exam Week

    Any student not scheduled to take two exams during final exam week and would like to be released early from school should download the early release permission letter from the Wakefield High School website or pick it up from Student Services. Letters must be turned in to the Main Office and signed by parents to provide students permission to leave school early during exam week.

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  • January 5, 2020

    Posted by Emily Scales on 1/5/2020

    Partial Day Schedules

    Attention Seniors:  Student Services will begin accepting applications for Partial Day for 2nd semester beginning Monday, December 16th through Friday, January 10th.  Applications will be available in Student Services.  Submitting a request does not guarantee a schedule adjustment due to class sizes. 

    Schedule Change Request

    The Schedule Change Request will be available online from Monday, December 16th through Friday, January 10th.  All request must be submitted online.  Counselors will not accept emailed request for schedule changes. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee a schedule change.

    Exam Schedule

    The Final Exam Schedule can be found on the WHS website. Please review the exam schedule because depending on the classes your child is assigned; they may not have to come to school each day of exam week.

    Exam Exemption POLICY

    All classes are required to give a final assessment that will account for 20% of the student’s weighted grade for the semester. All instructors in a PLT will give the same final assessment to all sections of the course. Exams will be given in one of the following formats: EoC, NCFE, VOCAT, traditional test, performance assessment or summative project. Details on the format of the final exam will be included on the course syllabus. For students who are not taking a course with an EOC, NCFE or VOCAT exam, all absences count in the exemption total except for approved school sponsored activities and college visits.

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

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

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

    “C” average with 1 or fewer 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.

    Early Release During Exam Week

    Any student not scheduled to take two exams during final exam week and would like to be released early from school should download the early release permission letter from the Wakefield High School website or pick it up from Student Services. Letters must be turned in to the Main Office and signed by parents to provide students permission to leave school early during exam week.

    Academic Grades

    Parents we have two weeks left until final exams and the end of the 1st term. Please check Power Schools consistently to ensure your child is on track to meet passing requirements for the classes they are currently enrolled in.

    Attention Seniors

    Reminder that your Senior fee is due by Jan 30th and can be paid online through the school's website. Currently 70% of the Senior class has not paid their fee. Starting Feb 1st, the fee will go up $5

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  • December 8, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scales on 12/8/2019

    Practice ACT Participants

    Juniors who participated in the practice ACT on 11/16, are invited to a score interpretation night on Tuesday, Dec. 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the auditorium. You and your parents can come and receive your test scores and learn about ACT resources and test taking strategies that can help you improve your scores for the actual ACT you will be taking on February 25th.

    ACT Accommodations

    Students taking the ACT at Wakefield High School on February 25, 2020 who want to utilize their accommodations outlined in their educational plan will need to submit a consent form.  This consent form can be found on the Wakefield website.  The form needs to be submitted to the testing coordinator, Amy Russell (arrussell@wcpss.net), by January 3, 2020.  Without the submitted consent form, approval for utilizing accommodations will not be granted by ACT.  This is the first step in the accommodation approval process.

    Fiesta Latina

    We are having a Latin party here at Wakefield High School. This event is hosted by all three Wakefield Schools. Come dance salsa, merengue, bachata, eat food, face painting, crafts, break pinatas, and play bingo. For our Spanish speaking families, we have interpreters and information to get connected to Wakefield. We hope to see you here Wednesday December 11, at 5:30 PM

    Class Rings and Senior Products

    Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, December 11th during lunches in the cafeteria lobby to deliver class rings that were ordered in the fall. Your ring must be paid for in full in order to receive it Wednesday, December 11th.  December 11th will also be the final day for Seniors to place their order for senior products during lunches in the front lobby. A $60.00 dollar deposit is needed to place the order.

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  • November 24, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/24/2019

    Check in/Check out procedures

    Wolverines, I wanted to remind the community of our check in and check out procedures. Students who are arriving to school or coming back to school need to check in at the attendance office. A student cannot get an excused pass from the attendance office without a parent note or escort. Students checking in without a parent or note will be considered skipping. Attendance is important, and knowing where your students is, is important to us, and a priority. Thank you for ensuring we support students are on time and where they need to be. 

    STEM Educators

    If you are a Wakefield HS Senior interested in teaching in a STEM or Special Education licensure area, the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program may be a good fit for you.  You can receive up to $4,125 per semester for eight semesters, while you are studying at a premier education preparation program in North Carolina.  Visit www.ncteachingfellows.com to learn more.

    Teacher Cadet

    Seniors interested in becoming a Teacher Cadet for second semester have until Tuesday, November 26th to apply.  The Teacher Cadet class is an honors level course.  You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and no major discipline issues.  Applications are available in Student Services.  See Mr. Douglas if you have any questions.

    Accommodations on the ACT

    Students taking the ACT at Wakefield High School on February 25, 2020 who want to utilize their accommodations outlined in their educational plan will need to submit a consent form. This form needs to be submitted to the testing coordinator, Amy Russell (arrussell@wcpss.net), by January 3, 2020.  Without the submitted consent form, approval for utilizing accommodations will not be granted by ACT. This is the first step in the accommodation approval process.

    WorkKeys

    NCDPI has selected a group of senior students to take the ACT-WorkKeys exam.  This year Wakefield will be testing these students December 2-5, 2019 in the media center lab starting at 7:30 am.  ACT WorkKeys is part of our school's testing accountability and MANDATORY for the selected students.  Students will receive a pass for the day they are selected to test. 

    Live Stream Athletics

    Wakefield Athletic events are now available via Live Stream through NFHS Network. We also get up to 30% back on all subscriptions! Click the link & watch the video for more info. https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/news_article/show/1066165 

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  • November 17, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/17/2019

    Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference

    Sophomores, each year Wakefield High School selects one sophomore to attend the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership conference and serve as our HOBY Ambassador. This is a 3-day leadership program held at NC State University, if you would like more information or an application, please see Mr. Walker in Student Services.

    Sport Medicine Team

    Our Sports Medicine Team has 5 openings for winter sports. Students must be in good standing with grades and have transportation to and from school in the evenings to participate.

    Winter Coats

    Note In the Pocket helps Wake County Schools with clothes for our families in need. This year they are partnering with Macy's and Soles4Souls to give away 2500 coats for Macy's "Share the Warmth" program! If you or someone you know needs a winter coat this season, PLEASE see Ms. T in Student Services.

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  • October 27, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 10/27/2019

    Practice ACT

    The Practice ACT Test is offered to current 11th grade students, and will be administered on Saturday, November 16th at Wakefield HS. This will be an opportunity to practice and prepare for the ACT Exam that is scheduled to be given to all 11th grade students on February 25, 2020. Please visit the WHS website to register for the Practice ACT. Registration closes on Friday, November 8th. Note that transportation will not be provided by WHS for the Practice ACT. Check-in will begin at 7:30am and the Practice Test will begin promptly at 8am. The Practice Test is 3.5 hours long.

    Mistletoe Market

    Wakefield High School Annual Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair will take place Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. The Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair is Wakefield High School PTSA's largest fundraiser. Each November, the entire school is transformed into a magical holiday craft fair. This is a fun event filled with crafts, holiday merchandise, and food. We have some incredible vendors from all over NC that purchase tables to sell their items. Proceeds from the sale of the tables go directly to our school's programs. Make sure you come out and join us.

    Report Card Pick up Night

    Early report card pick up is scheduled for Thursday November 7th from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Parents can click on the Report Card Pick Up banner on the WHS website to schedule a conference with any of their child’s teachers. Parents can only schedule interviews the night of the event if one of their child’s teachers has an open appointment. Open appointment times will be publicized.

    Drivers Ed

    The November Drivers Ed class starts on Tuesday, November 5th, at 2:30 in the Media Center. Rosters are posted outside Student Services and room 2314. See Mr. Tharrington with any questions about Drivers Ed.

    Cheatham-White Scholarship

    Any senior interested in the Cheatham-White Scholarship Program at North Carolina Central University must be self-nominated or nominated by a school staff member. Nominations for eligible candidates will be accepted until November 15th. See Ms. Ansbacher if you have questions about the process or visit scholars@nccu.edu for more program information.

    AP Exam Registration

    Attention Parents: if your child is enrolled in an AP Course this semester, please make sure that they register to take their AP Exam by October 28th. The student must register to take their AP Exam through their College Board Account.

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  • 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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